Audio Freeware Feature: Full Bucket Music Mono/Fury (Win/Mac, VSTi/AU) This is the first in a new series of articles I’ll be doing on various freeware audio programs, which I plan to do once per month in place of a second “Obscure Audio Software” article.
In this installment of Obscure Audio Software, we step away from the modular stuff to examine Hourglass, a fun (and free) granular audio processor. This is a standalone-only program, though it can load VST plugins. Main screen with a VST automation envelope visible Hourglass is more of a single-purpose type of program than the things I’ve previously covered here.
In this video, I share a little trick I picked up for working with heavily-distorted kick drums, which have a tendency to muddy up a mix. The basic idea is to leave the undistorted kick intact, while mixing in a second layer with distortion applied.
This edition of Obscure Audio Software will focus on another piece of virtual modular gear, though this time the object of our attention is slightly less complex. Today we’re going to look at Wren, which is a free and open-source standalone-only modular soft synth (Windows only).
This will be an ongoing series of articles, though I’m thinking it might only be every other week or so, since there’s only so many obscure bits of audio software out there worth talking about, and in the case of things I may not be familiar with, I want to have some time to get into it.