Free music software round-up: Week 16

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Don't risk sunburn and food poisoning by spending your summer barbecuing – much better to play things safe and stay indoors downloading the latest free music software releases.

This week's line-up is pretty conventional, featuring three effects and an updated synth. Could one of these plug-ins be the missing piece of your studio jigsaw? Read on to find out.

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Osiris ODelay

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

This one's off to a good start with its name – it's so good that we're surprised it hasn't been used by someone before. When it comes to specs, it won't surprise you to learn that we're dealing with a delay plug-in here; it's a simple affair that also sports its own modulating auto-filter.

Rhythm Lab Twin Delay

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Another delay – this one doesn't emulate any hardware specifically, but specialises in analogue algorithms. It's particularly recommended to dub fans (and also dubstep and dubwise producers) as well as IDM, experimental and breaks aficionados.

The Lower Rhythm A-150

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

We featured The Lower Rhythm's A-110 amp in week 8 of our free music software round-up, and this is a "new and much-improved version". It offers both dry and tube-simulated channels and sports a compressor, 9-band EQ and five-mode filter. You can run everything from guitars to synths, pianos and organs through it.

B.Serrano Adonis 2

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

The full version of Adonis is actually donationware (you can pay what you want) but a slightly restricted iteration can be yours for free. It's a hybrid synth that promises to be more powerful and efficient that its predecessor, yet won't put any more strain on your computer's CPU.