CamelCrusher is a free ‘colouring’ multi-effect plugin. It offers two characteristically different distortion sounds which can be blended together to create a wide variety of tones and textures. Great for guitars, drums and plenty more!
There’s also a warm, smooth analogue-style low-pass filter with buckets of resonance. Assign a MIDI controller and start tweaking!
Finally, let’s not forget the easiest-to-use compressor you’ll find anywhere. It can ‘phatten’ up your sound as quickly as you can turn up the ‘Amount’ knob! Find out more in the manual.
Best of all, CamelCrusher is available free of charge!
Two different distortion types.
Warm, analogue-modelled resonant low-pass filter.
High quality, easy-to-use compressor, with ‘Phat’ mode.
Powerful ‘MIDI Learn’ function.
A collection of useful Preset patches to get you started.
mp3menu lets you select and play your music files using iselect and AlsaPlayer. Mainly MP3’s, but this will actually play anything AlsaPlayer and libaudio can handle, so WAV and FLAC are covered, as well as a bunch of ancient formats dating back to the 1980s. Sadly, M4A is not.
Requires: 1. AlsaPlayer 2. Iselect 3. Bash – mp3menu is a bash script. It might work with zsh, dash and other shells, or it might not.
PGGB•IT! is a Windows application for PGGB batch resampling of album folders using the Windows Explorer library as a queue. The companion FOLDER-DROP! allows folders to be included in the library using Explorer’s drag-drop. Generate resampled tracks (in FLAC, WAV or WV format) for use in a compatible music player. PGGB•IT! has a comprehensive settings panel and visually rich console output. Use the standard PGGB Offline (MATLAB) or use PGGB-RT (Intel IPP/AVX) to accelerate resampling to only a minute per average track. A free license of PGGB-RT has no feature limits at up to 2 Million Taps. A full functionality license gets you up to 1 Billion Taps.
4Front E-Piano is a small single sound instrument without any settings that reproduces a timbre, which is similar to DX-7 type e-piano. It is available as VSTi for Windows, and as an AudioUnit, VSTi and RTAS for Mac (see enclosed readme file).
This instrument is small on memory and CPU usage and was found useful by many users and software developers as a plug&play e-piano module, which does not require any configuration or adjustment.
Though this goes without saying for professional users, I still had a frequent question on how to use this plugin from people, who are not familiar with this technolog. One should note, that to make use of this software a plugin hosting software is necessary, such as Topten Cantabile software. A MIDI keyboard is also preferred, as it is something almost essential to create a computer music these days.
There is also 4Front R-Piano, which replicates a different type of E-Piano.
Recording software for microphone or sound card recordings
Ashampoo Audio Recorder Free is the fuss-free voice and music recorder to capture audio from your microphone or sound card (loopback). Create voice memos or use the loopback feature to capture everything you hear, whether it’s audio from your browser or any other audio source. Simply select the source, click Record and you’re good to go. The highly user-friendly interface supports multiple output formats, including MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, FLAC, OPUS and APE. And with sampling rates up to high-quality 48kHz, the program is a great choice for recording streams, podcasts and music. Recordings are neatly arranged in a built-in fully playable media library, making reviewing and renaming files incredibly easy. In addition, the integrated trimming feature ensures you get exactly the audio portions you want and in just a few clicks.
Fuss-free audio recording
Record from your microphone or soundcard (“What You Hear”)
Output formats: MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, FLAC, OPUS, APE
TDR Kotelnikov is a wideband dynamics processor combining high fidelity dynamic range control with deep musical flexibility. As a descendant of the venerable TDR Feedback Compressor product family, Kotelnikov has directly inherited several unique features such as a proven control scheme, individual release control for peak and RMS content, an intuitive user interface, and powerful, state of the art, high-precision algorithms.
With a sonic signature best described as “stealthy”, Kotelnikov has the ability to manipulate the dynamic range by dramatic amounts, while carefully preserving the original tone, timbre and punch of a musical signal. As such, it is perfectly suited to stereo bus compression as well as other critical applications.
The concept is “proudly digital” in the sense that it doesn’t try to emulate any previously existing device. This is the original!
64bit multi-rate processing structure for highest accuracy
“Delta” oversampled signal path (bit transparent at 0dB gain reduction)
Super fast, yet natural sounding compression
“Crest factor” based control scheme offering independent release controls for peak and RMS events
Flexible sidechain highpass filter
Advanced stereo linking options optimized for the stereo bus
Delta preview mode previews the difference between compressed and original signal
Latency compensated, click free bypass (i.e. processing never interrupted)