4 free sound design plugins for your music in 60 seconds

In a previous YouTube Shorts video, we showcased four free bundles and instruments in under one minute.

By popular demand, we’re back with more, this time going over four free sound design plugins that are great additions to any music producer’s toolkit. Watch along above to get a sense of how the plugins sound in action, and download them via the links below.

1. Transpanner by Artists in DSP

First up is Transpanner, which lets you manipulate the 360-degree panning position of a sound. In the video, we use a guitar loop to showcase how it can be a great entry point for experimentation with 3D audio.

Download Transpanner for free here.

2. Filtron by Polyverse Music

Filtron is a high-quality state variable filter that smoothly transitions between low-pass, bandpass, and high-pass modes, making it a neat tool for sound designers. Its ability to self-oscillate sets it apart from the crowd, allowing it to achieve unmatched levels of resonance.

Download Filtron for free here.

3. Vocal Doubler by iZotope

The creators behind industry-leading tools like Ozone and Neutron bring Vocal Doubler, a free plugin that gives your vocals some lushness and depth via a touch of natural-sounding doubling magic. Its sleek and minimal UI provides unparalleled ease of use with a low CPU overhead.

Download Vocal Doubler for free here.

4. Neutone by Neutone Inc

Last but not least, Neutone is a unique tool that puts AI processing in the hands of sound designers for absolutely free. In the video, we demonstrate how it uses timbre transfer to output a complementary choir sound using a guitar sample as the input.

Download Neutone for free here.

Bonus: Blackhole® and Crystals

If you’re on a Splice student subscription, you’ll also receive two plugins for free from Eventide, Blackhole® and Crystals. These powerful reverb and delay plugins are typically worth $199 and $99 respectively, so don’t miss out if you’re eligible.

Free sound design plugins: Conclusion

That’s all we’ve got for the video above! We hope we were able to help you discover a new plugin that gets you excited to open up your DAW and start experimenting.

Which plugin are you most excited to try out? Are there other great free sound design plugins that we missed? Let us know in the comments section of the video, and subscribe to the Splice YouTube channel for more tips, tutorials, and insights.

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September 22, 2023

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and produces vocaloid music as Namaboku.