Audio Damage Offers 35 FREE Legacy Audio Plugins
Audio Damage offers 35 legacy VST plugins as free downloads from their website.
The collection includes all previously freeware and discontinued audio plugins developed by Audio Damage. You’ll find free compressors, reverbs, distortions, modulation effects, drum synths, a subtractive synthesizer, and more.
I still use some of these as go-to mixing and sound design tools. RoughRider3 is one of my favorite compressors, and FuzzPluss 3 is a fantastic distortion.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the included freebies.
FuzzPlus 3 is a versatile distortion effect. It features an analog-style distortion algorithm and a filter module based on the one found in the Korg MS-20 analog synthesizer.
It’s one of the best filter/distortion combos on the market. The distortion algorithm is superb, and the filter screams just like the MS-20 filter.
If you’re looking for something relatively similar, check out our free BPB Dirty Filter plugin.
ADverb is a vintage-style plate reverb effect. It’s easy to use but offers plenty of control over the reverb algorithm.
“ADverb is a model of a vintage digital plate reverberator. It faithfully recreates the thick sonic character and easy-to-use interface of those early units, while providing the low noise floor and big headroom inherent in modern software-based reverb.”
You can fine-tune the reverb length and size, pre-delay, diffusion, and tone. It also features a mix slider and an input level control.
Tattoo is an old-school drum machine by Audio Damage. It features all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a virtual analog synth.
“Audio Damage’s first instrument, Tattoo, is a drum synthesizer where everything old is new again. Featuring 12 independent “voice-tuned” synthesizer topologies loosely based on the X0X series, and a sophisticated step/mod sequencer, Tattoo is at home in all forms of electronic music production.”
There are twelve drum channels (kick, snare, toms, hats, etc.), each featuring a set of controls to fully customize the sound. Tattoo’s most remarkable feature, though, is the built-in sequencer. It lets you build drum loops from scratch while applying randomization and modulation to come up with unexpected results.
The plugins are available for free download from the Audio Damage website. You don’t need to sign up. Simply visit the download page linked below to get the plugins for free.
Most plugins are available in 32-bit and 64-bit VST2 and AU plugin formats for Windows and macOS (although some come in different formats).
Download: Audio Damage