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Qtractor

Qtractor

Qtractor is an audio and MIDI multi-track sequencer. It lets you record, edit and mix audio tracks as well as sequence MIDI, with which you can use virtual instruments.

EQ10Q

EQ10Q

EQ10Q is an LV2 plugin that provides 10 band parametric EQ with a graphical display. It includes various filter types including peaking, HPF, LPF, shelving and notch filters.

Initially, the project contained just one plugin, the EQ. Since it's start, the project has grown to include other plugins, amongst others a compressor and a gate plugin, mide/side processing, as well as BassUp, a bass enhancement plugin.

Hydrogen

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a pattern-based drum sequencer. It allows you to create patterns and then sequence them into songs. Drum instruments are tweakable and hydrogen allows for up to 16 layers of velocity per drum instrument. Furthermore, Hydrogen includes a mixer and has support for LADSPA plugins. It can be used in sync with other programs. You can also export your songs on a per instrument basis if you prefer to process them in another program.

Meters.lv2

Meters.lv2

Meters.lv2 is a collection of audio-level meters in the LV2 plugin format. It covers an extensive range of meters which are useful for broadcast audio, as well as general audio production work. This includes, but is not limited to, DIN, Nordic, BBC, EBU and VU needle meters, 30 band spectrum analyzer, true peak meters, phase correlation meters, a goniometer and a EBU R128 meter with histogram and history. A full list of meter types can be found on the projects Github page.

zam-plugins

zam-plugins

zam-plugins is a suite of plugins from Damien Zammit of ZamAudio. The suite currently has LADSPA, LV2, LinuxVST and JACK versions and includes a compressor, parametric EQ, graphic EQ, valve simulator, and saturation plugins.

Parallel Compression

Parallel compression is a form of upward compression. It can add punch and energy, without sounding overly squashed. It does this while retaining some of the dynamics of the original signal. This is achieved by mixing a heavy compressed version of the track in with the original, uncompressed version. This is done by using a compressor as a send effect, instead of an insert.

Sidechain Compression

Sidechain compression is when a signal, other than the main input, is used to control the amount of compression. A classic example of this is a kick drum being used to duck the level of a bass line. The compressor is inserted on the bass track but the kick drum is used to trigger off the compressor, which in turn momentarily ducks the bass signal, creating a pumping effect.

Tutorial on how to use the SC3 LADSPA plugin for side chain compression

ArtyFX Plugins

ArtyFX Plugins

Arty FX is a plugin bundle of artistic “RT” effects from OpenAV. The aim of this plugin collection is to allow the designing of your sound just as you desired using a fast, effiecient workflow.

The suite includes reverb, delay, saturation and filter plugins, amongst others.

Luppp

Luppp

Luppp is a music creation tool, from OpenAV, intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast intuitive workflow. With extensive MIDI mapping support, you can get looping just how you like!

Guitarix

Guitarix

Guitarix is a modular, virtual amplifier. With Guitarix you can choose different preamp and amp models, combine them with various effects and speaker cabinet emulations to come up with your very own tones.

Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with Guitarix

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