Groovekode share their Top Free Plugins
With over 20 years of experience between them, Groovekode (Dave Earl & Loz Bull) have quickly developed a reputation for hi-energy sets, their love of house and tech-house is shown in their performances cleverly infused with tribal twists.
The duo has appeared at some of the UK’s most renowned venues including Motion, Bristol for the Paul Oakenfold showcase, O2 Academy, Brixton for MK’s Area10 brand, and support for David Morales and Marshall Jefferson at the Arch, Brighton for BMC.
On a production front, the duo has had Individual releases internationally and on some of the UK’s most established labels, with support from genre heavyweights such as Doorly, Marco Carola, and Richie Hawtin. Groovekode has gained loyal support from some of the industry’s most respected artists as well as consistent airplay on Kiss FM, BBC Introducing and several other mainstream FM and Internet stations. Releases on labels Kukushka and Vamos, as well as remix requests from David Ricardo (Toolroom) and Meli Rodrigues. Their track are featured in Elrow, Rodger Sanches & Privilege Ibiza official Spotify playlists, as well as chart positions on Traxsource, Beatport top 100 & top 5 on Hyped It.
Loz from Groovekode has shared his favourite free plugins that he uses on a day to day basis:
“As the lockdown continues and pay packets are being stung I thought I would share with you 5 great free Audio plugins for Music Producers”.
Valhalla Super Massive
This is by far the best free plugin I’ve ever found its a reverb & delay all rolled into one which generates some otherworldly sounds! Its particularly good used on a bus. Automate some tracks going to it and you’ll get some really great suspense and builds in your tracks! There’s loads of great presets to get you started too!
Download it here: https://valhalladsp.com/shop/reverb/valhalla-supermassive/
Cableguys Pancake 2
This is my go-to plugin for panning! It gets applied to everything that I want to pan and it is great used after delays in a chain to get some really great results! You can draw your own pan patterns and there’s some great presets too! 100% recommend this!
Download it here: http://www.cableguys.com/pancake.html
A simple and fun EQ, works great on a master channel to add some low and high energy to your track. I find this particularly useful when bouncing a track to test and send to people to check before sending off for mastering.
Download it here: https://anoraks.co/pages/smiley-plugin
This is a great saturation plugin that I find works great on bus tracks. I especially like applying it lightly to vocals to give them more energy and on percussion drum busses!
Download it here: https://klanghelm.com/contents/products/IVGI/IVGI.php
Waves Factory – SK10 – Sub Kick Simulator –
This is a great little Plugin I use to beef up my kick drums. I really like the simple and easy to use interface which gets results in seconds!
Download it here: https://www.wavesfactory.com/product/sk10-drum-sub-kick/
Groovekode’s latest track ‘Gear’ is available to download here: https://hypeddit.com/track/0zhnir