Sunday, December 17, 2017

Snake Plissken - Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Girls Just Want to Have Fun, made famous by Cyndi Lauper. (1983)
Vocals by Jill Greenlee.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Freeware - Red Room Audio Snaps Claps Slaps Stomps & Shouts Kontakt Instrument Library

“Snaps Claps Slaps Stomps & Shouts” is a vocal and body FX virtual instrument for the full version of Kontakt. We sampled a 24-piece mixed choir performing exactly what the title suggests – various snaps, claps, chest and knee slaps, stomps and 12 shouted words, all at 1 dynamic (loud) and up to 12 round robin. For the shouts we recorded the men and women separately, but of course you can layer them if you like. The performers were recorded in a semi-circle with 3 microphone perspectives – close, decca tree and hall. The room is spacious but fairly dry, with only a 1.2 second tail, which allows for easy blending with other libraries using your favorite reverbs, so you’re not limited to the sound of one particular hall. The GUI features several sample tweaking and manipulation controls including volume, pan, pitch, attack, release, layering, convolution reverb and 5 keyswitched FX.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Freeware - Rayzoon Jamstix 4 Free VSTi Plugin

We are so convinced that the new Jamstix 4 will become an indispensible drum tool for your music productions that we are offering you a scaled-down version for free!

Free Version Limitations - limited stock kit with reduced velocity layers - limited number of styles and player models - no MIDI export/drag-&-drop - no extracting of style and player model elements - no custom adding of brain elements - some 3D-Kit appearance controls are disabled - some save functions are disabled

Freeware - Stone Voices Ambient Reverb VST Plugin

The free high-quality reverberator of "Ambient Reverb" is intended first of all for operation with sound material in a ambient genre, though with success it can be applied also in other musical styles and the directions. Distinctive feature of a plug-in is the broad range of reverberation time (up to 100 seconds) that allows to receive types of reverberation, different on character, and also an opportunity in a literal sense to freeze sounds, at the same time to receive interesting sound pads, like Frippertronics. The reverberator of "Ambient Reverb" works by the principle of algorithmic reverberation with calculation enough the dense sound reflections on time, allowing to receive realistic reverberation without effect of granularity.

7 EQ Practices for Better Mixing

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Freeware - Noisebud Burt Synth VSTi

Burt are built around a traditional chain of subtractive synthesis but Instead of the traditional way with a nice and clean signal chain Burt adds distortion or exaggerate the signal in every step of the signal path. So even if you start off with a clean sine wave you might end up with something completely different and might even not hear any difference if you change to a saw or square. But be sure of one thing; it will sound like no other synth you heard before! Call it waveshaping or oscillation by distortion if you like… We call it Burt!

Freeware - SampleScience Room Piano VSTi Plugin

Room Piano is a VST/AU plugin instrument featuring the sound of a physically modeled piano. The sound is lofi and intimate, it can be smooth out (or not) using the multiple on board sound shaping tools. The plugin is based on a very small sound set and requires very few CPU to run. The piano sound can be enhanced by a sub layer which can also be played alone to create bass lines. A vinyl layer has been added for more grit. It can be turned off if it's not your thing.

Friday, November 17, 2017

8Dio Century Brass Try-Pack Kontakt Instrument Library

The Century Brass Try-Pack contains two, full-ranged, dynamically layered legato patches from both Century Solo Brass and Century Ensemble Brass. We’ve included the Solo Flugel Horn from Century Solo Brass – and the Dual French Horns from Century Ensemble Brass. Each of them shows different sides to the collections. The Flugel Horn in all its elegance and emotion. The Dual Horns with a powerful range from piano to fortissimo.

Important note: The Free Century Brass Try-Pack is for non-commercial use only. The Try-Pack features one microphone position (mixed) and multi-dynamic layered legato for Flugel Horn and Dual Horns. The Try-Pack is designed and built in our advanced Century user-interface. Offering you a vast array of different options to truly express yourself.

Vocal Production Tips: Mitch Allan's Gold Chain

The vocal producer for Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert reveals his secrets for crafting a killer vocal chain that will make any singer feel comfortable and inspired.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Freeware - Yooz Music BL-303 Synth VSTi Plugin

BL-303 is a contribution synth with Big Love to the legendary Roland TB-303. It was originally created for the KVR Developer Challenge 2016 competition.