Favorite freebies


#1

Okay, so we have a bunch of our own freebie apps that you all know about and love…
https://docs.vidvox.net/freebies_index.html

but what are some of your other favorite / can’t live without apps that cost you $0 to use?


#2

To start this off…

MIDI Monitor!
https://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/

I still sometimes make use of this QuickTime based batch exporter from time to time for legacy codecs…
https://mikeash.com/software/qtamateur/index.html

At this point it is probably due to die off but SoundHack was always pretty handy,
http://www.soundhack.com/freeware/

Figure53 has some nice open source freebies,
http://figure53.com/code/
(in particular an MTC timecode viewer and an app that sets your desktop to black)


#3

The AVF Batch exporter would be my favourite and one I use regularly for converting videos to either Hap Q or Hap Alpha


#4

ffmpeg command line (video converter)
gimp (free toshop)
Inkscape (free illustrator)
blender (3DS Max)


#5

They aren’t free, but I really like Affinity Photo / Designer as affordable / non-subscription alternatives to Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator.


#6

forgot this one
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/fr/products/davinciresolve/ (video / audio editing)


#7

MidiPipe - for most things Midi in/out
http://www.subtlesoft.square7.net/MidiPipe.html
Google Sketchup for quickly visualising placement of screens, fixtures (and musicians).