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bobtfb
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Freeware for macs

Post by bobtfb » Tue May 15, 2007 9:01 am

Hey, does anyone have any links for cool mac freeware?
Can't afford to buy any plug ins at the mo and piracy just aint my thang! I'm looking for cool effects, synths, etc...
send em my way if you know anything
Bob

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Post by mechcon » Tue May 15, 2007 9:38 am

depends what you're after too. Audacity is a free audio editor, and there are heaps of free vst's out there as well.

Another path you could consider is looking at how you would run linux apps on a mac, which you can, with the combination of X11 (comes with every mac on the disc) and/or Fink (look into fink before you jump in, but it looks like a cool idea)
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Post by nobbystylus » Tue May 15, 2007 10:09 am

http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php

check out the audio units and Mac os x VSTs... alot of free stuff here, make sure the ones you download are Universal Binary so they're compatible with your intel mac..
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Post by marvinyl » Tue May 15, 2007 12:28 pm

http://www.u-he.com/
try the triple cheese, it's not listed at kvr in the audio unit /instrument section. i had some troubles when using the alphakanal stuff, especially with the automat synth. after copy/paste of clips live changes the every osc-coarse tune to max.

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Post by rbmonosylabik » Tue May 15, 2007 12:43 pm

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Post by mechcon » Tue May 15, 2007 9:53 pm

and keep your eyes open on macupdate.com too
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Post by burns » Wed May 16, 2007 1:16 am

And don't forget "pluggo junior" on the cycling74 website !
Great and free !

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Post by botkiller » Wed May 16, 2007 5:01 pm

The problem with a lot of pluggo jr. plugins is they make noise at you to remind you they're not registered... but for $100 you get like 50 plugins from them. But that's not what you were asking for! Anyway...

For a free audio editor, you can get Audacity. It's open source and does the barebones of audio editing.

On free VST's, there's not many that I've fond - usually VST's are more windows specific and a lot of bedroom developers make them for windows and stop there, as developing for mac can be harder (which I'm not into of course, I use mac). There is Crystal by Greenoak software - greenoak.com; it makes some nice sounds.. There's the soundfontsynth from Andy's OSX music - just google that one - it does real audio sampling I believe (it has piano samples, and some others). There's the Alphakanal Automat, which makes some good sine waves and the like, Synapse Hydra which is a three oscillator modular synth that does some very nice sounds, and finally if I may plug the company I work with, there's KeyToSound's Remedy, which is free and Universal Binary and in AU/VST/RTAS, has two oscillators and can make some serious sounds. We just had a contest to see what users could do using it and just it to make an entire song, and I was blown away at all the sounds that came out of this synth. Get it at http://www.keytosound.com .

I'll post more if I think of them. There is also the possibility of using a VST wrapper like FXpansion's wrapper to turn some windows VST's into Mac VST's, but as far as I know, it only wraps VST 2.4, which many VST's are not written for. Beyond that, VST wrapping can be a pain, and not always the safest bet in a live situation.

That's a lot of info... lemme know if you need more!

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Camel Crusher kicks ass!!

Post by donpepperoni » Wed May 16, 2007 8:16 pm

Camel Crusher... I just can't believe that one is free!!

http://www.camelaudio.com/news.php?nID=105

:lol:

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Post by shaneblyth » Wed May 16, 2007 9:15 pm

these sites cover a ton of free and shareware and tips for switchers etc
there pages are nicely setout withh full details and links but they also have podcasts too check them out there is a ton of stuff out there.. I never miss a show

http://www.macreviewcast.com/

http://www.themacattack.us/
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