I am extremely happy to announce BPB Christmas Giveaway 2013, the biggest giveaway on BPB so far! This Christmas, 12 generous developers and sound designers are giving away a fantastic set of prizes to 15 lucky BPB readers! Read on to get more info about the great prizes on offer and to enter the giveaway.
This giveaway is a thank you to all of you who are visiting BPB every day, leaving comments, sending me suggestions about the latest freebies, and spreading the word about this website! Thank you all and Merry Christmas!
The giveaway begins on December 25, 2013 (Catholic Christmas Day 2013) and ends on January 7th, 2014 (Orthodox Christmas Day 2014). There are 15 prizes in total, donated by our 12 amazing sponsors.
While you’re here, take a look at our selection of the Top 20 freeware VST plugins released in 2013. You’re welcome to submit your own freeware suggestions in the comments section!
FL Studio 11 by Image Line
For all your music production and beat making needs, Image Line is providing one Producer Edition license of their fabulous FL Studio 11 digital audio workstation. FL Studio 11 Producer Edition is a fully featured DAW for audio recording and post-production.
It comes bundled with a range of high quality audio tools by Image Line, including their acclaimed Slicex audio editor. Get the full list of features on the official website.
All versions of FL Studio are currently available at a 40% discount during the End Of Year Sale over at Image Line. This offer also includes upgrades! You can also get an amazing 70% discount with the All Plugins Bundle. The special offer ends on January 3rd, 2013.
LuSH-101 by D16 Group
The gorgeously designed LuSH-101 is D16 Group’s take on Roland SH-101 emulation. This fantastic virtual analogue synthesizer takes the emulation one step further, adding a set of additional features not found in the original hardware instrument.
Combining great sound and a powerful synthesis engine with ease of use and flexibility, the LuSH-101 virtual instrument is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a workhorse subtractive synthesizer.
All products by D16 Group are currently available at a 30% discount during their Winter Sale 2013. To apply the discount, simply use the WINTER2013 coupon code during the checkout process. The offer ends on January 2nd, 2013.
Nemesis by Tone2
Taking FM synthesis to the next level, the innovative Nemesis virtual synthesizer by Tone2 is unlike any other FM instrument on today’s market. The instrument uses a completely new and improved approach to FM called NeoFM synthesis. NeoFM and a group of other innovative synthesis methods are exclusively available in the Nemesis synthesizer.
Unlike many conventional FM synthesizers, Nemesis is surprisingly intuitive and easy to program. On the other hand, it is an incredibly versatile virtual synthesizer which combines over 20 synthesis methods (including additive, formant, wavetables, waveshaping, phase distortion, sync and reso synthesis).
You can increase your chances of winning a free Nemesis license by joining the giveaway at Tone2’s Facebook page. They will announce the winners on January 10th, 2013.
Ultra Analog VA-2 by AAS
Based on physical modeling and designed with ease of use in mind, the Ultra Analog VA-2 by Applied Acoustics Systems is one of the finest virtual analogue synthesizers in the world. This recently updated instrument imposes itself as a unique and powerful synthesizer that is fast, easy, and remarkably versatile.
Packing all the features you’d expect in a great virtual analogue synthesizer and pairing them up with a streamlined user interface, the Ultra Analog VA-2 is a worthy addition to anyone’s virtual instrument arsenal. Take a look at the demo video embedded audio for a hint to how the amazing Ultra Analog VA-2 sounds and performs.
Applied Acoustics Systems are currently offering a huge 50% discount on all synthesizers and sound banks in their product range, during the Season’s Greetings promotion. The offer is available for a limited time only!
Virtual Tube Preamp by Studio Devil
Faithfully emulating the analog circuitry of a vacuum tube preamplifier, the Virtual Tube Preamp by Studio Devil brings the warm analog tube sound to your DAW. All of the associated analog circuitry, including the vacuum tube itself and the effects of biasing resistors and capacitors, are simulated in amazing detail.
Studio Devil is currently running the Winter Holidays Sale, offering a great set of discounts on several popular effects in their product arsenal. The special offer ends on December 31st, so hurry up!
Bloom by FXpansion
Emulating several different types of delay effects and combining them in one versatile plugin, the brilliant Bloom by FXpansion is one of the finest creative delay effect plugins on the market. The plugin combines analogue BBD, tape and digital delay models, with a lush diffusion reverb algorithm providing stunning spaciousness and dimension.
You can get creative with an aray of built-in effects including filtering, frequency shifting, chorus, overdrive, saturation, and EQ. Bloom also supports reverse and ping-pong modes, as well as a brilliant freeze function suitable for generating huge soundscapes and textures.
FXpansion are currently offering huge discounts on DCAM Synth Squad, Geist, Tremor, and BFD Eco, during the Black Friday Sale offer. The promo offer ends on December 31st!
FilterShaper 3 by Cableguys
If you’re dreaming of a juicy filter effect with loads of modulation options, the fantastic FilterShaper 3 by Cableguys is your one way ticket to filter paradise. Building upon the power of its acclaimed predecessor, FilterShaper 3 introduces a new set of filters, a new interface design with a real time oscilloscope display, and a brilliant preset management system which was introduced in the latest version of the Curve synthesizer.
The heart of FilterShaper 3 is the waveform editor which allows the user to create any LFO shape and use it to modulate the filter. The included filter models sound great and are optimized for abuse with super fast LFO times and high resonance settings.
The final version of FilterShaper 3 will be released very soon. It is currently in Beta stage! If you hurry up and purchase FilterShaper 2 right away, you will get the new version as a free upgrade.
DC8C by Klanghelm
A workhorse among compressor effects, the flexible DC8C compressor by Klanghelm is your virtual toolbox for all sorts of compression needs. It can be used as a transparent compressor for mastering purposes, or as a great sounding coloring compressor with one of the two saturation modes activated.
Other features include opto style compression, peak compression, external sidechaining, RMS compression, feedback and feed-forward compression (and everything inbetween), zero latency brickwall limiting, negative ratios, etc. With proper tweaking, DC8C is able of coping with almost any compression task. Don’t forget to grab the free DC1A compressor which is based on the same algorithms and packed in a simpler package.
OSCar by Boxed Ear
Specializing in high quality multi-sampled instrument libraries, Boxed Ear has done a terrific job with the OSCar instrument sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt. Sampling one of the most distinctive hybrid synthesizers, they’ve done a great job converting it into a unique sounding Kontakt instrument.
The OSCar sample library by Boxed Ear contains 2306 audio files in 24-bit WAV format, for a total of 1.1 GB of audio data. The pack includes 119 patches for Native Instruments Kontakt, organized into 5 different categories (Raw Mono, Raw Poly, Processed Mono, Processed Poly, Waveforms).
Whoosh by Meltedsounds
If you’re unimpressed by all the SFX sounds in your sample collection, start building your own earth shaking sound effects with the amazing Whoosh virtual instrument by Meltedsounds.
The instrument is designed for generating breathtaking sound effects with ease. The most impressive feature of Whoosh is the Doppler Effects Engine which was built from the ground up to emulate the acoustic phenomena known as the Doppler effect.
Based on Reaktor technology and packed with an exclusive sound library exclusively licensed from professional sound effect designers, Whoosh is a unique instrument on the market. Visit Meltedsounds for more info!
Drum Kits by Waveshaper
Drum machine lovers will be thrilled to hear that Waveshaper is giving away six of his amazing drum sample packs to three lucky BPB readers. One winner will get the four recently released NI Kontakt drum kits (including Algo Operator, Plasticid MkII, 12bit drummer and Kr55), one winner will get the brand new Marsh UDS MkII drum kit, and one winner gets the Coron DS7 drum sample pack.
You can get free taster packs of all Waveshaper products on his official website. The full kits are reasonably priced and feature rare drum machine samples which you’ll hardly find anywhere else!
Drum Kits by Samples From Mars
As the final two prizes in this year’s Christmas giveaway, Samples From Mars are giving away their Roland TR-808 and Roland CR-78 sample collections to two lucky BPB readers.
All sample packs by Samples From Mars are processed with high end studio gear, namely the SSL 4000 studio console and the legendary SP-1200 sampler which was used on countless iconic hip hop tracks. For people who are looking for true-to-the-original samples, the Samples From Mars website is a fantastic source of top quality drum machine samples.
First of all, a HUGE thank you goes out to all the sponsors who have provided the prizes for this giveaway.
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The giveaway ends at midnight on Tuesday, January 7th. The winners will be automatically generated using a random draw and announced on this page! They will also be notified via email. Use the form below or click here to enter the giveaway! Good luck everyone!
Once again, thanks to all the sponsors for giving away their products for free on BPB! Dear readers, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I thank you all for reading BPB! Expect to see more great articles in 2014!