Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Where to find your free music software

Short on money? Luckily, there are many excellent free plug-ins available, either made by small, amateur developers, or bigger ones that think it's good advertisement to release some stuff for free. All in all, you can now have a huge top-quality plug-in collection for free, without any of the guilt associated with piracy.



Every week, the music tech site Musicradar releases a list of free music software for that week. They've been doing it for a year and a bit, which means they now have at least 500 plug-ins rounded up. Articles are per week, but don't worry about starting with the last ones, they're recent enough not to be obsolete.
Music Radar free music software round-up


Then there's KVR Audio, a site dedicated almost exclusively to music production software. They have an amazing database of free and commercial plug-ins and other software, that you can easily access here: KVR Audio Database Search





I will add articles on free plug-ins that I think are special enough to merit their own article when I come across them as well, but these two sites are great starting points. On a final note, I think everybody should check out the amazing Independence Free, a free sampler with a 2.5 GB sound library, and for anyone wanting to know what plugins to look into, KVR Audio also has these ranking lists.

13 comments:

  1. Good info I'll have to pass this on to my audiophile friend.

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  2. Very cool, gunna have to check these out.

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  3. This is relevant to my interessts, normally this software is really expensive.
    Check my new blog, it will feature some music stuff too!

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  4. I have a friend that loves making his own mixes and such, I'll have to send him this way.

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  5. I have not noticed guilt when pirating... if i ever do, i'll mail the author a check...

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  6. Damn, it's crazy how there is so much stuff online for audio junkies. Pretty sweet.

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  7. Sweet links, I'll check 'em out right now! :D

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  8. Honestly I go on piratebay to get all my software for my purposes. Oh well. Illegal I know.

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  9. you can never go wrong with free

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