Mar 04, 2015
Stay Plugged In 25: Leon Bolier’s Favorite Free Plugins
Redondo & Bolier feat. She Keeps Bees - Every Single Piece [Spinnin']

In this special installment of Stay Plugged In, Dutch DJ and Producer Leon Bolier looks into his collection and shares three of his favorite free plugins with us plus some tips on how to use them.

As well as being an in-demand DJ, Leon Bolier is known for his many trance and, more recently, deep house productions, including the soon-to-be-released Every Single Piece (listen above). The track will be available in download stores via Spinnin’ Deep on March 16.

Without further ado, let’s hear from the man himself:

TAL Bitcrusher

TAL Bitcrusher

There are a ton of bitcrushers out there, but this one does its job in a great way. Most of the time, I am using TAL Bitcrusher as some kind of a limiter–a tip the guys of Mightyfools actually gave me. Works great on the more harsh sounds for me. Slightly cranking up the volume on the bitcrusher and actually bitcrushing a tiny bit works wonders for me. Oh, and I prefer using setting III on this one.

(Available in Windows VST and Mac Audio Units formats)

Free Download

Bionic Delay

Bionic Delay

Freeware tape delay that does what it says: make great tape delay tails. I am not a Logic user, but I heard it actually emulates one of the Logic tape delays. I usually use it to create those infinite delay tails that self resonate. Great little plugin!

(Available as Bionic Supa Delay in Windows VST format)

Free Download

Echomania

Echomania

Another tape delay plugin–this one I use if I want to go a bit more crazy timing-wise. The noise and flutter knobs work wonders when you want to spice things up. It’s a four-track delay (as opposed to Bionic delay which is two-track) which also means you can add to the craziness this way. Cranking the feedback knob up a notch turns your sound into an ear-piercing infinite loop, so be careful with this. Other than that, it’s a great addition to my plugin collection.

(Available in Windows VST format)

Free Download

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