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Best free plug-ins this week: SPACEXPANDER, Mackity and Reverse Delay

Best free plug-ins this weekThis week’s collection of free plug-ins starts off with a great spring reverb rack extension for Reason. We’ve also got an emulation of the input stage of a classic Mackie Mixer and a very useful reverse effect. Check out SPACEXPANDER, Mackity and Reverse Delay.

For more free plug-ins, visit our archives.

SPACEXPANDER

Ekssperimental Sounds Studio Past to Future Reverbs SPACEEXPANDERThis free Rack Extension for Reason is a collaboration effort by Ekssperimental Sounds Studio and Past To Future Reverbs. It’s a spring reverb module based on impulse responses, which were combined with a tube amplifier and dual-mode filter to deliver classic spring reverbs straight to your Reason rack. There’s also a dry/wet mix knob and an output level control. You can choose from eight different IRs and the filter cutoff frequency can be controlled via a CV input on the back.

SPACEXPANDER is currently only available as a Rack Extension for Reason. The developer says that VST and AU versions are in the works.

Get SPACEEXPANDER here

Airwindows Mackity

Airwindows MackityChris aka Airwindows has been on a roll recently. After Galactic, he’s now back with an emulation of the input stage of the original (pre-VLZ) Mackie 1202. This compact mixer shaped the sound of countless underground tracks throughout the 90s. The Mackity plug-in brings the raw punch of the 1202 to your DAW. This one’s not about emulating expensive high-end equipment, but about a tiny mixer whose “spongy slam and gleaming brain-fry overload” (Airwindows) had a huge impact on 90s underground.

Mackity is available for Windows and macOS in VST and AU formats.

Get Mackity here

Saschart Reverse Delay

Saschart Reverse DelayReverse Delay by Saschart is just what it says it is: a reverse delay effect. The delay rate can sync to the song tempo and offers various rhythmic subdivisions. In addition to the essential feedback, dry and wet controls, Reverse Delay includes a pan width knob for alternating left and right delays, and a low pass filter for shaping the sound. The developer says that it uses very little CPU power. If you like it, check out Saschart’s many other free plug-ins – there’s a whole bunch of them.

Reverse Delay is available for macOS and Windows in VST and AU formats.

Get Reverse Delay here

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AmpliTube MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier Head Is FREE!

AmpliTube MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier Head Is FREE (Limited-Time)

IK Multimedia offers the MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier Head and VIP presets for AmpliTube as a FREE download until May 2nd, 2021. After its initial release in 1989, the MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier quickly became the benchmark for crushing, aggressive metal and rock tones. It offered a combination of aggression and precision that similar amps couldn’t deliver. […]

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LABS Percussion Is A FREE Sound Library By Spitfire Audio

LABS Percussion Is A FREE Percussion Sound Library By Spitfire Audio

Spitfire Audio has released LABS Percussion, the latest addition to its series of free sound libraries for the LABS virtual instrument. LABS Percussion (like all LABS instruments) runs in the free Spitfire Audio app for macOS and Windows (AU/VST/VST3/AAX). The LABS series has grown pretty quickly since it was first introduced. It now includes pianos, […]

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Ginger Audio Ground Control is a free Soundflower alternative

Ginger Audio Ground ControlGinger Audio has introduced Ground Control, a virtual audio device for macOS. Ground Control makes it easy to send multi-channel audio streams from one application to another with zero latency, picking up where Soundflower left off. And it’s free!

Ginger Audio Ground Control

Routing audio streams between applications on your computer should be a simple task, but in reality, it’s often trickier than it sounds. And there are many situations that require you to send the audio output of one application to another, like streaming, recording on-screen video, recording stuff from the web, using multiple DAWs and more.

On the Mac, Soundflower was a widely used solution until it fell into disrepair. With Ground Control, Ginger Audio has just released a free alternative that’s designed to easily pass audio from one app to another. According to the developer, Ground Control has zero latency and provides up to 64 channels at sample rates up to 192 kHz. It also works on the latest Macs, including the M1 processor and macOS Big Sur.

Ground Control adds three virtual audio devices to your macOS Audio/MIDI Setup. There’s a basic 2-channel device for stereo streams, and two multi-channel variants with 16 and 64 channels. To route audio between applications, all you need to do is select Ground Control as the audio output device in the source application and as an audio input device in the target app.

Ginger Audio Ground Control

Ground Control adds three virtual audio devices to your system

But there’s more: Ground Control also lets you monitor the virtual audio stream so you can hear what’s going on. The included Ground Control Cube app provides a large volume knob alongside mute, dim and mono buttons, just like you’d find on any good monitor controller. There’s also a VU meter that helps to catch any clipping that might occur. This is a nice touch that sets Ground Control apart from other solutions like Blackhole and VB-Cable.

Compatibility

Ginger Audio Ground Control is currently only available for macOS, but a Windows version is in the works. It requires macOS 10.13–10.15.7 or macOS 11 Big Sur and supports Intel and M1 processors.

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Output Spring Sale: Save 35% on plug-ins and Kontakt instruments

Output spring saleAudio hardware and software maker Output is offering pretty big spring discounts for its plug-ins and Kontakt instruments (excluding Arcade) until mid-May. With discounts reaching 35%, anyone who’s interested in them can take the plunge at a more bearable toll for their wallets.

Here’s a little more about some of the plug-ins and instruments on offer:

  • Movement is an effect which specializes in rhythmic effects and sweeping, otherworldly spaces.
  • Thermal pairs a multi-band distortion stage with the modulation engine from the Output Portal granular effect for hot-rodded overdrive.
  • Substance is a “deeply produced” bass engine featuring mangled electric and acoustic basses, full live brass sections, sampled synthesizers, and experimental patches.
  • Portal is a real-time granulizer that lets you adjust parameters like density, offset, size, count, and shape.
  • Analog Brass & Winds is meant to creatively blend the sounds of wind instruments with those of synthesizers.

Output plug-ins and Kontakt instruments spring sale

The spring deals from Output include the effects plug-ins Portal, Thermal, and Movement; the virtual instruments Substance, Analog Brass & Winds, and Analog Strings; and the Kontakt instruments Signal, Rev, and Exhale.

You can get Output Portal, Thermal, and Movement at Thomann (affiliate link) for EUR 95 instead of EUR 149 each.

The plug-in instruments Output Substance, Analog Brass & Winds, and Analog Strings are available at Thomann (affiliate link) for EUR 129 instead of EUR 199 each.

You can get the NI Kontakt instruments Output Signal, Rev, and Exhale at Thomann (affiliate link) for EUR 129 instead of EUR 199 each. There’s also the Output REV/Signal Bundle available at Thomann (affiliate link) for EUR 219 instead of EUR 349.

The offers are good until May 16, 2021. The software runs under macOS 10.12 or later and Windows 7 or later in standalone, VST, AU, and AAX plug-in formats. The NI Kontakt instruments require an installation of NI Kontakt or the free Kontakt Player.

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Harley Benton AirBorne Go: A wireless desktop modelling amp for only €139

Harley Benton AirBorne GoHarley Benton roars into the desktop practice amp market with the AirBorne Go, a modelling amplifier that packs in a feature set we’ve never seen offered before at this price. It ships with a transmitter/receiver system for freedom of movement while playing, and includes functions like Bluetooth streaming, effects and a drum machine. There’s even a free app for editing the sounds. This looks like a smart package that could be perfect as a low-cost practice solution for home use.

Harley Benton AirBorne Go

First off, a quick look at the specification list shows that Harley Benton has not skimped on features here. The AirBorne Go is a compact desktop amp with an integrated wireless 2.4 GHz transmitter/receiver system, amp modelling, effects, drum tracks and a mobile app to boot! The wooden frame houses a 3” speaker with 3 Watts, if you want to play without headphones. Three “classic” amp models are included, as well as 12 on-board effects guitar amplifier models. So far so good.

Harley Benton AirBorne Go with transmitter

Harley Benton AirBorne Go with transmitter

Bluetooth

But Harley Benton is clearly out to offer you more than the competition. The AirBorne Go is accompanied by a mobile Android and iOS app that allows advanced tone editing, so you can easily sculpt your tones and save your favourites. You can stream audio to the amp from your phone via Bluetooth, too, to play along to your favourite tracks. Another big plus is the 2.4 GHz wireless plug-n-play transmitter and receiver system. Harley Benton has bundled in its existing AirBorne 2.4 Instrument transmitter with the amp, which costs €69 on its own and can run for up to 6 hours before needing a charge. The transmitter can recharge using the amp’s USB port. All in all, it’s a neat solution in a simple package that looks appealing for many practice scenarios.

Harley Benton AirBorne Go control panel

Harley Benton AirBorne Go control panel

Connectivity

Apart from the USB port, the rest of the built-in I/O consists of an input jack, Aux/Line-in, a headphone output and a 9V DC jack (9V/1A adaptor included). The amp has controls for Gain, Volume, Tone and DLY/RV (delay and reverb), as well as a drum play/stop button and a tap tempo, presumably for the drum machine and the delay effect.

Harley Benton AirBorne Go wireless transmitter

Harley Benton AirBorne Go wireless transmitter

The perfect practise amp?

Having an onboard drum machine or metronome and the ability to jam along wirelessly to practice with backing tracks is obviously very useful to have in a practice amp. The 3-Watt 3″ speaker is in the same bracket as some of the desktop amps from Yamaha, Blackstar and Boss. and should be enough for home or office use. But now factor in all the other features and remember that this costs just €139. It’s a much lower price point than comparable amps with a similar feature set. If the quality of the amp sounds and effects are up to scratch, the Harley Benton AirBorne Go should be a serious contender as a do-it-all amp for home or the office. It’ll certainly get you a lot for your money.

 

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Minima Is A FREE Orchestral Sound Library For NI Kontakt

Minima Is A FREE Orchestral Sound Library For NI Kontakt

Xperimenta Project offers Minima, a free orchestral sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt. Minima is compatible with Kontakt Full 5.6.8 or higher (not the free Kontakt Player version). Xperimenta Project is new to me, but it looks like they have a good mix of paid and free instruments. As the name suggests, Minima is a […]

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Get the IK Multimedia AmpliTube MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier Head for free!

IK Multimedia is giving away AmpliTube MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier Head for freeIK Multimedia is giving away its AmpliTube MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier Head, and a new series of VIP presets, for free! The offer is valid until May 2 2021, so if you fancy some nice high-gain amp tones for your DAW, now is the perfect time.

IK Multimedia is giving away AmpliTube MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier

The original MESA Rectifier amps came out back in 1989 and soon became the favourites among players looking for high-gain tones. This Triple Rectifier version is based around 3-channels with an 8-mode operation and varying levels of tube saturation, as well as a virtually switchable tube/solid state rectifier section. And until May 2, you can grab a free copy of the IK Multimedia AmpliTube MESA/Boogie Triple Rectifier. The process is simple enough: all you need to do is download and install the free AmpliTube 5 Custom Shop, then launch the Custom Shop and use the ‘Restore My Purchases’ function. You will then receive the Triple Rectifier, plus another 39 amps and FX that will be yours to keep.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 5

IK Multimedia launches AmpliTube 5

AmpliTube 5

If you are running a PC or Mac DAW, and are looking for realistic guitar amp tones, then the AmpliTube 5 package is worth checking out.  The software offers a wealth of great virtual guitar rigs that include amps, cabs, microphones and effects. All perfect for recording really good guitar tones, without the hassle involved with mic’ing up a 100 watt all-tube amp.

These free amp promotions are also a great way of getting some excellent emulations of well-known classic guitar heads in your collection. Simply follow the link below to claim your copy.

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Polyend Medusa V4.0: Introduces 6-voice 3-operator FM synth mode

Polyend MedusaPolyend has released a major update for the Medusa hybrid synthesizer which brings numerous enhancements plus an FM synth engine.

Medusa V4.0

The new play mode offers a gritty 12-bit 6-voice 3-operator FM synthesizer. It supports five digital algorithms and an extra analog voice and they’ve worked up a bunch of presets to get you started.

The FM synth is accessed and controlled via the same front panel as the rest of the synth while utilising the menu system and a few buttons combinations to reach each operator and their individual envelopes. The filter from the main synth still works as before so you have the rest of the Dreadbox designed synth engine to play with.

Other improvements include making the Channel Per Voice mode truly “per voice” and not “per oscillator” as previously. Adding MIDI program change, reworking pitch bend and glide and syncing the LFO to MIDI clock.

The presets (video below) sound pretty great to me and certainly give this intriguing and, I think, underrated synth another angle to boggle people with.

The firmware and FM presets are a free download from the Polyend website.

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Anrchy Comp VST/AU Plugin Is FREE For A Limited Time

Anrchy Comp VST/AU Plugin Is FREE For A Limited Time

Anarchy Audioworx offers the Anarchy Comp ($49 value) compression and saturation VST/AU plugin as a free download for a limited time only. The developer describes Anarchy Comp as a flexible dynamic processing tool capable of compressing individual instruments, buses, and even the master channel. It is available in VST and AU plugin formats for compatible […]

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