Download 3 free one-knob plugins courtesy of Abletunes

You can't hope to achieve surgical levels of precision with one-knob effect plugins, but there's certainly something satisfying about being able to get more than decent results just by turning a single dial. Even more so when that dial hasn't cost you a penny.

Abletunes' Knobs bundle comprises three one-knob plugins: Drive, Space and Attack. Drive is a stereo distortion that can be used to add tone and colour; Attack is a simplified stereo transient shaper; and Space is a mid-sized stereo room reverb.

Check out the plugins in action in the video above, and download them from the Abletunes website. They come in VST/AU formats for PC and Mac.

Also be sure to check out our guide to 25 of the best new free VST/AU plugins you can download in 2016.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.