Free: LA-2A clone AdHd Leveling Tool

There are few compressors more coveted than the legendary LA-2A compressor by Teletronix. The electro-optical compressor is famous for its gentle transparent compression, making it the perfect choice for pristine vocal levelling, bass and drums, or anything that requires gentle dynamic reduction or additional warmth. Free plugin versions are rare, so this is a sweet…

Free: Isol8 advanced mix monitoring tool

Here’s something awesome from the cool cats at TBProAudio. The Isol8 is an “advanced mix monitoring tool” which provides a range of functionality to help you achieve better mixes. It’s good stuff that lets you divide the frequency range into 5 bands. “These 5 bands can be soloed or muted individually. This will help you…

Free: Limiter plugin from D16

Who wants a free limiter? Everyone, I assume, and here’s a kick-ass one available from D16, 100% free. Here’s the spiel: “Quality and performance makes Frontier a perfect tool for almost any studio situation. Its simple and clear interface in combination with excellent sound quality will surely be appreciated by any engineer looking for efficient…

basiQ from Kuassa: The best EQ you’ve never heard of

Check it out: the basiQ from Kuassa, a kick ass emulation of the legendary-even-though-I-just-found-out-it-exists Baxandall Equalizer. Even better, it’s free. Here’s the spiel: “basiQ is an acronym for Baxandall Simulation Equalizer, a free 3-band equalizer plugin with photorealistic graphics from Kuassa. As the name implies, the engine is modeled after the design of the classic…

FREE: Reflex Ambience Generator

Here’s a sweet verb/delay plugin from STW Audio. The spiel: “REFLEX free is capable of generating huge spaces, short rooms,  or chorus like modulations through a cascade of regenerating delays. It’s sound is a mixture of straight stereo delays followed by a dense cloud of reflections. It achieves a huge and spacey wideness with a…