Best Freebees

Discussion in 'Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)' started by josejherring, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    I love BFD. Still, I'll give this AD a run to see how it compares. :)
  2. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Whoa, Addictive Drums is excellent! Looks like I'll have to crack open the credit card and pick up this baby. Thanks for the tip, Jose!

    BTW, I noticed that there are no fills in their beats. Are there any in the full version, I wonder?

    [edit] Oops. Maybe not! I think I'll update to BFD 2 instead!:
  3. OP

    josejherring Senior Member

    Whoa! BFD2 looks amazing!! Wow, glad I didn't pull the trigger on the full version of AD. Either way I don't think you can do wrong.

  4. david robinson

    david robinson Senior Member

    AD is very good, we agree.
    why aren't they producing a slew of add-ons? seems like they are in trouble?
    hope not.
    love to hear more sample done their way.
  5. nikolas

    nikolas Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Some weird (but awesome) stuff from member Pingu (Dave Mayson)

    For Kontakt2 but with the wav files along, for anyone to use.

    Bowed Cymbals
    Prepared piano
    Wirly Tubes
    Bowed Xylophone
    Water Cymbals

    I found them highly useful to various production ideas.
  6. Niah

    Niah Senior Member

    Aug 16, 2004

    Great stuff Nikolas ! Thank you for the heads up.
  7. David A

    David A Active Member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Some great stuff. Thanks Jose!

    Dave A.
  8. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Free excellent-sounding amp sims from software magician Chris at Airwindows. Bad news: they're Mac-only. Cabinets will be coming later, probably in a few months, but I'm not sure if they'll be free as well. Anyhow, check out these babies by downloading them here:

  9. Moonchilde

    Moonchilde Senior Member

    Oct 4, 2006
  10. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    PC-only. Sniff. :cry:
  11. Moonchilde

    Moonchilde Senior Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Sorry, forgot to mention that. Yes, it is VST only and doesn't have it's own UI. It uses your host's UI.

    Its a nice little plug, has 2 amps and 2 stomp boxes. They're working on a vintage suite, have no idea what it will be, but I'm going to guess it will be very small and have a microscopic memory footprint.
  12. Ashermusic

    Ashermusic Senior Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    Los Angeles
    AD and BFD2 both sound great but AD is just so much nicer to use.

    Ass for the add-ons they will come but they are a small company. I don't use it for loops as I have Stylus RMX and Ultrabeat for that but for realistic drums sounds it is great. I am enjoying the Retro Pak for 60s-70s sounds. The only ting I am really missing is a brush kit so I still use Battery 2 for that.
  13. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    ****Note: Mac-Only****

    Interesting and useful free audiounit plug-in for... taking notes! Surprised no one thought of this before. I've tested it in Logic 8 and it works like a charm. Check it out by downloading it here: ... 569#339569
  14. Elfen

    Elfen Active Member

    A free wave editor with some batch processing, Vst support, real time effect processing. Seems really good at first glance.

    Windows only ~o)
  15. OP

    josejherring Senior Member

    I started this little sticky and then completely abandon it. Sorry about that.

    Here we go:

    Bad ass little delay plug in that's good for all sorts of sound design fx as well as straight up delays. You lose a little gain with this plug so you'll have to follow up with Free G from Sonalksis to get the gain back. Here's the link to both.

    Here's a whole bunch of instruments. Some good. Some bad. Some really bad. I use the 808 and the 909 rhythm machines a bit for electronic and for drum replacement. Helps to run it through some analog gear like a preamp for authenticity:

    Though not free the demos can be used in these plugins off line on short loops and stuff. If you press the preview in Cubase the Hipno plugins go through a short second of noise then it works. I often use them to process loops or pads that are less than a minute long. Same goes for the Devastator plugin

    I have more. Stay tuned.
  16. erockrazor

    erockrazor New Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    Check out this reverb vst. Has a fair amount of parameters and can sound fairly decent. Don't think this has been mentioned yet in the thread but I do think it's relatively popular.

    For the sake of contributing, here is a free vst website along with the ever so popular KVR. I'm sure there's some applicable effects and VI's on these sites but I'm sure there's plenty that you'd have a hard time throwing in the mix. But in the end, it depends on what sounds good to you at what time.

    Good luck! Eric
  17. Pzy-Clone

    Pzy-Clone Senior Member

    May 20, 2008
    I dont think this was mentioned yet:

    Supposedly this site intends to let you set up and sell your own samples online, or give them away.
    Theres a whole bunch of free kontakt 2 sample sets, and some of the are quite good and unique as well.

    check it out:
  18. _taylor

    _taylor Active Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Upright Piano (pre 1900)

    It comes in 2 flavors, soft and normal. While the soft is only 1 velocity, I think it's one of the best free sounding pianos I have found yet. Delicate and soulful.

    Some other freebies as well on their website.
  19. billval3

    billval3 Active Member

    Nov 18, 2006
    Check out the Kore Player if you haven't already. It's a nice little plugin and comes with 50 patches. Now they've added (for a limited time?) a free Compilation "soundpack" which gives you 100 patches based on 12 of their add-on libraries.
  20. kgdrum

    kgdrum Senior Member

    Apr 11, 2005

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