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FREE GUITAR MODELING EFX PLUGINS

My producer buddy (Matt Rowles of indieatl.com) pointed me to this. A bunch of free plugins for emulating guitar effects pedals including the spiffy Digitech Whammy which has pitch shifting. PC and Mac AU/VST. Enjoy!

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2010/08/...cts-for-mac-pc/

Todd

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A great free audio spectrum visualizer plugin. Mac and PC

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Todd Simpson
There is a FREE version of GUITAR RIG 4 that is limited, but is functional and is FREE. Also, you can get all the free Native Instruments Players in one download as well. Both links are below. It's a great way to get in to virtual instruments for free, Mac or PC.

FREE VERSION OF GUITAR RIG 4 (One Amp Model, and Various FX)
http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/pro...r-rig-4-player/
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FREE VERSIONS OF ALL FREE KONTACT PLAYERS INCLUDING GTR4
http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/pro...lete-7-players/
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Guitar Rig User? Check out this link. It's the user area to download wads and wads of free user presets from the Guitar Rig forum @ Native Instruments and they are all FREE!

https://co.native-instruments.com/index.php...ESC&filt=83


Practice!
Todd
Todd Simpson
FREE VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS/PC

The good folks at LIGHTWORKS have made their new product FREE! It's a very powerful and fast editing system that used to cost thousands and now will run on most any laptop or desktop with a decent graphics card. See link for more details and information. I"m a Mac user so I can't use this software but it seemed to good not to share for all the windows users on the site. The software is in beta and currently free of charge.

http://www.lightworksbeta.com/
Todd Simpson
WAVES software has made their GTR SOLO software amp modeling software FREE! For a full year. This is really great software for those interested in guitar modeling in software and home recording. Grab it before they change their mind!

http://bit.ly/gtrsolofree

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Todd Simpson
I"ve created a couple of patches for GTRsolo. Great software to have, especially for free! Here are the patches in a zip file.
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 21 2010, 04:24 AM) *
WAVES software has made their GTR SOLO software amp modeling software FREE! For a full year. This is really great software for those interested in guitar modeling in software and home recording. Grab it before they change their mind!

http://bit.ly/gtrsolofree

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Todd Simpson
GUITAR RIG 4 CUSTOM PATCH (Blues/Tube Lead)

Merry Xmas! Happy Holidays! Here is a custom made Guitar Rig 4 patch for those who are trying to get a more tube/blues sound out of it and I have included a preview file so you can hear what it sounds like ahead of time. I did put in quite a bit of Gain (naturally), while trying to retain a tubey sound. Enjoy!

P.S. If you don't have Guitar Rig, go and download the FREE VERSION! I"ve got posts about it further up in this thread.
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Here is what the patch looks like. A couple of tube screamers, Marshal Head and Cab, etc.
Todd Simpson
NEW FREE VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE (Simple Interface)

Special thanks GMCer KAHALL

KAHALL PROFILE PAGE

Here is the link to download the software for free!

http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

Here is a screen shot. Very easy to work with!
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Todd Simpson
SOLID STATE LOGIC PLUGINS (No Duende Hardware Required, Mac and PC, FREE download and Trial)

The KILLER sounding SOLID STATE LOGIC plugins that used to require pricey additional hardware to even work, are now available as software only plugins. These will work in most any DAW (recording software) See this link for more details. You can download them for free and try for 30 DAYS. Apply them to pretty much any mix and they will help even using the defaults. Tweaking them to taste gets even better results. These things RAWK


http://www.solidstatelogic.com/music/duend...native/demo.asp

Here is a list of the SSL Plugins Available for download

SSL Duende Native Bus Compressor
SSL Duende Native X-Comp
SSL Duende Native Vocalstrip
SSL Duende Native Channel Strip
SSL Duende Native X-Verb
SSL Duende Native Drumstrip
SSL Duende Native X-Eq

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FREE ONLINE STORAGE! 2 GIGABYTES WITH FILE SHARING ABILITY

I"ve been using DROPBOX.COM for sharing project files and such in our QUADRIRUM collaborative project and I thought I"d share DROPBOX with everyone. It's FREE which makes the price just about right. You can buy more if you need it but I haven't needed to yet. You can give people links directly to the PUBLIC folder so you can share files with anyone up to 2GB in size. Very handy for collaboration!

Here is the link.

http://db.tt/wL1AQiC
Todd Simpson
UPGRADING TO GUITAR PRO 6 (Not Free But Worth Looking at )

I've started creating GUITAR PRO files to go with my lessons and now There is a version of Guitar Pro that works with the Fretlight Guitar. So you can see the notes light up on the neck and hear what's being playing by the software. I really wish this was around when I was starting out. It's not for everyone, some folks are offended by it. But I'm all for anything that gets you to "better" quicker.

Here is a video showing some of the features. If you don't have a Fretlight guitar, Guitar Pro 6 is still a killer upgrade. It's well worth getting.



Here is a link to a site with tons of FREE guitar pro tabs.
http://www.guitarprotabs.org/
snackajacks
nobody mentioned audacity, well the link :
http://audacity.sourceforge.net
It's an audio editer/recorder.

grtz
Todd Simpson
QUOTE (snackajacks @ May 13 2011, 02:00 AM) *
nobody mentioned audacity, well the link :
http://audacity.sourceforge.net
It's an audio editer/recorder.

grtz



Well done! Audacity is a very handy little audio app/editor. It's not as full featured as REAPER but it's not meant to be a DAW.

P.S. IMPORTING CUSTOM PRESETS IN TO GUITAR RIG 4.
*I have gotten this question several times so I went and found a spiffy video featurnig Adrian talking about how to do it!
Sinisa Cekic
Great links ,thanks !!
Todd Simpson
AMPLITUDE FREE!

If you have ever heard of AMPLITUDE software, but have never tried it. Now is your chance. There is a version now called AMPLITUDE FREE for the simple reason that it's FREE! Amplitude is a great piece of software and will work stand alone or withing your recording software. Here is the link with more information. Get a copy and dive in to Amp Modeling!


http://www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitubefree/download/

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AMPLITUDE FREE!

If you have ever heard of AMPLITUDE software, but have never tried it. Now is your chance. There is a version now called AMPLITUDE FREE for the simple reason that it's FREE! Amplitude is a great piece of software and will work stand alone or withing your recording software. Here is the link with more information. Get a copy and dive in to Amp Modeling!


http://www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitubefree/download/

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UPDATE:

PROS: This plugin is very flexible and the core engine sounds great. Also, wads of presets and gear types available.

CONS: This is where the FREE version falls apart. The bits that come with the free version are so limited that it's tough to make half decent presets on your own. To be honest, GUITAR RIG FREE is simply better, IMHO. This is worth a download, but until you buy some virtual amps through the IK store interface (which is why the released it this way) it's just not much in the way of being impressive or useful.

Todd
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No problem wink.gif I LOVE Guitar Rig. I always make a point to try to share my custom patches. Great for recording as well. You can tweak your tone even after you record your performance. Technology at work smile.gif

Todd

QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Jun 4 2011, 06:26 PM) *
Great links ,thanks !!




Well done! Audacity is a very handy little audio app/editor. It's not as full featured as REAPER but it's not meant to be a DAW.

P.S. IMPORTING CUSTOM PRESETS IN TO GUITAR RIG 4.
*I have gotten this question several times so I went and found a spiffy video featurnig Adrian talking about how to do it!



Todd
The Uncreator


A video I made thats somewhat relevant. smile.gif
Todd Simpson
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Jul 16 2011, 06:18 PM) *


A video I made thats somewhat relevant. smile.gif


Great stuff! Any links to free sims and such that are spiff?

Todd
Gary
Very informative video..thanks for posting.

Gary
Todd Simpson
Some Very cool plugins and the price is right! Thanks for posting smile.gif




VIDEO PLUGINS FOR YOUR VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE: CORE MELT (Free but MAC ONLY )

33 Plugins from CORE MELT. Requires FCP/PREMIERE/AVID (Some semi standard plugin architecture video editor) Check the link for more details.

http://www.coremelt.com/products/coremeltfree.html
Todd Simpson
FREE METER PRO METER BRIDGE PLUGIN FROM PSP

http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/tools_...p_vintagemeter/

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FREE REVERB PLUGIN FROM PSP! (Piano Verb String Operator Reverb)

Killer reverb plugin from PSP. And it's FREE!

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http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/reverbs/psp_pianoverb/
Todd Simpson
FREE PLUGINS! (From VOXENGO)

For those of you who have made it to the stage of recording where you are working with "Plugins" in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation Software - Like REAPER), here are some killer FREE plugins from Voxengo. The TUBE WARMER is a great plugin and puts warmth back in to tracks that may sound a bit to "digital".

If you are still new to home recording and words like plugin, daw, etc. are a bit of a mystery, by all means take the plunge and download reaper. It's a very professional DAW and highly compatible and increasingly popular among musicians. It's easy to get stuck using whatever software came with whatever hardware you happen to buy. Try to fight that if you can, as it will restrict your ability to work with others and collaborate when they are using software you have never touched.

Here is the link to the FREE PLUGINS!

http://www.voxengo.com/group/free-vst-plugins/

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TylerT
Wow Todd! This is good stuff, imma start by getting the spectrum analyzer as well as that free video editing software!!

Thanks man
Todd Simpson
QUOTE (TylerT @ Aug 13 2011, 12:50 PM) *
Wow Todd! This is good stuff, imma start by getting the spectrum analyzer as well as that free video editing software!!

Thanks man


Happy to help wink.gif Enjoy the free software! There is a TON of killer free stuff in this thread. Thanks to everyone who has contributed links! Here is a NEW ONE!

BITTER SWEET FROM FLUX! (FREE PC and MAC)

http://www.fluxhome.com/products/freewares/bittersweet2

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FREE KILLER EQ PLUGIN (MAC and PC) FROM VOXENGO

Here is a great EQ plugin from VOXENGO. It sounds great and the presets are very handy. And you can't beat the price smile.gif

http://www.voxengo.com/product/marvelgeq/

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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 23 2010, 10:43 PM) *
GUITAR RIG 4 CUSTOM PATCH (Blues/Tube Lead)

Merry Xmas! Happy Holidays! Here is a custom made Guitar Rig 4 patch for those who are trying to get a more tube/blues sound out of it and I have included a preview file so you can hear what it sounds like ahead of time. I did put in quite a bit of Gain (naturally), while trying to retain a tubey sound. Enjoy!

P.S. If you don't have Guitar Rig, go and download the FREE VERSION! I"ve got posts about it further up in this thread.
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Here is what the patch looks like. A couple of tube screamers, Marshal Head and Cab, etc.


Just noticed. This patch above (DOUBLE CHUNK) should actually be in the PRESET VAULT in this thread.

http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...st&p=540175
Todd Simpson
FREE BUNDLE OF KILLER PLUGINS FOR YOUR DAW! (Digital Audio Workstation E.G. Reaper, Etc.)

Here is a big bundle of plugins that I found recently and they are all FREE. My fav price! Some great sounding stuff in here. Mac and PC compatible. Here is the link to download.

http://www.meldaproduction.com/freevstplugins/

Even better, they have a great tutorial on MASTERING using these same free plugins smile.gif It won't make you Tony Miro but it will get you started and give you some background so that when you go to a mastering session, you are prepared.

http://www.meldaproduction.com/audiotutorials/mastering.php

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In addition to the KILLER Bundle of Plugins (See Below) I found last night, there is a new FREE version of the Kontact Player. This thing is the bomb. Runs as a plugin in any daw (reaper etc.) and they give you 50 Free software instruments plus free effects.

http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/pro...ayer/?page=2483

And the link to 50 free software instruments for it smile.gif

http://co.native-instruments.com/index.php...oryselectionmac

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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Oct 14 2011, 05:05 PM) *
FREE BUNDLE OF KILLER PLUGINS FOR YOUR DAW! (Digital Audio Workstation E.G. Reaper, Etc.)

Here is a big bundle of plugins that I found recently and they are all FREE. My fav price! Some great sounding stuff in here. Mac and PC compatible. Here is the link to download.

http://www.meldaproduction.com/freevstplugins/

Even better, they have a great tutorial on MASTERING using these same free plugins smile.gif It won't make you Tony Miro but it will get you started and give you some background so that when you go to a mastering session, you are prepared.

http://www.meldaproduction.com/audiotutorials/mastering.php

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For those IZOTOP OZONE fans out there, big news! VERSION 5 is out! You can download the DEMO for free. There is also a "Pro" version with extra plugins that you can try as well. It all looks pretty interesting to me smile.gif

http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/ozon...5+New+Customers

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tonymiro
QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Nov 11 2011, 03:24 AM) *
For those IZOTOP OZONE fans out there, big news! VERSION 5 is out! You can download the DEMO for free. There is also a "Pro" version with extra plugins that you can try as well. It all looks pretty interesting to me smile.gif

http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/ozon...5+New+Customers

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I have to say that personally I would not use the 'extras' in the advanced/pro in a routine mastering session.

Most just aren't suitable for routine mastering with the exception of the EQ and dither. Personally we have better EQs anyway and a range of dithers and even if we didn't you can get better for less than the package price. Dynamics - rarely use a multiband as broadband is more than good enough and less likely to screw up the mix. Rarely need to add/change reverb, virtuallly never use maximisers/exciters and if you need to adjust the stereo image you can do it with standard tools. Vector scopes, spectrum analysers, meters and so on - learn to listen to what you are doing rather than watch some scope on a screen. So even at the special introductory offer price I just don't think it's worth it for anyone interested in mastering.

The whole marketing of this as 'Pro' mastering suite is laugh.gif . $600-$1000 would buy you a lot of professional mastering. $200 for the normal version may be ok for someone doing bedroom 'mastering' and wants to learn something but that is about it IMHO.
Todd Simpson
I have to agree that the pro version is not the way to go. Maybe it's right for somebody, but it does seem crazy pricey and sort of a "wha?". But I am STOKED to see a new version of OZONE smile.gif The standard plugin is only a couple hundred bux (only) which is a killer value.

As you mentioned for home recording "bedroom mastering" it's really hard to beat what this one plugin brings to the table. If folks are mastering for release, they should send their tracks to you to be honest. If not you personally, a mastering engineer they know and trust. But for demos, song work, etc., things not intended for a "Hard Launch" where there is little or no budget, this thing RAWKS!

QUOTE (tonymiro @ Nov 11 2011, 04:03 AM) *
I have to say that personally I would not use the 'extras' in the advanced/pro in a routine mastering session.

Most just aren't suitable for routine mastering with the exception of the EQ and dither. Personally we have better EQs anyway and a range of dithers and even if we didn't you can get better for less than the package price. Dynamics - rarely use a multiband as broadband is more than good enough and less likely to screw up the mix. Rarely need to add/change reverb, virtuallly never use maximisers/exciters and if you need to adjust the stereo image you can do it with standard tools. Vector scopes, spectrum analysers, meters and so on - learn to listen to what you are doing rather than watch some scope on a screen. So even at the special introductory offer price I just don't think it's worth it for anyone interested in mastering.

The whole marketing of this as 'Pro' mastering suite is laugh.gif . $600-$1000 would buy you a lot of professional mastering. $200 for the normal version may be ok for someone doing bedroom 'mastering' and wants to learn something but that is about it IMHO.
Sinisa Cekic
A small donation for your topic,Todd wink.gif

Free VST plugins
Todd Simpson
TUX GUITAR (FREE!) - Open GUITAR PRO Files without buying Guitar Pro!

I always use guitar pro files in my lesson notes so download this and you can open them without having to get guitar pro!

http://tuxguitar.herac.com.ar/

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If anyone is using Tux, please do comment here and let us know how you like it smile.gif

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Dec 8 2011, 01:16 AM) *
TUX GUITAR (FREE!) - Open GUITAR PRO Files without buying Guitar Pro!

I always use guitar pro files in my lesson notes so download this and you can open them without having to get guitar pro!

http://tuxguitar.herac.com.ar/

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Todd Simpson
MAC USERS

MAC X is giving away free software for converting video for your iphone/ipod etc. Just go to this lick and keep playing the virtual free slot machine until you come up a winner wink.gif I"ve won two free packages already.

http://www.macxdvd.com/giveaway/giveaway.htm
Todd Simpson
FREE GUITAR RIG 5 "FACTORY SELECTION" PLUGIN

Native Instruments is giving away a starter version of GUITAR RIG 5 for free. It has a limited number of Amps, Cabs etc., but it's a great way to get started using Guitar Rig and the new version. Not to mention it's FREE! smile.gif My fav Price!

http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/pro...ayer/?page=2467

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FREE GUITAR TUNER!

Runs in a web browser as a Flash App. Costs nothing. Handy!

http://www.proguitartuner.com/guitar-tuner/

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Bas Cuthach
smile.gif POWER TAB , I found it awhile back, its free, Liked it better than tux guitar, maybe you can find a better down load spot, you can find files for it from http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/ not sure if it will work with windows 7 smile.gif


Hydrogen Drums I use this for creating drum beats, also as a metronome of higher speeds


GCH Guitar Academy the free programs helped me understand the modes and theory better

Pyris's Drums with almost no delay, playing drums at your keyboard had been a fun jam

GMC Grimoire its not soft ware, it is good information

I like to find pdf books free on google, add pdf to what your looking for you might or might not find it

Visit My Website here I have a list of sites I like to learn from and use, not soft ware just good info

Gabriel Leopardi
QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 25 2012, 11:34 PM) *
FREE GUITAR TUNER!

Runs in a web browser as a Flash App. Costs nothing. Handy!

http://www.proguitartuner.com/guitar-tuner/

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This one looks very smart! smile.gif
Todd Simpson
QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ May 28 2012, 01:24 PM) *
This one looks very smart! smile.gif


Nice BIG interface so it's easy to see on laptops etc, and it's FREE!

Todd
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