May 2021 Deals & Freebies For Music Producers

May is usually not a very busy month when it comes to music production software offers and discounts. But the situation is a bit different this year, as there are quite a few exclusive sales and freebie offers going on right now. The first week of May is almost behind us, so let’s summarize the […] View post: May 2021 Deals & Freebies For Music Producers … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/05/07/may-2021-deals-freebies/

Ableton Loop Create: Free online music summit event on 26 and 27 June 2021

Ableton is making the best out of the pandemic situation by spinning off its yearly Loop event into a new online event called Loop Create. Taking place on June 26 and 27 2021, Loop Create will be about celebrating and learning about music. The schedule offers a line-up of musicians, artists, technologists, and intermediaries from the audio and music sector. Ableton would like to bring these people together on these two days and connect viewers with creators. A very nice goal, and admission is free. Ableton Loop Create Loop Create is the further development of the well-known musical event Loop, hosted by the hardware and software company Ableton. The event has the motto Creativity and Community. As online content such as live streaming, video casting, and podcasting has become ubiquitous, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ableton is taking advantage to recreate some of Loop’s magic virtually. Loop Create will connect interested viewers with the acts on the virtual stages of the multimedia show. It will show how musicians make music (workshops), perform live, and share insights from the music scene in question and answer sessions in which the community can participate (likely via chat). Ableton promises a large and diverse lineup of people that will do the pre-pandemic Loop events justice. Ableton Loop Create will take place as an online event on June 26th and 27th, 2021. You can register for the event online from 26 May, 2021. Participation is free of charge. You can also sign up for a newsletter on the Loop Blog website to stay informed. Ableton says Loop Create is the beginning of a period of experimentation for Loop as the experience from previous…

Arturia KeyStep Pro 2.0 Firmware update

Arturia’s colourful 4-track polyphonic sequencer and MIDI controller gets a firmware update with oodles of adjustments and added extras. KeyStep Pro 2.0 Arturia has given it a good going over finding all sorts of things to improve upon which either means it needed a lot of fixing or they’ve been working hard on developing existing ideas. By the looks of it this is more about the latter. The arpeggiator has come in for some special attention with the first key improvement (for me anyway) which is that you can now use the arpeggiator while the sequencer is stopped. Arpeggios can now be recorded into the sequences, you can give them some swing and the range of the randomness has been improved. Arp velocity can also now be expressed as a bipolar offset. As with the arpeggios Chord mode can now be recorded in the sequences and they’ve added the possibility to release both shift + tie and keep editing the chord until all the keys are released. Arturia KeyStep Pro One killer feature that’s been sorely missing is the ability to preview the content of a step when editing. You can now do this (once enabled) by holding the step. Another one is the ability to quickly recall the saved state of a project after you’ve messed it around too much. Other extra include being able to set MIDI port 2 as a MIDI Thru, being able to disable the Looper Touch Strip and the ability to offset all steps by holding shift and turning an encoder. Improvements can be found in a reworked Mono Mode, better handling of overlapping in when overdubbing, more accurate Tap Tempo and an improved…

Eurorack emulation VCV Rack V2.0 development update

Andrew Belt of VCV Rack has posted an update on the development of version 2 which includes interesting details on the future of this popular modular platform. VCV Rack 2.0 It’s not an easy job developing something that’s quite so enormous, has so many moving parts and a massive and enthusiastic user base. Since the beta release in 2017 VCV Rack has grown into a ridiculously versatile and comprehensive software modular platform with over 2,500 modules. This thing is immense and the core software and many of the modules are completely free. At the end of last year development on version 2 was continuing apace. The development was along the lines of a conversation between Andrew and the community of users. They’d already been through ideas of bridging the currently standalone software to DAWs but that ended up being discarded in favour of a fully VST plugin version. But that takes time and resources. In the latest development blog update Andrew shares how it’s been difficult both emotionally and mentally to work on the new version which gives us a glimpse at the sort of pressure he must be feeling to get this right. However, he believes that V2 will be an awesome update when it arrives and will solve at least half the criticism of V1. While he apologises for the time it’s taking he really doesn’t need to – he does awesome work and should take all the time he needs. VCV Rack 2 So, what’s new? The new version of VCV Rack will include the standalone version and the VST2 version in a single installer. Previous ideas of having a separate VST version have been discarded. It…

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

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 […] View post: Empress Is A FREE Sample Pack By Slate Digital (Less Than 24 Hours Left) … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/05/04/empress-slate-digital/

Audio Damage Dubstation 2 Is FREE With Any Purchase @ PIB

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 […] View post: Audio Damage Dubstation 2 Is FREE With Any Purchase @ PIB … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/05/04/dubstation2-free/

Best free plug-ins this week: SPATIO Light, SideChainer 2 and STR-X

We’ve got a little bit of everything in this week’s collection of free plug-ins: a reverb, a very cool sidechain effect and a guitar amp simulator. Here’s SPATIO Light, SideChainer 2 and STR-X. Check out our archives for many more free plug-ins! ANWIDA Soft SPATIO Light SPATIO Light is a freebie that’s based on ANWIDA Soft’s upcoming SPATIO reverb. Its predecessor is the classic DX Reverb Light. The developer says that SPATIO Light can emulate everything from small rooms with plenty of coloration to large, natural-sounding spaces. The plug-in offers the familiar mix, pre delay and decay parameters, as well as a low pass filter. It’s a true stereo reverb with 64-bit internal processing, which yields “ultra clean and noiseless“ results, according to ANWIDA Soft. As of now, SPATIO Light is available for macOS in VST3 and AU versions. A Windows version is in the works. Get SPATIO Light here RDGAudio SideChainer 2 SideChainer 2 lets you achieve the popular pumping effect without having to deal with an actual sidechain compressor. You can specify the note value and use the mix knob to dial in the desired effect amount. Its best feature, however, is that you can draw your own curve for the effect. This lets you achieve custom pumping effects that are hard to achieve with just the envelope controls of a compressor. SideChainer 2 includes a bunch of presets for common applications. SideChainer 2 is available for Windows and macOS in VST3 and AU formats. Get SideChainer 2 here Strix Audio STR-X STR-X is a guitar amp simulation that isn’t based on any particular analog amp. Instead, it’s designed to be a simple, but powerful amp sim that…

Function Loops Releases Sound Architects 2021 ($27 Intro Price)

Function Loops released Sound Architects 2021, a new multi-format sound library with 1 GB of premium royalty-free sounds. Sound Architects 2021 is Function Loops’ latest sound library for hip-hop, dance, EDM, and pop music production. The company claims that it is their most ambitious release to date. It contains 1 GB of royalty-free sounds, presets, […] View post: Function Loops Releases Sound Architects 2021 ($27 Intro Price) … From: Bedroom Producers Blog | bedroomproducersblog.com/2021/04/28/function-loops-sound-archite…

Best free plug-ins this week: Pedalboard, Brandulator 2.0 and Blumlein Haas

This weeks collection of free plug-ins includes a free multi-effect for guitar, an update for the popular Brandulator sequenced effect and a fun stereo tool. Here’s Pedalboard, Brandulator 2.0 and Blumlein Haas. As always, you can find many more free plug-ins in our archives. Lostin70s Live Pedalboard We’ve featured several of Lostin70s’ free amp simulations before, including ToneDeluxe v2, Modern Deluxe and Bass Deluxe. But what if you need more sonic flexibility than an amp can offer on its own? Good news: the developer has just released a free virtual pedalboard. It offers six slots, which you can fill with a wide range of effects from distortion and overdrive to modulation to delay, reverb and compressor. Here’s your free virtual guitar studio! Live Pedalboard is available for Windows and macOS in VST, VST3 and AU formats. Get Live Pedalboard here Stone Voices Brandulator v2.0 Brandulator has been around for a while, but the developer has just released a major update. Like the previous version, Brandulator 2 is a ‘complex sound processor’ that delivers effects like trance gates, vocoder, wah, comb-filter and modulation. Brandulator splits the input signal into three channels, each of which offers 16 steps of processing with their own volume and pan controls. You can turn static notes into all sorts of effects and intriguing rhythms. Brandulator 2.0 is a VST plug-in for Windows. Get Brandulator 2.0 here DSPplug Blumlein Haas This is a simple stereo effect based on the stereophonic/binaural research by Helmut Haas and Alan Blumlein. It lets you turn a mono signal into stereo by applying a very short delay to one channel. The delay time is adjustable from 1 to 13 milliseconds. There’s also…

VM2500 Collection: The ARP 2500 modules emulated in Voltage Modular

Cherry Audio brings the ARP 2500 to Voltage Modular with VM2500 Collection. The bundle contains 21 modules based on the vintage modular system. VM2500 ARP continues to be a rich resource of desirable vintage sounds. The ARP 2500 modular synth is one of the rarest and has been brought to life recently by Behringer and their 2500 range of hardware Eurorack modules. Cherry Audio, in collaboration with Mark Barton from MRB Labs, has brought them into the software environment of Voltage Modular. It will be interesting to see how they’ve tackled the conversion from a very unique matrix-based patching system to a Eurorack format of using patch cables. With the Behringer 2500 the work was done by Rob Keeble of AMSynths who had been working on the idea for many years. Cherry Audio says that they’ve recreated all 18 of the original modules in “perfect detail” and added an oscilloscope, spring reverb and mixer. “We’ve eliminated the matrix-switch I/O scheme and replaced all connections with standard CV jacks, and added bi-polar CV attenuators to all modulation inputs for full compatibility with all Voltage Modular modules.” What’s important is that with synth designer Mark Barton they capture the classic sound of this legendary machine. The VM2500 Collection is available now for $49. You’ll need Voltage Modular to run them and the Nucleus bundle is available for Windows and macOS completely free of charge. That’s a done deal I think. The bundle comes with a bunch of presets to get you started and those are essential because old vintage modular is not always that easy to understand. However, one of the problems I have with software modular is that you have a…