Free music software round-up: Week 80

Six plug-ins to download right now

A nice mixture of plug-ins to consider this week: we've got tools for the producer, DJ, keyboard player and composer. Scroll down to find out more.

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Audiocation Phase AP1

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Looking more like a logo than a plug-in, Phase AP1 is a phase alignment tool that enables you to adjust the phase relation between audio signals. There's not much to say other than that, really: if you need something to do that job for you, go ahead and download it.

Foo Foo-YC20

Platform/format: PC, Mac/VST, AU Download

The YC-20 is a Yamaha combo organ that was introduced in 1970, and this plug-in is designed to emulate its "features, sounds and flaws". It's based on physical modelling and features two main voice sections and a switchable bass section. The Realism control enables you to dial-in the original's imperfections as you wish.

Mucoder Tonespace 2

Platform/format: PC, Mac/VST, AU Download

Originally developed for KVR's Developer Challenge in 2006, Tonespace is a different kind of musical keyboard that also features a chorder. This new version, which is currently in beta, supports over 50 different grids, 14 scales, 18 keys, more than 30 chord types and in excess of 10 chord voicings.

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Tek'it Audio 8Kut

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

Designed for DJs and other live performers, this 8-band plug-in enables you to cut frequencies simply by clicking the eight pads. Features include a phase inverter, effect bypass and gain boost. It works in mono or stereo and comes with 32 factory presets.

CFA-Sound FilterGrizzly Lite

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

CFA has just released a new synth called MonoGrizzly, and the FilterGrizzly Lite comprises just that instrument's analogue-modelled low-pass filter. Delivering self-resonance and fuzz drive, this has input and output controls and two peak level meters.

Samsara Cycle Audio DEISK-O

Platform/format: PC/VST Download

With its familiar looking interface and 'wooden' end panels, you almost know what this is going to be without checking the spec: a vintage-style analogue monosynth. There's a single oscillator, LFO, filter and mixer sections and… well, you get the picture.