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Best free plug-ins 01/05

Best free plug-ins this week  ·  Source: Spitfire Audio / AudioFusion:Bureau / Sender Spike / Gearnews

New year, new free plug-ins! This week, we’ve got a new release in the Spitfire Audio Labs series, and not one, but two free compressors. Check out LABS Strings 2, SeteChave and SN-05G.

Feel free to browse our archives for many more free plug-ins!

Spitfire Audio LABS Strings 2

Spitfire Audio LABS Strings 2Everytime Spitfire Audio releases another one of its wonderful LABS plug-ins, I make sure to download it. Why? Because the LABS library is full of interesting, unconventional sounds, which you won’t find anywhere else. And they’re all free! Here’s the sequel to LABS Strings, which was one of the first plug-ins of the series. Strings 2 comes with three new playing techniques: pizzicato, Bartok pizz and swells ensemble, performed by 14 players.

Spitfire Audio LABS Strings 2 is available for Windows and macOS in VST2, VST3, AAX and AU formats.

Get LABS Strings 2 here

AudioFusion:Bureau SeteChave

AudioFusion SeteChaveSeteChave by AudioFusion:Bureau is a free stereo compressor plug-in designed to provide a pumping effect. Judging by the demo video and the GUI of the plug-in, the makers thought of heavy rock music when they made it. But an aggressive compressor is useful in any musical genre. SeteChave has controls for threshold, ratio, attack and release, as well as an adjustable knee and input / output level controls.

SeteChave runs on Windows and macOS in VST, VST3, AAX and AU formats.

Download SeteChave here

Sender Spike SN-05G

Sender Spike SN-05GOver the past few weeks, new developer Sender Spike has been a regular guest in this freeware column with plug-ins like SN-03G and SN-04G. Here’s the newest one: SN-05G is a brickwall limiter with up to 24 dB of gain. It features a fixed attack time and the release time can be adjusted from 0.1 ms to 20 ms. It only has three controls and a level meter, but sometimes that’s all you need!

SN-05G is a VST plug-in for Windows only (32 / 64 bit).

Get SN-05G here

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