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DDMF Releases FREE Tube Preamp Plugin By Philipp Bulling

Tube Preamp by DDMF

DDMF re-rereleased Tube Preamp, a freeware circuit-modeled analog saturation effect developed by Philipp Bulling (aka phi-L Audio). Tube Preamp emulates the distortion characteristics of an analog tube amplifier while letting the user customize the simulated tube circuit. The software is available in 32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for digital audio […]

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From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/05/05/ddmf-tube-preamp/

Erica Synths Black Dual ASR EG: Modulatable, loopable envelopes

Erica Synths Black Dual ASR EGThis pair of Black ASR envelopes has much of the functionality of a Make Noise Maths in a smaller, darker package. 

Black Dual ASR EG

Envelopes are a bit of a modulation utility that we don’t tend to get that excited about but with the Black Dual ASR Erica Synths has packed in a load of useful functionality that could make it the envelope of choice for your rack.

ASR envelopes are simple. You get the Attack stage rising to a maximum and then it stays there for as long as you hold the Gate open and then you get the Release stage when you let go. It’s like using a regular ADSR envelope with the Sustain all the way up effectively removing the Decay stage.

While ADSR envelopes are great for long sweeping changes an ASR is perfect for Eurorack gated sequencing. Sequencers like the Black Sequencer tend to have powerful gating engines where they can create rhythmic variations and an ASR envelope is perfect for that making full use of that varying gate pattern. If you pump in a trigger input rather than a gate then the envelope becomes an AR.

Erica Synths Black Dual ASR EG

Erica Synths Black Dual ASR EG

The Dual envelopes are normalised to the Gate input on envelope 1 meaning that you can fire both envelopes from the one gate. This is ideal for sending one envelope to a VCA and another to a filter on the same timing.

For control and modulation, you have CV inputs on the Attack and Decay stage of each envelope (it’s labelled Decay on the panel although it’s really Release, but these things are grey areas depending on the application). There’s a CV output for End of Cycle (EOC) and a loop mode to turn it into a Rise/Fall or Attack/Decay style LFO. It’s this functionality that mirrors the Maths and is all I ever use the Maths for.

You have unipolar and bipolar outputs depending on whether you are in free or looping mode and you can shorten the envelope time via a jumper on the back if you want greater knob resolution. You can also push the Loop into droning which is a bit unexpected but a cool additional feature. Using the jumper on the back gets you to a higher register.

The Black Dual ASR EG is a really useful module. I’ve done a full review video which you can see below. It’s replaced the Maths in my rack because it has all the functions that I would normally use on it in a much smaller and more understandable package. Available now for €165 ex VAT.

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entropy:EQ+ By Sonible Is FREE With A Loopcloud Trial

entropy:EQ+ by Sonible

Get the entropy:EQ+ ($99 value) linear-phase equalizer plugin by Sonible for FREE when you start a Loopcloud trial. Loopcloud, if you don’t know yet, is the most extensive sample library in the world, with over 4 million sounds. It’s more than just a collection of sounds; it’s a platform that allows you to test and combine […]

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From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/05/04/entropyeq-loopcloud/

FREE TC M30 Reverb Plugin Impulse Responses + EXCLUSIVE DankVerb Free

FREE TC M30 Reverb Plugin Impulse Responses + EXCLUSIVE DankVerb Free

Performodule has released a free collection of Impulse Responses from TC Helicon’s discontinued M30 reverb plugin. They also offer DankVerb Free, an exclusive BPB-only set of free impulse responses from the full DankVerb library. Let’s take a closer look at the TC Helicon’s M30 reverb plugin impulse responses first. TC Helicon M30 Impulse Responses TC […]

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Empress Is A FREE Sample Pack By Slate Digital (Less Than 24 Hours Left)

EMPRESS by Slate Digital

Slate Digital offers the brand new Empress sample pack for free download. You have to join the waiting list to download the sample pack for free. The offer expires tomorrow (May 5th), so please go grab it quickly. The Empress pack contains over 500 high-quality royalty-free trapsoul samples. I like trapsoul samples because I find […]

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From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/05/04/empress-slate-digital/

Audio Damage Dubstation 2 Is FREE With Any Purchase @ PIB

Dubstation 2 by Audio Damage

Plugin Boutique offers the Dubstation 2 (€29 value) delay plugin by Audio Damage for FREE with any purchase. The giveaway will be active throughout the month of May, and all paid purchases qualify. Just make sure that the total amount in your shopping cart exceeds zero. The deal isn’t available for “free checkout” orders. Many […]

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From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/05/04/dubstation2-free/

Cableguys DriveShaper Is FREE With Any Purchase @ Plugin Boutique

DriveShaper by Cableguys

Plugin Boutique offers the DriveShaper (£32.95 value) by Cableguys for FREE with any purchase. DriveShaper will be free with any qualifying (paid) purchase throughout May. DriveShaper is a multiband distortion module for the ShaperBox 2 plugin. When I looked through DriveShaper, my initial feeling was that it’s one of those hidden gems that somehow evaded […]

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From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/05/04/driveshaper-free/

Free recording software Audacity acquired by firm behind MuseScore and Ultimate Guitar

Audacity bought by Muse GroupLaunched in 2000, Audacity still remains a favorite of mine for no frills audio clean-up and editing. Over the decades, the software has grown much more capable than that, but it remains lean, awesome, and completely free. Which is why news of Audacity being acquired by Muse Group were bound to stir some waves. Is the future of Audacity mired in corporate nonsense, app bloat, and greedy subscription models?

Well, I’d like to think Muse Group, which owns the open-source notation software MuseScore, the ToneBridge guitar effects app, and the Ultimate Guitar website (the likely source of all your guitar tabs) won’t dare tamper with perfection. I don’t use MuseScore, but Ultimate Guitar has certainly gone ways since I first opened it in 2004 or so. I reckon Muse Group’s stewardship can help Audacity evolve in a similar fashion. The company promised Audacity will remain free, which is reassuring.

Audacity acquired by Muse Group

News of the deal broke out by Martin Keary, Head Of Design at MuseScore. In his video statement, Keary claimed responsibility to “manage Audacity in partnership with its open-source community”. The financials surrounding the acquisition have not been discussed, which is understandable. I’d feel silly paying for Audacity after using it for free for literal decades…

Muse Group has acquired Audacity

Interestingly, Muse Group is actually a new company, formed a few days before the acquisition of Audacity. The people behind it have been around the block, however. We are talking about Ultimate Guitar founder Eugene Naidenov and current CEO Michael Trutnev, serving as Muse Group’s respective chairman and CEO. Hopefully, Muse Group will set another solid example like BandLab’s acquisition of Cakewalk Sonar did. While former paying users weren’t thrilled with the arrangement, Sonar is now a fully functional and free DAW that everyone can use with a surprising lack of annoyances or limitations involved.

Earlier this year, Audacity had its first major update in over nine years with version 3.0. Among other things, the patch added a new file format and squished around 160 bugs.

Martin Keary’s video statement is available below:

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Nembrini Audio is giving away the Clon Minotaur Overdrive plug-in

Free of charge: Nembrini Audio is giving away the Clon Minotaur Overdrive Plug-inNembrini Audio is giving away its new Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive plug-in, designed to get you some of that fabled boutique overdrive tone in your DAW. Does it sound like the fabled original? We took it for a spin.

Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive

Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive from Nembrini Audio seeks to give you a little bit of that ‘Klon Magic’ and add a touch of transparent overdrive sparkle to your virtual guitar rig. This simple plug-in pedal has three controls and a clear graphical interface that mirrors the original layout: Gain, Treble and Output. Nembrini has also included a few presets, just in case you need some help getting started.

Nembrini Audio's Minotaur Transparent Overdrive is modeled on The Klon Centaur

Nembrini Audio’s Minotaur Transparent Overdrive is modeled on The Klon Centaur

The plug-in is completely free and all you need to do is make an account on the Nembrini Audio site to claim your copy of the Clon Minotaur Transparent Overdrive. It runs on PC, Mac and iOS devices. The big question, of course: does it sound anything like a real Klon Centaur?

Jef's Klon pedals

Jef’s Klon pedals.

Does it really do the Klon thing?

I have owned two original Klon Centaur pedals and I gigged with them for years, so I’m familiar with the Klon sound and how the pedal reacts. First, it’s worth noting that my two Klon pedals were noticeably different and had slightly different sweeps on the controls, which is to be expected as no two potentiometers are exactly the same. Also, both Klons I played worked well at volume, but when playing at low levels they weren’t really in their optimum working environment.

This free plug-in does a decent job of mimicking the ‘transparent overdrive’ vibe, and even if it’s not replicating the sound of the original you can’t complain; it’s free, after all. I’m sure in combination with the right virtual amp you’d get pretty close to the Klon sound. But don’t expect it to suddenly add some extra magic to your tone.

Plug-in Details

You can get Nembrini Audio Clon Minotaur for free on the manufacturer’s website. The plug-in runs on macOS 10.9 or higher and Windows 7 or higher as AU, VST, VST3 and AAX in 64 bit. A free demo version and a detailed PDF user manual can be found on the provider’s product page.

It is also available free of charge as an AUv3 plug-in, inter-app audio effect and standalone app in the Apple App Store for M1 Macs, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app requires iOS or iPadOS 9.3 or higher or macOS 11.0 or higher.

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Ginger Audio Releases FREE GroundControl For macOS

GroundControl Cube by Ginger Audio

Ginger Audio has released GroundControl, a freeware zero-latency audio router and virtual audio driver for macOS. GroundControl allows you to send audio from one application to another with zero latency. The Ground Control virtual audio drivers have 3 settings, 2 channels, 16 channels, and 64 channels. The audio output of the GroundControl drivers can be […]

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