Topic: Free plugins to use in Podium

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  • #622

    super_crunchy
    Participant

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    Free plugins to use in Podium
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    Feel free to add links to other free (legal) instrument and effect plugins that you know of 8)

    Note I haven’t personally tested *all* of these in Podium


    Effects:



    The classic series from http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/
    http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/classic-series.php
    Includes Chorus, Compressor, Delay, EQ, Flanger, Limiter, Phaser, Reverb and Auto-filter. These are widely acclaimed as some of the best freeware effects out there

    Voxengo free plugins: A range of mixing, mastering, utility and sound design plugins which are all of very high quality
    http://www.voxengo.com/group/freevst/

    SmartElectronix:
    A range of free and donationware effects, synths and utilities from the impressive SmartElectronix collective… there’s some wild stuff in here!
    http://www.smartelectronix.com/

    GlaceVerb (reverb): Interesting sounding reverb
    http://www.dasample.com/index.php?show=glaceverb

    Stardust by Arguru: A Mastering plugin featuring Bass Enhancer, Stereo Enhancer, Multiband comp, limiter
    http://www.aodix.com/pagestardust.html

    The BetaBugs plugins: An ever growing range of very easy to use plugins covering all the basics for sound design and mixing
    http://www.betabugsaudio.com/
    ** highly recommended for anyone new to computer music **


    Instruments:



    PolyIblit (donationware)… Fat sounding virtual analog synth
    http://www.bostreammail.net/ers/polyiblit.html

    ERSdrums, drum synth
    http://www.bostreammail.net/ers/ersdrums.html

    Triangle I and II from RGCaudio: More high quality virtual analogs
    http://www.rgcaudio.com/triangle_I.htm
    http://www.rgcaudio.com/triangle_II.htm


    Samplers:



    SFZ: Soundfont player from RGCaudio with adjustable quality:
    http://www.rgcaudio.com/sfz.htm

    CyberFree: simple but effective sampler from Jorgen Aase
    http://www.kvraudio.com/get/196.html

    Simple Shiny Sampler by ManyTone
    http://www.manytone.com/3s.html

    …to get started…

    #5351

    stu
    Participant

    As a student I find Myself with very little money alot of the time, so Ive had to make do with the free synths and effects I can find on the net, which is’nt bad considering that some of these synths are actually very good, some might even say they where better than many comercial synths. Any way due to not haveing much money Ive had to search every nuck and crany on the net to find the best free synths and effects here are all the ones that come to mind at the moment. Also they all come from KVR so just go to http://www.kvr-vst.com, when you get there scroll to the very right of the screen and you will see a menu saying quick instruments and effect, click on it and then click on instruments or effects or even hosts or developers and an alphabetical list will come up, just search the list for what your looking for.

    NAME OF PLUGIN TYPE

    1) SYNTH 1 INSTRUMENT
    2) KARMA FX SYNTH INSTRUMENT
    3) V2 INSTRUMENT
    4) DRUMATIC INSTRUMENT
    5) RETRO DELAY EFFECT
    6) SUPER PHASER EFFECT
    7) ARIESVERB EFFECT

    This is all I can think of right now, I’ll do a list when I get in and bring them with me next time. All these plugin are high qaulity, in fact most of them are better than some comercial synths and effects out there. Like I said just log on to KVR and look each one up on the list, Ive even put what they are for you so you can’t go wrong.

    Catch ya later

    Stu[/list]

    #5354

    super_crunchy
    Participant

    i highly recommend you try these as well, Stu:
    http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/classic-series.php
    8)
    they’re freeware

    #5355

    super_crunchy
    Participant

    @stu wrote:

    Also they all come from KVR

    1) SYNTH 1 INSTRUMENT
    2) KARMA FX SYNTH INSTRUMENT
    3) V2 INSTRUMENT
    4) DRUMATIC INSTRUMENT
    5) RETRO DELAY EFFECT
    6) SUPER PHASER EFFECT
    7) ARIESVERB EFFECT

    this is where they actually come from, KVR is only a portal site 😉
    Synth1: http://www.geocities.jp/daichi1969/softsynth/
    Karma fx: http://www.karmafx.dk/
    V2: http://www.1337haxorz.de/products.html#v2
    Drumatic and retro delay: http://www.e-phonic.com/index2.html
    Superphaser: click on the Smartelectronix link I gave in the first post, follow the link and click on “Bram”
    Ariesverb: http://www.ariescode.com/ariesverb.html

    thanks for the additions Stu! some nice plugins in there 🙂

    #5380

    stu
    Participant

    Hi Super Crunchy,
    I was just wondering what you think about that V2 synth, It says its a VA at KVR but to me it sounds a bit digital, have you try’d it yet, what do you recon ❓ .

    Stu

    #5388

    super_crunchy
    Participant

    Hi Stu
    Haven’t tried that one myself, but I can vouch for SuperPhaser, Drumatic and Retrodelay, they are cool little freebies
    I’ll check it out some time 8)

    Edit: Have you tried PolyIblit? (or Iblit)… polyIblit allows more voices at once. It’s seriously fat, a truly great VA…

    #5389

    stu
    Participant

    Yeah Ive briefly try’d Poly Iblit but have never realy got stuck into it, I’ll have to have another bash at that one then. The reason I ask about the V2 synth is because its a realy good synth you can make just about anything with it, the only thing is it lacks warmth, do you know of any plugins that can add warmth to cold or digital sounding synths.

    P.s If you try V2 I would’nt get to stuck into a tune with it because there are problems with it, It causes bad spikes in Podium but once they start they don’t go away even if you turn monitoring off and on or close and reopen, but im sure eventually this will be resolved until then Im just gonna make presets for it.

    #5390

    super_crunchy
    Participant

    @stu wrote:

    the V2 synth is because its a realy good synth you can make just about anything with it, the only thing is it lacks warmth, do you know of any plugins that can add warmth to cold or digital sounding synths.

    try these free plugins to add warmth to V2:

    http://www.camelaudio.com/camelphatfree.php Use a touch of distortion and a touch of compression to warm things up, play round with the Master Mix slider as well

    http://www.voxengo.com/product/tubeamp/ Turn up the drive knob a little and the Tube knob more to get impart some tasty “tube amp” simulation on V2

    And one more which I’ve heard some people have found useful:
    http://www.uv.es/%7Eruizcan/sintes/baxxpander_v12.zip

    BAXXPANDER
    Vintage style saturation/bass expander unit,
    presented as VST effect. We think this plugin is specially good to add warmth and saturation to drums
    and basses, and with vocal tracks that need a little punch. It uses very little CPU, and includes 8 factory presets.

    #5391

    super_crunchy
    Participant

    you may also find this useful on some material:
    http://www.uv.es/%7Eruizcan/sintes/xcita_v12.zip

    X-CITA
    Analog style exciter for mastering purposes,
    inspired on the BBE Maximizer models. Its warm sound and simplicity of using makes this exciter very suitable to add some subtle brightness in the high frequencies, and also make the lows more dense. Apart from the mastering stage, you’ll find that it can also make a good work on individual tracks.

    have fun! try all these “warming” plugins on your other synths as well to see what they can do 8)

    #5795

    super_crunchy
    Participant

    Want a free plugin to make your mixes sound warmer, and like they’ve been run through a nice analog mixing desk?

    http://www.tritonedigital.com/products.htm#colortone

    This one’s been out for a little while, those of you who frequent KVR have probably already seen it.

    Note: It’s very subtle, so you may have to put on your best pair of Golden Ears to hear it working! Try it on a whole mix to see how it can warm your sound in a subtle way

    #5796

    Max
    Participant

    If you need to filter your sounds or add some fx, you should try this:
    http://www.tone2.com/bifilter.html

    Tone2 BiFilter. Musthave for your studio 8) Features: 28 filter types, 7 distortion types, Vocal Filters and many more.

    #7870

    Max
    Participant

    A free virtual fader plugin from Sonalksis – FreeG.

    You can get it here: http://www.sonalksis.com/index.php?section_id=99

    Actually I didn’t try it in Podium yet 8) but it looks very, very useful for Podium.

    P.S. The download page requests your personal information, but it’s optional!

    #7871

    Conquistador
    Participant

    You just beat me to it… 😆 I was just about to mention the Sonalksis plug. 🙂 Wow, nice freebie. Very useful and has no problems in Podium. 8)

    Full specs…

    FreeG is a Gain / Fader plug-in that can be used for a variety of applications to increase the control and flexibility of the signal flow in the insert chain of the host – FreeG provides extensive, customizable metering features and settings.

    Main controls:

    The meter displays a current indication of signal level.

    The main display is a classic Peak-type level meter, which follows the signal in accordance with the metering type selected on the Preferences panel.

    The superposed red bar displays the current instantaneous signal RMS.
    Selecting ‘Pre’ switches the fader to display the pre-fader, pre-pan, pretrim input signal.

    The fader is the main plug-in control, and allows you to adjust the level of the incoming signal.

    PEAK: This box, and the red arrows on the meter, displays the current highest peak value recorded (using the metering law configured on the Preferences panel). Click boxes to reset.

    RMS: This box, and the yellow arrows on the meter, displays the current highest instantaneous RMS value recorded. Click the boxes to reset.

    The Trim dial provides a course input level adjustment. The Trim range can be configured using the preferences panel.

    The Pan dial allows a stereo signal to be panned to the left or to the right.

    The Pan law is configured using the preferences panel.

    The Flip Phase button inverts the phase of the signal, for mixing applications.

    The Bypass button provides a soft-bypass for the plug-in.

    The Mute button will mute the signal.

    Fine mode allows for an alternate method of fine-calibration of the fader.

    When the fader is set approximately, pressing ‘Fine’ will ‘zoom in’ on the fader, and offer a linear-law fader, which you can adjust with greater accuracy. The range of the Fine scale can be configured in the Preferences panel.

    :mrgreen:

    #8345

    haiku
    Participant

    Yeah, Free-G is awesome.

    Also, Urs’s Triple Cheese is a cool free synth that works fine in Podium.

    http://www.u-he.com/TripleCheese/index.html 🙂

    #9114

    Vonbrucken
    Participant

    http://www.gvst.co.uk/effects.htm
    cool suite of plugins like the mda series (http://www.mda-vst.com/ and http://mda.smartelectronix.com/effects.htm for the direct link )you can download them all here
    http://www.gvst.co.uk/packages.htm
    they have also some instruments too that i didn’t try
    you can change the skin for the wonderfulls skins made by Rick Christy
    http://www.gvst.co.uk/skins.htm

    also don’t miss sweetboy vst
    http://www.rekkerd.org/sweetboy-vst/

    and amvst for some good synths
    http://www.amvst.com/

    note that he has also some free loops and some sf2 see you 😉

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