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FREE Mastering Plugins you Should Check Out !



Mastering is one of the final stages in music production. This is where you bring your mix to life by tuning frequencies, adding compression, saturation, stereo width, and finally bringing your overall loudness to the right level. If you are just starting off in mastering and looking to buy plugins that are dedicated to mastering, it can be extremely expensive. So here are some great free options that you can try out and see which one suits you the best to the kind of music you do.

Plugins are categorised in no particular order.



ANALYSERS




Manalyzer By Melda Productions


Download Link - https://www.meldaproduction.com/MAnalyzer


System Requirements

Windows 8 / 10 / 11 (64-bit) [ VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (64-bit) ]

macOS 10.14 Mojave to macOS 12 Monterey (64-bit) [ VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host ]

M1 (native Apple Silicon ARM CPU) support



SPAN Plus by Voxengo


Download Link - https://www.voxengo.com/product/spanplus/


System Requirement

Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later version

macOS (10.11 and later version,Apple Silicon native, Big Sur, Monterey, and Ventura are supported


FreqAnalyst by Blue Cat Audio


Download Link - https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_FreqAnalyst/


System Requirement

MacOS

An Intel or Apple Silicon processor.

Mac OS 10.9 or newer.

Any VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible application (64-bit) .

Windows

An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer).

Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10.

Any VST / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64 bit).




MultiInspector by Vertex Audio


Download Link - https://www.vertexdsp.com/products_multiinspectorfree.html


System Requirement

Windows:

Windows XP/Vista/7/8.

VST 2.4 compatible host software.

Mac OS X:

Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8.

VST 2.4 or AU compatible host software. Universal Binary, PowerPC and Intel supported


LIMITERS


VladG Limiter N°6 By Tokyo Dawn Records


Download Link - https://www.tokyodawn.net/vladg-limiter-n6/


System Requirement

VST plugin format for Windows and Mac.

[the product no more actively supported. Compatibility with modern systems is not guaranteed.]



Loud Max V1.42 by Loudmax


Download Link - https://loudmax.blogspot.com


System Requirement

Windows (VST 2.4 and VST 3 Plugin)

Mac OS X, VST 2.4 and VST 3 Plugin ,Audio Unit Plugin for Mac OS X/ Intel Mac and ARM64 based Silicon.




Frontier by D16 Group


Download Link - https://d16.pl/frontier


System Requirement


Windows 7 or newer [ VST2 / VST3 / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)]

Mac OS X 10.9 to macOS 12 [Supports Apple Silicon]



Unlimited by Sonic Anomaly


Download Link - https://web.archive.org/web/20181203014924/http://sonic.supermaailma.net/plugins

System Requirement

VST (PC / Windows 7+)


EQUALIZERS


Overtone GEQ by Voxengo


Download Link - https://www.voxengo.com/product/overtonegeq/


System Requirement

Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later version

macOS (10.11 and later version. Apple Silicon native, Big Sur, Monterey, and Ventura are supported.

AudioUnit, AAX, or VST


Rare SE by Analog Obsession


Download Link - https://www.patreon.com/analogobsession/posts


System Requirement


Windows & macOS VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats


TDR Nova by Tokyo Dawn


Download Link - https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-nova/


System Requirement


Win XP SP2 or above, Mac OS X 10.9 or above.




SonEQ by Sonimus


Download Link - https://sonimus.com/products/soneq


System Requirement


Mac OSX 10.6 or newer

Windows XP or newer

Audio Unit, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, RTAS. All platforms support both 32 and 64 bit operation.



VOS SlickEQ by Tokyo Dawn Records


Download Link - https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-vos-slickeq/


System Requirement


Win XP SP2 or above, Mac OS X 10.9 or above.


COMPRESSORS


MCompressor by Melda Productions


Download Link - https://www.meldaproduction.com/MCompressor


System Requirement


Windows 8 / 10 / 11 (64-bit) [ VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (64-bit) ]

macOS 10.14 Mojave to macOS 12 Monterey (64-bit) [ VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host ]

M1 (native Apple Silicon ARM CPU) support


SpecComp by Analog Obsession


Download Link - https://www.patreon.com/posts/specomp-51285294


System Requirement


VST/VST3/AU | Mac 10.9 - 12.X

VST/VST3 | Windows 7 - 8 - 10 - 11


Kotelnikov by Tokyo Dawn


Download Link - https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-kotelnikov/


System Requirement


Win XP SP2 or above, Mac OS X 10.9 or above.


DCAM Free Comp by Fxpansion


Download Link - https://fxpansion.com/products/dcamfreecomp/


System Requirement

32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU/AAX plugin format for Windows & macOS




Leveling Tool by ADHD Tools


Download Link - https://audiotools.se/downloads/leveling-tool/


System Requirements

Windows VST/VST3 64/32 bit host compatible, AAX 64 bit only

Mac AU/VST/VST3 64/32 bit host compatible, AAX 64 bit only


SATURATION

Tube Amp by Voxengo


Download Link - https://www.voxengo.com/product/tubeamp/


System Requirements

Windows 8 / 10 / 11 (64-bit) [ VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (64-bit) ]

macOS 10.14 Mojave to macOS 12 Monterey (64-bit) [ VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host ]

M1 (native Apple Silicon ARM CPU) support




Tube Driver by Nick Crow Lab


Download Link - http://nickcrowlab.blogspot.com/2009/08/tubedriver-v10.html


System Requirement

Windows (VST 32 and 64bit) and Mac OS X (VST and AU 32 and 64bit).



IVGI by Klanghelm


Download Link - https://klanghelm.com/contents/products/IVGI.php


System Requirement

32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU plugin for Windows & macOS).




Tube Saturator Vintage by WaveArts


Download Link - https://wavearts.com/products/plugins/tube-saturator-vintage/


System Requirement

Mac - AU, VST2, VST3, AAX OS-X 10.11 to MacOS 13 (Ventura), Apple Silicon natively supported (AU, VST2, VST3, AAX)

AAX - Pro Tools 11 and higher

Windows 7/8/10/11

AAX – Pro Tools 10.3.5 and higher


IMAGER



Ozone Imager by Izotope


Download Link - https://www.izotope.com/en/products/ozone-imager.html


System Requirement


macOS Catalina (10.15.7) – macOS Monterey (12.6.x) * * Supported on Intel Macs & Apple silicon Macs (Apple M1 chips) in Rosetta and native.

Windows: Windows 10 – Windows 11

AU, AAX, VST2, VST3.



Wider by Polyverse


Download Link - https://polyversemusic.com/products/wider/


System Requirement

Supports VST2 / VST3 / AU / AAX plug-in formats

For Windows 64bit and OSX 10.9+ 64bit


MSED by Voxengo


Download Link - https://www.voxengo.com/product/msed/


System Requirement

Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later version

macOS (10.11 and later version. Apple Silicon native, Big Sur, Monterey, and Ventura are supported.

AudioUnit, AAX, or VST


MStereoExpander by Melda Productions


Download Link - https://www.meldaproduction.com/MStereoExpander


System Requirement

Windows 8 / 10 / 11 (64-bit) [ VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (64-bit) ]

macOS 10.14 Mojave to macOS 12 Monterey (64-bit) [ VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host ]

M1 (native Apple Silicon ARM CPU) support


Stereotool V3 by Flux


Download Link - https://www.flux.audio/project/stereo-tool-v3/


System Requirement

Windows 10 – 64bit and latest

MacOS 10.12.6 Sierra and latest

VST 2 – 64bitAudioUnit – 64bitAAX Native (64bit)


METERING



Loudness Meter by Youlean


Download Link - https://youlean.co/download-youlean-loudness-meter/


System Requirement

Windows 7 or newer versions – 32 Bit, 64 Bit macOS 10.9 or newer versions – 64 Bit, Intel – Apple Silicon Available as APP, VST2, VST3, AU, AAX


dpMeter5 by TBProAudio


Download Link - https://www.tbproaudio.de/products/dpmeter


System Requirement

Windows 32/64 bit (GPU) 32/64 bit VST, VST3 and AAX

Mac 64 bit (Intel, Arm, GPU) 64 bit VST, VST3, AAX and AU


Multi-Band Correlation Meter by Voxengo


Download Link - https://www.voxengo.com/product/correlometer/


System Requirement

Windows (32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later version

macOS (10.11 and later version. Apple Silicon native, Big Sur, Monterey, and Ventura are supported.

AudioUnit, AAX, or VST



OTHERS


ISLO8 by TBProAudio


Download Link - https://www.tbproaudio.de/products/isol8


System Requirement

Windows 32/64 bit (GPU) 32/64 bit VST, VST3 and AAX

Mac 64 bit (Intel, Arm, GPU) 64 bit VST, VST3, AAX and AU










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