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Member Since: Aug 10, 2007

Does anyone know where i can download some free plug-ins for ableton live 6..Im looking for some hip hop sounds...any help would be appreciated

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Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jan 27, 2008 10:03 pm

www.kvraudio.com

Member
Since: Aug 10, 2007


Jan 27, 2008 10:14 pm

im not sure what im looking for...What exactly am to do once i get there?

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Jan 28, 2008 01:54 am

Um, maybe you could be more specific when talking about plugins. Do you want soft synth plugins? Or are you looking for processing plugins (compression, eq, etc.)

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jan 28, 2008 06:13 am

Ableton 7 supports VST plugins, does six?

it sounds to me like you just want some plugs for the sake of having them, given your very unspecific request, I would recommend against that. if you have a distinct need for a certain plug, then go get it.

Free VST's are everywhere.

Member
Since: Aug 10, 2007


Jan 28, 2008 12:50 pm

well if u read my initial post u see im looking for instruments..u guys need to take a chill pill the sarcasm is overflowing round here...if someone doesnt come across clearly u should ask them to clarify not ASSUME they only want something for the hell of it

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jan 28, 2008 12:57 pm

first - I see nothing sarcastic at all in the replies

second - I, for one, saw nothing that told me you are looking for instruments. "Im looking for some hip hop sounds" (assuming that is what you were referring to), doesn't really tell me instruments...

You didn't come across clearly, and everybody DID ask you to clarify, as I see it you are the one that needs the chill pill...we were asking to understand your need...

Lastly, do a Google search for "free vst instruments", you'll find LOADS.

Kaos is only a form of insanity
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Since: Feb 03, 2005


Jan 28, 2008 12:59 pm

Your first post does not state clearly what you are looking for. If it did you would have ad a direct answer (in fact Noize2u gave you the most direct answer I have ever seen!)

Added to this I can see no sarcasm in this thread whatsoever!

Just my 0.02 centimes d'euro


Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jan 28, 2008 07:15 pm

Alright, this link will take you right smack into the VSTi section for free VSTi instruments. I can narrow it down much to more specific instruments then that. If you describe exactly what you are looking for instrument wise.

Otherwise if you simply go there and then click into the instruments and pluggins data base you can see the search parameters and do one as well.

I included just about any kind of instrument you might need or want. There are over 600 so there should be something there you will like.

www.kvraudio.com/get.php?...t=1&rpp=100

Member
Since: Jan 15, 2008


Feb 04, 2008 08:10 am

noize2u...thanks, that looks like a great place to get sounds! I guess my question is why are they free?? I'm new to this so I'm just wondering if there are any drawbacks to free VSTi instruments vs a purchased program (like Reason4...)
thanks!

Prince CZAR-ming
Member
Since: Apr 08, 2004


Feb 04, 2008 11:56 am

Some people just like to program new things. And hate to charge, i think because: 1) they have to support it, 2) don't know what it's worth, 3) don't want to take money for it, 4) would rather get it out there for free, then only have a few people use it for $$$.

Some instruments may be badly written, and not 'error-check-friendly', meaning it may not play nice with some hosts/pc/setups. Pay-for VSTi usually work better on all hosts, having more of a programming team to refine the plug, and make it work better all around.

Reason is a host, isn't it? instruments have to be inserted into a host to be used.

Buying a VSTi can get you support, new presets, input to the developers (which you can get for free ones too). Also, arguably, the spendy ones may be better than most free ones. If you've found the one you want, and it's 149$, then you buy it and be happy, instead of trying to make a free one work, and not being so happy.


bace135 in the house tonight!
Member
Since: Jan 28, 2003


Feb 04, 2008 04:58 pm

Reason will not act as a vst host. However, it comes with some pretty ill softsynths. But, there are some free vsti softsynths that will create sounds that the reason softsynths won't make.

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Feb 05, 2008 08:52 pm

Well as pjk stated, most do it to hone their programming skills. You will not find any bunk ones on KVR though as they don't link to any garbage or software that is not up to par. They have a reputation to keep up just as we do here.

They specialize in software for recording, not only the synths but effects and full on programs as well. They link to freeware as well as shareware and pay for software sites for just about anything you might need.

The fact that it is free doesn't mean it is crappy. It simply means that the programmer wants his stuff seen and usually they will have other synths that are pay for.

Also, as coolo mentioned some of the free ones do things that even some of my moer expensive pay for ones don't.

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