“The most important thing is to find out what is the most important thing.” Zen wisdom
Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers, Bill Evans, Marvin Gaye, Santana, Pink Floyd, Chic, Jill Scott, Nayo, LTJ Bukem, Adam F, Brian Eno, Goldie, Wally Badarou, Howie B., Skye, Laid Back, Afterlife, Goldfrapp, Nightmares on Wax, Gelka, Terrence Parker, 808 State, Miguel Migs, Café del Mar Music, Late Night Tales, Philly Soul, Bossa Nova, and many more.
Steinberg & Propellerhead DAWs, Korg Electribe 2, Akai Pro MPD32, Yamaha & Genelec speakers, Roland Quad-Capture audio interface, Roland XV-3080, Roland TR-08, Yamaha Reface DX, Mackie mixers, and Interruptor VST plugins.
Free Software Downloads for Bands, Music Producers, and DJs
In the modern production game, your computer is the heart of everything that you do. Musicians, producers, and DJs can use a lot of excellent free software applications for their creative work and promotional purposes. Find here some tested & recommended examples. You should give them a try!
Free Software | Pro Audio
ASIO4ALL – Universal ASIO driver for WDM audio
Audacity – Free cross-platform audio editor and recorder
Caustic Editor – Free cross-platform audio editor for KORG volca sample
Ctrlr – Free MIDI editor for all your hardware (VST & AU)
LMMS – Free cross-platform music production software (DAW)
Mixxx – Advanced free MP3 DJ software with comprehensive hardware control
Rekordbox – Free music management software for DJs
Sforzando – Free, highly SFZ 2.0 compliant sample player
Soundmondo – Free sound programs for the Yamaha Reface CP, CS, DX, and YC
Stems – Free Stem Creator Tool for music producers
Studio One 3 Prime – Free music production software, sampler, and sound library
Tracktion – Free cross-platform music production software (DAW)
VCV Rack – Free open-source virtual modular synthesizer
Free Software | Music Instruments
Guitar (AGM) & Bass (ABP) Lite II – Free sample player instruments VSTi
SampleScience Player – The biggest free rompler available today VSTi
Free Software | Vintage Keys & Synthesizers
Arppe2600va – Free ARP 2600 semi-modular synthesizer emulation VSTi
Dexed – Free Yamaha DX7 fm synthesizer emulation VSTi
(similar to the Yamaha Reface DX fm synthesizer)
Kamioooka – Free polyphonic full-modular synthesizer with patch cable system VSTi
MrTramp2 – Free Wurlitzer 200A electric piano emulation VSTi
OBXD – Free Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa, and OB-8 synthesizer emulation VSTi
PG8X – Free Roland JX-8P analog synthesizer emulation VSTi
Roberson Collection – Free Minimoog, Arp Odyssey & Prophet 5 synthesizer emulation VSTi
SQ8L – Free Ensoniq ESQ1 synthesizer emulation VSTi
TAL-NoiseMaker – Free subtractive virtual analog synthesizer VSTi
TX16Wx – Free Yamaha TX16W sampler emulation VSTi
TyrellN6 – Free Roland Juno-60 synthesizer emulation VSTi
WaveSim – Free Waldorf PPG Wave synthesizer emulation VSTi
Free Software | Outboard Gear
Code Red Free – Free EQ emulation of a classic, all tube, British console from the late 60s VST
Exitixe – Free sonic maximizer psychoacoustic processor for brilliance & clarity VST
Ignite Amps PTEq-X – Free analog modeling studio EQ for mixing and mastering VST
Tokyo Dawn Records Nova – Free parallel dynamic equalizer VST
Variety Of Sound – A collection of free studio effect processors VST
Free Software | Songwriting & Creativity
Writers Session – Free iOS app to record & organise all your lyrical and melodic ideas
Free Software | Print & Online Promotion
Canva – Create designs for Web or print online: cd covers, flyers, posters, etc.
Gimp – Freely distributed GNU image manipulation program
Inkscape – Free cross-plattform vector graphics editor for your cover artwork, flyers, etc.
Scribus – Free desktop publishing (DTP) application for your promotional documents
WordPress – Free content management system (CMS) for your music project website
Free Software | Operating System & Useful Apps
Ubuntu/Ubuntu Studio – Free and easy to use operating system and its multimedia edition
KeepNote – Free note taking application for your music business management
IFTTT – Makes it easy to automate tasks between web apps
Attack Magazine, Future Music, Computer Music, Mixmag, and Sound On Sound.
Matrixsynth, Create Digital Music, Bedroom Producers’ Blog, Noyzelab, Secret Life Music, Tokyo Dawn Records, DIY Synthesizer, and Tim Lawrence.
Politics, Popular Culture and the Arts
Aesthetica Magazine, DU – das Kulturmagazin, Monocle Magazine, The New Yorker.
Lumix cameras, Sandisk mp3 players, Rockbox free OS for mp3 players, Midgard lamps, Pukka herbs, Munix finest bicycles, and Black Eyewear.
Artisan Café, Café Pinson, Fugazi Munich, Kanopi House, Polka Bar, Spiritland, …
Internet Radio Stations
Brighton FM, Fréquence Bleu, Lounge Radio, …
Body, Soul & Inspiration
T’ai Chi Ch’uan, art, photography, urban life, and nature.
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