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[quote name='51m0n' post='978290' date='Oct 5 2010, 01:18 PM']+1 - and a very big one at that, I use these ALL the time, they rock![/quote]


Yep they are good.
I like the Boot EQ mkII, which sounds pretty good to my ears.


Garry

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[url="http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5"]http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?...2&subItem=5[/url]

i love the blockfish(not just on a bass)

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[url="http://www.acustica-audio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20&Itemid=101"]http://www.acustica-audio.com/index.php?op...&Itemid=101[/url]

i was so impressed with this "freeware" i spent 20 euros and upgraded to nebula2 :)
great for so many things,speaker cab simulation being just one..

[url="http://www.theserinaexperiment.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=68"]http://www.theserinaexperiment.net/forum/v...hp?f=9&t=68[/url]
hmmmmmmm,looks familiar :) all his other plugs kick too!!!

[url="http://nickcrowlab.blogspot.com/"]http://nickcrowlab.blogspot.com/[/url]
the 8505 and 7170 are 2 of the best (guitar admittedly lol) amp sims ive ever heard..

[url="http://lepouplugins.blogspot.com/"]http://lepouplugins.blogspot.com/[/url]
every one of this dudes plugs are killers
LeXtac sounds great for bass!! Mac versions

always sounds good to stick a tubescreamer before your amp for added bite:
[url="http://www.bteaudio.com/software/TSS/TSS.html"]http://www.bteaudio.com/software/TSS/TSS.html[/url]

dont like ^^^^^the GUI???
[url="http://requietus.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-12-12T08%3A54%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=10"]http://requietus.blogspot.com/search?updat...;max-results=10[/url]

:lol: :D Edited by Tuco

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Nice [Free] limiter here.......
Well worth a go.

[url="http://loudmax.blogspot.com/"]http://loudmax.blogspot.com/[/url]

Need some 80's retro sounds?
[url="http://marvinpavilion.ojaru.jp/en/sound/vst.html"]http://marvinpavilion.ojaru.jp/en/sound/vst.html[/url]


Garry Edited by lowdown

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Another bunch of free stuff well worth a test drive - the pre-amp is really nice sounding.

[url="http://sirelliot.blog.com/"]http://sirelliot.blog.com/[/url]



Garry

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[quote name='THEACEOFBASS' post='1077319' date='Jan 4 2011, 02:57 PM'][url="http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5"]http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?...2&subItem=5[/url]

i love the blockfish(not just on a bass)[/quote]

Spitfish is one of the best de-essers I've used full stop....

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Here are my contribution to these fantastic thread.

NoAmp! basically is a Sansamp for guitar:
[url="http://www.mokafix.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=66%3Anoamp-overview&catid=48%3Anamain&Itemid=73&lang=en"]http://www.mokafix.com/index.php?option=co...=73&lang=en[/url]

Now here is the bass version:
[url="http://www.theserinaexperiment.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=68"]http://www.theserinaexperiment.net/forum/v...hp?f=9&t=68[/url]

Here are two recordings made to compare the vst with the real deal:

SansAmp: [url="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1369729/plugins/BOD/Sansamp.mp3"]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1369729/plugins/BOD/Sansamp.mp3[/url]

BOD: [url="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1369729/plugins/BOD/BOD.mp3"]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1369729/plugins/BOD/BOD.mp3[/url]


Here is a tube Screamer:
[url="http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/09/28/tse-808-a-free-tube-screamer-emulation/"]http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2010/09/28...amer-emulation/[/url]

Enjoy!!! Edited by Mcgiver69

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Another bunch worth a try.

[url="http://www.7air.co.uk/vst-fx.php"]http://www.7air.co.uk/vst-fx.php[/url]



Garry

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I'm looking for a VSTi for strings. I don't need the world's best sounds, just something better than the microsoft MIDI voices. Is there anything free?

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[quote name='cheddatom' post='1351009' date='Aug 25 2011, 08:58 AM']I'm looking for a VSTi for strings. I don't need the world's best sounds, just something better than the microsoft MIDI voices. Is there anything free?[/quote]


Try DSK Strings.

Its not the best I've heard, but its pretty cheap (ie free!) - does require a fair bit of effort to get a good result, but that is probably as much my fault as the vsti Edited by 51m0n

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[quote name='cheddatom' post='1351009' date='Aug 25 2011, 08:58 AM']I'm looking for a VSTi for strings. I don't need the world's best sounds, just something better than the microsoft MIDI voices. Is there anything free?[/quote]

Any VST'i Synth strings sound pretty awful.
If you do not want to go down the sampler route, Sound fonts are your next good bet.
They are Audio files and sound pretty decent, certainly better than Synth Strings.
Just google free sound fonts, hundreds of them around.
Try the link below for a start - you can download a free sound font player and a full bunch of Orchestral sounds, with a few articulations ,
Its dead easy to use.

A free Convolution IR Reverb will help as well.

[url="http://freesf2.com/"]Free SF & Sound fonts[/url]


Garry

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[quote name='cheddatom' post='1351009' date='Aug 25 2011, 08:58 AM']I'm looking for a VSTi for strings. I don't need the world's best sounds, just something better than the microsoft MIDI voices. Is there anything free?[/quote]


The most realistic free string VSTi I've come across is [url="http://freemusicsoftware.org/553"]Cellofan[/url] - sounds less 'midi' than most imho...


edit: recording with Cellofan in use [url="http://soundcloud.com/mick-hastings/miss-you-rc"]here[/url] Edited by OldG

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[quote name='THEACEOFBASS' post='1077319' date='Jan 4 2011, 02:57 PM'][url="http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5"]http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?...2&subItem=5[/url]

i love the blockfish(not just on a bass)[/quote]

floorfish is pretty handy too (I've been using it recently to gate a kick and snare drum that had a lot of spill). Nice and intuitive.

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[quote name='lowdown' post='1351111' date='Aug 25 2011, 11:02 AM']Any VST'i Synth strings sound pretty awful.
If you do not want to go down the sampler route, Sound fonts are your next good bet.
They are Audio files and sound pretty decent, certainly better than Synth Strings.
Just google free sound fonts, hundreds of them around.
Try the link below for a start - you can download a free sound font player and a full bunch of Orchestral sounds, with a few articulations ,
Its dead easy to use.

A free Convolution IR Reverb will help as well.

[url="http://freesf2.com/"]Free SF & Sound fonts[/url]


Garry[/quote]

I'd never actually heard of Sound Fonts. If I find I can write string parts then i'll start messing about with the sounds. My CPU usage is already at 80% on this particular song, so something "light" is what I need at the moment. Are Sound Fonts just as light as VSTis?

I have used Reason in the past with ReWire but that dominates my CPU too.

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[quote name='cheddatom' post='1351175' date='Aug 25 2011, 11:49 AM']I'd never actually heard of Sound Fonts. If I find I can write string parts then i'll start messing about with the sounds. My CPU usage is already at 80% on this particular song, so something "light" is what I need at the moment. Are Sound Fonts just as light as VSTis?

I have used Reason in the past with ReWire but that dominates my CPU too.[/quote]


The Sound font player is very very light on CPU, lighter than a Synth. And easy to use.
Samples or Sound Fonts depend on RAM being Audio files, not CPU. So yep will be lighter on CPU.
There are hundreds & hundreds of free SF's on the net, just google. You can build up quite an impressive library,
And of course you can benefit from all the extra articulations, which will give you the authentic soundiing Orchestral sound.
Another free Sound Font player on the link OldG supplied. It is Multi timbral with 16 midi channels.
[url="http://freemusicsoftware.org/category/free-vst/soundfont"]Sound Font player[/url]


I used to use sound fonts before going over to the Kontakt Sampler.
Kontakt meant i could use the large Orchestral Sample Libraries now available.


Garry Edited by lowdown

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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Plenty of free VST's/VSTi/Sequencers / Notation / FX all in one place......[/font]
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Check it out.[/font]
[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif] [/font]
[url="http://www.vst4you.com/"]http://www.vst4you.com/[/url]

Garry

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Camel Crusher free.
[url="http://www.camelaudio.com/camelcrusher.php"]http://www.camelaudio.com/camelcrusher.php[/url]

Alchemy player free, with one gig of sounds.
[url="http://www.camelaudio.com/AlchemyPlayer.php"]http://www.camelaudio.com/AlchemyPlayer.php[/url]

Both are excellent.

Enjoy

Garry

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Free Sonimus EQ

If you want a very good warm EQ, try this one.
It makes a mockery of all those over hyped, over priced vintage emulators flying around.

[url="http://sonimus.com/site/page/downloads/"]http://sonimus.com/site/page/downloads/[/url]



Garry

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Some excellent [Free] Impulse Response files here for your convolution Reverb.

[url="http://www.samplicity.com/bricasti-m7-impulse-responses/"]http://www.samplicity.com/bricasti-m7-impulse-responses/[/url]


Garry

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