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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby artifus » Tue May 03, 2011 6:57 pm

redtron - nice sounding free mellotron vsti i recently stumbled upon using samples taken from a 1973 Mellotron M400S

http://sites.google.com/site/artifakelabs/
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby AndersKarl » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:06 am

I also used Buzz and thought that was quite good.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Ash55 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:48 pm

Thank you very much for all these useful recommendations in this thread. I didn't know that there exist so many free programs out there which are good and useful!
Does they also work for a mac book? Because sometimes I work on my mac, because I'm not a windows fan, but because of several reasons I have both.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:55 pm

Hi Ash!

There's a similar thread entitled 'FREE mac Plug ins' here:

www.soundonsound.com/forum/showflat.php ... ber=237065


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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby BJG145 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:09 pm

Zebralette is now freeware.

http://www.u-he.com/cms/zebralette
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Matias Endoor » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:47 pm

I don't know if somebody has already said :

DBLUE GLITCH - very good vst for glitch effect
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby lucartl » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:13 pm

Hi everybody,

I am going to try to give my humble advice..... www.optostudio.wordpress.com
Midi Stripper and wav file stripper..... to eliminate all the information data from those two types of files.
Or somebody said already?!
Bye
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Kadman » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:58 am

I apologize for this unnecessary message but I want to thank Martin and all of ya'll for contributing to this thread. It has helped me a lot. Thanks for starting this Awesome Thread. :)
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:44 pm

Our pleasure I'm sure 8-)


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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Resonator » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:07 am

Voxengo OldSkoolVerb has been updated to version 2.
It's an excellent freebie. Voxengo
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Resonator » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:10 am

Klanghelm DC1A is a new freeware compressor.
A nice little freebie :D
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:37 pm

Hi Resonator!

Yup - I downloaded that DC1A a couple of days ago and was impressed 8-)


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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Resonator » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:56 pm

DC1A is nice.I look forward to trying its big brother DC8C when it's released ;)
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby The Telenator » Sat May 19, 2012 11:22 am

I mainly want to hop on here right now and post a warning about a couple of constant problem download-hosting websites. Beware of BrotherSoft, softpedia, and to a lessor extent cNet. These sites are the ones that try to get you to download the wrong software, such as PDF editors, agree to participate in their other schemes, fill out surveys, and generally harass and waste your time -- and they also sometimes bundle unwanted software with your desired download. You can avoid installing bad software by very carefully declining the various extra bits during the wizard installs of the software you truly want, but it's a very clever con, so do be careful. I don't know how much this still goes on, but they also used to secretly install spyware on your computer during some installs, too. They will host a plugin designer's product for free or on the cheap, because they make so much sponsoring these other causes I have mentioned, and that is why some reputable people still use them to host their product downloads. I suspect a few are unaware of the extent to which these companies abuse people seeking a good software. There are a couple of other bad sites, too, but these are certainly the worst offenders. I always say, attempt to download from the original location whenever possible or use those sites you know to be trustworthy. I hope to save others from the trouble I and friends have had when we started out searching for free software. Also, any time a website you are unsure of insists on sending you a 'download manager' first to help you get what you were originally after, then a red flag should go up in your mind. A small few download manager setups are innocent, but usually these 'managers' are employed so they can take you back to a website and cause you to download more than you bargained for! Happy hunting!

You all have some nice ones listed on this thread, quite a lot I rarely see included on the common hangouts for all things VST, such as the KVR site.

I'm not at my usual location right now so can't post links, but I'll try to return soon to do so. Meanwhile, unless I've missed it on the pages I've scanned here already, I've seen no mention of Sir Elliot. Until I get the link up, you can search using VST and his name. They are all freeware and there are very many. He specialises in plugins primarily designed for mastering. I've got about 10 of them and use them extensively. They are solid, very stable and thoughtful builds -- Sir Elliot VST Plugins.

Oh, here it is -- I've found it: Sir Elliot Plugins

Finally, the wonderful Kjaerhus, designer of their Classic Series of the standard assortment of effects plugins, has recently closed up shop. This series of nine is great for beginners on up to advanced, because they are sturdy, easy to use, and deliver acceptable-to-excellent sound. The links to the original locations for these have all gone dead, including the company's page. However, these were always offered as freeware under the common license and they still are -- if you can locate them. You will find the bundle of 9 currently hosted here (scroll down to top of grid boxes): Acoustica Downloads Page Note that this page can be a bit tough to connect to; their server seems to act up at times, but keep trying, as the link is good as of this post. Cheers!
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby mick.n » Sat May 19, 2012 2:39 pm

USB Driver View

Shows what usb device is connected to which hub/port & also history of connections with date, etc. Any device can be uninstalled & history cleared.

Interestingly, it shows my Emu 0404USB as being a USB 1.1 device. :headbang:
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby alexis » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:23 pm

A youtube site describing some freebies, I can't vouch for any of them personally. Am actually trying to get my head around why a meter needs to "process" my audio rather than just display data (Vintage PSP highlighted in the video).

Nice thread, this one!
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby alexis » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:58 pm

alexis wrote:A youtube site describing some freebies, I can't vouch for any of them personally. Am actually trying to get my head around why a meter needs to "process" my audio rather than just display data (Vintage PSP highlighted in the video). Edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1oAiB2C4NU&feature=g-hist

Nice thread, this one!

Whoops - forgot to put the link, sorry!
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby yofiel » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:00 pm

chazz wrote:Synthfont is one of my favorites since its both a VST plugin and selfstanding. Dont forget http://www.audiomastermind.com/browse-free_vst_plugins-5886988-1.html

+1. A search for keyword 'delay' returned >400 links!
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Marjeda » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:58 pm

I downloaded this freeware sampler the other day, and seems decent so far

http://www.tx16wx.com/
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby lingyai » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:58 pm

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