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If you're looking for some great free plugins, as well as the links needed to download them, you're in the right place. Here, we've compiled a full list of all of the free plugins we've showcased in past videos (in the order that these videos were released).

Additionally, we'll update this list whenever we make a new video about free plugins so be sure to check it periodically.

Note that some of these plugins will be duplicates since we used them in multiple videos (ex. Voxengo Overtone GEQ), but the majority are unique.

Use the Table of Contents to find the plugins associated with a particular video, and use the Download Link button to open a new tab from which you can download the plugin.

For info on each plugin watch the video at the top of each section for a detailed description and audio examples.



Top 10 Free Eq Plugins

EQ1A - Mellowmuse

The EP1A offers a simplistic design.

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TinyQ - lkjb

The TinyQ takes up a small amount of space, as the name would suggest.

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PTEq-1A - Ignite Labs

The PTEq-1A is modeled after classic equalization hardware.

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PTEq-X - Ignite Labs

To many engineers, plugin emulations and the actual hardware they emulate, are two very different things.

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QRange- lkjb

The QRange offers 12 possible Eq bands.

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LCF - Analog Obsession

The LCF is a simple plugin.

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Rare - Analog Obsession

The Rare more adequately emulates the EQP-1A.

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SonEQ - Sonimus

The SonEQ offers a simplistic design with some unique features.

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Overtone GEQ - Voxengo

This free Voxengo plugin is used to generate harmonics in a digital system.

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Marvel GEQ - Voxengo

The Marvel GEQ is a great and flexible equalizer.

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Top 10 Free Distortion Plugins

Distox- Analog Obession

This plugin models its harmonic generation on 3 OpAmps and 4 Tube Amps.

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Pig Pie - Analog Obession

Simplistic in design, the Pig Pie can be used for multiple applications.

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Gunner - Analog Obession

The Gunner provides both distortion and broadband equalization.

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Tube Amp- Voxengo

The Tube Amp is a fantastic option for saturating your signal.

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Lovend - Analog Obession

The Lovend is a great choice for low-frequency instruments.

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OverDriver - Analog Obession

Simplistic yet powerful, the OverDiver is a great option for odd harmonic generation.

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Transature - Analog Obession

4 Modes allow you to switch between harmonic generation settings.

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Zupaa - Analog Obession

A truly unique plugin, Zuppa should only be used on individual instruments, and in small amounts.

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Saturation Knob - Softube

The Saturation Knob is a classic free distortion plugin.

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Boogex - Voxengo

This plugin is the most complex and nuanced on this list.

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Top 10 Free Compressor Plugins

SlamPup – Beatskills

Although novel in design, the SlamPup plugin sounds great.

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Yala – Analog Obsession

YALA models itself off of classic analog compressor tonality.

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Clip Shifter - LVC Audio

ClipShifter is an unconventional plugin that introduces clipping distortion in tandem with compression.

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Couture – Auburn Sounds

Couture introduces simultaneous transient expansion and compression

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DC1A – Klanghelm

DC1A is seemingly simple at first, but it does offer advanced functionality.

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Varimoon – Analog Obsession

Varimoon is similar to YALA, the other Analog Obsession plugin listed here - but with greater functionality.

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LoudMax - Thomas Mundt

The Loudmax is very similar to the Waves L1 and L2

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Kotelnikov Mastering Compressor – Tokyo Dawn Records

This mastering compressor offers the usual functionality, but with the addition of 4 functions allowing for much greater control of your compression.

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RoughRider 3 – Audio Damage

RoughRider 3 sports a clean interface with easy to understand controls.

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Frontier – DC16 Audio Group Software

Frontier is an incredibly useful and sonically pleasing plugin.

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Top 10 Free Mastering Plugins

MSED - Voxengo

MSED is a powerful Mid-side processor

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ISOL8 – TBProAudio

The ISOL8 allows you to solo various bands of your master.

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BL Waves – Blue Lab

BL Waves offers a unique take on the frequency analyzer

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Konsol – Analog Obsession

The KONSOL is an analog emulation plugin that models itself off of famous console channel strips.

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Frontier – DC16 Audio Group Software

The Frontier is a powerful limiter.

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Bittersweet – Flux

Bittersweet is a popular free plugin that sounds great on a master or mix bus.

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Overtone GEQ

The GEQ adds harmonics to a signal when inserted.

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HPL2 Processor – Acoustic Field

The HPL2 processor is great for getting a new perspective on a mix.

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LoudMax - Thomas Mundt

LoudMax is a simple but powerful limiter, similar to the Waves L1

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dpMeter4 – TBProAudio

The dbMeter4 can easily take the place of much more expensive pro mix and mastering meters

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Top 9 Free Delay Plugins

Pitched Delay - Ljkb

Pitched Delays lets you pitch-shift the delay bands up or down.

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Valhalla FreqEcho - VahallaDSP

VahallaFreqEcho is by the same makers as the Valhalla Room Reverb plugin.

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Sound Delay - Voxengo

Sound Delay was designed to fix phase issues in a mix.

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Tempo Delay - Voxengo

This Voxengo delay plugin is more straightforward and easier to set up.

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Lagrange - UrsaDSP

Lagrange creates the most unique delay effects of any plugins on this list.

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HY-Delay - HY Plugins

The HY-delay has a complex but accessible and well-designed interface.

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Brigade Delay - Full Bucket Music

The Brigade Delay is a simple and easy plugin to use.

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Hysteresis - GlitchMachines

This plugin is used primarily for modulation

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Speculum Free - Decade Bridge

The speculum free plugin is a simple and straightforward delay, with 10 functions.

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Top 9 Free Saturation Plugins

PreBOX – Analog Obsession

The PreBox has a classic analog design.

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Tube Amp- Voxengo

Voxengo's Tube Amp is a more modern take on saturation.

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TUBA – Analog Obsession

The TUBA is also by Analog Obsession and emulates the sound of tube-based channel strips.

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IVGI – Klanghelm

The IVGI is a classic free saturation plugin.

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TubeDriver – Nick Crow Lab

The TubeDriver utilizes both harmonic generation and equalization.

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Tomato Preamp – Roxolder

Although the Tomato preamp looks like it would evoke a warm tone, it makes more of a lo-fi sound.

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Crush – Sleepycat Audio

Crush emulates cross over distortion on class-b amplifiers.

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STEQ – Analog Obsession

The STEQ combines equalization, compression, and distortion.

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Tape Cassette – Caelum Audio

The Tape Cassette plugin is great for anyone looking for some unique saturation.

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Top 10 Free Stereo Imaging Plugins

Doppler Dome – Aegean Music

The Doppler Dome emulates the doppler effect, and can be easily altered.

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Panagement 2 – Auburn Sounds

The Panagement Plugin is an incredibly powerful spatial design and LFO plugin.

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Width Knob – Boz Digital Labs

The Width plugin can inverse your signal's phase, and decrease the stereo width, but it can not increase it beyond its original width.

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Wider – Infected Mushroom

The Wider Plugin expands the width of the image, but cannot make it more narrow.

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Ozone Imager 2 – Izotope

The Ozone Imager is a scaled-down version of the Ozone multi-band imager.

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Vocal Doubler – Izotope

The vocal doubler can be used on various instruments, not just vocals.

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MAutopan – MedlaProduction

This plugin also shows a visual indicating where the signal is panned.

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PanCake2 – Cableguys

The PanCake 2 allows you to draw in your panning, as well as randomize the pan.

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MSED - Voxengo

The MSED can control the gain and pan of the side images independently.

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StereoImager V2 – Flux

The StereoTool allows for variable input gain of the left and right channels, channel-independent phase inversion, and global widening with the width slider.

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Top 5 Free Vocal Tuning and Formant Plugins

Voloco – Resonant Cavity

The Voloco plugin is easy to use and effective

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Pitch Proof – Aegean Music

The PitchProof is used to create harmonies.

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Pitched Delay – lkjb

The Pitched Delay allows you to create multiple delay taps and detune them

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Grillion 2 – Auburn Sounds

Grillion 2 offers a more traditional tuning setup

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MAutoPitch – MeldaProduction Audio

The MAutoPitch is best compared to the Antares Autotune

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Top 7 Free Drum Virtual Instrument Plugins

Sub Analog Drums – Sampleson

The Sub Analog Drums offers 16 channels that can be customized

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Cassette 606, 808, 909 – BPB

The Cassette series offers unique and classic lofi tones.

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RoyoToms – Alan Vista

Royotoms focused on the tone of classic toms.

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MT Power DrumKit 2 – Manda Audio

The MT Power DrumKit 2 is great for traditional rock sounds.

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Bazz Murda – DistoCore

The Bazz Murda plugin is a synth that creates kick and bass samples.

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GB DrumBox – Sample Science

The GB Drum Box is comprised of retro video game samples.

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Cymbalistic – Alan Vista

Cymbalistic includes 40 samples in total.

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Top 5 Free Synth Instrument Plugins

Mono/Fury – Full Bucket Music

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Cheese Machine 2 – 2getheraudio

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Noisetar – NUSofting

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Ragnarok – Full Bucket Music

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Push – Sampleson

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Top 11 Free Reverb Plugins

Teufelsburg Reverb – Balance Audio Tools

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Verberate Basic 2 – Acon Digital

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Old Skool Verb – Voxengo

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Panagement 2 – Auburn Sounds

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MConvolutionEZ – Melda Audio

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Schroeder – DiscoDSP

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Harmonic Reverb – ChromaDSP

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TAL Reverb 4 – Togu Audio Line

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KR-Reverb FS – KResearch

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MVerb2020 – SocaLabs

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Roboverb – Kushview

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Top 10 Free Mixing Plugins

Sete Chave – Audio Fusion Bureau

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Feedback Compressor II – Tokyo Dawn Labs

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MEqualizer – Melda Audio Production

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Blindfold EQ – Audio Thing

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Tape Cassette 2 – Caelum Audio

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FET Drive – Analog Obsession

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MAutopan – Melda Audio Production

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Stereo Expander – Melda Audio Production

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MCharmVerb – MeldaAudio Productions

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TAL Reverb 3 – Togu Audio Line

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Top 9 Free Analog Emulation Plugins

PreFET – Accentize

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RS-W2395C – Fuse Audio Labs

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MJUCjr – Klanghelm

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LALA – Analog Obsession

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Tape Cassette 2 – Caelum Audio

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Code Red – Shattered Glass Audio

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Tube Saturator Vintage – Wave Arts

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mvMeter2 – TBProAudio

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Dynasaur – Analog Obsession

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Top 7 Free Mastering Limiter Plugins

Limiter – Kilohearts

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Frontier – D16 Group Audio Software

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Easy Limiter – Saschart

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Limiter No. 6 – Vlad G Sound

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W1 Limiter – George Yohng

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LoudMax – Thomas Mundt

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Limiter Z – LVC Audio

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Top 6 Free Mastering Compressor Plugins

Compressor 4 – Toneboosters

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Dynasaur – Analog Obsession

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MSaturator – Melda Audio Productions

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OTT – Xfer Records

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Enhancer – Toneboosters

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Kotelnikov – Tokyo Dawn Labs

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Top 7 Free Mastering EQ Plugins

7Q - Manda Audio

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Lovend - Analog Obsession

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2s EQ - 2 Sense

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Overtone GEQ - Voxengo

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IIEQ Pro - Sound Bytes

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TDR VOS - Tokyo Dawn Labs

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RareSE by Analog Obsession

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The BEST Free Reverb Plugin? Valhalla Supermassive

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What is this New Free Plugin by Tokyo Dawn Labs!?

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All of Klanghelm's Free Plugins!

MJUC JR.

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IVGI

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DC1A

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Top 5 FREE Plugins You Need to Know (2021)

EQ Curve Analyzer – BertomAudio

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BPB Saturator – Bedroom Producers Blog

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Fresh Air – Slate Digital

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Filterjam – AudioThing

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CompExp – HoRNet Plugins

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Top 6 FREE Mastering Analog Emulation Plugins

BUSTERse – Analog Obsession

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FetSnap – Analog Obsession

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PreFET – Accentize

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SPL Free Ranger – Brainworx

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Subfilter – Brainworx

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Niveau Filter – Elysia

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Congrats! You've made it to the end of a very long list. We hope you found some great free plugins from some very talented developers.

If you use these plugins let us know your thoughts about them in the comments section of one of our videos!



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