Our freeware selection is back. This month’s picks are the Niveau Filter eq from Elysia, and the PanCake, a creative pan modulation tool, from Cableguys.
If you already got the mpressor, you know what we’re talking about. Yes, the Niveau Filter Eq is taken from the beautiful (and definitely not cheap) emulation of one of the most original hardware compressors on the market. In the creators’ words “add punch to muffled snares, reduce the harshness from active pickups, create some wonderful Dub and LoFi sounds… It’s fast, efficient, and most important: it sounds great!”. The Niveau filter acts changing “the proportions between high and low frequencies. The principle is quite similar to a pair of scales: Dependent on the gain setting around a variable center frequency, the high frequencies are boosted whereas the low frequencies are attenuated (or vice versa) at the same time”. Get the Niveau filter (AU, VST, RTAS, OS X and Windows) here.
If you like playing with pan and modulations, PanCake is definitely something worth having. It lets you create quite complex pan modulations with ease, drawing curves and adding a few tricks (like reverse waveforms, randomizations, etc.). Unfortunately no AU version. Oh, we recommend having a look at the other Cableguys’ plugs too, there’s some quite interesting and very fairly priced stuff. Get PanCake here (VST only, OS X and Windows)
Tell us about your new fav freeware findings, we’re always eager to hear from you…
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