Your Recommended Free PC Software

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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

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Welcome to the SOS Forums greg! 8-)

However, as far as I can see, RegCure is not a freeware utility, since although you have to scour the web site to find any mention of price, it definitely has a 'Buy Now' button.

Confusingly it offers a Free Scan, but I suspect you have to buy the product for it to actually do something useful :beamup:

I've also spotted various complaints about it elsewhere on the web, with people not being able to get a refund during the trial period or even a response from the company :frown:

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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

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Martin Walker wrote:
However, as far as I can see, RegCure is not a freeware utility, since although you have to scour the web site to find any mention of price, it definitely has a 'Buy Now' button.

I've also spotted various complaints about it elsewhere on the web, with people not being able to get a refund during the trial period or even a response from the company :frown:

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I would agree and also add a STRONG word of caution with these 'Registry quick-fix' programs - there are hundreds of posts available on the Internet detailing the chaos they often cause to PCs.

I would suggest staying well clear of this type of software - it is more likely to cause you far more trouble than you started with.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

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Apologies for cross posting, however I've made a free synth tutorial mentioned in this post

The link to the software is here
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Post by Malcolm Jacobson »

One of my favourite DAW programs - Podium - is now available in a free version.

Podium Free is the same as the standard Podium release, with the following exceptions:

- it's a few releases behind the paid version
- no ReWire support
- limited to 1 MIDI interface
- 64 bit mixer engine is disabled
- plugin multiprocessing is disabled
- surround sound is disabled.

Apart from the above there is no timeout or other restrictions.

I have the licensed version, and I love the user interface, the MIDI editor, and the responsiveness of the developer, Frits Nielsen.

Cheers,

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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Post by gloriatrstn »

Mad tracker is a free website and VST synths. My particular favourite is called Cheeze Machine, which is great to produce the classic string ensemble sound, and is also a great gateway to mask the effect, which allows you to create some really great tones. It is very best free pc software.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

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The excellent Cheeze Machine was actually developed by Big Tick software, although this devs free software now seems to have disappeared (at least temporarily):

www.kvraudio.com/get/177.html

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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Post by Bob Moose »

On Windows I am using these free programs:

Pure Data
ReaPlugs
SoX
Silence Remover
Flux Stereo Tool
Cdburnerxp (though I have not burnt a CD for ages)

also MIDIox and soundfonts.it (already mentioned)
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

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I've just recently discovered Multitrackstudio... http://www.multitrackstudio.com/

I've only used it for a short while, but for basic multitrack recording it seems to work reasonably well.

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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

Post by timoc »

I see Voxengo stuff mentioned above. I recently discovered that Boogex by Voxengo is an excellent impulse plugin. Any impulse will work (cab, reverb, etc) and as far as I can tell, it's the only free impulse player that works well real-time (for example when recording guitar straight into a cab impulse:

http://www.voxengo.com/press/82/

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Kontakt 4 player is a great sampler with excellent effects built in:

http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/products/?category=1339
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

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Hi timoc!

Voxengo's Boogex is indeed a good plug-in - I first mentioned it in my PC Notes column way back in SOS April 2006:

www.soundonsound.com/SOS/apr06/articles ... 0406.htm#3

Do beware of the Kontakt 4 Player though, as strictly speaking it's not freeware, but times out after 30 minutes with non-licensed sample libraries.

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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

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Two Notes Torpedo PI-Free is worth a look.
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Re: Your Recommended Free PC Software

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These are nice for freeware (Modern plugins)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9629869/FullPack4950.zip
Let me know what you think
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