Posts Tagged ‘Free’

Roland now provides the mac version of Integra-7 editor, and also new free sounds libraries for its synths (notably Jupiter and D-50 emulations for Integra-7) through its Axial site.

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Pettinhouse Powerchords

Posted: December 22, 2012 in Audio
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Pettinhouse presents Powerchords, a guitar powerchords samples library for Kontakt (full version required), available as download. It is based on a Stratocaster (dry however Amp sim, Wah, Distortion, EQ, Reverb, Delay and Phaser effects are provided) and it strums all played notes (no chords recognition) using editable strumming patterns (presets for Rock, Blues, Metal, Pop).

It is priced $69 and a demo version is available (66 MB), with these limitations :

In demo mode It has only 1 Pattern and you CANNOT edit them or create new ones but you CAN use all the knobs of the Strummer. EQ, FX ( Rev, DLY, Pha ) are in DEMO mode too, they are activated but you CANNOT adjust the knobs. Only 1 preset for the Amp Simulator but you CAN use the Wah FX just by pressing the button “Wah” and moving the Mod Wheel UP&DOWN.

Also “Dry” button works. activate it if you want to use Powerchords DEMO with an external amp simulator.

Also free versions of other Pettinhouse’s samples libraries (Direct Guitar, Direct Bass, etc.) are available here (the license however states you cannot use these for commercial music – you have then to buy the full versions).

Christmas bundle are provided, for example two libraries (free selection) at $119 (single products also are discounted – $99 for 10 GB’s Direct Guitar 3 instead $129).

NI Driver plugin for free

Posted: December 18, 2012 in Audio
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Native instruments provides new Driver plugin (distortion and filter effect) for free for registered customers until December, 31 (also five remix sets for Maschine). Audio demos are available here.

Crossover free

Posted: October 31, 2012 in Games
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As it did some yeas ago, Codeweavers is providing Crossover for free for a day. It is the full 11.3.1 version, with 12 months support and updates.

New game  Don’t Look Back is available for free at the App Store. We can also find famous Carmageddon game, also free.

A new funding project has been created to help enhancing Emotuned free music platform infrastructure and content. It is hosted at indiegogo (as kickstarter is only available from US) . Click here to display details about gifts (named perks) that will ne provided to contributors.

By supporting the project you will allow :

  • enhancing streaming performance : songs sample are stored at Dropbox for now. However it appears that by using Dropbox public links, first files bytes are sent at a very low rate, leading to about one second delay before streaming/buffering. Then songs from Cjed artist have been migrated to the Emotuned server (now start immediately).

The goal is to provide a 500 MB account per artist for their song’s samples, that is about 3 MB per song (two 1,5 MB samples files average – .m4a and .ogg), then close to 20 releases of 10 tracks each. Full songs files (encrypted archives) can still be stored at Dropbox, Sugarsync or GDrive as these are not streamed (downloaded at purchase time).

This extra storage requires a dedicated server (shared one for now to allow reduced costs), that is about 100$/month. The new server would allow faster start/download of the application (stronger and more reliable rate), faster streaming (no delay), for about 5000 artists (using a 2 TB disk).

  • Adding new content : Cjed artist will add about 6 new releases in various categories (one 10 tracks release per week once campaign starts). These (alongwith the initial one you can still listen to) will be available for free for funders, depending on the fund amount (you will reveive passwords for encrypted songs archives through email).

A 1.1 update to Direct2CP is available :

– fixed state problem in EMZenView (was in canplay state when switching song – should be buffering state) that prevented play.

– added deferred mode in DCMasterDetailView (createDeferredForEndpoint) : if true numberOfRows returns 0 immediately( without calling the synch remote method). It is reset to false when calling setCriteria, setSortDescriptorsStr or reset.

Emotuned application (free music platform for composers, see here) now uses press (350 KB for the application .sj) and the new deffered mode for the master detail views (that is only one request is sent initially, for the main store tab – no requests for empty table views from other tabs). Performance is now related to the hosting provider.