Knob Lab is a free MIDI controller for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Knob Lab is designed to let you control Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, Protools, Traktor, and other popular DAWs right from your iPad.
Knob Lab can control devices over WiFi, Bluetooth, Virtual MIDI (inter app communication) or with a cable.
Knob Lab uses CoreMIDI to send MIDI signals so you can even hook it up to hardware synths using and iPad to MIDI cable. Continue reading
KVR has announced the 2014 KVR Developer Challenge – a contest to create a new free audio plug-in, application or sound library.
It’s sort of like the Olympics of free music software and soundware.
Anyone can enter. KVR members will vote on the entries and pick the winner. Continue reading
Samplephonics has released Leeds Town Hall Organ, a multi sampled organ virtual instrument, as a free download.
Here’s a demo of the free instrument in action: Continue reading
Audiomodern has announced the latest in a series of free Ableton Live Racks, Rhythmic Pan.
Rythmic Pan is a Live Rack with time Sync and time delay options on macro knobs.
It joins Audiomodern’s other free Live Racks, which include a hard snare compressor rack, a rack based on the HAAS effect (an effect for localizing sounds) and a dry/wet rack.
See the Audiomodern site to download.
Benoit Serrano has released a new free software synth for Windows, Horus.
Horus is described as “something between a string-machine and a poly synth.” Continue reading
Tokyo Dawn Records has released a previously in-house studio tool as a free download – SlickEQ, made in collaboration with Variety of Sound and Vladg/Sound.
TDR VOS SlickEQ is a mixing/mastering equalizer. It offers, three (and a half) filter-bands arranged in a classic Low/Mid/High semi-parametric layout. An elaborate auto gain option automatically compensates for changes of perceived loudness during EQ operation. Optionally, SlickEQ allows to process either the stereo sum or stereo difference (i.e. “stereo width”) without additional sum/difference encoding. Continue reading
Audiomodern has release Snare Comp [Rack] – a free download for Ableton Live.
The free Live rack is described as ‘a hard snare compressor’.
To download, see the Audiomodern site.
If you’ve tried it, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!
Proximity is free plugin, for Mac & Windows, that lets you control the psychoacoustic ‘depth’ of sounds.
The plug-in is an easy to use distance ‘pan-pot’, based on several psycho-acoustic models. The idea is to give you a way to manipulate the depth of several sound sources in a straightforward and convincing manner.
Several models can be combined:
- Distance signal delay by speed of sound
- Distance gain loss
- Absorption of high-frequencies in air
- Stereo width manipulation
- Proximity effect of virtual microphone
- Distance based early reflections