Free music software round-up: Week 30

Two filters, a noise reducer and a drum machine

It's a bit of a filter-fest this week - assuming having two filter plug-ins qualifies as a fest, that is.

There's a noise reduction plug-in, too, plus a drum machine that has an interface that screams 'vintage'.

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Christian Budde Noise Reduction

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

As its name suggests, this is a noise reduction plug-in; its developer claims that it's notable for the inclusion of a spectral noise gate. As a processor, it's also said to be highly customisable, with the soft knee being fully adjustable.

Acid.milch&honig transistordrums

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

transistordrums has the look of a vintage drum machine and, thanks to its sample-based sound generation, there's no reason why it shouldn't sound like one, too. There are ten slots, and tone-shaping options include tuning/pitch, attack and decay and distortion.

b.serrano AMT-1

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

This is subtitled as a quad multi-filter, which means that it includes four multimode filters working in parallel. These feature low-pass, high-pass band-pass, notch and peak modes, and it's also worth noting that each parameter can be sequenced.

Togu Audio Line TAL-Filter

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

It may still be in beta, but this multimode filter from freeware specialists TAL is already looking pretty sweet. There are high-pass, band-pass and low-pass modes, an LFO and an envelope follower.