Modern Mixing Releases Trap Drums HQ Demo Kit

I’m a little late to the party on this one but a couple months back released a free trap drum sample kit.  Modern Mixing is not really a sample based company.   They teach people how to mix a song with the tools they already own.  There is tons of tips, tricks, articles and interviews for the new and experienced engineer to benefit from.  So it’s nice to see this kind of freebie from them.  That’s very generous of them.

About The Kit

  • 65 High Quality Samples chosen from over 1600 samples
  • Recorded into a pair of API’s
  • Additional ITB analog processing was done
  • Each sample was chosen with care
  • Comes with some custom made effects

Here’s What People Are Saying

“Damn Justin this pack is crazy!!!….I’ve been watching your videos since lastnight (around 7EST) took a cat nap around 6 in the morning (in my home studio chair of course, lol) and then went back to finishing EVERY video on this site….Thanks for your help and all that you do on here!” – Jamarr

“Great demo kit man, I’m a beginner engineer and these sounds definitely helped me get a fuller feel overall.” -Tonyopa

“Great Drums by a Great Engineer!!! I used the samples this past week and they cut through a dense mix beautifully. You’re on to something here…Any chance of an RNB/POP Kit in the future?” – CORDEY

Go Grab it Now!

Be sure to download the trap drums sample pack.

This sample pack is a demo of the full version Trap Drums HQ.  So if you do like the samples, be sure to buy the full pack.

Tokyo Dawn Labs Releases The SlickEQ (Gentleman’s Edition)


The guys over at Tokyo Dawn Labs have just released a new version of the FREE TDR VOS SlickEQ.

They call this one THE Gentleman’s Edition

This Paid version takes the free version and put it’s on a whole new level by adding an exotic “Tilt”-filter flanked by flexible low-pass and high-pass filters. It comes equipped with five distinct EQ models which provide a rich set of EQ curves for your mixing tastes

It comes with an elaborate auto gain option.  This option automatically compensates for changes of perceived-loudness during EQ (within reasonable limits).  The gain trim option allows you to control the output to make sure you aren’t overloading the output.

The 64bit multi-rate processing scheme (a.k.a. “internal re-sampling”) practically eliminates typical problems of digital EQ implementations such as frequency-warping, quantization distortion and aliasing.

There’s also a slew of other features that come with this EQ that truly do make it a beauty and a work of ART.

Key specs and features

  • Modern user interface with outstanding usability and ergonomics
  • Carefully designed 64bit “delta” multi-rate structure
  • Three semi-parametric filter bands, each with two shape options
  • Five distinct EQ models: American, British, German, Soviet and Japanese
  • Low band offers an optional phase-lag able to delay low frequencies relative to higher frequencies
  • High pass filter with optional “Bump” mode
  • Low pass filter with two different slopes (6dB/Oct and 12dB/Oct)
  • Parametric Tilt filter with optional “V” mode.
  • Six output stages: Linear, Silky, Mellow, Deep, Excited and Toasted
  • Advanced saturation algorithms by VoS (“Stateful saturation”)
  • Highly effective loudness compensated auto gain control
  • Stereo, mono and sum/difference (mid/side) processing options
  • Frequency magnitude plot
  • Tool-bar with undo/redo, A/B, advanced preset management and more

SlickEQ is a collaborative project by Variety of Sound (Herbert Goldberg) and Tokyo Dawn Labs (Vladislav Goncharov and Fabien Schivre).

Click to watch a video review of the FREE Version

AnaMark Virtual Synthesizer Just Became Freeware!!


Mark Henning has just released his AnaMark hybrid virtual synthesizer FOR FREE in VSTi plugin format for Windows based digital audio workstations.

“I think that AnaMark still can be considered a synth with interesting possibilities, and so I decided to make it freely available to everyone. Just visit the AnaMark website for details.”

Meh, Who Cares?

Although you might not be impressed with another freeware synth, don’t be so easily fooled.  This hybrid synth has a lot of tricks up it’s sleeve.  For the records, the oscillator section on this plugin is WAYY MOREEE advanced than others that are free – SWEEETT!!!  Effectively with enough tweaking you can get over 2000 different timbres.

The AnaMark also features 21 different types of synthesis. From standard subtractive synthesis to phase modulation, frequency modulation, additive synthesis and ring modulation (to name just a few), the amount of ways that you can manipulate and tweak the various parameters is mind boggling.  A Very robust FX section is also included, with 11 different effect types covering delay, reverb, chorus, etc.

Like microtuning?  Well the Anamark comes equipped with this option.

Even More Features…

It comes with 545 factory presets, which is enough to get you started but yet good enough for an entire synth library. Another cool things is the random preset generator, which let’s the plugin user  randomize all the parameters of the synthesis engine with a single click.

When it was first released back in 2005, the AnaMark was priced at €42  (almost 10 years ago!). It is now offered as a free download from the generous creator.

In order to install the instrument on your computer, you’ll need to download both the installer and the DLL file as separate packages. Just follow the instructions on the website and you should have no problems.  Good Luck!

AnaMark is available for free download via Mark Henning’s website Go Now!!!

The Anamark in action…..