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    Free Samples and Plugins Roundup (April 2017)


    In this episode of free samples and plugins, we will take a look at the most important and exciting releases that we somehow missed last month.

    And, to keep things more updated, you will also find some freebies from the beginning of May. Without further due, here are the goodies…

    Paree Katti Music has released a free pack of 45 high pitched snare samples. They were synthesized with Drumatic and processed through a variety of amps and creative effects. These snares are designed mainly for trap but you can use them in any EDM genre. And because they’re not overprocessed, you can apply your own eq and compression.

    Another cool release is akamanto’s lo-fi hip hop samplepack vol. 1, containing 10 kicks, 10 snares, 10 hat samples along with 4 different FX sounds and a white noise sample. Included also are 5 songs that you can sample (I don’t have info about their license).

    Synsonic BD-909 free VST/AU instrument plugin is built after the legendary bass drum of TR-909 – a digital model of the original circuit. It comes with more sound shaping tools, including distortion, noise decay, tune depth and hold & pitch. To get started, some factory presets are included.

    Synsonic BD-909 free VST/AU instrument plugin
    Synsonic BD-909 free VST/AU instrument plugin

    Soundethers brings Free World, a free NI Kontakt library featuring deep and evolving sounds for ambient, soundtracks, underscores, chillout, IDM, glitch and other similar styles. The freebie is derived from the sample content of their projects (both released and on the making). All sounds are carefully tuned to C3 and have custom mod wheel automation. You get 24 texture layers, 7 field recordings and 20 seamlessly looping files weighing in at 476MB.

    The well-known sample maker Diginoiz celebrates the 7th anniversary with 64 free Sylenth presets for modern pop and EDM, but they can be also used in trap, hip hop and other urban styles. The presets work with Sylenth1 v 3.0 or higher and they are royalty free.

    Q3D free 6-band equalizer plugin by Volko Audio emulates the NTI Nightpro EQ3D rack mount equalizer. This eq has an extremely wide Q and an AIR band that is a hi shelf filter. You can change the AIR frequency and boost. The versions available are VST, VST3, AU and AAX.

    Autodafe has released the VST/AU version of the Mega Drum Machines Collection for Kontakt. The library contains samples of about 130 old, vintage, obscure, rare and hard to find drum machines.

    Another freebie from Autodafe is the virtual version of Casio VL-1, a plugin for MAC and Windows, AU/VST 32 and 64-bit. The original presets were sampled and looped, and vibrato speed & depth and reverb effect modules were added to the GUI.

    Casio VL-1 plugin
    Casio VL-1 plugin

    MusicRadar returns with 250 free transition tools samples, a set of effects and noises that originally appeared on Computer Music magazine’s cover DVD. The download size is 320MB ZIP.

    MatCult has released a pack of 160 free household percussion and field recording snippets captured on his phone over the past few months. Birdsong, trains passing, cardboard box percussion, home-made shakers etc.

    Our friends from Function Loops are offering two free sample packs, one containing 101 free SFX loops, the other freebie is filled with 300 various one shot samples. They are available for a limited time, so grab them asap.

    Dream Audio Tools’ Dream Box features three playable patches crafted from a classic wooden Music Box. The library contains three patches, a natural playable music box and two designed derivative patches. Dream Box is free, in order to download it you will be subscribed to Dream Audio Tools newsletter.

    Dream Box for NI Kontakt
    Dream Box for NI Kontakt

    First Audio Research and Technology (in short, FART :)) has released Folca Bass, a little synth clone of the Volca Bass, but without any sequencer. Unlike the hardware, the Folca has 16 note polyphony and a full ADSR envelope for the filter.

    For Kontakt users – Nuclear Winter: B-Sides is a free and unique set of patches, derived from Nuclear Winter library by Halflight Sampling. They were created while making the full Kontakt Library, and the author has decided not to include them because they did not fit his overall vision for the original library.

    Last but not least, RDGAudio has launched Virtual Sub Woofer, a new generation woofer vibration displaying plugin that turns any speaker into a subwoofer. This is world’s first VST that displays real-time woofer vibration. Built in mono mode and Open GL Woofer display. Enjoy!

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