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Free VST Instruments Explained® - Vol 1

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    Drum Pro

    Learn how to take advantage of this simple yet powerful drum machine called "Drum Pro". Kenny takes you through the ins and the outs of setting this up in your project, including separating each sound onto different tracks.

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    Sitala

    In this video, Kenny shows you Sitala, which is another FREE VST drum machine that allows custom configuring along with using your own custom sounds. This is a great drum product that can be sent to one track per pad in any DAW.

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    MT Power Drumkit

    Next we get to realistic sounding drum software. MT Power Drumkit is a free, powerful piece of kit that offers flexibility, and a ton of grooves that are pre-programmed to work in your songs.

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    Steven Slate Drums 5.5 Free

    Similar to other Slate drum software, Steven Slate Drums 5.5 Free offers a similar type product that is 100% free. It comes with one very usable kit and all of the realism you would expect from a commercially available product.

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    Ample Bass P Lite II

    Next we jump into some musical instruments, starting with a real Bass Guitar software plug-in. Not only does this thing use a ton of samples, but it?s filled with noises, slaps, FX and whatever sound a bass guitar could dream of making, making your bass part sound incredibly real.

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    Ample Guitar M Lite

    Similar to the Bass software, Ample Guitar M Lite is an incredibly powerful acoustic guitar simulator. Not only can we play it from a MIDI controller, but it has a whole strumming feature that allows you to create realistic acoustic guitar parts right in your DAW.

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    Piano One

    Piano One has been the most popular FREE Piano software for many years and it's quality shows in its sound, and is on par with some of the best paid products out there. Kenny shows you the ins and outs of this great sounding, useful plug-in.

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    Tyrell N6

    As we jump head first into synths, the Tyrell N6 is clearly one of the best virtual analog synth plug-ins available. And, it's also FREE. In this video, Kenny goes thru a few of the best presets and how to tweak them to create your own. Based on the Juno synths of the 80s, this software will be a staple in your DAW for years to come.

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    Tunefish 4

    Next we check out a great virtual digital synth plug-in, Tunefish 4. While Tunefish 4 might not be the most powerful virtual digital synth you can find, it is incredibly usable nonetheless. Featuring a very simple one page design that will have you tweaking and creating lush synths in minutes. And did we mention it's FREE?

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    Plogue Alter Ego

    Last but not least, Kenny shows you the great, free vocal synth called Alter Ego. Finally we have a vocal synth for people who can't sing or just want that digital vocal sound. Kenny takes you thru how this plug-in works and shows you a great example of how to use it in your songs.

Product Overview


Kenny Gioia brings you detailed virtual instrument video tutorials on some of the best FREE VST instrument plug-ins, all for absolutely nothing! See some of Kenny's favorites with an in-depth tutorial for each virtual instrument showing you all of it's features and functions, plus how to use it. These videos are for those looking for high quality, free VST/AU/AAX virtual instruments, with free instruction on using them.

Are you looking for some great virtual instrument plug-ins but don't have any cash to invest right now? Well Kenny Gioia has you covered. Discover 10 of Kenny's favorite free VST/AU/AAX instruments and learn how to use them on your next production or song, all for free.

The free virtual instruments featured in the videos cover all of your basics such as drums, bass, guitar, piano, synths and even vocals, and can certainly be used to make a complete, professional sounding song from scratch. They also have AU versions, and some even have AAX versions.

The featured free virtual instruments are:

Drum Pro

Sitala

MT Power Drumkit

Steven Slate Drums 5.5 Free

Ample Bass P Lite II

Ample Guitar M Lite

Piano One (Neo Piano)

Tyrell N6

Tunefish 4

Alter Ego

*Links to the plug-in downloads from their respective sites are included in a document downloadable from the Course Extras download link.

Explore these great free virtual instruments today!

To see what these in-depth free VST instrument tutorials show you, and how they'll help you to understand and use them quickly, see the individual free VST plug-in video tutorial descriptions on this page. Find new sonic inspiration and add these free virtual instruments to your DAW, and get free training on them too. After all, you have nothing to loose! Watch "Free VST Instruments Explained® - Vol 1" today.


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Submitted 3 weeks ago

Masterful

Kenny Gioia's tutorials always provide more than I expect. I already had most of these plugins installed but, except for SSD5.5, had only scratched the surface. Now I can feel comfortable using all of them as serious tools.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Reaper


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Jay38
Submitted 1 month ago

Well worth the time spent.

Wow the free stuff in this video is really good. I just saved the price of my yearly subscription to Groove3.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One


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elmuz
Submitted 1 month ago

Very helpful!

Thanks!

I am a: Musician, Producer


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Repiano
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Masterful

Kenny Gioia's tutorials always provide more than I expect. I already had most of these plugins installed but, except for SSD5.5, had only scratched the surface. Now I can feel comfortable using all of them as serious tools.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Reaper

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Jay38
Submitted 1 month ago

Well worth the time spent.

Wow the free stuff in this video is really good. I just saved the price of my yearly subscription to Groove3.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

elmuz
Submitted 1 month ago

Very helpful!

Thanks!

I am a: Musician, Producer

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've played an instrument since I was 10. Drums and Trumpet. I'm 40 now. I can play a little bit of any instrument. Master of none. Rock bands most of my life.

2. What training have you had?

I was taught trumpet classically from grade school up until I graduated high school. I went to Five Towns College for engineering and learned that you can't just learn this stuff from school. I did graduate though.

3. When did you get into recording?

I've been recording since I was 15. Two cassette players wired to a Radio Shack mixer. Eventually I got an 8 track reel to reel by Fostex. I've used just about every DAW and I started using them before they even recorded audio. Vision and Performer were just MIDI sequencers at the time. Before they became Studio Vision and Digital Performer. I got studio jobs because I knew computer MIDI and most studios didn't. I eventually moved up to Sound Tools which was two track. Then Pro Tools made a Audio Media III card which let you have 4 inputs. Gradually I moved up from there with Pro Tools D24, Pro Tools Mix to HD.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Marcy Playground
Mandy Moore
LFO
Willa Ford
Lee Ann Womack
Paulina Rubio
Hall & Oates
Bayside
Head Automatica
Cute is What We Aim For
FTSK
and many more...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Hmmm. My Mom always said "Self Praise Stinks". I think it's because I have no ability to talk like a professional announcer, or plan out my teachings. So I teach as if you were sitting next to me. Pretty much off the cuff. I think that engages people more. We're so used to hearing everything done so properly and planned out with unnecessary explanations and proper wording that the brain will actually ignore most of it. Your brain tunes it out like you're back at your desk at school. But if the teacher grabbed you aside and just explained it to you, I believe you'd get more out of it. That is what I try to do.

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    Free VST Instruments Explained - Vol 1

    Kenny Gioia brings you detailed virtual instrument video tutorials on some of the best FREE VST instrument plug-ins, all for absolutely nothing! See some of Kenny's favorites with an in-depth tutorial for each virtual instrument showing you all of it's features and functions, plus how to use it. These videos are for those looking for high quality, free VST/AU/AAX virtual instruments, with free instruction on using them.

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Free VST Instruments Explained® - Vol 1 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Masterful Kenny Gioia's tutorials always provide more than I expect. I already had most of these plugins installed but, except for SSD5.5, had only scratched the surface. Now I can feel comfortable using all of them as serious tools.
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well worth the time spent. Wow the free stuff in this video is really good. I just saved the price of my yearly subscription to Groove3.
Date published: 2020-06-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Thanks!
Date published: 2020-06-05
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