Post 5 of your most used free plugins
Old 8th June 2012
  #31
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Some of these sound interesting. Where are good places to get them?
KVR is a good place to start ...

Great thread - finding some useful things I'd not come across, and delighted to discover that the PSP Pianoverb was finally updated to OSX. I think I used that on everything back in the OS9 days.

I guess that's a trade for the SSL LMC-1 which won't run on my new Intel mac

Here's 5 others I find myself using a load nowadays (I'm using AU / Mac OSX - other formats may be available for them)

ADT by Vacuumsound - wait, it sounds like there's two of me!
Poor Plate by Vacuumsound Handy for those of us without space for huge sheets of steel ...
CamelCrusher by Camel Audio - overdrive / compressor / limiter fun. Crush, Kill, Destroy!
Analogue Delay by Smartelextronix - they have a ton of other fun things for the tweakers, I've used SupaTrigga alot in the past ...
WatKat by GSi - amusingly noisy and awkwardly realistic recreation of a Watkins Copicat. Good for messing stuff up
Old 8th June 2012
  #32
Awesome thread! +1000
Old 14th June 2012
  #34
The free, stripped-down versions of the CDSoundMaster stuff are amazing...

R2R, Tube EQ, and N-10-AT-4
Old 14th June 2012
  #35
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These are strictly VSTis (too many freeware effects out there), but here are some of my favorites:


for electric pianos and Rhodes-ish sounds - LazySnake (FANTASTIC)

for Wurlitzer 200a electric pianos - Mr. Tramp by Soundfonts.it (just pay to get rid of the nag screen, it's totally worth it)

for analog synth - TAL's Noizemaker and TAL's U-no 62 (tie)

for arpeggios and synth lines - Kirnu

for drums (make sure you use your own, good samples) GTG DPC3 "Drum Sampler III"
Old 15th June 2012
  #36
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Awesome thread! +1000
Agree +1

I dont have five but I love the LePou guitar amp sims. Havent tried the cabs since theyre not available for AU yet
LePou Plugins

And the Cheeze Machine by Big Tick gets a lot of milage
BigTick audio software

Regards /Bo
Old 15th June 2012
  #37
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I'm running PT on PC

RTAS plugins -

Massey L2007 - great limiter!

Massey De:Esser - also great

(I also use the PT in-built EQ, comp, de-esser, filters, distortion,synths)

Top 5 Fave VSTs:

Acmebargig amp models - absolutely top notch
LePou amp models and cab sim
Interruptor Analogic and Bionic delay
Camel Crusher filter/distortion
Voxengo Boogex + redwirez cab impulses
Old 15th June 2012
  #38
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Acmebargig amp models - absolutely top notch
Acmebargig CabEnhancer is also very good for getting a more natural and warm tone out of cab impulses.

Bit of a learning curve though.
Old 15th June 2012
  #39
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"VST on PC"

Variety of Sound
Ferric TDS
Density MKII
Baxter EQ (Incredible EQ. Gives my UAD Plugs a cheeky backhand slap in the face!)

MeldaProduction
MEqualizer

Voxengo
SPAN
Old 15th June 2012
  #40
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Off the top of my head (edited)

MEqualizer
SL-500
Thrillseeker LA
BiFilter 1
PreFix (or PhaseBug)

and some free Nebula demos / "community programs"...
Old 15th June 2012
  #41
As of late, I've been partial to:

- Bitcrusher (try adding a little bit of this pre-distortion on synth / real guitars - does wonders, also sometimes for lofi drums)

Otherwise:

- camel crusher (great distortion plugin though stripped down, camelphat's worth the upgrade)

- SFZ (soundfont plugin, used to use this before I upgraded FLS and started using their native sound font plugin)

- epicverb (if you need way too much reverb for something)


Not at my rig at the moment so I can't think of any more.
Old 15th June 2012
  #42
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My favs, which so far I haven't seen anyone mention yet:

1) The Interuptor - Bionic Delay
I friggin' LOVE this delay!! I use it all the time, especially on guitars. Super versatile, easy to use, and sounds fantastic!

2) Vladg - Molot2 compressor
Just go download it....seriously, stop reading, and go get this right now!

3) AiXcoustic - Eletri-Q (posihfopit)
64 band paragraphic EQ (yes...64 BANDS!). Multiple filter types. Analog/digital modes. Really, really nice EQ!

4) BuzzRoom Audio - BuzMaxi3 limiter
Very transparent limiter. Not a lot of "bells and whistles", but gets the job done really well.

5) Flux - Stereo Tool
A very cool tool which has overall stereo width and panning controls as well as volume, panning, and phase for the individual right and left channels. Definitely a must have freebie!

-tkr
Old 15th June 2012
  #43
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My favs, which so far I haven't seen anyone mention yet:

1) The Interuptor - Bionic Delay
I friggin' LOVE this delay!! I use it all the time, especially on guitars. Super versatile, easy to use, and sounds fantastic!
Yes I mentioned this - absolutely love this on guitars too!
Old 15th June 2012
  #44
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Massey De-Esser
Bootsy - BootEq (one of my fav eq of all times), Ferric, BaxterEq
Sonalksis - FreeG
Digi - DVerb
Bomb Factory - BF76 (a classic somehow..)
Old 15th June 2012
  #45
All free AU versions

I use these three on just about every track:

Flux Stereo Tool
Sonalksis FreeG
Massey Tapehead

These last two see much less action but are still very useful for me:

Voxengo SPAN
Voxengo MSED
Old 15th June 2012
  #46
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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.
Old 15th June 2012
  #47
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Glitch
Old 15th June 2012
  #48
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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.
The 1973 has one of the best sounding low shelves out there, killer on kicks
too bad is VST only :/
Old 16th June 2012
  #49
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Yes I mentioned this - absolutely love this on guitars too!
Ah sorry, I must have missed it. And upon another look I saw the Molot compressor mentioned previously also....But both the Bionic Delay and Molot deserve multiple mentions anyways.

-tkr
Old 16th June 2012
  #50
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- Satson channel/bus -- There some subtle niceness but also the EQ is easy and sounds great.
- SKNote Stripbus -- Where satson leaves off, Strip takes it from there... when I need to push things harder this is a great go-to, especially to make bass and drums work together.
- SKNote Roundtone -- especially the gritty "dirty" tape settings, great on tracks... and the new version now includes tape delay.
- RP-Delay -- you just have to hear this one. it will add atmosphere to anything
- iZotope Nectar -- struggled to find a good vocal sound until I found this plugin.
- iZotope Ozone -- not only on the master buss, but I own Advanced, so I find myself using the component plugins all over... more than any single plug, making it my most valued single plugin.
Old 16th June 2012
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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.


Killer clean compressor - highly recomended for mastering :-)

Ciro

* plus:

*Sonalksis Free G
*Sir Elliot 18 band eq
*Voxengo Marvel (16 band Linear Phase EQ)
*Molot new Limiter 6 (goes LOUD when you need)
*Blue Cat´s freqAnalyst


(SK note and Stillweel are cheap, but not free).
Old 16th June 2012
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- Satson channel/bus -- There some subtle niceness but also the EQ is easy and sounds great.
- SKNote Stripbus -- Where satson leaves off, Strip takes it from there... when I need to push things harder this is a great go-to, especially to make bass and drums work together.
- SKNote Roundtone -- especially the gritty "dirty" tape settings, great on tracks... and the new version now includes tape delay.
- RP-Delay -- you just have to hear this one. it will add atmosphere to anything
- iZotope Nectar -- struggled to find a good vocal sound until I found this plugin.
- iZotope Ozone -- not only on the master buss, but I own Advanced, so I find myself using the component plugins all over... more than any single plug, making it my most valued single plugin.
Post 5 of your most used free plugins
Old 16th June 2012
  #53
Reaper plugins (although not "free")
Then "the land of Bootsy" ofc!

- Booteq mkII
- Nasty DLA mkII
- Epicverb
- Thrillseeker

(and so on)
Old 16th June 2012
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Reaper plugins (although not "free")
Actually, they are! Cockos offer them as a free download from their site.

ReaEQ is an amazing EQ - even Bootsies doesn't get a look unless I'm lookin' fo' Mojo.

ReaVerb is great as a Convo Reverb tool - it can stretch, reverse and EQ impulses as well as change the FFT size for Quality/Performance tweaking.

ReaSamplomatic is great for making your Dog sing Happy Christmas.
Old 16th June 2012
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Post 5 of your most used free plugins
Need. to. learn. to. read.

sigh... using my mobile phone late at night, that's my only excuse.

can't think of a free plugin i use regularly at all.
Old 17th June 2012
  #56
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Here are the Top 4 free ones that I use regularly and on what:

1) SonEQ.............Guitars, Kick Drum, & Overheads
2) AquaVox..........Vocals
3) FerricTDS.........Accoustic Guitars
4) Amplitube 3.....Bass
Old 18th June 2012
  #57
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Old 18th June 2012
  #58
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ferric tds tape sim
The best tape sim I've ever used, free or not. +10000
Old 18th June 2012
  #59
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All free AU versions

I use these three on just about every track:

Flux Stereo Tool
Sonalksis FreeG
Massey Tapehead

These last two see much less action but are still very useful for me:

Voxengo SPAN
Voxengo MSED
There's an AU version of Massey Tapehead???

I went to their site and in the FAQs they say that they don't make AU and they never will.
Old 18th June 2012
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It would be disingenuous of me to list five because I use free plug-ins so infrequently I would only have to use one two or three times for it to make the list!

But my most used free plug-in is definitely the SSL TalkBack Compressor (AU). I'm probably guilty of slapping that on something in every mix I do!
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