Need some quality sounds and effects for your productions but don’t want to break the bank? We are covering the nicest free plug-ins that show up each week. This time, we have three really good tools – plug-ins by Bakuage, a binaural panner from Sennheiser, and a big-boy ROMpler from SampleScience. It’s all great stuff, so enjoy it and come back next week for more!
Free Plug-ins by Bakuage
Developer Bakuage released three free plug-ins – a compressor, panner, and spectrum analyzer.
BasicComp is a dynamics processor with adjustable knee and four controls – Fixed Volume, Speed, Ratio, and Stereo Expander. It’s designed for mastering and processing vocal or drum tracks.
ITDPanner controls the panning of stereo sound sources without degrading sound quality or channel interference. The plug-in incorporates Interaural Time Difference control, a Balance control, and swapping of input signals.
DRAnalyzer displays real-time spectrum analysis as well as past spectrums as a distribution. It is possible to see the dynamic range of each band, making for great compatibility with multi-band compressors. Furthermore, the spectrum can be corrected according to human hearing, letting you see the sound as it’s heard. Good stuff!
- The Bakuage plug-ins are Windows-only and can be downloaded here.
AMBEO Orbit by Sennheiser
Sennheiser published a free plug-in, Ambeo, designed for mixing binaural content. It lets you position mono or stereo sources into the 3D sound field, avoiding unwanted coloration. The clarity control lets you choose how much binaural coloration to apply. There’s also an interface for binaural room reflections, giving you the opportunity to improve spatial accuracy.
There are other Ambeo plug-ins available from Sennheiser, such as A-B Converter and Pattern.
- AMBEO Orbit is available in AAX, VST, and AU formats for Mac and Windows. Download here and check out the rest of the AMBEO plug-ins.
SampleScience Player – Huge Free ROMpler
SampleScience know sampling like the back of their hand so they cooked up a huge release that’s certainly going to help a great many producers. Player is a ROMpler with 200 instruments that cover pianos, synth, drums, and many more sounds. They content is public domain, CC 3.0, or made for music production. Each sound has its license shown on its GUI, so you’ll know that your music will stay legit
- Player is available for both Windows and Mac. Head to SampleScience for the download.