Posts Tagged ‘Freeware’
Over the last few weeks my time has been redirected, that is to say my mind has been turned away from the more pc based music creation software to hardware.
An old QY10 that I ‘found’ dragged up old memories of Roland 303′s and Yamaha RM1x’s.
It was while I was looking for at 303′s on yout tube that my slothlike memory pulled out a fractured memory of a peice of software that I’d forgotten about.
In 1997 about the time I first touched a PC, the software, Propellerheads, the company that now brings you ‘Reason’ and ‘Record’ – released ‘RebirthRB 338′ an emulation of the Roland 303.
Now the good news, it’s ‘free’.
How cool is that?
You’ll need to register with The Rebirth Museum
Then you’ll have to download an .ISO image and burn that to CD.
It’s a bit of a rigmarole but you need the cd in order for the software to work.
The software also takes a little getting used to.
I’m not going to write a tutorial just yet. I’m trying to figure out how to use the rewire function.
Problems with vista also – this was fixed by installing as normal then copying the demo file to the desktop and opening that instead.
Navigate to your propellerhead folder and find Rebirth copy the demo song file and paste it on your desktop.
How close the emulation is to the Roland 303 is not my main interest with this software.
I’m a hardware geek so that little monkey will have to be indulged with a visit to Fleabay.
That said ‘Rebirth’ is cool once you get your head into it. Throw some headphones on and get programming.
I’ll be throwing a few tutorials up on how to get the most from this very cool piece of software.
Another free VST drum to add to your instrument plugins folder is the ErsDrums from Andreas Ersson.
ErsDrums is a VST 2.3 compatible drum machine.
All sounds are calculated in “real time”, no samples are used.
Features: Two Kicks
Individual output channels for each drums sound
Individually selectable midi channel for each drum
Midi automation and midi learn
Download for free here ErsDrums
Looking for a free Drum VST?
‘MeldaProduction has finally created the total drum solution: MDrummer. MDrummer is a highly sophisticated percussion workstation which combines features of all of current products on the market into one single instrument.’
Then look no further than MeldaProductions MDrummer, there are two versions of this software the full version is a paid download but there is also a small version which is available for free.
‘MDrummer Small is the lightest version of MDrummer. It does not contain drumset editor nor rhythm editor nor rhythm generator. However it contains several drumsets and rhythms and it is FREE! ‘
‘MDrummer Small also comes with the MDrummer demoversion, which shows all features, however you cannot save or export anything and generates random noise. But you can setup your own drumsets and rhythms and even use the rhythm generator.’
# VST plug-in & standalone application, incredible sound and rhythm systems provide everything you could ever need! Not just a sampler, not just a synthesizer, not just a loop player… It is more versatile than you could ever imagine! It can play acoustic jazz swing with brushes, bossa nova, pop, r’n'b, hip-hop, drum’n'bass… If you can imagine it, MDrummer can play it.
# Free drum VST plug-in – MDrummer S is a totally free version of MDrummer! It contains everything you need – the standalone application and VST plug-in compatible with most of the VST hosts such as Cubase, Nuendo, Cakewalk etc. You do not need to look for drum VST warez anymore, because this one is really free! Just download, install and enjoy the power of the MDrummer VST plug-in and standalone application.
# A huge library of resources is included, of course. This consists of
4.5GB in 500+ multisamples (Gretsch Birch and Sonor S-Class drumsets played with sticks, mallets, floppy, brushes and hands), 150+ drumsets, 750+ drumset components to generate your own unique drumsets, 200+ rhythms, 100+ base-rhythms useful to help you generate your own unique rhythms, 12000+ loops (most of them recorded) useful to generate your own unique rhythms, Subsample libraries, samples, effect configurations, layers and much more…
# Updates and packages free for life – MDrummer downloads and installs updates and additional resources (samples, subsample libraries, rhythms, grooves…) for free! No more extension packs, we want our customers to be satisfied forever!
As with all the free MDSP vst plugins available at smartelectronix, this Delay plugin is free to download, but it is also donationware – which means if you use it and enjoy it then you can make a donation of whatever you think theplugin is worth.
Please bear that in mind with all free vst plugins, please support the creators of these effects and instruments as much as you possibly can.
‘It consist in a delay unit followed by a 2nd order lowpass filter with saturation. The delay-time can evolve between 0 and max-delay which lets you be very accurate. You can also synchronise the delay to the tempo with different resolutions from 1/128 to 1 bar and control the way the delay-time is interpolated with the kind of interpolation and the time-constant.’
Download for free here
Free Reverb VST Plugins: KR-Reverb
KR-Reverb FS is an easy to use Reverb processor based on features found on the Reverberation module of our commercial product KR-Space. KR-Reverb FS is designed for ease of use by adjusting internally the equalization and damping controls to optimal levels for producing a warm reverb sound suitable for a wide range of applications.
Download for free here