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Top 5 Best Free Audio Effects

Kushmendra Sharmaa

Professional Photographer, Sound Engineer & Music Producer




[Best blog article winner, august, 2022]

Music is a powerful thing. Music producers can inspire and motivate us to do great things and it can refresh our moods like a breeze. But if your arrangement sounding dull, that is where audio effects come in.

Audio effects are a great way to spice up projects. Whether you have a podcast, YouTube video, video game, or social media video, adding audio effects can make it more interesting.

There are hundreds of different ways you can add an audio effect, but sometimes, you don’t want to spend money on them. So if you're looking to get your hands on some free audio effects you can use, this is the article for you. I have a list of the Top 5 Best Free Audio Effects that you can use.

1. Valhalla Freq Echo

The Freq Echo is a frequency shifter with analog echo emulation. It adds chorus, phasing and flanger effects. It is Compatible with Mac OS and Windows (VST/AU in 32 and 64-bit, AAX 64-b it, RTAS). My personal favourite.

You can download it here.

2. TAL Chorus-LX

TAL‘s stereo Chorus-LX is simple but powerful chorus VST. It has two different modes (I and II) that you can use separately or together.You can use it to give some grit and body to your bass or synth line. It is also compatible with Mac OS & Windows (VST/AU/AAX 32 and 64-bit).

You can download it here.

3. TDR Nova

TDR Nova is a four-band dynamic Equalizer (EQ). It allows you to make a drum track crisper or boost certain frequencies as needed. It has a built-in spectrum analyzer for precise EQing with preset manager, A/B comparison, undo/redo functions & more. It is compatible with Mac OS and Windows (VST/AU/AAX 32 and 64-bit).

You can download it here.

4. PanCake 2

PanCake 2 lets you manually draw the curves of your panning modulation & You can also generate one randomly. It is the most flexible panning VST effect you'll ever find. It's easy to use and very visual. It can pan your sounds sharply for dramatic effects. It is compatible with Mac OS or Windows (VST/AU in 32 and 64-bit).

You can download it here.

5. OTT by Xfer Records

Xfer Records’ OTT is a powerful multi-band upwards /downwards compressor. Just a small dose of the plugin can help glue tracks together or bring individual sounds forward in the mix. It is available as a VST, AU or AAX plug-in for Both Mac and PC.

You can download here.


I hope you enjoyed My blog post on free VST plugins. I know it can be difficult to find the right plugin while you're getting started, so I hope that this article helped you. Also I hope it helps you focus on making music instead of spending time testing audio plugins so you can get immediate success. Thanks for readind

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