SPAN - Spectral Analyzer - (Windows)
SPAN is a free real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer AAX, AudioUnit and VST plugin for professional sound and music production applications.
SPAN provides you with a very flexible “mode” system which you can use to setup your spectrum analyzer preferences. You may specify Fourier block size in samples, FFT window overlap percentage, spectrum's visual slope. Beside that, you can choose to display secondary spectrum of a desired type (e.g. real-time maximum, all-time maximum). Spectrum can be smoothed out visually for an easier examination.
SPAN supports multi-channel analysis, and can be set to display spectrums from two different channels or channel groups at the same time. Spectrum's color can be chosen to taste.
SPAN also features output level metering with adjustable ballistics and integration time, EBU R128, K-system metering (including calibration K-system metering). SPAN displays level metering statistics, headroom estimation and true peak clipping detection. Correlation metering is available as well.
TDR - Nova - (Mac & Windows)
NOVA is 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.
A user friendly WYSIWYG drag and drop display paired with a classic “knob” interface gives quick and smooth access to the various parameters driving NOVA’s powerful processing capabilities. With its four dynamic EQ bands and additional high-pass and low-pass filter sections, NOVA can meet the most exotic demand. Intuitive equal loudness functions help finding the optimal setting without getting distracted by loudness differences.
In practice, the processor covers a whole bucket of tasks:
Parametric equalization, Dynamic equalization, Frequency selective compression, Multi-band compression, Wideband compression
Of course NOVA features all helpers and workflow enhancements you’ve come to expect in a TDR plugin: A preset manager, undo/redo, A/B, detailed documentation, copy & paste, and much more.
iZotope- Ozone Imager - (Mac & Windows)
Control the width of any track, perfect for making super-wide sounds or creating narrow, mono-like sources. Make your pianos, synths, and cymbals fill up your stereo image, or tighten up your low end by narrowing bass and kick drums!
Easily widen or narrow your sounds to fit them in any mix. It’s the easiest way to spread out a narrow-sounding synth or nestle your bass guitar in the center.
Stereoize can turn mono into stereo, with no need for reverb or doubling. Use the new Stereoize II mode for subtle enhancement, or Stereoize I for a colorful phasing effect.
Three different vectorscope meters help check your stereo width and see if your left and right channels are lining up properly. Resize your plug-in window to get an even better view of the action!
Creative Intent - Temper (Mac & Windows)
Unique Phase Algorithm: Temper delivers a unique phase distortion algorithm that adds energy and clarity to any element of your mix.
Before + After Visuals: Temper's design features a real-time comparison of your input and output audio spectrum to help you see your sound.
Multiple Formats: Available in VST, VST3, and AU for both Windows and Mac OS X.
BPB - Dirty Filter - (Mac & Windows)
It’s a Free Filter:
BPB Dirty Filter is a freeware VST plugin designed by Bedroom Producers Blog. It features a pair of resonant filters and emulated analog tube circuitry. You can use the BPB Dirty Filter in your favorite DAW to add some subtle coloration or to crush the audio signal into pieces.
It’s a Versatile Filter:
Featuring a high-pass and a low-pass filter combo, BPB Dirty Filter is a useful utility for cleaning up your audio. Both filters have a range between 20 Hz and 20 kHz and the filter slope can be set to 12, 24, 36, or 48 dB/oct. The plugin also features a Mix knob and an output volume control for easy gain staging in your DAW.
It’s a Dirty Filter:
With the Drive knob set to zero, BPB Dirty Filter operates as a transparent filter plugin. In this mode, it is great for cleaning up low-frequency hum or removing high-frequency noise. However, push the Drive knob to a higher setting and BPB Dirty Filter transforms into one of the most hardcore distortion plugins around.
BPB Dirty Filter is a creative effect built for sound designers. And although it can be used as a well-behaved filter, this wild little plugin was born to apply unhealthy amounts of dirt and grit to your audio. Think of it as a versatile distortion pedal with a wide range of tones. Pick any frequency range and add any amount of distortion to it, from subtle tube saturation to earth-shattering audio destruction.
High-pass filter (20 Hz – 20 kHz), Low-pass filter (20 Hz – 20 kHz), Adjustable slope (12, 24, 36, or 48 dB/octave), Tube distortion, Mix (0 – 100%), Output volume (±12 dB).
Available for Windows & macOS, 32-bit & 64-bit compatible, VST2/VST3/AU/AAX plugin formats.
Camel Audio - Camel Crusher - (Mac & Windows)
Camel Crusher is a free ‘colouring’ multi-effect plugin. It offers two characteristically different distortion sounds which can be blended together to create a wide variety of tones and textures. Great for guitars, drums and plenty more!
There’s also a warm, smooth analogue-style low-pass filter with buckets of resonance. Assign a MIDI controller and start tweaking!
Finally, let’s not forget the easiest-to-use compressor you’ll find anywhere. It can ‘phatten’ up your sound as quickly as you can turn up the ‘Amount’ knob! Find out more in the manual.
Best of all, Camel Crusher is available free of charge!
Features: Two different distortion types, Warm, analogue-modelled resonant low-pass filter, High quality, easy-to-use compressor, with ‘Phat’ mode, Powerful ‘MIDI Learn’ function, A collection of useful Preset patches to get you started, Randomize for instant inspiration.
Camel Audio - CamelPhat 3 - (Windows)
CamelPhat is a powerful 'colouring' multi-effect that's been specially engineered to work wonders on guitar, bass and drums, adding warmth, punch and presence wherever they're required.
Four characteristically different distortion effects are included, which can be used separately or blended together to create an endless variety of tones. Camel Audio CamelPhat is a multi effect with filter, distortion, eq and compressor.
The 'Magic EQ' enhances the low end like nothing else - it's the perfect kick drum sweetener. Add to that an easy-to-use analogue-modelled compressor, three resonant filters, two LFOs and an envelope follower.
Feature highlights: 'Phattening' multi-effect, great for punchy drums, bass and lots more, Four distortion modules; warm and soft to crunchy and fat, Magic EQ, compressor, three filters, two LFOs, envelope follower, Easy-to-use, with X/Y pad and intelligent Randomize, Inverse LFO shapes for Sine, Square, Triangle, MIDI program change & 300+ categorized presets.
DFX - Monomaker 1.0.1 - (Mac & Windows)
Monomaker is a simple mono-merging and stereo-re-centering utility. You can use it to progressively mix down a stereo signal to mono and you can use it for equal power & center-shifting pans.
Valhalla - Freq Echo - (Mac & Windows)
Freq Echo is perfect for dub, Dr. Who, and all of your psychedelic needs.
Bode-Style Frequency Shifter + Analog Echo Emulation create surprising sonic effects. Subtle chorusing and double tracking to barberpole phasing and flanging to endless glissandos and runaway echos.
Valhalla - Supermassive - (Mac & Windows)
The MODE control is the most powerful Supermassive control, as the different algorithms have very different attack, sustain, and decay characteristics. For more details, head to the ValhallaSupermassive Modes blog post. Supermassive uses a variety of feedback delay networks, where each delay in the structure can be up to 2 seconds long. Combine these long delays with the unique WARP control, and the results range from echoes that slowly fade in, to cascading harmonic echoes, to lush reverbs, onwards to reverbs that decay way over the course of minutes.