Post 5 of your most used free plugins
#61
18th June 2012
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The 1973 has one of the best sounding low shelves out there, killer on kicks
too bad is VST only :/
i've got the 1973 as an AU and love it. doesn't get as much used as it used to as i've gone more towards the DDMF 6144 and Focusrite Midnight EQ. I still use the Stillwell Vibe EQ a lot, it's a great colour EQ.
#62
22nd June 2012
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JS Compressor (VST) - in a word: Fantastic!
#63
4th July 2012
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i've got the 1973 as an AU and love it. doesn't get as much used as it used to as i've gone more towards the DDMF 6144 and Focusrite Midnight EQ. I still use the Stillwell Vibe EQ a lot, it's a great colour EQ.
I just got the 1973 as an AU and I'm still getting used to it but so far I really like it!

Also Lepou Amp sims are amazing VST/AU

and I've been getting some good results with the Audio Damage "Rough Rider" compressor (especially on kick and snare).

I haven't quite gelled with the Ignite Amp sims yet, but I think they're TS-999 overdrive sim is really useful.

Also since you can't talk about Amp sims without talking about IRs
I really like the Kalthallen IRs. They're free and they sound great.
#64
4th July 2012
Old 4th July 2012
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Oxford Eq+filters
Oxford super esser (amazing if you ask me)
Compressor Bank CB2 and CB3
API2500
API550B

I use them in 99% of sessions!
#65
4th July 2012
Old 4th July 2012
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Originally Posted by mata_haze View Post
Oxford Eq+filters
Oxford super esser (amazing if you ask me)
Compressor Bank CB2 and CB3
API2500
API550B

I use them in 99% of sessions!
And these were FREE?
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#66
4th July 2012
Old 4th July 2012
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Anyway of the "actual" Free type:

Ferric TDS
Limiter6
Melda Compressor
If I can think of 2 more that I actually use I'll post back.

RK

Edit: 4. BootEQ 2...still testing for No.5.
#67
4th July 2012
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Limiter 6 is pretty deep! - just been checking it out... really like it... the M/S multiband options are cool for creative limiting effects

Must admit I can't hear what the HF limiter is doing

I wish the comp section had "more traditional" controls like threshold and makeup gain... Mind you it is great that you can swap the order of comp and lim
#68
4th July 2012
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sorry chaps, missed the word "free"
#69
4th July 2012
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another big fan of the TesslaSE.
Kas
#70
5th July 2012
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I'm not seeing many (or any?) free reverbs on this list.
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#71
5th July 2012
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I'm not seeing many (or any?) free reverbs on this list.
cough cough
#72
31st July 2012
Old 31st July 2012
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VOS plug ins.
Baxter - Lovely
Density MKIII - Amazing what the colour knob does.
Boot EQ - Excellent Eq

Voxengo
MSED, plus they have a lot of very good free plug-ins. Good for A/B comparison stereo widening.

Vlad Limiter6 - Best free limiter I've ever used.

Not free, but needs mentioning because of how cheap and how good it is, Toneboosters Barricade.
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#73
1st August 2012
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Spitfish
Span
Epicverb
#74
1st August 2012
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Originally Posted by CPhoenix View Post
Can't believe nobody's mentioned StillWell as of yet.

Stillwell 1973
- I use it almost religiously now for EQ. It tackles most of my EQing needs quickly and easily... unless I need to get surgical.

StillWell Verbiage
- not my goto reverb (I use Valhallah), but it has a certain sound that I occasionally prefer.

TDR Compressor
TDR Feedback Compressor | Tokyo Dawn Records
Free compressor made by a member of FutureProducers forum, moses. Dude's made a seriously good compressor that he needs to start chargin for lol. I like it on my vocal busses, but it's great for anything. Has some nice features... one in particular where u can listen to just the compressed portion of the sound. Pretty dope.
If you are using the Stillwell for free (the GUI versions) then you need to know that the free part is an eval time, on an honor system. Pay for them if you love them!
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#75
4th August 2012
Old 4th August 2012
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Rea EQ
Rea Comp
Sonimus SonEQ
Bootsy Ferric
Voxengo Span
#76
5th August 2012
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#77
5th August 2012
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(Mac user here)

- Vladgsound Molot & Limiter No.6 (Compressor & Limiter/Clipper) http://vladgsound.wordpress.com/
- Vacuumsound Poor Plate (Plate reverb) http://www.vacuumsound.de/plugins.html
- TAL Dub II (Delay with saturation and modulation. I prefer it to TAL Dub III) http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/tal-dub
- Quikquak Upstereo (Very "intense" stereo widener and harmonic enhancer. Easy to abuse but great if used carefully!) http://www.quikquak.com/Prod_UpStereo.html
- DUY Z-Room (Amazing for early reflections and reverse reverbs) https://services.duy.net/zroom-free.asp


#78
5th August 2012
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#79
5th August 2012
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Universal Audio NEVE 88RS

Universal Audio Studer A800

Universal Audio NEVE 33609

Universal Audio Manley Massive Passive.

Ops not free plugs thou.

SSL listen mic compressor.

Voxengo Stereo Notch

Voxengo overtone GEQ

RNDigital Inspector.
#80
5th August 2012
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Universal Audio NEVE 88RS

Universal Audio Studer A800

Universal Audio NEVE 33609

Universal Audio Manley Massive Passive.
Another one to write faster, before READING that it's about FREE plugins!
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#81
5th August 2012
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Another one to write faster, before READING that it's about FREE plugins!
Sorry, just updated my post! My bad.
#82
5th August 2012
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Really is a good thread, very useful.
#83
10th August 2012
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Originally Posted by Retinal View Post
The 1973 has one of the best sounding low shelves out there, killer on kicks
too bad is VST only :/
Glad you mentioned that. MAGIC on my kick drums. Set it to either 60hz or 110.... add a few DB... cut the same DB away from the bassline. GOOD LORD... my kicks have never shined as much. It's one of the very few times I ever use the EQ to add DBs.... i'm usually more of a subjection kinda guy.

Also.. It's really easy to fix problems in the mids w/ the 1973.

Whatever Q curve they used in creating this plug... they got it right. It's very musical.
#84
10th August 2012
Old 10th August 2012
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Originally Posted by richinmusic View Post
If you are using the Stillwell for free (the GUI versions) then you need to know that the free part is an eval time, on an honor system. Pay for them if you love them!
Don't tell me what to do


Mine are paid for now of course. But unlimited free trial = okay to mention in a "free plugs" thread.
#85
10th August 2012
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Originally Posted by CPhoenix View Post
Glad you mentioned that. MAGIC on my kick drums. Set it to either 60hz or 110.... add a few DB... cut the same DB away from the bassline. GOOD LORD... my kicks have never shined as much. It's one of the very few times I ever use the EQ to add DBs.... i'm usually more of a subjection kinda guy.

Also.. It's really easy to fix problems in the mids w/ the 1973.

Whatever Q curve they used in creating this plug... they got it right. It's very musical.
Yeah it is a very good sounding, easy to dial in eq,
altho' I ended up not using it anymore, replaced it with BootEq MKII
and here's a suggestion (if you didn't know it already):
BootEq on kick, "Subbass Boost" preset
(obviously a starting point, but very lil tweak is needed most of the times).
No other plugin eq sound that good, at any price.
#86
12th August 2012
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Sleepy Time channel
TDL Feedback Comp
SimuAnalog Suite
Delta Modulator
Limiter 6
Superfake
Alchemy Free
Proteus VX
ALphaRay

CDSoundmaster Nice EQ

it is a good times for VST
#87
12th August 2012
Old 12th August 2012
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Endorphin VST. 2 fixed bands stereo compressor with soft drive control, opto or vca settings, and the possibility to compress the mono or stereo info in the stereo channel. It also has a m/s mixer as well as the two band mixer. Very soft and versatile.
col
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#88
19th August 2012
Old 19th August 2012
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Really loving the 1973 eq! Thanks guys.
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#89
20th August 2012
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Really loving the 1973 eq! Thanks guys.
And Im lovin the Molot by VladG. A big thank you

Regards /Bo

Molot
#90
20th August 2012
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I'm late a bit but this is my 5:

Voxengo SPAN
PoorPlate reverb
BootEQ MkII
TDR Feedback compressor
SpitFish
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