Digidesign Free EQ III Imitates MOTU?

I expect that I'll write this and someone will say, "Why, no, that's simply copied from Joe's Big EQ, an effect written 5 years ago." but for my money, Digidesign's new EQ III looks stunningly like the MasterWorks EQ in MOTU Digital Performer 4.5. (Read my review of DP in Keyboard) Let's back up for a moment: Digidesign users, you've got a powerful new EQ you can download for free. Go get it, enjoy; it looks like a really nice giveaway. I'm sure the fact that it uses exactly the same color scheme and even has the grid and lighting …

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Free Friday: Free Mono Synth, EQ for Windows

Finally — a boatload of free stuff arrives on a Friday so I can alliterate my roundup. Simple pleasures. First, the Windows edition: Free mono synth with lots of routing: Club CC4 has released their Ridiculously Red monophonic hybrid instrument, which has a Ridiculously Butt-ugly interface but "experimental semi-modular routing" and lots of routing and generators and stuff. (Samplepoolz copies the specs, but you'll get the same basic idea.) Oh, and it's supposed to be good not only at making basses and leads but drones and "pads with a sense of movement." I have no sense of movement, so that's …

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