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Our friends at Blue Cat have anounced PatchWork 1.6 which now includes standalone operation.
PatchWorks is already an indespensible part of many workflows offering the chance to host otherwise incompatible plug-ins.
- Now available as a standalone application.
- Fixes and compatibility improvements: Improved presets and session load/save performance (up to 4 times faster in some situations).
- Fixed issue with Izotope Audio Units that were configured as mono effects on stereo tracks.
- Fixed crashes during auto save with Kontakt 5 in Pro Tools 11.
The standalone version is probably the fastest and lightest way to quickly load and use your audio plug-ins: no need to launch a full-featured and DAW application to load and control multiple virtual instruments, or to play your guitar thru your favorite audio effects.
The application supports real time low latency audio processing (up to 8 channels) and listens to all available MIDI ports. You can load up to 64 VST or Audio Unit plug-ins (effects or virtual instruments), in series or parallel. Audio / MIDI Prefs It is also possible to mix the audio inputs with virtual instruments, so that you can work both inside and outside the box at the same time. And you can choose the tempo and time signature to synchronize instruments and effects loaded into the application.
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Mark the Editor over at Reason Expert has tipped us off to a cool free drum kit with a surprising feature set, albeit with a single set of sounds, however after taking it for a spin we think it is worth having in your plug-in arsenal, especially if you are starting out and looking for a nice drum kit.
MT Power Drum Kit is made by a developer called Manda Audio and although the site suggests there is both a free and paid for version of the plug-in it now seems that the paid for version is being given away for free. You simply try to buy it and then you get directed to a page telling you it’s now free.
Russ checks out one of over 50 FREE Pro Tools plug-ins and shows just how good some of these gems are. Get them now http://www.pro-tools-expert.com/free-pro-tools-plug-ins/