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30-Day: 231; 7-Day: 181; Yesterday: 301
Independence Free combines virtual instrument technology, premium sound libraries and the Independence Sampler Workstation into one unique software solution:
The intuitive user interface, the unique file management system, the ultra fast streaming integration, multi-core processor support and the Auto-RAM-Cleaner will enable you to store and use an unlimited number of instruments in seconds.
You can even use Independence Free for commercial music productions without any restrictions, furthermore you can save all of your projects, layer sets, layers and presets. Independence Free is not linked to the Authorization Key, which means that you needn't buy any extra components.
Independence Free comes with a 2 GB sound library full of carefully selected, high quality Independence Premium Sample Library instruments.
The following instruments are included:
Independence Free is a lite, free (obviously) version of MAGIX's Independence Sampler. It comes with a very generous suite of about 2GB worth of sampled instruments. They are all excellent quality, with the drum kits being a particular standout. It's honestly worth the download & fuss of installing it just for the drums. But there's also some other nice percussion, electric piano, guitar, bass, and a smattering of synths. Since it's free and the samples range from good to outstanding, it should be an easy 5-star. But the setup is a bit bizarre and the workflow / UX is not the most intuitive. You have to download the base product first, and then you have to download the library separately. It's a custom installer, so you're at the mercy of MAGIX's servers and workflow here. This could be a lot simpler but I'm sure they have their reasons. The interface is on the more difficult side compared to other samplers out there. You may need to read a bit of the manual or watch a video on Youtube to figure out the basics.
You can test it free for 7 days without giving any info, but then you need to register with an e-mail after that. Overall it's a great FREE product with some excellent samples that's worth some of the fuss of setting it up and a less than friendly user interface.
A 'Must have' percussive library - not so many good free set like it :)Some really nice percussions in there, for sure sit well in almost any mix :).Read Review