I downloaded the free Melda plugins long ago and, like a jerk***, promptly forgot about them in favour of plugins I was already familiar with.
Recently I needed a really strong, unique phaser effect for a kind of neo-surf guitar thing I'm doing. None of the phaser effects I had, including the JS one from Reaper and Uhbik-P, were what I needed... then I saw MPhaser sitting there and thought, "where the hell did that come from?" and tried it...
It's fantastic. More comprehensive than any paid product I'm aware of and with features I'm pretty sure just don't exist elsewhere. It has a full-on step sequencer built in! Just awesome.
So I started messing around with their other freebies, and it turns out they're pretty much all on-par with MPhaser. Incredible stuff, wish I'd gotten out of my rut and used them sooner. Highly recommended, and "thanks!" to MeldaProductions for their great work. Will be looking into buying their commercial package when I can.