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Re: Making Music on the Cheap- Freeware and Really Cheap Stuff


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Freeware or supercheap

DAWS-

Reaper- great DAW $40.
Renoise- Great DAW/tracker about $70
Fl Studio- Express Version $50

paulstretch- great for making ambient sounds. This is a stand alone program with preview features. It slows down audio to extreme rates. Check out youtube for Justin Bieber’s tracks slowed down to 800%, they start to sound like ambient epics!!! Windows only.
http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BnbMCA_mYI

flux- Has two great quality freeware plugins
bittersweet II and Stereo Tools- Bittersweet is a transient designer and Stereo Tools is a mid-side volume control. Stereo Tools is great for enhancing the stereo width of a sound, just don’t overuse it.

Liquidsonics- Reverberate LE, Filtrate LE. Reverberate LE is a free convolution vst and Filtrate LE is a free linear phase EQ. These are high quality.
http://www.liquidsonics.com/software_reverberate_le.htm
http://www.liquidsonics.com/software_filtrate_le.htm

Places to find free reverb impulses in .wav formats. These can be uploaded to many popular DAW convolution reverb plugins as well as third party plugins.
http://www.rhythminmind.net
http://www.echochamber.ch

Superwave P8- great sounding synth for being free. I personally think it sounds just as good as some of the $100 synths!
http://www.superwavesynths.co.uk/product_p8.htm

Elektrostudio analog pack- 10 vintage emulations. Great for some of those cheesy old synth sounds. Would be great for making vintage nostalgia.
http://elektrostudio.ovh.org/index2.php

Humanoid Sound Systems- Scanned synth- a donationware plugin. Pay what you will. Great for dubstep/glitch/dnb/idm. It is more of a niche plugin.
http://www.humanoidsounds.co.uk/