miércoles, 23 de enero de 2013

Photon - Experimental Warp Synth - Free

Photon is a hybrid synth with an with an experimental 'warp' engine
for creating evolving rhythmic sequences, random arpeggios and classic
Sample&Hold style arcade weirdness.

Direct Download:: ZIP


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Cubix - Groove Machine - Free

Cubix is a drumsynth/sampleplayer with an onboard arpeggiated bassline synth.
Each drum section has its own dual X-Fade sequencer section for beat mixing,
as well as an Auto-Mix function. Designed with live operation in mind,
Cubix can be used for making complex beats on the fly that can be randomized,
mixed, matched and manipulated in a number of ways.

Direct Download:: ZIP (Cubix v1.2)


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lunes, 21 de enero de 2013

The Modulator 2 - VST-Fx - Free

A comprehensive modulation effect, offering 3 types of modulation
of audio signals: amplitude modulation, ring modulation,
and frequency modulation.

There are three audio sources (audio input, oscillator,.wav file player),
all of which may be used as either the modulator signal, or the carrier signal
(and in some cases, both simultaneously). Also includes a fairly comprehensive
MIDI implementation.

Direct Download :: ZIP


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CamelSpace - Presets

CamelSpace is a multi effect with trance-gate,
enhancer, filter, delay and reverb.

Here you have two wonderfull banks of presets:

BB (MTY) gators:


BB (MTY) holes in the world:


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sábado, 19 de enero de 2013

MiniSynth Series - Free

The Minisynth series collection consist of three instruments:

As an overall concept, Acrobatics simplified controls and packed
implementations to the highest grade to push-up users creativity first
and give steady look and maximum usability to the three polyphonic synthesizers.
A reasonable set of sounds for each synth is included.

FRET is an accurate reproduction of phase modulation synthesizers of
the eighties: reproduces pianos, basses, organs and bells patches with ease,
and it can explore wild and spacey atmos using alternative programming.

GRIT is voted to pulses, PWM and organ-like sounds: uses a proprietary mix
of phase distortion principles in order to produce its sounds.
It is the dirty of the family, watch out for massive aliasing and punchness.

PEAK is the analogue baby of the lot. Classic acid and house tones are at hand.
Here the LFO addresses pitch of a clean square or sawtooth waveform with
typical Minisynth series advanced modulation extras.

Common look and feel and standardized location of knobs and switches goes in
the direction of helping musician when in a busy musical work, when he/she certainly
requires instant access to basic synthesis controls and settings to fit in the mix.
The Minisynth series collection is also suitable for educational purposes for its
separate interpretations of most important synthesis methods and applications.

Direct Download :: RAR


SoftAmp 3OD - Free

Vacuum Triode Stage simulator

A single triode stage circuit typical for guitar preamps is
captured in this plugin. The model engine is based on system
of non-linear ODEs. Some smart calculation techniques are used
to reduce the computational load.

This effect could be used to apply mild tube overdrive to add
some presence to your tracks, or you could chain a couple of
instances together for a full-blown high-gain overdrive.
You may want to throw in some EQ as well to better shape the

The plugin UI has the real-time transfer characteristic plot
display. It is used to have an overview of the amount of non-linear
distortion introduced by the tube. It also has a peak-detecting
algorithm that will flash a line when the level exceeds 0dB.
The can monitor stereo channels separately or at once by clicking
the buttons under the plot display.

16x switchable oversampling is also implemented to reduce the
aliasing effects. Please note that for the most time the aliasing
is low enough to switch off the oversampling. When oversampling
is enabled, the plot display will not be very useful, because of
the phase smearing introduced by the oversampling filters.

The model has 3 core controls to configure the circuit.

3 different triode models: 12AX7, 12AU7, 12AT7.
3 different plate voltages: 150v, 250v, 350v.
3 different cathode capacitors: 0.47uF, 1uF, 22uF.

The gain/level controls are combined into a single knob that is
operated with left and right mouse buttons.

Direct Download :: ZIP


Synth 1 Presets

3 full banks for Ichiro Toda Synth1 VSTi
384 patches for the beloved Synth1.

Bank1 have been programmed with Synth1 v1.06

Bank2 & bank3 were done with Synth1 v1.07

Most of these presets are best suited at techno/dance style.
I tried to be varied, you can find Lead/Pad/Bass/Keys/FX/Drums.

Download Synth1 Bank1 :: ZIP


Download Synth1 Bank2 :: RAR


Download Synth1 Bank3 :: RAR


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martes, 15 de enero de 2013

IloSynth-1 Presets

Full patch bank for IloSynth-1

64 techno/dance presets

Direct Download IloSynth-1 Bank1 :: RAR


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Subtractive Software Synth - Analog Modeling


- 4 Polyphonic with Mono and Legato modes.
- 2 Oscilators + Noise. OSC1 has exclusive pitch envelope.
- Serial Filter1 and Filter2: Filter1 has 2pole LP, BP, HP, Notch modes;
  Filter2 is fixed at 4pole Moog mode.
- Independent Envelopes for Pitch, Filter and Amp. Filter Envelope Depth
  can be controlled by Midi Velocity.
- LFOs are Syncable to internal tempo given in Tempo Slider.
  (LFOs are in 'retrigger' mode when synced.)
- LFO2 Rate can be modulated by Pitch Envelope.
- Ring modulation and FM.


Instrument and GUI design by: Tolga Gurpinar

Made with SynthEdit

Direct Download :: RAR (1 Mb) with 60 basic presets


Bank of 64 presets ::


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miércoles, 2 de enero de 2013

Facebook For Musicians: A Definitive Guide

Facebook is the largest marketing channel for most musicians and bands. 
Surprisingly, it’s also the one they know the least about. 
So in this guide, we’re going to breakdown why Facebook is important,
how it works, and most importantly, the specific steps you can take to
make Facebook work for you and your fans.

Artists, you can’t be blamed.  Many of you developed your social networking
habits on Myspace, Twitter or YouTube.  These platforms are (or were) a lot
more straightforward than Facebook.  In most cases you post it, forget it,
then maybe check the #s later.  Not only do these inattentive social media
habits fail on Facebook, they can actually hurt you in a very quantitative

Furthermore, Facebook largely ignored music for most of its existence. 
By the time Facebook introduced musician/band pages and artists started
amassing an audience there, musicians got dropped into an unfamiliar,
fully-formed social networking culture – without any sort of learning curve,
burdened with the behavioral baggages of outdated social networks.

But Facebook is really not that hard.  And if done right, you have a lot
to gain.  By numbers alone, there are more people that regularly sign into
Facebook than Twitter + Myspace + YouTube combined.  So it’s really important
now more than ever to optimize your Facebook presence.
EdgeRank: What It Is, Why It Matters

Before we get into actionable tips, we need to familiarize ourselves with
the concept of EdgeRank.

EdgeRank is the name of the algorithm that Facebook uses to determine how
often your content appears on a user’s news feed.  This is key. 
Most of your fans don’t explicitly visit your artist page, so the only
realistic chance of reaching them on Facebook is to appear on their
respective news feeds.   This is essentially what counts for “distribution”
on Facebook.

EdgeRank’ algorhithm determines what a user will see on their news feed. 
It attempts to filter out all the crap that gets shared on Facebook,
and tries to predict what any given user will actually want to see. 
To any given fan, your musician/band page is competing with thousands
of other friends, pages and other objects to grab their news feed real

So how does EdgeRank determine if your Facebook post is news feed worthy? 
One word: ENGAGEMENT.  You need your fans to like, comment and share your
Facebook posts.  Anytime one of your fans engages with one of your posts,
they’re more likely to see your following posts.  Conversely, if a lot of
your fans engage with your status update in the first few moments it’s
posted, fans who sign into Facebook later are more likely to see it on
their news feed.  So early engagement on a post can be proportionately
more important.

Have you noticed how your most liked posts end up getting the most impressions? 

There’s a lot of ways EdgeRank slices many factors that affect your news
feed distribution.  If you’d like to dive into the specifics of EdgeRank,
google it and you’ll get a wealth of detailed articles, like :




No matter how facebook slices it, your actionable instruction remains
the same: GET MORE ENGAGEMENT!  Get those likes, those comments, those shares. 
Make it your main goal with Facebook.  These engagement points build on top
of itself, ensuring better and better distribution on news feeds over time as
your engagement improves.  It’s something like a credit score for your Facebook
page, and the algorithm lends you more impressions the better you perform.

Now that we’ve established the importance of getting good engagement on Facebook,
let’s dive into art of actually doing it.  Here’s how to get Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm
to work for you…

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Facebook Timeline’s new promotion tools for musicians

As many bands and brands have discovered to their horror,
Facebook Timeline does not allow fancy landing pages that collect
email addresses or that encourage likes in exchange for MP3s.

Facebook now forbids calls-to-action and other direct marketing jargon
on the cover photo. So in lieu of customization, how can you increase
Facebook likes?

1. Be sure to prominently feature a like box on your own website so
visitors can become Facebook fans without leaving the site.

2. Facebook ads are cheap! Ahh, now we see one of the big reasons for
this mandatory switch to Timeline. By limiting our branding options to
the features of Timeline, companies (and bands) are more likely to buy ads.
But let’s not be bitter; Facebook ads CAN be effective. Run a few ads that
lead folks to your Facebook Page. See how it goes. Hopefully they’ll
click “like.” Check out our article on running Facebook ads for more info.

3. Make sure your Facebook band page URL is clearly listed on all your CDs,
posters, websites, etc.

4. “Pin” important posts to the top of your page. The pinned post will
stay there for up to 7 days.

5. Create compelling content- Umm… yeah. No big revelation there.
It all really goes back to content. Share your awesome songs, poems,
videos, rants, and tour diaries and your Facebook fanbase will grow
on its own.

6. Use large images in posts- The images in your posts CAN have advertising
and calls-to-action. Also, by highlighting the image, it can expand across
the screen to match the size of the cover photo. That’s a lot of
advertising space! Use it.

7. Use Facebook “Offers,” a new Facebook story-type. They’re similar
to coupons; Offers help you put spread your promotional message to
Facebook users by giving discounts.

8. Use the “Reach Generator” to promote a post from your Page.
An average of 16% of your fans are seeing your content in their newsfeed
per week. Now you can now pay to have that post displayed for a guaranteed
60-85% of your fans over the following month.

9. Use “Premium on Facebook,” (coming soon) a new Facebook ad tool that
analyzes data regarding your fan page users and features your ad accordingly
in up to 5 prime locations. Premium stories will appear on mobile devices too.

10. Post “Milestones.” Facebook has added a new post category that allows
you to set a “milestone” for big events like label signing, big gig,
album release, awesome review from Magnet, etc. Milestones, just as the
word implies, mark your key moments across the Timeline. The dimensions
for Milestone images are 843 x 403 pixels.

11. Feature the most important apps/tabs at the top, and customize the
thumbnails. You can display 4 of them on the Timeline Wall. There is an
expandable section where you can display up to 12 apps at one time.

12. Forget about Facebook for a minute. Remember that better songs,
better gigs, better performances, and better videos are what is really
going to drive folks to your Facebook Page. But you’re not going to
create that compelling content if you’re staring at a computer screen
all day.

It’s almost Spring! Get out of your dingy basement and put on a fresh t-shirt.
Go for a walk. Fall in love. Life is what fuels art. Only occasionally is
it the other way around. So go out and live. Put that lived experience
into your art. Put that art on your website.
Post what’s on your website to Facebook. Share it. Repeat.

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10 Reasons Why You’re Losing Your Facebook Fans

Maybe you haven’t followed “The Rule of 4 C’s”–
consistently create compelling content!

Bands, solo artists, hip hop crews, jazz ensembles–
you’re losing fans on Facebook;
your engagement is going down and you don’t know why.

Wait. Really? You don’t know why? With a gazillion users,
Facebook is the world’s most popular social network–
so you can cross “lack of audience” off your list of

The answer is simple: you’re not creating content worth
sharing. And worse, you might be annoying the hell out of
your existing fans– the ones you so desperately need to
keep in order to build a larger following.

10 ways to turn off your fans on Facebook

I know there are thousands of bands who are doing things right,
winning new fans with engaging posts and videos (and I don’t
really mean to suggest that YOU aren’t one of ‘em). But if
 your Facebook fan interaction is on the decline, you might
be guilty of one or more of the following social media sins:

1. Multiple bands creating separate events for a single show

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve received separate event
invites from every band on a bill, I’d probably have enough to
buy that sweet parlor guitar I’ve had my eye on for a while.
No, it’s not the end of the world– none of these “Facebook crimes”
will spell the end for you– but it’s just… annoying.
Put 5 minutes of forethought into your show promotion, coordinate
with all the bands, and create ONE event that each of you can
promote and share. Plus, it’ll look better when everyone is
RSVPing in one place!

2. Constantly asking for people to vote for you

Contrary to what shows like American Idol and The Voice may tell you,
music isn’t a competition. Sure, you can take your career to new
places and get your fans engaged with the occasional songwriting,
performance, or fan-voting contest, but stop entering every damn
one you come across. It looks a little desperate.

3. Leaving your facebook page half-completed

Did you get all excited about Facebook at some point and then
abandon it? Is it hard to tell from your page if you actually
exist as a band anymore? If so, either complete the missing
info and post some new content, or de-activate your page.
It looks unprofessional.

4. Posting your stream of consciousness updates every 20 minutes

If you’re posting more than a few times a day, it better be
good stuff! Don’t use your Facebook band page as your personal
profile. The few folks who might care what you’re up to every
day will stop caring quick.

5. Incessant negativity

Every once in a while it’s ok to be honest and vulnerable on
Facebook. You can vent your frustrations from time to time.
But keep those kinds of posts as the exception. Bitching,
whining, sour grapes, jealousy, and putting other bands down–
no one needs a daily dose of that.


OK. WE GET IT!!!!! You have something really important to
tell us. May I suggest instead you choose from the following
list of words: excited, thrilled, stoked, psyched, amped,
beside-ourselves, overjoyed, blitzed, inspired, amazed,
flushed, or atingle?

7. Posting crappy photos that don’t even feature the band members

Oh, great. Another highly pixelated image of… what is that?
A pint glass next to a taco wrapper? Next!

8. Requiring someone to do something before they can hear your music

People don’t like to jump through hoops. Let fans listen to
your music right away– even if it’s only a couple tracks.
One easy way to do this is with CD Baby’s MusicStore for
Facebook app!

9. Advertising by posting on someone else’s wall

Remember MySpace? This is the kinda nonsense that would happen
on MySpace all the time– and why people stopped using it.
Do NOT put your marketing messages on other people’s Facebook
walls. That is what YOUR wall is for.

10. Begging for “likes”

It’s probably OK once or twice a year to ask your friends on
Facebook to “like” your band page. Don’t make a weekly habit
of the practice, though. Your band page won’t get “liked,”
and you might just get de-friended.


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