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of ours, has alot of audio and music software for sale and they work
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- Both ZZounds
and Musicians Friend
carry a huge assortment of Musical supplies and equipment.
- Inexpensive reconditioned Macs can be found in
the Apple store here.
sometimes has some good deals.
- A guide to everything compatible with the OS X
plug-in standard: Audio Units.
- A fairly exhaustive list of freeware/shareware
AudioUnit (AU) and VST plug-ins can be found here and here.
has a cool little synth plug-in named Orca.
- An Incredible wealth of professional quality
plug-ins can be had for free from apulsoft.
Including a chorus, reverb, scope, thick sounding synthesizer name
daHornet, Clav synth, EQ, compressor, phaser and more.
- Togu Audio
Line has a bunch of cool plugs including TAL-Dub, a cool little
delay, and their hugely phat Noisemaker and U-NO-60
synthesizers are great.
- U-he makes Triple Cheese. The most
delicious free pizza.
has some very useful VST plug-ins and amazingly they are free!
destroyfx has many excellent and free Audio Units.
has some excellent plug-ins and a very useful MIDI Keyboard
for those who must use QWERTY.
has a very cool early reflection plug named RoomMachine
844 and digital amp tube plug-in named RubyTube
as well as some inexpensive high quality plugs.
- If you want to control resonant filters after
Apple's DLS synthesizer, check these excellent plug-ins out: Ohm
and Prosoniq's NorthPole.
Multimedia has a cool free synthesizer named automat.
- reFX had a
cool free synth called the claw. Here is their download page.
has a free VU
Metering and a free PianoVerb
has a free version of their Miracle Drum Loops tempo matching plug-in.
They also have a commerical
has a lo-fi record simulator for adding noise named Vinyl.
- Camel Audio has a free version of their
flagship synthesizer, Alchemy.
makes a killer free AU and VST multi-effects plug-in named LFX-1310.
makes a sampler Satellite free that allows one to add on reasonable
priced sound blocks at any time.
Bank used to have a product named Ultra Focus that contained
a vast diversity of musically phat synthesizer sounds and was also very
Instruments makes some amazing sounding plug-ins including AbSynth 5, Reaktor, and Battery.
makes a realistic sounding drum plug-in, named Superior.
- M-Audio has
Digital Audio has the Gina and the Layla. Both excellent PCI cards
but require Metro 6.2.5 or greater to record in stereo properly.
makes some incredible fireWire
mixers that have been tested and work quite well allowing you to
stream up to 18 channels of 24bit 96kHZ audio.
Design makes Tranzport,
an excellent cordless DAW remote control that works seamlessly with
- A fantastic synth plug-in made by Audjoo.com named Helix is no longer
free but still sounds great.
- A very nice sounding Grand Piano modeling
plug-in that does not use samples, thus uses very little disk space, isPianoteq.
makes some quality drum sample/drum machine plug-ins, namely GURU and BFD. They are
also very responsive to customer bug reports and feature requests.
- U-he makes some
amazing synthesizers and effects including the new Diva, ACE, Uhbik, Filterscape, Zebra 2, and More Feedback Machine 2. Synth
aficionados must check this one out.
- Tone2 makes
several cool synths and effects including ElectraXand Gladiator.
which has some crazy wild filters.
- Kong Audio makes some terrific sounding authentic chinese instrument emulations in (Windows only) plug-in form, including chineeguzheng.
- SonicCharge has released a radically new
interface with its synth 'Synplant'.
has a powerful free program UVI Workstation that is easily upgradable
through payware sound cards and sound packs.
Systems have some great cross platform synths and
instrument models, including Tassman,Ultra
Lizard and more.
has many very good and low priced plug-ins for Macs including
Instrument modeling synths such as Modelonia, MicroRock Pro and more.
makes an incredibly thick and versatile synth named Sylenth1, currently
Soundware has a couple of good modeling/sampled synths: Mr.Ray Mark
II and Key
Audio makes several nice plug-ins including a synth, Schwa Olga and
a virtual analog effects package Schwa Oligarc,. It's about the sound.
audioware has some very cool effect plugins including their modular
effect building system Quantum FX,
some nice guitar amp models, sidechain compressor, sidechain compressor
gate and more.
makes Satellite pro; a sampler that allows you to add on reasonable
priced sound blocks at any time.
- XLN Audio makesAddictive Drums.
has the ultimate drum machine groove construction plug-in Stylus
audio has an excellent bundle deal called Synth Pack Pro which
includes Hydra, a
multi-model synthesizer, designed for use in all genres of electronic
also that the demos of these plugins currently have very few
restrictions and are quite usable.
has a very interesting reverb-like plug-in named KR-Space.
has several plug-ins including Auto-Tune 5,
- Nomad Factory
has many very cool plug-ins, including the Analog Signature Pack , now
available for mastering on Intel Mac computers as well as Power PC's.
makes a very nice EQ, Finalizer,
and a Reverb
plug-in to name just a few.
Software Instruments has released a fabulous compressor plug-in
a delay plug-in Timeless and
a powerful filter plug-in Simplon. They
also produce FabFilter
Twin, a versatile, easy to use powerful synthesizer and Volcano, a
will slice up your audio with the great Phatmatik Pro
(formerly by Glaresoft ).
They also have a very clean Drum machine plug-in iDrum,a very
nice mastering plug-in named Ozone 4, a
guitar speaker and cab modeler named Trash and a
morphing EQ named Spectron.
Charge makes a very unique and cool VST drum machine plug-in named
- The very nice SFX Machine RT houses quite a few
audio effects in a single plug-in.
- Camel Audio has an additive synthesizer with
morphing and resynthesis abilities named Cameleon 5000.
This synth is very versatile.
- Korg, makers
of incredible hardware synthesizers, now have available the analog
legacy collection, consisting of software versions of the MS-20 and
Polysix analog synthesizers, and the WAVESTATION . They also have the digital
collection which contains a software version of the classic
Korg M1 and WAVESTATION synthesizers. The M1 soft-synth surpasses the
original in many ways. Both packages contain very powerful soft-synths.
has a many incredible plug-ins including Nitro (the
ultimate multimode filter plugin!), Lexicon emulations, EQ's, mixing,
mastering and more.They also have a killer limiter plug-in named Xenon.
- Synful has
the most realistic orchestral instruments in their Synful Orchestra
product that are not samples and it is available as a free trial.
has two soft-synths plug-ins for, get this, Macintosh computers. Dimension
Pro is a nice all around sound generating/sampling soft synth and Rapture is a
wavetable synthesizer with advanced sound manipulation capabilities,
well suited for electronica-related music styles.
Multimedia makes an excellent sampler plug-in.... SampleTank II. They also make a
fantastic mastering suite: T-RackS. IK
Multimedia also makes an unbelievable Amp
Simulator plug-in named Amplitube
Damage has some unique and innovative plug-ins.
makes a great grand piano simulation plug-in named Ivory.
has some nice spacey plug-ins and synthesizers including the very fine
Systems makes SwarPlug,
over 1000 MIDI loops from the Indian classical and folkloric
- The new spelling of the word "Phat" must of
come from listening to Arturia's Moog Modular
- reFX has
some really cool synths including Vanguard, and
Virtual E-Guitar + FX + AMP + Cabinet + FX synth; Slayer 2, both
released as Universal Binaries (UB).
Bytes has some very good sounding plug-ins including a synthesizer
Instruments makes an incredible sample playback editing system with
a vast array of capability named Kontakt.
- VSamp is a
good low cost sampler for your basic sample playback needs.
- An extrememly versatile virtual instrument
plug-in by Vember Audio is named
Surge. Definitely worth checking this one out.
- Melda production has a huge assortment of
very good plug-ins available here.
- The most complete set of Soundfonts available
can be downloaded for free from SF2Midi.
has a lot of excellent Soundfonts.
- Many links to Soundfonts can be found here.
- A sfArk converter that decompresses Soundfonts
is now available for Mac OS X. Find it here.
- Some nice and large Soundfonts can be