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

Wok Loudness ~ Dynamic Equalization


Wok Loudness simulates the loudness button on old HiFi amps, which alters the frequency response curve to correspond roughly with the equal loudness characteristic of the ear at lower volumes.

The level of high and low frequencies is increased at low listening levels, to compensate for the fact that as the volume of audio decreases, the ears lower sensitivity to extreme high and low frequencies may cause these signals to fall below threshold.  As a result audio material may seem to become ‘thin’ sounding at low volumes, losing bass and treble, the ‘Loudness compensation’ button (often just labelled ‘Loudness’ or ‘Loud’) is intended to rectify this situation.

wokwave.com/old-plugins/html/wok_loudness_free_vst_plugin

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

Live Guitar & Bass Bundle ~ Three Free Amps


Light and free version of our Live Guitar and Bass Bundle. These fundamental tools turn your computer into a guitar or bass amplifier.

  • Precise amps simulation
  • 3 free tools in one bundle
  • Superior quality and true sound of real analog amplifier
  • Gallien-Krueger MB150 amp and a GK speaker
  • Live FX processor and virtual instrument host

Each of the plug-ins and apps included in the Live Guitar and Bass bundle has its light version. We decided to pack our free tools into one bundle, so that you wouldn’t miss anyone of them. As the title indicates, this suite is created mainly for guitarists and bassists who would like to practice or produce music using their computers. You may enjoy the Amplion Free, GK Amplification 2 LE and the inTone Solo to experience the sound quality and the ease of use of the major versions.

shop.audified.com/products/live-guitar-and-bass-bundle-le

epicVerb ~ Digital Reverberation Simulator


The “epicVerb” reverberation device aims at both tight small room and ambience effect simulation well suited to modern drum and vocal productions up to large “epic” halls as known from high quality outboard gear. This reverb’s sound ranges from rather concrete or even edgy up to smooth, transparent and artifact free reverb tails. It is designed for maximum flexibility and usability, and to take place as a true high quality stereo main reverb.

“epicVerb” features two different reverberation modes and six different stereo early reflection models. There are some standard reverb controls like ‘TIME’, ‘DAMP’ or ’PRE-DELAY’ as well as reverb tail modulation and detailed control over very first reflection patterns as an option. It offers different reverb time handling for high and low frequencies as well as a musical sounding EQ section containing two “BootEQ” equalizers and additional high- and low-pass filtering.

Specs and requirements:

  • PC / VST compatible
  • SSE and Assembler optimized sound engine
  • State-of-the-art digital signal processing
  • Smooth reverb tail processing without any ringing or metallic sounding artifacts
  • Different reverb and early reflection modes for maximum flexibility

epicverb_small2

varietyofsound.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/epicverb
varietyofsound.wordpress.com/downloads

Flutterbird ~ Simple Pitch & Volume Fluctuation


Flutterbird is a free, open-source effect plugin for adding pitch and volume fluctuation to incoming audio. It can be used for traditional wow/flutter effects as well as more chaotic, extreme modulation. Flutterbird has four separate oscillators with adjustable speeds that can be mapped to either pitch or volume.

flutterbird

tesselode.itch.io/flutterbird
github.com/tesselode/flutterbird

Mika Micro ~ Minimal Subtractive Synth


 

Mika Micro is a subtractive synthesizer plugin that aims to be fun and expressive with a minimal set of controls.

Features:

  • 2 oscillators with 6 waveforms and split knobs
  • Simple FM functionality
  • 12dB resonant low pass filter
  • 8 voice polyphony and mono/legato modes

mika micro

tesselode.itch.io/mika-micro
github.com/tesselode/mika-micro