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Best FREEWARE effect from 2012

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion

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Best FREEWARE released in 2012

Poll ended at Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:15 am

Limiter6 - by vladg/sound
ThrillseekerXTC - by Variety of Sound
StereoChannel - by Sleepy-Time Records
DCAM Freecomp - by FXpansion
DC1A - by Klanghelm
ThrillseekerLA - by Variety of Sound
TDR Feedback Compressor - by Tokyo Dawn Labs
PQ33 - by J1000
Other (which one?)
Total votes : 74
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Postby scalawag; Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:15 am Best FREEWARE effect from 2012

Which was for you the best freeware plugin released in 2012?
It's difficult to please everyone, so... I've kept the list short with only the most talked about during 2012.
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Postby VariKusBrainZ; Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:06 am

Interesting that they are all 'mixing' plugins and no creative effects.
It has been the year of EQ and Compressor emulation both free and paid, rather boring in a way.

Though loads of amazing plugs have been released for free
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Postby robojam; Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:16 am

The problem with asking this question and having a limited list is that there might be nothing on it that anyone is interested in. I've downloaded free stuff this year, but nothing on that list.
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Postby Resonator63; Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:17 am

I voted other.
My vote goes to OTT by Xfer
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Postby Andywanders; Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:24 pm

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Postby Brother Charles; Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:48 am

WOW! Hard to choose only one. I voted for TDR comp, but Limiter6, DC1A are fantastic too. All the items listed are great.
Thanks & God Bless,
Bro. Charles
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Postby erickUO; Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:54 am

Maxwell Smart, PQ33
Both has become my default plugin
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Postby B.A.Tech.; Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:34 am

TDR Feedback Compressor - by Tokyo Dawn Labs

It's awesome!
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Postby scalawag; Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:05 pm

I voted for StereoChannel. There's nothing like it on the freeware world. PSP VintageMeter doesn't work on my Windows 7. The other ones are GREAT but i have better paid alternatives.
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Postby metalifuxx; Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:08 pm

-Distorque Azurite chorus
-Distorque Vitamin C (Orange Squeezer compression pedal)
-Distorque Face Bender fuzz
-TSE R47 (RAT pedal emulation)
-TSE 808 v2
-Ignite Amps SHB-1 bass amp head
-Ignite Amps PTeq-1a (Pultec emu with tube input/output stage modeled)
-One Small Clue Orange Chorus

There might be a handful of other overdrive/dirt pedals and maybe an ampsim or two that I missed.

This was the year of free very good overdrive/dirt pedals and chorus plugins for me. I think there was a spring reverb plugin that was decent and released in this year too. Guitarists were definitely taken care of good this year, but you can use those effects on anything else.
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Postby Pytchblend; Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:40 am

RING-O by Wok (ring modulator)
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Postby Steplton; Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:33 am

Most likely, Voxengo OldSkoolVerb 2, because I often use it :hihi:

But StereoChannel, Limiter6, DC1A, TDR Feedback Compressor, PTeq-1a is also brilliant!

P.S. In addition, "The Old JB VST Plugin Bundle By Jeroen Breebaart Is Now Freeware!". Highly recommended.
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Postby ostfront; Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:01 am

Steplton wrote:P.S. In addition, "The Old JB VST Plugin Bundle By Jeroen Breebaart Is Now Freeware!". Highly recommended.

Lots of thanks for that! I had missed the going freeware part.
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Postby George; Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:48 am

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Postby GaryG; Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:57 am

More magware than freeware but DiversionFX CM could be my pick of the year. Very versatile.

And NIs new Driver is showing plenty of potential (only free this month though).

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