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Free music software round-up: Week 30

Free music software 30

Free music software 30

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

Christian budde noise reduction

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.

transistordrums

transistordrums

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.

amt-1

amt-1

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.

TAL-filter

TAL-filter

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.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. 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, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.