Best Free Plugins We Use Daily
PTEq-X is a digital emulation of 3 famous vintage passive program equalizers.
It has been developed to have all the characteristics of the original hardware, plus some circuit improvements and additional features to increase its versatility.
PTEq-X is meant to be used as a studio equalizer for tracking, mixing and mastering inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.
GClip is a wave-shaping signal clipper. It prevents the input signal level from exceeding a specified maximum. The clipping function used can be altered to have a hard- or soft-knee.
A graph showing the shape of the clipping function is displayed on the GUI. There is also a wave display that shows what effect the clipping curve is having on the signal.
XPressor is a high quality saturation and dynamics processor. It’s capable of making your drums, vocals and instruments stand out in a mix. From subtile warm saturation to overdrive, XPressor adds that extra touch.
Rift Filter Lite, a next-generation morphing filter by Minimal Audio is now available and free for early adopters.
Experience a whole new approach to filter design:
Choose from 24 unique filters and manipulate them like never before.
Explore new types of morphing, vowel, phaser, peaking filters, and more.
Transform your sounds with precision:
Sculpt jaw-dropping movement with morph and stereo spread controls.
Intuitive pitch snapping, transposition, and MIDI tracking make Rift Filter Lite the most flexible filter on the market.
Vital features 3 powerful, high-quality wavetable oscillators, each with frequency warper and waveshaper controls. An additional sample slot is also available, which can be used to add noise or other audio textures. Vital also features an on-board wavetable editor, allowing you to warp and manipulate the wavetables to your hearts content.
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Classic console compressor with extra Filter and Transient sidechain options to dominate whole signal. The plugin features the usual set of compressor controls (attack, release, threshold, and ratio), a makeup gain knob, and a dry/wet control. It also features a sidechain input with a high-pass filter and transient controls. Optionally, the user can switch on the Turbo mode, which lets the compressor affect the incoming signal’s entire frequency range. Otherwise, it will focus on the middle frequencies. According to the developer, the Turbo mode emulates the behavior of hardware compressors.
IVGI is a lightweight version of the SDRR saturation plugin by Klanghelm. It features a simplified control scheme, but the underlying analog saturation algorithms are just as good as in the paid version of the software. The plugin is designed as a soft saturation device, intended for use both on individual channels and in the stereo bus. It features four knobs that can be used to fine-tune the character and transparency of the applied saturation.
SPAN is a free real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer AAX, AudioUnit, and VST plugin for professional sound and music production applications.
SPAN provides you with a very flexible “mode” system which you can use to setup your spectrum analyzer preferences. You may specify Fourier block size in samples, FFT window overlap percentage, spectrum’s visual slope. Beside that you can choose to display secondary spectrum of a desired type (e.g. real-time maximum, all-time maximum). Spectrum can be smoothed out visually for an easier examination.