Best free plug-ins this week: Spectral Attractors, Defiant WT and A1TriggerGate

This week’s collection of the best free plug-ins brings you an awesome new Max for Live device and two classics: a wavetable synth and a gate sequencer. Here’s Spectral Attractors, Defiant WT and A1TriggerGate. Head over to our huge archives for many more free plug-ins! Dillon Bastan Spectral Attractors Spectral Attractors by Dillon Bastan is a new free Max for Live device that turns any audio signal or sample into a huge range of experimental sounds. Spectral Attractors is a combination of a physics model and a phase vocoder. Combine up to four “attractors” (snapshots of the sample), which will pull the sound towards their spectral state. It’s not easy to describe how Spectral Attractors works, but it’s a fantastic way to get creative with samples and turn them into something new. Spectral Attractors runs as a Max for Live device in Ableton Live on macOS and Windows. Get Spectral Attractors here Ocean Swift Synthesis Defiant WT The free plug-in makers are still on vacation, so here’s a classic that we haven’t covered before. Defiant WT combines wavetable, subtractive and additive synthesis in a very versatile software synth. It comes with no less than 200 factory wavetables and also lets you create your own. The oscillator is the main event here, but the plug-in also offers a filter, a couple of envelopes and an LFO for modulation. Defiant WT is capable of a wide range of sounds and experimental soundscapes. Defiant WT is a VST plug-in for Windows (32/64 bit). Get Defiant WT here Alex Hilton A1TriggerGate This one’s another classic freebie that should be in your plug-in folder. A1TriggerGate by Alex Hilton / A1Audio is a gate sequencer that…

Best free plug-ins this week: Spectral Attractors, Defiant WT and A1TriggerGate

This week’s collection of the best free plug-ins brings you an awesome new Max for Live device and two classics: a wavetable synth and a gate sequencer. Here’s Spectral Attractors, Defiant WT and A1TriggerGate. Head over to our huge archives for many more free plug-ins! Dillon Bastan Spectral Attractors Spectral Attractors by Dillon Bastan is a new free Max for Live device that turns any audio signal or sample into a huge range of experimental sounds. Spectral Attractors is a combination of a physics model and a phase vocoder. Combine up to four “attractors” (snapshots of the sample), which will pull the sound towards their spectral state. It’s not easy to describe how Spectral Attractors works, but it’s a fantastic way to get creative with samples and turn them into something new. Spectral Attractors runs as a Max for Live device in Ableton Live on macOS and Windows. Get Spectral Attractors here Ocean Swift Synthesis Defiant WT The free plug-in makers are still on vacation, so here’s a classic that we haven’t covered before. Defiant WT combines wavetable, subtractive and additive synthesis in a very versatile software synth. It comes with no less than 200 factory wavetables and also lets you create your own. The oscillator is the main event here, but the plug-in also offers a filter, a couple of envelopes and an LFO for modulation. Defiant WT is capable of a wide range of sounds and experimental soundscapes. Defiant WT is a VST plug-in for Windows (32/64 bit). Get Defiant WT here Alex Hilton A1TriggerGate This one’s another classic freebie that should be in your plug-in folder. A1TriggerGate by Alex Hilton / A1Audio is a gate sequencer that…

Manny Marroquin Tone Shaper Is FREE Until September 15th

Waves are offering the Manny Marroquin Tone Shaper ($99 value) plugin as a free download for all registered users until September 15th, 2020. Manny Marroquin Tone Shaper is a four-band linear-phase parallel compressor. It uses parallel compression and EQ to bring out the character of the processed audio signal in a musical way, without sounding […] View post: Manny Marroquin Tone Shaper Is FREE Until September 15th … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2020/09/02/manny-marroquin-tone-shaper-…

Komplete 13: New sounds, new guitar tones and absolutely everything else

Native Instruments has announced Komplete 13 bringing together everything that’s appeared since version 12 plus a handful of previously unseen sources of sound and a brand new version of Guitar Rig. Komplete 13 It’s already an extraordinary collection of instruments, sounds and effects but Komplete 13 brings it up to 122 instruments and effects and 73 expansions filling 1.1TB of space. Version 12 was released 2 years ago and already included the Kontakt version 6 and Massive X which came along a bit later. Since then there have been a few additions like the excellent Super 8 synthesizer, Raum reverb and Crush pack plugins. In terms of what’s actually brand new for version 13 the big news is Guitar Rig version 6. They say it’s “Revamped” with a “bold new look” (although it doesn’t look that different to me) new effects and new machine learning technology to model state-of-the-art hardware. Sounds exciting! And actually it looks pretty great too, check out the demo video: For new instruments, we have Cremona Quartet which brings together four ultra-rare string instruments from the world’s most renowned luthiers, painstakingly sampled at their home in Cremona, Italy. Otherwise, Komplete 13 absorbs all the most recent releases such as Pharlight, Arkhis and Cloud Supply, libraries like Mysteria and effects such as Lo-Fi Glow. So while there’s plenty to get your teeth into most of it was already released. As before we have 5 versions to choose from starting with Start which is free, going to Select, then Standard and up to Ultimate and then Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Start – worth checking out – free Select – 12 instruments, 4 effects, 5 expansions – £89 upgrade, £169…

Red Sounds Vox Engine For Kontakt Is FREE Until September 18th

Red Sounds is offering the Vox Engine for Native Instruments Kontakt as a free download from their website until September 18th, 2020. Despite usually being seen as uninteresting or sterile, pop production is more often than not just a hopeful crapshoot. Ungodly amounts of money are spent yearly to produce the next big chart-topping hit, […] View post: Red Sounds Vox Engine For Kontakt Is FREE Until September 18th … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2020/08/25/red-sounds-vox-engine/

Roland’s Official TR-808 Plugin Is FREE Until August 31st!

​​​​In celebration of the 808 day, Roland has made its virtual TR-808 drum machine plugin available to try for free until the end of August. ​​ ​​We recently covered another 808 plugin (learn all about the SC-808 plugin by Yoshinosuke Horiuchi) and posited how many different emulations of the 808 does one truly need. However, […] View post: Roland’s Official TR-808 Plugin Is FREE Until August 31st! … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2020/08/17/roland-808-plugin-free/

Waves MaxxVolume Volume Leveler Is FREE Until August 31st!

Waves Audio is offering its dynamics processing plugin MaxxVolume for free until August 31st. We’re in mid-August already. Although most of us are still stuck at home, far away from oceans and beaches, we can at least hear some musical waves, courtesy of Waves Audio. Look what the sea brought in! MaxxVolume is a volume […] View post: Waves MaxxVolume Volume Leveler Is FREE Until August 31st! … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2020/08/16/waves-maxxvolume-free/

Best delay plug-ins: Our Top 10 echo tools of 2020 (so far)

Delay effects belong in every music producer’s toolbox. With them, you can let your sounds fly through time, widen the stereo width of an audio track or make sounds more interesting and varied. To refresh your plug-in collection a little, we present the 10 finest delay plug-ins from the past eight months. Valhalla DSP Super Massive You can’t go wrong with Valhalla DSP’s Supermassive Delay. This VST plug-in can be downloaded absolutely free of charge from the developer’s website! As the name suggests, the plug-in generates epic and extremely dense delays. Eight different modes named names Gemini, Hydra, Centaurus, Sagittarius, Great Annihilator, Andromeda, Lyra and Capricorn can create different delay effects with different densities. What a great gift! The plug-in runs on Mac OSX and Windows as VST, AU and AAX in 32 or 64-bit format. Download here. Baby Audio Comeback Kid Analog emulations are very popular. One such is Baby Audio’s Comeback Kid. This versatile delay plug-in is very easy to use. The individual parameter sections are clearly separated from one another. You can even find sound shapers here, such as a transient designer and a stereo tool. The “Flavor” area is responsible for the characterful and warm sound. With the controls Cheap, Tape, Swirl and Sauce you can add that certain something to the actual effect. This delay has a ton of mojo! You can get the plug-in here at Plugin Boutique (affiliate) for EUR 42. The plug-in runs on macOS 10.7 or higher and Windows 7 or higher as AU, AAX, VST and VST3. IK Multimedia Space Delay This virtual delay effect device from IK Multimedia also emulates an old piece of hardware – the legendary Roland RE-201…

Best 1176 Compressor Emulation Plug-ins: The definitive list

The 1176 is hands-down one of the most popular compressor designs of all time. It was legendary for its fast response times and for the harmonic distortion and distinctly analog flavor it could impart to any signal. There were several different revisions, each with their own take on the same base sound. Digital audio has come a long way toward recreating the sound of the 1176 and these are some of the best 1176 plug-ins available today. Universal Audio 1176 Classic Limiter Collection It doesn’t get any more authentic than this collection of three of the most legendary 1176 designs of all time, meticulously emulated. There are three different variations, including Rev. A., Rev. E., and AE. This means the bundle gives you access to the classic Blackface, Blue Stripe, and LN models. As with all of the best 1176 emulations, every element of the circuitry from the analog units was painstakingly recreated in the digital realm. These include the transistors and harmonic distortion. It has attack times that range from 20ms to 800ms. Each model offers the legendary “All Buttons In” mode as well as the “No Ratio” mode – which adds the pleasing analog distortion without any compression. Also included are presets from renowned mix engineers that help you get in the ballpark of their settings quickly. The only downside is that it requires UA hardware to run, but considering the storied history of the company this might be well worth the investment for you. More information and purchasing Waves Audio CLA-76 This option is a marriage between Waves and one of the most popular mixing engineers of all time – Chris Lord Alge. It is based on…