Cheap / Free alternatives to commonly warezed programs

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  1. Affliction

    Affliction thought size didnt matter

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    I've compiled this short list of great programs that serve as a realistic alternative to warez for those of us who can't afford to pay top price for those professional programs... you know the ones!

    Wave Editors - Wavelab, Soundforge
    NGwave - A fantastic program that gives Wavelab and Soundforge a run for their money.... $39.95
    Audacity - A functional wave editor that has most of the functions you would expect to find in a professional package... $Free
    Goldwave - Another fantastic audio editor... ~$45
    Acoustics - Haven't tried this one personally but it looks quite good, maybe someone else can say a few words about it? 29.9EUR


    Sequencers - Cubase SX, Logic Audio
    Cubase SE - Has a great deal of the functions you would find in top of the range sequencers (probably all the ones you would ever use anyway)... ~£85
    Muzys - A nifty little sequencer that alot of people think is very innovative with some unique features... $125
    Madtracker - The oldskool ones among you already know what a tracker is, for the rest of you, a tracker works like a cross between audio and midi, but these days with advanced features like VST and ASIO support... 40EUR
    Muse - Also looks good although i haven't tried it as it's Linux only.... $Free


    That's it for now, i hope some of you guys can add to the list!

    say :nono: to warez!
     
  2. xen

    xen ...innit

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    Yes, say no.


    Unless some hot chick hands you the CD, in which case it's Absolutely Fine :thumbsup:
     
  3. skylove

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    ModPlug Tracker - havent tried it yet but i've heard good stuff about it. VST supporter (and ASIO I think). www.modplug.com

    www.kvraudio.com got some good stuff too.

    And not to mention Buzz, www.buzzmachines.com . Very good stuff there too.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. grasshopper

    grasshopper New Member

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    Im living in the dark ages. The only program i have for production is Demo Version 3.56 of Fruity Loops. What programs should expand out of the olden days into the new millenium? :hotpants:?
     
  5. skylove

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  6. Noxxus

    Noxxus Master baiter

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    Modplug tracker is free and it fuckin rocks!

    I use it to contruct breaks, it really is wicked.
     
  7. Creature

    Creature Future Forms Of Rhythm

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    For free - check out the the CM studio free with Computer Music magazine (contains a free version of Muzys)

    To buy - check out Cubase or the new Sonar 5 Producer edition which looks VERY good 8O
     
  8. Re-Form

    Re-Form Re-Form

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    Once you get your VST's this place is great for getting yourself some decent sounds: www.patcharena.com
    "PatchArena is an online community for sound designers and electronic musicians. We host the worlds largest collection of user created patches and skins for hardware and software synthesisers and effects. Our patch database contains hundreds of banks for VST Plugins, DirectX Plugins, Audio Units Plugins, Creamware, Orion, Reason, and FL Studio instruments. A big thank you to everyone that has contributed so far. To make your patches and skins available for others then submit them here. Enjoy the site!"

    PEACE>>>>>>>:gpeace:
     
  9. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    I highly recommend blockfish, a freeware compressor from fishware or something like that. And baxxpander and the bugplugs, mate, tell you what,
    YOU WANT ME TO GIVE YOU THAT GOOD GOODNESS??
    Alright then
    http://www.sadglad.com/freevstplugins6.html
     
  10. Defiled

    Defiled >TR< Mothers

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    There is a newer version of FL out, but the learning curve on it is kinda steep. If you started with 3.whatever, you should be fine to go to 6. I would recommend buying it though because not being able to save on the demo version is a hassle, and it's not too expensive.
     
  11. number1

    number1 www.db9radio.com

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  12. tomwazere

    tomwazere SelectionFuckinDark!

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  13. nob&gate ltd.

    nob&gate ltd. clear on the concept

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    I'm a big fan of Krakli Synths. They're free (although they also make more complex versions for purchase), have a pretty wide range of different types/sounds, & really cool interfaces. My personal favorites are "karnage" (raw morphing leads & basses), "lizard2" (much the same, somewhat but "sweeter"), & "Cygnus" (a truly wild spacey thing with a crazy interface).

    The guys behind Krakli obviously put a ton of effort into their projects, & I like the unique sounds I get out of them.

    To top it all off, their site contains links to some of their favorite free synth-makers & free VST download pages.

    Check it out:

    http://www.krakli.co.uk
     
  14. Crazzy_fool1

    Crazzy_fool1 New Member

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    hi, im totaly new to this and was wondering if anyone could recomend me some programs that would be good to start off with and realy just get to grips with wat im doing, if you can just give me a message.

    David (y)
     
  15. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    give fruity a try

    im pretty sure you can download a demo here
     
  16. sinr

    sinr AZ Junglist souljah

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    the link for MODPLUG TRACKER gave me a virus!!!!!!!...becarefull
     
  17. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    what did you download????
     
  18. sinr

    sinr AZ Junglist souljah

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    i tried to DL modplug tracker......

    but i have no idea what type of virus

    what ever it is..... its blocking all my administrative options.... i cant even burn a cd
     
  19. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    Some super-duper freeware plugins you shouldnt be without.........

    http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/classic-series.php
    The Kjaerhus Audio Classic Series..... i cant remember the last time i made a track without at least one of these plugs


    http://www.interruptor.ch/vst_overview.shtml
    The Interruptors plugins.... super cool delays... Analogic Delay is ugly, but my fave delay to date and i looove my delays


    http://www.uv.es/~ruizcan/p_vst.htm
    Excelent plugs here.... defo worth checking Baxxpander, X-Cita and the mighty Elotronix XL tape delay


    http://www.dream.vortex.btinternet.co.uk/
    Only used one plugin from here.... Nanotron which is an emulator of the vintage synth... Mellotron. its well worth mentioning imo


    http://rekkerd.org/dsk-vsti/
    DSK Brass is the best freeware brass section plugin i found, made some cool reggae stuff with this


    http://www.rogernicholsdigital.com/inspector.html
    Inspector is a very good frequency analyzer from well respected plugin manufacturer Roger Nichols Digital..... you have to give them your email to download it but its well worth it!!


    http://www.solid-state-logic.com/music/section_free_plug-ins.asp
    you have to register for these..... but these are worth it.... these aint cheap effects made in synthedit... its solid state logic for fucks sake!!


    http://mda.smartelectronix.com/
    some very useful plugins here


    http://www.tobybear.de/
    havent used any TobyBear plugs for a long time, but i remember them being pretty cool


    http://www.liquidclear.net/darkware.html
    Unfortunatley Jack Dark stopped making VST's and his site is down, but you can get all the old darkware plugs from the above link.... but the link doesnt show you how beautiful some of these things are, heres just one, its the only online pic i found but theres better ones
    [​IMG]
    EDIT: found a link for the darkware plugs with pics....
    http://www.gersic.com/plugins/hosted/darkware/darkware.html



    and finally some places that have 100's if not thousands of links......


    http://www.audiomastermind.com/browse-free_vst_plugins-5886988-1.html
    so many links, so little time!!


    http://wersiworld.com/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=67
    lots n lots n lots....


    http://www.kvraudio.com/get.php?mod...in=1&free=1&sf=0&receptor=&de=0&sort=1&rpp=15
    kvr, im sure most of you know this place


    ENJOY!!!! :bounce:


    Edit: forgot to add this......

    http://www.kaosaudio.com/tone2-bifilter-free/
    BiFilter is a very good distortion/filter plugin.... im suprised that its free!!!
     
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  20. Debora

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    They left out a great one, FlexiMusic...which is what i use, it is available for free download.