This free VST plugins roundup features a stereo widener, loudness meter, parametric EQ combined with a compressor, transient shaper, and a compressor inspired by the iconic LA-2A.
Free VST Plugins
Each month we search the web for some of the music industry’s most essential freeware instrument and effect plugins. This list of free VST plugin downloads offers five modern tools for your arsenal. No need to spend a dime or waste time trawling the internet.
1. Infected Mushroom | Wider
Wider is a free stereo width plugin. Give any mono signal expanded stereo width or enhance the stereo image of your mix. It can also increase the stereo image of a mono signal up to 200% without compromising the phase between the sides!
2. Youlean | Loudness Meter 2
Loudness Meter helps you find the true perceived loudness of your audio and prepares it for TV or streaming services release. This full-featured metering plugin provides various metering graphs. You can inspect audio dynamics, LUFS, true peak, and loudness range. It also offers loudness presets for a variety of streaming services.
3. vladg/sound | Nova-67P
Nova-67P is a parallel parametric equalizer plugin combined with a compressor. It features a five-band parallel equalizer with auto-gain, high-pass and low-pass filters, and a multiband compressor. The Nova-67P also provides real-time spectrum analysis and external side-chain support.
4. Sonic Anomaly | Transpire
Transpire is a free transient shaper plugin. It can enhance or dampen the initial attack and sustain of any sound. Moreover, it works excellent on drums and percussion!
5. Sonic Anomaly | S.LA.X
S.LA.X is a free retro compressor inspired by the iconic LA-2A. It has an aggressive and dark character. Moreover, it sounds great on vocals, drums, bass, and acoustic guitars!