Best Mastering Freeware Processor

In case You are not willing to spend money for proffesional mastering companies, I have found a very great freeware mastering plugin processor called MHorse P3 version 2.0 MKII with so many features available:

Functions:

  • Full Bypass.
  • EQ Bypass.
  • In/Output -3dB option.
  • 3 parallel parametric (serial) equalizers.
  • 6 Q bandwidth settings per band.
  • 4 freq. for low, mid, high.
  • Boost/cut option per band.
  • Peak/LoShelf - Peak/HiShelf.
  • Loudness boost filter.
  • Combined Par/Ser EQ option (post ser).
  • Special filters: Mellow, Punch, Body and Shine (39K) modes.
  • MS Parallel Clarity processor.
  • NY Parallel Compressor.
  • NY Solo, link/unlink channels, Motown & Aural enhancer.
  • 3 bands Parallel Tape Saturator.
  • DC remover.
  • MS Parallel Stereo Widener without loss off center (3 modes).
  • CrossTalk emulator (2 modes: Vintage, Modern).
  • Low / High Exciters.
  • Unique Deharsh processor with Stereo/Mid/Side modes.
  • Old style VU meters (-60dB~+6dB).
  • VU lights on/off animation.
  • Pan peak/correlation and Source material detector meters.
  • Input/output 3-color peak leds.
  • 3-color i/o headroom leds for low, mid, high.
  • Effects energy/compress meters.
  • Parallel/Serial switch.
  • Tooltips.

Download site:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=430186

I hope You enjoy it :slight_smile: With Regards BrainClaim

The UI actually looks very friendly for a plugin with so many features.

I would recommend the toneboosters jb plugin pack which has a great multiband compressor - broadcast and a nice comp too called pro_alt or something

Can`t seem to find a link at the moment…

Link to all the JB plugins:http://web.archive.org/web/20130608183939/http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/vst/jb_vst_plugins.zip

Hm, no Mac… Is it synthedit made or what?

Always liked the Terry West stuff, should be worth checking out.

Also not strictly freeware as it requires an ilok2, but slate digital`s Revival is getting a lot of use here:

http://www.slatedigital.com/products/revival

Jb plugins are nice but for so little bucks it is fair to buy tonebooster plugins with much better algorithms (they are build on JB plugins).

Terry West plugins are ok, very nice thing in freeware world, but i prefer my ussual freeware mastering chain ->
nova67p, SlickEq, TDR Kotelnikov, Saturation KnobMaxwell (in beta testing, will be donationware, for now you can try maxwell smart V2, best freeware limiter imho) and Span.

Hm, no Mac… Is it synthedit made or what?

Yes, I guess it is synthedit.

Jb plugins are nice but for so little bucks it is fair to buy tonebooster plugins with much better algorithms (they are build on JB plugins).

Terry West plugins are ok, very nice thing in freeware world, but i prefer my ussual freeware mastering chain ->
nova67p, SlickEq, TDR Kotelnikov, Saturation KnobMaxwell (in beta testing, will be donationware, for now you can try maxwell smart V2, best freeware limiter imho) and Span.

Thanks for offering more software. I will definitely check it out :slight_smile:

like Akiz said…check that TDR Compressor, an ‘under the radar’ Gem 4sho!

They have even more interesting free stuff here:

http://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/

I have always had problems concerning running Kotelnikov. It always crashes on my renoise since it is through wine. I will try to check the other software from tokyo dawn labs, thanks :slight_smile:

I think the best bet if you want good sounding masters is the AAMS program, at least it’s a lot easier to get a great result.

It’s not just automatic mastering, you can do lots of stuff manually too even though it’s a bit quirky.

Lets say you have mixed a track, you may find a similar sounding professionally mastered track and use it as a reference so that your track can automatically match up the EQs and levels from it.

It’s no VST though, you can’t do it in realtime.

The big difference between AAMS and a VST is that, while AAMS analyses the track and adjusts it based on the analysis and a reference, a vst simply adds effects to the track.

Euphonia is a plugin that can match spectrum curves.

http://www.tb-software.com/TBProAudio/euphonia.html

Thank You, guys, I will have a look at the programs You listed :slight_smile:

Yeah, kotelnikov didnt run with wine for me neither so i use windows

Yesterday released a new version of AAMS:http://www.curioza.com/

Thanks for reminding me! I hope I will run it on Linux using wine :slight_smile: