Free music software round-up: Week 53

Delay/echo, a synth and something for Guitar Heroes

If you like music software and free stuff, you've come to the right place. We've already brought you a year's worth of downloads (has it really been that long?), but, as you'll see below, the new plug-in releases just keep on coming.

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Minimal System Instruments HandMade Echo

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

This "boutique delay/echo unit" is designed to emulate the sound of classic hardware models. The controls are simple - just feedback, delay and dry/wet knobs and a tempo sync button - so it'll appeal to anyone who wants a delay effect that doesn't require a lot of tweaking.

Mike Norrish Armchair Guitarist 1.5

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

This plug-in, which was originally created for KVR's Developer Challenge 2009, enables you to use your video game guitar controller (one that's DirectInput compatible) as a MIDI controller for your DAW. This update fixes various issues and adds a couple of new features.

Lday Athmonova2

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Yet another virtual analogue synth for the pile: this one gives you an oscillator, filter, LFO, three envelopes and overdrive/distortion, delay and stereo widening effects. As such, it doesn't really do much more than a hundred other synths, but give it a try and see how it fits.

(Via KVR Audio)