SaschArt has introduced panDelay and easyLimiter, two freeware mixing and mastering tools in 32-bit and 64-bit VST plugin format for Windows based host applications.
panDelay is a simple delay effect which allows the user to pan the delayed signal towards the left or the right stereo channel. The interface features only five control parameters: delay rate, pan, feedback and a pair of dry/wet volume sliders. The controls are pretty straightforward and the plugin itself is very easy to use. It’s worth noting that the delay rate parameter is smooth, meaning that you won’t hear any clicks or pops while changing the rate value (particularly useful if you’re automating the rate parameter in your DAW).
easyLimiter is a simple lookahead limiter optimized for performance and ease of use. The plugin is quite transparent, even when pushed towards somewhat more extreme settings. It works best for quick limiting tasks, though, when used on individual tracks, or on a less busy bus and master channels.
Both plugins are extremely lightweight in terms of CPU consumption, which seems to be one of the SaschArt’s priorities while developing his plugins (and rightfully so). This is particularly important when it comes to the limiter plugin, as it is one of the most CPU friendly limiters currently available. All SaschArt plugins are distributed as ZIP archives containing the DLL files for manual installation. Only Windows based VST host applications are supported at the moment.
Apart from the two plugins mentioned above that were released recently, SaschArt is also offering the freeware pongDelay effect which alternates the delayed signal between the left and right stereo channels (commonly known as the ping-pong delay effect). Same as panDelay, it provides smooth delay rate adjustment, as well as host sync with triplet and dotted note length options.
panDelay and easyLimiter are available for free download via SaschArt (ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST plugin format for Windows).