Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Excellent free applications and plugins from Analog x

Browsing the other day I discovered this site and some excellent free software.

I particularly liked the "AnalogX Scratch" and have been playing around with this with some cool results.

Below are some examples of what is available from the site.

Why should DJ's have all the fun scratching records? It just isn't fair, and when people across the globe are being ridiculed and laughed at by their peers just because they don't have some 1200's and a bunch of records; then it's time for the ULTIMATE equalizer -> AnalogX Scratch! If you can move the mouse, then you can scratch like the best DJ's in the world! Really! Ok, not really, you still need to practice a whole bunch, but at least you don't need to buy any LP's or turntables! No records getting scratched, no needles needing to be replaced, or belts breaking (assuming you're not on a 1200) at the most inopportune times! With AnalogX Scratch, you can load up two wave files (one to help you keep rhythm, the other to actually scratch), and start scratching away... Best of all, when you've come up with something you really like, you can output it to a 16bit, 44.1k WAV file! This is GREAT for creating custom scratches for songs, whether you transfer it over to your Emax or load it up in Acid! And just so you aren't starting from scratch (no pun intended), two WAV files are included in the install so you can get a feel for what it's all about!

Have you ever wanted to know exactly what BPM (Tempo) a song was at? Well, there's a better way then guessing, and TapTempo is the tool to do it. Simply run TapTempo, play the song, and press the spacebar on every beat; after a few seconds, you'll see the tempo (along with other info) displayed!http://www.analogx.com/CONTENTS/download/audio/taptempo.htm

Rhyme is, if you couldn't guess by the name, a rhyming program - or better yet, a rhyming dictionary program. Type in any word (it knows more than 100,000!), tell it how many syllables to match (or phonemes), and click 'Rhyme'; it's that simple. Words appear in the dialog below, and simply use the one that works for whatever you're doing. It can rhyme words forward, backwards, and with matching syllable counts.http://www.analogx.com/CONTENTS/download/audio/rhyme.htm

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