Abstract Crystal Pads by SampleScience 0 (0)

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Abstract Crystal Pads is a collection of 30 abstract pads for your film score, ambient soundtrack or your fresh new age project! Each sound is royalty-free and can be used in commercial and non-commercial projects.

Features of the plugin version:

  • 30 abstract pads.
  • Multi-LFO.
  • Room reverb.
  • Lowpass/highpass filter.
  • Low-CPU usage.
  • Amplitude range controls.
  • 3 voice modes: polyphonic, monophonic, and legato.

Also available as a Kontak/Decent Sampler instrument library and a Reason 12/+ ReFill.

https://www.samplescience.info/2022/01/abstract-crystal-pads.html

Shortcurcuit XT 2022-01-18 02:09:02 UTC NIGHTLY WINDOWS/MacOS/LiNUX [FREE] 0 (0)

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What? Shortcircuit is open source? Well yes, but there are big big caveats. Right now there are no downloadable assets you can get to play music, and there is no runnable open source Shortcircuit plugin. We estimate this will be the case for much of 2021, and maybe indefinitely. You may never be able to run an open source Shortcircuit. Might just be too much work. But if you are dev you can help!

What was Shortcurcuit?
Shortcircuit was created as a reaction against the ongoing trend where software samplers are being designed with the primary intent of library playback.

It is intended for people who, like us, consider a sampler to be a musical instrument in its own right, and not just a way to emulate other instruments. It has been a very high priority to make sure that adding and editing individual samples is as fast and logical as possible.

The sample hierarchy in shortcircuit allow you to place samples directly at the highest level of the multi, without having to deal with instrument hierarchies and patches. Want to add a sample to your song? Just drag & drop the sample into shortcircuit and you’re ready to go. Samples can be put in groups for multi-sampling and kit-building, but the complexity is only there when you need it

Sound quality is of highest concern, and shortcircuit uses very high-quality interpolation to ensure that your samples sound as good as the source material, regardless of the pitch you play them at. All filters & effects are calculated at the precision required for them to sound the way intended and oversampling are used when required to prevent aliasing.

Shortcircuit was designed to sound great, all other concerns have been secondary. But don’t take our word for it, download ‘shortcircuit free’ and find out for yourself.

Each voice in shortcircuit features two filter-slots, and the selection isn’t limited to the traditional pick. In addition to the regular lowpass/highpass/bandpass/notch & peak-filters and variations thereof there is an array of filter algorithms (not strictly filters in the traditional sense, but called so because of their location in the audio path) including distortion, parametric/graphic/morphing equalizers,bit-reduction/decimation, gating, limiting, slew-rate distortion, ring-modulation, frequency shifting and phase-modulation (better known as FM). The selection even includes analog-style oscillators that you can mix with the sample.

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Surge XT 1.0.0 Windows/MacOS/LiNUX [FREE] 0 (0)

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Over 2021, after the succesful release of Surge 1.9, the Surge Synth team undertook an effort to rebuild Surge in JUCE and add a variety of features. This project resulted in the new version of Surge, called ‘Surge XT’.
SYNTH SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
Synthesis method: Subtractive hybrid

Each patch contain two scenes which are separate instances of the entire synthesis engine (except effects) that can be used to create layered or split patches.

Quick category-based patch browser with textual search and favorites

Runs on a variety of operating systems, plugin formats, and architectures

FACTORY SOUNDS
2779 patches

614 wavetables

OSCILLATORS
3 oscillators per scene, with 12 versatile oscillator algorithms: Classic, Modern, Wavetable, Window, Sine, FM2, FM3, String, Twist, Alias, S&H Noise and Audio Input.

Classic oscillator is a morphable pulse/saw/dual saw oscillator with a sub-oscillator and hard sync.

Modern oscillator is a mixable saw/pulse/triangle oscillator with an optional sub-oscillator mode for triangle (which can also change to sine or square) and hard sync.

FM2/FM3 oscillators consist of a carrier and 2 or 3 modulators and various options.

String oscillator uses two filtered waveguides to emulate plucked or bowed string sounds.

Twist oscillator is based on a very famous Eurorack macro oscillator, and it offers a myriad of synthesis options in a very simple and quick way.

Most algorithms (except FM2, FM3, Twist and Audio Input) offer up to 16-voice unison at the oscillator level.

Oscillator FM in 3 different configurations and ring modulation between oscillators 1-2 and 2-3.

Most oscillator algorithms (except FM2, FM3, Sine and Alias) are strictly band-limited, yet still cover the entire audible spectrum, delivering a clear, punchy and clean sound.

Noise generator with variable spectrum (available directly in the oscillator mixer).

FILTER BLOCK
Two filter units in 8 different configurations.

Feedback loop available in 7 of those configurations.

Available filter algorithms: Lowpass (12 and 24 dB/oct, each with 3 variations), Legacy Ladder Lowpass (6-24 dB/oct), Vintage Ladder Lowpass (2 variations, each with and without gain compensation), Highpass (12 and 24 dB/oct, each with 3 variations), Bandpass (12 and 24 dB/oct, each with 3 variations), Notch (12 and 24 dB/oct, each with 2 variations), Allpass (3 variations), Comb (positive and negative), S&H.

Open-source additions to our filter algorithms include: K35 and Diode Ladder filter types from Odin 2 synthesizer, 12 and 24 dB/oct multimode filters from OB-Xd, and weird but fascinating Cutoff Warp, Resonance Warp and Tri-Pole filters by Jatin Chowdhury!

Filters can self-oscillate (with excitation) and respond amazingly fast to cutoff frequency changes.

Waveshaper (43 shapes).

MODULATION
12 LFO units available, 6 are per voice and 6 are global for the whole scene.

DAHDSR envelope generators on every LFO.

LFO shapes consist of 7 deformable LFO waveforms, step sequencer, a fully-fledged multi-segment envelope generator (MSEG) with various curves and up to 128 nodes, and last but not the least – a formula modulator which utilizes Lua scripting language to provide completely custom modulator output.

Voice LFOs allow envelope retriggering in step sequencer mode.

Extremely fast and flexible modulation routing. Almost every continuous parameter can be modulated!

EFFECTS
16 effect units arranged as 4 inserts per scene, 4 sends and 4 master effects.

27 effect algorithms:

FILTERING:
3-band fully parametric EQ
11-band graphic EQ
Exciter
Resonator

DISTORTION:
CHOW
Distortion
Neuron
Tape (based on ChowTapeModel!)
Waveshaper

MANGLING:
Combulator
Frequency Shifter
Nimbus
Ring Modulator
Treemonster
Vocoder

MODULATION:
Chorus
Ensemble
Flanger
Phaser
Rotary Speaker

TIME & SPACE:
Delay
Reverb 1
Reverb 2
Spring Reverb

MULTIEFFECTS:
Airwindows (itself containing 56 effects!)
Conditioner
Mid-Side Tool

Github

dualReverseDelay by SaschArt[Donationware] 5 (1)

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dualReverseDelay it’s a dual plugin both as two sets of knobs (one per channel) and as two directions: reverse and forward.

Unique and original delay.

Features:

  • Two sets of knobs (one per channel) .
  • Stereo enhanced by offset.
  • Button to change the direction of delay: reverse and forward.
  • Toggle Lowpass filter from left to right – nice effect, can balance frequencies on stereo channels.
  • Toggle direction of delay from reverse to forward – unique feature on the delay area. This can produce amazing effects.
  • Host sync delay rate and free time rate.
  • Rich rates: triplet and dotted.
  • Ping pong made by offsets.

Tips:

  • The delay start from the beginning of the project but on reverse cycles. So, the end of the delay it’s exactly on the delay rate set. But if your audio input is not on rate set in the delay rate you must take care that the cycles runs in the reverse way, this result a dynamic and complicated delay time relative by offset. Better and easy way it’s to use audio input on the delay rate.
  • Great effects are obtained if we set the same offset on the left and right, the forward direction on one channel and on the other reverse then activate Toggle for direction. So we’re going to have a delay reverse on one channel, when it’s over, it’s going to start delay forward on the other channel and to the next rate going to play vice versa on the two channels.
  • The toggle buttons for frequency and direction only make sense if there are different left-right settings. If we have the same left-right settings for frequency respectively direction these buttons have no effect.
  • Remove donate button: donate minimum 5 euro then insert donate key received by email.
  • Value input by key: over the knob and right click, insert value by key then hit enter.
  • Set default value: double click on the knob.

Requirements:
DAW (VST host), Windows 32/64-bits or MacOS VST and AU.

https://vst.saschart.com/dual_reverse_delay_ping_pong_pan_lowpass_stereo_enhanced

dualReverseDelay by Saschart 0 (0)

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dualReverseDelay is a dual plugin both as two sets of knobs (one per channel) and as two directions:  reverse and forward.

  • Two sets of knobs (one per channel).
  • Stereo enhanced by offset.
  • Button to change the direction of delay: reverse and forward.
  • Toggle Lowpass filter from left to right – nice effect, can balance frequencies on stereo channels.
  • Toggle direction of delay from reverse to forward  – unique feature on the delay area. This can produce amazing effects
  • Host sync delay rate and free time rate.
  • Rich rates: triplet and dotted.
  • Ping pong made by offsets.

https://vst.saschart.com/dual_reverse_delay_ping_pong_pan_lowpass_stereo_enhanced

Vibraphone Renaissance by SampleScience 0 (0)

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I’ve been given a highly damaged and noisy vibraphone recording by a fellow sound developer. Using the power of spectral repair, I manually fixed each note to its original state giving this vibraphone sample set a rebirth, hence its name Vibraphone Renaissance.

Three variations of this vibraphone have been created: the original vibraphone sound, a looped version that can be sustained, and a granular drone version perfect for soundtrack scoring.

Features of the plugin version:

  • A fully multi-sampled vibraphone.
  • 3 variations: original, looped, and droned.
  • Multi-LFO.
  • Room reverb.
  • Lowpass/highpass filter.
  • Low-CPU usage.
  • Amplitude range controls.
  • 3 voice modes: polyphonic, monophonic, and legato.

Also available for Decent Sampler and Reason 12/+.

https://www.samplescience.info/2021/11/vibraphone-renaissance.html

Deep Jupiter by SampleScience 0 (0)

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Deep Jupiter is an analog bass sound module featuring the sound of a famous 80s synthesizer with the name Jupiter in it. The plugin has 8 multi-sampled raw bass suite for electronic genres like synthwave, chillwave, retrowave, and synthpop. The sounds in this module are public domain (not the plugin itself which is copyrighted).

Features:

  • 8 multi-sampled analog bass.
  • Multi-LFO.
  • Lowpass/highpass filter.
  • Low-CPU usage.
  • Amplitude range controls.
  • 3 voice modes: polyphonic, monophonic, and legato.
  • Public domain sounds.

Requirements:

  • Windows 8.1/10 or macOS El Capitan to Mojave (not compatible with Catalina and up).
  • 185 MB of HD space.
  • 2GHz Quad-core CPU or better with 4 GB of RAM or more.
  • 64-bit VSTi/AUi Host.

https://samplescience.gumroad.com/l/iWdYdq

Electric Piano by audiolatry(Win x64 VSTI VSTI3 FREE) 0 (0)

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Electric Piano is a free virtual piano instrument plugin (ROMpler) based on two sampled electric pianos.

The plugin has two selectable presets (instruments) with two velocity layers each. The samples were recorded in 24-bit 48kHz WAV.

From left to right there’s the attack/release section, a tremolo module with selectable speed, intensity and type, pan, lowpass/highpass filter with cutoff, pan, reverb module, and global gain. The two presets can be selected from the top menu display.

Electric Piano is suitable for a wide range of Urban styles including Hip Hop, Pop, Chillout, Lo-Fi, Jazz, etc.

Features:

  • 2 sampled electric pianos.
  • 2 velocity layers.
  • 48kHz 24-bit audio quality.
  • 338 MB size on disk.
  • LFO (pitch, expression, or pan destination) with rate & depth.
  • filter cutoff (lowpass & highpass).
  • reverb module.
  • global volume & pan.

Requirements:

Electric Piano works within DAWs or other plugin hosts loaded on Windows 8.1/10. You will need 338 MB of hard drive space.

The download size is 181 MB (compressed ZIP file, you will need to extract the files).

Installation:

  • For the VST 64-bit version – place the extracted folder in C:\Program Files\VSTPlugins.
  • For the VST3 64-bit version – place the extracted folder in C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3.

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One Small Clue Grace v1.0.4.0 VSTi x86 x64 WiN FREE 0 (0)

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Features

  • Key Groups for detailed tweaking of sample layers
  • 2 x AHDSR Envelopes
  • 2 x LFOs
  • 2 x Step Sequencers
  • 4 x XY Control Pads for Meta Modulation
  • Inbuilt effects include lowpass filter, highpass filter and ring modulation
  • Supports WAV, AIF and SND audio file formats
  • Imports SFZ patches
  • Drag and Drop sample loading

 

Library Contents

  • 14 bass patches
  • 18 synth pad patches
  • 10 vintage keys patches
  • 12 drum kit patches

 

Changes v 1.0.4.0:
– Latency reduced to 2 samples.
– Removed frequency display filter visualisations.

https://www.onesmallclue.com/index.html

U-he BeatZille v1.0.2 x64 x86 VST VST3 AU AAX WiN MAC LiNUX [FREE] 0 (0)

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Beatzille: little monster
Beatzille is a compact version of our monster modular synthesizer Bazille. Although its condensed feature set makes it the ‘little brother’, Beatzille is still an engaging and capable synthesizer. Power and style run in the family. Digital oscillators, analogue-style filter and flexible patching will keep you busy for a good while before thinking about tackling Bazille.

Features:
• Modular architecture
• 2 digital oscillators with simultaneous frequency modulation (FM), phase distortion (PD) and fractal resonance (FR)
• Polyphonic (up to 8 voices), duophonic (split oscillator pitches), legato or retriggered monophonic
• Pitch transpose, drift and glide control
• 1 multimode analogue-style filter with 6 parallel outputs (4× lowpass, bandpass, highpass)
• 2 ADSR envelopes with sustain slope (fall/rise) and 5 trigger modes
• 1 LFO with 3 parallel outputs with various waveforms
• 16-step sequencer with 8 morphable snapshots. 4 output sockets for parallel sequences, envelope triggers and more
• 2 multiplex units for mixing, crossfades, ring modulation or amplitude modulation
• Built-in stereo delay with tape wow, feedback and damping filters
• 1 mapping generator (waveshaper / incrementer)
• Audio-rate signal processors: inverter, rectifier, sample & hold, dual lag generator and quantizer
• White and pink noise generators
• MIDI modulation sources include modwheel, velocity, breath, pressure, key follow, gate and more
• Single-page interface
• Skinnable UI
• Resizable UI from 70% to 200%
• Global preferences page
• MIDI learn overlay and editable MIDI CC list
• Over 160 factory presets
• NEW in v1.0.2: Support for Oddsound MTS-ESP

Small and mighty
Striking the balance between too much and too little, Beatzille is the happy medium. It presents an introduction to modular synthesis and a taste of the power of Bazille without being overwhelming.

Oscillators
Beatzille’s oscillators embrace two digital synthesis methods developed during the 1980s: frequency modulation (FM) and phase distortion (PD). We also added a process we call fractal resonance (Fractalize), which sounds similar to the classic oscillator sync effect when swept.

All three synthesis methods run simultaneously, so you can combine them to create an extensive range of sounds. Beatzille is great at generating weird modular blips and squeaks, but you can even coax soft pads and organic keys from the oscillators—as demonstrated by the factory library. Add modulation for even more sound possibilities.

Filter
The filter is a favourite in the sound designer’s toolkit. Cut frequencies, boost others, add texture and colour. Beatzille’s analogue-style filter complements the digital oscillators, providing warmth and drive. And its self-oscillation capability opens up some intriguing sound design opportunities.

Even with a single filter Beatzille offers plenty of creative horizons. The six parallel outputs (highpass, bandpass and four types of lowpass) with multiple modulation options make it easy to create complex, shifting textures.

Delay
Beatzille has only one built-in effect, but it’s good one: stereo delay with optional host sync. Push your sound around in space with independent delay times and volumes for each channel. Conjure ghostly echoes using tape-like wobble and filtering or set up endless repetitions. Tweak all controls to find the perfect delay.

Release notes:

Beatzille 1.0.2 (revision 12092)

Native M1 ARM support

Improvements:
• Native support for Apple Silicon chips (M1)
• macOS Big Sur compatibility
• Improved GUI performance
• Support for Oddsound MTS-ESP
• Improved handling of junction links on Windows
• VST3 support added
• Improved preset browser
• Improved soundset installation
• Pitch Bend range now +/-48
• Minor GUI fixes/tweaks
• Various Mac and Windows installer improvements
• System info displayed in GUI (revision, OS, plugin format)
• Hold pedal behaviour improved (0-63 = off, 64-127 = on)
• Ctrl A/B replaces fixed Breath and Expression modulation
• Changed how LFO Wave and LFO Phase influence envelope triggering

Fixed Bugs:
• Fixed multiple sequencer issues
• Fixed multiple issues with envelope triggering via LFO and sequencer
• Fixed notes starting on same time stamp but different MIDI channel might not play
• Fixed LFO in sync mode being too slow on its first cycle
• Fixed mapping generator not updating instantly
• Fixed multiplex potentially killing audio output
• Fixed crash when loading script presets (e.g. Randomizer)
• Fixed rare crash on project reload
• Fixed audio clicks when switching presets
• Various small fixes and improvements

Known Issues:
• Context menus need plugin focus to work (Apple issue)
• Cable style “natural” can cause GUI glitches

Special Notes:
• AAX support on Mac removed temporarily (will come back in next update)
• Updated minimum requirements, CPU needs to support SSE4.2 instruction set
• Linux: minimum required glibc version is 2.28 (otherwise plugins won’t show up)
• macOS 32-bit support discontinued

The Windows installer was improved to prevent common installations issues. Please check the suggested installation paths during installation, making sure the update is installed into the same location as the previous version, and all installed plugin formats are being updated.

Envelope triggering via LFO and sequencer was reworked in order to fix multiple bugs in this area. This means some presets might not sound as intended anymore. We therefore recommend to finish ongoing projects before updating to the new version. Please refer to the “Patch Conversion Tips” file to get more info on how to adjust your presets.

https://u-he.com/products/beatzille/