Independence 2 Free is quite possibly the best free software out there. I know. That's quite a claim, but I REALLY like this. First of all, IT'S FREE! Unlike other free software, this one is fully functional and very useable. AND it works on a Mac with OSX10.4 or above (yeah, 10.5 too!) and PCs with XP or Vista. It's fully downloadable and you can download the 2GB of free sounds too. You need to have a little time and/or bandwidth to get everything, but it's all there and easy to install and setup.
I downloaded and set this up on one of my PCs and my Mac right away. It's got a lot of great sounds for the free version. I can't wait to see and hear the one they charge for! That must be awesome. I've played the Piano and Electric Piano sounds and they're great. I've also played the synth sounds and they rock. They're full poly, very easy to modify the MIDI stuff like aftertouch & Volume & Patch change etc. It's got lots of built in effects too. You can save and load sounds. Of course, there is no import or export or that sort of thing. The Pro version has all of that AND 70GB (70??) of samples.
It's very simple to use & very easy to modify sounds and parameters. It's got great sounds. It's even got a standalone piece that can accept input from multiple keyboards. It can stack up layers and it's unbelievably light on the CPU and sound card. You've got save and load and full audio mixing.
It's not that glamerous to look at, but that's one of the reasons it's light on the CPU. The 2GB of samples that come with the free version give you plenty to work with and are quite enticing to buy the Basic or Pro version.
The only thing left to say here is that I'm done writing. It's time to play! Go to the Yellow Tools English or German web site (www.yellowtools.com) and check this out. Download the free version for Mac and/or PC. Get the 2GB of free sounds and get playing too!!
I never had to even check out the manual or call support. This software is very intuitive and works like it should work. It must have been desinged by players. You'll spend your time playing and not fiddling with stuff. Unless you like fiddling with stuff, then fiddle away... =:-)
HELP needed, hi everybody brand new newbie here, been trying to download independence free, but can't get past the registration page keeps saying you have'nt done this or that or the code inde free is not recognised, any idea that could help would be very welcome, thanks.
Hoouray, finally the Independence Free Library is working again !!! (Apparently after the developer have fixed something in their newest installer) Thx ost.nik for sharing the dl link. Quick explanation on how I got the library working (after a few years without success) ->
1) Download the library by using the link above (posted by ost.nik / make sure you pick the correct file on Magix DL site).
2) Deinstall the old Independence Library under windows/systemtools.
3) Run the new downloaded Installer, select your specified x86 plugin folder and agree to its "Missing Files Download" request during the install process...(be patient, it takes a while since library filesize is 2 GB !) Then load the independence Free.dll like you normaly would with any of your plugin.dll files, voila, you're done.
I've tried downloading this several times now. The Pace thing always takes long. Finally everything says it's installed. But when I try to open it ... it says it won't open due to an error. It doesn't even say what the error is. This is standalone mode. Windows 10.