Independence Free 2.0 comes with all the powerful features of the Independence Sampler version 2.0 – apart from the ability to import audio files. The intuitive user interface, the powerful file management, an ultra fast streaming integration, the Auto-RAM-Cleaner, the unique browser page with information batch tool and drag’n'drop support and Multi-Core support allow you to load an unlimited number of instruments in seconds.
Independence Free 2.0 comes with a 2 GB sound library of selected premium instruments from the Independence 2.0 Core Library, including Acoustic & Electronic Drum Kits, Acoustic & Electric Basses, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Electric Pianos, Synthesizers, Ethno & Tonal Percussion, World Percussion, Pipe Organ, Arpeggiator, Groove Instruments, Arranger and Step Sequencer patches.
Here are some of the Independence Free 2.0 features and improvements that will also be available in Independence 2.0:
Completely re-designed and improved audio engine.
“Multi Core support” for up to 8 cores.
New standalone versions for Mac OS X (PPC and Intel-Macs), Windows XP and Windows Vista with multi audio interface support for up to 64 mono and 64 stereo outputs.
New “Browser” page including sophisticated search functions for Projects, Layer Sets, Layers, Sections, MIDI files and Audio files. Search options for attributes like name, date, category, keywords, last modified, user notes, author name, notes, bars, BPM, meter, path, size, channels, bit rate, sample rate, type. Customizable file display with scalable columns and information batch option.
Extended surround support with new formats up to 8.1.
Redesigned and improved Origami Impulse Response processor engine incl. surround support up to 8.1.
New impulse response content incl. surround impulse response files.
Sharing of user interface graphics and computer RAM usage for multiple Independence instances that are used simultaneously.
Improved Arranger with “auto chord harmonizer” option.
New Modifier module “Time Modulator” for unique note-off management.
Drag’n'drop support for MIDI files.
Extended sync modes.
Extended surround panner (radius parameter, new panner display, surround balancer).
LFE Creator option for LFE filter.
Extended Layer searcher.
Scroll bar support via mouse wheel.
New alpha channel view for controller x-blend option.
Separate editing option for groups in the mixer.
Improved workflow, performance and stability.
2 GB premium sound library.
Windows Vista compatible.
Over 40 other new features, fixes and improvements.
Intended for those who need to get their mix done fast and clean but want to have a lot of control over the sound, Back Stage EQ ONE packs eight controls for adjusting certain characteristics of the sound such as depth, warmth, body, clarity, presence, and brightness. Gentle compression is carefully applied to certain frequencies to help remove some common defects in the sound like too much low-rumble and sibilance. Additional controls allow you to reduce the proximity effect, control the overall send level, and add gain.
It’s all about character.
Back Stage EQ ONE can also be used to instantly add flavor to your sound. For those who are not afraid to add that extra ‘brilliance’ or make the sound ‘warm and fuzzy’ it can’t get easier than this. With this free VST effect you can add character to your vocals or guitar solo’s in no time. Tired of thin vocals? Increase the ‘depth’ or the ‘body’ a little. Is the sound too painful to the ear? Dial down the ‘presence’ and the ‘warmth’. Is your guitar strumming sounding a little dull? Give it some ‘brightness’. Are your backing vocals buried? Add some ‘clarity’. If you know what you want in your sound, it’s easy to get it right.
Vector Synthesis is a type of audio synthesis introduced by Sequential Circuits in the Prophet VS synthesizer during 1986. The concept was subsequently used by Yamaha in the SY22/TG33 and similar instruments and by Korg in the Wavestation. Vector Synthesis allows users to dynamically four distinct waveforms with a joystick and as a result it can break free of the relatively static waveforms of both analogue and sample based instruments. By crossfading between different waves over time, we can achieve tones that range from slowly shifting atmospheres to harsh, industrial tones.
Smart Electronix Augur is free, Prophet VS Synth recreation. It has everything you need to explore vector synthesis.