Softube Saturation Knob

One Big Knob and a Little Switch
The three modes—Keep High, Neutral and Keep Low—give you three kinds of characters of distortion. If you want to squash a drum loop but keep the bass drum fairly intact, you can, for example, use the Keep Low mode, while Keep High distorts the low end more, keeping the high frequencies relatively clean.

  • Three modes, three kinds of distortion character​
  • Great for fattening up drums and bass, adding harmonics to vocals, and more
  • Modular Ready: works as a native plug-in and as a module in Modular, Softube’s Eurorack platform. Learn more about Modular

 

Get it here: https://www.softube.com/products/saturationknob

 

 

System Requirements for Softube
  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280×800 or larger.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space. Specific information available on each instrument’s page).
  • Softube account.
  • iLok account.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

Please Note: Softube plug-ins support 64-bit hosts only, and a 64-bit OS is required. Therefore, for example, Pro Tools 10.x is no longer supported (contact support for the latest 32-bit compatible installers).

Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

AAX DSP is not in active development, but older products still support AAX DSP. For legacy TDM/VENUE, please see the Legacy Installers page.

 

 

 

 

Blue Cat Audio

This bundle contains a wide range of premium modulation effects, a guitar amp simulator, a single and dual-channel equalizer, a unique midi-controllable gain suite, as well as a professional spectrum analyzer.

All plug-ins are available for Mac and PC, in VST, VST3, AAX, and Audio Unit plug-in formats, for both 32 and 64-bit architectures.

For more information about the 7 products included in this bundle, see the list below.

 

Get the full package here: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Bundle_FreewarePack/

If you don’t want all of the plugins, you can get individual plugins below.

 

The Free Vintage Chorus

The Chorus effect was originally designed to simulate several voices, just as if several persons were playing together the same notes, but with a variable delay between them. This is one of the typical effects that you can get with Blue Cat’s Chorus.

But this plug-in also enables you to drastically change the original sound and create deep pitch modulation or crazy ‘bubbling’ effects.

With the additional “Spread” control on the stereo version, the famous stereo widening and head-spinning chorus effects are a few clicks away.

 

Get it here: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Chorus/

 

 

The Free Vintage Flanger

Very famous during the 70’s and 80’s, the Flanger effect can be used on almost any audio track: on drums, voices synths, or guitars, from a subtle effect to a deep alien-like voice effect, enjoy it!

Despite its simple user interface, Blue Cat’s Flanger is very versatile: harsh and metallic or smooth and soft filtering effects, it can do them all, for free!

The stereo version also lets you smoothly transform it into a stereo flanging effect with a single knob. Push the “Spread” slider and hear the difference: the effect is turning around your head, and the sound takes another dimension, spread into the stereo field.

 

Get it here: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Flanger/

 

 

The Free Guitar Amp Simulation Plug-In

Blue Cat’s Free Amp is a completely free guitar amp simulation plug-in offering three amp models created with the acclaimed Blue Cat’s Destructor amp simulation modeler.

Inspired by legendary guitar amplifiers from the real world, the included “classic clean”, “classic drive” and “modern drive” amp models cover a wide range of guitar amp tones, from clean vintage sounds from the early days of electric guitar to modern high gain metal tones.

Operating the plug-in is extremely simple: load it in your favorite host application, choose a preset or an amp model, and play! Like with a real guitar amp, you can tweak the frequency response with the included EQ and adjust the amount of drive – but watch out, it goes to 11!

With version 1.1, you can also load your own impulse responses (IR): add your favorite cabinet, microphones & room setup and feel at home!

Last but not least, this plug-in is entirely free: no registration required, no dongle, no newsletter… It’s just 100% free!

 

Get it here: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_FreeAmp/

 

 

Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst

Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst is a free spectrum analyzer plug-in that lets you monitor the spectral content of your audio signal in real-time.

This plug-in has been designed to provide extreme smoothness and high resolution for both time and frequency: unlike most spectrum analyzers, Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst is able to display continuous variations even with a very high-frequency resolution, thanks to its unique smooth interpolation algorithms.

Most aspects of the audio to frequency display conversion can be managed, which lets you total control over the monitoring. A special thresholding system has been developed to help you see the important parts of the spectrum easily. In case you need extra precision in a particular frequency range, you can zoom the display and check the part of the graph you are interested in.

This plug-in supports Blue Cat’s skinning language so that you can customize the user interface to your personal needs.

 

Get it here: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_FreqAnalyst/

 

 

Blue Cat’s Gain Suite

The interest of these plug-ins resides in their particular features:

First, they include advanced automation MIDI control capabilities (all response curves can be fully customized). Used together with one of our analysis tools or a MIDI controller, these plug-ins let you remotely control and automate the gain of each channel of the audio signal, wherever they reside in the signal path.

Another interesting and exclusive feature is the ability to link several instances of the same plug-in: thanks to our unique data-sharing technology, you can control the gain of several tracks at the same time with a single slider.

The package provides a single channel (mono or stereo) as well as a dual-channel version with mid/side capabilities for independent control of the left and right or mid and side channels. It can be very useful for stereo widening/narrowing your stereo tracks.

 

Get it here: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_GainSuite/

 

 

Free Vintage Phaser

Modeled after vintage analog phaser circuits, Blue Cat’s Phaser reproduces this old vintage phasing effect that you can find on so many recordings, but with the precision of modern digital processing techniques.

You can choose to apply up to 32 phasing stages, pushing the model to its limits, or create a subtle phasing effect with wet and feedback parameters set to a few percents.

You can also control the phase of the signal in the wet and feedback paths, which extends the possibilities of the original model.

On the stereo version, the additional “spread” control lets you obtain deep stereo widening phasing effects as well.

 

Get it here: https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Phaser/

 

 

The Free 3 Band Parametric EQ

Blue Cat’s Triple EQ is a free 3 bands semi-parametric equalizer that can be controlled like a single filter, with a customizable shape.

This free EQ includes a low shelf filter, a high shelf filter, and a boost/cut peak filter. Its wide range of gain (+/-40 dB per band) and bandwidth (.01 to 5 Octave) makes it very versatile to create any filter shape. The three filters are linked together so that when you change the center frequency or the bandwidth, the parameters of the three filters are modified accordingly: you can control the entire equalizer characteristics with a single mouse click.

The graph shows the computed frequency response of the plug-in so that you can exactly know how your signal is processed. The controls are directly available on top of the filter graph, making the design of the filter shape even easier.

The plug-in also offers a dual channels version, with independent left/right or mid/side equalization capabilities. Both channels can be linked together in many ways, letting you transform this plugin into a frequency-dependent panner and much more.

The plug-in can be controlled in real-time with MIDI or automation: it is capable of absolutely zipper-free clean and continuous time-varying equalization with no latency. it is the ideal companion of our audio analysis tools for signal-dependent side chain filtering.

 

Get it here:  https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_TripleEQ/

 

 

Klanghelm – MJUC jr

MJUC jr. is the little brother of the colorful MJUC.

It’s a variable-mu** design with lots of vibe, capable of smooth leveling but also heavy pumping effects. With its two gain stages and interstage transformer simulation it offers a very deep and lively soundstage.
The three-position timing switch not only controls the attack and release times of the unit, but also the slew rate of the transformers and the timing of the other parts of the circuitry, that are directly influencing the generated harmonics (saturation).

MJUC jr. is a mix of Mk1 and Mk2 of its big brother MJUC. It’s combining very natural, dense compression characteristics of the early days of this type of compression with a more forward sounding approach and more harmonics creating of the variable-mu comps of the early 1960s.

MJUC jr. is freeware!

If you find it useful, please check out the big brother MJUC.

 

 

Get it here: https://klanghelm.com/contents/products/MJUCjr.php

 

 

 

 

 

Brainworx bx_solo

 

 

This free plugin will be added to your account automatically when you join Plugin Alliance. If you already have an account you can download and start using this plugin today.

Free!

Brainworx created bx_solo to introduce users to the M/S technique for recording, mixing, or mastering. Key features of Brainworx´s famous M/S & Mastering products are included, like their unique Solo Buttons, which allow you to individually listen to all components of a stereo mix or stereo signal.

Comprehensive solo features include; L (Left channel), R (Right channel), M (Mono sum, mid signal) and S (Stereo-Difference, side signal). This gives users the ability to listen to each component of a stereo mix when working in M/S modes, something modern DAWs often make difficult. bx_solo is also a powerful tool for checking your tracks or mixes for errors, noises, clicks and other problems.

bx_solo contains a stepped M/S Stereo Width Control, so you can get a sense of how M/S technology can be used to expand the stereo width of tracks already recorded. Try it out on subgroups, FX returns, keyboards, or any stereo track that you’d like to spread out. A great pro trick is to use M/S processing on a rock guitar subgroup: just set the stereo width to 150% and the guitars will jump out of your speakers!

Once you become more familiar with M/S technology and techniques with the bx_solo, we invite you to check Brainworx’s more sophisticated M/S tools like bx_control V2 and bx_digital V2, which offer additional features that greatly enhance what you can do to existing stereo material. For example, expanding stereo width can lead to phase problems, particularly in the low end. Both bx_control & bx_digital include the Mono Maker Tool that allows you to convert signals below a user-defined frequency to mono, largely eliminating these low-end phase problems.

 

Features

  • L (Left channel) solo
  • R (Right channel) solo
  • M (Mono sum, mid signal) solo
  • S(Stereo-Difference, side signal) solo
  • Stereo Width Control
  • Fully automatable
  • “Mouse Over” feature: adjust the parameters by holding the mouse over any knob and simply turn your mouse wheel.
  • Direct access: just type in any valid number into the text fields for direct access to the exact value

 

Get it here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/bx_solo.html

 

 

 

Schoeps Double MS

(From Plugin Alliance)

 

 

This plugin is calibrated for the SCHOEPS Double M/S Microphone, but it will also work with any other Double M/S Mic Setup. It will provide optimal results only on tracks that have been recorded with a 3-microphone (Double M/S) setup.

The SCHOEPS “Double MS Tool” plugin decodes the three signals of the Double MS system. It creates a 5.0 Surround signal on the basis of three microphone signals.

The plugin enables customized, intuitive decoding on a realtime WYSIWYG basis.

With the plugin the spatial and timbral fidelity of the resulting 5.0 Surround signal can be optimally achieved.

 

Features

  • Easy decoding of the Double MS microphone signals to Stereo or Surround
  • Intuitive, realtime WYSIWYG control of the virtual microphone parameters including polar pattern, offset angle, rotation and gain
  • Realtime display of the virtual microphone patterns in a coloured polar plot window
  • Increase or decrease the gain of the diffuse sound which is extracted from the signals by an a adaptive algorithm
  • Enhance spatial impression by increasing the amount of decorrelation of the extracted diffuse sound Improve the front/back localization by a high cut filter and a delay on the rear outputs

 

Get it here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/schoeps_double_ms.html

 

 

 

Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 Player

 

 

  • 26 presets featuring eight powerful guitar amp models in one plugin:
  • Clean 800: Clean channel from the Marshall JCM 800™ 2210
  • Crunch 800: Lead channel from the Marshall JCM 800™ 2210
  • Clean ENGL™ 530: Clean channel from the ENGL 530 Tube Preamp
  • Lead ENGL™ 530: Lead channel from the ENGL 530 Tube Preamp
  • Jazz Clean: Based on the ENGL 530 preamp clean channel
  • Jazz Crunch: Based on the ENGL 530 preamp lead channel
  • Modern Rock: Mesa Boogie Rect-O-Verb™ 50W
  • Metal BX 666: Brainworx amp design by Igor Nembrini and Dirk Ulrich
  • Easy to use preset toolbar is fully automatable, allowing on-the-fly tone changes while tracking or mixing DI guitar tracks
  • Master Output control allows you to adjust volume to taste
  • Use sounds from growling metal mayhem to soaring ballad leads to crisp and clean Jazz riffs all in one amp plugin
  • Select predesigned tones from a wide array of professionally recorded cabinet responses from famous studios around the world

 

Get it Here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/bx_rockrack_v3_player.html

 

 

SPL Free Ranger

 

The Analog Code
During listening tests of this technology, a hardware developer remarked that SPL had “cracked the Analog Code!” and in the process, coined the name of SPL’s software product line.

Once you’ve grabbed your Free Ranger, you’ll want to demo the SPL EQ Rangers bundle which includes three 8-band EQs: Vox Ranger, Bass Ranger and Full Ranger. Like all Plugin Alliance products, they’re available as 14-day full function demos and no dongle is required!

 

  • 4 EQ Bands: 40Hz, 150Hz, 1.8kHz & 16kHz
  • 4 buttons for easy comparison between different EQ settings and automation during a song
  • Mouse wheel control

 

Get it here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/spl_free_ranger.html

 

 

Brainworx bx_cleansweep V2

 

 

  • Continuously variable high and low pass filters
  • Separate knobs for high and low frequencies
  • Joystick control simultaneously adjusts high and low pass frequencies
  • BRAINWORX critically acclaimed filters
  • Fully automatable
  • Dedicated BYPASS switch in the plugin GUI
  • Clever shortcuts (Alt/Shift/Ctrl) allow for detailed control over the X-axis and Y-axis of the joystick,
  • EQ knobs can be set to precision mode by shift clicking.
  • “Mouse Over” feature: adjust the parameters by holding the mouse over any knob and simply turn your mouse wheel.
  • Direct access: just type in any valid number into the text fields for direct access to the exact value

 

Get it here: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/bx_cleansweep_v2.html