seemingly, we live in the 'future
on the crust of the earth
breathing the air
below the clouds
and above the salt water
digital audio is 'old
rain falls from the sky,
food grows from the ground
August 4, 2016, 6:06pm
I am assuming this thread is for free plug-ins?
I think the venerable soundhack plugins deserve a mention
Cecilia is also great.
For some cracking higain amp Sims and other guitar based niceness I recently discovered…
Also has an impulse loader (only 32bit)
Nice tube screamer sim
Great cab sim
Emissary amp is
And for synths… My all time favourites SYNTH1, Dexed and SQ8L
Synth1 by Ichiro Toda (@KVRAudio Product Listing): Synth1 is a software synthesizer. Functionally it is modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth. Features: 2 Oscillators, FM modulation, ring modulation, sync, modulation envelope. 4 types of...
August 8, 2016, 7:21am
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.
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.
My company recently released a saturation plug-in called Indent:
It’s free for 6 more days.
August 10, 2016, 3:38pm
limiter 6 by Vladislav Goncharov
(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
August 10, 2016, 9:41pm
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.
November 6, 2016, 8:33am
Windows users should check out the Atlantis synth and filter:
Both feature wonderful implementations of the randomise button…
fuzz plus 3 and rough rider
Rough Rider 2 Rough Rider 2 is a modern compressor with a bit of "vintage" style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals....
I wrote it down - FuzzPlus3. It’s a free download!
My goto plugin in every project is probably Liquisonic’s Reverberate
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 )
Among the free ones, I still get back to Synth1 when I need a softsynth.
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.
March 26, 2017, 5:51pm
well i’ve never used it. did you play with it ?
March 26, 2017, 5:57pm
I love love love the plugins from
https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/. Very subtle and elegant designs.
it’s got it’s own sound, kinda cool for right now…