Free: Tonmann De-Esser VST

Ahh, sibilance. Crucial for intelligibility, but lethal in high doses. And if you’re stacking your vocal tracks, that goes triple. The battle may be a little closer to won with the Tonmann De-Esser, a great little free plugin from Tonmann. Check out the spiel from the website: “Tonmann DeEsser is a basic high frequency dynamic…

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…

FREE: TrackControl Stereo Channel Strip Plugin

Here’s a sweet channel strip plugin from DMG Audio offering all the utilities from the top and bottom of a console channel plus MS Panning, time compensation and more. Fully equipped stereo toolkit M/S encode and decode M/S and L/R Panning Stereo Width control Channelstrip input controls for Phase and LR Swap High-pass filter with adjustable frequency…

FREE: SoftAmp FM25 Amp Sim Plugin

Personally, when I think of Fender amps I don’t really think of ‘solid state’ or ‘practice amps’. So why would someone go to the trouble of building a sim of one? It’s a fair question. “‘Huh, a solid state Fender practice amp model. Now that is an interesting choice’ – was the initial response from…

FREE: DSK Virtual Instrument Plugins

Oh boy, where to start with the huge selection from DSK? Actually, let’s start with the negative: Some of DSK’s stuff isn’t the best available. Orchestral sounds can be a little shallow sounding, some stuff is a little crude and some stuff just doesn’t sound good. Having said that, the range from DSK is, generally,…