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Ultimate List of FREE Effect Plug-ins

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VST stands for Virtual Studio Technology. It is a software interface that integrates software audio synthesizer and effect plugins with audio editors and recording systems. VST and similar technologies use digital signal processing to simulate traditional recording studio hardware in software.

We have categorized the plug-ins according to their main function just so you can browse through the list easily and find that one perfect instrument plug-in that has been holding you back in your music production process.

 

Free Compressor Plugins

A free re-creation of a popular aggressive multiband upwards/downwards compressor set-up used by many dubstep and electro producers

A modern compressor with a bit of "vintage" style bite and a uniquely warm sound

Four band compressor with its own sound

Single band compressor with a very transparent sound, due to responding with varying speed as appropriate for the input frequency content

 

Free Reverb Plugins

A reverb that rivals the quality of the best commercial reverbs

Implements a kind of “classic” stereo reverb algorithm which is technically simple yet optimal

A super diffuse and lush reverb effect with a fast build up time. Ideal for ambient reverb sound

 

Free Distortion/Saturation Plugins

Featuring the same much-loved vintage fuzz pedal model, plus a new filter, self-feedback, and a modern procedural user interface

Free Guitar amplifier AAX, AU, and VST plugin with a variety of sound shaping features as well as cabinet modeling, gate and reverb modules

Unlike traditional bitcrushers, it uses delta modulation, resulting in a sound similar to what you'd hear in Nintendo NES gaming console's sampling channel

Xfer Records 8-Bit Shaper processes the incoming audio signal and reduces it to 8-bits

A saturation plugin that have the characteristic of tubes and an additional amplifier mode

 

Free EQ Plugins

Parametric graphic equalizer with excellent response all the way up to Nyquist

Marvel GEQ is a free linear-phase 16-band graphic equalizer AAX, AU and VST plugin that offers you a mastering-grade sound quality

Analog modeled EQ Improved for deeper cuts Mastering and analog modes "Keep Gain" mode to avoid overal gain changes Low CPU-usage

A filter out any unwanted hi-end and lo-end, and the result is a clean and tight mix.

Based upon the Full Ranger-EQ from SPL’s EQ Rangers serie

 

Free Delay Plugin

Delay plugin based on tempo, incorporating filter and tremolo sections with separate controls for each channel

Free auxiliary multi-channel signal delaying AAX, AU and VST plugin with precise millisecond and sample delay specification. 

Bode-style frequency shifter + analog echo emulation = skull melting chaos

FREE buffer effect plugin geared toward creating robotic artifacts and abstract musical malfunctions

 

Free Limiter Plugin

A Look-Ahead Brickwall Loudness Maximizer Plugin with a clean transparent sound

A wave-shaping audio plugin that functions like a clipping-style limiter

A mastering limiter AAX, AU and VST plugin for professional music production applications

W1 Limiter is a clone of Waves L1, with identical output, as well as an approximation of Waves L2

 

Free Mid/Side Processing Plugin

Free Professional audio AAX, AU and VST plugin for mid-side processing which is able to encode (split) and decode mid-side signal from/to stereo signal, and display stereo information

Can be used for adding stereo width to audio tracks and samples.

Expand or limit the STEREO WIDTH of your tracks using only one single knob

 

Free Utilities Plugin

Offers you a lot of options for visual look customization.  Features statistics, correlation meter and K-level metering

Virtual studio n virtually simulates real speaker systems (such as stereo or 5.1) in various environments (recording studio, concert halls, etc.) on your headphones

A free suite of gain utilities which let you control the volume of one or several audio tracks in real time

This great plugin can be used to visually monitor audio waveforms

PSP VintageMeter provides professional VU and PPM metering for mono and stereo tracks

AnSpec is an analog-style third-octave spectrum analyzer plug-in for professional music production applications

 

That's about it... :) Have a great day!

 

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