Wednesday, 18 August 2010


Realtime granulator effect plugin for VST hosts. Free, licensed under GNU GPLv2.
A grain is a short sample of an input audio stream. Argotlunar can play
up to 20 grains simultaneously, with each grain having unique and adjustably
random settings of delay, amplitude, panning, duration, filter, pitch and glissando.

The implementation is comparable to the AudioMulch® Nebulizer.





The Mono/Fury is a VST™2.4 software synthesizer plug-in for Microsoft Windows® emulating the classic KORG Mono/Poly®analog synthesizer of the early 1980's. It is written in native C++ code for high performance even on "lighter" systems. Main features are:
  • Close emulation of behavior and all controls
  • Monophonic/quadrophonic keyboard action
  • Four band-limited oscillators
  • Four-pole lowpass filter with self-oscillation
  • "Effects" section including Cross modulation and hard sync
  • Arpeggiator with sync-to-host option
  • Additional tweak section


Combo Model V is a freeware virtual combo organ, modelled after a well-known combo organ from the 1960s.


  • 4-octave C-to-C keyboard
  • Harmonic range 7 polyphonic octaves
  • 4 footage drawbars
  • 2 voice drawbars
  • Vibrato unit with adjustable speed and depth
  • Swell (volume) pedal
  • Adjustable tuning per note
  • Fully modelled (no samples inside)
  • Model includes oscillators, dividers, crosstalk, filters, key contacts and key click
  • Velocity-sensitive key contact attack and release
  • Fully automatable
  • 32 presets included


TAL-NoiseMaker is an improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect.
A display shows the knob and slider values. This allows more control over the synth. A ringmodulator and a syncable triangle are also part of this synth. TAL-NoiseMaker includes new filter types as the self resonating 6dB low pass and a notch filter. Its improved amplitude ADSR is very suitable for slow pads as for really fast envelopes. 128 factory presets included, 80 made byFrank "Xenox" Neumann / Particular - Sound.



Sunday, 15 August 2010


FMMF is a 4 operator FM (Frequency Modulation) synthesizer with 2 primary aims
• Make FM synthesis as accessible and user-friendly as possible
• Use multi-stage envelopes and LFOs to make give lots of movement and modulation

The default preset bank was created by sound designer 
brian botkiller and shows off the potential of FMMF to make atmospheric pads and leads with lots of movement, big fat bass sounds, funky arps and oddball sound


Wednesday, 26 May 2010

ProTools HD gets cracked!

So, if you haven't already heard.  It appears that Avid's Protools HD/Mpowered has been cracked by a group known as XVX.   XVX seem to be the Robin Hood of the audio plugin warez scene at the moment, having cracked many of the so called "uncrackable" iLok plugins.

Piracy is ofcourse, very naughty.  I am not endorsing it.

Having used a legit version of ProTools HD myself for a year or so I would say that the whole mystique of the Protools HD system and ICON was completely destroyed when i experienced its ability to crash as often as any other program.  I don't really know whether this was down to me or the system.  I wasn't exactly pushing the system to its limit....   This is however, only my own personal experience. 

Hopefully the cracking of Protools will spur Avid to get there act together and not be complacent that they are the industry standard and that people will mindlessly buy their products because of this reason.  My belief is, they won't be the industry standard for much longer unless they start listening to their customers and reducing their prices.  

I guess the biggest problem for Avid is the debasing of their top quality HD brand.  If any kid can download what appears to be "protools HD" - will the top studio guys still want to use it?!  Im assuming this is why top studios seem to lack programs like FL studio...

One of the most unacceptable drawbacks of the LE system for me was the fact that you cant edit anything without the mbox plugged in.  ProTools prides itself on its ease of editing - they seem to forget that most people are not gonna wanna lug around their mbox on the train...!  I guess this is why alot of people have migrated to ableton and logic - they are less of a headache.

Avid, like Apple, Sony and Dolby and many other companies have tried to build up an empire where you are only able to use their products.  It seems like its the oldest trick in the book.  Consumers give into these business models to get the product they want... and then find that after a few months they really should buy an add on, or something that makes it 'better'.  The app store is probably the best example of this business model.

In the end it doesnt really matter what program you use to make music.  Just because a program is very expensive, it doesnt mean its gonna make good music!  These days you can do everything in the box, and with a site like this, you can access a lot of free/donationware plugins quickly.  So go forth, and make amazing music!!!


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

track meter

Track Meter is a plugin to display the current level of a stereo input signal separately for the left, right, mid and side channels and also to display the cross-correlation between the two channels.
Track-Meter received the Editor's Choice Award at as can be verified here.

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