The Best Free Mastering Tools Plug-Ins List

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
KVRer
4 posts since 13 Oct, 2005

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:18 am

im new (and lazy, lol) on the mastering front and would really appreciate it if you could give me a tried-and-tested list of mastering tools plug-ins recommendations that you have either developed or used that really do come up to scratch!

thanks in advance

:-)


KVRer
9 posts since 4 Mar, 2007

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:39 am

Aradaz Maximizer
TLs Maximizer
UpStereo

KVRist
490 posts since 9 Dec, 2008

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:41 am

Maybe I'm too old fashoined but free and mastering are like oil and water - they just don't go together. :)

KVRAF
2370 posts since 15 Jul, 2004 from Italy

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:45 am

I think one problem is:
- unwanted side-effects hardly can be defined as "artistic" in mastering...

KVRian
897 posts since 29 Jul, 2008

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:01 am

oversampled and splitted version of Noname EQ
lightweight multiband comp. (I didn't try it but sure its usable)

they can be found here (also check for outher stuff as there are very nice plug-ins there): http://www.savioursofsoul.de/Christian/

http://www.voxengo.com/product/msed/

I don't remember whats in the free version but be sure to check out the eq's and free additional librarys: http://www.acusticaudio.net/

KVRer
3 posts since 28 Apr, 2004

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:31 am

Arguru's Stardust is nice too .

KVRAF
14496 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:08 am

mark_h_elektrasoul wrote:im new (and lazy, lol) on the mastering front <snip>
Learn what mastering is FIRST before asking for mastering plugins. Then it doesn't matter anymore what you use. Else, ask one of us engineers to do that job - this is why we are there for after all.


*geez - such threads just boil my blood!*
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KVRer

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4 posts since 13 Oct, 2005

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:43 pm

lol. and... *geez - such replies boil my blood!*

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KVRAF
8016 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:59 pm

Get stuff that has range to learn on. If the range is limited, either it'll sound right or if you prefer to hear more of an effect, you'd never know.
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KVRAF
2909 posts since 15 Feb, 2007 from ...in the butt

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:49 pm

These: http://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/
But this link ( http://www.landoleet.org/reaplugs.zip ) contains the ReaPlugs as well as JesuSonic FX in VST format.
For the longest time, these JS effects were only available in REAPER. But last December, Cockos made a VST version so the JS plugs could be used in other hosts (I've seen screenshots of them in Samplitude and Cubase).
Alot of these JS effects were created by LOSER, Stillwell, and Schwa.
The Stillwell stuff rivals their payware... There's even JS versions of Major Tom, Event Horizon, and BadBussMojo. They're the cats pajamas. And they are rapidly becoming all I use.

KVRAF
11851 posts since 23 Nov, 2004 from west of east

Post Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:12 pm

Compyfox wrote:
mark_h_elektrasoul wrote:im new (and lazy, lol) on the mastering front <snip>
Learn what mastering is FIRST before asking for mastering plugins. Then it doesn't matter anymore what you use. Else, ask one of us engineers to do that job - this is why we are there for after all.


*geez - such threads just boil my blood!*
The problem started when "mastering" plug-ins showed up and anyone decided they could master their songs. They might not know what it means, but they're doing it. :hihi:
We escape the trap of our own subjectivity by
perceiving neither black nor white but shades of grey

KVRAF
14496 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:15 am

And they're doing it wrong 99% of the time. :lol:
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KVRAF
2668 posts since 11 Jun, 2007

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:30 pm

Yeah, and let me not only do your mastering but also your mixing. And your recording. Should I play the guitars for you? Arrange your song? Program your synths? No prob. There are always specialists for that.
Seriously, this is poor advertisement. But let the mastering snobs rule another thread. Make my day. :love:

Shogger
What?

KVRian
995 posts since 25 Feb, 2008 from Sydney, Australia

Post Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:43 pm

shogger wrote:Yeah, and let me not only do your mastering but also your mixing. And your recording. Should I play the guitars for you? Arrange your song? Program your synths? No prob. There are always specialists for that.
Seriously, this is poor advertisement. But let the mastering snobs rule another thread. Make my day. :love:

Shogger
yep .... i loled

Also, this forum hasnt had a "You cant master your own mixes dammitt !!!!!" thread for a few weeks.

Maybe its time :thu:
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