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Clark_Parker
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Good idea to share and collect some good free plugins here  👍 
The Analog Obsession thread from RO-mix was a very good start!

 

I'll update this from time to time - if you have suggestions, let me know 😉

Update 2022-07-02: Added 22 "new" PlugIns

 

EFFECTS

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EFFECTS

reverb/delay

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reverb/delay

https://plugins4free.com/plugin/2538/

probably the best free algorithmic reverb

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https://babyaud.io/freebies

random presets for good quality dreamy wet-FX textures (needs newsletter subscription)

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https://valhalladsp.com/shop/reverb/valhalla-supermassive/

good quality big & large delays and reverbs

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https://www.zynaptiq.com/subspace/subspace-downloads/

(inter-)stellar “ray tracing” reflectionless reverb plugin – preset Z is the money shot (get download link by newsletter subscription)

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https://u-he.com/products/protoverb/

experimental research room simulator

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https://www.pspaudioware.com/products/psp-pianoverb

“piano strings reverberation” reverb (needs free user account)

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https://tal-software.com/products/tal-reverb

super diffuse and lush reverb

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https://tal-software.com/products/tal-reverb

very very diffuse stereo reverb

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https://tal-software.com/products/tal-reverb-4

vintage 80's quality plate reverb

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https://fuseaudiolabs.de/#/pages/product?id=301009892

rare 1960s BBC spring reverb (needs free user account | needs free product manager installation)

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https://sixthsample.com/deelay/

digital multipurpose delay with tons of modulation (needs Email address)

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https://chowdsp.com/products.html

infinitely growable delay effect with modulation

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https://www.voxengo.com/product/sounddelay/

auxiliary multi-channel mid/side stereo delay – good tool to add “stereo depth” to LCR panning e.g.:
https://youtu.be/uZ9WQDojQt8?t=451

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dynamics/eq

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dynamics/eq

https://initialaudio.com/product/initial-clipper-free-plugin/

Soft Clipper (needs free user account)

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https://apogeedigital.com/products/plugins/soft-limit#download

Very good Soft Limit tape emulation (needs Email address)

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https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-molotok/

characterful dynamic range compressor

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https://klanghelm.com/contents/products/MJUCjr.php

Good variable-mu compressor

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https://klanghelm.com/contents/products/DC1A.php

very clean opto-style & peak compressor with variable-mu like controls

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https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-kotelnikov/

high fidelity dynamic range wideband dynamics processor

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https://xferrecords.com/freeware

aggressive multiband upwards/downwards compressor

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https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-nova/

parallel dynamic equalizer

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https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-vos-slickeq/

mixing & mastering equalizer

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https://www.bozdigitallabs.com/product/bark-of-dog/

unique, stereo/M-S low-frequency enhancer (needs free user account)

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saturation/distortion/eq

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saturation/distortion/eq

https://chowdsp.com/products.html

reel-to-reel analog tape machine emulation

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https://www.tbproaudio.de/products/gsatplus

saturation plug-in

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https://klanghelm.com/contents/products/IVGI.php

dynamic saturation

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https://www.softube.com/saturationknob

distortion/saturation plugin (needs free user account | needs free product manager installation)

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https://klevgrand.com/products/freeamp

good tape and tube saturation at the same time (needs free user account)

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https://www.hornetplugins.com/plugins/hornet-valvola/

a vacuum tube surrounding circuit emulation (needs share on Twitter or Facebook (but you can skip the tweet on Twitter)

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https://cymatics.fm/collections/store/products/origin-vintage-plugin

vintage/lofi/resampler/bitcrusher/tape saturation/noise/movement and chorus plugin (needs newsletter subscription)

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https://www.izotope.com/en/products/vinyl.html
vinyl simulations of dust/scratches/warp/mechanical noise (needs free user account | needs free product manager installation)

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https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_FreeAmp/

guitar amp simulation with three amp models

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https://chowdsp.com/products.html

emulation of the ridiculous expensive “Klon Centaur” guitar pedal

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https://www.voxengo.com/product/boogex/

guitar amplifier & speaker cabinet impulse response & reverb

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modulation

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modulation

https://audiomodern.com/shop/plugins/gatelab/

creative gate sequencer/volume modulation generator (needs free user account)

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https://audiomodern.com/shop/plugins/filterstep/

motion filter plugin (needs free user account)

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https://bedroomproducersblog.sellfy.store/p/hy-esg/

Euclidean gate sequencer

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https://zeeks.app/

volume shaper

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https://www.izotope.com/en/products/vocal-doubler.html

good sounding (Vocal) Doubler (needs free user account | needs free product manager installation)

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https://babyaud.io/freebies

classic “one-button” Juno chorus effects with very good sound (needs newsletter subscription)

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https://valhalladsp.com/shop/modulation/valhalla-space-modulator/

extraordinary flanging plugin

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https://chowdsp.com/products.html

"Schulte Compact Phasing 'A'" inspired digital phaser effect

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https://tal-software.com/products/tal-vocoder

vintage 11 bands vocoder

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https://tal-software.com/products/tal-filter

host synced filter module

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https://www.wavesfactory.com/free-audio-plugins/cassette-transport/

tape stop effect plugin (needs newsletter subscription)

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tools

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tools

https://techivation.com/t-de-esser-plus/

De-Esser

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https://www.flux.audio/project/bittersweet-v3/

transient processor

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https://www.wavesfactory.com/free-audio-plugins/snarebuzz/

psycho-acoustic "sympathetic resonance" simulation plugin for snares (needs newsletter subscription)

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https://www.wavesfactory.com/free-audio-plugins/sk10/

sub-kick microphone simulation plugin (needs newsletter subscription)

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https://jzir.gumroad.com/l/JZIR0536/DavidFauCasquelRULZ

Hugh collection of very good guitar amp (IR) responses (needs Email address)

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plugin bundles

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plugin bundles

https://www.meldaproduction.com/MFreeFxBundle

collection of 37 good, useful plugins (needs free product manager installation)

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bundle includes:

MAGC
A simple but powerful utility that adjusts the loudness to match the side-chain.

MAnalyzer
An advanced spectral analyzer and sonogram featuring normalization, super-resolution...

MAutoPitch
A great sounding automatic pitch correction plugin with some cool creative features.

MAutopan
A classic automatic panner with adjustable shape oscillator technology.

MBandPass
A powerful filter plugin with high-pass and low-pass filters and slopes up to 120dB/oct.

MBitFun
A serious tool for extreme distortion lovers that lets you do all sorts of bad things to bits!

MCCGenerator
Produces up to 8 MIDI CC values from its own parameters.

MChannelMatrix
A powerful utility which lets you mix and reroute the channels from both inputs.

MCharmVerb
MCharmVerb is a great sounding lush algorithmic reverb based on the MTurboReverb engine.

MComb
An extremely powerful multi-comb filter plugin with 2 super-powerful modulators.

MCompressor
A powerful compressor with custom processing shape and many other unique features.

MConvolutionEZ
An easy-to-use highly optimized convolution reverb.

MEqualizer
An extremely easy-to-use, powerful 6-band equalizer with analyzer, sonogram and much more.

MFlanger
A versatile flanger with top-class sound, variable oscillator shape and many other features.

MformPhase
A powerful utility that lets you adjust the phase of individual frequencies however you like.

MFreqShifter
A powerful frequency shifter for everything from mild stereo expansion to complete destruction.

MLoudnessAnalyzer
An EBU R128 and ITU-R BS 1770-3 compliant loudness meter featuring everything you could need.

MMetronome
metronome featuring both sound and resizable visual feedback.

MNoiseGenerator
A powerful noise generator featuring white & pink noise and a few probabilistic generators.

MNotepad
A simple text editor, which you can use to store comments, lyrics or just any text.

MOscillator
An generator plugin with adjustable oscillator shape, completely of aliasing.

MOscilloscope
Powerful oscilloscope equipped with a pitch detector; it saves time, because it just works.

MPhaser
An phaser effect plugin with adjustable oscillator shape, up to 100 filters, saturation...

MRatio
A simple utility that lets you crossfade between the main input and sidechain.

MRatioMB
A powerful crossfader between the main input and the sidechain featuring our multiband engine.

MRecorder
A simple utility for a simple job - record the plugin input into a WAV file, saved to disk.

MRingModulator
Classic ring-modulation effects using two oscillators with customizable shapes.

MSaturator
A smooth saturation in a definitive tube-like way improving the clarity of the resulting sound.

MSpectralPan
A unique plugin which lets you apply a panorama to each frequency individually.

MStereoExpander
A basic M/S stereo field correction, fully mono compatible.

MStereoScope
An advanced stereo field analyzer, which lets you solo mid, side and separate channels.

MTremolo
A definitive tremolo sound with an adjustable shape, handling up to eight channels of surround audio.

MTuner
A simple audio pitch analyzer designed mostly for tuning guitars and other instruments.

MUtility
Volume, panorama, phase inversion, stereo swapping, a DC blocker, delay, RMS and envelope...

MVibrato
A versatile vibrato with customizable shape, handling up to 8 channels of surround audio...

MWaveFolder
An analogue-inspired distortion module with a unique character ranging from mild harmonic enhancement to a complete sound destruction.

MWaveShaper
A waveshaper that lets you construct your own shape and features lots of other goodiess.

more details on each plugin:

https://www.meldaproduction.com/effects/free

 

INSTRUMENTS

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INSTRUMENTS

sampled 

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sampled

https://labs.spitfireaudio.com/

growing series of high-quality/creative sampled instruments (needs free user account | needs free product manager installation)

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https://www.orchestraltools.com/store/get-sine

player engine & instrument store – comes with a lot of great free instruments (needs free user account)

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https://projectsam.com/libraries/the-free-orchestra/

mini pack of good cinematic sounds (needs free user account)

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https://decomposer.de/sitala/

simple and fast drum one shot and loop slicing sampler

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https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/64-Virtual-Instrument/4386-Ample-Bass-P-Lite-II

fender precision bass (needs free user account)

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https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/64-Virtual-Instrument/4520-Ample-Guitar-M-Lite-II

martin D-41 acoustic guitar (needs free user account)

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https://stevenslatedrums.com/ssd5/ (at the bottom of the side)

or

https://my.stevenslateaudio.com/signup?promo=ssd5-free&utm_source=ssdwebsite&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=ssdfree_website_signup

great sounding drum kit (needs free user account)

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https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/64-Virtual-Instrument/4194-Ample-Percussion-Cloudrum

3 octaves range Steel Tongue Drum (needs free user account)

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https://samplescience.gumroad.com/l/kVTQI

6 articulations multi-sampled violin: arco vibrato, arco non-vibrato, pizzicato vibrato, pizzicato non-vibrato, spiccato, and tremolo (needs e-mail address | needs full Kontakt version)

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https://www.performancesamples.com/soloviolinlegato/

expressive bow-change legato vibrato solo violin patch. (needs e-mail address & telefon number | needs full Kontakt version)

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https://musicalsampling.com/trumpet-freebie/

legato solo trumpet

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https://www.pianobook.co.uk/

big and very good collection of sampled packs in a lot of sampler formats (needs free user account)

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synths

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synths

https://account.vital.audio/basic

powerful spectral warping wavetable synth - basic version (needs free user account)

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https://www.eventideaudio.com/plug-ins/pendulate/#pendulate_giveaway

unique double-pendulum-oscillator chaotic monosynth (needs e-mail address)

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https://www.thewavewarden.com/odin2

12-voice polyphonic semi-modular synthesizer

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https://tal-software.com/products/tal-u-no-62

virtual analogue synth (Roland Juno-60)

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https://tal-software.com/products/tal-noisemaker

low CPU juno like virtual analog synthesizer – lots of free presets on the internet

 

System:
Windows 10 Pro 64Bit V 21H1(Build 19043) German
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
32GB Ram
Tascam US 16x8
Cubase 12


   
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