The Unfiltered Audio Indent is a modular saturation plugin that you can pick up for the super low price of free! Plugin Alliance is currently offering this plugin for free through August 15th.
I have been testing out this plugin for a little bit and I am liking what I hear thus far. The Indent provides four different types of clipping: soft clip (analog emulation), hard clip (digital), wavefold, and overfold. These clipping algorithms can be applied independently at the input and output stages. This allows you to combine two different types of saturation, in order to create a unique saturated tone. So far my favorite modes are the soft clip and hard clip.
The simple and intuitive interface makes it quick and easy to dial in the perfect amount of saturation. The mix knob allows for easy parallel processing. The trim knob gives you the flexibility to adjust the gain and level match the plugin. There is also a nice sounding analog style low pass filter, in case you want roll off some highs.
The main feature that separates this plugin from other saturation plugins is the modulation feature. There are up to six modulators that you can fully automate to your heart’s content. Each modulator has six modes: sine LFO, sawtooth/triangle LFO, square wave LFO, input follower, sample control, and macro control. Every control knob on the modulator can be patched via the drag and drop interface.
I tried out this plugin on a few different sources: electronic kicks, snares, basses, and synths. I was able to dial in great sound pretty quickly and I find the Indent to be a nice little addition to my plugin arsenal. The only thing I don’t see myself using too often is the modulation feature. It is a nice creative feature to have, but I usually like to keep things simple.
If you are looking for a great sounding free saturation plugin, then the Unfiltered Audio Indent may be just what you’re looking for. This is a very flexible plugin that can be as subtle or as aggressive as you want it to be. So go on ahead and give it a try and let me know what you think.
Just remember, this plugin is only free for a limited time so make sure you get it before time runs out!