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"Chicken Systems Software is dedicated to serving you, the professional sampler owner, with all aspects of your musical operation - whether it be professional gigging, session work, or a simple or modest home studio."

FORAT  Since 1986, Forat Electronics has been providing service, parts, and modifications. Authorized service center for Roland, Akai & Yamaha. Samplers, and all types of drum machines.Will also customize Your Gear.

Motifator "This is a site for people who use the Yamaha Motif series of synthesizer workstations. If ever you needed proof that music has and needs no barriers and borders you’ve come to the right spot."

OmniFlop is a 'universal' floppy disk reader, writer, and tester for the IBM PC or compatible which can handle alien floppy disk formats not normally supported by DOS, Windows and Linux. OmniFlop consists of a Windows driver plus a Wizard. The Wizard can be used without installing the driver, but only the 'standard' DOS formats can then be read, written or tested - none of the alien 'extended formats' will be available.

SCSI Card Readers sells Card Reader Drives, Solid-State (SSD) Drives, CDROM Drives, Rack-Mount Drives, Compact Flash cards, SCSI Cables and more for your Sampler! We are the world-wide source for SCSI Card Reader drives compatible with your Akai, Kurzweil, Korg, Yamaha, Ensoniq, EMU or Roland samplers.

THESONIQ: THESONIQ is the an authorized service center for EMU products .They do parts and repairs. If you have any ENSONIQ units needed to be serviced or upgraded, sold or traded; give THESONIQ a call. ASR-10 EPS

Triton Haven is a website dedicated to the Korg triton and has resources such as tutorials, articles, faqs, sounds and sequences.

Vintage Synth Explorer has a comprehensive listing of classic gear still worth buying, including an estimated value.

Audio Damage FuzzPlus2.2 is the current version of our popular free Fuzz+ plug-in. The basis of the plug-in is a transform model of a famous vintage fuzz pedal. FuzzPlus2.2 is available as a VST effect for Windows, and an AU or VST for OSX. The OSX versions are Universal Binaries, and require OSX 10.3.9 or later for PPC Macs or 10.4.4u or later for Intel Macs.

BetaBugs Audio At Betabugs, we believe that there are already too many knobs in the world. That's why we approach plug-in design with a bit of a twist. Instead of adapting our GUI to fit the needs of the plug-in's code, we create a friendly and attractive (OK, we prefer the word "stunning") interface, and then develop algorithms that match the plug-in's purpose..

camel audio CamelCrusher is a free 'colouring' multi-effect plugin. It offers two characteristically different distortion sounds which can be blended together to create a wide variety of tones and textures. Great for guitars, drums and plenty more!

Digital Fish Phones: Many Plug-ins, including Dominion (signal shaping) and Endorphin (dual-band compressor).BLOCKFISH is a versatile compressor with countless ways to shape the incoming audio. SPITFISH is a dead-easy to use de-esser, aimed mainly at mono or stereo vocal tracks. FLOORFISH is a simple expander / gate device, easy to set up and offers a broad variety of processing, ranging from slight expansion, backgound noise attenuation to extreme gating effects. .

KJAERHUS Audio: The goals were simple - make a series of VST plugins that works, feels, looks and most importantly sounds as good as a classic hardware unit. Also, keep it simple and easy to operate. In fact, anyone who knows their way around the classic hardware units should be able to understand and operate these plugins, without a manual. All plugins in the "Classic Series" will be free downloads on this site as soon as they are released. Don't be fooled by the fact that they are free - they are high quality. Plugins like these normally cost a bundle.

Reaper ReaPlugs:ReaPlugs: high quality 64 bit effect suite. We make some of our VST plug-ins available for use in other hosts, as a free ReaPlugs package.

Smartelectronix is a group of people who make music software. We are scattered all across the globe, but we are bound together by our shared interest in making music software that resists the current trends and norms in the music software world. We prefer to make more unusual, interesting, experimental stuff. We also share pretty high quality standards. And we like to make our software free or at least affordable. (Some of us who make our software available for free do also appreciate donations, though.)

Solid State Logic: The LMC-1 plug-in is a faithful recreation of the Listen Mic Compressor from SSL's legendary "E" Series console. For the first time this unique compression algorithm is now available to users of Digital Audio Workstations.Featuring the same stunning sound and dynamic response as the original unit, the plug-in is an essential addition to your effects arsenal.

Tin Brooke Tales Software Projects : The TLs Saturated Driver version 1.0 and the TLs Pocket Limiter version 1.2 Features: Transparent Brickwall Limiting with 0 db stop Variable knee from 0% to 100% to keep limiting distortion at a minimum "IQ" mode to get a more "intelligent" release from the knee with program emphasis Low latency for live performance use (40 samples at 44.1khz = ca 1ms latency) Stereo link to preserve stereo field Supported samplerates: 44.1khz - 192khz

  Samples and Sounds  
With Kaos Audio we aim to make a huge database of audio software, audio books, samples and loops libraries, video tutorials, links, interesting free stuff and much more for all the audiophiles out there. This is the Home of KB's Drumsamples and here you find Sample-Sets of now 59 different Drummachines of all time, mostly 70s and 80s...

The Kreativ Sounds Team offers a wide range of sounds for your musical productions and sampling plesure. We create several usefull copyright free refills and two hi quality comercial refills. So, what are you waiting for, download and have fun or make music using our sounds.

Natural Studio provides the drum set in multiple formats with preset banks for the major softsamplers, including Soundfont, Gigastudio, Battery. You can also download the kit as waves.

Phat Drum Loops hosts a break beat and loop collection. Phatso's Place Free Funky Drum Loops & Samples: available in different formats with descriptions and sample source.

SoundsForSamplers One of the most comprehensive websites for beat construction. Massive library of custom made drum kits, tutorials and a quality forum. Bookmarked and utilized for quality sounds at affordable prices. Samples available on Issue 01 Heatmakerz DVD-ROM

  Software Free  
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio,Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs. Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files,Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together and change the speed or pitch of a recording.

Behringer offers enough free tools for any production task. Audio software (Audacity), VST hosts, Soundbanks, Soundfont Players and a generous amount of tone modules.

discoDSP offers a freeware sampler HighLife with VSTi sampling, sample editor, five built in effects, flexible modulation, parameter morphing, highest offline resampling quality using 512 point SINC.

Reaper is a powerful Windows application for multitrack recording and editing of audio. 64 bit audio engine. Support for VST, VSTi, DX, DXi effects. REAPER is reasonably priced, sustainably developed, uncrippled unexpiring shareware.

TrakAx empowers you to create professional music and video mixes in an easy-to-use and fun environment. Whether you are creating a music track for your MySpace page or a video for YouTube. Drag-and-drop, beat matching, audio and video effects. Record in directly from your webcam or microphone for videocasts, podcasts. This product is FREE. PC only.

Yellow Tools Yellow tools is proud to release a powerful free version of Independence - the ultimate sampler workstation. Independence Free 2.0 comes with all the powerful features of the Independence Sampler version 2.0 - only the import of audio files is not supported.

  Virtual Instruments  
Ticky Clav: This plugin emulates the ultra-funky sound of the Hohner Clavinet, forever associated with Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". The synth engine is based on a physical modeling algorithm, faithfully reproducing the strings vibration and the 2 pickups of the Clavinet Model C. Special attention has been given to reproduce the non-linear interferences in strings decay, for an even more realistic sound. The characteristic "click" sound on key release is also emulated. A built-in wah-wah effect with selectable manual/autowah mode is also included. TickyClav will cover all your funk needs, at an unbeatable price (it's free !).

Crystal Soft Synth:Crystal is a semi-modular software synthesizer featuring both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis. It offers abundant modulation control with over 90 parameters which may be modulated, multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors, extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lforates/delay times, built-in effects for chorus/flanging/comb filtering/echoes, and a band splitter for effects processing by frequency band. Not only that, Crystal has wave sequencing, granular synthesis, program morphing, MIDI learn, and imports soundfonts. The musical applications for Crystal are literally boundless.

Drumatic 3 is a virtual-analogue drum synthesizer. All sounds are 100% synthetic and allow an enormous flexibility and variation. Sounds: Bassdrum, Snaredrum, Handclap, 2 Toms, Hihats and a Rimshot / Bell

MrRay is an Electric Piano emulation. It is capable of producing the sound of the Electric Pianos of the seventies, like the Fender Rhodes and the Wurlitzer EP, as well as the Yamaha DX7 FM Piano. The synthesis used for MrRay to produce its sound is called Phisycal Modeling. «Physical modeling refers to the design and implementation of systems which are based on or derived from physical phenoma.» The elements present in an electric piano like the Fender Rhodes are the mallets, the tines, the tonebars, the pick-ups (one per note) and, finally, the amplifier.

GIGA Continuous Velocity Piano The world's first instrument utilizing GIGA's Spectral Morphing technology instead of massive multisampling. This instrument utilizes only a single velocity sample, which is precisely and continuously expanded via the Spectral Interpolate Velocity (SIV) mode of GIGA's Spectral Morphing filters, to cover the full dynamic range, pp to ff, it is a FREE download from the TASCAM website.

rgc:audio:The creators of the very solid sounding z3ta have several virtual instruments for download. As a complete instrument, z3ta+ is oriented to the professional musician and sound programmer looking for uncompromised sound quality and features.

  Vocals and Acappella We host almost any acapella you can think of in the Urban Arena, not just the latest ones!! Rap, R&B, Reggae/Dancehall, Motown, oldschool WHATEVER. Only usable quality files. If acapella is super rare and in OK condition, we will host it untill a better one is found.

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