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This list(s) are from the original post in 2006:
Here you have a list with 30 FREE Music Making software I've blogged about on Making Music.
Here is a link to part 2 and part 3 of the list.
1. AmpliTube UNO - Free Download
AmpliTube Guitar Amp & FX Modeling Plug-In.
2. Free Ableton Live 4 Session Samples
The site Drumdrops have uploaded 250MB free 24 Bit AIFF Multi Track Samples for Ableton Live 4.
3. Propellerheads ReBirth Released for free!
ReBirth is dead, long live ReBirth!
Drumstation is a legendary drum computer for your PC. Its whole concept is based on the legendary cult synthesizer TR 909.
Rubberduck is an acid- and techno-synthesizer for your PC. Its whole concept is based on the legendary cult synthesizer TB 303.
It's similar to DuckDelay but with a reverb. The reverb output is compressed when there is a certain amount of signal present on its input. It allows to use a lot of wet signal on a voice without loosing too much intelligibility.
DtBlkFx (by Darrell Barrell) is a Fast-Fourier-Transform (FFT) based Virtual Sound Technology (VST) plug-in for use in audio software supporting such stuff.
BallSequencer is a sequencer VSTi based around the idea of midinotes being generated by balls.
9. LMC-1 Compressor for Windows
LMC-1 Plug-In - Available FREE for PC and MAC Every now and again a piece of audio equipment comes along that defines the sound of an era.
Mobius is a program for the real-time creation and manipulation of audio loops. It has functionality based on the venerable Echoplex Digital Pro with Loop IV software.
Features: 8 oscilators x 7 waveforms per oscillator ( sine/sawtooth/triangle/ramp/pulse/w.noise/p.noise ). 5 filter types per oscillator ( LP/HP/BP/notch/moog ). 5 octave variations per oscillator ( 0/1/2/3/-1/-2 )and more.
This is a flexible and well-sounding polyphonic stereo analog emulation software synthesizer.
13. FuzzPlus 2
The basis of this plug-in is a transform model of a famous vintage fuzz pedal.
Do you need good lead lines in your production? A synthesizer, biting hard or teasing soft? A synthesizer, flexible to bend to any kind of synth sound? JellyFilter is the solution.
Drum machine. Drum Sampler. ErsDrums is a VST 2.3 compatible drum machine.
All sounds are calculated in "real time", no samples are used.
Dropout is a sample player that utilizes granular pitch shifting and sample slicing to play back a sample in new and unusual ways.
17. Rumpelrausch Taips - AZR3
AZR3 is a "MORE" edition: More warmth, more dirt, more realism, more fun.
A free VST effect designed to automate the process of recording & reversing playback of audio phrases (ie speech).
Abstract Miffi employs a variant of DSF synthesis which uses complex number arithmetic to generate comb filtered stereo signals.
Free Tracker software. Tracking is a method for computer music almost as mature and time-honoured as MIDI. Sometimes better, sometimes not so - always different.
21. DrumSampler I and II
DrumSampler I: Multiple outputs.Visual feedback on each drum. Comes with one set of samples to start with. DrumSampler II: Individual volume, pan and reverb settings. Adjustable reverb unit.
StringZ is a physically modeled String ensemble and Solo String synthesizer. At home providing moving and almost real string sounds, StringZ can also be used to provide the more esoteric ensemble and pad sounds as well.
Buffer*verride.. buffer-sampling stuttery gl*tch box with a nice xy pad useless-but-cool wave scope.
Formant synth Features: Simple linear interface. 5 oscillator types: Normal, Normal even harmonics, Formant, Group, Percussion.
It's now modular! - Loads MOD XM S3M IT MT2 IMF BRT 669 STM MTM WOW OKT - Saves MOD XM S3M IT BRT - VST/VSTi support.
26. Unifyer 2
16 Voice Unison Monophonic Synthesizer 2 x Stereo Unison oscillators with 68 Waveforms. Up to 8 uni voices per oscillator.
27. Macomate 88
Array of 88 comb filters tuned using a .TUN microtuning file with feedback path. Is sensitive to MIDI input, with channels 1 and 3-16 activating their corresponding filters and channel 2 controlling the tuning of the feedback path.
Roku is a six tap delay / multi delay (six independent delay lines) effect.
16/24-bit Wave Shape Generator Features: 16/24-bit Mono/Stereo Wave File Recording Manual/Automatic Single Loop Wave Shape Generation and Recording.
Is a high-end quality stereo filter module for VST. It uses a high precision "direct form 2" filter model with a ripple less than 1dB. It supports linear behaviour over the whole frequency range.
Here you can see Part 2 and part 3 of this list.
These are only a few of all the software you can find on Making Music.
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