Treat yourself this week to the candy of the music production world: effects plug-ins. These grade-A free chorus, filter, and amp simulator effects come from a trio of developers at the top of the alphabetical list: Acon Digital, Audified, and Audio Assault. Putting them to use will be better (and better for you) than a sugar high.
Acon Digital Multiply chorus plug-in
Everyone loves a beautiful chorus effect, and Acon Digital, the name behind several acclaimed commercial plug-ins and the Reverb.com Solo free reverb effect, presents the free Multiply chorus with a unique distinction. Each of up to 6 simulated voices is processed with a phase randomizing filter to avoid unwanted comb filter effects. It can modulate both the pitch and loudness, and a built-in EQ and pre-delay can effect the signal.
Multiply can widen the spatial image of a sound, simulate several players performing the same tones, and more. It comes in 32- and 64-bit versions for AAX, AU, and VST formats on Windows or OS X systems.
▪Chorus effect with up to six separate voices
▪Randomized phase filters in order to avoid comb filtering effects while keeping delay times short
▪Integrated equalizer for the effect signal
▪Graphical visualization of equalizer frequency response
▪Undo and redo parameter changes
▪Save, load and categorize user presets
Audio Assault Filter Crusher
Filter plug-ins can get really complex, and that can be super cool, but simple and powerful also makes for an attractive filter plug-in. That’s what Filter Crusher offers. It has both highpass and lowpass simultaneous 12 dB filters, each with cutoff and resonance control. Also, a Crush mode utilizes a modeled tube circuit to engage a tube-style distortion and dirty up your sounds.
Filter Crusher sounds good on almost anything, and it’s fully MIDI mappable.
Audified AmpLion Free simulated amp plug-in
A free, light version of AmpLion Pro ($99), AmpLion Free uses the same level of Audified’s circuit modeling technology. A Track Player lets you play along with your favorite songs, and the metronome’s speed control can slow down or speed up those songs as you require.
To make matters better, AmpLion Free comes with the GK Amplification 2 LE amp/speaker model plug-in and inTone 2 live effects processor and VI host as part of Audified’s free Live Guitar and Bass Bundle LE.
AmpLion Free features:
•A 5-channel valve guitar amp
•2 guitar cabinets with mic positioning
•Intelligent metronome (NEW)
•Sophisticated audio player (NEW)
•Advanced recorder (NEW)
•Plug-in module - VST/AU/AAX