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The 17 best free VST plugins in 2023

Here it is folks, one of those coveted lists of goodies for producers, mixing engineers, and indie bedroom artists.

We’ve got the sauce for your studio in the form of all the free plugins you could ask for, so strap in for this rapid-fire rundown of the best free plugins you can get in 2023.

VProm (Linn LM-1) 2.0 VST review

When it comes to drum machines, none were more groundbreaking than Roger Linn’s Linn 1980 LM-1. Everyone from Prince to Phil Collins used an LM-1 in the 80s; everyone since has been looking for ways to recreate that iconic sound.

How to normalize audio? Why do it? Everything you need to know

To normalize audio is to change its overall volume by a fixed amount to reach a target level. It is different from compression that changes volume over time in varying amounts. It does not affect dynamics like compression, and ideally does not change the sound in any way other than purely changing its volume.