There’s essential VST plugins that you will pull out on every track and there experimental ones that give you a very specific vibe. While I stopped hoarding plugins, a few experimental vst plugins are always good to keep in your bag of tricks!
Recently the good people at Puremagnetik recently announced their new experimental cassette tape label and with it come two free plugins that are inspired by the sounds of their first releases.
Puremagnetik Driftmaker. Free.
Driftmaker is a delay disintegration device that parses incoming audio, recalls certain parts and adds analog deterioration to the signal. It was designed to encapsulate the character of BlankFor.ms’s debut on Puremagnetik – Works for Tape and Piano. All presets were developed by BlankFor.ms.
Really digging this plugin and definitely keeping it in my arsenal for the time I want a warm, messy analog canvas for my beats!
Puremagnetik Expanse. Free.
Inspired by Larum’s Into a Bright Land, Expanse is a noise and drone generator that can be spectrally blurred, pitched, and filtered. It is a simple yet versatile tool that can produce sweeping backdrops, resonating low drones and many other textural canvases.
This one reminds of the Mutable Instruments Clouds Eurorack module I used to have. I ended up selling it because I didn’t use that often, but a dope VST plugin nonetheless!
Both experimental VST plugins are available for free at the Puremagnetik website.