Top 5 free vst instruments for 2019
If you have any suggestions what you prefer to be your favorite, let me know in the comment section below.
scroo vst from fullbucket:
The scrooo is a polyphonic software synthesizer plug-in. This synth is a combination of formants and FM while trying to be unique at it.
Modulair is a free modular synth as a VST. I didn't go for VCV rack in this case, because it still has a lot of issues as a VST plugin these days (while I recorded this video). While I like the idea on where VCV is going, I am still following up on the whole VCV rack as they are developing this. So you might expect some videos on this channel later about the VCV rack concepts and how to do sound design in those as wel...
keyzone classic is a free Piano VST that tries to do an awesome job at playing a piano. This piano set comes with round robin samples playing yamaha paino, steinway piano, and rhodes pianos.
Ample guitar M free (lite)
The ample guitar is an accoustic guitar plugin that uses 2 round robin tables where you can mix 2 different mic settings. The full version uses more mics and different round robin settings. I must admit I was quite astonished at the quality of this free version (usually these things sound very stiff, while this one sounds very organic even while being a freebee).
Chamber Orchestra VST (based on versilian studios free orchestra: https://vis.versilstudios.com/vsco-pro.html).
This VST uses the sounds from verisilian studios free sound orchestra samples (a github repo: https://github.com/sgossner/VCSL)
The versilian studio repo is a general-purpose sample library created by Versilian Studios LLC for the purpose of introducing a set of quality, publicly available samples suitable for use in software and media of all kinds.
I did a free refill for propellerhead reason back in the days called the reason refill 2016 (https://www.reasonexperts.com/reason-refill-2016.html)
Anyway, have lots of fun and I will talk to you later.
Aparillo from sugar bytes tutorial in Ableton Live
Today I want to do a little sound design 101 tutorial using Aparillo, a new synth made by sugar bytes.
In short, Aparillo is a unique type of Frequency modulation synth.
You can find more details about this synth here:
In this video, I will do a basic explanation about how Frequency Modulation works. After this, I will explain what makes Aparillo so unique compared to traditional FM synths.
This VST is quite unique at what it does (that is why I got it in the first place).
And currently it is on sale on PluginBoutique too:
play ukulele with midi with UVI Wavestation UKU in Ableton Live
While at first, AmpleSound produces quality stuff (and I will get these later). And I am referring to this: https://www.amplesound.net/en/index.asp
The major issue I had with the ethnic ukulele at first was the price tag $119 vs the UKU price tag of $69. Even while I do think I will eventually get the Ample Ethno Ukulele III. But I have different priorities at the moment.
Anyhow, so this video is going to be about a walkthrough on how the UVI Workstation UKU (Ukulele VST) works. Details about this one can be found here: https://www.acousticsamples.net/uku
The only downside with this VST plugin is that it requires a 'loader', like in this case it is called the workstation. Kind of like using Kontakt, but in this case, it is UVI their own thing I think.
The UKU has different play modes, Solo, chords, and patterns. While eventually, I got this one because of the chord player thingy.
Anyway, have fun with this VST tutorial about the UKU ukulele. And I will talk to you later.
Ableton Live 10 - making an album
The main ingredients are using a lot of dune 3 patches (as shown in different videos I have posted not so long ago). While additionally I am using a lot of Kontakt libraries that came with Komplete 12.
Eventually I will give a complete tour on Komplete 12 and what it all contains as single videos later. But currently I am just focussing on producing music the way I like to make it.
The productions are made in Ableton Live and this is partially my learning curve on learning how to begin with Ableton Live to begin with. While I know a lot about sound design, and moving different platforms, why not start of with making a complete albume while exploring to learn a new DAW while doing so. This is my Journey, and this is the way I prefer to share it.
Have lots of fun, and I will talk to you later!
Ableton Live 10 - dune 3 unison voice editor
The voices can have their own unique set of filters and settings. This is done using the voice editor that came with Dune 3. It kind of lack overview what really is happening (since I have overlooked it's potential even while browsing just patches).
But at some point I started to notice different filter settings per unison. And this just blew my mind while seeing this. There for, this video.
Ableton Live 10 - Dune 3 creating a pad
In sound design you will have to make a lot of choices while making a specific sound work. If you have experience, you can basically grab any synthesizer that is out there and create your own custom sound while doing so, for that specific situation. On this vlog, I will randomly make these type of videos where I explain the basic reasons why I am making this sound, how this sound is being created and how I am using a sound in my music productions.
Ableton Live 10 - Pigments and my opinion about this Wavetable synthesizer
Today I am going to give my personal opinion about Pigments from Arturia. Pigments is a Wavetable synthesizer where the idea here is to use different parts of a wavetable and morph this in to your own unique sound.
The major issue I am having with this 'idea' and concept is that Pigments does not really add anything new to the table regarding to wavetable synthesis. Especially if you compare this with existing VSTs out there, like Massive from Native instruments and Serum from Xfer. Even better, this device looks and feels more like Arturia their take on making their version of Serum (no, not Expanse lol).
While their morphing engine works pretty well while using wavetables, if you play samples directly it feels odd and weird.
This is why I would recommend that they would implemt a feature that allows a method where you can choose how to play back the morph method.
While a lot of this stuff I am saying is partially my own opinion. There are some positive things I can add to the table. For instance, the way they implemented their modulation methods is quite awesome to work with (compared to other synths).
But if you would ask my in my face, would you get this while having Massive and Serum... Today I would say no.
Ableton Live 10 - Making an Album in the genre Ambient IDM Glitch
Today I am going to talk briefly about the work in progress on an Ambient Album I am working on that should work eventually in a space game (or something similar). The main theme I am going for is borrowing the idea from the Terminator 2 theme, but do that with a complete twist. The idea here is to make different arrangements based on that theme that I have been playing live, but do different variations, add some clever sound design to alter the sounds in different angles.
Currently, I have no clue on what the timeline is. but expect it to be shared somewhere early as a music album in 2019.
last video 2018 Ableton Live 10
today I will be uploading my last video for 2018. This video was kind of recorded in a way at some level I would normally record podcasts. So you can see this as a podcast.
The video includes
- looking back at 2018
- looking forward to 2019
- and other things that may happen
Ambient and IDM in Ableton Live 10
In this video I want to introduce you to an idea I am using to explore Ableton Live further. To get my stuff going I am going to start writing myself an album that fits in the realm of Ambient Music with a touch of IDM/Glitch (since I am really fond of this combination myself).
The main goal here is to focus on 'space anthem' type of themes (kind of like Eve Online, Elite Dangerous and X4:Foundations... that type of environment).
Eventually I want to share my complete album as a whole to a game company who is in to this and see how they take this idea. While there is still a lot of work to be done (think about 30-ish tracks) I might eventually have this complete project done somewhere at the end of januari. And when done so I will most likely share the complete results on this channel (that would be fun!).
Anyway, have lots of fun and I will talk to you later ;)
Ableton Live 10 - workflows
Hi I am Hydlide
In this vlog entry I am going to talk like as I would make a beginners tutorial on how to use Ableton Live and having the different workflows inside it.
While there is one daw in particular that does something similar (Bitwig for instance). Most other daws usually have a linear workflow regarding to make a song. You record a track, layer different tracks and you export the file.
Ableton on the other hand (same could be said for bitwig) uses a clip launcher. Which is a unique concept to get things done pretty fast (especially if you use Push 2, or a launchpad for instance).
In this video I will explain how the different workflows work with in ableton. And how you can build a track from start to finish.
Just make note, there are many different ways to make a song in Ableton Live, and even this video might not cover all major methods. Just saying that out loud.
Dune 3 from Synapse Audio - Ableton Live 10
Dune 3 from Synapse Audio has been released.
In this video I will share my first impression about dune 3 from synapse. Originally I was a really big fan of Antidote and the Legend. While Dune 2 has been around for quite some time, I already had a feeling about the idea that Dune 3 would be released pretty soon (based on a hunch).
So I have kept close eyes on its development, waited for its release. And insta buyed it because I saw its potential when it was released.
With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to create a video about a VST I did not even know, but I read about it, and I knew from the start I would get it. Not because I need new plugins, but because I am big fan of these type of synthesizers. Let it be a VST instrument or a Rack Extension for Reason if you will. It really does not bother me perse.
I just love new concepts and ideas. And Dune 3 (as an idea) blew me away from the start. So I thought I would experience my first impression and how would eventually go through a new device like this. Even without knowing what it would give me in return.
This an unique experience, even for me... to just throw it online while feeling like a noob. Enjoy my journey! and I will talk to you later!