Doctor Synth’s Favorite Free Effects:
Tools I keep in my toolbox

Audio Damage – Rough Rider 3 – distortion
https://audiodamage.com/pages/free-downloads
Blue Cat Audio – Free Pack – Chorus, Flanger, Amp, FreqAnalyst, Gain Suite, Phaser, Triple EQ
https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Bundle_FreewarePack/
Cableguys – PanCake 2 – panning control
http://www.cableguys.com/pancake.html
Caelum Audio – Tape Cassette 2 – tape emulator
https://www.caelumaudio.com/CaelumAudio/?Page=TapeCassette2
Camel Audio – Camel Crusher
https://www.audiopluginsforfree.com/camelcrusher/
Digital Fish Phones – Fish Fillets -Blockfish compressor, Floorfish gate, Spitfish de-esser
http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5
Ignite Amps – Electric Bass & Electric Guitar amplifier models and effects
http://www.igniteamps.com/#software

  • Emissary – tube amp
  • NadIR – speaker & cabinet modeling
  • NRR-1
  • Profet-1
  • Pteq-x
  • Shb
  • The Anvil
  • Ts-999
  • TSB
IK Multimedia – Amplitude Custom Shop – Guitar Amp & FX
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/index.php?R=INIT&FV=free-software-related-products&CV=Other%20Filter&PSEL=freesoftware
IK Multimedia – T-RackS Custom Shop – Mixing & Mastering Plugins
https://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/index.php?R=INIT&FV=free-software-related-products&CV=Other%20Filter&PSEL=freesoftware
iZotope Vinyl – creates the crackle and hiss of your old LPs.
https://www.izotope.com/en/products/vinyl.html
Kilohearts – Free Effects
https://kilohearts.com/

  • 3 Band EQ
  • Chorus
  • Delay
  • Gain
  • Limiter
  • Stereo
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Reverser
  • Trance Gate
Klanghelm FX
https://klanghelm.com/contents/main.php

  • DC1A Compressor
  • IVGI saturation & distortion
  • MJUCjr variable tube compressor
Melda Production – MFreeFX Bundle – a collection of 37 tools including analyzers, panning, comb filters, tremolo
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MFreeFXBundle
Metric Halo – Thump – adds sub frequencies to improve the weight of bass and drum parts.
https://mhsecure.com/metric_halo/products/software/thump.html
PSP Audioware – Pianoverb – Piano string reverberation
http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/reverbs/psp_pianoverb/
PureMagnetik – Driftmaker – Delay Disintegration Device
https://puremagnetik.com/collections/free-plugins
Sir Audio Tools – Sir2 convolution reverb
https://www.siraudiotools.com/sir2.phpEchoThief Impulse Response Library – to use with convolution reverbs
http://www.echothief.com/?page_id=261%20target=Waves Impulse Response Library
https://www.waves.com/downloads/ir-convolution-reverb-library
Smart Electronix – Ambience – algorithmic reverbs
http://magnus.smartelectronix.com
TAL Software – TAL Effects (Chorus, Filter-2, Reverb, Vocoder)
https://tal-software.com/products
TB Audio – Spectral Tilt
https://www.tb-software.com/TBProAudio/stiltv2.html
Tritik – Krush – bit-crusher
https://www.tritik.com/products/krush/
U-He – Protoverb – room simulator
https://u-he.com/products/protoverb/
Valhalla – Freq Echo – dubby frequency shifter + echo
https://valhalladsp.com/shop/delay/valhalla-freq-echo/
Valhalla Supermassive Valhalla’s Supermassive is a superb echo + reverb
https://valhalladsp.com/shop/reverb/valhalla-supermassive/
Voxengo FX – 13 effects and utilities
https://www.voxengo.com/group/free-vst-plugin-download/