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The 27 best free VST plug-ins in the world today

The 27 best free VST plug-ins in the world today
The internet is now awash with free VST plug-ins - you’ll find instruments, effects and others that defy categorisation. However, while it’s great to have so many to choose from, this weight of numbers means that it’s difficult to work out what’s worth having and what you should steer clear of. Of course, you won’t lose out financially by downloading a dud or two, but to save you a lot of time, effort and potential disappointment, we’ve compiled a list of the best free VST (and Audio Units) plug-ins in the world today. Our shortlist was put together based on your nominations from 2010, when we ran our first poll, and 2012, when we put the word out that our list was being updated. The final positions were decided by MusicRadar users votes. Before we get down to business, we should also remind you that our sister magazine, Computer Music, features a slew of exclusive plug-ins on its cover disc every month, so if the software on this list doesn't satisfy you, try that as well.

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The 39 best VST plug-in synths in the world today Razor is based on additive synthesis, with up to 320 partials (individual sine waves). While additive synthesis has a reputation for being a tad 'scientific', Razor is very friendly, presented in the guise of a typical modern synth, with two oscillators, twin filters, and three effects sections: Dissonance, Stereo and Dynamics. You’ll find that ripping DnB/dubstep noises are shockingly easy to dial in, but bumpin' basses and sweet pads/leads are readily had too. We'll admit that we were initially a tad sceptical about Razor, it being 'just' a Reaktor-based affair and entirely additive. However, it actually makes additive synthesis not just palatable but downright desirable. 45 Stars

Deckadance Deckadance (often referred to as DD) is a DJ console and mixing tool developed by Image-Line software.[1][2] Initially released in May 2007,[3] it operates on Windows and Mac OS X, and comes in a House Edition and Club Edition. The latter has support for timecoded vinyl.[4] History[edit] Software overview[edit] Version 1.2 on OS X, first for Macs List of Values The following list of values will help you develop a clearer sense of what's most important to you in life, as explained in the article Living Your Values. Simply print out this page, mark the values which most resonate with you, and then sort your list in order of priority. As you scan the values list below, you may find that while most values have little or no significance to you (and some may even seem negative to you), there are those values that just jump out and call to you, and you feel, "Yes, this value is part of me." This values list is merely a guide.

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Bottle Reworking Link to Bottle Labels I consider bottle slumping to be one of the really boring activities in the world, but I will share some information about it since everyone who gets anywhere near a kiln seems to be interested in it for a while. The problem from my point of view is that unless one gets really creative, there are only a limited number of things one can do: stretch the bottle, flatten the bottle, make a spoon holder, make an ashtray. [Some people have made societal comment by arranging slumped bottle shapes in ways that suggest comment on mechanical and tired society - "Preacher and Choir", "Exhaustion", but that is more art than slumping, I think, and not me. 2002-07.] To change the form of a bottle all you need is an oven that can reach about 1400°F, which all pottery kilns and most glass annealers can do easily.

My Guide to iPad Deployment in School Almost two years ago to the day, I wrote a post, “The iPad: Why Teachers Should Care.” Flash forward to today, both of the schools I work at have purchased one iPad for each classroom. Although I’ve already mastered how to manage all the iDevices in my personal household, learning to manage iPads in an institutional environment involved a bit more learning due to the complexities of software licensing and the necessity to keep institutional accounts separate from personal ones. School Accounts You’ll Need:

Headphone EQ Helps to detect and compensate for the unwanted resonances in high grade headphones and earphones.Matches headphones to the individual geometry of the listener's pina and ear canal.Includes a signal generator which allows one to detect the frequencies of the unwanted resonances caused by the mismatch between the headphone and the ear canal.Accurately tunes the compensating filters to the found frequencies of the unwanted resonances.Ensures neutral timbre of the sound of professional headphones. Avoids the masking effect caused by the overloading of the eardrum at the unwanted resonance frequencies.Removes the 'ringing' effect caused by the unwanted resonances.Includes a crossfeed feature which allows one to reduce the channel separation to a natural level. The crossfeed makes the headphones less fatiguing to listen to for long periods.Works with all types of headphones and earphones. High grade ones are preferable. 1.

Seven amazing marble machines by Paul Grundbacher Paul from Thurgau, Swizerland, sent me some pictures of his marble machines. Paul writes: There is nothing to do in the garden in winter, so I have time to tinker. I only worked on one marble machine at a time, and when I had another idea, I continued building, without hurry and only when I felt like it.

How to save, work with multiple apps and share iPad Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Mark Anderson One of the greatest positives of the iPad as a learning tool in education are the many different apps that allow students to create amazing pieces of work which demonstrate their learning. Not only that, but the productivity tools that go with their day to day activities are vast. VST Effects – Variety Of Sound BaxterEQ – transparent mastering and mix buss shelving EQ What it does The BaxterEQ is an incredible smooth shelving EQ. Tips & tricks

s Japanese Language Resources Guide It’s been about a month since we launched our “Japanese Resources Page” – on it we say things like “blah-didy-blah japanese resource this that etc” but we thought it would be fun for you guys if we just put our money where our mouths are. Not all the resources on the Japanese Resources page are free (some of them are, though, and they’re awesome), so we thought we’d give you some of the paid ones using cash from our very own Scrooge McDuck gold coin swimming pools (that way you don’t have to). We have a lot of cool resources to give away, too.

TrebleCream VST - treble, mid and transients softening technology G-Sonique TrebleCream - Mid/Treble & Transients softening technology One of the most annoying thing in sound/music are for sure sharp, harsh and screaming mid-trebles and distorted transients. From your mixing experiences you probably know frequent situation that everything sounds good, instruments are balanced, good compressed and equalized but if you want to have clear and significant overall mix then mid-trebles are inevitably very sharp, screaming and distorted - and you don't know how to make them softer and more enjoyable. Then after mix, screaming/sharp mid-trebles are many times boosted during mastering process (because your record is amplified, compressed, limited which results in next distortion which is most significant on mid-trebles and transients). Pentium III 1200 Mhz 256 MB Ram Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 VST/VSTi compliant host ( Cubase, Nuendo, Fruity loops studio etc. )