FREE: Open AIR Reverb Impulse Responses

Here’s a fascinating website offering a collection of reverb impulse responses recorded at real-life landmarks from around the world. It’s called the Open Acoustic Impulse Response (Open AIR) Library and it’s pretty darn awesome. There certainly are some interesting options here. A reverb impulse from Koli National Park in Finland? Check. St. Margaret’s Church in…

FREE: Tapeotronic Mellotron VST

Mellotrons are cool and this emulation is one of the coolest I’ve come across. Here’s how it works. You’ve got a flute sound, strings sound and a chorus (the singers not the effect). There’s a big knob on the right hand side that you use to blend them together. Sounds simple right? It is, but…

FREE: RoVee 1.21 Voice Changer VST

Here’s a weird little unit. The RoVee is a voice changing unit, promising to change men’s voices in women’s, women’s into men’s, and humans into robots and toys. A cut-down version of the pitch-correction VST, ‘KeroVee’, the RoVee, though rough as hell, has quite a odd charm to it. When set to ‘octave-down’ I found…

FREE: Massive Passive EQ

Massive Passive EQ is a freeware mastering equalizer effect for Windows. Features: Signal flow: IN + LP & HP + R1 (peaking & shelving) + R2 + R3 + R4 + OUT Q is -3 db point and -6 db point All frequencies based on Manley Hardware Equalizer (Massive Passive Stereo EQ) Red Led Meter…

FREE: God’s Cab Cabinet Impulses

Wikinson Audio’s God’s Cab impulses have reached a kind of legendary status on the interwebs. Using a Mesa OS Cab and various Microphones (including the industry-standard SM57, SM7b and U87) these stereo impulses offer a huge range of options for the bedroom producer. With over 700 different impulse responses (close mic’d, far mic’d, different microphones)…

FREE: Wilkinson Audio CC Drum Samples

Get some free drum samples here. These samples, from Wilkinson Audio, are some great Creative Commons drum sounds, unprocessed (apart from some selective EQ), that you can use to build your tracks into fully-fledged compositions quickly and easily. Included here are two sets of toms, various kicks and snares (and you’ll need to source your…

FREE SAMPLES: The FreePats Project

Here’s a cool initiative: The FreePats Project. “FreePats is a project to create a free and open collection of digital instruments for music production. We would like to collect sound samples that can be used to build sound banks for free software synthesizers.” “In the same spirit as free software, sound samples in the FreePats…