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Studio Support Gnome
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FREE mac Plug ins....
      #237065 - 15/01/06 07:19 PM
Thanks to forum member "Bazza" for posting a link to this site in the MRT section.

it's so useful i thought we'd sticky it here.




http://www.dontcrack.com/freeware/software.php/id/7037/audio/Plug-ins/plug ins/AU/

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #237267 - 16/01/06 04:52 AM
Hi. Link above didn't work for me...

Some AU ports here: http://apulsoft.ch/freeports/index.php


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: TTN]
      #237366 - 16/01/06 11:13 AM
for me it works fine

thanks : it's a great link !

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #237403 - 16/01/06 12:16 PM
Excellent link but can anyone recommend any programs from the list? I don't want to go down the route of overloading myself with stuff I'm not gonna use...


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #239595 - 20/01/06 12:48 AM
Very good of people to mention these. One which I've picked up on; mentioned on the forums previously by Max and others - definitely worth a download is Ohmforces frommage. And the stratergy works. I'm very tempted by their product line some excellent stuff. So there's one recommendation Another Nick.
Thanks anyway for the site posts. Best wishes.


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: phantomfield]
      #239664 - 20/01/06 09:16 AM
I don't think Frommage is available as a free download anymore. They have a demo, or you get it as part of their bundles, but not on it's own. Shame - it's great.


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: AnotherNick]
      #239883 - 20/01/06 02:32 PM
If you are looking for free software for multitracking and the like on a Mac go with Ardour(http://www.ardour.org)

Also with ardour you get access to the LADSPA plugins from Linux, while not being great they are pretty well all free(I cant think of any for pay, though I dont think anything is stopping them from releasing commercial plugs) and some of them are useful. The packages for them I believe can also be found from ardour's website, going through the download page.

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: AnotherNick]
      #240834 - 22/01/06 02:53 PM
Quote AnotherNick:

Excellent link but can anyone recommend any programs from the list? I don't want to go down the route of overloading myself with stuff I'm not gonna use...




Haven't tried the Mac versions yet but some of those plugs are available for PC and I've used them... The Digitalfishphones plugins are excellent. As is Izotope's Vinyl. Smartelectronix offerings are variable but mostly very good and useful suff.


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #240863 - 22/01/06 04:09 PM
It's a good link for me but i'm on OS9!!!

Anyone got any? Ive got my DP plug-in's, and a couple of free VST one's the Macs previous owner left with me (he went to PC - the traitor!), tho I cant run them as I dont have a wrapper.

Speaking of VST wrappers, are there any free ones of those knocking about for OS9?

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #242604 - 25/01/06 12:05 PM
2 of the best free plug-in instruments, new versions:

The excellent Automat - AU only

and Crystal - now a Universal Binary for IntelMac's . . . VST/AU, and also OS9 and Windows VST versions.


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #242674 - 25/01/06 01:45 PM
Anyone know any sources of free plug-in's for OS9 MAS at all?

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #250319 - 08/02/06 05:49 PM
After spending months perfecting my acoustics and "breaking in" my monitors and diamond plated cables (gold is for sissies) I have fallen in love with...

Chip 32 and Decimator.

Seriously - absolutely awesome plugins.


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Andreas Bygdell]
      #250382 - 08/02/06 07:27 PM
Decimator is good, so is the betabugs(sp?) chorus - really instant. And actually daHornet is kind of fun for a vi.

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #250940 - 09/02/06 04:45 PM
Great link, thanks...

Been using Fish Fillets for a while, top stuff.

Spent a week trying a few new ones off this site- so far I'm loving the Wavebreaker (insane/experimental distortion effects); the Supatrigga (slices audio and rearranges/reverses/slows it); just started using Meringue (delay/feedback effects). They've all inspired me to write some quite different-sounding stuff: can't really ask for more than that...

Going to check the Chip32 and Decimator next...

Anyone got any tips for interesting/weird analogue-style delay plugins?


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #266996 - 13/03/06 01:45 PM
Supatrigger - awesome! But makes my Live crash sometimes!
Anyone know of a free or cheapish compressor with side chain input?

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: hadey]
      #293513 - 08/05/06 07:15 PM
I'm playing my LP through a Zoom G2 directly into Logic using Ohmforces "Predatohm" and also the PSP Vintage Warmer plug-in... an awesome heavy "Tube Sound"...

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #312563 - 17/06/06 08:04 PM
Any chance of a sticky thread announcing intel mac compatible releases too????


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: jacqueslacouth]
      #322848 - 11/07/06 08:19 AM
is there mac version of the PhaseBug??? or any plugin that does the same thing for mac. Its just a phase shifter controlled with a 360 degree wheel. It'd help me fixing phase problems that aren’t exactly 180 degrees out of phase


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #324129 - 13/07/06 02:32 PM
Anyone know of a decent free enhancer plugin? Never thought to investigate these things before...

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #327468 - 20/07/06 09:11 PM
Remedy - new free synth VST/AU

Checking it out now

Download here


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Studio Support Gnome
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Re: FREE mac Widgets of real usefulness! new [Re: blueintheface]
      #328791 - 24/07/06 10:36 AM
Thanks to user r.strefford for posting a link to this....

Henry Bourne's Audio Tool Widgets

what a useful thing eh??


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #336492 - 09/08/06 03:46 PM
These are probably featured in some of the SOS articles, but in case some of you didn`t know there are free ver nice featured demos (no time limit..) I thought I`d post this here:

http://www.masseyplugins.com/

Massey makes exellent plug-ins

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #354819 - 17/09/06 06:16 PM
Does anyone know of a good Universal binary distortion plugin?


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #358302 - 25/09/06 01:57 AM
well i know about these plug ins from dont crack, so i was not completely over the moon, anyhow, having become a recent convert to the MAC, i want really some advice, i have always used cu base on my pc. i now want to try out some other software, but not buy just now, does anyone know of any where to get hold of some software much the same as cubase, or indeed a version of cu base i could use meanwhile, as i am rather lagging and dwelling on this one, and i fear i will have to purchase cubase again, which terrifies me. Any advice on a good program, well, i would be seriously grateful!


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #358721 - 25/09/06 06:07 PM
I think this would be more appropriate on another thread, but you should contact Steinberg and ask about a cross platform copy of Cubase. Also, Apple has a demo version of Logic for download. It is here: http://www.apple.com/logicexpress/trial/

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #366785 - 12/10/06 08:29 PM
Free Plugin from Sonalksis


click here

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: AnotherNick]
      #382175 - 17/11/06 07:28 PM
hey,

I use the Fish Fillets package quite often and they are rather good, hope that helps.


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #382360 - 18/11/06 11:01 AM
I'd second that.

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #382387 - 18/11/06 12:57 PM
http://www.ultimatesoundbank.com/demo.html

Very usable sounds for a demo - already used 2 on a track now out on an ambient album, within a week of downloading! Workstation sounds - quality programming. AU, VST, RTAS, MAS.


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New Limiter AU Plugin new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #388285 - 01/12/06 07:26 PM
http://yohng.com/w1limit.html

Claimed to sound like clone of Waves L1!


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Re: New Limiter AU Plugin new [Re: Mightywight]
      #388326 - 01/12/06 09:11 PM
Quote Mightywight:

Claimed to sound like clone of Waves L1!




I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or not

Thanks for contributing!


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Re: New Limiter AU Plugin new [Re: Frank Eleveld]
      #388510 - 02/12/06 11:30 AM
Haven't tried it yet and I've never used the Waves L1 either...

There are also some free OS X VST instruments on the same site - various piano modules and a bass. They aren't editable and I've only heard the Windows version, but free is free...


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: H Man]
      #423631 - 20/02/07 10:42 AM
Quote Muzzlebogan:

Does anyone know of a good Universal binary distortion plugin?




Audio Damage Fuss Plus:

http://www.audiodamage.com/index.php?cPath=2


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #438036 - 23/03/07 06:40 PM
Be aware that some of these AUs won't be validated under the latest (10.4.9) version of OS X - da Hornet & SupaPhaser are among them.


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #450175 - 21/04/07 01:59 AM
That list is awesome! I've been compiling a list of some of my favorite freeware effects and instruments here:

Free Stuff

It's all stuff that's on the dontcrack list, but maybe it'll narrow down the process of weeding through it (though that's half the fun sometimes).

For any newbies out there I've also posted a couple blogs about installing and using freeware plug-ins here:

My Blog/Podcast

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #459598 - 12/05/07 05:15 PM
This may sound like a dumb question however how do you get the plug in to show up in Pro Tools after you have downloaded them?

I download them and they don't show up. I tried putting the little icon into the Pro tools plug in alias folder but that didn't work either. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: Studio Support Gnome]
      #459624 - 12/05/07 06:25 PM
All the freebies I've had for Pro Tools have had an installer that does the lot. Make sure the plug is UB if you've got an Intel Mac, as PPC plugins just won't show up.

Sorry if you know this, but Pro Tools LE/M-Powered will only accept RTAS plugins, not AU. You can select to filter to RTAS plugins on Don'tCrack.


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Re: FREE mac Plug ins.... new [Re: jjboogie]
      #459634 - 12/05/07 06:54 PM
you need the right sort of plug in.... the majority are AU "audio units" for Logic .... for PT you need RTAS plug ins, or you need Fxpansion's VST to RTAS wrapper./


you can;lt just dump them in a folder and expect them to work if they're not RTAS plugs.

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Re: New Limiter AU Plugin new [Re: Frank Eleveld]
      #474941 - 20/06/07 11:28 AM
I've been using this limiter quite a lot and I find it neutral and unobtrusive. Suits my purposes quite well.


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Re: New Limiter AU Plugin new [Re: Mightywight]
      #474942 - 20/06/07 11:29 AM
Thought I'd better repeat the URL!

http://yohng.com/w1limit.html

Edited by Mightywight (20/06/07 11:29 AM)


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