This is one not to miss! PreSonus and UJAM have teamed up to offer Studio One users a copy of their amazing guitar VI Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE worth $129 completely FREE!
PreSonus, the makers of Studio One, has teamed up with Accusonus, to offer an exclusive time-limited (2 week) offer for all Studio One customers.
Get a copy of Regroover Essential, worth $99, completely free of charge! The offer is valid until July 1st.
PHASIS is a free VST/AU/AAX Phaser plug-in from Native Instruments.
PHASIS is a new take on the concept with additional features that have been carefully chosen to allow for more sophisticated and extreme sounds than possible with common phasers, while staying true to the ease of use and clarity associated with these devices.
The free Friday plug-in is HOFA System, a free plug-in, with paid for elements.
Using System you can combine patchable plug-in elements to create your own bespoke plug-ins.
Snapshot, the ingenious free plug-in from Non-Lethal Applications, has been updated to version 2 and now includes Windows support and other new features.
Here's a cool acoustic guitar instrument which can offer both chord and single notes from a Martin Acoustic guitar.
It includes a comprehensive strum arranger and other tricks which make it very powerful for something that is free.
In true SoundToys tradition, they have a new free lite plug-in, this time a reverb called Little Plate.
On their website they say;
"The lush sound of plate reverb. Warm, rich and spacious – with a modern twist."
It's highly likely that if you are going to be using the free version of Studio One, Studio One Prime, that you are going to be wanting to lay down some guitars. The great news is that Studio One Prime comes with some great free plug-ins that can help you get a huge variety of guitar tones.
This week's free plug-in is SK10 from Wavesfactory.
Wavesfactory, makers of the amazing TrackSpacer plug-in and Kontakt libraries, have a very cool sub-kick plug-in called SK10, better still it is free.
You may not be aware but Native Instruments, makers of cool hardware and software, have a free range of some of their flagship plugins. All these plugins are both PC and Mac VST and AU so will work with Studio One.
One of the best virtual instruments to ever ship with Pro Tools is Xpand!2.
AIR Music Technology used to be part of Avid and was the team responsible for creating the instruments and effects that shipped with Pro Tools.
Some years back the AIR team left Avid and started releasing plug-ins in AU and VST format, Xpand!2 is one of the best. Right now Don't Crack are offering it for free instead of the usual $69.99, but for a limited time.
In this week's free Plug-in, we feature U-he Protoverb. This is a free plug-in which was originally conceived as a method for U-he to data-mine their user's ears.
Reverbs are simulated by combining the output of multiple delay lines, there is no mathematical formula that makes such a structure sound "just right". As with all delay based reverbs, it's down to trial and error, and maybe a lot of luck with random values. Protoverb presents you with delay lines of random lengths and a random assembly of networking and feedback strategies.
Non-Lethal Applications, makers of Video Slave 3, has announced Snapshot, a simple free Mac plug-in that allows the user to take pictures of their hardware settings and store them as a memory aid within the Studio One session.
Conceived by Expert site founder Russ Hughes, in what he says was a conversation in a pub with some of the PreSonus team, Snapshot aims to give hardware users an easy way to store all the info for a session. It also gives Studio One users notes on tracks.
HoRNet CompExp is a compressor-expander based on the design of a commander chip designed for telephone lines and used in many electronic devices to reduce the noise. This a cool little find by the team at Pro Tools Expert.
This week's free plug-in is IK Multimedia Syntronik Free. Syntronik Free is a fully functional FREE version of Syntronik, the paid for flagship vintage synth VI from IK Multimedia. The best way to think about Syntronik Free is a tasting menu of the full version, sporting 50 presets, 38 effects, parts, layers and arpeggiators that you can play and edit with sounds taken from the massive Syntronik library that can be used as a plug-in or standalone virtual instrument.
This week's free plug-in is Bark of Dog from BOZ Labs.
Bark of Dog is a bass resonance filter that lets you increase your low end without turning up the flab. I like to think of it as a way to boost the low end while still keeping it under control. While the controls are super simple, the effect that this has on controlling the low end in a mix is pretty exciting.