This week we’ve the chance to snag another great commercial plug-in free for a limited time. It comes from Soundtoys, who’s never steered us wrong. You just need to act fact to get the plug-in free, no later than November 22.
Next you’ll need some sounds to run through the effect, so I’ll point you to a source of nearly endless community-created samples and recordings.
FREE UNTIL NOVEMBER 22, 2017: Soundtoys Little Plate Reverb Plug-in
To everyone’s delight, Soundtoys has continued its tradition of introducing its “Little” effects plug-ins with a limited-time giveaway period. But there’s nothing little about Little Plate’s sound, or the equipment Soundtoys modeled to make it. The original wood-clad EMT 140 plate reverb weighs a massive 600 pounds and remains the most iconic plate reverb. It uses a magnetic transducer to vibrate a large sheet of metal and a pickup to capture the metallic-sounding reverberation that still sounds unique to any other reverb.
The EMT 140 only had a maximum of five second of reverb time, but Little Plate’s decay ranges for .5 seconds to infinity, where the reverberation keeps evolving with new input audio and never fades away.
You’ve got to get this incredible plug-in by this November 22, after which Little Plate will assume its regular price of $99. Either way, Little Plate will be included as part of the Soundtoys 5 Bundle, so owners of that can download it anytime.
Note: Soundtoys account and valid iLok ID required for download (iLok dongle NOT required).
Little Plate Highlights:
•Add the sound of the vintage plate reverb to your tracks
•Push beyond the limits of the hardware with extended decay time
•Create infinite reverb effects that never decay
•Optional modulation for natural-sounding variation in the reverb tail
•Low Cut filter to tame low frequency build-up
•25 distinct presets to quickly dial in a sound
•AAX, AU, & VST formats
Ghosthack Free Drum ’n’ Bass/Neurofunk Samples Vol. 2
If you’ve missed any of the free offers from electronic sample pack and preset maker Ghosthack, now’s a good time to catch up. Their latest gratis download collects 100 total percussion one-shots, thickly textured, woofer-poppin’ bass patches, and drum and bass loops from the Ghosthack library. Whether you’re on the neurofunk tip or not, layer up some of the drums and resample the basslines: go mental! These sounds can work in plenty of genres.
You’ll also find a 50% off coupon for the Ghosthack store when you click through.
- 16 Basslines
- 14 Hi
- 16 Kick and Snare Loops
- 8 Hi-Hats
- 28 Kicks
- 4 Percussion Loops
- 7 Percussions
- 7 Snares
To reallly satisfy your downloading itch, you can grab thousands upon thousands of diverse free samples, loops, and recordings—all free to use under Creative Commons licenses—at Freesound.org. It’s a huge user-generated sound site where any registered member can upload and download sounds. You’ll find all kinds of stuff from ukulele loops to trance loops; concert bass drums to gongs; urban chaos to tranquil nature recordings. Audio files come in MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, AIFF or WAV formats. The three levels of Creative Commons licenses either 1) completely free to use (public domain), 2) free to use with attribution, or 3) free to use with attribution for non-commercial purposes only.
Most sound seem to be fine to use for commercial purposes. If you search for a keyword, you can see how many results come with each license type. For example, searching for “laser” came up with 1,441 sounds—only 128 were listed for non-commercial use.
Many users upload themed sound packs, and you can preview any sound before downloading.