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January 3, 2011 9:33 AM   Subscribe

Bram Bos, maker of easy-to-use programs for making electronic music, has released all his old software for free download. Get some free VST instruments and samples from KVR Audio and make some music, or at least download Hammerhead and make some beats!
posted by Pope Guilty (24 comments total) 63 users marked this as a favorite

 
VSTs that I particularly appreciate are Novakill's Killerz package, GTG Synths, especially GTG K, and S3K. Just download the .dll files and tell the programs where you put 'em.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:36 AM on January 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


AWESOME. Thanks!
posted by azarbayejani at 9:40 AM on January 3, 2011


Sweet moses, this is an amazing trip down memory lane. GERMAN GATING HERE I COME.
posted by boo_radley at 9:46 AM on January 3, 2011


Anyone else still using Reason? I'd love an easier way to integrate some of these, or even to patch it in directly (=pipe dream) if someone knows it.
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 9:47 AM on January 3, 2011


Just spent a bit of time playing with Lunchbox and it's really cool. Thanks for posting this!
posted by drezdn at 9:55 AM on January 3, 2011


I remember mapping out the drums to Front Line Assembly's The Blade in Hammerhead years ago. Ha, you've really made my day, PG.
posted by boo_radley at 9:56 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


regarding reason: nope, no easy way to use these. you could use rewire and connect reason to a host application that can also run vsts, but otherwise it's complicated.
posted by dubold at 9:56 AM on January 3, 2011


thanks for posting this; wish they weren't windows only.
posted by dubold at 9:59 AM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wow. Hammerhead. Been a long time.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 10:05 AM on January 3, 2011


Some nice cross platform (mac and pc, sorry linux) plugins.
posted by fleetmouse at 10:10 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not to be confused with Bang Bros.
posted by punkfloyd at 10:18 AM on January 3, 2011


Bitchin! Way better than using Google Translate.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:18 AM on January 3, 2011


If you're on the mac, soundflower might work to the pass audio to and fro.

Thanks for posting this news - it's something of a scoop, as I read KVR often, and didn't see this news. Happy New Year!
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 10:31 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd love an easier way to integrate some of these, or even to patch it in directly (=pipe dream) if someone knows it.

reason 5's samplers have the ability to record sound as well as play them back - it's still a workaround, but a simpler one than earlier versions
posted by pyramid termite at 10:36 AM on January 3, 2011


Here are links to some more crossplatform, free (in various guises), vst instruments and effects.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 11:07 AM on January 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Squeal!

There's also destroyfx.smartelectronix.com/ free VSTs that include a lot of my faves, like the geometer.
posted by fuq at 12:16 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh shit yeah! My first forays into PC music making was w/Hammerhead. i loved Tunafish, even though it crashed on me more than I wished, but if I can get the full thing for free? Fuck yeah! :D

I've got renoise, but... I just am not very good w/trackers...
posted by symbioid at 12:43 PM on January 3, 2011


I'll be in my bunk.
posted by loquacious at 1:13 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Good ol' Hammerhead, still one of my favorites.

Here are some nice userbanks to throw in there for added fun. (That whole site is a pretty good resource, actually...)
posted by First Post at 1:26 PM on January 3, 2011


Which is a link from a site mentioned in the OP that I apparently missed, so oh well. But hey, still worth checking out.

To add actual thread content though, here's one from me. It contains possibly the greatest lo-fi Dirty South hand clap ever to exist, so if you ever have need of anything like that, hope this helps...
posted by First Post at 1:39 PM on January 3, 2011


Moonfish! Hahahaha! I did some weird stuff with Moonfish back in the day. The "scratchy record" simulator was awesome.
posted by Cookiebastard at 5:11 PM on January 3, 2011


Thanks for this post, I'd never heard of this guy - and there goes the rest of my evening. To contribute, here are some links to a stupid amount of free VST synths for use with Tunafish.
posted by chaff at 5:13 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


wow - awesome find! thanks!
posted by urbanhayseed at 5:18 PM on January 3, 2011


More free fun (Windows) stuff at Tweakbench.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:18 PM on January 3, 2011


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