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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby The_BPP » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:43 am

sdalek wrote:Hi- not sure if anyone has mentioned this one yet, but I really rather like the E-phonic tape delay. I've used it for a few things and it seems to make a track sit nicely in a mix.
http://www.e-phonic.com/plugins/tapedelay.php

+1 For that - it sounds as good as line 6's delay modelling unit (can't remember what it's called), that I USED to use.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Simoon » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:01 pm

Hey there,

this is obviously going to be a very popular and resourceful sticky.

However, would it be possible to recode this so that only links and a description are posted? These could then instantly be ordered into alphabetical order. That way there wouldn't be any doubling up of links and it would be easy to navigate.

I know it's a hassle for a free resource so understand if it doesn't happen, it's just that the reason you gave initially was to avoid confusions etc.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:25 pm

Sorry Simoon - I don't think recoding is feasible, and part of the charm of personal recommendations is the useful comments that posters add about why they like it, how they're using it, and so on.

If at some point I find myself with several hours and no deadlines to meet, I'll see if I can pull out all the links and put them into one vast list, but I somehow doubt that this will happen :beamup:


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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Mike L » Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:11 pm

VSTi:

Free EMU Proteus VX -can be downloaded directly from EMU site or from here:
http://en.audiofanzine.com/s/emu/download-proteus-vx-for-free/

Free Native Instruments KORE Player with 300MB sound content
can be downloaded from here:
http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=koreplayer&L=1&ftu=a3eb04b79ef3c01
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Nagger - free utility for PC work-a-holics

Postby Phil Tipping » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:45 am

Here's one you may need after reviewing all these other free programs....
It's called Nagger and is a serious attempt at trying to reduce the genuine health & safety problem with computer over-use (coincidentally mentioned in a radio news item today).
Ideal for any work-a-holics; I know how difficult it is to drag yourself away from the computer when you get engrossed :x

It basically reminds you to take a rest from the computer after a certain period. It's very easy to use; no bells and whistles but it does the job effectively.

The default settings are as recommended by Health & Safety (10 minute rest period every hour), but you can configure it how you like. You can override it if you really must (some deadlines just can't be ignored), but it makes you feel guilty of the dangers as you have to type in one of the over-use symptoms ;)

Screenshots, more details & download (free) are on the Freebies/Software section of www.philizound.co.uk

Hope you like it.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Rod Staples » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:02 am

You seem to have all the music ones covered.

But it has always annoyed me not being able to see the seconds on the clock, and the date as well for that matter (that tooltip only works sometimes).

The solution is: TClockEX
http://www.rcis.co.za/dale/tclockex/
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Wossname » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:41 pm

Martin Walker wrote:
JonasNorberg wrote:I would recommend Helix from audjoo.com it's way powerful and pretty popular too. And I created it :)

www.audjoo.com/Helix.html

Welcome to the SOS Forums Jonas!

Thanks for the link - we don't allow advertising here, but as your VSTi is freeware it would be churlish of me to remove your post ;)


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Churl away. from the website:
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Trial Version Limitation
* Occasionally Random Pitch (about 13 notes every 400 notes played)
* Occasionally Ring Modulated Noise (about 5 sec every minute)
* No saving
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This would not count as "free" in my book.
More like "very annoying".
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby distaudio » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:25 am

Not sure if anyone has posted this link. But it contains alot of well known compressor and EQ clones

http://antress.webng.com/
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:39 pm

wossname? wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:
JonasNorberg wrote:I would recommend Helix from audjoo.com it's way powerful and pretty popular too. And I created it :)

www.audjoo.com/Helix.html

Welcome to the SOS Forums Jonas!

Thanks for the link - we don't allow advertising here, but as your VSTi is freeware it would be churlish of me to remove your post ;)


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Churl away. from the website:
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Trial Version Limitation
* Occasionally Random Pitch (about 13 notes every 400 notes played)
* Occasionally Ring Modulated Noise (about 5 sec every minute)
* No saving
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This would not count as "free" in my book.
More like "very annoying".

I suspect this was free when it was first posted wossname, but at $149 it certainly doesn't qualify any more, so I've deleted those posts.


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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Andras » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:05 am

dickiefunk wrote:Check out Organised Trio at www.soundfonts.it .! The best free hammond clone out there. They also have a great Leslie sim called Mr McDonald. These combined have now repalced NI B4 in my studio. Also, as mentioned by another poster they have an awesome Fender Rhodes called Mr Ray 73 and a Wurlitzer called Mr Tramp! These ( along with Ticky Clav a superb free Hohner Clavinet ) have replaced my NI Elektrik Piano!!! Awesome stuff!!!!!!!!

I totally agree with this statement. I love these VSTi. Check them out!
I also know and have tried NI´s Elektrik and B4, and I prefer the sound af the freeware.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby blazinrachel » Wed May 20, 2009 3:39 pm

wow... nice resources... thanks for sharing it with us...

i've bookmarked it so i can check it later.

Thanks again.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby _Nuno_ » Sat May 23, 2009 12:00 am

thought I should mention this thread in KVR here:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=251401&sid=11ab2d93060169ede3fb450e8303287e

It's a collection of VSTi's of the analogue emulation type which is very nice. There's even a mellotron type of thing.

Apparently they were supposed to be a commercial release but ended up being given away for free by the developer.

I only had a chance to play 10 minutes with these yesterday but they sounded very good to me.

There's a link at around page 4 or 5 to a zip file with all 10 dll's.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby Neon Dark » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:38 pm


How about a monophonic version of the mighty moDular G2 from clavia

http://www.clavia.se/products/nordmodular/demo.htm

its limitations claim to be that one note at a time can be playeD whereas 32 with its harDware counterpart, plus its only one part multitimbral with the harDware @four part, miDi out anD auDio in DisableD, also a couple of moDules have been removeD,

clavia claim; "In our view, only hardware can offer rockstable and trouble free operation in a 'single box solution"

I wonDer?
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby dickiefunk » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:06 am

PC users MUST check out Bootsies vst's!!!!

These IMO have raised the bar for free vst fx and many commercial vst fx!!!!

Just check out Density mkII bus compressor, Epicverb, BootEq, Tessla Pro + many other!!!

http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Postby dickiefunk » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:09 am

dickiefunk wrote:PC users MUST check out Bootsies vst's!!!!

These IMO have raised the bar for free vst fx and many commercial vst fx!!!!

Just check out Density mkII bus compressor, Epicverb, BootEq, Tessla Pro + many other!!!

http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/

I'd love to here what Martin thinks of these!
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