I’ve maintained the freeware FX and instruments lists in the forums for a few years – I started them as a reference list for my students. but it seems they’ve been useful to 90,000 other people as well : )
Glenn has now asked me to post new additions here as well. I’m a blogger boy by nature, so hoping I get my head around WordPress!
Generally I’ll just be re-posting PR, but might add comments occasionally. Here we go :
TAL-Reverb (AU, VST) is a free open source stereo plate reverb based on juce. It’s very diffuse and has its own sound because of its special signal routing. Slight modulated delay times avoid artefacts in the reverb tail and give this reverb its smooth sound.
* 12 dB High- and Low-Pass filter.
* Pre delay, up to one second.
* Midi Learn (vst only)
* 10 presets.
* open source.
Here’s something cool: Soundlab has released G-Player, a standalone and plug-in Giga player for OS X. Mac users have been longing for a proper solution to playing back Giga samples and Soundlab has delivered.
Given that this is Mac OS X Audio, this may not seem like the biggest deal. However for those who were looking for cross platform audio interfaces and considering getting an Apogee interface and FW card, or a USB Mini device, think again:
The writing was clearly on the wall for a while, considering how much business Apogee has been doing with Apple-related products such as Ensemble and Duet, popular among Logic and GarageBand users. Still, considering how much of a potential market Windows audio users are, this decision could not have been easy, or made lightly.