The first two are actual drum machines. Some brilliant developers have released a variety of very cool freeware tools and I will list them all below, in no particular order. However, it can also be used on a send channel as a creative effect. There is a richness in tone here that, frankly, took us by surprise, and sound designers will find a lifetime's worth of inspiration. And the sidechain and parallel compressions are all a must here.
Lennar Digital — Sylenth1 Next in line is irreplaceable Sylenth1. In its free and pure state, DrumTroop will not disappoint. Gating, reverse leads, you name it. And not just for the Hip Hop. And if you just want the plugin with basic library, you can contact me direct at iamcookbeat gmail.
Classic Delay from Kjaerhus Audio features is a delay machine that features three different delay styles: Tape, Analog, and Digital Delay. A lot of time was spent tuning and servicing this brilliant piece of hardware until it was as practical and clean as possible. Teragon ChaosChimp is something completely different. If we look to the free ones, yet there are few that deserve to be considered. The intelligent pattern script allows the user to play stored patterns on the keyboard without going out of time or losing their place in the beat if played legato.
Before you pull the trigger on any of these creative tools, however, make sure to download some of the demos and play around with the free ones! If you fall in love with it and can't wait to dive deeper into experimental sound design, then this Glitchmachines bundle is for you. And that's just the start - Serum has so many deep and advanced features in its locker that we couldn't hope to cover them all here. You can even control it from your iPad or iPhone! Other great features include the fact that the internal sequencer has 96 simple patterns, 16 extended patterns with 4 segments for each pattern. This is a true beast for sound designers, producers, and live performers of electronic music. Bootsie went a bit silent during the past couple of months. Basically, you just have to try it out for yourself.
Version 2 addressed this issue, also offering an expanded library of oscillator wavetables, bumping the original's measly five up to a jaw-dropping 400. It's useful because you can visually see how your levels are interacting with each other, and is a good way to double check that you haven't got carried away with a particular frequency. EpicVerb was one of the first free reverb plugins I ever got. By keeping the interface simple, you can concentrate on having fun and experimenting with the 24 different effects. You should also take a look at his commercial drum synthesizer. The synthesizer received a positive review in Beat Magazine 90, getting a highly respectable 5. And here is where you can.
Although it does have some quirks, ultimately, Spire sounds terrific, generating everything from huge, brassy unison timbres to crystalline digital tones. Synth1 Mac Beta is arguably the most popular freeware plugin of all time. All of this in an easy to use interface with five separate control panels. The additive synthesis module is perfect for organ-type sounds as well as filthy, obnoxious, tearing bass textures, while the vector synthesis module is ideal for evolving leads or pads. With one oscillator, Zebralette is easy to use and learn, and provides enough features to create dynamic, evolving sounds. It comes with a massive array of wavetable oscillators you can morph from one waveform to another using a dedicated knob , which makes it capable of producing everything from straight-ahead analogue-style tones to complex and evolving sounds. Later progress to some envelope editing and controlling the filter sections.
With 29 drum kits and plenty of samples, Drum Pro is fun and addictive. But, not so many understand the real purpose and the way they work. A detailed review of the plugin is available at. The answer becomes obvious within a few seconds of loading it up: Sylenth1 sounds incredible. A lot of times, mastering your music seems very challenging. It combines synthesis for flexibility and samples for extra-character.
The plugin is based on a mix between subtractive and additive synthesis. Run your audio through it and experiment with the different presets to generate crazy glitchy reactions! Search the ctrl+F to search or visit the official before submitting a question. For you, your artist friends and all the other Hip Hop cats out there. There is a total of 12 pads, each with its own volume fader, this being the only change you can make on single tracks. It looks like and is yet another virtual analogue subtractive synth with four oscillators, a couple of filters and a pretty basic modulation section. You have Maximus and Multiband Compressor. But what can you expect from a commercial product made by professionals who really know what and how to do it.
Why would you possibly want this? So get your artist gloves on and start operating! Here are a few that I found for you that should kickstart you in the right direction. And it may indeed be geared up for just that, with its fat unison oscillators and big, brash, bombastic tones. Whether you use it in the studio or on stage, this tool is versatile and effective while keeping the controls to a bare minimum. His only release in 2013 was Lisp, a superb freeware de-esser which instantly became my go-to freeware tool for cleaning up sibilant noises in vocal tracks. Their plugin contains a dozen plugins into one. Luftikus is a great sounding 6-band parametric equalizer. To help you more, here is of the many great video tutorials available.