VSTBuzz is offering the Smasher (€49 value) compressor effect by Pulsar Audio as a free download from their website until April 28th, 2020. The iLok License Manager needs to be installed for plugin activation purposes (iLok USB key is not required).
Smasher was already offered for free earlier this year, but that offer expired in March. If you missed that deal, here’s another chance to get Pulsar Audio’s excellent UREI 1176LN peak limiter emulation for free. The plugin emulates 1176LN’s custom “British mode” that is engaged by pressing all four compression ratio buttons at the same time. The “British mode” results in unusually aggressive compression behavior that sounds very good on drums and bass guitar recordings.See also: 40+ Music Production Freebies To Help You #StayAtHome
If you’re looking for a gritty compressor plugin that will add character to your recordings, Smasher might be worth a try. If you’re looking for a more aggressive alternative that doesn’t require an iLok ID, check out the amazing RoughRider3 by Audio Damage. And check out our list of the best free compressor VST plugins.
Here’s how to get Smasher for free via VST Buzz:
- Visit the Smasher deal page.
- Click the “Buy Now” button.
- Click the “Proceed To Payment” button.
- On the Payment page, click the “Have a coupon? Click here to enter your code” field.
- Enter the freesmasher20 coupon code.
- Fill out your details and complete the free checkout process.
Check out the demo video below to see and hear Pulsar Audio Smasher in action.
Smasher is available as a VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin for compatible digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. The software is normally priced at €49 but you can get it for free via VSTBuzz for a limited time only. Please note that a free iLok ID is required to activate your free copy of the Pulsar Audio Smasher plugin. You will also need to install the iLok License Manager software. Up to two Pulsar Audio Smasher installation can be activated simultaneously in the license manager.
More info: Pulsar Audio Smasher (free @ VSTBuzz, use coupon code freesmasher20, offer ends on April 28th, 2020)