Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association

Totally Free: How To Find And Use Free Plugins and Samples

Totally Free: How To Find And Use Free Plugins and Samples

with Lindsay Jones

Monday, February 28 at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST

Let’s face it: creating music and sound design isn’t cheap, especially when it comes to buying all the software needed to do it. But it doesn’t have to be this way! There are free plugins and sample libraries all over the internet that are completely legal and sound great. From the beginning of TSDCA, Lindsay Jones has posted literally hundreds of these free deals in the private Facebook group, but with this class, he will reveal for the first time:

  • Where to find these free plugins and samples and how to look for them
  • How to make sure that what you find is actually legal to use in your project
  • The top free finds that he uses all the time
  • How to create a track using only free items


Lindsay Jones is a composer and sound designer for theatre and film. His Broadway productions include Slave Play (Tony nominations for Best Score and Best Sound Design of a Play), The Nap, Bronx Bombers and A Time to Kill. Off-Broadway productions include Privacy (The Public Theater), Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons), Feeding the Dragon (Primary Stages), Top Secret (New York Theatre Workshop) and many others. Lindsay has designed over 500 productions in regional theatres across America, including The Guthrie Theater, Center Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre and many others. His international credits include Stratford Festival (Canada) and Royal Shakespeare Company (England) and many others. Audio drama work includes A Streetcar Named Desire for Audible, and the award-winning weekly podcast for children The Imagination Neighborhood. His film and television music credits include HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject) and over 30 other films. He is the co-chair and a founding member of Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association as well as the co-founder of The Collaborator Party, and teaches Composition For Theatre and Music History at the University Of North Carolina School Of The Arts.

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