Meat Beats offers Orbhits and other free 90s-inspired virtual instruments for macOS and Windows. Several plugins are available for free download right now, with more coming soon (sign up to get notified about the releases).
Meat Beat is bringing back the sound of the 90s and giving it away for free. 90s House, Rave, and UK Garage heavily influence the available and upcoming instruments. So, if that’s what you’re into, check them out now.
Two instruments are available for free download right now (Orbhits and Micro Piano), and two are coming soon (FEM-BASO and Micro Keys). You can enter your email address on the Meat Beats website to receive a notification when additional plugins are released.
Orbhits is a new virtual instrument sampled from the Orbit 9090 rackmount synth. This instrument offers 170 hits, stabs, pads, and bass sounds that were the backbone of many 90s tunes. Meat Beats has done a good job capturing the character of the original hardware, from the sound to the distinctive yellow image.
Micro Piano is the instantly recognizable classic House piano sound. I have to be honest; on its own, it’s not a sound that I’m crazy about at all. But it just works so well for that genre, and you can’t have a 90s House hit without it.
The instruments in the coming soon category start with FEM-BASO, sampled from various hardware units, including the Yamaha DX100. It comes with over 100 presets inspired by Detroit Techno, House, and UK Garage.
Classic House Keys is the last of them, and it provides 32 classic keys from the 90s. The presets include electric pianos, bass keys, strings, organs, and synths. It has controls for Filter, Reverb, and Pan Mod.
If any of the abovementioned genres interest you, you could do far, far worse than these freebies. The sounds are pretty on point, and the combination of instruments provides a solid foundation for your next 90s banger.
Anyone who doesn’t feel nostalgic about the 90s or is too young to remember them can check out something entirely different in Bitty. It’s a, well, it’s a, never mind, you’ll see what it is.
These plugins are (will be) available in AU and VST formats for macOS (10.14/10.15/11/12) and Windows (8.1/10/11).
More info: Meat Beats