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Postby ken » Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:37 am

Let's keep a list. Full working versions are best, but demos too:

Full suite of free plug-ins. The Compressor is my favorite, which I use all the time. The Limiter is great to "master" your songs.
http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/classic-series.php

Voxengo has a bunch of demo and free plug-ins. I am addicted to the Gliss EQ.
http://www.voxengo.com/downloads/

Paris EQ. This is a good sounding EQ, you can juice the output for a nice distortion too.
http://mp3.deepsound.net/plugins_eq.php

Digitalfishphones has compressors, de-essers, and some other cool stuff for free.
http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.p ... &subItem=1

S.I.R. - Super Impulse Reverb. This uses samples of acoustic spaces to generate reverbs based on those spaces. Totally free.
http://www.knufinke.de/sir/index_en.html

Rat Shack Reverb demo, and free Fuzz plug-in
http://www.audiodamage.com/download/index.php

Free directX Flanger, Chorus, and peak meter
http://software.bluecatonline.org/

I used the Sonalksis EQ until my demo time ran out. Very good.
http://www.sonalksis.com/

Creates authentic "vinyl" simulation, as if the audio was a record being played on a record player.
http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/

Need a bunch of cool effects for cheap? Try the SFXmachine. I used this for a while even though the demo would cut out. It made a lot of cool textures.
http://www.sfxmachine.com

Simple gate w/ free demo.
http://www.blocc.biz/

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Postby ken » Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:43 am

I use the Free Alpha synth from Linnplugs all the time. They also have a number of demos.
http://www.linplug.com/Download/download.htm

How could I forget my all time favorite VSTi, Delay LLama?!?
http://www.audionerdz.com/

Sam turned me on to this Juno VSTi. I've used it a lot lately for bass.
http://juno6.gruftie.com/

MDA ePiano is a decent enough Rhodes VSTi. I used this on one of my songs, maybe Space Cadet.
http://mda.smartelectronix.com/synths.htm

Plugsound Free is a sample-playback virtual instrument.
http://www.ultimatesoundbank.com/usb/exec/demo
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Postby starfinger » Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:50 am

all the izotope stuff is great, but the vinyl simulator is free:
http://izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/

lots of free, experimental stuff here:
http://smartelectronix.com/

these guys have a few free synths and effects.
i've only used Ticky Clav (nice free clavinet) and the Cheeze Machine:
http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.php

these guys have a plugin search engine (for all formats and os's -- not just vst):
http://www.kvr-vst.com/

I second Ken's recommendation of the Kjaerhaus stuff as well.

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Postby UnDesirable » Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:31 pm

This place has alot of cool stuff. I really like the effect called "choral". It can be used like a chorus effect or it can make some really weird pitchshifting and fast delay sounds. Really cool on drums. if your software has a randomize option try it with this.

http://216.239.37.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://www.xoxos.net/vsti.html%23effects&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dvst%2Bchoral%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
Here is a place I just found and haven't had the time to dig around in. Let me know if you find anything good here.
http://216.239.37.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://mp3.deepsound.net/plugins.php&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dvst%2Bchoral%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
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Postby UnDesirable » Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:31 pm

Here's one I found last night. This one has good stuff for guitar players. The GUIs look like stompboxes and there is an amp sim. Also for the Pod People out there, they have a midi interface for Line 6 Pod. I have only checked out the tremolo so far and its pretty good. I'm really curious to see how the amp sim is.
http://216.239.37.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://www.pxe.buntweb.de/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dvst%2Bchoral%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
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Postby thehipcola » Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:55 am

Here are some great guitar effects, free:

http://www.simulanalog.org/guitarsuite.htm

Also try here for great delays:
http://www.interruptor.ch/vst_overview.shtml


:)

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All righty then, here's a page of freebies I found while looking for something to create that stutter effect. Some nifty stuff here:

http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~thman/VST/vst-eff3.htm

And can anyone tell me how to code url's so they appear as a link under what I want to call them, as pozed to the actual url? I'm dumb....

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Postby UnDesirable » Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:17 pm

This free multiFX unit came up on KvR today. I downloaded it and chrcked it out real quick and it seems pretty coolso far. Worth checking out.
http://www.kvr-vst.com/get/1147.html
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Postby Andy Balham » Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:42 pm

There are three free plug-ins available from Silverspike:

http://www.silverspike.com/download.html

There is a reverb unit and a reasonable overdrive effect. The third is quite interesting as it's a VST recorder that captures to WAV file. It's an easy way to render tracks if no such facility exists.
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Postby ken » Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:55 pm

Free vintage instrument samples from Hollow Sun:
http://www.hollowsun.com/donations/index.html

Free Violin Loops
http://www.efiddler.com/loops.htm
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Postby ken » Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:07 am

Need some help with you mixes? Check this out:

http://www.elementalaudio.com/products/ ... index.html

Inspector's spectrum analyzer gives you a clear picture of the sonic properties of your mix.
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Postby j$ » Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:59 am

This is a great thread, btw. Can anyone reccommend a good VST wrapper? My sequencer uses DirectX .....

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Postby UnDesirable » Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:41 pm

j$ wrote:This is a great thread, btw. Can anyone reccommend a good VST wrapper? My sequencer uses DirectX .....

J$

http://directxfiles.com/manufacturers/spinaudio_vst.htm

I used that one for awhile and it worked fairly well. The problems I had was that if I tried to run too many vst effects at once i would overload my computer and my sequencer program would lock up or shutdown, so hit your save alot when working with it and keep an eye on your cpu load, if it starts getting near to 70% your close to it overloading. i finally paid for Cakewalks vst wrapper and I still have to keep an eye on my cpu load.

Another thing about these wrappers is, that if you download an effect and and try it out, find out later you don't want the effect anymore you can't simply delete the dll out of the folder. You also have to use regedit
and delete it out of your registry. I still think a wrapper is worth having because there are alot more vst programs out there than direct-x.
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Postby j$ » Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:37 pm

Thanks UnDee, I'll give it a go ...

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Postby ken » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:53 am

Free reverb:

http://www.dasample.com/index.php?show=glaceverb

GlaceVerb® is Dasample's first attempt to implement its works on Residual Vector Modulation (RVM) in a VST plugin. RVM is a proprietary algorithm developed to calculate the deformations, the vibrations and the acoustic response of surfaces and materials.

Imagine a big orchestra playing in a giant box builded with thin metal sheets. As the panels are not very rigid, the box will vibrate according to the energy of music and produce an audible spectral deformation. RVM algorithm is able to simulate such deformations and vibrations and apply them to the original signal.

GlaceVerb® is the only VST reverberation plugin able to modelize liquid acoustic spaces like water. Unlike other reverbs with presets named Room, Cathedral, Stadium etc., GlaceVerb is very easy to use and comes with 64 hi-quality presets designed for real musical situations (including presets for final mix, strings, piano, vocal tracks, drums, percussions and ultra transparent presets for high-end masterings). Maybe your next main Reverb !
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Postby Lunkhead » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:28 am

All you Mac users wanting some free plug-in action, check this site out:

http://www.mda-vst.com/

They have OS 9/X versions of nearly all their free plug-ins. Sadly they're lacking in the GUI department, but there a ton of them and many of them look to be pretty useful. I just started playing around with them last week.
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Postby thehipcola » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:28 pm



Ken you rock! This reverb really kicks ass...and it has some crazy sounds as well. I'm always astounded by what you can get for free these days. This will definitely take a prominent place in my *rack*.

thanks!
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Postby Andy Balham » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:00 am

Just stumbled across this free amp simulator:

http://www.polarity.com/plugins.htm

Haven't had time to try it out yet, so it may be poo.
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Postby ken » Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:58 pm

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Postby ken » Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:59 pm

a few more VST instruments, mostly monophonic synths.

http://home.cogeco.ca/%7Ecc4/vsti.htm
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Postby thehipcola » Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:31 pm

A directory of links of freebies...some neat stuff in here.

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Postby ken » Wed May 11, 2005 10:34 am

boing!

http://www.polarity.com/.%5Cgxstack.htm

Amp simulator with free trial.

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