Free music software round-up: Week 17

Free music software week 17

Free music software week 17

It's a bit of an instrument-fest in this week's round-up, with a variety of synths and an organ plug-in making their presence felt. That said, there are a couple of effects, too.

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Kriminal felix

Kriminal felix

Kriminal Felix

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Released in 1981, Octave's Kitten was the synth that inspired Felix (geddit?). It sports a single VCO plus white noise generator, an LFO, two sub-oscillators and a 4-pole self-oscillating filter. The developer points out that that Kitten's greatest strength was its modulation capabilities, and these have been emulated, too.

Iliadis efthimia organ

Iliadis efthimia organ

Iliadis Efthimia Organ

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Iliadis has expanded its portfolio of organ plug-ins with the release of this Hammond clone. It comes with (among other things) tweakable drawbars, key click emulation, vibrato chorus effects and a 'vintage' style interface. 32 presets are supplied to get you started.

Tekky synths collection

Tekky synths collection

Tekky Synths collection

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Rather than drip-feed their new releases, Tekky Synths has chosen to drop all of them on us in one go. So, we've got v2.0 of the PsYbAsSyX Free bass synth; a new sample triggering device called TrIgGyX; and NuCLeoDoM Free, an instrument that's said to offer "sequencing, shaping, phasing and distorting".

Stereo jackie

Stereo jackie

Semerika Auto-Filter and Stereo Jackie

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Previously available for a handful of Euros each, these plug-ins can now be downloaded for nothing. Auto-Filter does what it says on the label, while the slightly less self-explanatory Stereo Jackie is a stereo delay multi-FX unit that's capable of flanging, phasing and chorus effects.

Alterex vinom

Alterex vinom

Alterex ViNOM

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

The developer of the ViCON synth returns with another instrument. This one has dual VCO, LFO and a VCF with a 12/18/24 dB low-pass filter. Alterex hasn't attempted to describe its sound, so our best suggestion is simply to give it a try.