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10 Free Audio Plug-ins #FreebieFriday

10 Free Audio Plugins

At Toolfarm, we have a massive ongoing list of noteworthy audio freebies that we’d like to share with you. Some get shared sooner than others and some fall through the cracks. Today, we’re going to share a symphony of goodies!


1 Tokyo Dawn TDR Kotelnikov (Compressor)

Platform: Mac | Windows
Formats: VST | AAX | AU, 32-bit | 64-bit

TDR Kotelnikov is a wideband dynamics processor combining high fidelity dynamic range control with deep musical flexibility. As a descendant of the venerable TDR Feedback Compressor product family, Kotelnikov has directly inherited several unique features such as a proven control scheme, individual release control for peak and RMS content, an intuitive user interface, and powerful, state of the art, high-precision algorithms.

Get TDR Kotelnikov

Steinberg RND Portico 5043 CompressorLooking for a more robust compressor? Try Steinberg RND Portico 5043 Compressor.

The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043 is a high-end compressor. After all, it brings the legendary Neve sound to the world of digital music production! Incorporating Yamaha’s VCM technology, this plug-in exactly reproduces the analog punch, warmth, and clarity of the hardware original.

Steinberg RND Portico 5043 Compressor


2 Klanghelm DC1A

Platforms: Mac | Windows
Formats: VST | VST3 | AAX | AU, 64-bit

DC1A has a few tricks up its sleeve: negative (over) compression, parallel (New York style) compression, option to compress left and right channel independently (via the DUAL MONO switch), peak and RMS compression (RELAXED switch on) and DEEP activates a high pass filter to reduce pumping on bass heavy material.

Consequently, Klanghelm put out an update for DC1A about a year ago.

Get Klanghelm DC1A


3 Tokyo Dawn TDR NOVA

Platform: Mac | Windows
Formats: VST | AU | AAX

Meanwhile, here is another from Tokyo Dawn. NOVA is, in fact, a parallel dynamic equalizer.

Appearing in the familiar layout of a parametric equalizer, each band also includes a full-featured dynamics section allowing the processor to cover an impressively wide range of applications. Be it a master lacking density, the drum bus asking for more crispiness, or a sibilance problem in your perfect take: NOVA has an elegant answer.

Get TDR NOVA


4 Thomas Mundt LoudMax – Limiter / Maximizer

Platforms: Mac | Windows
Formats: VST | AU | LADSPA | Winamp

A LoudMax update came out at the end of August.

LoudMax is a Look-Ahead Brickwall Loudness Maximizer Plugin with a clean transparent sound. It is designed to retain the original character of the music as much as possible even at high compression levels.

Download LoudMax


5 TSE Audio BOD Bass Overdrive

Platforms: Mac | Windows
Formats: VST | VST2 | AU | AAX

BOD emulates a famous bass processing unit.

Download BOD


6 Forward Audio faSampleDelay – Free Phase Alignment Plugin

Platforms: Mac | Windows
Formats: VST | AU | AAX

Make faSampleDelay with its unrivaled intuitive GUI your new favorite free Phase Alignment Plugin. If you need a versatile and reliable tool for small phase alignment tasks in your guitar or drum recording, then this is the ultimate choice!

Download faSampleDelay

Sound Radix Auto Align PostAdditionally, if you need a fast and simple way to get location mics in phase, check out Sound Radix Auto Align Post

AUTO-ALIGN POST is an AAX AudioSuite plug-in for Avid Pro Tools, designed to automatically correct the delay and comb-filter phase issues occurring when mixing a recording of multiple moving microphones, such as in the case of a shoot set-up using a boom microphone in addition to an actor’s lavalier microphone or multiple on-set microphones.

Sound Radix Auto Align Post


7 Soundmote RaPG (Rhythm and Pitch Generator), Analog-style Arpeggiator

Platforms: Mac | Windows
Formats: VST | AU

RaPG is an analog-style arpeggiator that can be run at audio rate for a quirky sound generator or locked to a tempo to generate inspiring melodic and rhythmic phrases based on a seed-based random sample-and-hold.

Download RaPG

Waves Codex Wavetable SynthAccordingly, if you need a more robust arpeggiator, try Waves Codex Wavetable Synth

Waves Codex is a cutting-edge polyphonic synthesizer based on an advanced granular wavetable engine and powered by Waves’ Virtual Voltage technology.

Waves Codex Wavetable Synth


8 GuDa Audio FiltR

Platforms: Mac | Windows
Formats: VST | AU

FiltR is a filter effect with multiple filter modes based on the high-quality filters from SynthR. It is easy to use and always 2x oversampled. The interface is scalable and with a choice of several color sets.

Download FiltR


9 Boz Digital Bark of Dog 2, Stereo/M-S Low-Frequency Enhancer

This is a super useful plugin, and furthermore, it wins for the most fun name.

Platforms: Mac | Windows
Formats:  VST | VST2 | AU | AAX | RTAS

Bark of Dog 2 is a unique, stereo/M-S low-frequency enhancer that combines a resonant filter and Pultec-style boost-attenuation EQ in a simple, easy to use plug-in.

Download Bark of Dog


10 Lurker Beats ANA-1000, Analog Modeling Synthesizer

Platforms: Mac | Windows
Formats: AU | VST3, 64-bit

Lurker Beats (formerly SynthIV) has released the ANA-1000 Analog Modeling Synthesizer (v1.0).  This simple, but effective instrument plugin allows for a variety of sounds, ranging from heavy basses, screaming leads, to warm and wavy pads.  It is available for Mac (AU) and Windows (VST3) in 64bit format.

Download ANA-1000

IK Multimedia Syntronik
Looking for a more cutting-edge virtual synthesizer? Try IK Multimedia Syntronik.

Syntronik includes 17 amazing instruments, available as a collection or separately. Additionally, there are over 2,000 preset sounds covering a wide selection from 38 of the most iconic to ultra-rare and painstakingly multi-sampled vintage synthesizers.

IK Multimedia Syntronik


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Posted by Michele Yamazaki