I’ve heard the excuse more times than I can count – “I can’t get a good mix because I don’t have any fancy recording/mixing/mastering gear/plugins”. This is an excuse that may have flown even as recently as ten years ago, but in 2015, the internet is filthy with high quality free recording options that even the top engineers use. It’s a brave new world for production, and especially if you’re just getting into recording, these plugins can be a godsend for the low price of free fifty-free.
Here’s Glenn Fricker with the top five that he uses for his productions, some of which I also heartily endorse (LePou is the shit for free amp sims). I’ve included the links for each below the video.