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…

FREE: MAX1 Compressor from BeatSkillz

Compression can seem baffling when you don’t know how to do it, and even when you do know how to do it, there’s always more to learn. And that’s what makes the MAX1 Compressor from BeatSkillz so cool. It’s an intelligent compressor that does a bunch of the thinking for you. “This is an automatic…

FREE: Knobs from Abeltunes

Sometimes the single twist of a knob is all that’s required to take a mix from good to great. If some clever cookies have gone to the trouble of making that single knob adjust several key parameters simultaneously, even better. Well that’s what Abletunes have done with their Knobs collection – DRIVE, SPACE and ATTACK –…

FREE: Fetish Compressor from Analog Obsession

Who wants a free compressor? Everyone, especially visitors to this site. Here’s a cracker from Analog Obsession. The deets: Classic Fet Compressor/Limiter Discrete design Super-fast attack time Input and output stage distortion Improved input control Selectable ratio Available for Windows and Mac 100% free from here: http://analogobsession.com/product/fetish/  

FREE: Black Rooster VHL-3C High/Low Pass Filter

Here’s a meat-and-potatoes freebie from Black Rooster. “Built around a cascade of two constant-K filters the VHL-3C‘s analog counterpart – a sought-after processor from the early 1950s – comprises an entirely passive design with very musical and interactive pass filters. Offering 3 simple and intuitive controls, the VHL-3C allows you to effectively remove rumble, hum…

FREE: Frontier Limiter from d16

Here’s a killer free limiter from the cool cats at d16. “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 way of controlling dynamics of a channel, bus or even…

FREE: Acqua Plugins Free Series

Acustica Audio makes some great stuff and they’ve got three plugins available for free. Tan Free Compressor “Acustica is pleased to introduce TAN Compressor based on CORE8 with a classic analog VCA compression. It’s a very versatile tool to provide a lot of possibilities to shape the sound with gorgeous graphical user interface.” “In this plug-in…

FREE: SonEQ Plugin

It’s great to get the full package in a free plugin and this one has it all. “Combining the best elements of selected vintage gear into a single plugin, SonEQ is a three band (bass, middle, and treble) digital equalizer with a pre-amp section.” “SonEQ is a digital equalizer that takes parts from some vintage…