YALA

YALA free compressor by Analog Obsession

YALA is a free compressor VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by Analog Obsession. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

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Yet Another Limiting Amplifier!

Burn it with YALA! Famous Vari-Mu Limiting Amplifier in your DAW! Add shine to your mixes. Level vocals and basses especially but it’s good for all purposes! Even without compressor use it as line amp or summing amp.

True Component & Circuit Modeling

Re-drawing and designing original circuit carefully and emulated original fingerprint of gear with our technology. Carefully designed transformers and tubes. Fully emulated vari-mu limiting amplifier.

Supported Plug-in Formats

AU – VST2 (Win/OSX).

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10
Any VST/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system.

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended).

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended).

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM.

http://analogobsession.com/

X-Tube

X-Tube free overdrive | saturation by Xenium Audio

X-Tube is a free overdrive and saturation VST plugin developed by Xenium Audio. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

X-Tube is a Microsoft Windows VST plugin that simulates tube amplifier saturation effect. VST plugin can be used in Microsoft Windows 32/64-bit (XP SP2 or later, Windows 7) OS with any VST DAW.

Featuring:

  • Type of vacuum tube for simulation – 12AX7.
  • Mono, Stereo, Quadro and 5.1 audio track support.
  • 64-bit floating point processing.
  • Easy to use and operate.
  • Zero latency processing.
  • Works with any samplerate and blocksize.
  • 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x oversampling mode.
  • IIR-type 3 Band equalizer with ±12dB range.
  • Separate adjustment of drive and bias.

Presets:

  • 12 Factory presets.
  • 8 User presets.

System requirements:

  • 1.2GHz CPU or higher.
  • 512MB RAM or higher.
  • Platform: Windows [32-bit, 64-bit].

http://www.xeniumaudio.com/

Tube Saturator Vintage

Tube Saturator Vintage free overdrive | saturation by Wave Arts

Tube Saturator Vintage is a free overdrive and saturation VST, VST3, Audio Unit, AAX plugin developed by Wave Arts. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Tube Saturator Vintage is a free reissue of the original Tube Saturator.

Tube Saturator Vintage uses circuit simulation technology to faithfully reproduce the sound of a dual triode preamp. While it sounds great, the circuit simulation technology is very CPU intensive, that’s why Wave Arts developed its successor, Tube Saturator 2, vastly more efficient, nearly identical in simulation accuracy, and with added features. However, some users prefer the sound of the original and requested it, so they’ve re-released it as a free plug.

Find out more and download it at wavearts.com/products/plugins/tube-saturator-vintage

http://www.wavearts.com/

Temper

Temper free distortion by Creative Intent

Temper is a free distortion VST, VST3, Audio Unit plugin developed by Creative Intent. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Temper is a modern digital distortion plugin which combines a rich saturation curve and a unique phase distortion, with a resonant lowpass filter at the beginning of the signal chain and a feedback loop through the distortion stage.

Temper’s phase distortion offers unique harmonic excitement in the higher frequency components of your sound, bringing character and clarity to any element of your mix. And with a classic overdrive and versatile resonant lowpass pre-filter, Temper delivers a modern tone that brings an all new edge to your sound.

This is our first plugin, and the source code is available under GPLv3.

https://www.creativeintent.co/

SoftAmp 3OD

SoftAmp 3OD free amp-simulator by AXP

SoftAmp 3OD is a free amp simulator VST plugin developed by AXP. Compatible OS(s): Windows.

AXP SoftAmp 3OD
Vacuum Triode Stage simulator.

A single triode stage circuit typical for guitar preamps is captured in this plugin. The model engine is based on a system of non-linear ODEs. Some smart calculation techniques are used to reduce the computational load.

This effect could be used to apply mild tube overdrive to add some presence to your tracks, or you could chain a couple of instances together for a full-blown high-gain overdrive. You may want to throw in some EQ as well to better shape the signal and use a poweramp/speaker simulator afterwards.

The plugin UI has a real-time transfer characteristic plot display. It provides an overview of the things going on inside the tube. It also has a peak-detecting algorithm that will flash a line when the level exceeds 0dB. You can monitor stereo channels separately or at once by clicking the corresponding buttons under the plot display.

16x switchable oversampling is also implemented to reduce the aliasing effects. Please note that for the most time the aliasing is low enough to switch off the oversampling. When oversampling is enabled, the plot display will not be of much use, because of the phase smearing introduced by the oversampling filters. Still good enough for monitoring the in/out levels.

The model has 3 core controls to configure the circuit:

  • 3 different triode models: 12AX7, 12AU7, 12AT7.
  • 3 different plate voltages: 150v, 250v, 350v.
  • 3 different cathode capacitors: 0.47uF, 1uF, 22uF.

The gain/level controls are combined into a single knob that is operated with left and right mouse buttons.

The “Normalize Output” control enables the normalization of peak-to-peak output voltage swing across all triode configurations, particularly different plate voltages. By default it’s turned off to reflect the natural triode stage behavior, which could be regarded as a normalized small-signal gain.

Please note that output signal is not clipped at 0dB to let you overdrive chained stages using more that one plugin instance connected in series. Make sure to watch the output level or use a hard limiter somewhere in your signal chain.

Clicking on the SoftAmp logo in the plugin will bring up the “About” window with a version number and contact details.

Thanks to everyone who has voted for SoftAmp 3OD in the Developer Challenge and used it in their work.

Change history:

1.0.6 (15-Sep-2013):

  • 64-bit version.
  • Fixed memory leak on UI close.
  • Size optimization.
  • Different stability improvements.
  • Added more presets.

1.0.5 (20-Dec-2012):

  • Fixed a bug with UI not opening if another instance of the plugin is closed.

1.0.4 (10-Dec-2012):

  • Significantly reduced the amount of “clicks” during the parameter change. More user feedback is appreciated.
  • Reworked GUI code to fix some drawing problems. The plugin scanning/loading should be come much smoother across different hosts. Thanks to Martin LeFever for reporting this one and helping to narrow-down the issue.

1.0.3 (5-Dec-2012):

  • “Normalize” feature wasn’t working as intended. Fixed, added description.

1.0.2 (16-Nov-2012):

  • Prevented possible floating-point underflow.

1.0.1 (10-Nov-2012):

  • Fixed dependency on MS CRT library.
  • Changed signal phase to allow external dry/wet mixing.
  • Fixed UI buttons half-lit at startup.
  • Optimized CPU load (should no longer cause audio dropouts during parameter change) and model accuracy.
  • Slightly reduced audible clicks during triode mode/plate voltage change.

1.0.0 (20-Oct-2012):

  • Initial release for DC-12.

Installation:

Unzip the archive and put the “AXP SoftAmp 3OD.dll” or “AXP SoftAmp 3OD x64.dll” to
your VST folder. Make sure to select the one appropriate for your system (Win32 or x64).

Notes:

  • This plug-in requires the Windows Imaging Component library. It’s included in all Windows versions starting with Windows XP SP3. If you are using Windows XP SP2, you can get it as a stand-alone library here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=32
  • It is my hobby to develop the VST audio effect models. I’m not getting paid for it and I use my own limited spare time to do this work. If you like my projects and would want to encourage the future work please consider doing anything from the following list:
    – Tell your friends about my site and my plug-ins
    – Send me audio samples you’ve made with my plug-ins
    – Drop me a line or two with any comments and suggestions
    – Make a small donation through my web site.

License:
This software is licensed for an unlimited usage by everyone, including personal,
commercial and scientific applications. You are NOT allowed to modify it (including both the binary code and the copyright information) or sell it, in either stand-alone or
bundled form. The plug-in is provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind. In no event I shall be liable for any damage associated with the usage of this software. I encourage further distribution by sharing a link to the effect web page.

Please send your questions and suggestions to my e-mail or post them on the site.

VST is a registered trademark of Steinberg, GmbH.

AXP SoftAmp 3OD (c) 2012-2013 Alexander Petrov-Savchenko.

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http://www.soft-amp.com/

SGA1566

SGA1566 free overdrive | saturation by Shattered Glass Audio

SGA1566 is a free overdrive and saturation VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by Shattered Glass Audio. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

SGA1566 preamplifier is loosely based on a single channel all tube vintage preamplifier. To achieve the most authentic analog sound, the whole circuit is simulated in real time using the high performance circuit simulator. This level of sound fidelity comes at a price of high CPU utilization. For cases where such a CPU hit is prohibitive, we have added a model that is significantly less CPU intensive but slightly less accurate than the circuit simulation.

Use SGA1566 preamp to add warmth to a track, as a saturation compressor, or to add “dirt” with tube overdrive.

Features:

  • Authentic analog sound through real-time high-performance circuit simulation.
  • Preamp featuring two 12AX7 voltage amplification stages.
  • CPU friendly model of the circuit.
  • Two-band active Baxandall EQ that can be placed either at the beginning or at the end of the signal chain.
  • Up to 4x oversampling.
  • Mono or stereo processing mode.

http://www.shatteredglassaudio.com

SeteChave

SeteChave free compressor by AudioFB

SeteChave is a free compressor VST, VST3, Audio Unit, AAX plugin developed by AudioFB. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Mono/Stereo “pumper” compressor, indicated for use in tracks that require beyond dynamic range control, also “punch”:

  • Input – Input signal gain control from -12db to + 12db.
  • Att – Attack ranging from 1.2ms to 500ms.
  • Rel – Release ranging from 20ms to 5s.
  • Threshold – with decibel range from 0db to -36db.
  • Ratio – Compression ratio, ranging from 1:1 to 20:1.
  • Knee – Curve gives compression, which varies between values 1 and 5 Output – Output signal gain control from -12db to + 12db.

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https://audiofb.com

Rare

Rare free eq by Analog Obsession

Rare is a free equalizer VST, Audio Unit plugin developed by Analog Obsession. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

Something from past!

“Rare” signature for low end from past. Simply run your all mix or single tracks with magic! Shining highs, burning tubes.

True Component & Circuit Modeling

Re-drawing and designing original circuit carefully and emulated original fingerprint of gear with our technology. Carefully designed transformers and tubes. Fully emulated tube program eq.

BANDs.

Low band selectable from 20 Hz to 100 Hz. independent boost cut and famous trick.

High band selectable from 3 kHz to 16 kHz.

High cut selectable from 5 kHz to 20 kHz.

Independent clean output.

Totally clean output rom -12 dB to 12 dB. Emulating nothing! Added after tube gain stage and output transformer.

Supported Plug-in Formats

AU – VST2 (Win/OSX).

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10
Any VST/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system.

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended).

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended).

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM.

http://analogobsession.com/

PTEq-X

PTEq-X free overdrive | saturation | eq by Ignite Amps

PTEq-X is a free overdrive and saturation and eq VST, VST3, Audio Unit plugin developed by Ignite Amps. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

PTEq-X is a digital emulation of 3 famous vintage passive program equalizers.

It has been developed to have all the characteristics of the original hardware, plus some circuit improvements and additional features to increase its versatility.
Every single component on the signal path of the real analog circuit has been taken into account and modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound, keeping an eye on CPU performance and real-time playability at the same time.
PTEq-X is meant to be used as a studio equalizer for tracking, mixing and mastering inside hosts capable of VST or AU Plug-Ins support.

Main Features:

  • Three different equalization modules with perfectly analog curve response even at highest frequencies.
  • Ignite Amps 3rd generation triode stage analog modeling for 4 different tube types.
  • Additional selectable frequencies for the PEQ1A model, compared to the original design.
  • Refined filters frequency precision for the MQ5 and HL3C models, compared to the original design.
  • Switchable equalizers and tube stage modeling for better CPU usage management.
  • Switchable linear phase oversampling for aliasing reduction.
  • Global input / output level controls.
  • Mono / Stereo processing support.
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point processing.
  • Fully automatable controls.
  • Ignite Amps proprietary preset management system with bank file import/export functions.

http://www.igniteamps.com/

NA Analog Rack Delay

NA Analog Rack Delay free delay | echo by Nembrini Audio

NA Analog Rack Delay is a free delay and echo VST, VST3, Audio Unit, AAX plugin developed by Nembrini Audio. Compatible OS(s): Windows 64b, macOS.

The Analog Rack Delay plugin is the power of Nembrini Audio‘s delay algorithms in a simple package! BPM Sync, stereo spread circuit and a very juicy sound.

Nembrini Audio has taken the guitarists most preferred analog and digital effect pedals and has repacked it in new rack style plugins easy to use and extremely powerful at the same time, with the addition of a custom design tube preamp virtual circuit which gives color to the signal in a very special way.

Just insert the Analog Rack Delay plugin in your tracks to hear its beautiful analog tube coloration.

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https://www.nembriniaudio.com/