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23rd September 2012
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Hey which ones of these are de essers? (other than spitfish)
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Variety of Sound Nasty DLA (VST Space Echo emulation) — sometimes with the delay off just for the distortion
ReaEQ (stock Reaper EQ) — use whatcha got
Tromine GT (VSTi TR808 emulation) — nothing to sneeze at
TAL Noisemaker (VSTi analog synth emulation) — these TAL synths are just sick
TAL Elek7ro (VSTi analog synth emulation) — can't believe they are free

I often dream of a decent free piano. (That out-of-tune 4Front free piano drives me nuts). But I suppose that's just something you have to shell out some dough for.
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23rd September 2012
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Hey which ones of these are compressors? (other than spitfish)
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23rd September 2012
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Quote:
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Hey which ones of these are compressors? (other than spitfish)
Spitfish is a de-esser
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DE ESSERS . . .
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soneq
roughrider
massey tapehead
camelcrusher
tb ezq- much more neat and useful than I thought it would be
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limiter6 - cant be mentioned often enough, if you havent tried: your own mistake! :-))
kjaerhuis free - chorus (I use it for pseudo-double-tracking, the best I have found so far for this purpose), reverb (sounds like an average 70ish reverb, nothing exceptional just reverbish ...)
rough rider - when no other compressor gets it done ... rr does. in way, where nomen est omen: rough.
free g - gain staging, simple and works.
gsi copycat - I hated this in the 70ies and I hate it now. :-))) the emulation gets worse the longer you are working on the track. this I call a real emuation, it is sooooo real!!!
gsi hammond spring reverb - amazingly, if you tick the case with the mouse, the spring makes a nasty noise, just like as if you hit the real hammond spring with a hammer or kick the guitar-amp with this spring built in. (kicking with the foot ... if there is somenoise that shouldnt be there, sometimes this helps. but the hammond will answer your assault ...)
izotope vinyl - if you would have wanted to be a recording artist in the 30ies - 80ies
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limiter6 - cant be mentioned often enough, if you havent tried: your own mistake! :-))
kjaerhuis free - chorus (I use it for pseudo-double-tracking, the best I have found so far for this purpose), reverb (sounds like an average 70ish reverb, nothing exceptional just reverbish ...)
rough rider - when no other compressor gets it done ... rr does. in way, where nomen est omen: rough.
free g - gain staging, simple and works.
gsi copycat - I hated this in the 70ies and I hate it now. :-))) the emulation gets worse the longer you are working on the track. this I call a real emuation, it is sooooo real!!!
gsi hammond spring reverb - amazingly, if you tick the case with the mouse, the spring makes a nasty noise, just like as if you hit the real hammond spring with a hammer or kick the guitar-amp with this spring built in. (kicking with the foot ... if there is somenoise that shouldnt be there, sometimes this helps. but the hammond will answer your assault ...)
izotope vinyl - if you would have wanted to be a recording artist in the 30ies - 80ies
But the latter aren't free, are they?
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24th September 2012
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...and neither is the GSI Spring Reverb, unless it's become freeware now.
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...and neither is the GSI Spring Reverb, unless it's become freeware now.
It hasn't.

Would be awesome if posters would actually read the title before posting. Hard to sort out what's free (and truly free: Stillwell's plugins are NOT free) and what's not.
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Lots of great free plugs already mentioned but here are a few that haven't..

Redtron SE - The most splendidest Mellotron for zero greens.
Shred - gigglingly pucker amp sim.
Spinner LE - handbrake-turn this Leslie on a shiny penny and pay nothing.
Effectizer 1.1 - Naughty tower of fun with scrapey spring reverb, ratty tremolo and dustbin lid distortion, amongst others. Brilliant and free. Donate to loose timely reminder.
TAL Bassline - Oodles of bottom-burping sub and for less than the cost of a rub-down with a pork chop.

AFAIK these are still free to use.
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Flux Bittersweet. - I can't believe more people haven't listed this on. It's too good to be free.
Blue Cat's freqAnalyst. - Just good for seeing what you're hearing. A handy reference tool.
iZotope Vinyl. - Good for adding some dirt or character to a track. Seldom used, but nice to have around.
Massey L2007 - Too good to be free. And it's not, technically, but the demo doesn't have an expiration or usage limitations. Definitely the best mastering comp I've used.
Digi EQ III - Or any free standard EQ plugin with parametric controls. They provide a surgical precision not possible from hardware. This is my most used plugin.
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the prosoniq north pole filter is a nice one
i really like what it does, it's very resonant and it has delay controls as well that allow you to delay the resonance and adjust it pretty well
it's really warm, very good for filter waves

camel audio camel crusher is a great compressor with a lot of different modes. ive found that it sounds really good on drums. u can make your kicks and snares way fatter and ive ever used it on hihats for that effect as well. makes em sound richer
gives a good crunch to the snares and kicks, u can make the kick nice and dark on the low end

the kingdubby dub delay is sweet too. just a fairly simple dub style delay/feedback that lets you control the decay, feedback length, time interval (every interval u can think of), frequency of the feedback, panning of the feedback
i use it to let a short sample fill up more space or to make things more interesting if i feel a section of a beat has gotten repetitive
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Wow, this thread is a jewel. I thought I knew all the great free plugins. I will test all of them, when my home studio is back up running after my current DIY project.
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26th September 2012
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I needed some good EQs to fix some problem at mastering.
And found these extremely good ( i know they are already mentioned here somewhere, but still i'm quite impressed ):

j1000 MQ57 (check out his PQ33 as well)
sir elliot's 31 band equaliser

other than that, search for the earlier post from dasoundjunkie, he pretty much wrote every mixing plugins best ofs
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9th October 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ooohhh2 View Post
I needed some good EQs to fix some problem at mastering.
And found these extremely good ( i know they are already mentioned here somewhere, but still i'm quite impressed ):

j1000 MQ57 (check out his PQ33 as well)
sir elliot's 31 band equaliser

other than that, search for the earlier post from dasoundjunkie, he pretty much wrote every mixing plugins best ofs
It really is crazy how much great stuff is available for free
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9th October 2012
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Here's one that's kinda neat...

...But BE WARNED:

IT'S BUGGY AS HELL!

**It randomly crashes any DAW in which I've ever run it.**

(STILL, it does some pretty cool stuff!)

...Just make sure you save everything before you run it, then render a new track of the result as soon as you get something you like! (Then ditch the plugin.)

*YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!*

The GUI looks like this:
Find it on this page:
elogoxa.......VST Plugins
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4th November 2012
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great thread! keep on going!
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This might be the second time i've posted here but supertrigga is awesome and unique, so good i spent a lot of time researching expensive versions, demoing etc., nothing matched the musicality and simplicity of supertrigga though.

Most often use it at v. low probability setting on a percussion loop, i.e. inserts a rare, random glitch into a precussion loop (or sets of percussion, inc. snare etc - then it has a gluing/unifying effect as well)...

My 2c
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I guess no one loves the MDA stuff?
I really like their limiter.
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Mutetone! Everyday. Or at least everyday until avid admits there is latency in their software And makes a record monitoring disable preference.
Mute tone is a life saver
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5th November 2012
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I hate reading these because I use Pro Tools. And there are few free RTAS plugs...

Massey
Go to FXpansion and buy the VST to RTAS wrapper. Only $99 and it allows you to use most of your vst plugins in pro tools
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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 thought it did AU as well?
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If anyones after a decent vibraphone/xylophone VSTi - check out Phybes (no ones mentioned this yet)
KVR: Phybes by xoxos - Details

I use VoS stuff loads!
Also Voxengo Sound Delay for adding delay in ms. Good for Drum Room Mics!
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6th November 2012
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Meldaproduction MAutopan - very flexible automated panning

TP Basslane - on the master bus mostly to quickly sum <100 Hz into mono

Freeverb Too - for a dirty Lo-Fi 80s industrial gated drum reverb

Flux Stereo Tool - to control stereo width or to place a mono signal coming only from L or R channel into the center

Shortcircuit - a flexible sample player
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9th November 2012
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Great thread! Found some gems in here... Thanks!
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MgAudio TriggerGate & TempoDelay (ducking delay)
Limiter 6
Tal Chorus LX
Melda Mtuner
arcDev ET-301 (SE)

For various reasons I usually try to avoid plugins that are made with synthedit. But arcDev ET-301 was just too good to miss. It's the only synthedit plugin that dwells in my vst plugin folder.ET-301 is absolutely one of my favourite delay plugins ever. It's on par with PSP Echo. I even compared it to two of my analog delays and I was still amazed by the sound it has.
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I thought it did AU as well?


It does...

And also one of my favs! VST or AU as I sometimes switch between my PC and Mac.
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10th November 2012
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I'll add c_tuner to the list. Very accurate.
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6th December 2012
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In no particular order:

Variety of Sound ThrillseekerLA, FerricTDS, NastyDLA, Epicverb and Density MkIII - they are the best
Antress 160VU emu - good drum smasher
SIR - great impulse processor and I have a TON of impulses
dfx buffer override - cool effect for dub, etc
TAL Dub II - Nice retro delay
vladg Limiter 6 -LOUD
Voxengo SPAN - Nice spectrum analyzer
mda combo and subsynth - good, simple effects for fizz and boom.
KTDrumTrigger - best audio to midi plugin EVER. LOTS of parameters

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