Free music software round-up: Week 17

Who said you never get something for nothing?

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

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

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

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".


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

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.