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Free Plug Ins - VST and AU

Post by smoulders » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:50 pm

Hey guys.

Just wondered if anyone had stumbled across any particularly good plugins for Cubase (Freeware ones). I wanted to install some at a teaching centre with a low budget, to beef up the current setup.

Any really good synths, samplers, and effect plugins Compressors, filters etc) you've come across? I've often been impressed with the standard of some of the free (I mean freeware, not 'free') plugs out there.

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Post by BLista » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:57 pm

www.tweakbench.com

lots of silly/crazy shizzle there.
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Post by Anti-science » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:37 pm

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


Chorus
Compressor,
Delay,
Eq,
Flanger,
Limiter,
Phaser,
Reverb,
Filter,

The chorus and the delay are very good!


Also download Frohmage Filter - http://www.ohmforce.com/ViewProduct.do?p=Frohmage

Its a wicked little plugin to mangle stuff. You can listen to the effect on my tune 'Get hype' Its the mad effect on the beats.

That lot should do for a start! :)
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Post by smoulders » Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:04 pm

Sweet! Cheers guys. Already checked out those Tweak Bench plugs. Really like the unique style and the randomiser buttons a great idea!

As for the OHMboys, didnt realise they did a free one. Will definately get that installed (their full plugins are great).

The idea is to start getting some of the students using Cubase for sequencing MIDI a bit more, so some real nice looking and sounding plugs should do the trick.

Thanks again guys.
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Post by rjv » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:04 am

i like my polyiblit
http://www.bostreammail.net/ers/polyiblit.html

destroyfx is a friend too
http://destroyfx.smartelectronix.com/

cockaigne has done some fun instruments as well. especially morpheus is nice for dark ambient synth sounds. add some delay and reverb and there you go.
http://www.funkelectric.com/~cockaigne/

also my partner in crime says freealpha by linplug is good. or at least he seems to use it all the fucking time.
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Post by afdafsf » Sat Jun 10, 2006 1:37 pm

http://www.cortidesign.com/ugo/

Texture and Motion are BADASS lil synths - Motion does a lot of different sounds because it's got 3 step sequencers dedicated to doing mod.

Texture is a dope sounding single OSC dealy w/a decent sounding BP filter.

String Theory doesn't sound bad at all, and Rez is pretty dope (I'm on the older version, haven't checked out V. 2 yet)
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Post by Fat Zen » Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:44 am

Try http://www.kvraudio.com

Lots of commercial, free, shareware VST's and effects.
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Post by smoulders » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:14 pm

Some great links here fellas. Very much appreciated.

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Post by alex_virr » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:23 pm

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Post by Deadcode » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:37 pm

also:

www.rocketloop.com

nicely laid out site with classy free stuff
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Post by BLista » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:08 pm

Anti-science wrote:http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/classic-series.php


Chorus
Compressor,
Delay,
Eq,
Flanger,
Limiter,
Phaser,
Reverb,
Filter,

The chorus and the delay are very good!

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WERD x300000000 - I use the Limiter on my main mix, and the EQ's. Really fucking good quality, for £0 money. 8)
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Post by zooloo » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:27 pm

mainly all mac stuff i'm afraid ...

synths.. zoyd (www.u-he.com) hornet (http://apulsoft.ch/freeports/index.php <-- in fact there is a whole heap of cool free shit here!) automat (http://www.alphakanal.de/snipsnap/space/Automat <-- the best free synth I've ever found)

plugins.. all the free stuff Apple gives us, (some users may not even know they have some free audio units pre-installed on their mac, Matrixverb is of particular interest) Destroyfx (http://destroyfx.smartelectronix.com/ in case it hasn't been mentioned yet) supatrigga (http://bram.smartelectronix.com/plugins.php?id=6 <-- every breaks producer should have this) Audio damage fuzz (http://www.audiodamage.com <-- some excellent (cheap) plugins to buy here too)
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Post by DannyDubz » Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:10 pm

Synth1 is deffo worth a look, can't remember the URL but google synth1 and you'll find it.
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Post by afdafsf » Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:58 pm

Don't forget about the Krakli software available. Half of Ian Webster's stuff is EXCELLENT - and free. The one synth he charges for is pretty tight too - Yava2.

*Cygnus is a DOPE pad synth.
Vectis is pretty cool for being so tinny sounding.
Vurtbox is disgusting!
Meta 4x2 is fuckin bad.
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*all free*
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Post by S!mtekakaPlucking Skanker » Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:05 pm

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Post by Kickflip » Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:53 pm

nuskoolbreaks_head wrote:Texture is a dope sounding single OSC dealy w/a decent sounding BP filter.
Nah, it's gash. 20 multi-layer oscillators or STFU ;)


There's a few nice free things out there Blockfish compressor has good character, good for warmth rather than drum snappiness. Just gotten hold of Bugpass, a little EQ tool with a very sharp low and high cut - also works as a filter but without the resonance. I'm finding it very handy as a mix tool though! And the Kjaerhus plugins get another vote from me, rocking a few of those here!
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Post by Edward » Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:30 pm

will all these plug ins work with ableton too?>
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Post by Kickflip » Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:15 pm

DJ Fish Boy wrote:will all these plug ins work with ableton too?>
Should do, as they're in the VST format
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Post by afdafsf » Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:02 am

All the Beta Bugs stuff is stellar for being free - clean, and everything in between.

The karmafx delay and reverb are pretty damn nice, lil heavy on the cpu though.
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