Native Instruments, iZotope, Plugin Alliance, Brainworx, and Sound Stacks joined Soundwide, a new audio software supergroup. Soundwide offers FREE Neutron Elements, NI Ethereal Earth, and the Plugin Alliance Welcome Bundle to celebrate.
A year ago, Native Instruments and iZotope joined forces. The team is now even bigger, as three new companies (Plugin Alliance, Brainworx, and Sound Stacks) decided to join the new company, which is now named Soundwide.
We’re yet to see what this will mean for the end-users in the future. For now, we have reason to celebrate as Soundwide offers a range of free software to everyone interested.
I’ll go right ahead and say that this is one of the best limited-time freebies ever. Plugin Alliance offers $599 worth of free goodies in their Welcome Bundle, including the bx_oberhausen synthesizer and bx_console Focusrite SC virtual console, just to name a few. iZotope and Native Instruments sweeten the pot with Neutron Elements and Ethereal Earth.
And if you’re looking to purchase some software, use the coupon code SOUNDWIDE2022 to get 10% OFF your next order from Native Instruments, Plugin Alliance, or iZotope.
Let’s take a look at the available freebies.
iZotope Neutron Elements
Neutron Elements is the entry-level edition of iZotope’s AI-based mixing assistant. The software uses intelligent algorithms to analyze audio and provide mixing suggestions.
The included Track Assistant will help you detect mix issues in the frequency domain. You can apply these AI-based suggestions automatically with Neutron Elements’ built-in EQ or use third-party software to fine-tune the mix based on those suggestions.
Either way, Neutron Elements is a handy mixing tool that you can use as an “extra set of ears” in your studio.
Get Neutron Elements for free via iZotope.
Native Instruments Ethereal Earth
Play Series: Ethereal Earth is an atmospheric virtual instrument by Native Instrument. It generates a range of cinematic sounds, including pads, strings, basses, and leads.
The instrument comes with dozens of presets and provides multiple ways to fine-tune the included sounds. The user can adjust the filter, saturation, and various effects to come up with custom variations of the included presets.
Further adjustments are possible in the advanced panel, where you can access the envelopes, modulation sources, and additional parameters.
You can download Ethereal Earth for free via Native Instruments.
Plugin Alliance Welcome Bundle
Plugin Alliance Welcome Bundle is a set of audio tools developed by Plugin Alliance and Brainworx.
The free Welcome Bundle from Plugin Alliance includes:
- Black Box Analog Design HG-2;
- Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor;
- SVT-VR Classic emulation;
- bx_console Focusrite SC.
That’s an incredible collection of free software. You’re getting a set of mastering plugins, analog-style hardware emulations, and a virtual analog synthesizer.
You’d typically spend $599 to purchase these six plugins from Plugin Alliance.
To get your free copy of the Plugin Alliance Welcome Bundle, use the coupon code JOINSOUNDWIDE at checkout. The offer ends on April 26th, 2022.
Here’s more information from Plugin Alliance:
“We are proud to announce that Native Instruments and iZotope, together with Plugin Alliance and Brainworx, are launching the new audio supergroup today, under our new mutual name: Soundwide
Our Soundwide mission is to inspire and empower creators to express themselves and reimagine the future of sound.
To celebrate this historic event with you, we are giving away the most amazing FREE plugin bundle ever. Get Native Instruments’ ETHEREAL EARTH Play Series instrument, iZotope’s Neutron Elements package, and the new PA Soundwide Welcome Bundle, featuring 6 Hit Plugins from Ampeg, Black Box Analog Design, Brainworx, Focusrite, and Shadow Hills.”