Aug 27, 2014
Stay Plugged In 14

In episode 14 of Stay Plugged In we deliver three more free plugins for producers to download, try, and keep for use in their future audio compositions.

TAL-Vocoder

TAL-Vocoder

Vocoders are used a lot in EDM and the TAL-Vocoder is a fine example of one. TAL-Vocoder is an 11-band vintage style vocoder emulation that draws from the sounds of the early ’80s models. It utilizes a VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) carrier signal with Pulse, Saw, Noise and SubOsc. TAL-Vocoder is easy to use and the controls are laid out neatly on the interface. It is available in Windows VST plus Mac Audio Units versions.

Features

  • 11-band vocoder engine
  • Internal carrier synth (pulse, saw, sub osc, noise, mono, poly, portamento, sync mode, tune)
  • Possibility to route an external carrier signal
  • Harmonic control (adds more harmonics to any carrier signal)
  • “Ess” enhancer for a clean understandable voice, also with a carrier that hasn’t much high frequencies
  • Clip LED, glows if the input signal will be clipped
  • Panic button stops hanging notes within the synth

Free Download

E-phonic Drumatic

E-phonic Drumatic

Drumatic 3 is an easy-to-use virtual-analog drum synthesizer. It allows you to create custom kick, snare, tom, rim/bell, hi-hat, and clap sounds by selecting the relative tab, shaping the dual amplitude envelopes, and applying filters and effects. It is available in Windows VST format.

Features

  • Graphical envelopes for amplitude and modulation
  • Load / save presets for single sounds
  • Simple but effective effect section for each sound with distortion and bitcrusher and a filter.
  • Six stereo outputs, assignable for each sound.
  • All parameters can be automated (midi-CC not yet supported)

Free download

Manx Gigmate V2

Manx Gigmate V2

The Manx Gigmate V2 is an analog synth that incorporates the “quirky” features of the 1981 Realistic Concertmate MG-1. The control surface is well laid-out with a retro sort of feel. It is available in Windows VST format.

Features

  • Monosynth with polyphonic “string” section
  • 2 VCOs
  • Oscillator sync
  • Sample & Hold
  • Ring Modulation
  • MIDI Learn
  • Audio frequency LFO
  • Patch memory system with full library

Free Download

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