KickMaker ~ Plugin Drum Synth


KickMaker is a synthesizer designed specifically to create good kick drum sounds. It uses four independent oscillators and a wide range of effects, allowing one to create perfectly customized beats.

Features:

  • Four independent oscillators
  • Each oscillator has its own ADSR curve
  • ADSR curve for mixed signal
KickMaker 1.x/2.x screenshot

Helio ~ Libre Music Composition


Distraction-free – Helio is an attempt to rethink a music sequencer to create a tool that feels right. It provides a lightweight UI to help you get into the zone and focus on your ideas.

Clear over clever – Visualize music in a way that doesn’t seem so smoke and mirrors. The app may serve as a learning tool you need to grow as a composer.

Cross-platform tech – Available for all major platforms, desktop and mobile. Hosts VST and AudioUnit, runs on CoreAudio, ASIO, DirectSound, ALSA, JACK and OpenSLES. Exports to MIDI, WAV and FLAC.

helios

helio.fm

flowEQ ~ New Way To Navigate Equalization


flowEQ uses a disentangled variational autoencoder (β-VAE) in order to provide a new modality for modifying the timbre of recordings via a parametric equalizer. By traversing the learned latent space of the trained decoder network, the user can more quickly search through the configurations of a five band parametric equalizer. This methodology promotes using one’s ears to determine the proper EQ settings over looking at transfer functions or specific frequency controls. Two main modes of operation are provided (Traverse and Semantic), which allow users to sample from the latent space of the 12 trained models.

Applications:

  • Quick and easy timbral adjustments
  • Automated timbral shifts over time for creative effects
  • Powerful ‘tone controls’ for users in a playback/listening setting

floweq

floweq.ml
github.com/csteinmetz1/flowEQ

Element ~ Advanced Plugin Host


This is the community version of Element, a modular AU / LV2 / VST / VST3 audio plugin host. Create powerful effects, racks and instruments by connecting nodes to one another. Integrates with your existing hardware via standard protocols such as MIDI.

Features:

  • Runs standalone or as a plugin in your DAW
  • Route Audio and MIDI from anywhere to anywhere
  • Play virtual instruments and effects live
  • Create re-usable instruments and effect graphs
  • Preloaded plugin graphs
  • External sync w/ MIDI clock
  • MIDI controller mapping
  • Sub graphing – nest graphs within each other
  • Custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Placeholder nodes
  • Built in virtual keyboard
  • Multiple undo/redo

Element

github.com/kushview/Element
kushview.net/element/

Utility ~ Channel Strip Plugin


Utility is a free, lightweight, universal general purpose all in one digital channel strip plugin offering precise controls over various aspects of an audio signal, from mid/side processing to soft clipping.

Features:

  • input routing with separate pans for the left and right channels, or alternatively a pre mono balance control to decide how the left and right channels are blended for conversion into mono
  • gain, and individual left and right channel gains, mutes
  • pan and phase inversion of either channel
  • width control, along with separate mid and side gain sliders and mutes
  • maximally flat minimal phase high and low pass 12db/octave filtering
  • optional hard and soft clipping at 0db
  • everything is fully automatable with sensible parameter ranges/scaling

www.vennaudio.com/utility
gitlab.com/JHVenn/Utility

dexed ~ Frequency Modulation Synthesizer


 

Dexed is a multi-platform, multi-format plugin synth that is closely modelled on the Yamaha DX7. Dexed is also a midi cartridge librarian / manager for the DX7.

Features:

  • Multi platform (OS X, Windows or Linux) and multi format. (VST, AU, LV2)
  • The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modelled on the original DX7 characteristics.
  • 144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel.
  • Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor and sysex manager.
  • Each operator has a realtime VU meter so you know which one is active.
  • Can load or save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

asb2m10.github.io/dexed
github.com/asb2m10/dexed

CHOW ~ Maximally Truculent Distortion


CHOW is a digital distortion effect designed for maximum truculence, somewhere between a true half-wave rectifier and a noisy vintage compressor. Useful for mixing guitars, drums, even vocals when a heavily degraded sound is desired. Feel free to build and use for your own enjoyment!

chow

github.com/jatinchowdhury18/CHOW

Multiply ~ Clear Chorus Effects


Acon Digital Multiply is a free and versatile chorus effect with a unique twist. Each simulated voice is processed with a phase randomizing filter so that unpleasant comb filter effects are avoided. The effect can be used to simulate the effect of several performers playing the same tones simultaneously, to widen the spatial image or to create special effects for sound design. Multiply can simulate up to 6 additional voices and both the pitch and the loudness of the voices can be modulated. There is also an integrated equalizer consisting of low cut, low shelf, high shelf and high cut filters that can be applied to the effect signal. An integrated pre-delay section makes it possible to create modulated and diffuse echo effects.

multiply-acon

acondigital.com/products/multiply

Argotlunar ~ Granulator VST / AudioUnit


Argotlunar is a tool for creating surreal transformations of audio streams. Specifically, it is a real-time delay-line granulator. It disintegrates an audio stream into short samples (grains). Each grain can have random settings of amplitude, panning, duration, delay, pitch, glissando, filter and envelope. The output of all grains is mixed together into a stream which can be fed back into the main input.

Time-related parameters can be synced to the host tempo, for rhythmic and pulsing textures. Pitch-related parameters can be quantized for harmonic and melodic effects. Feedback can create chaotic, densely layered, and distorted sounds.

Most of the parameters can be correlated. Examples:

  • Filter cut-off correlated with pitch: Higher filter cut-off for grains with higher pitch, and vice versa.
  • Grain duration correlated with panning: Grains with shorter duration panned to the centre of the stereo field, and grains with longer duration panned wide in the stereo field.

argotlunar

mourednik.github.io/argotlunarhttps://mourednik.github.io/argotlunar/
github.com/mourednik/argotlunar

andes ~ Perlin Noise Sound Synthesiser


Andes is a standalone software synthesiser, or plugin, in early stages of development. The core of Andes is an original oscillator which uses a pseudo-3D version of Perlin Noise to produce distinctively digital sound.

andes

artfwo.github.io/andes
github.com/artfwo/andes