This roundup of freeware plugins features a full-featured parallel dynamic equalizer, a Linn LM-1 drum machine emulation, an analog distortion module, a Minimoog inspired synth, and a tremolo effect.
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TDR | NOVA EQ
NOVA is a full-featured parallel dynamic equalizer. This impressive EQ is capable of parametric equalization, dynamic equalization, frequency selective compression, multi-band compression, and wideband compression. Moreover, NOVA features a built-in spectrum analyzer, an excellent equal loudness function, and a dynamics section for each band. This versatile EQ also works great on a drum bus, tackling sibilance problems, and bringing out the best in individual tracks or full mixes.
SimpleRecorder | DjinnDrum
Djinndrum is a drum machine modeled after the iconic Linn LM-1 Drum Computer. With this little beat maker, you can add the classic drum sounds heard on many hit records of the ’80s. In addition, Djinndrum features tunning controls needed to dial in your sounds. Try out this drum machine when layering drum sounds to inject 80’s vibe with your modern bump bumps.
MeldaProduction | MWaveFolder
MWaveFolder is an analog-inspired distortion module. Treat your sounds with unique character ranging from mild harmonic enhancement to complete sonic destruction. Moreover, this plugin is ideal for applying musical coloration to your sounds to make them stand out in the mix. MWaveFolder also features automatic gain compensation, a safety limiter, adjustable up-sampling, M/S processing, and much more.
Steinberg | Model E
Taking inspiration from the Minimoog, Model E is a classic analog modeled synthesizer. Model E comes equipped with three oscillators and a noise generator. It also features two envelope generators, multi-pole low pass filters, filter modulation and key tracking, 64 voice polyphony, and many other features commonly found on vintage synths. Model E is also included in Steinberg’s VST Classics Vol 1 pack, which contains the VB-1 virtual bass guitar.
Pecheneg | Tremolo
Pecheneg is a versatile tremolo effect capable of creating rhythmic modulations. It also allows you to adjust the shape of the tremolo modulating waveform to produce unique movements. Moreover, Pecheneg works great at adding extra vibe to pads and sustained sounds.