Recommended Freeware Vst-plugins

Preset manager for Synth1!

Synth1 Librarian

https://neutrinosky.com/

This thing is awesome for de-essing.

https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-nova/

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Couture, is a pretty useful new transient designer. The free version just misses the saturation options:

https://www.auburnsounds.com/products/Couture.html

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Phazor, based on Virus phasers:

https://www.adamszabo.com/phazor/

Betabugs PhaseBug: Continuous phase adjuster.

Only 32bits Windows, and seems quite a rare but useful utility. (Similar to some functionality in Voxengos payware PHA-979). Gives you much more control than the more common and simple phase flip switch.

Great for drum layering and dealing with phase cancellations, particularly with low frequencies in kicks:

Mono version included or you can macro the stereo version controls in a doofer:

www.pcjv.de/vst-plugins/betabugs-plugins/

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A nice little youtube video explaining the issue, but using sample offsets to solve the same problem:

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Hofa Tilt Eq

Great plugin for quickly shaping your tracks

-Tilt EQ with curve adjustments via Width control and padlock icon

-High and low pass filters (6/12dB)

-resizable GUI – Recommended to enlarge and Set as Default preset in the settings

Only missing the spectrogram and dynamic EQ from the payware version:

https://hofa-plugins.de/en/plugins/4u-dynamictilteq/

The freeware includes:

  • gain/cut up to 24 dB
  • variable tilt width for transparent adjustments as well as musical sound shaping
  • splittable bass and treble tilt
  • low and highcut filter (6 & 12 dB/octave)
  • individual routing for stereo, mid, side left and right processing
  • up to 32x oversampling
  • support for Mac and PC, 32- and 64-bit DAWs

Necro bump for this thread, so I don’t have to keep going back through my archives and everyone still loves Freeware, even if some of it is 11 years old now; it’s still fun to play with :sunny:

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Not tried this but just seen a free linear phase EQ released here:

Download on kvr:

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is a very good mastering compressor. This is the free version. There also is a Gentlemans Edition with more.

Make sure to read the manual, it contains extended techniques described for compression.

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bought them all from TDL, worth it!

https://www.fullbucket.de/music/fbphaser.html
Analog modelled phaser, freeware.

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VK-1 Viking from Blamsoft :sunglasses:

A new free EQ from Fuse Audio:

https://fuseaudiolabs.com/#/pages/product?id=300965965

Also just found they have a very stripped down version of their reverb plug. Could be useful on a send with some extra EQ/ processing:

acon digital:

https://acondigital.com/products/verberate-basic/

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N.I. Komplete start:

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/bundles/komplete-start/

Listed Contents:

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/bundles/komplete-start/included-products/


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EDIT: as forum spam blocking won’t allow more than 3 replies from one user in in a row:

Ozone Imager 2:

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http://www.rebel-audio.com/
LoFi Madneß ovaa daa Top!!

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Native Instruments RAUM, a reverb, is free for a limited time as our holiday gift.
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/your-free-holiday-gifts/

Not the greatest reverb though… have a look

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To create MASSIVE HARDCORE BEATS

DistoCore Bazz::Murda

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The distortion/saturation section is available as seperate plugin

DistoCore Disto::FX

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Not sure, if already mentioned, but the Dragonfly Reverb 2.94 seems to be a damn good crossplatform reverb for free, also macos:

Also Surge 1.66 (nightly so far) is online, now providing FM for all types of OSCs, and a bunch of workflow improvements:
https://surge-synthesizer.github.io/#downloads

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