Free music software round-up: Week 109

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Don't forget that our sister magazine Computer Music has a cracking freebie this month in the shape of AudioRealism ADM CM, but if this doesn't quench your thirst for no-charge music software, read on.

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

Bass Gnomes Clarity and Full Phase

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

A couple of phase-related effects: Clarity uses phase shifting and comb filtering to enhance the clarity of your audio signal; and its little brother Full Phase allows phase tuning via a process that involves inverting a stereo channel "phased against the opposite corresponding channel to isolate common stereo field characteristics".



Xenakios HourGlass

Platform/format: PC Download

Designed for radical sound processing, HourGlass takes fragments (grains) of audio and creates sound textures from them. It can be used for sound mangling/glitch purposes, and most of its tweakable parameters can be automated using envelopes. There's a demo video here and a Mac version is in development.



Hamburg Audio Nuklear for Studio One

Platform/format: PC, Mac/Studio One Download

Another fillip for PreSonus's Studio One DAW: users can now have a monophonic version of Hamburg Audio's ear-catching Nuklear synth for nothing. What's more, they can upgrade to the full version for the reduced price of €89.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.