Posts Tagged ‘free VST’

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Molot!

November 23, 2012

Well, I’ve noticed that I’ve got some fellow audiophiles among my visitors so I thought I’d share the latest find when it comes to free VSTs available: Meet Russian behemoth Molot! And dear God is this a fierce beast! You know the climactic scene in Evil Dead II when the demonic dimension rips through the fabrics of reality and the Rotten Apple Head comes through the door to swallow Ash? Well, this piece of tube-powered compression emulator kinda does that with your sounds.

I initially tried it out on the unmastered track of Call Me Greenhorn‘s album teaser – and to be honest I don’t have a title for that one yet – and I had to rip my earphones off ’cause it damn near took my head clean off. And I live for that kinda sound. There an almost endless amount of variety offered plus some nice presets if you’re new to it or just wanna save some time (personally I found the “room” setting kinda nice ’cause it had a slight SSL feel).

Based on the same technology that gave the World that other beast (the Sovtek-powered Big Muff distortion pedal), it’s a primitive, no-bullshit chunk of gnarly oomph! that does not aim for sophistication. Like author Vladislav Goncharov himself says: “[If you're...] Looking for transparent compressor? This not your choice. This compressor adds a lot of coloring to sound.” And he’s not kidding. This’ll color everything. It’s loud and noisy and ugly and just everything that makes rough and raw music great.

You can download it here, and he’s offering some limiters and clippers as well that I’m gonna check out as soon as my damn ears stop ringing…

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Ka-bleng, ka-blip, ka-blouie

August 2, 2012

Well, keeping up in the spirit of my posts about The Scientist (and I do consider him and King Tubby some of the best damn engineers out there. Back in 60s and 70s Jamaica these guys were creating some pretty amazing sounds on the most primitive equipment available), I recently got the free Tal-Dub-2 VST from Tohu Audio Line. And suddenly I find myself using it on pretty much everything I’m mixing. It’s kinda like what I jokingly described on my Facebook some time ago when you discover some new hot sauce like tabasco and suddenly you’re putting it on bananas, in your morning coffee, crisp bread, eggs, various pastries, pour it down your ear before listening to Motorhead, mailing it to your friends, give the woman you’re dating some kinky suggestions… Anyway, this thing is a great delay (for a freebie) and if you’re into some more trippy effects it can both help you achieve as well as inspire some great results. You can get it for free via their website here.

Speaking of dub-styled music I recently found this guy Bubureggaesta doing a pretty cool version of Amy Winehouse‘s Rehab on YouTube, and he offers all of his material for free via his SoundCloud here. Check him out!

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