Blue Cat Chorus ~ Free Vintage Chorus


From a light ensemble to a deep destructive modulation effect, Blue Cat’s Chorus can just do anything, for free! The Chorus effect was originally designed to simulate several voices, just as if several persons were playing together the same notes, but with a variable delay between them. This is one of the typical effects that you can get with Blue Cat’s Chorus. But this plug-in also enables you to drastically change the original sound and create deep pitch modulation or crazy ‘bubbling’ effects. With the additional “Spread” control on the stereo version, the famous stereo widening and head spinning chorus effects are a few click away.

www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Chorus

Find & Play ~ Foobar2000 Music Search Extension


Feature rich plug-in for foobar2000 that finds and plays music. Works great with youtube and your own media library.

Features:

Display & Play:

  • full album and track discographies
  • top tracks, similar artists, similar songs, decades
  • top 100 charts (current and historic back to 1952)
  • can use queries or track matching with last.fm tag database (so files don’t need to be tagged in any special way to identify tracks of specific genres, mood or artist locale)

Auto DJ:

  • auto DJ option with automated weighting algorithmn that can use last.fm or own data to help select better tracks

Other features:

  • operates on a minimum number of playlists, so there’s no awkward playlist management
  • nowplaying pane that provides feedback or displays configurable info on current track

github.com/Wil-B/Find-and-Play/releases
hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,121006.0.html

CamelCrusher ~ Compressor | Distortion


CamelCrusher is a free ‘colouring’ multi-effect plugin. It offers two characteristically different distortion sounds which can be blended together to create a wide variety of tones and textures. Great for guitars, drums and plenty more!

There’s also a warm, smooth analogue-style low-pass filter with buckets of resonance. Assign a MIDI controller and start tweaking!

Finally, let’s not forget the easiest-to-use compressor you’ll find anywhere. It can ‘phatten’ up your sound as quickly as you can turn up the ‘Amount’ knob! Find out more in the manual.

Best of all, CamelCrusher is available free of charge!

Features:

  • Two different distortion types.
  • Warm, analogue-modelled resonant low-pass filter.
  • High quality, easy-to-use compressor, with ‘Phat’ mode.
  • Powerful ‘MIDI Learn’ function.
  • A collection of useful Preset patches to get you started.
  • Randomize for instant inspiration.”

www.audiopluginsforfree.com/camelcrusher
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s54b0-mfq4

mp3menu ~ Linux Console Audio Player


mp3menu lets you select and play your music files using iselect and AlsaPlayer. Mainly MP3’s, but this will actually play anything AlsaPlayer and libaudio can handle, so WAV and FLAC are covered, as well as a bunch of ancient formats dating back to the 1980s. Sadly, M4A is not.

Requires:
1. AlsaPlayer
2. Iselect
3. Bash – mp3menu is a bash script. It might work with zsh, dash and other shells, or it might not.

sourceforge.net/projects/mp3menu

TDR Kotelnikov ~ Wideband Dynamics Processor


TDR Kotelnikov is a wideband dynamics processor combining high fidelity dynamic range control with deep musical flexibility. As a descendant of the venerable TDR Feedback Compressor product family, Kotelnikov has directly inherited several unique features such as a proven control scheme, individual release control for peak and RMS content, an intuitive user interface, and powerful, state of the art, high-precision algorithms.

With a sonic signature best described as “stealthy”, Kotelnikov has the ability to manipulate the dynamic range by dramatic amounts, while carefully preserving the original tone, timbre and punch of a musical signal. As such, it is perfectly suited to stereo bus compression as well as other critical applications.

The concept is “proudly digital” in the sense that it doesn’t try to emulate any previously existing device. This is the original!

Features:

  • 64bit multi-rate processing structure for highest accuracy
  • “Delta” oversampled signal path (bit transparent at 0dB gain reduction)
  • Super fast, yet natural sounding compression
  • “Crest factor” based control scheme offering independent release controls for peak and RMS events
  • Flexible sidechain highpass filter
  • Advanced stereo linking options optimized for the stereo bus
  • Delta preview mode previews the difference between compressed and original signal
  • Latency compensated, click free bypass (i.e. processing never interrupted)
  • User interface rescaling (100%, 125%, 150%)

www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-kotelnikov

WildMidi ~ A Cross-Platform Software Synthesizer


WildMIDI is a simple software MIDI player which has a core software synthesizer (softsynth) library that can be used with other applications.

www.mindwerks.net/projects/wildmidi

github.com/Mindwerks/wildmidi

TAP-plugins ~ LADSPA Linux Plugins


Tom’s Audio Processing plugins is a selection of LADSPA plugins for audio engineering on the Linux platform. Intended for use in a professional DAW environment such as Ardour, it includes high quality reverberation, echo, eq, limiter & more.

tomscii.sig7.se/tap-plugins/index

sourceforge.net/projects/tap-plugins
github.com/tomszilagyi/tap-plugins

QMP3Gain ~ MP3Gain Graphical User Interface


User interface front end supporting famous MP3Gain engine which analyzes and losslessly adjusts MP3 files to a specified target volume. A complete re-creation (made in QT5) of the original MP3Gain GUI, however it can be run on more platforms.

Features:

  • MP3
  • volume
  • lossless
  • multiplatform
  • GUI

sourceforge.net/projects/qmp3gain