Must have VST Plugins

for rap artists

To start mixing your own Songs

-Free vsts-

The Best Free VST Plugin effects to mix your own songs

COMPRESSORS

COMPRESSION - Digital

TDR Kotelnikov

This compressor is very transparent and it is great to learn how compression works with Crest, Knee, Delta and different precision modes.

COMPRESSION - Analog

Klanghelm DC1A

Sounds gentle, faithful, from almost invisible, smooth leveling to heavy pumping with a nice crunchy saturation and punchy enough to treat drums with.
DC1A looks like a one trick pony. But don’t get fooled by the lack of additional controls. You may be surprised on how many different material this little thing works.

EQUALIZERS

Equalizer Madness

Since every DAW nowadays includes a good sounding digital Equalizer which sounds clean and transparent you want to get an EQ with character and musical EQ shapes.
The Baxandall EQ Curve sounds more natural and is perfect to adjust High, and Low Freqencies smooth thanks to the very wide shape of the curve.

This EQ is a simple 3 Band EQ with fixed frequencies for easy balancing a Beat or Vocal bus. It sounds fantastic!

And dont forget: Use the parametric EQ inside your DAW to learn how to EQ properly and train your ears ! Only Use 3rd Party Plugins for Character or more precision.

EQualizer

Analog Classic

There are some Effect you use and instantly fall in love with the sound. This is one of them: The Pultec Equalizers.
Why they are so famous is the smoothness of the curves and the sweet sound, the round bass and the silky highs.

Here are some really cool free plugins you can use to dip Midrange and boost or dip Bass/Highs

EQualizer

Console EQ

This Parametric Analog EQ is modeled after a famous console made by SSL. The sound is relatively clean and has its own character. You will find yourself working different with this kind of EQs because you have to use your ears.
 
Highly recommended!
FREQUENCY MODULATION

Widen your TrackS

I`ve come along a tool i use in almost every project. Its the mighty Multiply by Acon Digital.

Use it on Double Busses/Groups to enhance the width even more or make a beat wider…

MONITORING

Monitoring

Critical Listening

A simple but effective effect tool to solo different frequencie ranges – With M/S Montoring and adjustable frequency ranges!

Headphones

Binaural Tool

Mixing with headphones is not the best option… but if you have no choice – You should use this!

It is a binaural processor that creates a speaker like atmosphere, just like the “Phonitor” by SPL Audio (>1000€)

Metering

Dynamic Range

DRAnalyzer is a spectrum analyzer that can analyze the dynamic range for each band.

Although the normal spectrum analyzer can display only the instantaneous value of the spectrum, DRAnalyzer can display the past spectrums as a distribution.

BAKUAGE also offers other really interesting and helpful Free VSTs – check them here:

Metering

Know Your Levels

Youlean Loudness Meter helps you find the true perceived loudness of your audio and prepares it for TV or streaming services release.

REVERB

Place your Space!

Youlean Loudness Meter helps you find the true perceived loudness of your audio and prepares it for TV or streaming services release.

BEST DEALS - PAID VSTs

Best priced analog eqs

A fantastic sounding plug-in” – pro-tools-expert.com
 
The classic signature sounds of one of the world’s most sought-after vintage EQs, emulated for Windows, Mac and Linux.

If you have more useful Free VSTS you think every artist should use let me know and Write me a message.

why do professionals use compression or EQ`s?
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