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Old 04-19-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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Moseph's Audio Freeware: Table of Contents (MGWAFTNAF)

Below are links to the various articles in Moseph's Guide to Windows Audio Freeware that Nobody Asked For (MGWAFTNAF). If a Mod could sticky this thread, that would possibly help keep the articles available for those who are interested.

MULTI-TRACK SOFTWARE

Audacity
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=502475

Kristal Audio Engine
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=502477

LUNA Free
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14940600

REAPER v0.999
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=502478


DRUM PROGRAMS

Drumbox
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506026

Hammerhead Rhythm Station
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506027

Hot Stepper
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506028

Hydrogen
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506029

PLUGINS

Plugin Formats
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=502823

Amp Sim
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520166

Analysis
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521417

Delay
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519543

Distortion
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519842

Dynamics
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=518090

EQ
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=518837

Localization
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521216

Modulation (Chorus/Flange/Phaser/Tremelo)
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520669

Pitch
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521006

Reverb
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519233

Utility/Specialty
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521882

OTHER SOFTWARE

Cantabile Lite
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504271

dBPowerAmp Software
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504280

VSTHost
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503328

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Old 04-20-2007, 05:11 AM   #2
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I agree, this needs to be stickied.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:07 AM   #3
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honestly, this needs to be stickied, or linked to in a sticky.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the support. If you guys make the suggestion in the suggestion thread the mods might reconsider it. I don't think they'll take it too seriously coming from me again.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:57 PM   #5
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The Table of Contents has been edited to include a link to the LUNA Free thread.
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:14 PM   #6
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If I wanted something for sound affects, say something in the vein of what Summoning would use, which would I want?
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:32 PM   #7
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Reason.

Which isn't a plug-in.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:52 PM   #8
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Reason.

Which isn't a plug-in.
...or free.
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:43 PM   #9
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Hey, you should update this thread...REAPER's at 2.002 and kicking some serious ***. Cubase? Sonar? Pro Tools? Who needs em?
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Hey, you should update this thread...REAPER's at 2.002 and kicking some serious ***. Cubase? Sonar? Pro Tools? Who needs em?
This thread is about freeware. REAPER 0.999 was the last freeware version. The subsequent versions were and are commercial products.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:54 PM   #11
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I'd like to say Audacity 1.34 is much better than 1.26.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:01 AM   #12
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I don't know where you would classify this as but

http://freemusicsoftware.org/category/free-vst/synth
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I don't know where you would classify this as but

http://freemusicsoftware.org/category/free-vst/synth
That's kind of like a parallel resources to this series of threads (although including pictures is sometimes nice).

I haven't written anything about VSTi synths, largely because I don't use them save for drum samplers and a few keyboard synths. I don't have a whole lot to say about synths in general though, so I left it off the list.

I had seen that website before, but it's got a lot of new listings since then: I might give Trakax a whirl at some point. That one looks somewhat promising.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:59 AM   #14
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I'm downloading a whole bunch of them and gonna try them out.

Now I need a Midi cable.....and I need to figure out midi interfaces, since it is a topic I have vastly ignored.
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good of you to help people
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:37 AM   #16
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How can you miss ASIO4ALL, or Chainer?? ABSOLOUTLEY ESSENTIAL. The demo of Chainer is fully functional apart from saving presets but you don't need to do that if you save them within your sequencer. This program makes all synth multi-timbral under one MIDI channel...no need to open multiple instances as this keeps it all together. Check it out http://www.xlutop.com/html/chainer.html
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How can you miss ASIO4ALL, or Chainer?? ABSOLOUTLEY ESSENTIAL. The demo of Chainer is fully functional apart from saving presets but you don't need to do that if you save them within your sequencer. This program makes all synth multi-timbral under one MIDI channel...no need to open multiple instances as this keeps it all together. Check it out http://www.xlutop.com/html/chainer.html
Well, you might have a point about ASIO4ALL, though in reality that's more of a driver compatibility wrapper than audio software in the strictest sense.

As for Chainer, there are actual FREE variations of the same idea available, if you check out my "Utility" VST list, you'll notice I included CTAF MultiFX.

Another good one is by Acon Multimedia (also available as DX/DXi, for those who aren't using VST-operable software).
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i figured this would be a great place to post this:

http://www.dskmusic.com/blog/?page_id=3

free vst instruments that actually sound good!! some of them are cheesy but there are some in there that are freaking amazing,

they're free but you can make a donation if you want to support whoever's making these amazing patches

you can even sample them before downloading them, and they're small as hell
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I haven't been too impressed with the DSK stuff. I liked the strings one, but I had to turn the flanger off because it sounded like....a flanger effect put on recorded strings, as opposed to anything semi-realistic sounding. Wasn't too impressed with the B3 emulator, I found another one that was much better for my needs.
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check out the asian and indian dreams combos, not bad, same with the piano one
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Could you do one on compressors and noise gates (ouch, i know), please?
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Could you do one on compressors and noise gates (ouch, i know), please?
Check the Dynamics thread.
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Sorry, i didn't think that they would all be in one place.

Thanks!
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I'm currently using Kristal, and for being free, I think it's amazing.
But the lack of a waveform editor is quite restricting.. You wouldn't happen to know of a good free one to use as an extension for Kristal?
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I'm currently using Kristal, and for being free, I think it's amazing.
But the lack of a waveform editor is quite restricting.. You wouldn't happen to know of a good free one to use as an extension for Kristal?
The two that get the most buzz in the online communities I frequent are Audacity and Wavosaur.

I've actually been meaning to give Wavosaur a workout and possibly post it here as a recommendation. Precursory looks at it seem promising for the basics, though it doesn't do everything I had hoped it could.
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Checking out Wavosaur now. Looking good.. Magnificently lightweight (200 kb).
Which features does it lack?

Edit: Meshes really well with Kristal.. Liking this setup a lot. Thanks again Moseph

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Checking out Wavosaur now. Looking good.. Magnificently lightweight (200 kb).
Which features does it lack?
The version that was current about a year ago was pretty good, but I felt it had a steeper learning curve than, say, Audacity or the native editor in Cubase LE or Pro Tools.

A big part of that at the time was the tool integration. One thing I remember wishing Wavosaur had was a pencil tool and more discrete control of the samples at a high zoom. It's sort of esoteric, but it's really handy for cleaning up clipped drum hits and jitter-induced pops/clicks.

This is not to say that Wavosaur was bad, just that it offered very little substance over Cubase LE, which was my primary DAW at the time. I actually thought it was one of the better editors I've looked at (WavePad and QuickAudio come to mind as well) I'm all for sloughing through a learning curve to use something free, but I haven't had a pragmatic reason to do so other than the artificial one of putting up a review here.

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I made a free ear trainer in flash. A video tutorial on how to use it is below the ear trainer.

http://www.trainear.com/

It's unique because it plays songs associated with the interval you missed if you miss it.
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Hey Moeseph, I don't suppose you could send a link to Numerikart Choralozoide?

I've been looking all over, but I can't find it anywhere.


Thanks in advance, man.
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I made a free ear trainer in flash. A video tutorial on how to use it is below the ear trainer.

http://www.trainear.com/

It's unique because it plays songs associated with the interval you missed if you miss it.
That's pretty cool (great idea with playing the melody if you get it wrong!), but the sample you're using for the sound is painful to listen to
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