Free: Steven Slate Drums SSD5-Free

Good quality, free drum kit VSTIs are few and far between. We’ve covered a couple in these pages, but none compare to the thoroughly excellent free SSD5 demo from Steven Slate Drums. It’s a full working kit, free of limitations, except one: the free version comes with just one kit, instead of the myriad instruments…

Free: Isol8 advanced mix monitoring tool

Here’s something awesome from the cool cats at TBProAudio. The Isol8 is an “advanced mix monitoring tool” which provides a range of functionality to help you achieve better mixes. It’s good stuff that lets you divide the frequency range into 5 bands. “These 5 bands can be soloed or muted individually. This will help you…

Free: ZETA guitar cabinet impulses

Everyone loves guitar impulses. After all, there’s nothing better than avoiding songwriting and recording by auditioning guitar cabinets for hours on end. So here’s a couple of freebies from Italian studio, Zeta Factory. Cabinets included: Orange PPC 212 Closed Back Bogner 212 CB Closed Back Stack Diezel 412 FC (V30) Mesa 412 Recto Slant Bogner…

FREE: Tracktion T6 DAW

Anyone who knows me has already told me to shut up about Reaper. But why would I? Reaper is the best thing in the universe and anyone who disagrees is a damn fool. Still, different strokes for different folks they say, so here’s an alternative for you if you don’t use Reaper (why aren’t you…