Free music software round-up: Week 21

Free music software 21

Free music software 21

There's plenty to get your downloading teeth into this week, with a good selection of free instrument and effect plug-ins coming our way. One particularly industrious developer has been remarkably busy, posting a new amp sim for five days on the bounce.

If you've got a new free music software release, make sure you let us know about it by emailing musicradar.pressreleases@futurenet.com with all the details.

Nick crow lab tubedriver

Nick crow lab tubedriver

Nick Crow Lab TubeDriver

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

No, it's not an London Underground train simulator, it's a tube amp plug-in. There's a pre-EQ, Bias, Drive and Volume controls, and also options to dial in noise, adjust the amount of parameter drift and flip the phase of the output signal.

DSK music synthopia 2

DSK music synthopia 2

DSK Music Synthopia 2

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

This second version of Synthopia has a triple-layer architecture, meaning that it's possible to stack up sounds or pipe each layer through a separate MIDI channel. There are 128 presets in five categories, while filters and LFOs are also part of the synth's makeup.

Homegrown sounds introjector lite

Homegrown sounds introjector lite

Homegrown Sounds Introjector Lite

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Introjector is best thought of as a loop re-sequencer. The idea is that you load a loop, adapt it using the eight onboard sequencers and then export the results. The Lite version is limited in several respects (you can only load one WAV at a time and there are only two sequencers) but, as its presence here indicates, it has the advantage of being free.

AcmeBarGig preampus week

AcmeBarGig preampus week

AcmeBarGig Preampus Week

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

AcmeBarGig has been releasing one of its new hybrid amp plug-ins every day recently, with one more to come. As of now, you can download Dick Head, Meat Head, Knuckle Head and Brain 2 - the name of the final amp remains a mystery.

Togu audio line tal reverb

Togu audio line tal-reverb

Togu Audio Line TAL-Reverb

Platform/format: PC, Mac/VST, AU Download

The latest plug-in to be added to the TAL line is an open-source plate reverb that promises to be easy to use and to produce a smooth sound. Togu claims that slightly modulated delay times should help to keep the reverb tail free of artefacts.

b serrano anubis

b.serrano anubis

b.serrano Anubis

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Another free virtual analogue synth is released into the wild: this one has two oscillators, two LFOs, a multimode filter and a 7x7 modulation matrix. A selection of effects is also included, namely vibrato, tremolo, delay and chorus. CPU friendliness is another plus point.