Post 5 of your most used free plugins
Old 2nd June 2012
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Post 5 of your most used free plugins

Old 2nd June 2012
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AU (no particular order):
-Massey Tape Head (great tape sim/adds a bit of grit to any track)
-Ambience (free reverb-snare and vocals)
-Dynamics (free compressor)
-Rough Rider (free HUGE compressor)
-Studio Devil (distorting vocals, synths, occasionally drums)

I can't remember the brands on some of these, but if anyone's interested, I can look them up. None of these are great all rounders (other than Tapehead), and I'm probably going to pick up Valhalla Room and Shimmer for reverbs and PSP Vintage Warmer for an all round compressor, but these definitely make some cool sounds. The Valhalla FreqEcho's also worth a look if you want a very quirky delay plug.
Old 2nd June 2012
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-Rough Rider (free HUGE compressor)
Hey, this sounds pretty good on overheads, thanks.
Old 2nd June 2012
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Hey mate,

These are some I often use:

Amplitube 3 - Great fun for guitars (nice vintage stuff )

C6 SideChain - Really cool to clean up drum bleed and a great tool for drum recording all together, also good for other stuff

V EQ - cant really say what I like about this, but I like it

R verb - real good for string instruments, not so good on drums, alright on vocals.

H Delay - I love this for trippy effects when its used creatively

Have heard the DC8C compressor is WICKED! Thats gonna be my next plugin to get my hands on
Old 2nd June 2012
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Hey, this sounds pretty good on overheads, thanks.
Yeah- it can be really overpowering on some stuff, but if you want a pretty thick compressed drum sound, it's the best plugin I've found (though I haven't looked much).
Old 2nd June 2012
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ferric tds tape sim
Old 2nd June 2012
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*free* plugins only.

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Hey mate,

These are some I often use:

Amplitube 3 - Great fun for guitars (nice vintage stuff )

C6 SideChain - Really cool to clean up drum bleed and a great tool for drum recording all together, also good for other stuff

V EQ - cant really say what I like about this, but I like it

R verb - real good for string instruments, not so good on drums, alright on vocals.

H Delay - I love this for trippy effects when its used creatively

Have heard the DC8C compressor is WICKED! Thats gonna be my next plugin to get my hands on
Old 2nd June 2012
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random order:

FerricTDS
arcDev ET-301
Reverberate LE
ReaEQ
Tyrell N6
Old 2nd June 2012
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TesslaSE
SIR
NastyVCS
Phasebug
ReaEQ
Old 3rd June 2012
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I hate reading these because I use Pro Tools. And there are few free RTAS plugs...

Massey
Old 3rd June 2012
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It would be cool if people would specify which type of plugins these are (VST, AU, etc.) as I (and many others I'm sure) am looking through here for suggestions of what to add to my free plugin arsenal, and as a Logic user, I'm only able to use AU.
Old 3rd June 2012
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Old 3rd June 2012
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Sound Toys - Little Radiator

Bomb Factory - Noise Meter and Tuner

Digidesign - Xpand!

Lo-Fi

Some of the Antress Plugins are good

That Russian compressor is nice as well. Can't remember the name of it, but it looks cool and sounds good
Old 3rd June 2012
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Amplitube 3 free
Little Radiator
Izotope Vinyl

Will have to check out Massey tape head, have been looking for a free analog saturation plugin
Old 3rd June 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alexevans917 View Post
AU (no particular order):
-Massey Tape Head (great tape sim/adds a bit of grit to any track)
-Ambience (free reverb-snare and vocals)
-Dynamics (free compressor)
-Rough Rider (free HUGE compressor)
-Studio Devil (distorting vocals, synths, occasionally drums)

I can't remember the brands on some of these, but if anyone's interested, I can look them up. None of these are great all rounders (other than Tapehead), and I'm probably going to pick up Valhalla Room and Shimmer for reverbs and PSP Vintage Warmer for an all round compressor, but these definitely make some cool sounds. The Valhalla FreqEcho's also worth a look if you want a very quirky delay plug.
Hey which studio devil product are you refferring to? Id be interested in this if you dont mind lookin it up

Thanks in advance!
D
Old 3rd June 2012
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ferric tds tape sim
+1 Ferric. Great free plugin.
Old 4th June 2012
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I use the Kjaerhus Audio "Classic Series" on almost every project I do... I'm really bummed that they went under; I'd love to have a 64bit version!

I also use Sonalksis FreeG and Voxengo SPAN on pretty much every project.
Old 5th June 2012
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I like Ferox a lot. I also pull out the Tesla SE and Tesla pro pretty frequently.
Old 5th June 2012
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Ferric TDS
KUASSA AmplificationLite
Blockfish
Density MKII
SPAN
Old 5th June 2012
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In my time i've tried ALOT of free plugins and the ones i've stuck with and use alot are;

AU:

Massey Tapehead - great on drum buss
SlimSlowSlider Sidechain Compressor - to my ears, sounds very similar to the RNC in the box, although lacking that "analogue edge"
Brainworx Cleansweep - great HPF and LPF
Amplitude 3 free - great sounding amp sims and buying extras for it are dirt cheap
SSL X-ism - Inter Sample Peak meter, great tool to help prevent distortion when pseudo-mastering
Old 5th June 2012
  #21
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VST:

Blockfish
Classic Master Limiter
Nyquist EQ
Dominion
Reagate
Old 5th June 2012
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I guess no one loves the MDA stuff?
Old 6th June 2012
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Used as PC VST (although some are Mac friendly):

Bootsy TesslaSE (Saturator) - Ultimate freebie "thickener"
SSL LMC-1 (Compressor) - Parallel parallel PARALLEL this up!
Kjaerhus Classic Delay - Discontinued now but oh so simple to use
Togu Audio Line Vocoder - One of the top s/w vocoders, free or paid
MDSP Smartelectronix Livecut (Glitch) - Spot fx heaven.
Old 7th June 2012
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I love the free single band EQ by Eareckon.
Old 7th June 2012
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Ferric Tape Simulator
All of the free Tal units (Tal Reverb II is one of my favourites)
Varrety Of Sounds's ThrillseekerLA. Great compressor, has alot of nice grit to it!
Reaverb (Cockos' free convolution reverb plugin)
ReaEQ (Just a good EQ, also has some allpass filters for the phase-curious)
Old 7th June 2012
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All VSTs or VSTis I think.

FerricTDS - comp & tape sim
Rough Rider - comp
Freehand by Angular Momentum - synth
The Anvil by Ignite - Amp sim, Sounds like it would be heavy but is great for cleans.
Ruby Tube - If I need a little tube sim, but it is not important, (like something low in the mix anyway) I use this cause the UI is super simple and it uses hardly any CPU.
Old 8th June 2012
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Great post guys! This is good for ppl on a budget.
Old 8th June 2012
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Some of these sound interesting. Where are good places to get them?
Old 8th June 2012
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Softube Saturation Knob
BX_Cleansweep V2

These are the ones that are currently rotation.
Aside from the Massey sim, are there any other decent free tape sims?
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