Free through Jan 4 – Arturia Refract super unison multi-effect

Here’s a taste treat for you. Arturia’s Efx Refract combines stereo super unison processing with multi-effects (filters, bitcrusher, distortion, harmonizer) and modulation, all with a fun UI. And that’s the makings of a fantastic holiday for your ears.

Free Surge XT 1.3 adds OSC, command line, new effects, more features

If you weren’t already in love with the free synthesis powerhouse that is Surge XT, here’s a big 1.3.0 release with a candy store of new features, from Open Sound Control to command line interface to visualizations in the tuning editor.

Peter Kirn - December 8, 2023

Free plug-in from BPB and Toybox Audio simulates dirty VHS tapes

It’s the sound plenty of us grew up loathing – only to love it later. VHS tapes can shift pitch, add grain and grime, and immerse your sounds in lo-fi chorus and spread. Our friends Bedroom Producers Blog and Toybox Audio have modeled all of it in a new free plug-in for macOS and Windows.

Peter Kirn - November 30, 2023

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