Performer Free is a freeware edition of the Crumar Performer plugin released only for Linux users. It is a stripped-down version with every extra feature removed, leaving just the Performer as it is in real life. It’s available in VST2, VST3 and StandAlone format as a precompiled binary for amd64 (Intel architecture) and armhf (Raspberry Pi4 and compatible boards). The UI dowsizes automatically if the screen resolution is lower than the normal plugin’s UI size, in order to fit smaller displays that can be used with the Raspberry Pi. It’s been tested and proved to work flawlessly under Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, Raspberry Pi OS running on a Pi 4 with 4 GB RAM, and Raspberry Pi 3 B+.
Throughout the years, I’ve owned several guitar amps with built-in spring reverb, and I’ve always loved that twangy, metallic sound. Spring reverb in electric guitar amps works by taking the signal from a guitar’s pickups, amplifying it, passing it into one end of a long coil, picking it up at the other end, and then amplifying that signal some more. Because the internal coil is long and twisty, the sound waves don’t travel directly from one end of the reverb tank to another, but instead take their time and bounce around. This produces the characteristic reverb effect we’ve all come to know and love.
I’ve always wondered what a violin would sound like if it were subjected to a similar treatment. Of course, an acoustic violin is a bit more analog than an electric guitar – there is no pickup – which raises the question: what if you were to attach the spring directly to the body of the instrument you were trying to add reverb to? After seeing a Simon the Magpie Youtube video in which Simon attempted a similar experiment on his acoustic guitar, I knew exactly what I had to do. You can watch my experiment unfold in the video linked above.
(And yes, I’ve since replaced the slinky I stole from my son.)
String Textures is a free virtual instrument for Kontakt featuring intimately recorded Strings which have been twisted, mangled and warped in to a wide array in cinematic sounds. Featuring 10 custom presets ranging from a warm and delicate strings, to dark, dirty, detuned, distorted, pulsing and everything in between – download now for free and start making music!
THIS LIBRARY REQUIRES THE FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT 5.8.0 +
Cantus 1 is a virtual analog Chorus-Voice-Ensemble. It produces sounds like chanting choirs or singing voices generated by analog synthesis only. You may also get pad sounds with different colourations and vintage touch.
Shurely you know the old string-ensembles like „Solina Strings“, “Crumar”, “Logan Strings” or “ARP Quadra”. Many evergreen rock songs include the sound of this phenomenal vintage instruments. They are available as VST instruments in many versions at all.
Cantus 1 is a bizarre sister of this string ensembles. Using the same basic idea it generates also polyphonic pads but filtered and modyfied to vocal formants. It produces harmonic choirs and voices processed by a formant filter and coloured by a parametric equalizer section. There is also a noise generator for additional breath sound. Cantus 1 sounds really retro and is equipped with chorus effect, stereo delay and reverbation.
It comes with 32 factory presets and a user manual.
Cantus 1- System requirements:
– PC with multicore processor
– Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
– Professional soundcard or audio-device with ASIO-driver –technology
– 512 MB RAM
– MIDI-interface and software host supporting VSTi-plugin-technology
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