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    Freeware Audio Units
    anyone have a good source for some freeware audio units? specifically softsynths and effects processors. i have a few, just getting tired of them. thanks in advance.

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    actually, after a little googling, i found this
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    thats awesome. thanks.
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    oh sweet! theres a free version of Re-Birth. so fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjacksonnelson View Post
    thats awesome. thanks.
    No problem! ..just sorry i missed /mac of the end of the link! Njoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweaked View Post
    Hey, I'm new to macs computers. So far, I love them, but, I have a question regarding the link you posted. I tried to download "Turntablist," however when
    I click on the particular thing that allows me to install it, says:

    "There is no default application specified to open the document "dfx Turntablist.component".

    At which point my options are to either cancel, or choose the application.

    Any ideas? I'm hoping that this is just operator error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrldftzgrld View Post
    "There is no default application specified to open the document "dfx Turntablist.component".
    Turntablist is an AU (audio unit) effect plug in, and you need an audio unit compatable host application like any of these below to use it..

    Logic (version 5.4 or higher)
    Spark (version 2.8 or higher)
    Metro (version 5.8 or higher)
    Rax
    SynthTest
    Final Cut Pro (version 4.0 or higher)
    Final Cut Express (version 2.0 or higher)
    Soundtrack
    SONASPHERE
    AudioXplorer
    Ouroboros
    Audio Hijack Pro
    Melodyne (version 2.0 or higher)
    Peak (version 4.0 or higher)
    DSP-Quattro (version 1.2 or higher)
    Digital Performer (version 4.1 or higher)
    Numerology (version 1.2 or higher)
    Intuem (version 2.0.1 or higher)
    GarageBand
    Sample Manager
    Plogue Bidule
    Amadeus II (version 3.7.2 or higher)
    Ableton Live (version 4.0 or higher)
    WaveBurner
    Critters (version 2.0 or higher)
    SonicBirth
    AU Lab
    Wave Editor
    Sound Studio (version 3.0 or higher)
    Impromptu
    Audacity (version 1.3 or higher)
    XO Wave
    djay
    soundBlade
    Toast (version 8.0 or higher)
    TwistedWave
    AudioCodex
    WireTap Studio
    Ardour

    to install an audio unit component you don't open it, you just copy it to this location 'library/audio/plug-ins/components' ..then open it in the compatable application that you want to use it in!

    Hope this helps!?

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    Yeah, haha. That'll definitely help. I'll see what I can do. In particular, (well, I have garage band) is there one of those many that you recommend?

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    all depends on what you want to accomplish. i use g-band for all my editing/recording/midi work. but i also use Amadeus II for more intricate editing (also to make things reverse, since g-band can't flip a track around). but if you want to do multi-track recording and more powerful things, then Logic and Pro Tools are good.
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    Well my goal is to create some intense trance,techno, and hip-hop beats. If you've got suggestions I'd love to hear them. With that plug-in, I copied it to that location, however, I don't know how to get it to open in garage band.

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    If you are just starting out with music production then Garageband is good place to start. It's a powerful application thats easier to use than most! Other than that I would recommend Reason for trance, techno, hip-hop etc..

    This link will explain all regarding the use of audio units in garageband.. http://www.thegaragedoor.com/tutorials/audiounits.html

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    if you wanna make beats, i would try Reason. i also use iDrum, which works as a stand alone and also as an AU. only bad thing about it is you cant do 6/8 or 3/4 time. but yeah, Reason is pretty bad-*** once you figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrldftzgrld View Post
    Well my goal is to create some intense trance,techno, and hip-hop beats. If you've got suggestions I'd love to hear them. With that plug-in, I copied it to that location, however, I don't know how to get it to open in garage band.

    If you wanna get really crazy, this software is what Autechre uses. I've never used it but it looks like fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjacksonnelson View Post
    If you wanna get really crazy, this software is what Autechre uses. I've never used it but it looks like fun.
    Well that makes Reaktor look a lot easier all of a sudden!

    Love the Autechre sound!

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    Haha thanks, I appreciate all the help/advice. I'll mess around and be sure to mention how it works!

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