Audio recording en productie freeware

Door homerecorders geteste en goed bevonden freeware: virtuele instrumenten, effect plugins, allerhande tools, drivers en zelfs complete muziekproductie pakketten. Via de link "inzenden" (linkermenu) kan je ook zelf nieuwe tips doorsturen.

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TL's Saturated Driver

Something inbetween a Limiter/compressor to shape them peaks....


Adjustable input gain between -16db to 16db . input signal should stay below 0db.
Adjustable Attack from 0% to 100 %.
Adjustable Release from 0% to 100 %.
Adjustable Driver from 0% to 100 %.
Boost mode to use a "warmer" algorithm.
2X mode to produce more agressive results.
10 presets to get started.

Plugin Latency: 0 samples
Supported samplerates: 44.1khz - 192khz

Cyanide 2.0

Cyanide is a unique waveshaping distortion effect that gives you a great deal of control over the wave shape.

PSP Pianoverb

Al een ouder ding, maar gebruik hem regelmatig. PSP PianoVerb is a completely free plug-in for any VST, MAS and DirectX compatible host (such as Cubase, Logic, Nuendo, Sonar, DigitalPerformer). It reproduces special kind of reverberation originally provided by piano strings. It generates reverberation using twelve string operators with adjustable damping and decay time. Each of them is tuned to a particular note starting from A(55Hz) to a G#(103.8Hz).

String Chorus

StringChorus is a chorus that emulates the circuits used in the old string machines like Solina, Crumar or Farfisa. Get that famous, lush string sound known from Jean Michel Jarre and others with any synth which can create a simple sawtooth waveform. m.a.w. geschikt voor kosmische muziek ;-).

Stormgate 1

StormGate1 is an unique and innovative amplitude rhythmic gating effect which lets you draw the gating patterns freely by hand or with the aid of powerful drawing tools.
It can be used as a creative tool to create rhythmic parts out of anything (pads, noises, etc...), as an enveloper, or even like a simple but powerful dynamics processor to simulate compressor sidechaining or in more creative manners.

StormGate1 offers 16 different amplitude patterns. The internal sequencer can be synchronized to the host song position and is capable of chaining (extending) the patterns.


Voor diegenen die niet echt vertrouwd zijn met muziektheorie kan dit wel een handig hulpmiddeltje zijn.


Traverso DAW

Is a GPL licensed, cross platform multitrack audio recording and editing suite, with an innovative and easy to master User Interface. It's suited for both the professional and home user, who needs a robust and solid DAW.
A complete suite

Traverso is a complete solution from recording to CD Mastering. By supplying many common tools in one package, you don't have to learn how to use lots of applications with different user interfaces. This considerably lowers the learning curve, letting you get your audio processing work done faster!
Robust non-linear audio processing

Sanford Bass Tightener

Heb hem zelf juist gedownload en geef dus nog geen rating, maar op de beschrijving afgaand is dit een tooltje dat ik zocht

The Sanford Bass Tightener is a spatial effect for tightening up the stereo spread. It allows you to set the frequencies below a certain specified frequency to mono, for example 120Hz, while allowing the higher frequencies to remain in stereo. This can help during mixing/mastering by keeping the the bass tight and centered and the higher range nice and wide

Key Features

* Low CPU usage
* Four filter slopes
* Four output modes


Togu Audio Line geeft ons reeds vele goede VST's gegeven in het verleden, nu dus ook een vocoder.

Pure Data (pd)

Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.) originally developed by Miller Puckette and company at IRCAM. The core of Pd is written and maintained by Miller Puckette and includes the work of many developers, making the whole package very much a community effort.


NtEd is een nieuwe score editor voor Gnu/ Linux en ontwikkelt zich snel.

* Real WYSIWYG, i.e. what you see on screen is exactly what you get on printer output
* Distribution of the musical symbols on pages and systems
* (up to) 4 voices per staff
* N-tuplets 2 ≤ N ≤ 13
* repeats (with/without alternatives)
* Segno, dal segno al Coda, dal Segno al Fine (with correct replay)
* up to 5 lyrics lines
* drum notes
* grace notes
* trills, pralls, mordent, staccato, tenuto, sforzando, ...
* dynamics, (de-) crescendo (hairpins)


Deze software is te vergelijken met Freewheeling, zie ook bij downloads

SooperLooper is a live looping sampler capable of immediate loop recording, overdubbing, multiplying, reversing and more. It allows for multiple simultaneous multi-channel loops limited only by your computer's available memory.


Zeer goede muzikaliteits en muziektheorie trainer!

Solfege is free music education software.

Use it to train your rhythm, interval, scale and chord skills. Solfege - Smarten your ears!


* Recognise melodic and harmonic intervals
* Compare interval sizes
* Sing the intervals the computer asks for
* Identify chords
* Sing chords
* Scales
* Dictation
* Remembering rhythmic patterns


Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

Rosegarden is an easy-to-learn, attractive application that runs on Linux, ideal for composers, musicians, music students, and small studio or home recording environments.


Freecycle is a beat slicer running on GNU/Linux platform using the QT toolkit, providing amplitude domain and frequency domain beat matching / zero crossing algorithms.

It exports sliced audio chunks and generates a MIDI file which can be used to play the sliced loop, or you can jam with it as soon as you’ve made slices using a midi keyboard or sequencer.Freecycle main screen

Freecycle also exports AKAI S5000/S6000/Z4/Z8 .AKP files to be used with your favorite sampler, SoundFont files, and supports slice drag and drop to/from or inside Freecycle.


Zeer coole software voor het loopen van stukjes muziek. Goed bruikbaar bij live session bijvoorbeeld (e.g. met deze software kun je in je eentje een eigen band laten spelen ;) )

Freewheeling allows us to build repetitive grooves
by sampling and directing loops from within spirited improvisation.

It works because, down to the core, it's built around improv. We leave mice and menus, and dive into our own process of making sound.

Freewheeling runs under Mac OS X and Linux, and is open source software, released under the GNU GPL license.


Pitch correction VST's zijn moeilijk te vinden in de free world. Deze zou volgens wat ik gehoord heb zijn job goed doen.


ZynAddSubFX is a opensource software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments, from some common heared from expensive hardware to interesting sounds that you'll boost to an amazing universe of sounds.
Een zeer geliefde synthesizer voor Linux, Windows (VST) en Mac!
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Rough Rider

Moderne compressor met een 'vintage style bite'. Heb hem nog niet getest is nieuwe freeware van Audio Damage en dus heb ik er het volste vertrouwen in.


Maakt van een ritmisch audiospoor een shaker ritme. 16 tweakable presets.
'Shaker Maker is a special VST effect that will turn any rhythmic content into a convincing natural shaker rhythm.
Shaker Maker can produce a wide variety of shaker sounds, and you can shape your shaker to sound exactly the way you want it to.