Best Freebees

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

  1. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

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

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

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    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!: http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=53&tab=148
     
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    josejherring

    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.

    Jose
     
  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.
    DR9.
     
  5. nikolas

    nikolas Senior Member

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    Some weird (but awesome) stuff from member Pingu (Dave Mayson)
    http://www.cgempire.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2431

    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

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

    David A Active Member

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    Some great stuff. Thanks Jose!

    Dave A.
     
  8. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

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    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:

    http://www.airwindows.com/f/Amps.dmg

    8)
     
  9. Moonchilde

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  10. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

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    PC-only. Sniff. :cry:
     
  11. Moonchilde

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    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

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    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

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    ****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: http://www.bigbluelounge.com/forums/vie ... 569#339569
     
  14. Elfen

    Elfen Active Member

    http://www.wavosaur.com

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

    Windows only ~o)
     
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    josejherring

    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.

    http://www.e-phonic.com/plugins/retrodelay.php
    http://www.sonalksis.com/index.php?section_id=99

    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:

    http://rekkerd.org/dsk-vsti/

    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

    http://www.cycling74.com/downloads/hipno
    http://www.d16.pl/index.php?menu=183

    I have more. Stay tuned.
     
  16. erockrazor

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    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.

    http://www.dasample.com/index.php?show=glaceverb

    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.

    http://www.vstplanet.com/
    www.kvraudio.com

    Good luck! Eric
     
  17. Pzy-Clone

    Pzy-Clone Senior Member

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    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:

    http://www.sampledump.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1
     
  18. _taylor

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    Upright Piano (pre 1900)

    http://www.soundbrewer.com/downloads.php

    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

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    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

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