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AudioDamage recently announced that 33 of its plugins would be free forever, but this offer comes with a caveat.
Over the years, we've covered some of AudioDamage's free plugins such as the FuzzPlus 3 and Rough Rider. The developer has always been a firm favourite of ours, and now is a perfect time to rifle through their extensive catalogue of previously paid-for tools.
Amongst the 33 plugins you'll find additive and subtractive synths, abstract reverbs, pitch shifters, gates, multi-band distortions, a phaser and much more.
The caveat that we mentioned at the top of the article is that AudioDamage will not be supporting any of these plugins, so you'll need to spend a little time finding the right version for your system. This comes in part due to the overwhelming amount of requests for legacy versions of AudioDamage's plugins whenever Apple or Microsoft roll out a system update.
It's also in part to prevent people falling afoul of malware attacks in the many cracked installers that are available online.
While it may sound like a bit of a crapshoot, AudioDamage has said that most, if not all, of the Windows plugins will work in any DAW that hosts 32-bit and 64-bit plugins, and many of the more recent plugins are supported on an M1 Mac.
Downloading the installers for these plugins just requires a single click on the plugin of your choice, and then you can choose from the relevant installer after unzipping the folder. You can browse and download all 33 of these plugins here.
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