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Free Plugins for Logic Pro

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On this dedicated page on the Logic Pro Expert website you’ll find an extensive, super-duper and easy-to-browse list of free plugins for Logic Pro, developed by a wide range of audio plugin developers both indy and commercial. For most of Logic Pro Expert’s readers, this will be a far better alternative to browsing the Free Plugins category archive page – which already has proven to be an excellent place to find freebie audio plugins throughout these past few years.

Find Free Plugins for Logic Pro – On All Devices

Every article posted on Logic Pro Expert that belongs to the freebie plugin category will automatically appear on this page as well. This makes finding free audio plugins for Logic Pro very easy, regardless of the device you happen to be reading this page on. Articles on this page will be organized in chronological order: the most recently published ones can be found at the top of this page. Easy.

32-bit and 64-bit Audio Units

Every audio plugin you’ll find here is in the Audio Unit plugin format, though many are available in other audio plugin formats as well (VST, AAX), so you can run them in other Digital Audio Workstations such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, or Presonus Studio One. Most of these plugins come in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Audio Unit format, so they can be used in both Logic Pro 9 and Logic Pro X, and Garageband of course.

Plugins for Metering, Loudness, Correlation, Clipping, Transients, Saturation and more

The audio plugins range from metering tools, loudness and correlation measurement tools, plugins for clipping audio, shaping transients, panning and EQ, distortion and saturation, and other effects. Some free Audio Unit software instruments may also show up on this page.

Happy browsing!

Free Multi-Channel Metering Plugin by TBProAudio

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Nice find by Pro Tools Expert: mvMeter is a free multivariable meter including RMS, EBUR128, VU and PPM measurement. The metering plugin comes with three themes.

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Arturia MiniFilter V – Free Until December 25th

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Nice! Until December 25th 2016, the Arturia MiniFilter V, a 24dB/oct ladder filter from the Model D monosynth, is completely free.

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Free Multi-band Resonant Filter Plugin – AudioThing Filterjam

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Audiothing has released Filterjam, a free multi-band resonant filter plugin that you can use to add brightness or depth to synths, completely mangle audio sources, and make ring modulation-type sounds and effects.

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Free Oberheim OB-X Emulation Synth for Mac

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DiscoDSP released OB-Xd – a free emulation synth of the Oberheim OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 synthesizers.

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Free Plugin – Soundtoys Sie-Q Vintage German Equalizer

a screenshot of the Soundtoys sieQ equalizer plugin in Logic Pro X

Vintage tones, man!

Soundtoys’ first-ever equalizer plugin, the Sie-Q, is free through October 13th (reg. $129).

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Add Clarity To Your Mix with iZotope Neutrino – Free Plugin

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iZotope has released Neutrino, a free plug-in that lets you add clarity to your mix in just a few steps. It can subtly refine vocals, instruments, bass and drums.

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Free Plugin – Control Stereo Width with Width Knob

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Boz Digital Labs have recently released a free plugin: Width Knob.

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Free Plugin – Slate Digital The Monster Extreme Dynamic Processor

Slate Digital Free Plugin The Monster

Slate Digital have introduced a free plugin. It’s called The Monster Extreme Dynamic Processor, and it emulates the classic “all buttons in” extreme compression sound of vintage FET limiter hardware.

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Free Midside Matrix Plugin by Goodhertz

Goodhertz MidSide Matrix

Together with a major 2.0 upgrade to their entire plug-in suite, team Goodhertz have released a free Midside Matrix plug-in for mid/side matrixing, mid/side gains, monitoring & metering.

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Compare Audio Plugins with Contra Hands-Free

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Audio Vitamins’ Contra lets you compare audio plugins on a channel strip – without using your mouse. The free version lets you load up to 3 Audio Unit plugins.

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Free Software Instrument – Digits 2.0 – Inspired by Casio CZ Series

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Extent of the Jam has released Digits 2.0, a free software instrument based on the Casio CZ series of phase distortion synthesizers from the mid-1980s.

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Free Tilt EQ Plugin – Hofa 4U+ Dynamic Tilt EQ

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Hofa Plugins, a cool plugin shop run by devs from Germany unleashed a free Tilt EQ plugin a few days ago. 4U+ Dynamic Tilt EQ is what it’s called.

Git tilting for free!

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Free Synth Plugin – RePro-Alpha by U-He [Researchware]

U-He RePro-Alpha

U-He today unleashed a new ‘Researchware’ plug-in named RePro-Alpha. It’s a stripped down version of the Sequential Circuits Pro-One they’re currently modeling.

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Convert Guitar to MIDI with Bituosity MiGiC [UPDATE]

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MiGiC by Bituosity (free, currently still in Beta) is an Audio Unit plugin that allows you to easily convert guitar to MIDI without any external hardware. Update: MiGiC has now reached beta 5 which adds features such as harmonized chords, and a user interface that is even easier to use.

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Free DDLY Dynamic Delay – Better UI – Free Video Tutorials

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A nice one-two punch from Mike at Pro Tools Expert: iZotope have updated the Free DDLY Dynamic Delay plugin that was released on Feb 9th, it now has an improved user interface with better contrast and readability. Meanwhile, Groove3 published a few free video tutorials about how to use it.

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Free Plugin – Ignite Amps PTEq –X

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Ignite Amps have released PTEq-X, a free plugin modelled after 3 famous vintage passive equalizers.

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Free Plugin – iZotope DDLY Dynamic Delay

New iZotope DDLY Dynamic Delay Plugin

Until March 10th, iZotope DDLY Dynamic Delay costs nada, zilch, nothing.

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iZotope Vinyl – Freebie ReRelease – Now 64-bit!

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iZotope have released Vinyl as a 64bit plugin. Vinyl is a lo-fi tool for adding character to tracks – we can now use it in Logic Pro X (10.2). And it costs nothing!

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Free Vintage Optical Compressor Plugin – Bus Driver

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Don’t Crack for a limited time have set free Bus Driver, a free Vintage Optical Compressor with Tube Saturation.

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Free Bass Amp Plugin (+ standalone) – GK Amplification 2 LE

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Audified are offering a free bass amp plugin and standalone version of Gallien-Krueger Amplification 2 Pro.

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Free Reverb Plugin – U-He Protoverb 1.0

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You might have missed this one during the holiday season: U-He have released Protoverb 1.0, a free reverb plugin based on the idea of a “room simulator” with a data mining feature.

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Free AU Plugin – TDR Nova Parallel Dynamic Equalizer

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Tokio Dawn Labs have set free TDR Nova, a parallel dynamic EQ plugin with four dynamic EQ bands and additional high-pass and low-pass filter sections. Its bigger brother – called TDR Nova, the “Gentleman’s Edition” – costs 40 Euros.

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Add Low End to Audio with Metric Halo Thump – Free Plugin

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Metric Halo has set free Thump, a free plugin that allows you to synthesize low frequency audio to add low end to a track or generate another sound entirely.

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Free Plugin – Sound Radix Muteomatic

Sound Radix Muteomatic

Sound Radix Muteomatic ​is an elegant and simple plugin that automates the activation of a talkback or listen microphone channel according to your DAW’s transport state and boldly displays the channel’s activation status.

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Free Guitar Amp Plugin – ampLion Free

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Audified has recently released ampLion Free, a free guitar amp plugin and standalone application based on the famous Audiffex Standalone application for guitarist’s live performance.

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Get UVI Digital Synsations for FREE ($199 Value)

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UVI is offering Digital Synsations for FREE (a $199 value). Digital Synsations is a collection of synths inspired by 4 classic keyboards from the 90s : the Yamaha SY77, Korg M1, Roland D50 and the Ensoniq VFX.

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Free Plugin – Code Red Free

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Code Red Free, by Shattered Glass, is a free audio plugin inspired by a classic, all tube, British console from the late 60’s.

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Free Compressor Plugin – MJUC jr. Variable Tube

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Klanghlem have released a new variable tube compressor called MJUC. Its little brother, MJUC jr. is completely free.

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Free Plugin – Brainworx bx_octo Pedal – $49 Value

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Plugin Alliance have released a new Brainworx optical compressor plugin and until July 22nd it is free from the Brainworx store.

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Free Exciter Plugin – La Petite Excite

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La Petite Excite by Fine Cut Bodies is a free exciter plugin that can “lead you into a brighter future when used wisely.”

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Free Plugin – A1TriggerGate

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Alex Hilton from Germany has released A1Triggergate, a sequenced gate plugin that’s nice for chopping up your audio. There are many sequenced and rhythmic gates out there, but nothing really satisfied Alex. So he coded his own plugin. Alex is a good lad.

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Free Plugin – FuzzPlus3 by Audio Damage

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Audio Damage have released FuzzPlus3, a free plugin with an accurate model of a vintage distortion pedal’s circuitry and a low-pass filter modeled on the MS20 analog synthesizer.

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Free Plugin – Defacer by Audio Assault

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Audio Assault have released a free plugin called ‘Defacer’, a simple audio mangling and distortion plugin for AU/VST/VST3/AAX & RTAS.

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Free Plugin – Haa5 Stereo Control

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Apex Audio Technologies have released their first free plugin: Haa5 Stereo Control.

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Free Plugin – Sinevibes Zap

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Sinevibes have released a free plugin called Zap – a mini-synthesizer that is controlled by incoming audio.

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Free Plugin – Soundtoys Little Alterboy

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A freebie voice manipulation plugin from Soundtoys, called Little Alterboy, is up for grabs for a limited time period.

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HOFA 4U Meter, Fader & MS-Pan Plugin Updated

HOFA 4U Meter, Fader MS-Pan

Remember HOFA’s 4U Meter, Fader & MS-Pan plugin? I wrote about this one before in my free audio metering plugins article a while back. The plugin has recently been updated, it’s got a revised user interface and some handy new functionality – and yup, it’s still as gratis as it ever was.

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Free Plugin – ClipMax Audio Clipper

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Clipmax is a free AU plugin made by Chokehold, and is a hard/brickwall audio clipper.

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GoodHertz Audio Plugins Updated – Including Faraday Limiter

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Indy plugin developer Goodhertz have updated their range of plugins to version 1.1.3 – that includes the free Faraday Limiter plugin we wrote about earlier.

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Free Loudness Metering Plugin – LUFSMeter by Klangfreund

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LUFSMeter is a free Loudness Metering plugin developed by audio engineer Samuel Gähwiler that enables you to deliver loudness calibrated content.

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Free Plugin – Line of Legends Hip Hop Kit

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Line of Legends is a free AU plugin that contains a hip hop drum kit.

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Free Cymbal Samples in a Plugin – Cymbalistic

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Cymbalistic features 68 free cymbal samples packed in a free Audio Unit plugin.

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Free Delay Plugin – Replika by Native Instruments

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Native Instruments have a free delay plugin called Replika up for grabs, to celebrate another succesful year. After December 31, Replika will cost 49,00€.

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Softube Mutator Released & Free Saturation Knob

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Softube announced the release of the new plug-in called Mutator, and as of today, Softube’s Saturation Knob is available as a free download.

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Free Audio Plugin – Sinevibes Turbo

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Until December 18th, Sinevibes are offering Turbo as a free download.

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Free Limiter Plugin – Faraday Limiter

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This great find comes from Eli Krantzberg: Faraday Limiter is a free limiter plugin developed by audio software company Goodhertz that features “the sound of iron: colorful dynamics with warm, tape-like saturations.”

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Free Plugin – Kotelnikov by Tokyo Dawn Labs

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Tokyo Dawn Labs released another free plugin called Kotelnikov, a wideband dynamics processor.

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Free Black Friday Plugin from Waves – OneKnob Pumper

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Waves just unveiled their free Black Friday Plugin: OneKnob Pumper.

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Free Plugin – Flux Stereo Tool V3

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Stereo Tool, Flux’s handy free plugin for input gain and individual pan for left and right channels, has been updated to version 3.

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Free Plugin for Logic Pro – A1StereoControl

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A1StereoControl is a free audio plugin for Logic Pro that enables you to expand or decrease the stereo width of your tracks using a single knob. The plugin can be used on single tracks, groups of tracks, or on a master bus.

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Free Plugin – Transient by Audio Assault

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Here’s a nice one to add to your arsenal of free plugins for Logic Pro: Audio Assault’s Transient, a free wideband transient shaping plugin.

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Free Drum Plugin – MT Power Drumkit 2

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Great tip from our friends at Reason Expert: The MT Power Drum Kit by Manda Audio is now available as a free download.

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Free Tube Saturation Plugin – SGA1566

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SGA1566 is a free tube saturation plugin developed by Shattered Glass Audio.

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Sampletank 3 Free Released – Free Instruments

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After the recent release of IK Multimedia Sampletank 3, Sampletank 3 Free is out, giving users the opportunity to experiment with a fully functional and expanding library of free instruments.

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Free Audio Plugin – ClipShifter

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ClipShifter , from LVC Audio (already known for their free saturation plugin called PhreePhuzz) is a free audio plugin for wave-shaping audio that functions like a clipping-style limiter. The plugin provides user controls that can be useful in all mixing stages: from distorting basses and drums, to maximizing mix buses and adding warmth to overall mixes.

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Free Chorus Plugin – Acon Digital Multiply

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Multiply is a free chorus plugin by Acon Digital that features a chorus effect with a unique twist.

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Free Audio Plugins for Logic Pro by MeldaProduction

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MeldaProduction’s suite of both paid and free audio plugins have been updated to version 8.04 recently, bringing improved performance on Mac OS X, and an improved preset window layout to name but a few improvements.

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Atom: Free Filter Plug-In From SineVibes

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Free filter plugin: Atom is a filter with focus on dynamic, tempo-synchronised modulation. It features five different resonant filter types each with three slope settings – up to super-steep -48 dB/octave. But what makes it special is its two modulators which feature multiple waveforms and run at rates from 1/128 note to 16 bars.

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Logic Pro Free Plugins – Grind Machine & Bass Grinder

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The kind people at Audio Assault have some free plugins for Logic Pro users up for grabs: Grind Machine & Bass Grinder. Shred it!

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Free Plugin for Logic Pro – Eventide Ultra Channel – $249 Value

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Free plugin from Eventide: UltraChannel is Eventide’s new 64-bit native channel strip plug-in for AU, VST, and AAX64 for Mac and PC. Free until July 8, 2014, after which it will cost $249.

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Free Plugin – Tilty Wilty by Boz Digital Labs

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The guys at Boz Digital Labs are at it again! This time with a free plugin called ‘Tilty Wilty’, a filter that’s good for quickly adjusting the brightness/darkness of your tracks.

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Free Plugin – Panipulator 2.0

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Boz Digital Labs just released a brand new version of the free plugin called Panipulator 2.0. Developed in association with Brandon Drury at Recording Review, it’s an essential tool for checking how your mixes will translate to different systems.

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Free EQ Plugin for Logic Pro – SlickEQ

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Tokyo Dawn Labs – makers of the free Proximity plug-in we wrote about earlier – just made more of their studio tools available for free download. This time, it’s a free EQ plugin called SlickEQ, made in collaboration with Variety of Sound and Vladg/Sound.

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Free Plugin for Logic Pro – Soundtoys Little Primaltap

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Weekend! Or so you thought. Soundtoys is offering their Little Primaltap delay plug-in for free, inspired by the classic Lexicon Model 93 Prime Time digital delay from the seventies. Another free plugin for Logic Pro up for grabs!

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Free Plugin for Logic Pro – Duck EQ

heelaudio duck eq

Duck EQ by HeelAudio is a Ducker that can act on specific frequencies via side chaining for managing tracks with overlapping frequency content. The plug-in can be used for normal ‘broadband’ ducking as well.

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Free Plugin for Logic Pro – Proximity

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Proximity could be called a panning tool, or simply a stereo tool, but perhaps we should just bluntly (dangerously?) call it the fader of the future. This free plugin for Logic Pro enables you to psychoacoustically position audio, and lets you manipulate the depth of sounds in a straightforward manner by combining several psychoacoustic phenomena that come into play when you’re mixing audio.

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Free Plug-in : Bark of Dog Resonant High-Pass Filter

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Bark of Dog does not auto-play sounds of dogs barking to keep looters out of your studio, it’s a simple resonant high-pass filter with a super simple interface, made by Boz Digital Labs.

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Free Rob Papen Plug-in for Existing Customers

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Rob Papen has released RP-Amod, a free plug-in for existing owners of Rob Papen plug-ins.

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Free Saturation Plugin – LVC Audio PhreePhuzz

PhreePhuzz by LVC Audio

Saturation comes in many colours. Luckily, so do free plugins for Logic Pro! PhreePhuzz by LVC Audio is a free saturation plugin, currently still in BETA at version 1.0.0.

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Exclusive Prize Draw – Softube Tube-Tech Classic Channel

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Note: this offer has expired.

Logic Pro Expert and the kind people at Softube are excited to bring you this exclusive prize-draw of the Tube-Tech Classic Channel, a vintage style and warm sounding channel strip that combines the Pultec equalizer PE 1C, the ME 1B mid-range EQ and the tube-driven CL 1B opto compressor, into one powerful plug-in that would otherwise set you back $489,-.

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Free Audio Unit Plugin – GlitchMachines Fracture

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Need some glitching buffer effects in your Logic Pro projects? Fracture, by GlitchMachines, is a free Audio Unit plugin for Logic Pro that may suit your needs. Fracture makes it possible to make glitchy articulations and musical mayhem from basically any sound you throw at it.

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Free Compressor Plugin from Native Instruments – $49 Value

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Native Instruments has a free compressor plugin that’s yours for the taking until Dec 31st, 2013.

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Sweepstakes – A Chance to Get Waves H-Delay For Free.

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There’s nothing like a Waves H delay free download. Waves is giving away the H-Delay Hybrid plugin for free until November 12th. Just fill in your email, first and last name, and click.

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2 Free Bit Crushing Plugins (32/64-Bit) Up For Grabs

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I’ve been searching for some free bit crushing audio unit plugins, that take bit crushing a little further than Logic Pro X’s stock Bitcrusher plugin does, especially regarding filtering and modulation.

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Free Saturation Plugin: Klanghelm IVGI

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This free saturation plugin was developed by Tony Frenzel from Klanghelm Audio Plugins, a Berlin based software company specialized in creating audio plugins and standalone audio applications. Currently, Klanghelm is a one man show. Tony Frenzel has rich roots in both music and coding, but sucked at soldering. That realization propelled him into being fascinated by DSP (Digital Signal Processing).

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Get Waves OneKnob Louder For Free

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I’m a huge fan of Waves Plugins, and often use the OneKnob Series plugins to quickly identify what my sounds may be lacking. In fact, I often find myself loading multiple plugins in one go. Waves is giving away one of those plugins for free this weekend to celebrate the Waves Black Friday Sale (with cuts up to 80%); all Waves wants is your email address in return.

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Free 64 Bit Metering Plugins For Measuring Level, Loudness, Correlation

a screenshot of the free HOFA 4U metering plugin in logic pro x

I’ve made a list of free 64 bit metering plugins for measuring level, loudness and correlation that could very well replace the metering tools that Logic Pro currently offers. This article was last updated on May 1st, 2016.

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Blue Cat Audio Releases Free Pack II

The kind people over at Blue Cat Audio announced the release of Audio Free Pack II, a complete redesign of their free audio unit plugins bundle.

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Another 38 Free Audio Unit Plugins Worth Checking Out

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The list of free plugins for Logic Pro goes on. Here’s another 38 free Audio Unit plugins for your favorite DAW. Some are 32-bit, some 64-bit. Some are teasers, and some are made by dedicated freebie plugin developers with good ideas. Fire ‘m up!

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20 Free Audio Unit Plugins Worth Checking Out

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In the jungle of third party Audio Unit plugins, ‘free’, as in zero-cost, doesn’t necessarily mean low quality. Nor does a less funky GUI. Here’s a list of free Audio Unit plugins worth taking for a spin in Logic Pro, or any DAW that supports Audio Units. There’s lots to choose from, happy tweaking!

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