OwlPlug ~ Audio VST Plugin Manager


OwlPlug is a desktop application for Windows and Mac that simplifies VST Plugin management and installation. User installed plugins are automatically discovered and new plugins can be installed through Stores. The default store called OwlPlug Central delivers quality plugins made by the community. Any third party plugin distributors can set up a compatible Store and let owlplug interact with it. OwlPlug is still in a beta stage, all kind of feedbacks are welcomed.

owlplug

owlplug.com
github.com/DropSnorz/OwlPlug

ShuiCast ~ Foobar / WinAmp Streaming


ShuiCast is a plugin for both Winamp and Foobar2000 that provides the ability to broadcast various audio formats to a few of the major broadcasting servers. It is a continuation of the Oddcast/Edcast streaming software that can stream to either Icecast or Shoutcast servers, integrating changes made by the AltaCast and Edcast-Reborn spinoffs.

Features:

  • Stream to IceCast or ShoutCast
  • Support for Ogg Vorbis, LAME (lame_enc.dll), and AAC (libfaac.dll) – note lame_enc.dll and libfaac.dll must be downloaded separately in order to use these formats
  • Multiple encoders (you can simultaneously broadcast in multiple formats at the same time)
  • Standalone application as well as plugin for Winamp, RadioDJ and Foobar2000
  • Metadata not only from media player (i.e. Winamp) but also from a file, a URL or a window
  • Peak and RMS Meter
  • Live Recording (you can switch on/off without disconnecting the encoder)

github.com/torteshui/ShuiCast

FreeAmp ~ Audio Gear Modeler


Sounding good has never been this cheap. Even though FreeAMP may look simple, all the algorithms from our amplifying modeler plugin REAMP are still in there. In this free version, we’ve combined our favourite profiles from REAMP into one universal profile. When processing audio through FreeAMP you’ll get the sound of tape and tube saturation at the same time. It can be used on anything that needs to be vitalized, from single tracks, stems or full mixes. And the best thing is that it is Totally free! (requires an account)

Requires macOS 10.9 or later, Windows 7 (SP1) or later, running a AU, VST or AAX compatible 64-bit host.

freeamp@2x

klevgrand.se/products/freeamp

Carla ~ Cross-platform Plugin Host


Carla is a fully-featured modular audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like transport control, automation of parameters via MIDI CC and remote control over OSC.

Carla currently supports LADSPA (including LRDF), DSSI, LV2, VST2, VST3 and AU plugin formats, plus SF2 and SFZ file support. It uses JACK as the default and preferred audio driver but also supports native drivers like ALSA, DirectSound or CoreAudio.

There are 4 types of engine processing:

  • Single-client: (JACK driver only)
    Same as Multi-client, except that all JACK ports belong to a single master client.
    This is needed when a setup doesn’t support multi-client JACK apps, such as LADISH.
  • Multi-client: (JACK driver only)
    Every single plugin is exposed as a new JACK client. Audio and MIDI ports are registered as needed.
  • Rack:
    Plugins are processed in order, from top to bottom.
    Plugins with non-stereo audio channels are not supported, but a forced-stereo option is available for Mono ones.
  • Patchbay:
    Modular patchbay mode, just like in JACK Multi-client and many other modular applications.
    Every plugin gets its own canvas group and ports allowing you to interconnect plugin audio and MIDI.

carla

kx.studio/Applications:Carla
github.com/falkTX/Carla

WhySynth ~ DSSI Softsynth Plugin


WhySynth is a versatile softsynth which operates as a plugin for the DSSI Soft Synth Interface. A brief list of features:

  • 4 oscillators, 2 filters, 3 LFOs, and 5 envelope generators per voice.
  • 11 oscillator modes: minBLEP, wavecycle, chorused wavecycle, asynchronous granular, three FM modes, waveshaper, noise, PADsynth, and phase distortion.
  • 10 filter modes.
  • flexible modulation and mixdown options, plus effects.

whysynth

smbolton.com/whysynth

foo_input_dvda ~ Foobar2000 DVD-Audio Decoder


DVD-Audio Decoder input plugin and Watermark Detector / Neutralizer DSP plugins for foobar2000. Decoder is capable of playing back DVD-Audio discs, ISO images, AOB, MLP and Dolby TrueHD files in full resolution. Dedicated plugin for DTS-HD playback. APT-x100 plugin for *.AUD and *.AUE files from DTS movie / trailer discs.

sourceforge.net/projects/dvdadecoder

EasyQ ~ Easy-To-Use Equalizer


EasyQ is an easy-to-use equalizer with an arbitrary number of filter stages in series connection. Each of the filter stages can operate in one of the following modes: peak/cut (aka bell or parametric EQ), high- or low-shelving, notch and low- or highpass (both with either 6 or 12 dB/oct slope). EasyQ is also easy on the CPU and just does what an EQ is supposed to do without performing any additional voodoo. As such, it is well suited to serve as a go-to EQ for the routine equalizing tasks.

Key Features:

  • unlimited number of filter stages (“bands”)
  • each stage can be one of the following characteristics: bell, low-/high-shelf, low-/highpass (6 or 12 dB/oct), notch
  • clean equalization – no additional colorations
  • low CPU usage
  • +-48 dB gain range
  • stereo modes: linked, left/right, mid/side and mono
  • minimum phase response

EasyQ

www.rs-met.com/freebies