iZotope Vinyl Audio Plugin – The Ultimate Lo-Fi Weapon [FREE]

iZotope Vinyl Audio Plugin – The Ultimate Lo-Fi Weapon [FREE]

iZotope Vinyl adds a touch of vintage flair to your tracks with a plug-in that’s part time machine. iZotope’s Vinyl uses advanced filtering, modeling and resampling to create an authentic “vinyl” simulation, as if the audio was a record being played on a record player. Get the perfect amount of scratchy, noisy, grit to dirty up even the cleanest tracks. The only thing that sounds better is the price: it’s free! Click here to pick it up. Key Features Mechanical Noise: The amount of turntable motor rumble and noise Wear: Control how worn out the record is, from brand new to played a few thousand times Electrical Noise: Internally generated electrical noise, such as 60 Hz grounding hum Dust: The amount of dust on the record Scratch: The number and depth of scratches on the record Warp Depth: The amount of warping and the warp shape for the record—from no warp to the edges totally melted and warped Comments from the field “If I want to dirty up my soft synths or give them a bit of an edge then I run them through various plug-ins that degrade the quality or warp things to a certain extent. That’s why I’ve always used iZotope’s Vinyl, even on our first record. I don’t use it to make something sound like vinyl at all. I use it to degrade the quality and make it sound a bit crunchier and less clean…Vinyl will always turn it into something absolutely crunched-up.” ~ Ed Mcfarlane of Friendly Fires “I’ve been recording orchestras for years and have samples from just about everywhere. I usually let the...
Ableton’s Free Stuff Friday – You Heard It Here First!

Ableton’s Free Stuff Friday – You Heard It Here First!

Did you know about Ableton’s Free Stuff Friday? Casting our net far and wide to bring you the finest free stuff for music-making every Friday, our catch this week includes a set of top-notch vintage bass presets for Analog, a free iPad controller for Live, and a beautifully juicy filter plug-in. Ableton’s Flagship products are Live 9 and Push. They’re pretty low key regarding marketing propaganda, with about the only description of them being found on their website as: We make Live and Push. With these products, our community of users creates amazing things. We are based in Berlin and our company is run by its founders. Many of us are musicians, producers and DJ’s. You can get a Free 30 day trial of Live at this link. And here’s a handy link to lots of past Free Stuff Fridays!...
Win a Native Instruments Maschine, DJ Headphones, and a Point Blank Music Course ($2,400 Value) [EXPIRED]

Win a Native Instruments Maschine, DJ Headphones, and a Point Blank Music Course ($2,400 Value) [EXPIRED]

CLICK HERE TO ENTER It’s that time again! We’re giving our online audience (that’s you) the opportunity to win amazing studio goodies to help you on your way to make incredible music. This time around we’ve got Native Instruments’ flagship groove box Maschine Studio. Maschine 2.0 and its hardware companion Maschine Studio have become a production staple in studios all over the world. Point Blank also has lots of other quality Free Content & Software Point Blank Offers Courses on: Ableton Live Courses Logic Pro Courses Native Instruments Courses Mixing and Mastering Courses Pro Music Producer Courses Music for Media Courses Cubase Courses Music Business Courses CLICK HERE TO TRY OUT A FREE COURSE SAMPLER And There’s More! Training Live from London…the Home of Electronic Music! Point Blank has been voted “Best Music Production and DJ School” by the readers of DJ Magazine. London-based, we offer groundbreaking online learning and training with personalised teaching to intimate classes. Established in ’94, Point Blank is known and trusted throughout the world by over 50,000 former students. As validated partners of Middlesex University we can offer students courses up to degree level. Your tutors are UK producers including Grammy award winners, Ivor Novello-winning songwriters, producers and remixers. Studying with us you join a highly nurturing, collaborative community of producers from all over the world. Our students include Claude VonStroke, Goldie, Nicole Moudaber, Dave Rene, Spoony and other successful industry figures. However, most of our students start as beginners and still go on to achieve success in the industry. “If you’re serious about your music, Point Blank is the place to be…” –...
Win A Copy of Ian Shepherd’s Perception Plugin ($149) [EXPIRED]

Win A Copy of Ian Shepherd’s Perception Plugin ($149) [EXPIRED]

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN THE PERCEPTION PLUGIN! It’s been a big couple of weeks – my Perception mastering plugin was officially launched, and has had another great review – this time a whopping 5-pager in Sound On Sound magazine. Hugh Robjohns wrote, “Perception allows the true quality and dynamic range of the processed track to be evaluated and compared instantly against the source by ear… removing any guesswork, confusion and some of the ‘black art’ of mastering!” and concluded, “Perception is recommended without reservation for anyone involved in mastering, at any level.” And to celebrate we’re giving away ten free copies of Perception, to give you the chance to find out what the fuss is all about. Entering is easy – just click below. You can enter more than once for more chances to win, and earn even more by referring a friend. And, if you’re an existing user and would like to enter, we’ll refund your original purchase price if you win. Good luck ! CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN THE PERCEPTION PLUGIN!...
Free Classic Reverb Impulse Response Sets

Free Classic Reverb Impulse Response Sets

  Signal To Noize has provided a phenomenal set of classic reverb rack-gear impulse response sets from Lexicon, Eventide, TC Electronic, Yamaha, and more. They are free to download and try and donations are certainly appreciated.   The Impulse Sets include the following gear: Eventide H3000 Reverberation Impulse Response Pack Lexicon 480L Impulse set Lexicon M200 Impulse set Lexicon M300 Impulse sets Lexicon PCM 70 Impulse Set (3 sets) Lexicon PCM 90 Impulse Set TC Electronic M5000 Impulse set TC Electronic The Reverb 6000 Music Pack Quantec QRS/XL Reverb Impulse & Room Simulation Impulse set Yamaha SPX990 Impulse Pack Bricasti True M7 – Impulse Pack Impulse responses are used in conjunction with Convolution Reverbs which are specialized audio plugins. In the case of reverb for example, an audio engineer goes into a physical space with speakers and microphones and samples (records) what the reverb in the room sounds like, and then makes that sound available to us as an impulse response set or pack, which can be loaded into an audio plugin called a Convolution Reverb. A Convolution Reverb has no sounds or patches of its own but you can get the sound of any piece of gear or room, cathedral, club, concert hall, etc., to use in your mixes! And it’s the actual reverb sound of a real space that you could look up on Google Maps-not a made-up mathematical/electronic simulation. This sampling method can also be applied to hardware rack-based audio gear like the famous reverbs listed above. What are we trying to say between the lines here? You can get the reverb effects of a Lexicon...
Audio Plugins & Software Quality Commitment

Audio Plugins & Software Quality Commitment

About Audio Plugin & Software Quality Audio Plugins can make or break your project, your day, your life as an audio engineer. Here are the 3 types of audio engineering plugins and software you’ll find discussed at AudioEngineering.co.   1. High Quality Free Audio Plugins and programs from established developers who have been around for a while and are not going anywhere for the foreseeable future. Why? Platform (system) stability and a quality studio experience for you. Examples of high quality free audio plugins are those from BlueCat Audio, Melda Production, HOFA, Flux, and more. 2. High Grade Commercial Audio Plugins & Software that is completely free for a limited time due to a giveaway, promotion, new product launch, or celebration. Keep your eyes out for these posts as these plugins are very valuable to your studio and music production projects. Examples from the past in this category are: Sound Toys, AVID, Eventide, and iZotope. 3. Top Industry Brand Commercial Audio Plugins that are on sale at a considerable cost savings to you. 99% of the time we’re talking about about the top audio plugin and software companies such as Waves, iZotope, Native Instruments, AVID, Plug&Mix, Brainworx and more at savings of up to 75% discounts, typically running at a minimum of 25% to 50% off. Why these ground rules? The bottom line is your bottom line. Whether you are purchasing on a crazy deal we’ve found or using freebies, your time is valuable and your audio project and session time quality is critical. We work in the studio every day and have neither time nor tolerance for crashes...
Meet Audacity – Free & Powerful Audio Editing Software

Meet Audacity – Free & Powerful Audio Editing Software

Audio Editing Powerhouse: Audacity. Looking for a very powerful, feature-rich and free audio editing program? Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multitrack audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux in multiple languages. In addition to recording audio from multiple sources, Audacity can be used for post-processing of all types of audio, including podcasts by adding effects such as normalization, trimming, and fading in and out. Audacity has also been used to record and mix entire albums. Audacity sports the following basic features: Record live audio Record computer playback on any Windows Vista or later machine Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together Change the speed or pitch of a recording As well as these advanced features, and many more: Importing and exporting of WAV, AIFF, MP3 (via the LAME encoder, downloaded separately), Ogg Vorbis, and all file formats supported by libsndfile library. Versions 1.3.2 and later support Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC). Version 1.3.6 and later also support additional formats such as WMA, AAC, AMR and AC3 via the optional FFmpeg library. Recording and playing back sounds Editing via Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited levels of Undo) Multitrack mixing A large array of digital effects and plug-ins. Additional effects can be written with Nyquist Built-in LADSPA plug-in support. VST support available through an optional VST Enabler. Amplitude envelope editing Noise removal based on sampling the noise to be removed. Audio spectrum analysis using the Fourier transform algorithm Support for multi-channel modes with sampling rates up...