FREE: Vinyl Effect VST

When I came across this, I thought “Awesome! A scratchy old record simulator”. As soon as I booted it up however, I thought “What the hell did I think I was going to use this for?” The Vinyl VST does just what you think it does: it emulates the sounds of old vinyl players. You…

FREE: Glitch VST

Woah Nelly! Here’s a beast quite unlike anything else out there. Take any track, run it through the Glitch and listen as this VST mashes, stretches, stutter-edits and does all sorts of unnameable sonic manipulations to your sound. You can program the Glitch to grab a single kick drum hit and stretch it out like…

FREE: GrooveMonkee Free MIDI Drum Loops

The cool peeps at GrooveMonkee are giving away over 700 MIDI drum loops absotively free! The loops cover every style conceivable style, are available for both Mac and PC and work with just about every bit of drum software out there (click the download link for the full list). PROS: Royalty free MIDI drums for…

FREE: Forbice Stereo Filter VST

Get your mangle on with the Forbice VST, a stereo filtering module providing tools for smashing your audio into unrecognisable pieces. “The full-stereo and flexible architecture allows complex configurations of parameters and true musical interaction of envelope and filters with user audio input contents.” “Two channels -12/-24/-36/-48 dB LowPass filter is driven dynamically through a…

FREE: DFX Skidder VST

Like a very severe tremolo, Skidder “turns your signal on and off”. “While that may not sound very rewarding, you have a great deal of control over the rate, pulsewidth, on/off slope, panning width, etc. You can also relinquish some control to randomization. Skidder can also sync with your song tempo and can be triggered…

FREE: earPlugins Tune Frequency Tuning VST

Here’s a brilliant way for would-be mixing masters to hone their ear. earPlugins Tune is an ear training device that, instead of teaching you to identify musical intervals, trains you to identify frequency bands. “Optimized for maximum learning efficiency by immediate and detailed feedback, auditory and visual.” For a complete rundown of how it works,…

FREE: DFX Buffer Override v.2 VST

Here’s the strangest effect I’ve come across in a while. “Buffer Override can overcome your host app’s audio processing buffer size and then (unsuccessfully) override that new buffer size to be a smaller buffer size. It makes a lot more sense if you just try it out and hear what it does.” “It can sound…