Bremmers Audio Design MultiTrack Studio Lite
A small v5.12 update gives us the opportunity to point you in the direction of the free version of this Windows audio/MIDI recording app. On the downside, it only enables you to use three tracks, but this should be enough if you simply need a songwriting scratchpad, and you can always upgrade to the Pro ($69) or Pro Plus ($119) version if you dig the workflow.
Platform/format: PC and Mac/VST and AUDownload
A beta of version 2.0 of this freeware stereo enhancer is now available. A single slider enables you to adjust the stereo width (from mono to wide), while Air and Bass boosters promise to let the audio 'breath'. Click the Loud button, meanwhile, and you'll activate a saturator that will give your mix a boost.
Platform/format: PC/VST Download
Yep, it's another freeware synth. This one has three oscillators that can pick from five waveforms, a LP/HP/BP/RB filter, an AHDSR filter envelope, two LFOs and a couple of effects. There are eight voices of polyphony to play with and 20 presets, though you'll find slots for up to 200.
MeldaProduction free plug-ins
An across-the-board update for Melda's range of free effects – the GUIs have been improved, and there are specific fixes for individual plug-ins. While you're at the company website, we strongly advise you to check out MDrummer Small, too, a rather impressive free drum tool.