Variety Of Sound has released some very useable free plugins down the years, and its latest, SlickHDR, could be another contender for your attention.
Billed as a "Psychoaccoustic Dynamic Processor", this is said to do the following:
- Balances the perceived global vs local micro dynamics of any incoming audio
- Creates a rich in contrast, detailed and clearly perceived image which translates way better across different listening environments
- Provides a convenient workflow by simply adjusting three dynamic processors to show a roughly similar load
- Offers further and detailed control of overall tone and release time behaviour
You can download SlickHDR now from the Variety Of Sound website. It's Windows only and 32-bit.