Freeware Computer Music System.

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KVRer
4 posts since 21 Jul, 2021 from London, UK

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:22 am

I was pondering freeware computer music systems, and thought I'd write down some thoughts on a system made up entirely of freeware, donateware, magware type products. It's built around Soundbridge, alongside a 'suite' of instruments. Something that might be helpful for beginners or limited budgets.

KVRer

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4 posts since 21 Jul, 2021 from London, UK

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:24 am

Sorry. Can't post link due to spam filter.

KVRAF
29243 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:44 am

Good.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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KVRAF
9959 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:48 am

Simon Thompson wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:22 am
...and thought I'd write down some thoughts.
It's a forum. You can actually WRITE here.
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KVRist
77 posts since 30 Jun, 2013 from Boston, MA

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:26 am

Cakewalk + Komplete Start + Melda FreefX

KVRist
90 posts since 8 Oct, 2019 from Lannion, France

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:53 am

I first thought you were referring to Computer Music mag. Actually when buying an issue, you get all of the previously published magware vst instruments and fx stuff (mostly stripped down versions of payware). Which is a quite big collection, with a lot of gems.
Browsing through them without the magazine guidance can be overwhelming though.

KVRAF
3993 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:58 am

Simon Thompson wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:22 am
I was pondering freeware computer music systems, and thought I'd write down some thoughts on a system made up entirely of freeware, donateware, magware type products. It's built around Soundbridge, alongside a 'suite' of instruments. Something that might be helpful for beginners or limited budgets.
Nice thought. I'm on a practically non-existent budget so I'm all ears. I would like the suite of instruments to be optional. To be able to choose which I would use and which would just be bloatware to me. They could be selected upon download. Might save me some bandwidth too.
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KVRian
1344 posts since 6 Jul, 2004

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:33 am

A great concept to check out is PureDyne: https://puredyne.org/

It's a USB bootable Linux image filled with open-source music software and can be used as a complete production environment.

That one was last updated around 2012, but I used it back then and can confirm that it's cool.

A newer one is Apodio (http://www.apodio.org/doku.php), last updated in Oct. 2020. That includes newer tools like VCV.

Most cutting-edge appears to be AVLinux: http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/ It was just updated in June and is packed with plugins like Surge. Apparently the kernel is configured for low-latency audio as well. I'll have to check it out at some point.

Banned
53 posts since 21 Jun, 2021

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:47 pm

would be good to find out some freeware we havent heard of

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KVRAF
7408 posts since 7 Oct, 2005 from Auckland, NZ

Post Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:04 pm

erikgyle wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:26 am
Cakewalk + Komplete Start + Melda FreefX
+ Vital + Surge + Sitala + free samples! Done!

Or make a space for 50 GB partition and install Ubuntu Studio + anything you find here in kvr search for Linux (Vital, Surge and Sitala are also for Linux) πŸ˜€
Mostly: Bitwig Studio 4, Cubase Pro 11, Live 11 Standard, RP Explorer 6, NI K12, Arturia VC7 + SQ80 V, Keylab 49 MK ii, MODX 6, KK M32 and ATOM on both M1 Air MacBook and Ryzen 5800X PC

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4 posts since 21 Jul, 2021 from London, UK

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:00 am

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DAW: Soundbridge.
Drum Machine Instrument: RitMix.
soundbridge.io (soundbridge.io)
Virtual Analog Synth: Tyrell N6
https://www.amazona.de/freeware-synthes ... u-win-mac/ (https://www.amazona.de/freeware-synthesizer-tyrell-n6-plugin-vst-au-win-mac/)
Sampler: TX16wx
https://www.tx16wx.com/ (https://www.tx16wx.com/)
Wavetable/Digital Synths: DUNE CM/ THORN CM.
Computer Music Mag.
Rompler/Sample Player: I had Sample Science Player down, although this doesn't seem to be around anymore. Not much in the way of freeware Romplers. Zampler maybe, if you can find some .sfz soundfonts. Sampletank 4 CS. Great sounds, although not very comprehensive.
zampler.de (zampler.de)

That sort of thing..........

KVRist
186 posts since 2 Mar, 2016

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:53 am

Soundbridge is a piece of crap.

There are better free options like Cakewalk (Windows), or Waveform (cross platform).

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KVRer
6 posts since 23 May, 2021

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:54 am

Plus one vote for Vital. Great sounding and logical layout synth for a great zero price tag.

KVRian
553 posts since 30 Apr, 2018

Post Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:09 am

+1 for Cakewalk and Waveform

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