Black Friday: Free Synths+Effects from Cakewalk, Plus Steep Discounts

Take my synth, please! Grab this instrument, the sample playback plug-in SFZ+, free for Windows. “Black Friday” has become a traditional date for talking discounts, but one price you can’t beat is free. Cakewalk is giving away some of their older effects and synth plug-ins. These aren’t just hand-me-downs – Cakewalk forum members lamented that a couple of these didn’t receive greater development attention. They’re eminently usable on Windows systems now. Available free: SFZ+: The real highlight here, rgc:audio’s excellent SoundFont sampler player, with built-in effects, various performance options, and an all-in-one interface Square I: A very lovely analog subtractive …

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Acon Digital Releases Free DX/VST effect chainer (Win)

Great idea, the product is still in the buggy alpha stage. However, it’s free. it hosts DX AND VSTs, and can act as a plug-in in any DX or VST host. Did I mention it’s free? It’s pretty sweet for Win users that have a DAW that doesn’t support DX effects (like Live, Bidule, Usine, etc.) Even in its current buggy stage it’s way more useful than previous freeware DX effect chainers. Should they fix the bugs, and add a few more features it will go from a worthy freebee to an essential for Windows users. I hope to find …

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