Because I didn’t see a detailed list of Christmas freebies, I decided to put on hold with family chores and take care of my other family, ie you.
To be true, I have seen some lists attempts, but they are just attempts, like when someone f**** you and lets you unfinished. In what follows, I present you the very best definitive ultimate greatest list of Xmas 2016 Freebies.
To celebrate this red and fluffy day, Abletunes is giving away 100 free EDM kick samples. I mean, 100 professionally designed bass drum samples suitable for various EDM genres, from progressive house to modern deep house.
Serum users will like Rio Lorenzo – Serum Trance Vol 1, a high-quality soundbank by SoundSpot, aimed at trance, progressive and electronic music producers. Plugin Boutique offers it for free (until January 16), but of course, you will need an account in order to download it. Registration is free.
Everytime I hear about WOK, I suddenly feel hungry. Hey, I mean hungry for plugins. This year, WOK brings to the table a free vocoder plugin based on the sound of the famous Sennheiser Vocoder (used by Kraftwerk and others).
Free is also MSW1 stereo width effect plugin, same via Plugin Boutique. This ultra smooth stereo imaging tool for mixing & mastering is a festive gift from SoundSpot! Download their new MSW1 plugin for free until December 31.
Use coupon code ESTEYFREE and download for free Estey Reed Organ, an amazing Kontakt library by Soniccouture. It also works with the free Kontakt Player version, hurry up and get a license for it, because Kontakt Player licenses are subject to limited availability. The free promo offer ends December 31.
Aphelion v2 – Plugout: Suspense is a sample library entirely made with the virtual instrument Aphelion v2 – cinematic tool kit. It features 27 main loops, 65 element loops and 21 single samples, weighing in at 325MB. Log in at Particular Sound and download it.
SynthMagic offers two Xmas Freebies, two Kontakt instruments with morphable controls and high-quality sample content. They require a full version of Native Instruments Kontakt.
Psychedelic Cookbook is a 100% royalty free sound library containing over 900 MB of basslines, beats, percussion, synths, vocals, tops & more. Original sounds created in TB Arthur’s analog studio.
Free for a limited time (December 31st) is Sample Pack by Fanu Vol. 1, a cool pack of drum & bass breaks/drum loops, some rad basses and a selection of sweet pads. A very useable collection.
Ian Boddy Radiophonica is free until December 26 via Time+Space. That means you have 2 days left to get an amazing collection of sounds produced and recorded directly from analogue hardware synthesisers. No digital processing other than a touch of EQ or compression where appropriate was used. Available in WAV & Kontakt formats.
Derek has released Free Future Bass Template for Serum Vol.1 which includes 12 Serum presets, 10 MIDI files and 50 drum samples. Via TrackGodSound he has also released 12 Days of Producer Xmas, a series with free samples, presets and even FL Studio templates. Cool, isn’t it?
Day 11 of Sonokinetic’s Xmas deals and freebies brings a free copy of EMP Mark II for anyone! EMP Mark II is a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring a vintage electro mechanical piano. You have exactly a day to get it for nada/niente. Still here?!
Oh boy, so many gifts! Santa is my man, my inspiration! He has his headquarters at The Real Drum Samples, where he offers for free Overkill Drums, a premium drum kit for urban, pop and hip hop. Use coupon code RDSXMAS at checkout, otherwise, you will have to pay for the full pack and Santa will have some money for booze and synths!
The counter at Arturia announces that there are only 1 day and 21 hours left to download for free their MiniFilter V software effect plugin. Arturia partnered with Bob Moog to recreate the illustrious synthesizers he designed as software instruments. Get now the plugin emulation of the 24dB/oct Ladder filter for free!
Marble – Xmas Free version is Cinematique Instruments’ response to all the kindness that floats around. Marble is a creative music tool, an extremely versatile instrument, modern and inspiring. The free download is available until the January 3rd, 2017.
Rigid Audio and The Beat Community offer a free cinematic Kontakt instrument! Synferno Cinematic Loops (The Beat Community FREE Edition) consists of 40 kits and 150 WAV loops taken from Volumes 1 and 2 of the Synferno Cinematic Loops. If you’re not a member of that group yet, here’s the direct download link.
Xpand!2 hopefully will not remain in history as the $1 Plugin. DJ Worx online magazine had a chat with Santa, to offer everyone a free copy of Xpand!2. If you’ve been good, you’re entitled to a free copy. If not, you can get it for free too, because Santa does not exist. Ha ha!
But Christmas exists. Is the day when we all have to be good and share with the others. Everything is allowed this day, except “collab, bro?” or “do you have that plugin?”. Isn’t that cute?
Merry Christmas dear readers, followers, supporters, fans, aliens etc!