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Free Rock Drum Kit Plug-in - MT Power Drum Kit In AU VST And Format Mac And PC

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.

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CheatSheet Cool Free Mac App For Those Who Can't Remember Their Shortcuts

CheatSheet is a cool free Mac application that tells you all the shortcuts of any application.

The premise is simple, hold down the CMD key for longer than normal and a full cheat sheet of the short cuts for the applicaition that currently has focus pops up.

We love the work over at Keyboard Shortcuts For Pro Tools, but for creative in a rush this is an added little gem to have installed. We’ve been running this for several weeks without issue.

Download CheatSheet for Mac here

Gobbler 2.0 Public Beta Announced - A Complete Rethink Of Online Collaboration For The Creative Industry

Gobbler have announced the public beta of Gobbler 2.0 and it’s a complete rethink of how online collaboration works.

Gobbler 2.0 works with WORKSPACES and these can contain ANYTHING. They can contain a DAW project, or indeed several different types of DAW projects from different DAWS, or a Final Cut project as well, or the scripts for the voice over artist. In other words they offer collaboration for the modern creative world we all live in, a world where we don’t just use one DAW or have just one discipline, but we work in a mix of software applications and use a variety of skills on any project.

Our surveys have shown that most of us work with several different DAWs, we may use other tools within a project too, some of us are working with video too, so this approach makes perfect sense - application agnostic collaboration.

How Gobbler 2.0 Works

If you see the image above (you can enlarge it) this new browser based collaboration tool is a cinch to use. You create a new WORKSPACE to keep ALL the stuff related to that project, invite people to collaborate and then share your assets. You can see above Mike and I shared a Pro Tools session, had a chat about it and worked back and forth all within Gobbler. Mike found my session had a plug-in that he did not have so I simply froze the track and sent him an updated session… simple.

The new Gobbler Helper (right in the image) on your desktop is where you drag and drop stuff and it’s really smart. Drag a Pro Tools session into there and it figures out all the assets needed to send and collects and sends them without you having to think about it. If you then edit any assets it uploads the new version to the WORKSPACE without overwriting the original - versioning is coming soon.

Grab The Public Beta

Remember it’s beta so there may be some bugs, we found one and have let Gobbler know, this is the whole point of public betas - so go download and let’s get this thing in shape. You’ll need an account to get up and running but if you have an existing Gobbler account that will work, simply log in and switch over.

Grab Gobbler 2.0 beta here

Get Up To $1,295 In UAD Plug-Ins FREE When You Buy A New Apollo Audio Interface

If you purchase and register a new Apollo Audio Interface — any Twin, Apollo, or Apollo 16 model between October 1st and December 31st 2014 Universal Audio will give you some free UAD plug-ins from the likes of Neve, EMT, Studer & Manley.

What Free Plug-ins Will I get?

It depends which interface you buy and the most expensive the interface the more plug-ins you will get free. See below….

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Free Reverse Loops From The Makers Of REV

Ouputsounds, the makers of REV a different take on loops are offering some free sounds that you can use in Kontakt that they have created using REV. You don’t need REV to use these loops. Check out their video too.

The 300 Mb ZIP archive contains reverse loops for Kontakt (5.01+) and REX2. WAV and Apple Loops are included as well. Installation instructions are included in a Readme file.

A download link will be sent to you after filling out your name and email address.

More info here - spooL esreveR eerF

How To Transform Your Delay Effects In Pro Tools For Free - Free Video Tutorial

In this free Pro Tools video tutorial Russ shows several ways to transform an ordinary delay effect.

He uses all free stuff that ships with Pro Tools to change the sound of the delay and create interesting time based effects for use with synths, guitars, drums even vocals.

SampleTank 3 Free Available - This Week With Grand Piano 1 SE

For those with long memories of earlier Pro Tools bundles then you may recall the Pro Tools Digi002 Bundle that came with SampleTank - in those days it was a welcome addition to the plug-ins it shipped with.

Over the years SampleTank had new competitors such as Structure and Kontakt to contend with, so there has been somewhat of a hiatus for those waiting for a new version.

SampleTank 3 was recently released and now SampleTank 3 Free (try saying that when you are drunk) has shipped. Each week IK Multimedia promise to release a free sound to use with it. This week it is a German Grand Piano - don’t worry if you can’t speak German as IK have translated it for us.

Anyway, you can download IK Multimedia Sampletank 3 Free here

Drumdrops Drum Samples Mixed By Guy Massey - Free To First 20

Our friends at Drumdrops are releasing the 1965 Ludwig Super Classic Kit Kontakt 5 pack tomorrow, 28th August between 4pm and 4.30 pm with a special introductory offer.

  • First 20 people will receive it free
  • Next 50 people will receive it for £ 15.00
  • Next 50 people will receive it for £ 25.00
  • Next 50 people will receive it for £ 30.00
  • And then it will return to £ 40.00.

Recorded At Top London Studio The Square

The kit was recorded by our resident Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray and mixed by Grammy award winning ex-Abbey Road engineer Guy Massey. The drummer was Tim Weller, a busy UK session drummer recent clients included - Death in Vegas, Chris Difford, Future Sound of London, Marc Almond, Beverley Craven, Natalie Imbruglia, Duke Special, Ellie Goulding and Noel Gallagher.

The recording took place in Miloco’s The Square Studios in London. Quite a controlled and tight sounding live room so you can really hear the sound of this kit and treat it later. For mic pre’s we used a combination of the SSL G-Series and a number of external pre’s including Calrec 1061’s, Valve Telefunken V76, a Neve 1066 and Neve Prisms.

Mixed On SSL-G Series

The kit was mixed on the SSL G-Series console at The Square by Guy Massey. In the past few years Guy has worked with many artists including Bill Fay, Ed Sheeran, Ultrasound, Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh and Paul McCartney as well as many up and coming acts. In 2010 he won two UK Music Producer Guild awards for engineer of the year and best album. He won engineer of the year again this year.

More Drumdrops Deals

Check out our Route Seventy Sticks sound lbrary in this months deals here

Get The Kit For Free

Head over to the Drumdrops site from 4:00pm GMT tomorrow to grab them

Free Powerful Synth And Sequencer Plug-in For Pro Tools And Other DAWs - Kontakt Hosted

If you own Kontakt then here is an excellent free synth and sequencer plug-in that allows the user to create complex looping arpeggiator patterns and then moprh them. Thanks to community member Glenn Skinner for the tip.

Kosmology FreeFall

FreeFall is a completely Free version of the powerful Kosmology Sequencing System, which uses 110 Sampled Instruments collected from current Kosmology and Kosmos products to offer a free entry point into the world of Kosmology. Kosmology provides 8 completely separate instances which can be switched in real-time via a specified set of Midi notes. Each instance uses 2 synths with independent Filters, has 7 sequencers with independent clock divides and step amounts as well as 48 assignable parameters. The workflow is enhanced by lots of useful options such as copying, pasting and randomizing and a single instance can be copied to all Instances or to a specific instance. The idea is that you set up the 8 instances and then play them as an instrument as you would with any synthesizer, they are even polyphonic.

Kosmology requires Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3 Full Version (it will only work in Kontakt player for 15 minutes).

Powerful Sequencing Features

  • 8 Instances that can be switched on the fly via Midi. each Instance has:control over 48 Distinct Parameters which include Cutoff, Resonance, Filter and Amp Envelopes Envelopes (Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release), Filter Envelope Amounts, Octave, Various A/B Tune options, FX Sends plus more.
  • Pitch Sequencer – Offsets the root note by -+12 semitones and can Tie notes and mute themVelocity Sequencer – Velocity in turn can be assigned to both Volume and/or the Filter Cutoff
  • 5 assignable Sequencers – each of these sequencers can target any of the 46 available Destinations and can like the other synth parameters can be completely different for each of the 8 instances.
  • All sequencers have independent Clock Divisions
  • All sequencers have an independent Step Size (maximum 64 steps) which is great for Syncopation

Download Information

To download Kosmology Freefall click here

Special - All Pro Tools Expert Production Tricks Video Tutorials Free To Watch This Weekend

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK this weekend so in case you have some free time we’ve opened up our Pro Tools Production Tricks video tutorials for free.

When we say an archive, it may take you the weekend to watch them all, the archive list of Pro Tools Production Tricks videos is shown below.

Pro Tools Tutorial Videos

The videos include Producer secrets, power virtual instrument tricks, the basics of many popular plug-ins and many more.

Normally these videos are member only exclusive content, so knock yourself out and find out what so many people sign up as Pro Tools Expert community members. To find out more about membership then clik here.

The Pro Tools Production Tricks Video Archive

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