These days, modelling technology has become really good at simulating the effects of analog circuitry. In fact, are even a handful of free saturation plugins out there that do a great job of bringing it to your DAW.
Console5 by Airwindows adds depth and space to your audio channel. The developer Chris Johnson prolifically releases VST/Audiounits for free that rival expensive plugins. His plugins are modular, graphic-less, stripped-down with a focus on the audio. Check out his patreon to learn more.
Hysteresis is a glitch delay offered for free by the mad scientists at Glitchmachines. The delay plugin can create anything from robotic artifacts to musical malfunctions. You can tweak the signal path with stutter, lowpass filters and modulation effects. Can also create classic delay effects too.
PTEq-X is a digital emulation of 3 famous vintage passive program equalizers. Every single component on the signal path of the real analog circuit has been taken into account and modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound. This is an outstanding Pultec EQ for your DAW and mind-blowingly free.
This free eq by Tokyo Dawn is a mixing/mastering equalizer that has found its way on the master bus of mixing and mastering pros alike all over the world. A somewhat secret weapon of master engineers. Thanks to Dave Pensado for the hat tip on this one.
SonEQ is an excellent free 3-band equalizer plugin that takes elements from vintage gear and combine them into one. 2 Musical Filters, High-Pass Low-Pass and a Preamp stage with bass booster (Pultec style). Put this on your drum buss for some sweet, super smooth analog high end boosting.
TAL-Filter-2 is a free filter by Togu Audio Line that enables you to modulate volume, pan and draw your own curves. Control volume directly or through the side chain using an oscillator as a source sound. Includes 4x oversampled TAL-NoiseMaker filters: LP 24 dB, LP 18dB, LP 12dB, LP 6dB, HP 12 dB, BP 12dB, N 12 dB.
Youlean Loudness Meter helps you find the true perceived loudness of your audio and prepares it for TV or streaming services release. The free version supports many international standards, featuring distribution display, histogram, resizable interface and more. Paid upgrade gives you access to online streaming loudness tools (iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, AES Streaming).
Valhalla Freq Echo is a free frequency shifting, analog echo emulation that can produce insane sonic results. Why is this in the Multi Effects section? Put two Freq Echo on your audio channel and hear psychedelic chaos unfold (it can produce self oscillation even with no input).
Another amazing free VST from Soundhack with deep parameter control. ++phasor is a multistage phase shifter that has outputs for 360, 720, 1140 and 2880 phase shifting (1, 2, 4 and 8 notch). bandwidth, central frequency, feedback, and modulator parameters can be adjusted.
OrilRiver is a free algorithmic stereo reverb made by Denis Tihanov. This plugin seriously rivals the quality of most commercial reverbs. Great sound and great interface (dark/light skins), super easy to use, and very low CPU usage. Add Atmospheric lushness to your mix.
Subspace is a super-lush sounding reverb plugin from Zynaptiq. It is based on the all-pass reverb module found in their acclaimed MORPH 2, WORMHOLE and ADAPTIVERB plugins (World Class Plugins). Super minimalist controls (4 presets and Dry/Wet control). Head into interstellar space with this free reverb.
Something a little different to round of the free reverb effects section. Put the sound of cold war surveillance into your music. The guys over at Balance Mastering made an impulse response of the infamous Berlin surveillance tower The Teufelsberg and built a VST around it. Perfect for dark electro.
The free plug-in Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion that can be used anywhere you need some grit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loops.
Signalizer is a all-in-one signal visualizing package with a bunch of unique focus-points; real-time audio visualizations. The free VST is suited both for electrical/audio engineers fullscreen-inspecting signals, or for general small windows giving an overview of your audio as you create it. Looks super impressive too!
Download Waves 14 Complete for Mac free latest full version direct download link standalone offline setup for macOS Big Sur. Waves Complete 14 Plugin Pack 2022 for macOS is a feature-rich and easy-to-use collection of audio plug-ins that will help you generate new musical ideas and create masterpieces. Waves Complete 14 comes with a variety of enhancements and new features to increase productivity and delivers reverbs, delays, effects, virtual instruments, and a lot more without any complexities. 2b1af7f3a8