Announcing ‘The Best Free VST Plugins Explained’ Udemy Course 8


I am very happy to announce my new Udemy course ‘The Best Free VST Plugins Explained’. It is currently in production and will be ready soon! The price will be lower than my previous Nebula Explained Professional course as it is designed for a much larger audience.

Why Free Plugins?

There has been a spate of amazing free plugins recently, in fact some I consider BETTER than paid for equivalents! Now is a perfect time to get deep into the best free VST plugins 2015 and help everyone of all experience levels to get the very most out of them.

Why Am I The Best Qualified Person to Create This Course?

I have tried nearly all the free plugins available. Have a look at my backup freeware plugin folder below! (click it to expand)

freeware_effects_backup_folder

 

10 years of experience working as a mastering engineer has given me the experience to know what to listen out for and what to avoid.

I aim to create a friendly and in-depth  video instruction manual for each plugin. There will be information for beginners that often the original manual assumes you already know, and also new insights for the experts with the tips and tricks section.

I have chosen only the plugins with the very best sound quality and features. Also I weighed in some other factors into my selection including:

 

  • How the complete collection works together to get important jobs done
  • The number of formats each plugin is available in (PC/Mac/AU/AAX)
  • If it is being actively maintained

These plugin are all outstanding and represent state of the art processing in each category. If you are not using them now I hope you soon will be.

What Exactly Will the Udemy Course Consist Of?

For each plugin I will cover the following subjects:

  • What is the purpose of the plugin and why you would use it?
  • Why it was chosen as the best and what jobs it is best at? (for example vocal EQ, mixbus compression etc)
  • Overview of each control and a deep explanation of what it does in easy to understand English
  • In-depth examples of different tasks it does well
  • Tips and tricks to get fantastic results

The current list of plugins I intend to feature on the course are:

Free Plugin Name DescriptionOS32bit64bit
TDR KotelnikovkotelnikovCompressorMac OS-X
Windows
VST, AU, AAX
VST
VST, AU, AAX
VST, AAX
TDR VOS SlickEQslickeqEQMac OS-X
Windows
VST, AU, AAX
VST
VST, AU, AAX
VST, AAX
Variety Of Sound ThrillseekerLAthrillseeker_laCompressorWindowsVST
Voxengo SPANspanFrequency AnalyserMac OS-X
Windows
VST, VST3, AU ?
VST, VST3
VST, VST3, AU ?
VST, VST3
U-he TyrellN6tyrllAnalog Synth EmulationMac OS-X
Windows
VST, AU
VST
VST, AU
VST

All the presets used during the course will be available for download along with FLAC lossless volume matched examples of the processing.

Get Involved, Keep Updated and Get 20% Off When It’s Launched!

I am going to go about creating this course in a very different way from my previous one. I have created a special mailing list. Everyone who joins will get 20% off when it launches and exclusive preview videos as they are created. I hope you are as excited about this new course as I am, please sign up!

I will create a home page for the course soon as I finalize all the details. What do you think? Good choice of plugins? Any others you consider better? Please leave suggestions and feedback in the comments below!

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8 thoughts on “Announcing ‘The Best Free VST Plugins Explained’ Udemy Course

  • Andi

    Hi David,
    this tutorial sounds very intersting for me.
    Therefore I subscribed to your mailing list.

    Is there any chance that we will see this tutorial on udemy in the next future?

    • David Post author

      Thanks for asking! The project got stalled half way through as I was offered a lucrative contract job I could not say no to, it’s basically half done. The contract ended recently, but I have increasingly become interested in Linux as the solution to high quality software based music production, maybe anything using Windows/Mac is kind of only going part of the way?

      Windows 10 was just so crap I basically ditched it and went over to Fedora 24. It’s taken me best part of a year to get that transition 100% sorted. I was thinking of re-directing the course to be all about free open source plugins. I know not so many people will be into it, but I am re-steering my ‘audio’ life to do what I am interested in rather than making money 🙂 What OS are you using out of interest? Hope you are happy and well, thanks again for taking the trouble to comment here.

      • Andi

        Thank you for your quick and detailed answer. I use Windows 7 ( 64bit).

        Also I’m not really happy with your answer (because as I understand right you will not public this tutorial or “only” which open source plugins) it’s great that you can do what you like and are not forced to do something because you need the money.

        • David Post author

          Windows 7 is quite good, I have that on my other PC.

          I have not decided what I am going to do regarding the course yet. If you are on the mailing list you will find out first, I don’t want to waste what I have made so far. I worked more than a solid month 9-5 everyday on it! I even moved to France from England for the month to avoid distractions, it’s great when you can’t understand anything anyone says 🙂

          • Andi

            Hi David!

            Welcome in the year 2017!

            Yes, I’m on the mailing list and looking forward to hear from you. Move in another country where you have to learn a new language sound really hard. I wish you good luck and all the best.

          • David Post author

            Thanks Andreas, you started my digital new year in a very positive direction with your kind comment! 🙂