Music Gear & Software

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Welcome to the Music Making landing page. This is currently your route to the FreeST and Stomp King ranges of free virtual instruments and effects for the VST environment, and retrospectives on real musical instruments from days gone by.

PLEASE NOTE THAT GUITARS AND NON-VIRTUAL GUITAR-RELATED ITEMS NOW RESIDE ON THE GUITAR RETROSPECTIVES PAGE.

THE NEW ENSEMBLETRON



December 2015: The Ensembletron is Planet Botch's newest VSTi, harking back to the days when string pads came from dedicated 'string machines'. This instrument has a rough-edged but attractive sound which will give your mixes both sparkle and depth, courtesy of a special three-stage Ensemble effect section. It's almost unprecedentedly simple to use, and it's available now from the Ensembletron String Synth page.

STOMP KING EFFECTS




The free Stomp King VST effects offer something a bit different.

CLASSIC H ORGAN




There's a brief demo of the Classic H VST organ on the instrument's download page. It's a two-manual tonewheel impersonator with selectable key-splits, and it's available for download here at Planet Botch. As you’ll hear if you listen to the demo, the organ definitely has that sound.

Click here for the Classic-H Download Page



MUTINY RETRO POLYSYNTH




The FreeST Mutiny is an old-style Polysynth, designed to create retro, analogue-type sounds. The kind of sounds keyboardists used in the days before MIDI. Have a listen to the demo on the instrument's download page for a basic insight into the sound...

Click here for the MUTINY POLYSINTH Download Page


OTHER VIRTUAL VST INSTRUMENTS FOR FREE DOWNLOAD


VST INSTRUMENTS



Now on Version 2 - the GutterSnipe appears in the range of Planet Botch's acclaimed, in-house virtual instrument creations.

Freeware VST plug-ins for your PC. You'll always hear about new FreeST and Stomp King releases first here at Planet Botch. Please read the disclaimers and download/installation details on the relevant pages...

VST EFFECTS

The Stomp King virtual pedals. More cool freeware from Planet Botch.

REAL INSTRUMENT & MUSICAL DEVICE RETROSPECTIVES

Looking back through time at some of the most interesting musical instruments and products. These are the appraisals you'll never find on ebay or any other sales-focused sites. If you want to hear a sales pitch, this is not the place. But if you want an honest opinion, the links below will provide what you need. All of the products are appraised on personal experience. There are no assumptions or secondhand notions. &nnbsp;

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