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Best free plug-ins this week

Best free plug-ins this week: SPACEEXPANDER, Mackity and Reverse Delay  ·  Source: Ekssperimental Sounds Studio, Gearnews

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This week’s collection of free plug-ins starts off with a great spring reverb rack extension for Reason. We’ve also got an emulation of the input stage of a classic Mackie Mixer and a very useful reverse effect. Check out SPACEXPANDER, Mackity and Reverse Delay.

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SPACEXPANDER

Ekssperimental Sounds Studio Past to Future Reverbs SPACEEXPANDER

Source: Ekssperimental Sounds Studio

This free Rack Extension for Reason is a collaboration effort by Ekssperimental Sounds Studio and Past To Future Reverbs. It’s a spring reverb module based on impulse responses, which were combined with a tube amplifier and dual-mode filter to deliver classic spring reverbs straight to your Reason rack. There’s also a dry/wet mix knob and an output level control. You can choose from eight different IRs and the filter cutoff frequency can be controlled via a CV input on the back.

SPACEXPANDER is currently only available as a Rack Extension for Reason. The developer says that VST and AU versions are in the works.

Get SPACEEXPANDER here

Airwindows Mackity

Airwindows Mackity

Source: YouTube / Airwindows

Chris aka Airwindows has been on a roll recently. After Galactic, he’s now back with an emulation of the input stage of the original (pre-VLZ) Mackie 1202. This compact mixer shaped the sound of countless underground tracks throughout the 90s. The Mackity plug-in brings the raw punch of the 1202 to your DAW. This one’s not about emulating expensive high-end equipment, but about a tiny mixer whose “spongy slam and gleaming brain-fry overload” (Airwindows) had a huge impact on 90s underground.

Mackity is available for Windows and macOS in VST and AU formats.

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Get Mackity here

Saschart Reverse Delay

Saschart Reverse Delay

Source: Saschart

Reverse Delay by Saschart is just what it says it is: a reverse delay effect. The delay rate can sync to the song tempo and offers various rhythmic subdivisions. In addition to the essential feedback, dry and wet controls, Reverse Delay includes a pan width knob for alternating left and right delays, and a low pass filter for shaping the sound. The developer says that it uses very little CPU power. If you like it, check out Saschart’s many other free plug-ins – there’s a whole bunch of them.

Reverse Delay is available for macOS and Windows in VST and AU formats.

Get Reverse Delay here

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One response to “Best free plug-ins this week: SPACEXPANDER, Mackity and Reverse Delay”

    John Gloss says:
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    SPACEXPANDER is a hassle.
    I happily installed SPACEXPANDER Rack Extension in Reason and then angrily removed it. It requires online authorization which means every time I load Reason, whether or not I want to use SPACEXPANDER, a new window appears that I have to OK. This plugin is “free” but if it forces me to do something extra, it ain’t free.

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