My Top Free VST Effects. Whats yours?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
creativesauce
KVRer
17 posts since 7 Feb, 2019

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:50 am

Do you have a favorite FREE VST effect? I'd love to know about it!

I've just put together a list myself - enjoy!

https://youtu.be/52c3EXbaanE

heyheycnv
KVRist
76 posts since 13 Dec, 2016

Re: My Top Free VST Effects. Whats yours?

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:45 am

TDR Nova/Slick
Venn Free Clip
Sonic Anomaly Transpire
vladg Molot

heavymetalmixer
KVRist
378 posts since 8 Jan, 2017

Re: My Top Free VST Effects. Whats yours?

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:00 am

I have quite the list, and these are only my favorites:

1) Gain:

a) Airwindows PurestGain

b) Blue Cat Audio Gain Suite

c) TB Pro Audio AB Level Matching JSFX (only for Reaper and DAWs that can use
the ReaPlug pack in Windows)

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2) EQ:

a) TDR NOVA 2

b) TDR SlickEQ

c) ReaEQ

d) Ignite Amps PTEq-X

e) Melda MEqualizer (Updated)

f) Red Rock Sound EQ560

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3) Compressor:

a) TDR Kotelnikov

b) ReaComp

c) Vladislav Goncharov Molot

d) Variety of Sound ThrillSeekerLA

e) Audio Tools Leveling Tool

f) TDR NOVA 2

g) Audio Damage Rough Rider 2

h) Dead Duck Compressor

i) Variety of Sound SlickHDR

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4) Compressor with only a few knobs:

a) Klanghelm DC1A3

b) Klanghelm MJUCjr

c) Sonic Anomaly S.L.A.X.

d) Variety of Sound ThrillSeekerVBL

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5) Multiband compressor/dynamic EQ:

a) TDR NOVA 2

b) ReaXComp

c) HY MBMFX 2

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6) Gate:

a) ReaGate

b) Variety of Sound PreFIX

c) TDR NOVA 2 (Not a gate but upwards Expansor, Updated)

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7) Limiter/Clipper:

a) Loudmax

b) Venn Audio FreeClip)

c) Kilohearts Limiter

d) GMH Audio Buzz Cut

e) Vladislav Goncharov Limiter No. 6

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8 ) Saturation:

a) Klanghelm IVGI 2

b) TDR SlickEQ (the OUT STAGE and CALIBRATE controls)

c) Softube Saturation Knob

d) Airwindows saturation plugins, mostly the Unbox and ToTape 5

e) Klevgrand FreeAmp (you need a free account and a license from the site)

f) Audio Assault HeadCrusher Free (only available in the VST4Free site)

g) Variety of Sound saturation plugins, mostly FerricTDS

h) Audio Tools Leveling Tool (Drive control)

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9) Exciters and bitcrushers:

a) Variety of Sound ThrillSeekerXTC

b) LaPetiteExcite

c) Tritik Krush

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10) Reverb:

a) Impulse Record Convology-XT

b) Dragonfly Reverb

c) Orilriver 2

f) TAL Reverb a v2

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11) Delay:

a) Spaceship Delay

b) Variety of Sound NastyDLA MKII

c) KiloHearts Delay

d) ReaDelay

e) Valhalla FreqEcho

f) Sonic Anomaly LeetDelay

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12) Chorus:

a) Acon Digital Multiply

b) TAL Chorus-LX

c) Mercuriall Chorus WS-1

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13) Meter:

a) Voxengo SPAN

b) Youlean Loudness Meter 2

c) TB Pro Audio dpMeter 3

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14) Extras:

a) Airwindows Ditherbox (mostly on TPDF)

b) Metric Halo Thump (fake subkick maker)

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15) Pedals, amps and cabs. I this category I will only mention the developers
given that there are many plugins:

a) Ignite Amps and Lancaster Audio

b) Mercuriall

c) TSE Audio

d) LePou

e) Black Rooster Audio

f) Vadim Taranov

g) Lost in 70s

h) Nick Crow Lab

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c_voltage
KVRian
1322 posts since 16 May, 2004 from Soviet Union

Re: My Top Free VST Effects. Whats yours?

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:08 am

Anarchy Rhythms all stuff
UrsaDSP Lagrange
Darrell Tam DtBlkFx
Nickcrowlab TubeDriver
Thomas Mundt LoudMax
Soundhack free stuff (especially delay bundle)

Ah_Dziz
KVRAF
2560 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Re: My Top Free VST Effects. Whats yours?

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:03 pm

The Melda free bundle, then all the smartelectronix Dfx joints.
Don't F**K with Mr. Zero.

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Fleer
KVRAF
4198 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Re: My Top Free VST Effects. Whats yours?

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:11 pm

Valhalla SpaceModulator and Freq Echo.

MadUnit
KVRer
10 posts since 14 Mar, 2019

Re: My Top Free VST Effects. Whats yours?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:35 am

What about Freakshow Industries plugs? They allow you to steal them so technically free right?

BTW they're not very transparent on the audio signals :hyper:

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powermat
KVRian
936 posts since 21 Sep, 2013

Re: My Top Free VST Effects. Whats yours?

Post Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:08 pm

pizmidi's entire free collection

oh, and don't forget livecut

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Halonmusic
KVRAF
2073 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: My Top Free VST Effects. Whats yours?

Post Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:46 pm

MadUnit wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:35 am
What about Freakshow Industries plugs? They allow you to steal them so technically free right?

BTW they're not very transparent on the audio signals :hyper:
They make some cool plugs.
Don't be a Sheep. :borg:

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