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#1 2013-02-23 16:10:46

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Free software

I found a link to free software it contains synthesizers,loops some cool sounds if your inclined you can sample the "stuff" and download what you like. smile
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/categ … ter-music/


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#2 2013-02-23 21:26:14

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Re: Free software

You know, this by rights, should be a sticky thread where we can post up all the bargains we find.

Here is a site dedicated to free (as in gratis) VST plugins for your DAW of choice.

http://www.vst4free.com/


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#3 2013-02-23 22:39:21

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Re: Free software

Good idea smile


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#4 2013-02-24 22:14:46

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Re: Free software

nice site jerome, just when i was getting fed-up with my keyboard sounds.

i also agree, a sticky with useful sites would be ideal


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#5 2013-02-25 15:29:10

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Re: Free software

I found this and installed it,this program is easy and fast it will print out your creation in notation and most important it opens midi files and converts them to notation and plays the score.
http://www.anvilstudio.com/

This free program is really easy to use it has midi input so you can play on your keyboard and select the notes,duration(whole,half,etc.)as well as rests, accidentals, keys and exports as a midi file to load into the above program to print out the score. way cool smile
http://musescore.org/en


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#6 2013-02-26 04:04:57

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Re: Free software

I would be remis if I didn't mention Reaper, the free as you want it to be DAW....

http://www.reaper.fm/


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#7 2013-02-26 05:52:59

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Re: Free software

I do believe I can copy and paste my Miroslav Philharmonik instrument banks into the pluggins folder of Reaper and it would act as the host smile

jerome.oneil wrote:

I would be remis if I didn't mention Reaper, the free as you want it to be DAW....

http://www.reaper.fm/


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#8 2013-02-28 00:50:50

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Re: Free software

Yup. Reaper acts as it's own VST host, and does a pretty good job of it.   It also supports Apple's AU format, which is nice, as the interface on the AU plugins tend to be pretty good.  No shock there.


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#9 2013-04-17 08:36:46

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Re: Free software

Some awesome VST plugins for the low low cost of nuthin right here from TAL.

http://kunz.corrupt.ch/Products

I am not a big fan of digital reverb, but the gentle 'verb coming out of the TAL-Reverb box is as nice as I've found.


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#10 2013-04-17 15:20:33

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Re: Free software

Jerome is this reverb equal or better then the reverb effects in Reaper? and after downloading do I click options,preferences and add or scan to include it in Reapers vst plugins? smile


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#11 2013-04-17 18:26:01

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Re: Free software

I think so.  I took out ReaVerb  last night and replaced it with the TAL-Reverb.  The effect is much more subtle, and I don't feel like I lost the direct sound in all the echoes.   

I'd still rather have a giant awesome room, but in a pinch... big_smile

As far as install goes, Mac installs all audio plugins, regardless of type (VST, AU Component, etc...) in one spot so I just drag the VST directory to there and I'm done.   When you install it on Windows, keep note of where the installer puts it on your hard drive, and then do the same exercise we did last night with the VST Preferences by adding that path to the VST directories.    I'm assuming you know what *not* to do.  ;-)

You might also want to check out Voxengo SPAN.  It's a spectrum analyzer but it is a whole lot more useful because it allows you to set up A/B testing between two different setups, and the actual display on the analyzer is a whole lot easier to read.   And also, free.

http://www.voxengo.com/product/span/


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#12 2013-04-17 21:11:33

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Re: Free software

free Is great I will check out these gems thanks for the links smile


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#13 2014-09-20 05:37:28

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Re: Free software

found a new one that is good links to 3 versions of auto tune! now to figure out how to use them with out becoming Tpain LOLOL http://bedroomproducersblog.com/free-vst-plugins/  and this page http://www.best-free-vst.com/plugins/ef … ion-01.php

and a few more pages out there
http://www.pluginboutique.com/free
http://www.vstwarehouse.com/
http://www.vstplanet.com/
http://softadvice.informer.com/Vocal_Ef … nload.html

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#14 2014-09-22 07:54:30

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Re: Free software

Oh  if you are on a windows 64 bit system a lot of the vst's will not work,, you need the ones with the win 64 symbol.


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#15 2015-03-13 15:20:53

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Re: Free software

What do I need to customize or tweak my vocals? I am new to using audio software or VST for recording myself. I have had Audacity for years but used it for other purposes. There is one area that I need help with. On some songs I would like to be able to enhance my vocals. Different ways for different songs.Raspy or rougher to softer or smoother. I can do most on my own but would like to know if there is an effect or combination of effects to help produce the sound I am looking for at that time. Can anyone help?

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#16 2015-03-13 15:31:43

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Re: Free software

legood wrote:

What do I need to customize or tweak my vocals? I am new to using audio software or VST for recording myself. I have had Audacity for years but used it for other purposes. There is one area that I need help with. On some songs I would like to be able to enhance my vocals. Different ways for different songs.Raspy or rougher to softer or smoother. I can do most on my own but would like to know if there is an effect or combination of effects to help produce the sound I am looking for at that time. Can anyone help?

I think the best way to enhance any vocals is at the point of recording, there are several hardware vocal enhancers available most of them are incorporated into the recorders an example would be my Roland Boss BR-8 it has a library of vocal effects all the enhancing is done pre production or as it is recorded just type in your search "vocal enhancers" hardware I am sure you will find what you are looking for.


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#17 2015-03-13 20:37:26

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Re: Free software

Thank you Russell. That sounds like a good direction to find what I am looking for. Your Roland Boss BR-8, sounds like something I would be looking for. A digital recorder with pre-set vocal enhancing software. I just started to read about Vocoder and some plug-ins  in the Audacity program I have. I didn't read too far into it but, it sounded like it would have a wide range of customizing vocals. I'm not sure.I need to read up on it more.Do you know anything about Vocoder?

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#18 2015-03-14 09:14:13

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Re: Free software

legood wrote:

Thank you Russell. That sounds like a good direction to find what I am looking for. Your Roland Boss BR-8, sounds like something I would be looking for. A digital recorder with pre-set vocal enhancing software. I just started to read about Vocoder and some plug-ins  in the Audacity program I have. I didn't read too far into it but, it sounded like it would have a wide range of customizing vocals. I'm not sure.I need to read up on it more.Do you know anything about Vocoder?

I dont have any info on Vocoder I still feel it is better to enhance as you record not after only because it effects how you phrase the song


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