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Synth Britannia - 1:30h video

Depeche Mode, OMD, Pet Shop Boys - Synth Pop generation documentary Watch

15 interesting synths

Virtual synths that somehow went under the radar Read article

NI Kontakt instruments

Free and affordable NI Kontakt libraries Read more

Sylenth EDM Soundset

165 modern presets, created by me, for Lennar Digital Sylenth synth. Visit

400 Modern presets for V-Station

Tons of presets that will bring a new life to the Novation V-Station synth Visit

Cakewalk Z3ta+ 2 presets

155 Synth / lead and bass presets inspired by many modern electronica genres. Visit

Free Organ synths / samples

Best, free organ synths / multisamples Read more

Soft Synths released in 2011

Interesting soft synths released in 2011 Read more

Free String Machine vsts

Freeware String Machine plugins Read more

Venom VB-303 synth

Venom VB-303 virtual synth is an emulation of legendary Roland TB-303. An author of this project, Anton Lyubenov Savov aka Antto, decided, after 4 years of development, to finally release this freebie 🙂 If you haven’t explored TB-303, acid sounds in your productions, feel free to try this baby 😉 or take a look at some other TB-303 emulations / recreations.

I am interested in using a 303, not because it emulates a bass guitar, but because of that special unique sound that comes out of it.
Ive been trying to recreate this sound for 10 years, i know its a single oscillator thru a resonant filter, but no matter what i did – something wasnt quite right.
Ive been trying to understand – WHY is it so hard to make this sound on my own? What makes it so special?
It took me 4 years to get to here, and now i think i can see the answer.

ps. It’s been a while since last update 🙂

Download: Venom VB-303

The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard Documentary

An interesting, over 80 minutes, documentary about the founders of the Pirate Bay website, about the piracy, about the big companies, about law, about copyright. Well, it’s pretty much about our … life. It doesn’t matter if you’re a composer or a pirate or just a casual internet user – this is nice documentary.

Density mkIII Compressor

Somehow, this plugin went off my radar 😉 Density mkIII is a versatile stereo bus compressor. The latest (well, it was released during 2012 holiday 🙂 ) mkIII version brings many changes and improvements.

During the last two years or so Ive received quite a lot of feedback to the Density mkII release mostly coming from mastering engineers on how to improve its dynamic response towards todays mastering needs. Some very early efforts did not made it but with the learnings from the ThrillseekerLA compressor design and the emerging stateful saturation approach everything was possible, all of a sudden.

The mkIII version of this compressor introduces quite a lot and deep optimizations of the compressor engine especially but not limited for its use in audio mastering situations. The transient response is spot on now over the entire spectrum and it creates sonic depth and dimension: It renders audio like a three-dimensional image. This feature is very much supported by stateful saturation, which is also included now and appears on the stage as a brand new developed VCA color model and can be dialed in to taste.

With Density mkIII not only transients are managed in a musical and mastering grade fashion it also renders a three-dimensional audio image, which truly supports perceived depth and dimension.

If you’re not sure about the quality of this plugin – read comments on official website 🙂

Download: Density mkIII compressor

60 Beats in 60 Minutes

Over 60 beats created live in 60 minutes. It’s actually pretty nice. The video actually shows how fast and fun can be creating beats using Native Instruments Machine.

Kalimba – African thumb piano for Kontakt

Another (I hope) interesting find, and affordable too 🙂 – the kalimba (also known as an Mbira or Thumb piano). It is an African instrument consisting of metal tines attached to a wooden board which are plucked with the thumbs. This Kontakt instrument features eight non-western scale tines sampled at four velocities to create an authentic sound. The instrument has been recorded dry without effects although some reverb has been added to the demo.

It costs 1.99 UK Pounds.

More info: T.D. Samples – Kalimba (via Sampleism)

Hideway Studio – Sustained Pluck & Flux Reversal Blue – NI Kontakt Instruments

About a week or two ago, I mentioned about nice series of experimental NI Kontakt electronic textures, instruments called The Blue Zone, created by Hideaway Studio. While, I don’t have any of these, I think that it’s a pretty neat source of some unusual sounds. For example some new additions – Sustained Hall Pluck and Flux Reversal (made with a blend of several layers including three warm gently overdriven tube signal generators, a series of reversed glassy digital hybrid bells and three analog waveforms from old signal generators mixed in a super smooth sequence using a pendulum orbiting in a bath of brine water!).

The price is 1.5 UK pounds (around ~ 2.5 $ ?) per each.

More info: Flux Reversal | Sustained Hall Pluck