Agus Hardiman releases MONSTER Sax, a free saxophone virtual instrument for Windows and macOS.
Who doesn’t love a good saxophone in their arsenal of tricks? If you’ve been looking for a touch of soulful saxophone playing in your next production, then MONSTER Sax has you covered.
MONSTER Sax is a free sampler instrument VST with multiple articulations and played by Indonesian jazz saxophonist Devian Zikri. The end result is seriously impressive while also maintaining a relatively low footprint in terms of hard drive space.
MONSTER Sax comes with eight different articulations, which lends itself to some more nuanced performances. I’m certainly no sax player, but I’ve always loved the sound. Thanks to this virtual instrument, you can add that special touch to your own productions.
The articulations on offer are legato, bending, short notes, slurs, staccato, minor trills, major trills, and growls. Each articulation has its own independent volume control. They can be controlled by key switches, which is fairly customary for an instrument like this.
This is an alto sax, so you’ve got a somewhat limited range, but that certainly lends itself well to a degree of creativity. In motion, the instrument has a wonderful sound, and the key switches are very clearly laid out, so you can get a huge amount of expression out of the instrument.
Also included are reverb and delay. These aren’t going to be standout effects, but they work wonders on the sound sources. They sound good with the samples, which is all that really matters. You won’t get control over the parameters necessarily, but that’s what other VSTs are for.
MONSTER Sax would be well suited for jazz and soul, as well as other dance music genres. I could very easily see this fitting in quite nicely with a little deep house, garage, or even DnB, provided you’ve got the right backing samples to support it.
If you want to try MONSTER Sax, it is available for Windows and Mac computers. Supported plugin formats are VST, VST3, and AU. There’s no word as to whether this is Apple Silicon compatible, but it should be a quick check for Mac users.
Download: MONSTER Sax
Makasih pak Agus
now we can accompanied with rotary (SinePlayer on Orchestral Tools) so we can have good soloist with big band horns for Jazz and Smooth Jazz, pretty cool
Sampleson released the OverHeat – Free channel saturation. Sounds great, just like all of their plugs:
But the small dark gray and dark red text is so difficult to read. Pity.
Seems quite clear and easy to read for me. Pity it’s not for you.
I mean light font weighting and low color contrast makes it hard to read for some people.
It’s why you should consider everyone in your UI design.
Thanks for the info. I received a link that doesn’t work though. I will wait till tomorrow and contact them.
It took some time for the OverHeat link to start working. Perhaps they fixed something on their end.
I can confirm that OverHeat does sound good. Effortless peaks squashing with just three knobs and good saturation/distortion as a bonus. It’s a pity none of the controls are available for automation lanes, except bypass.
Thank you, Michal! I included your comment in our OverHeat article. https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2023/05/10/sampleson-overheat/
I feel honored :) Thank you.
I love getting such comments, please feel free to share your thoughts whenever you try a plugin, whether you like it or not!
Thank you, alex!
Works on a M1 Mac native
Thank you for another great freebie, Agus Hardiman! Love your work.