AfroDJMac let us know about a couple of new free Ableton Live packs he’s created, Ocarina of Live and OP-1 Drums.
Here’s what he has to say about Ocarina of Live:
Ocarina of Live was created with samples of an Ocarina. It’s an official Legend of Zelda Ocarina, with the triforce printed right on it. It’s a pretty diverse sound that ranges from traditional ocarina sounds to some more strange and unusual synth tones.
Here’s a video overview of Ocarina of Live: Continue reading
The Mixxx development team has released Mixxx 1.11.0 – the latest version of their free DJ application for OS X, WIndows and Linux.
New features include a new waveform display, a new beat detection system, updated controller support, session history, preview deck and more.
Here’s what’s new: Continue reading
Venom VB-303 is a free software synth that simulates the iconic sound of the Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer.
It’s Windows only – so Mac users are out of luck.
It’s available for download here.
Here’s a user video demo: Continue reading
Whitebox Synth Makers has released a free instrument for Live + Max For Live. Here’s what they have to say about it:
WHITEBOX Mellotronica PACK. Simpler is loaded with Ableton’s Limette sample then given an unpredictable Filter frequency, Spread, Glide Time, Filter Resonance and Loop Start with Max’s Device Randomiser. Further processed with Beat Repeat (requires transport ON) and Simple Delay this is an intriguing if rather demanding sound creator. Drop ANY sample into it, of course. M4L required.
Here’s an audio preview of the Mellotronica pack: Continue reading
SampleScience has released 5 free Kontakt instruments.
You can audition and download them here: Continue reading
Sound designer Justin Dolby has released Smack My Batch Up, a free Max/MSP application for generating new sounds from samples with plugins.
Smack My Batch Up is a software tool for generating new sounds by processing old ones with VST plug-ins. The processing is automated so you can leave it running (once it has been set up), leaving you free to go and do other things. You can give it a folder of sounds and it will pass each one in turn through the effects and record them back onto your hard disk, ready for when you get back.?
Here’s a video overview of Smack My Batch Up: Continue reading