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List continues: Effects

--- Reverb ---

The result of testing a lot of free reverbs (testresults of all the reverbs are further down this thread

- EpicVerb: My new favorite. I will use this mainly for finalizing a mix - http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/downloads/
- Ambience reverb: one of the very best (NOW FREE!) reverbs around - http://magnus.smartelectronix.com/#Ambience
- FreeverbToo: Nice colouring and low CPU, my main reverb for inserts - http://www.sinusweb.de/freetoo.html
- Roommachine 844: has a nice character to it, especially for vocals - http://www.silverspike.com/?Products:RoomMachine_844
- Nusofting Reverbering: specifically small rooms for vocals - http://nusofting.liqihsynth.com/freeplugins.html
- Antress Spacer: FAT drums !!! - http://antress.er-webs.com/
- Sweet Boy SH1 reverb: clean sounding with just 1.9% CPU I can stick this in a mix anywhere I need it - http://rekkerd.org/sweetboy-vst/ (it's in the SH1-package)
PSP Pianoverb: quite a specific sound, not for bread and butter use - http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/...psp_pianoverb/

--- Delay ---

- Variety of Sound NastyDLA - the new 'best' free delay - http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/...-release-info/
- Kjaerhus Classic Delay: simple and versatile - NOTE: the Kjaerhus site is gone, so download here: http://www.acoustica.com/plugins/vst-directx.htm
- e-phonic RetroDelay: for more modulated fx - http://www.e-phonic.com/plugins/retrodelay.php
- arcDev ET-301: Boss DM-100 emulation (with 'extras'), full of vintage sweetness - http://www.divshare.com/download/11419572-47e
- Sweetboy SH-1 delay: again (incredible low CPU) to have something to stick anywhere when needed - http://rekkerd.org/sweetboy-vst/ (it's in the SH1-package)

... and finally ReaDelay for multi-taps

--- Equalizers ---

Somewhere I read you never can have to much equalizers... but I narrowed my list down anyway.

- Electri-Q Posihfopit: like ReaEQ but with loads of additional functionality - http://www.aixcoustic.com/index.php/..._edition/30/0/
- TAL Ultra Simple EQ: seems very handy for some 'quick fixes' - http://kunz.corrupt.ch/?Products:VST_TAL-USE
- BaxterEQ - Baxandal shelving EQ from Bootsy, something 'else' - http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/...eleased-today/
- BootEQ mk II: very characteristic sound, definitely more than 'just EQ' - http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/...-release-info/
- Push Tec: another one that can do some magic to my mix - http://sites.google.com/site/leftoverlasagne/

Not only an EQ but this is the best place to put it:

- NastyVCS: a virtual consolestrip with EQ, saturation and dynamics - http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/...console-strip/

--- Compressors, Expanders & Limiters ---

A few compressors that are a nice addition to the great compressors that are available with Reaper like ReaComp.

- Molot: this has become a favorite of many since it's initial release - http://vladgsound.wordpress.com/plugins/molot/
- De la Mancha Sixtyfive: Used to be payware, now free, dbx 165A style compressor - http://delamanchavst.wordpress.com/2...e-is-now-free/
- Density mkII: very good bus-compressor, my goto for drum submixes - http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/...eleased-today/
- Roughrider: Coloring compressor for specific duties - http://www.audiodamage.com/downloads...php?pid=ADF002
- ThrillseekerVBL: Bootsy's new 'vintage broadcast limiter' - https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com...dcast-limiter/
- TDR Feedback Compressor II: absolute clean sounding compressor, great for master-tracks and busses - http://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-feedback-compressor-2/
- jsCompShaper: a mix (morph) between a compressor and a transient shaper - http://electric-snow.net/plugins.html
- GranComp3: My goto multi-band compressor, sounds pretty smooth tmo - http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=467
- LoudMax - very transparent sounding (brickwall) limiter, my default on the master-bus - http://loudmax.blogspot.nl/

--- Saturation, Exciters, Shapers, etc. ---

NOTE: this section is 'under construction', the listed plugins are under testing. If you have suggestions for this section just post to the discussion

- Flux Bittersweet II
- RGC High Frequency Stimulator
- Dominion
- Rubytube
- TesslaPRO
- X-cita
- JB Ferox
- FerricTDS
- THD
- BassLane

--- Modulation FX ---

Here goes chorus, phasers, flangers, tremolos and stuff like that.

- CloneEnsemble BassChorus: not only for bass - http://www.cloneensemble.com/bc_main.htm
- CloneEnsemble BassPhaser: also not only for bass, sounds very smooth - download link above.
- Kjaerhus Classic Chorus: just plain useful with nice presets - Download link is under the delays.
- Kjaerhus Classic Phaser: same as the chorus, sounds good with nice presets - download link is under the delays.
- Luxonix LFX-1310: stack 3 FX (can be 3 same FX) - http://www.luxonix.com/home/en/products.html?id=lfx1310

--- Amp-sims & Distortion ---

NOTE: this section is 'under construction', the listed plugins are under testing. If you have suggestions for this section just post to the discussion

- FrettedSynth Freeamp 2/3
- AcmeBarGig Shred
- Voxengo Boogex
- AradazAmp (several)
- Dirthead
- Greenmachine Amp

--- Vocal tools ---

- Spitfish: Nice de-esser, for when you need one - http://www.digitalfishphones.com/mai...em=2&subItem=5
- Big Tick Hexaline: can give you a nice double-tracking sound, great for backing vocals - http://rapiddigger.com/download/big-...1-rar-6663036/ (download seems gone from the BigTick website)
- Vocals: vocal exciter, can do some quick touch-ups to your recording - http://www.mildonstudios.com/m2/page6.aspx

NOTE: this section is 'under construction', the listed plugins are under testing. If you have suggestions for this section just post to the discussion

- Vocals 2
- Terry West vocal plugs (several)
- Kerovee
- Gsnap
- TAL Vocoder
- EVM Syncoder

--- Stereo Tools ---

- Voxengo StereoTouch: adding some width to a mono-signal - http://www.voxengo.com/product/stereotouch/
- Flux Stereotool: add more stereo-mixing power, including stereo field analyser -

NOTE: this section is 'under construction', the listed plugins are under testing. If you have suggestions for this section just post to the discussion

- SteroidBouncer
- MB Stereoizer
- Stereo Pan (no idea where this came from, if you know please post)
- HBasm Stereoizer
- JB Omnisone

--- Filters, Rythmic gates, Choppers, etc. ---

- Scuzzphut6 v2: The grand-daddy of all trance-gates, also useful for other styles - http://www.box.net/shared/2cl49y5t7s

NOTE: this section is 'under construction', the listed plugins are under testing. If you have suggestions for this section just post to the discussion

- dBlue Glitch
- AraldFX Stormgate
- Rhythmic Tangent
- Neon Gate
- Ohmforce Frohmage
- Multilens
- Northpole
- TheModulator 2
- 2rule Filter
- BTS tepfilter
- Classic Auto Filter

--- Loop-tools ---

- Beatburner: Mangle and re-synthesize your loops - http://beatburner.blogspot.com/2008/...-now-free.html
- Loopdrive: Loop-slicer including it's own pattern-sequencer to play the slices - http://www.yedey.com/tag/loopdrive/

--- Mastering Processors ---

- BuzzRizer Light: Great mastering processor, does 'spectral dynamics' - http://www.trifex.de/buzzrizerlight.html
- Endorphin: the closest freeware to PSP's Vintagewarmer, also great on specific instruments - http://www.digitalfishphones.com/mai...em=2&subItem=3
- C3 Multiband Comp: One of the best and very versatile multiband comp - http://www.geocities.jp/webmaster_of.../index.html#c3
- JB Broadcast: Multiband compressor, spatial enhancer and brickwall limiter - http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/ (look for 'freeware').

--- Measurement ---

- Roger Nichols Digital Inspector: Get some very specific readings on your master-buss - http://www.kaosaudio.com/roger-nicho...nspector-free/
- Voxengo Span: the most functional free analyzer available - http://www.voxengo.com/product/span/
- TT Dynamic Range Meter - http://www.dynamicrange.de/sites/def...ter%201_4a.zip

--- Miscellaneous Tools ---

Some specific plugins that are a nice complement to both Reaper and the other plugins listed here.

- ZEN Preset manager: this is THE synth/preset manager, makes handling and sharing presets a breeze - http://www.bigtickaudio.com/zen/about-zen
- StepBeater: small stepsequencer, you can drag a sequence into Reaper as a midi-item - http://users.frii.com/saffleck/stepbeater.html

NOTE: this section is 'under construction', the listed plugins are under testing. If you have suggestions for this section just post to the discussion

- Chordspace
- Major Sketchpad
- Voxengo latencydelay
- VSTnotes
- Sonic Assault Midiseq2
- BlueCat Stereo Gain

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