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Post by Billy's Little Trip »

Yeah, Ken informed me Des, he hasn't compaired them yet do to a computer snafu. I'm just happy to have FREE studio tools just like the pros. I haven't started mixing down my "Get A Life" tune yet, but I will be tomorrow, and I plan on using the modern rack.
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there is much talk on the kvr forums about these modernplugins .. apparently they're impulse-based things using synth-maker. they supposedly exhibit different attack/release behavior than the originals, for one difference.

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Those look pretty sweet. I'm looking forward to comparing that LA2A with my UAD card version. I also really love that on vocals.
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I haven't had a chance to compare them, but I talked to Brad (who's ears I trust more than my own) says they do not work the same as the UAD plugs. Attack and release times differ. The conclusion was that they are good on their own, but not faithful recreations. Also, that the DBX plug is the bomb on bass.

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Post by starfinger »

gearwire talked about some of the antress plugs on the latest video podcast:

http://www.gearwire.com/gearwire-crosst ... tress.html

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There's a very good special edition of Computer Music magazine out at the moment with about 200 free plugins on the cover cd and some pretty sweet tutorials inside for their top 50. If you've got access to a branch of WHSmith, check it out.
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starfinger wrote:gearwire talked about some of the antress plugs on the latest video podcast:

http://www.gearwire.com/gearwire-crosst ... tress.html

-craig
Great link, thanks. The one thing I really like about the modern plug ins, is that they react more like analog equipment that I've used in the past. Most of the plug ins I've been playing with are very touchy, but the modern ones are subtle.
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ken wrote:http://www.modernplugins.in-tw.com/

I just found out about these free VST plug ins and they look amazing. I will have to try them out asap.

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update: they have added more to this site from the time of this original post. Pretty much from the modern channel strike CS-1 down, if I'm not mistaken.
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Not sure if these are posted already, but here is a cool set of free "Classic" plugins from Kjaerhus:

http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/classic-series.php

Just the basics: reverb, chorus, flange, limiter, compressor... The master limiter seems to be especially promising. Just slap that puppy on the end of your mix.

OMG, these are mentioned in the first line of this thread... I should just delete this and never post again...

Well, here's another link with some stuff:

http://www.freesoundeditor.com/incagene ... g.htm~main

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ken wrote: How could I forget my all time favorite VSTi, Delay LLama?!?
http://www.audionerdz.com/
Gotta love the Delay LLama! What was the saying again? Rub his head to get wise; rub his belly and get lucky!

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http://www.silverspike.com/?Products
Silverspike has some free plug ins for both PC and MAC.

Free VL Tone VSTi - How cool is that?!?!
http://www.polyvalens.com/vl1/index.html

Free Yamaha CS01 clone:
http://www.pethu.se/music/instruments.html

Free Preamp emulator for "warmth":
http://www.mcrow.net/Preamp%20Emulator%20VST.htm

Free Mellowtron clone:
http://www.dream.vortex.btinternet.co.uk/8306/
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Are there any decent string VSTi's out there? Anything that would be kinda passable as orchestra stuff?
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Kill Me Sarah wrote:Are there any decent string VSTi's out there? Anything that would be kinda passable as orchestra stuff?
anything passable would have to be sample-based, and I don't know of any free string samples.

This is a decent, free string-like synth, though:

http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.ph ... &pcode=110

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If you can get a sf2 compatble sample player for free (there's gotta be one out there, surely), there are a load of soundfonts here, some of which may be of use.

Oh, and a quick google shows a free soundfont player at the bottom of this page, maybe that'll do the job?
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Post by Kill Me Sarah »

Thanks, I'll give the SoundFont player a try.

Not sure if this has anything not posted in one of these other links, but these are all freeware sorted by category

http://www.ctgmusic.com/community-artic ... ype=2&id=9
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Wow, I just came across this:

http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesounde ... ies/notes/

An actual orchestra of free samples!

Here is a back up link:
http://www.archive.org/details/orchestral_samples

You would need a sampler to load these into.

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Free 31 band spectral analyzer. Use it to check your mixes!

http://www.vertexdsp.com/products_multi ... rfree.html
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Wow, awesome. That will come in handy.
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the multi instance stuff with that is really neat. thanks for the link
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Here's another forum thread from another site that lists free synth emulators.
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http://hem.bredband.net/tbtaudio/

TLs Pocket Limiter version 1.2

Features:

Transparent Brickwall Limiting with 0 db stop
Variable knee from 0% to 100% to keep limiting distortion at a minimum
"IQ" mode to get a more "intelligent" release from the knee with program emphasis
Low latency for live performance use (40 samples at 44.1khz = ca 1ms latency)
Stereo link to preserve stereo field
Supported samplerates: 44.1khz - 192khz
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Any ideas on a VST that will create string sounds in an audio tool? Perhaps a vocoder that allows someone to sing or play guitar and makes it sound like a string section?

I sort of want to avoid mixing and matching between my MIDI and audio tools, and my keyboard is shot.

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