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Top 5 Free VST Plugins: October 2018

Top 5 Free VST Plugins: October 2018 We’ve been posting about free downloads for a while now, and now we have a compilation of the latest free plugins from this month. Read below for descriptions of this month’s most awesome plugins. They are each available to download for free!   1. SimpleSide     SimpleSide is a volume automation plugin developed by Armando Montanez. This plugin is very useful for simulating sidechain compression or other LFO tempo-synced effects. With this plugin, you can add an unlimited amount of curves. Amazing. Adjust the rate to change the synced up trigger, and use the blend knob to adjust the amount of dry signal heard relative to the effected signal. Add an envelope follower following this plugin and you have a seriously powerful plugin that is totally free. Download here.   2. Nightlife     Nightlife is an awesome virtual synthesizer by Acoustica. It features …

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DRUMS – Spitfire LABS is Back With a New Drum Library

DRUMS – Spitfire LABS is Back With a New Drum Library Spitfire Audio is back with their latest installment of their FREE to download professionally sampled audio library collection LABS (Let’s All Become Something). We covered their first two releases early last month for their Piano and Strings instruments. Both of those libraries proved to be quality options especially given the price tag of FREE. So, this time around we are provided their foray into drums – courtesy of drummer Oliver Waton and engineer Stanley Gabriel – and super happy for the option. If you are new to the Spitfire Audio LABS plugin then you may be relieved to find the user interface is minimalistic. There are only 3 controls – the 2 sliders and one large knob – Expression, Dynamics, and Reverb. Expression is described as an internal volume control in the tutorial below but they don’t expand upon the details …

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dpMeter3 – FREE Metering Tool from TBProAudio

dpMeter3 – FREE Metering Tool from TBProAudio TBProAudio just released their most recent version of dpMeter, dpMeter 3. The plugin is “a precise digital audio multi channel meter including RMS, EBU R 128 and TruePeak (intersample) measurement. It is the successor of the very popular dpMeter II and adds GUI resizing and preset management.” See the features list below: Features click-free 64-bit internal processing 2 measurement modes: RMS/EBU R 128 multi channel metering: 2-6 RMS channels, 2.0 stereo, 4.0, 4.1 and 5.1 surround RMS: integrated, momentary, peak and true peak EBU R 128: integrated, momentary, short term, true pack and loudness range true peak measurement based on ITU BS.1770-4 K/A/B/C/M-weighting filter continuous/synced measurement record metering results as automation data large and accurate live meters Adjustable pre-gain Manual loudness/peak/TP match with given reference level Loudness delta mode GUI scaling Preset management The features listed demonstrate a nice array of options available to users, especially …

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Diabolique – FREE Vintage Tape Emulation (Windows Only)

Diabolique – FREE Vintage Tape Emulation (Windows Only) In order to celebrate their 20 year anniversary, Ourafilms recently released  Diabolique, a FREE to download Reel-to-Reel Tape emulation VST plugin. The plugin was built to emulate 2 vintage tube reel to reel tape machines, the Revox F36 (theirs from 1962) and the Tandberg Model 3 (1958), represented in circuity 1 and 2 respectively. The developers had this to say about the plugin, Apart from their differences, here the question is maintenance: while the Revox has been kept in immaculate condition (but retaining all good vintage components), the Tandberg has never seen any maintenance having all its original components (including a tube set of Telefunkens that are all testing as new). This plugin can be used to warm up your sounds, to simulate tape multi-tracking and/or to dirty up your sounds, it depends on the way it is used. The original template simulates …

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DC1A 3 Compressor – FREE Compressor Plugin from Klanghelm

DC1A 3 Compressor – FREE Compressor Plugin from Klanghelm Get excited everyone! Today we get to share with you the most recent updated version of their killer freeware plugin DC1A Compressor. This compressor is one of the best sounding compressors available FOR FREE. This is the 3rd incarnation of the beast and this time around we see the addition of a mix control which allows for parallel compression. Additionally, there is the option to switch the VU Meter from gain reduction to output gain so you can visualize either aspect. What has remained the same is the kickass compression algorithm. You can count on it to crunch out some clean sounds while you focus on the two big knobs. Mess around with the various settings and you’ve got a powerful compressor that puts out lots of different options. Here’s what the developer had to say, I’ve always wanted to do a compressor with …

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Momentum – FREE Sample Pack from Audiomodern

Momentum – FREE Sample Pack from Audiomodern We’re continuing from our last post the trend of free stuff so today we’re letting you about ‘Momentum’ a free sample pack from Audiomodern. Momentum contains free downloadable audio files in WAV format ranging from ambient sounds to drone textures to pads; 30 royalty-free sounds are available in high-quality 24-bit WAV format. The majority of the samples run about a minute in length giving you a lot to chop up or simply use unchanged as background textures. Subtle automation has been included in each sample to keep the timbre changing over the runtime of each thus keeping the sounds fresh. With some fine-tuning and shaping, you could map the samples to a sampler and use them melodically to attain some pretty lush sounds. The pack isn’t designed as a preset pack so you’ll have to make your own instruments from the sounds but …

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