HMV Favorite Free Audio Plugins 2018

I thought I would make my own list of favorite free audio plugins that I use in my main DAW which is Cockos Reaper v5.80 (Purchased).

They are all for Mac OS X (I run them 64bit on OS X 10.10.5 Mac Mini (Late 2014 [7,1]) 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 / 16 GB RAM / 2 Core / 1 TB HD /)

 

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Amp Simulators

Blue Cat – Free Amp

Brainworx – bx_rockrack V3 Player

Ignite Amps – Emissary and others

Le Pou Plugins – Impulse Responses

Mercuriall – Free Stuff (Stomp Boxes, Pre Amps & Cabinets)

Voxengo – Boogex

Voxengo – Tube Amp

Bundles

Blue Cat Freeware II

Kilohearts

mda-vst

Plugin Alliance

Sound Hack Freeware

TAL / Togu Audio Line

Voxengo

Chorus

Acon – Digital Multiply

Blue Cat – Chorus

Compressor

Klangheim – MJUC jr

Tokyo Dawn Records –  Kotelnikov  (Mastering Compressor)

Vladg/Sound – Molot (Compressor/Limiter)

DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

Audacity

Cockos – Reaper (Purchased / Main DAW) Free Demo available to try

Harrison Consoles – Mixbus (Purchased)

Propellerhead – Reason (Purchased / Secondary DAW)

De-Esser

Delay

GSI (Genuine Soundware and Instruments) – Wat Kat

Musical Entropy – Spaceship Delay

vacuumsound – ADT

Valhalla – Freq Echo

EQ

Mellowmuse – EQ1A

Plugin Alliance / Brainworx – bx_cleansweep

Sonimus – SonEQ

Tokyo Dawn Records – Nova (Dynamic EQ)

Tokyo Dawn Records – Slick EQ

Exciter

Expander

Filter

Brainworx – bx_subfilter

Ohmforce – Frohmage

Flanger

Blue Cat – Flanger

Gain

Blue Cat – Gain Suite

Gate

Alex Hilton – A1 TriggerGate

Granulation

accSone – crusher-x

Ajax Sound Studio – Soundgrain

C. Rolfe – Macpod2

Michael Norris / Soundmagic Spectral

Michael Ourednik – Argotlunar 2

New Sonic Arts – Granite

Rajmil Fichman – Clouds

Sound Guru – The Mangler (Purchased)

Xenakios – PaulXStretch

Harmonic Saturation

iZotope – Vinyl

Klanghelm – IVGI

Softube – Saturation Knob

Tritik – Krush

Limiter

Thomas Mundt – LoudMax

Vladg/Sound  – Limiter No6

Mastering

Hotto Engineering – Mastering Suite and others

Meters

Blue Cat – FreqAnalyst

Sonalksis – FreeG

TB Pro Audio – dpMeter II

Youlean – Loudness Meter

Mid/Side

Brainworx – bx_solo

Modular Synthesizer

VCV Rack

Modulation

Piano

bigcat instruments- Keyboard Instruments

Sound Magic – Piano One

Noiseash – Sweetcase (Rhodes)

Phaser

Blue Cat – Phaser

Pitch Shifting

Full Bucket Music – Frequency Shifter

Reverb

Best Service – Halls of Fame 3 Free

Denis Tihanov – OrilRiver

Nu Space Audio – Riviera (Hyper Room reverb)

u-he – Protoverb

Voxengo – OldSkoolVerb

Reverse

Sound Hack – Delay Kit

Ring Modulation

Physical Audio – PA2 Little Ringer

Sampler

CWITECH – TX16Wx

Magix – Independence Free

Plogue – sforzando (SFZ Player)

SampleScience Player (Rompler)

Sequencer

Stereo Image

Alex Hilton – A1 StereoControl

Flux – Stereo Tool

iZotope – Ozone Imager

Sub Harmonics

Metric Halo – Thump

Transient Shaper

Flux – BitterSweet

Tremolo

Adam Monroe – Tremolo/Panner

Tone Generators

Virtual Instruments

Alphakanal – Automat (Subtractive Synthesizer)

Ample Sound – Ample Percussion Cloud Drum,  AGM Lite II,  ABP Lite II

Applied Acoustic Systems – AAS Player

Alan ViSTa – Melodic Percussion

Brain Control – Tunefish Synth 4

Full Bucket Music – Various Analog Synthesizers

Futucraft – Kairatune (Synth)

Green Oak – Crystal

Matt Tytel – Helm (Synthesizer)

Native Instruments – Free Products (Kontakt Player 5, Reaktor 6 Player, Blocks Wired, Mikro Prism, Guitar Rig 5…)

Versilian Chamber Orchestra 2 or here

Samplesound – Guitar, Bass & Steel Tongue Drum

u-he – Zebralette

If you are interested in other resources for plugins, check out:

BPB

Don’t Crack

Granular Synthesis

KVR Audio

VST 4 Free

Other software of interest:

Captain Plugins

Orb Composer

Score Cloud 4