Here’s the list of downloadable demos and free versions of my products. Once upon a time I asked you to sign up here, but I got over that. Demos have the following restrictions: After 15 minutes they begin to play intermittently – ignoring midi note in and curtailing the audio every few seconds.
All the functionality and all the snapshots are included, but only one or sometimes two octaves of audio are included. Restarting the instrument will make the product jump to its on/off state, so you will have to reload the instrument to get another 15 mins.
You can save any snapshots you make and these will be loadable into the full version of the product.
— Note there are demo versions of every new VST/AU plug-in available on their product pages.
..and then theres the free stuff, here you go….
Welcome to SARP – a free stand alone arpeggiator-instrument.
Sometimes its easier to just do rather than say, and this unique and creative arpeggiator is one such time. I’ve used the engine inside SARP in a range of products, Folio Bass, Phenomena, and others.
I wanted to give you an opportunity to try the sequencer for free so you can learn how to use it to its potential before you purchase any of the full products that use the same arp. So here it is stand-alone and for-free.
SARP showcases an advanced ‘Multi-key’ sequencer. Unlike other sequencers, this enables you to run up to 8 different sequencers at the same time- based on how many and which notes are pressed on your keyboard. The first lane corresponds to the first key pressed, the second lane to the second key and so on. It’s incredibly flexible and easy to use.
There’s only 8 voices to select from (2 Basses from Folio Bass, 2 voices from Phenomena, 2 from KeyTone and 2 drum kits from the never released Folio Drums), so it’s never going to be your go-to sound source, but for creative poly-rhythmic arpeggiations I think its unsurpassed.
You can make Kontakt send midi notes out so you can even place your sound-source-of-choice right after SARP-Kontakt in your DAW to get arpeggiated sequences using other instruments. So it should be really really useful straight out of the box.
OK to celebrate the 5 new Slice and ReLoop products available from Kontakt Hub (available with a bundle discount as well as individually), I’m giving away Slice – IDM V4. This has the old interface and less functionality than the new products but will give you a good idea of the sorts of things you can get from Slice.
Grid Machine Free Chain – Drums
This is an example of the Grid Machines when loaded with drum sounds, download it and try it out. This ISNT going to give you 4-on-the-floor patterns(but I figure you likely have that covered) but if more outlandish and original drum patterns are what you want then look no further. If it works for you there’s a whole product collection of Grid Machine Drums available in the shop.
Free Chain features sounds from 10 “classic” drum machines (an 808, 909, the Bentley Rhythm Ace,Korg KR-55, Linn LM-1 etc – yes your definition of classic and mine may differ). These have all been passed through my analogue/valve amp/tape machine mastering process and come out sounding all the better for it.
Usual process: download and uncompress the rar file and place it somewhere you can get to from the Kontakt file browser, open Kontakt, go there, load the instrument, press the red key….
Grid Machine Free Matrix – Drums
So not to be confused with the Free Matrix below(which has chromatic sounds in it) this is Free Matrix – Drums, which uses the same 10 drum kits used in Free Chain – Drums
Grid Machine Free Matrix
Here’s the free Grid Machine Matrix instrument, down load it and try it out. You will see just how easy to use and powerful this is. The Matrix instruments are a great way to generate new interesting and different melodic lines.
Please Note: Free Matrix features 8 of the cursor shapes and two of the available scales(Major and Minor) from the full product.
Simply download the rar file, un-compress and place the resulting output in a folder you can get to from Kontakt.
There are video walkthrus at Kontakt Hub so check those out too, and if you like this then there area slew more Matrix and GridMachine products in the shop
If you are here looking for FreeForm, then I’m afraid I’ve decided it was time to retire FreeForm, it was long in the tooth and didnt reflect the level of sophistication and quality of the current product range. You may be able to find it in the interwebs somewhere…