Kilohearts released the Kilohearts v2 collection as a free update for all existing customers. The great news is that the Snap Heap ($29 list price) modular FX plugin and the Killohearts Essentials collection (containing 30 plugins) are now free for everyone interested.

The Kilohearts Essentials bundle contains 30 miniature plugins which work as “snapins” in Kilohearts’ modular software like Snap Heap and Phase Plant.

However, you are not limited to using them as part of Kilohearts’ more extensive plugins. They work just like any other VST plugin in any DAW.

The collection covers almost any type of audio processing you can imagine, from flanging and compression to comb filtering and transient shaping.

Here’s the complete list of plugins available in the Kilohearts Essentials collection:

  • 3-Band EQ
  • Chorus
  • Delay
  • Gain
  • Limiter
  • Stereo
  • Bitcrush
  • Comb Filter
  • Compressor
  • Distortion
  • Dynamics
  • Ensemble
  • Filter
  • Flanger
  • Formant Filter
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Gate
  • Haas
  • Ladder Filter
  • Nonlinear Filter
  • Phase Distortion
  • Phaser
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Resonator
  • Reverb
  • Reverser
  • Ring Mod
  • Tape Stop
  • Trance Gate
  • Transient Shaper

The plugins work great as building blocks in Kilohearts’ modular hosts, but they work just as well when used as standalone tools. I’m a big fan of the Pitch Shifter plugin, and I use it all the time for cinematic sound design (in fact, it was used quite a lot while working on the free cinematic sound effects collection for Flame Sound).

But, speaking of Kilohearts’ modular hosts, the Snap Heap plugin is available for free until June 15th, 2022. It’s a modular playground for building complex sound effects by connecting, you guessed it, the snapins available in the Kilohearts Essentials bundle.

In other words, you can build your dream modular sound effects by mixing and matching any of the effects listed above.

So, putting everything together, this is how you can get all of this software from Kilhoearts for free:

First, visit the Snap Heap page and get your free license. Download the installer, and you should get instant access to all the free plugins included in the Kilohearts Essentials bundle. Once you’ve installed everything, the Kilohearts Essentials collection and Snap Heap should be available in your DAW.

Did the download process work for you? Please let me know in the comments section below.

More info: Snap Heap / Kilohearts Essentials

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