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Free Alpha
Product Free Alpha
Developer LinPlug
Price (MSRP) Free
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FreeAlpha is the small brother of Alpha, sharing the same engine but having fewer features. It's been around since mid 2000 and is free of charge.

It comes with a couple of presets to get you started and the manual of the full Alpha which covers FreeAlpha too.

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27 September 2012 at 9:36pmbruhmannbd

Hello Forum I'm newbie, I installed free alpha on my MacBook Pro and now Pro Tools wont work> Is there some setting I missed?

1 November 2013 at 4:23pmBlackWinny

The new page for Alpha and Free Alpha is this one :

http://www.linplug.com/alpha.html

The choice among both is made using the tabs at the bottom of the page.

3 November 2013 at 7:02pmskotterz

does anyone know if the alpha can work with other DAWs? So far in my research it appears Pro Tools is a requirement, but why would they limit it? I'm using Ableton Live 9.

3 November 2013 at 10:20pmBlackWinny

Here at home:

  • with Cantabile Lite: no problem.
  • With Band-In-A-Box 2013: no problem.
  • With Magix Samplitude Music Studio 17: no problem.
  • With Mutools Mulab: No problem.
  • With SAVIHost: no problem.
  • With VSTHost: No problem.
  • With BigTick Zen: No problem.

Beware! Like many VST's Free Alpha is provided to be installed as 32-bit but also to be installed as 64-bit (in the case of FreeAlpha you must launch the same installer twice and make your choice each time).

  • 32-bit VSTs must be used only with 32-bit DAWs.
  • 64-bit VSTs must be used only with 64-bit SAWs.

So... always the same recurrent question which in 95% of the cases resolve the problem: are you sure that you try to use FreeAlpha 32-bit (named "freealpha.dll") with Ableton Live Lite 32-bit and that you try to use FreeAlpha 64-bit (named "freealpha 64.dll") with Ableton Live Lite 64-bit?

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3 November 2013 at 10:57pmskotterz

blackwinny, thanks very much for the reply. (I use Ableton Live 9 Suite, 32-bit, by the way.) I read the 'Read Me' system requirements for Alpha too quickly, misreading that ProTools was required for it to work. .. my bad - it works just fine. i'm trying out the free version as I'm keen to use its microtuning capabilities.

17 April 2014 at 4:33pmBlackWinny

I've just found an old (2007) but good review here, with a rather deep description of this free edition (with even audiogram curves of the filters).

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