Best Free Software for Making Music

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    It is starting to chill down here in the northern hemisphere. Using this software will warm up your room as well as your tracks as fall and winter fast approaches.


    X-TUBE

    X-Tube is a FREE Microsoft Windows VST plugin that simulates tube amplifier saturation effect.
    VST plugin can be used in Microsoft Windows 32/64bit (XP SP2 or later, Windows 7,8 etc) OS with any VST DAW.
    FEATURING:
    • Type of vacuum tube for simulation - 12AX7.
    • Mono, Stereo, Quadro and 5.1 audio track support.
    • 64-bit floating point processing.
    • Easy to use and operate.
    • Zero latency processing.
    • Works with any samplerate and blocksize.
    • 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x oversampling mode.
    • IIR-type 3 Band equalizer with ±12dB range.
    • Separate adjustment of drive and bias.
    FEATURING:
    • 12 Factory presets.
    • 8 User presets.
    DOWNLOAD X-TUBE FOR PC VST 32-BIT (0.3MB)
    DOWNLOAD X-TUBE FOR PC VST 64-BIT (0.4MB)
    DOWNLOAD X-TUBE USER MANUAL (0.1MB)

    http://www.xeniumaudio.com
     
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    http://klirrfactory.com/product/klirrfactory-filta-free-vst2-vst3-au-plugin/

    FILTA

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    Description
    FILTA is free VST2/VST3 Plugin (AU is on the way) by KlirrFactory.
    FILTA is a stereo doubly-resonant Lowpass Filter based on the work on Will Pirkle. For more information check the Link

    This special fun with this filter is to have 2 resonant frequencies (instead of one). So – give it a try and have fun!
    I’ll upload a demo video later on.And now – get it and have fun!

    Windows 8.1 or higher
    macOS 10.13 or higher (lower versions not tested yet)

    Installation:

    Unzip plugins to your VST and VST3 folder.

    Made with RackAFX.

    VST is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
     
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    Any similar on mac?
     
  4. Unfortunately, no. Sorry, Bro. Their links only offer PC.
     
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    MPS – short for "Musical Parameter Synthesizer" – is a polyphonic software synthesizer plug-in for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU). It is written in native C++ code for high performance.

    The aim of MPS is to create sounds fast and easy using a small intuitive set of parameters without bothering about the technical details.

    MPS is the collaborative work of Wolfgang Kraus @wkreativ.at (idea+GUI concept) and Björn aka Full Bucket (DSP+GUI+patch programming). Read more about the background of this project in the user manual!

    The main features of MPS are:

    • Unconventional sound creation approach
    • Fast & easy editing using just a few "musical" parameters
    • Straightforward user interface
    • 64 voices polyphony
    • MIDI Learn – all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC
    • Double precision audio processing
    • Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32 bit and 64 bit)
    http://music.fullbucket.de/mps.html
     
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    https://mathaudio.com/thd-meter.htm

    MathAudio THD Meter VST/AU
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    • Measures Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) in sound cards, speakers and headphones.
    • Applies matched filters for maximizing the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in the presence of additive stochastic noise.
    • Supports microphone calibration files.
    • Supports full range of sample rates from 44.056 kHz up to 384 kHz. All sample rates are supported without resampling to avoid any possible loss in accuracy.
     
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    https://www.soundemote.com/labs
    THIS GUY IS AMAZING:
    https://hearthis.at/2434161/

    Rhythm and Pitch Generator


    v0.0 updated on October 1, 2018
    Description
    Features
    Requirements
    RaPG is an analog-style arpeggiator that can be run at audio rate for a quirky sound generator or locked to a tempo to generate inspiring melodic and rhythmic phrases based on a seed-based random sample-and-hold.

    Features Robin Schmidt's TriSaw morphable oscillator which can be morphed (not crossfaded!) into tri, saw, square, sine, anti-sine, and everything inbetween, giving tones that range from chiptune squares to warm analog saws.

    • Featuring Robin Schmidt's TriSaw morphable oscillator which can be morphed (not crossfaded!) into tri, saw, square, sine, anti-sine, and everything inbetween, giving tones that range from chiptune squares to warm analog saws.
    • Use the MASTER RATE knob to increase the arpeggiator to insane speeds or slow it down for dying-battery fx. There is an option to have the rate also control pitch for this very effect!
    • Set clock dividers to various desired beat patterns and let RaPG arrange them into a series of rhythms.
    • Manually select notes in time using the OCTAVE OFFSETknob allowing you to perform your arpeggio.
    Windows
    • 64-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista
    • 32-bit: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP
    • VST host
    Mac
    • OS X 10.7 or higher
    • VST host
    • AU is coming soon.


    Subscribe to download:
     
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    https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_FreeAmp/

    With version 1.1, you can also load your own impulse responses (IR): add your favorite cabinet, microphones & room setup and feel at home!



    "The free guitar amp simulation plug-in"
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    Blue Cat's Free Amp is a free guitar amp simulation plug-in offering three amp models created with the acclaimed Blue Cat's Destructor amp simulation modeler.

    Inspired by legendary guitar amplifiers from the real world, the included "classic clean", "classic drive" and "modern drive" amp models cover a wide range of guitar amp tones, from clean vintage sounds from the early days of electric guitar to modern high gain metal tones.

    Operating the plug-in is extremely simple: load it in your favorite host application, choose a preset or an amp model, and play! Like with a real guitar amp, you can tweak the frequency response with the included EQ and adjust the amount of drive - but watch out, it goes to 11!

    With version 1.1, you can also load your own impulse responses (IR): add your favorite cabinet, microphones & room setup and feel at home!

    Last but not least, this plug-in is entirely free: no registration required, no dongle, no newsletter... It's just 100% free!

    If you are looking for a more powerful guitar and bass amp simulation modeler, check out Blue Cat's Destructor. For a complete amp simulation solution with built-in effects, check out Blue Cat's Axiom.



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    Price: Freeware
    Typical applications: Guitar amp modeling for clean, crunch or heavy distortion tones.

    Destructor dynamic distortion and amp modeling engine.
    • Load you own cabinet or reverb impulse responses to add color to the amp simulation.
    • No latency.
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    • Available as: Mac-AAX, Mac-AU, Mac-VST, Mac-VST3, Win-AAX, Win-VST, Win-VST3, Win x64-AAX, Win x64-VST, Win x64-VST3.
    • Native DSP code for optimal performance.
    • Full MIDI control and automation support with silent, zipper-free parameters update, advanced response control and MIDI Learn.
    • No CPU load on idle: when the plug-in is fed with silence, the processing smoothly shuts down, to optimize the CPU usage of your Digital Audio Workstation.
    • Customizable user interface with transparency management and zoom.
    • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plug-in with absolutely no noise.
    • Undo/Redo.
    • Full featured integrated presets manager.
    • Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances using the system clipboard.
    • Any sample rate supported.

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      • Load your own cabinet and reverb impulse responses.
    V1.0 (2018/07/10)
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    https://cilassound.weebly.com/?fbclid=IwAR0AgIv_ksoHJiZj2X_a2-Ff-73TAdFth5qviMnsn_OODBlxA5iqMSI1S7s

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    INNOVATIVE DRUM SAMPLER AUDIO PLUGIN INCLUDING SAMPLE PACKS.

    Cila's Drum Sampler is a VST audio plugin which offers up to 16 samples to be played at the same time, where each sample can be processed and edited separately. Tools like EQ, Reverb, Distortion and much more are available. Displays and meters are present for easier monitoring of any of the changes.

    There are sample packs included with plugin, where every pack consists of 16 wave samples.
    Before extracting .zip file, read and follow the instructions carefully.

    Download Cila's Drum Sampler - 64-bit version


    Download .Zip

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    Hello everyone! I have joined this group earlier this and now time came for my first post.
    I have worked on developing an audio plugin by myself as my bachelor's project and now I have finished it. It is a drum sampler with 16 drum pads where you can upload .wav or .aiff samples up to 10 seconds long. Each sample can be separately processed with EQ, filters, reverb, distortion, bit depth and vinyl crack effect. It also has a couple of displays where you can check out spectrum of a sample, filter responses etc. There are a RMS and peak meter also.
    A couple of sample packs are included with plugin.

    I have made a simple website so you can download the files from there, it is uploaded on my google drive.

    The link is: https://cilassound.weebly.com/
    You can find it under Plugins submenu!

    It would mean a lot to me if you would download it and try it out, say what do you think, what do you like and what you dont like report if you find some bugs. There is 64 bit version and I have tested it only with Ableton. I really look forward for your help with this. [​IMG]:)

    Enjoy using it, and make some nice beats! Have fun!"
     
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    https://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/henry-f

    NEBULA - Henry-F Free
    HENRY-F INDUCTOR-BASED RESONANT FILTER is part of the brand new MetaWare series of Acqua/Nebula libraries for N4 by SoundDrops . It includes a High Pass and a Low Pass filter which are entirely based on real inductors. Essentially it is the filter section included in its bigger brother, HENRY-Q (which also includes 2 filters, 4 eq sections and a transformer-coupled germanium stereo pre-amp stage).

    Both the High-Pass and Low-Pass filters in HENRY-F have a 12dB/oct. slope with a continuous frequency control; they also display a unique feature, rarely found in other devices: a continuous Resonance control that adjusts the amplitude of an additional peak located near corner frequency, from 0 to a maximum of +3dB. It's a very effective sound-shaping tool.

    One of the advantages of Acustica’s technology is that it allows to design and build processors whose realization would be quite impractical in the analogue domain. HENRY-F is a case in point, in that it includes a couple of inductor-based filters which offer a continuous control both for frequency and resonance, with a constant and predictable action throughout the range.

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    MetaWare – Augmented Reality Acqua Libraries
    MetaWare = “Beyond the Hard/Software”. A series of Acqua/Nebula libraries for N4 by SoundDrops based on an innovative concept. Proprietary hardware processors are specifically conceived, designed and built from the ground up with the creation of N4 libraries in mind.

    Great care then is taken during the sampling and deconvolving process. Thanks to Acustica’s innovative technology, each aspect of the device’s behavior (frequency and phase response, harmonic and dynamic action and so on) can be separately sampled and then reassembled in an optimized form. The final outcome is a series of extremely clean and noiseless vectors, as it is easily apparent from the resulting response plots.

    This procedure allows the creation of virtual machines that would be plainly impossible (or, at least, extremely unpractical) to build in the real world; a series of consistent and dependable digital processors that yet retain all the great sonic traits of real world analog hardware, down to the tiniest detail.

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    Mandatory requirements
    In order to use products from the official 3rd party developers:

    - It is mandatory first to install either N4 Player or N4. Only after this it will be possible to proceed with the installation of 3rd party products.
    - Please don't install both versions of N4 - use only one of them to guarantee a proper functioning of the products!
    - Please make sure that you use an up-to-date version of N4 or N4 Player (at the point of this release N4 is version 1.1.011).
    - N4 FREE and N4 Player cannot coexist.

    Use our new application Aquarius - (see the User Guide in Aquarius page) to complete the procedure of installation and authorization; 3rd party developers products are only available on Aquarius.

    HENRY-F IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN AQUARIUS!

    Contact info
    Mail me at [email protected]



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    http://spek.cc

    Spek – Acoustic Spectrum Analyser[​IMG]
    Spek (IPA: /spɛk/, ‘bacon’ in Dutch) helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram. Spek is free software available for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X.



    Features
    • Supports all popular lossy and lossless audio file formats thanks to the FFmpeg libraries.
    • Ultra-fast signal processing, uses multiple threads to further speed up the analysis.
    • Shows the codec name and the audio signal parameters.
    • Allows to save the spectrogram as an image file.
    • Drag-and-drop support; associates with common audio file formats.
    • Auto-fitting time, frequency and spectral density rulers.
    • Adjustable spectral density range.
    • Translated into 19 languages.
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    spek-0.8.2.zip (8.35 MiB)
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    Spek is free and open source software licensed under GPLv3. The project is written in C++, the code is available on GitHub.

    Report bugs and request new features on the issue tracker.

    Translation is done via Transifex. Don't hesitate to translate Spek into a new language or to improve existing translations.

    Mailing lists
    spek-announce: A low volume mailing list with release announcements and other project updates.
    spek-translators: Discussion and questions about translating Spek.
    spek-users: User questions and community support.
     
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    https://www.boomlibrary.com/free-sfx-cinematic-horror-ck/

    FREE SOUND EFFECTS OF THE MONTH
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    CINEMATIC HORROR CONSTRUCTION KIT - FREE SOUNDS
    CINEMATIC DARKNESS is destined to be the key library for your next dark movie, trailer or game project. It keeps ready mad noise terror, evil screams, weird glitches and much more gloom in an instant.

    PROPORTION OF FREE SOUNDS IN THE FULL LIBRARY: 1,81%

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    Cinematic Horror Construction Kit is the perfect toolkit for designing:

    ambients, drones (organic and synthetic), human sounds, impacts (e.g. guitar distortion, creepy clangs, smacks and thunks), metal impacts, metal squeaks and scrapes, rises, instruments (e.g. piano, violin, wine glass), metal scrapes, metal squeak, vocals and vocal choirs (breaths, laughs, exhales, screams – male and female), wood creaks, groans and more!

    GET THE FREE FILES
    BUY THE WHOLE PACK
     
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    TX16wx Software Sampler 3.0 (free) [version 3!!!!!]

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    Base features



      • Re-sizable, flexible GUI
        • Full Undo/Redo support
        • Built-in file browser with sound playback and wave/program preview
        • Fully skinnable
        • Program icons
      • Dual playback engine
        • Direct from disk – supports massive sample sizes
        • RAM playback – sample accurate loop modulation
      • Unlimited multi-timbral operation
      • 128 voice polyphony
        • Two 6/12/24 dB resonant filters per voice
        • Low-, high, band- and all-pass
        • Notch, peak, low- and high shelf
        • Two sync-able LFO per voice
        • Two Modulation Envelopes per voice
        • Three Step Sequencers per voice
        • Modulation matrix with 16 modulation slots per voice
        • Three-way cross modulation (variable modulation strength)
        • Variable keyboard scales
        • Multiple trigger modes
        • Mono/Poly/Legato operation
        • 8 choke groups per program
        • Per-sample loop start/end/direction modulation
        • Polyphonic glide
        • Multiple glide modes
        • Polyphony limit per channel
        • VST micro tuning support
      • Built-in sample editor
        • Automatic Loop Slicing + slice mapping
        • Actually Samples!* Record audio straight into the sampler from host (Requires routing/input capable host).
          • Built-in MIDI generator and automatic sample cutter for quick re-sampling of external or internal content
        • Automatic pitch detection
        • Loop tools
          • Loop auto detector
          • Loop overlay
        • Non-destructive, interactive loop cross fading
        • Multiple loop definitions per wave
          • Individual loops for sustain/release per mapping
        • Trim, cut, duplicate
        • Pitch detection
        • Normalize
        • Reverse
        • Tempo detection
      • Graphical keyboard mapping editor
        • Automatic sample layout
        • Flexible drag & drop-based group edit
        • Cut&paste or drag and drop move and copy between groups and programs
      • Quick select of sound data via MIDI
      • Drag & drop of samples/programs/performances/banks
      • Multiple outputs
        • 12 Stereo outputs, 8 of which can be switched to mono
        • Individual output mapping for key groups (drums)
      • 16 mappable controllers for modulation
      • 128 mappable VST parameters for modulation
      • All sound parameters can be automated or mapped to MIDI controllers
      • Preview loaded programs and samples in your song before loading
      • Reads multiple sample and bank formats
        • WAV/AIFF/AIFC
        • SoundFont 2
        • SFZ Files
        • Logic EXS
        • Akai AKP
        • Ogg Vorbis
        • FLAC
        • REX/REX2
        • Typhoon compressed AIFC files
        • Original Yamaha OS Wave files
      • 100% documented XML-based sound file format
        • Anyone can write conversion tools.
      • Saves data in DAW project directory
      • Low CPU usage
      • Fully native, optimized for SSE2.
      • Multi platform
        • MacOSX 10.7+ AU/VST2 (64bit)/VST3 (64bit)/AAX
        • Windows 7+ VST/VST3/AAX support
      • 64-bit support
      • Nice sound!
    https://www.tx16wx.com/
     
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  18. I still can't watch scary movies. When I was a kid "watched" most of Jaws, Planet of The Apes (really spooked me when the Gorillas came riding in the first time on horseback) and just about the complete Exorcist movie with my eyes closed. I won't be downloading these sounds any time soon, thank you!
     
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    https://www.xivero.com/rma/

    RMA – ROOM MODE ANALYZER

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    The Room Modes Analyzer (RMA) offers an easy check of the most important acoustic listening room properties without the need for an expensive measurement microphone.
    It calculates equalizer parameters to be used for room modes compensation.

    WHAT ARE ROOM MODES AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

    Each listening room is a confined space where sound waves with a frequency below the so called Schroeder Transition Frequency (STF) become standing waves creating room modes. For small rooms that STF can be as high as 500Hz, whereas in regular listening rooms the transition happens below 250Hz.

    The main timbral changes are caused by wave acoustic effects (room resonances) below the STF. Above the STF sound waves propagate in an optical manner, just reflecting of the walls, similar to light beams reflecting in a mirror, causing comb filter effects which can be relatively easily controlled through acoustic measures like sound absorbing furniture.

    As a first conclusion we can say that the room response is most critical for frequencies below 500Hz.

    HOW CAN I CHECK WHETHER I’M PLAGUED BY ROOM MODES?

    If you start the RMA then you’re able to hear the sinus sweep (1Hz – 500Hz) which should have an equal sound level, getting louder in perception with increasing frequency because of the hearing curve. In reality you will hear a sound volume that fluctuates, sometimes by more than 20dB, caused by standing waves resonating between walls where the listening position is either in a maximum or minimum of a room mode.

    Room modes are defined by the standing wave resonances possible within the dimensions of the room. There are several different modes but the most critical are standing waves between two opposite walls, creating clearly separated peaks in the RMA measurement.

    Bass reproduction in rooms with distinctive room resonances is quite boomy. It is impossible to separate different bass notes.




    The RMA measurement (left above right channel) shows the following:

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    OVERVIEW

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    • Windows 8 – 10 / 64 Bit
    • macOS (minimum Yosemity 10.10 – High Sierra 10.13)
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    Measurement of the room modes caused by standing sound waves.

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    Calculation of parametric equalizers to compensate the impact of room modes.

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    Microsoft Windows 64bit - v2.0
    (Windows 8 – 10 / 64 Bit)
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