Stay At Home & Be Creative With These Free Music Making Tools

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With these free music making tools (plugins, iOS / Android apps, samples …) you also stay creative when you have to stay at home

We live in a time where much is different than usual. These headlines often used: events canceled, stay at home, isolation, meet no friends if possible, etc. However, all of this should not prevent us, musicians, from not being creative. This includes live streaming, learning new techniques thanks to the many free tutorials on YouTube or simply producing new music.

Many software companies and YouTubers give away products, samples, music, etc. to help you to say creative in this special time. This range from excellent free iOS Synthesizer, newly crafted samples from artists to very handy plugins that are free for a limited time only.

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Here is a list of free music making tools (plugins, apps for iOS / Android but also original music or sample content). But one thing is most important: stay healthy

PC/Mac Plugins That Cost You Nothing

AcusticaIvory, Gold 3 etc.Mastering/MixingTrial Versions Reset, 45% OFF Sale
AcusticaCofee The PUn EQMastering/MixingFree
Cherry AudioVoltage Modular IgniteSynthesizerFree
EastWestComposer Cloud SubscriptionVirtual InstrumentsFree for students for 90 days
IK MultimediaSampletank 4 CSVirtual Instruments (4GB)Free
Project SAMThe Free OrchestraKontakt InstrumentFree
SoundtoysEffect Rack EffectsFree till 30 June
DenisePunisher Tape-Style SaturatorEffectsFree with every purchase *
Home Studio MasteringNoiz-Lab LE Mastering BundleMatering/MixingLink
ArturiaPigmentsSynthesizerFree to use until July 3rd, 2020
Social EntropyThe Great EscapeEffectsFree
Two Notes Audio EngineeringTorpedo Wall Of SoundEffectsFree until 30th, 2020
Plugin AllianceAll PluginsMastering/MixingFree to use for 30 days (trial re-activation)
WavesfactoryCassette TransportEffectsFree
Isotonik StudiosAsteroids (M4L)SequencerFree until April 8
Cinematique InstrumentsGeiger CounterKontakt InstrumentFree
Audio AssaultSi6maEffectsFree
AudioThingSR-88Drum MachineFree for Novation Sound Collective members (ends April 27th)


In addition to these plugins, which are now free for a limited time, there are countless free plugins for PC & Mac. Here are the best:

synthesizers     drum machines     chorus      delays     distortions     filters     reverbs     tremolo


DAWs With Extended Trials

AppleLogic Pro X Free 90-day trial
CockosReaper Free temporary license (until July 1st)
TracktionWaveform 11 FreeFree (no time limit)
Steinberg#Stayhome Collection
Free to use until May 15
Ableton Live Suite90 days free to use
Avid Pro ToolsTemporary License for Students


Free Music Apps (iOS & Android)

ArturiaiSpark Drum MachineiOSFree for limited time
KV331 AudioSynthmaster OneSynthesizeriOSFree until April 15th
KorgiKaossilatorLoop InstrumentiOS / AndroidFree for a limited time
iOS / Android
MoogMinimoog Model DSynthesizeriOSFree for limited time
Positive GridBIAS FXEffectsiOSFree until 8 April
RolandZenbeatsDAWiOS / AndroidFree for limited time
iOS / Android
Numerical AudioSF-1 FilteriOSFree until April 10th
MoForteGeoShred PlayInstrumentiOSFree until April 17th
AlexandernautArpeggionome for iPhoneMIDI ArpeggiatoriOSFree for limited time
Savelii KaliupanovlalalabEffectsiOSFree for limited time
Nembrini Audio5 Analog Rack and PSA1000 JR AppEffectsiOSFree until April 5
Tim ExileEndlesssJamiOSFree


Free Samples/Loops/Presets

URRRS50 Bass Patches for KORG MonologueSynth PresetsFree
TiNRSHappy SoundsSamplesFree
Standalone MusicStay At Home 1.2 GB Sample PackSamplesFree
BobeatsSonic SolitudeSamplesFree or Donation
HainbachIsolation Loops PackSamplesFree or Donation
Producer SpotThe Cure 2GB sample pack (hip hip & trap)SamplesFree
LoopmastersTHICK Sounds Free PackLoopsFree
Blackoctopus SoundMacrosurfing 200 Serum WavetablesFree
Cluster SoundKB-800Samples + Ableton Live devicesFree
Reverb.comDrum Machines The Complete CollectionSamplesFree
Revealed RecordingsSample Packs & MasterclassesSamples + TutorialsFree
Sharooz RaoofiVintage Synth Sounds (1GB)SamplesFree
Flintpope7 Free Sound PacksAbleton PacksFree
Boxed EarE.S.L Vertice FilterbankSamplesFree


Deals (Not Free)

Exponential Audio Excalibur Crossgrade from any iZotope product93% OFFEffectsPlugin BoutiqueMay 1st
W.A Production Screamo90% OFFEffectsPlugin BoutiqueApril 20
Novation Bass Station & V-Station Bundle 84% OFFSynthesizerPlugin BoutiqueMay 1st
Denise Audio PunisherFree with every purchaseEffectsPlugin BoutiqueApril 30th
W.A Production Babylon80% OFFSynthesizerPlugin BoutiqueApril 8
W.A Production Instachord & Expansions80% OFFMIDI ToolPlugin BoutiqueApril 8
Audiority XenoVerb 77% OFFEffectsPlugin BoutiqueMay 1st


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