In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring MAX1 from Beatskillz.
What Is MAX1?
MAX1 is a free AAX/VST/AU compressor plug-in for Mac or Windows which offers simple compression with direct control over the attack time, threshold and makeup gain with release and ratio being controlled automatically.
What Do Beatskillz Say About MAX1?
This is an automatic compressor with “intelligent” and variable release time and ratio settings.
Control your peaks very easily or increase the energy and levels of your track or mix effortlessly.
Few controls but “Huge” sound!
The Plugin has accurate metering for both L/R input and output channels as well as Gain Gain Reduction Metering.
Great Presets to get you started on all types of material and also save your own presets.
When compressing a lot , just use the “Attack” knob to dial back the punch easily. Use the soft limit to make your tracks loud effortlessly and transparently.
Never Lose “Bass” when maximizing you mix or sounds, retain the character of your sounds with this transparent dynamics processor.
Easy Effortless Compression and Energy Maximization.
THRESHOLD: This lets you set the threshold for compressing the signal and ranges from-48db to 0db.
ATTACK: This control lets you dial back in the attack transients of the signal and sets a range from 0.10ms to 500 ms. Bring back the punch of a mix or track even after heavy compression, by using this control.
POST GAIN: After heavy gain reduction this control lets you bring back up the level of the signal and make it louder. Increase unto 24db post compression.
PEAK/RMS: This button lets you select either “Peak” mode compression or “RMS” style compression.
SOFT CLIP: This button enables a soft clip circuit on the signal letting you push levels very high with very less artifacts or distortion.
METERING: The Plugin has accurate metering for both L/R input and output channels as well as Gain Gain Reduction Metering.
PRESETS: Great presets to start with and also save/delete your own presets.
Make mixes louder transparently
Automatic – intelligent compressor
Easily controls peaks
Great of all material including the mix bus
How Do I Get This Plug-in?
Go to the Beatskillz website, create an account by giving your email and purchase the plug-in (it costs $0 and no payment details are required). This will take you to the installer downloads.
Run the Installer and when you instantiate the plug-in for the first time it will open in demo mode. enter your email address and click free serial. Youe serial number will be mailed to you, enter it to register the plug-in and the plug-in will run without restriction.
MAX1 is a free plug-in and no iLok is required to run it.