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A great supplementary tool. Handy, quick and easy also for inputting tab to see if it sounds right or remotely close. Can suit these purposes for other instruments as well I suppose. I love just automating a practice routine as a song and it takes itself through different patterns and tempo changes which is real handy. I wish it had a couple of features, but I make do making simple scripts to auto edit the XML files like doing mass bpm changes. Sucks when you mess those XMLs up trying to manually edit. There is a reason I avoid data entry work but I have the structure pretty well learned.
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I am impressed, it is perhaps the best drum machine I've experienced. Happy, the beta version is available for Windows too. Please provide the ad click URL, if possible:.
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easy beat released - the easy-to-use MIDI sequencer now available for Mac OS X
Convenient and easy to use, FileInvite helps business users collect the information they need by simply creating and sending a FileInvite to their clients with the information they require. The client then completes the requested information via a secure portal. Great noisy and grungy sounds as well as nice sounds. Randomize feature. Automat is a sweet, deep but intuitive subtractive synthesizer. The first time I played with it I got some nice sounds out. BetaBugs - some neat little effects with nice smooth GUIs. Chorus, filters, etc.
This guy is awesome! Sonik Synth 2 - Free version of IK Multimedia's new synth-workstation sampler - the electronic sister of sampletank. Otherwise similar to Sampletank Free 2. Limited to one instance per session in host software. Sampletank 2 Free - A free, limited version of sampletank 2 with a few instruments updated monthly. Sound selection is not very extensive, but includes a piano, B3, bass, drum kit and some others.
Audiofield Wavebreaker - Chebyshev polynomial plugin for some good crazy waveshaping distortion. Very very nice compressor! Some great stuff! Also available as VST plugins, see below.
Some other goodies as well. Definitely check this site out. Green Oak Crystal - Crystal is a monster of a synth - commercial quality for free. But it is really CPU intense. Thanks to Logic's freeze feature one can now use it nicely. Expert Sleepers - a good basic sampler, some delays, and more including a latency reporting plug that lets you correct for latent plugins or other routing delays. Plugsound Free - A 'sample sampler' from the massive plugsound collection. Has about 20 high quality instrument samples loaded in.
Audiounit Manager - Allows you to keep different sets of active audiounits for use in different software.
Useful for when Final Cut Pro or other software does not like certain Audiounits. Author claims not to know why he designated these plugs as llamas. That is certainly not a llama in the picture You should have it if you download my Plogue Bidule layouts Time marches on. Also other nice VST effects like chorus etc. See above in Pro Tools Section for more info. Free Plugins [and other stuff] for Pro Tools Digidesign Coreaudio Driver 6. Still no sleep support or lower latency for the Mbox, but much better than previous pre If you are still using the coreaudio drivers from version 6.
Digidesign gives away free Bombfactory plugins - a classic compressor, tuner, de-clipper, bad gear simulator, level meters and stereo correlation meter. The 'Bomb Factory Essentials' aren't actually that essential - but they are free now. The vintage compressor is very nice, but what the hell is the clip remover supposed to do? Oh well. Sound selection is not yet very extensive however. Can generate some cool wah-wah, EQ, distortion and delay effects. It is simple, but I find it very fun. Useful for Pluggo as a way to group all your pluggo plugs together, separate from other plugs.
Create separate categories for true RTAS plugs. Slows down Pro Tools startup a little, but causes no other problems in my experience. Now obsoleted in Pro Tools 6. Downside is you can't customize the decisions Pro Tools makes about where to put stuff You will want to visit this site to get an OS X installer package that does the dirty work for you. Can run as a native Jack Client.
Unfortunately it has latency and stability issues, probably because it is written in Java. Plogue Bidule - Awesome! Have fun just using it as a VST and Audiounit host , or take it into high gear creating your own realtime synths, audio processors or interactive compositions. It has MIDI, audio , sequencers, sync, spectral features, and is infinitely expandable. I use this software very often for studio work and a little for performance.
Bidule can act as a Rewire slave to a sequencer! Works well with Pro Tools. You can download some of the instruments and effects I have created in the form of Bidule Groups here, at my Downloads page. I desire to learn Csound now! SuperCollider - A legend in crazy audio software. A line-by-line audio language for synthesis and DSP. May take some time to learn. Get the newest versions, including a Universal Binary, from Wesleyan University. Ok, I give up.
Check out the Max Objects Database. Sonasphere - A crazy sampling sequencer built on the concept of sound objects floating in 3D space and being connected with flexible tethers etc. Actually shows a realtime 3D environment where objects are bouncing around. Uses Audiounit effects and plans are in the works to include audiounit synths as well. Come armed with a fast mac.
Updated to 1. This is one to read the documentation on I think. Hydrogen - Jack native drum machine software ported from Linux. Requires Jack OS X 0. Designed to play a drumbeat that never repeats itself exactly, but maintains the same feel.
Rewire or standalone compatible. Can be used as sampler or just MIDI generator. Setup is extensive and I haven't figured out how to get it to re-connect to samples on loading saved setups, but promising and a really neat and important idea. Hyperupic - Make a drawing, turn it into a piece of music! When photoshop is your composing tool you know it will get interesting. This software was inspired by the Upic system envisioned by the famous Iannis Xenakis. Hyperupic will turn any image into a piece of music as if it were a graph of the spectrum quantized to a particular user-specifiable scale.
Works really well with Photoshop or GIMP - I use each layer in my image as an "instrument" that I paint the score for, then export each layer individually to. TIFF files, and load them into hyperupic, changing the oscillator for each different instrument.
Caution: despite its looks, this is not a toy! Christopher Penrose, the "perpetrator" of this software was a teacher of mine. Do check it out! New version for March available I just changed this link August Amber-X - Mac OS X wrapper for the command line granulator Amber - beware not to set values too high or it will take 15 minutes to create a very loud 15 second file! Don't forget to install the included Libsnfile package before using. Also does some image things. Sound Hack - Really cool application to perform various strange tasks on sound files.
Not exactly user friendly in the traditional sense, but great results and sometimes very useful. Sox Wrap - a wrapper for the Sox batch sound file conversion utility. Switch - a basic soundfile batch converter. Not too much more to say. Has a shareware big sister version.
Music Trainers - all sorts of ear and visual music training as well as things like a simple staff paper generator for when you run out!
Helps me practice for music theory class. Good Ear - Ear training on the web - many of the same features as Music Trainers, but more stuff like identifying chord progressions. Blender - Well, this is not really music software, but I had to include it because of it's supreme coolness to those of us using our computers in creative ways. This is an open source, pro quality, feature packed package for 3D modeling, animation and rendering, including built in compositing with background video and some sound capabilities. Incredible for a free piece of software.
The learning curve is steep and the interface is un-mac-like It is a cross platform App , but it is extremely capable. A new general undo feature has been added in version 2. There are many free plugins and scripts available to do stuff like build realistic humans , and import files from other formats, including from the free Wings 3D , where I find it easier to do basic modeling.
I then bring models into Blender and texture, animate and render them over video for some wacky neat effects like flying houses, etc.