Moderator: Capt. Black

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BY bobiron
#603848
Looking for free instrument plugins, particularly piano, electric keys, brass and strings. I not expect there to be anything free really, I expect you need to pay to get good ones. Does anyone have the same need or can recommend something to look at please?
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BY bender
#603851
Depending on the format you could try MDA plugins (although I think they tend to come bundled with apps like Reaper from memory).
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BY bobiron
#603856
Thanks Ben, I have Tracktion 2, and there were some MDA plugins with that from memory. I use Reaper these days, although I love Tracktion and have been tempted to go back to it with Tracktion 5.
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BY Capt. Black
#605909
For those of us who are (and those of you who should be) fans of Stillwell Audio plugins: I have just spotted that they have finally all been updated to 64bit versions. WOOHOO!!!

http://www.stillwellaudio.com

Particular favourites are the Bombardier and Rocket compressors, the 1973 EQ, the Event Horizon soft clipping plugin and the Transient Monster plugins.

They were semi-free licenses ie. They had a nag screen when you launched them but were otherwise unrestricted and fully functional. I'm pretty sure they still wrk that way.

Bloody good stuff!
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BY bobiron
#605941
Thanks Captain, their prices are fairly cheap...if you use Reaper, which I do. I try some of their stuff out.
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BY moliere
#605942
Love stillwell/schwa stuff. Some excellent plugs there. I heavily use Major Tom, The Rocket, CMX, Event Horizon, Bombardier, Olga, and quite like 1973 every now and then.
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BY Capt. Black
#605970
bobiron wrote:Thanks Captain, their prices are fairly cheap...if you use Reaper, which I do. I try some of their stuff out.


Yes very cheap. And well worth it.
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BY Headless
#616869
Hey guys, here's another Christmas freebie from Native Instruments - Replika Delay Effect

REPLIKA packs two professional quality delays and a powerful diffusion algorithm into a sleek, streamlined interface. Simple to use with a resonant filter and classic phaser built in, REPLIKA is a versatile delay for anything from subtle slapback to warped sheets of noise.


Happy Holidays 2014

Grab it while it's free because after 31st Dec they will be charging £44 (or whatever that is in NZD). Also comes with free NI voucher worth ~£22

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BY bender
#616871
Softube have just released AU and VST versions of Saturation Knob.

http://www.softube.com/index.php?id=satknob

I've been using this heavily for sound design for the last year or so, but it's really cool on musical sources too. Even just a hint of it can do really cool things to your recordings, particularly if you use just a wee bit on every component :geek: 8)
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BY druz15
#616876
Yes stoked at the stilwell updates, loved their stuff back on 32bit logic
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BY bender
#626504
Another free one from SoundToys- Little Alterboy saturation and pitch/formant shifting:

https://www.soundtoys.com/sxsw2015/&rc=409-6338-737

The saturation/distortion section of this is absolutely awesome, but the pitch and formant shifting is really cool too.

NOTE: You need an iLok account, but not an iLok dongle. You can authorise it straight to your computer. 8)
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BY bender
#654023
Dredge for a big freebie:

http://www.pro-tools-expert.com/home-page/2015/9/11/uvi-offering-digital-synsations-free-worth-199-value-for-two-days-only?mc_cid=4a9263ed67&mc_eid=472fcaa969

UVI are giving away their Digital Synstations bundle which is four classic digital synth emulations. It will work on any platform and sounds awesome.

If you're not familiar with UVI they make some of the richest sounding synth emulations and sample banks out there. Their Mellotron is an absolute work of art.
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BY Bg
#654024
Ta :)
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