Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

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starflakeprj
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1148 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:04 am

I would use BandLabs Cakewalk over Zynewave Podium Free 8 days a week, 367 days a year. Podium Free only has support for 1 CPU core as far as I know, to begin with.
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Gabriel_West
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23 posts since 16 Nov, 2017 from Germany

Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:32 am

Best of Free VSTs" List updated now !!! (3rd Update)
Some good news, Independence Free's 2 GB Library is now fully working without any probs (The replaced Installer now lets you setup your VSTi Folder manualy) More Info on KVR's own descriptions about Independence Free (comments section)
Good thing in music is: Your knowledge of music theory is getting better with the years by lerning..bad thing: Your singing voice is getting worser with the years. So if you've composed lovesongs at your younger ages, dont wait too long with the recording

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Halonmusic
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Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:49 am

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starflakeprj
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Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:15 am

What is really the difference between this thread and the other 125423 threads in the same category?
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Gabriel_West
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Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 am

@starflakeprj: Lol, lemme just mention one decisive difference to make you satisfied: "This thread focuses on PopRock Style music only". :D
Good thing in music is: Your knowledge of music theory is getting better with the years by lerning..bad thing: Your singing voice is getting worser with the years. So if you've composed lovesongs at your younger ages, dont wait too long with the recording

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crimsonwarlock
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2222 posts since 18 Apr, 2001 from The Netherlands

Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am

Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
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Halonmusic
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2690 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:23 pm

crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am
Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
:hihi:

We are waiting for Mark 2. :ud: Make it happen! :lol:
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martinjuenke
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4240 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:32 pm

crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am
Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
Ragnarok means the Doom of Nordic Gods...
Suitable for Love Songs?

Izak Synthiemental
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585 posts since 4 Aug, 2010

Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:59 pm

starflakeprj wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:04 am
I would use BandLabs Cakewalk over Zynewave Podium Free 8 days a week, 367 days a year. Podium Free only has support for 1 CPU core as far as I know, to begin with.
Are you aware that all realtime audio processes can only utilize one core at a time anyway? So, except for non-realtime processing, there should not be that much of a difference.
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Russell Grand
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2005 posts since 22 May, 2017

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Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:51 pm

SoundPorn wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:34 am
Spitfire my bad I typed that from my phone at work. I wanted to type something quick just to ensure I got updates to responses on the thread. And I have zero association with Spitfire outside of being a subscriber to Christian Hensons Youtube channel lol. And I'm talking about they're Free LABS player which includes some ridiculously good instruments such as a Soft Felt Piano, An E Piano, chamber strings, Accoustic Drums, Charango Guitar, even a small choir set from the Olifur Arnolds collection.

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/
Yeah, LABS has some pretty nice sounds for sure.

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crimsonwarlock
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2222 posts since 18 Apr, 2001 from The Netherlands

Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:17 pm

Halonmusic wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:23 pm
crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am
Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
:hihi:

We are waiting for Mark 2. :ud: Make it happen! :lol:
No promises yet, but .......... :hihi:
martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Ragnarok means the Doom of Nordic Gods...
Suitable for Love Songs?
Of course, Nordic Gods need love too :D

Ragnarok is great for screaming leads (I'm a progrocker by heart) and big basses, but it is equally capable of doing dreamy pads and big string synth sounds.
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Ragnarök VST-synthesizer co-creator with Full Bucket

bigcat1969
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1367 posts since 30 Jul, 2013

Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:03 am

Unless the words mean something different than what I think pop rock and love songs mean, I would biasedly suggest VSCO2 or Sonatina for background orchestral sounds. Also the Sonatina Choir has a pleasant sound.
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Halonmusic
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2690 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:03 am

crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Halonmusic wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:23 pm
crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am
Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
:hihi:

We are waiting for Mark 2. :ud: Make it happen! :lol:
No promises yet, but .......... :hihi:
martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Ragnarok means the Doom of Nordic Gods...
Suitable for Love Songs?
Of course, Nordic Gods need love too :D

Ragnarok is great for screaming leads (I'm a progrocker by heart) and big basses, but it is equally capable of doing dreamy pads and big string synth sounds.
:tu:
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BlackWinny
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3781 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

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Post Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:19 am

As DAW I would add Cakewalk by BandLab.

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BlackWinny
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Post Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:32 am

Don't forget ASIO4ALL ! It would be mad to discover that it is missing to have the sound !
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