Favorite Free AU and VST Plugins

Mr Alias’ nasty synth http://www.thepiz.org/mralias2/
Symptohm PE synth https://www.ohmforce.com/UseFreeSoftware.do?action=listFreeNonStandalones&productId=1274001

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TDR’s plugins deserve a mention - Kotelnikov’s handling of transients is dark magic. iZotope Vinyl should be here too, nothing else gets even close (that isn’t a turntable). Also love Luftikus - ends up on master in too many projects. Digits for phase distortion synth.

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Synth1 (linked to above already) really scratches my itches recently. The amount of user presets you can get online is astonishing.

Sanford Reverb is great.

Most of the TAL synthesizers are good too.
https://tal-software.com/Products

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My company recently released a saturation plug-in called Indent: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/unfiltered_audio_indent.html

It’s free for 6 more days.

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limiter 6 by Vladislav Goncharov
https://vladgsound.wordpress.com/plugins/limiter6/
(afaik he’s working with Tokyo Dawn Lab mentioned by @eesn)

oh and the free chorus/flanger/phaser/etc. by ValhallaDsp is worth a check

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klanghelm has a couple of freeware slimmed-down versions of their full plugs: two compressors, dc1a and mjuc jr, and a pretty nice little saturator called IVGI.

'course, all of their plugs are like $30 anyway, so it’s worth throwing them some cash. dc2a is an astonishingly good compressor.

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Windows users should check out the Atlantis synth and filter:

http://jeremyevers.com/atlantis/

Both feature wonderful implementations of the randomise button…

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fuzz plus 3 and rough rider

what do we know about this…
molot compressor https://vladgsound.wordpress.com/downloads/
https://youtu.be/bmufL_mhxiw

My goto plugin in every project is probably Liquisonic’s Reverberate https://www.liquidsonics.com/
And I do like to use this one here for which I’ve made the UI quite a lot as well: http://ju-x.com/frosting.html (which is not so obvious… once you’ve spent so much time on something, it’s not always the case that you feel like actually using them for making music :slight_smile: )
Among the free ones, I still get back to Synth1 when I need a softsynth.

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I really enjoy Podolski which is a soft synth from U-he a really solid German soft synth company. I like the other synth by them Tyrell N6. Both have really solid sound and flexibility.

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well i’ve never used it. did you play with it ?

I love love love the plugins from https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/. Very subtle and elegant designs.

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yes :slightly_smiling_face:
it’s got it’s own sound, kinda cool for right now…

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not free…
on sale this week, interesting digital concept
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Tverb?adpos=1t1&creative=175866238452&device=m&matchtype=b&network=g&gclid=CJWe5MiB0NMCFRSDfgodBbkOsg
what do we know about it :slightly_smiling_face:
:slight_smile: it’s interesting that t.visconti says he developed this technique
only because he had 'run out of tracks…
(~1:30)


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modern world, many ways to do it…
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'fake tape
https://elphnt.co.za/tape
and bitcrusher
https://tal-software.com/products/tal-effects

'but wait, there’s more… :slight_smile:
http://blog.landr.com/8-free-vst-plugins-warm-sound/

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just seen this special promo,
diffuse is free until june 8, 2017 :slight_smile:

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This seems exciting!

https://vcvrack.com/

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virtual modulars are popping up like mushrooms after a rainy day it seems. :slight_smile:

just seen this today…

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