Freebie Friday: Audio Extravaganza, Part 3: Distance plug-ins for Sound Design

Freebie Friday: Audio Extravaganza, Part 3: Distance plug-ins for Sound Design

Today our freebies are focusing on plug-ins that take care of a specific, creating the illusion of dialog, sound effects, or music to sound like it is far away, or perhaps inside a building or car. This is more than just volume control and is useful for anyone creating audio for film or video and will give your sound design a more realistic depth.

Airwindows Distance

Distance is free utility tool that is AU and Mac and PC VST, created to “mimic through-air high-frequency attenuation”.

Download Distance here

Another freebie that does something similar is Proximity, a tool created by Tokyo Dawn Labs and Vladg Sound, and it's VST and AU. “The plug-in is an easy to use distance “pan-pot” based on several psycho-acoustic models.” This gives users the ability to manipulate the “depth” of the sound source.

Download Proximity here

Looking for something more robust? Check out FabFilter Pro-R Audio Reverb Plug-in

Pro-R adds natural sounding reverb to your audio. Choose from preset room models and tweak with multiple, easy to use controls to fit perfectly into your mix. It also has a distance control to adjust the proximity to the sound source in the selected space.

FabFilter Pro-R Compatibility

FabFilter Pro-R is available in VST, VST3, AU (Audio Units), AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only), for Mac OS X and Windows.

Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces.

Learn More / Purchase Pro-R: $199 TF Price

Waves Platinum

If you're looking for a full package that does everything, including distance control and reverb, look no further than Waves Platinum which is on sale for 75% off through January 31, 2017!

Platinum is an extraordinary collection of signal processing tools. From dynamics, equalization, and reverb to pitch correction, spatial imaging, and beyond, Platinum is ideal for sound design, mixing, mastering, and more.

Learn more / Purchase Waves Platinum: 75% off during Waves January Sale – Now thru January 31, 2017

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki