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Freeware VSTeffects roundup 32-bit

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 10:22 am
by Dingo865
Since this really useful thread started about VSTinstruments, I thought it'd be hightime to start the same list for effects. However, since commercial effects are almost all completely out of my pricerange, therefore I've never had them and thus cannot credibly compare them, I figured we could classify them by *types*, instead of by their commercially available counterparts.

So, here comes *one* proposed scheme. If you find it worthy, please feel free to rework it or contribute to it as you see fit.

BlueChorus (Blueline)
Hexaline (BigTick - BigTick - http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.php )
mda Detune (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )

Baxxpander (elogoxa - http://www.elogoxa.net )
BlockFish (digitalfishphones - http://www.digitalfishphones.com/ )
BlueCompressor (Blueline)
dB Compressor
Dominion (digitalfishphones - http://www.digitalfishphones.com/ )
Dyno hard compressor
Dyno2 soft compressor
Endorphin (digitalfishphones - http://www.digitalfishphones.com/ )
H2O (Smartelectronix - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~bram/ )
mda Dynamics (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
mda Limiter (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
mda Multiband (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
Megatone multiband compressor
PalancarWare Brick Wall Limiter (PalancarWare - http://palancarware.palancar.net/vst.php )
THD (digitalfishphones - http://www.digitalfishphones.com/ )

BlueDelay (Blueline)
Blue Multitap Delay (Blueline)
Bouncy Delay (Smartelectronix)
Chime Machine
Dual Delay (BigTick - http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.php )
dB Prodelay
dB Sweepdelay
dB TempoDelay
dfx Buffer Override (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )
Deloizer ( http://www.smartelectronix.com/~andreas/main.php?nav=1 )
Echotank XL ( http://antisound.semperstudio.com/devic ... aynews=all )
EZDelay (Topaz - http://www.topazproductions.co.uk/ )
Flotser ( http://www.smartelectronix.com/~andreas/main.php?nav=1 )
IndyGo Delay ( http://www.indygo.de/files/ )
Karlette (Steinberg)
More Feedback Machine ( http://www.u-he.com/mfm/ )
mda DubDelay (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
Phutboyslim ( http://www.djmarko.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk )
Ping Pong V
Rhythmic Metalisation Delay ( http://uk.geocities.com/ndcplugs/ )
Scuzzphut6 ( http://www.djmarko.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk )
TK-BPM Delay
Voxengo Tempodelay

Breather ( http://www.estarcion.com/tinygod/tinygod.html )
CamelPhatFree (Camel Audio - http://www.camelaudio.com/ )
mda Bandisto (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
Deconstructor (Tobybear - http://www.tobybear.de/ )
HNM Distortion
dfx Geomoter (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )
Muon Mdrive (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
BJ Overdrive
Blood Overdrive
mda Overdrive (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
SimulAnalog Guitar Suite ( http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/SimulAnalog/ )
Throbber ( http://www.estarcion.com/tinygod/tinygod.html )
TrAmp ( http://www.ianweb.dial.pipex.com/ )
VCS Reducer
LoFi Plus
mda Degrade (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
RefX Trasher
Plogue Rebuilder (Plogue - http://www.plogue.com/e_soft.html )
Plogue MixedGrains (Plogue - http://www.plogue.com/e_soft.html )
Polarizer (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )
Distortionator Mk2 ( http://uk.geocities.com/ndcplugs/ )
Verzerr alpha 0.9 ( http://helium.piranho.de/vst/Verzerr.zip )

BlueEQ (Blueline)
dfx EQ Sync (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )
mda Tracker (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
Blue ParamEQ (Blueline)
Invada Filter
JS Equaliser
JS Band-cut EQ
JS 6-band Equaliser

Doppler ( http://artistcollaboration.com/users/albert/ )
Frohmage (Ohmboyz)
Morphone (Tobybear - http://www.tobybear.de/ )
NastyShaper (BigTick - http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.php )
Shocker (Tobybear - http://www.tobybear.de/ )
BlueFilter (Blueline)
Cyanide (Smartelectronix - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~bram/ )
Cyanide 2 (Smartelectronix - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~bram/ )
Little Duck
mda RezFilter (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
Multilens (Sinusweb - http://www.sinusweb.de/ )
PalancareWare Neutronium (PalancarWare - http://palancarware.palancar.net/vst.php )
NorthPole resonant filter (Prosoniq - http://www.prosoniq.com )
VitaminD Filterbank2
dfx Rez Synth (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )
JS Resonnateur
ZFilter Dub
MIDI-Controlled Filter (postDawn - http://postdawn.tripod.com/VSTindex.html )
npol ( http://helium.piranho.de/vst/npol.zip )
Breather ( http://www.estarcion.com/tinygod/tinygod.html )
Throbber ( http://www.estarcion.com/tinygod/tinygod.html )
MMLFO4ilter (Topaz - http://www.topazproductions.co.uk/ )
MM4ilter (Topaz - http://www.topazproductions.co.uk/ )
Dyna4ilter (Topaz - http://www.topazproductions.co.uk/ )

SupaPhaser (Smartelectronix - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~bram/ )
Bluephaser (Blueline)
BlueFlanger (Blueline)
TK FeedFlanger
TK FlangerDestructor
VCS UltraPhazer

AlliGater (Tobybear - http://www.tobybear.de/ )
AntiGate (Bioroid - http://www.bioroid.com )
BlueGate (Blueline)
dfx MidiGater (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )
FloorFish (digitalfishphones - http://www.digitalfishphones.com/ )
Hybrid Alien MidiGate ( http://www.hybridalien.com/ )
Indygo Gater ( http://www.indygo.de/files/ )
Skidder (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )
AntiGate (bioroid - http://www.bioroid.com )
MIGA ( http://www.alfonsodamora.it/SE/miga.zip )

Pitch Shaper/Manipulator
BPMtoPitch (Topaz - http://www.topazproductions.co.uk/ )
MadShifta! (Tobybear - http://www.tobybear.de/ )
mda RePsycho (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
ShivaShifta (Tobybear - http://www.tobybear.de/ )
dfx Scrubby (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )

Abyss ( http://members.lycos.co.uk/abyssplugs/free_plugins.htm )
Ambience ( http://www.smartelectronix.com/~magnus/ )
dfx Transverb (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )
FreeverbToo15 (Sinusweb - http://www.sinusweb.de/ )
NBM Studioverb (NBM-StudioVerb - http://www.ocadopaje.hpg.com.br/NewBornMusic/ )
PSP Pianoverb
RoomMachine844 (Silverspike - http://www.silverspike.com/ )
SIR ( http://home.t-online.de/home/5200737872 ... _plug.html )
Simple Reverb

BJ Ringmodulator
HNM Ringmodulator
Robobear (Tobybear - http://www.tobybear.de/ )
Silverbox (Tobybear - http://www.tobybear.de/ )
TK Sinmod
mda Ring Modulator (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
The Modulator (ndc plugs - http://uk.geocities.com/ndcplugs/vststuff.htm )

Speaker/Amplifier Simulator
mda Combo (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
mda Leslie (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
RubyTube (Silverspike - http://www.silverspike.com/ )
Voxengo Tubeamp
Izotope Vinyl
SimulAnalog Guitar Suite ( http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Si ... load.shtml )

Stimulator/Stereo/3D Enhancer
BlueStereo (Blueline)
SpitFish de-esser (digitalfishphones - http://www.digitalfishphones.com/ )
mda Imager (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
mda Stereo (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
mda Roundpan (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
rgc Low Frequency Stimulator (rgcAudio - http://www.rgcaudio.com/ )
rgc High Frequency Stimulator (rgcAudio - http://www.rgcaudio.com/ )
Monomaker (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )
Inverter ( http://uk.geocities.com/ndcplugs/ )
Dyneo ( http://helium.piranho.de/vst/Dyneo.zip )
Stancer ( http://helium.piranho.de/vst/Stancer.zip )

Visual Aid
bs-spectrum ( http://homepage.mac.com/bismark/products.html )
Inspector ( http://www.elementalaudio.com/products/ ... index.html )
PSP Vintage Meter
FFT4VST ( http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepage ... st/fft.htm )
RMS Buddy (destroyFX - http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/ )

Dec Vocoder
mda Talkbox (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )
mda Vocoder (mda - http://www.mda-vst.com/ )


a) Unfortunately, I don't know the authors of all the effects, since some of them have disappeared, others don't have any identifier built into the plug, and a good portion didn't come with text or help files or any copyright notice. If you know the author, please be kind and add that info after the plugin in brackets (and maybe a hyperlink too?)

b) Some of these plugins are shareware, donationware, or crippleware; and some have been probably removed from the public domain, or discontinued alltogether. I tend to get rid of those that are (I either pay for them, or uninstall them in due course), but some - like the Blueline - are such that they have stayed around on my system. If I mentioned anything on this list that unwittingly infringes upon someone's copyright (although I sincerely doubt it, since I don't have any musicracks), please be kind and let me know, and I will remove it ASAP. I'm NOT encouraging any copyright infringement, implied or factual.

c) This method of classification is at least 50% subjective. Most (all?)flanger/phaser is also a chorus and vice versa; most filterbanks also fit into distortion; and pretty much anything Tobybear does defies classification. :shock: :D To my ears, and based on my experience, hopwever, this is the kind of slotting that made sense. If you're more knowledgeable, please feel free to re-structure it according to the proper lines.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 10:30 am
by VitaminD

again my beloved filterbank was forgotten on the lists.. (i even posted a link on the freebie thread)

..is it the gui? it sounds good to me.. i dont understand why no one likes it.. hmm.. :?

or do u ppl just skip my messages after you read who wrote it.. :shock:


PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 10:51 am
by Dingo865
Hi VitaminD,

It's there now - but y'know, with the same effort you put into this message you could also have added it to the list, with a hyperlink to boost... :wink: I don't have the link handy, BTW, and you didn't include it in the textfile...

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 11:20 am
by VitaminD
i already posted a link on the other thread.. so :p

thanks though ;)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 12:56 pm
by Data1
I've never heard of Tardis and I'm really interested in stereo enhancer plugins or similar. Anyone got any info or a link?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 4:20 pm
by VitaminD
after about 30 minutes of looking around for a website on tardis... i thought to myself.. 'doh' i already have it.. :lol:


PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 5:22 am
by Ben [Camel Audio]
Can I suggest adding CamelPhatFree (our freeware Compressor/Distortion effect). Its dead simple to use but it has a nice sound - someone here at KVR (can't remember who) said it was 'the perfect fuzz box'. It could go under either your Compression or Distortion categories. Maybe its best under distrortion.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 5:57 am
by Har
A couple more:

mda Detune

SimulAnalog Guitar Suite:

Hybrid Alien MidiGate

Ring Modulator:
mda Ring Modulator

BTW: technically the Palancar FX's aren't freeware. Here's the licensing info:

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 6:34 am
by TristezaOrange
Let's not forget NorthPole resonant filter! Super thang! :D


PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 6:36 am
by whyterabbyt
I'll root through my effects when I get home and let you know if I find anything else useful to mention.

There's definitely at least one mda Delay (DubDelay), and TobyBear's Shocker was free for a while., dont know if that counts.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 8:49 am
by Dingo865
Thank you, Guys'n'Gals,

It's been updated to reflect your tipps.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:24 am
by whyterabbyt

dfx Buffer Override - delay? mangling?
dfx Geomoter - mangling
dfx Rez Synth - filter?
dfx Scrubby - pitch effects?
dfx Transverb -delay?

VCS Reducer - distortion
Smartelectronix Bouncy Delay -delay
Loxenga Elettronix - delay
Invada Filter - EQ
JS Equaliser EQ
JS Band-cut EQ
JS 6-band Equaliser - EQ
JS Resonnateur - Filter
ZFilter Dub - filter
VFlanger - flanger
VCS UltraPhazer - phaser
LoFi Plus - distortion?
TapeStop - ummm?
Voxengo Radiio - also ummm.
VNoisegate - gate
Z-spshift - pitch manip
Z-Spvoc - picth manip
Z-Florus - chorus/flanger
Killeringer - ringmod

Also maybe some Vellocette stuff, andothers by JS I may have missed, and a cuple more Invada plugs. I also think there's some others by the Z-Florus guy, there's Pali and Sukreep, think one's a delay the other's a filter (I think)

Cant see much more. Ive probably missed a couple though.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:28 am
by whyterabbyt
Oh yeah, and Izotope Vinyl.

And mda Degrade and RefX Trasher as distortions. (Both decimators, really)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:35 am
by mistertoast
No one has mentioned my very favorite. Shapee.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:46 am
by whyterabbyt
Whereat anna wotsit?