Free music software round-up: Week 81

DSP Trigger Free, Tune and The scrooo

An eclectic selection for you this week, featuring plug-ins to convert drum pad audio into MIDI, train your ear to spot EQ frequency bands and let you into the world of spectral formant synthesis.

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Audiofront DSP Trigger Free

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Like its parent plug-in, this free version of DSP Trigger is designed to process the audio output from drum pads and convert it to MIDI, removing the need for a hardware drum brain. Unlike its parent plug-in, you're restricted to single pad zones and you can only output up to two separate articulations.

EarPlugins Tune

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

An ear training plug-in with a difference: this one doesn't teach you to spot specific chords and intervals, but EQ frequency bands. Run it on an audio track and it activates a random frequency band - you have to guess which one. You can also click the different frequency keys to hear what they sound like on your material.

Full Bucket Music The scrooo

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Based on a spectral formant synthesis architecture and offering up to 32 voices of polyphony, The scrooo sports a pair of band-limited carrier oscillators and three independent formant generator sections. Two amplifiers, three envelopes and three LFOs are also part of the package.