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Do Pro Tools 8 HD plug-ins work on Pro Tools 8 LE? What Plug-ins will work on Pro Tools 8 LE that you don't get with your Pro Tools LE package that are freeware and acceptable with Mac OSX?

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Hi Wesley,

Here are some suggestions of free plug-in that play nice with Pro Tools on a Mac...

FreeG from Sonalkiss

Mid-Side Suite from reFUSE Software

Flipper from reFUSE Software

Vinyl from iZotope

BitterSweet 2 from Flux

StereoTools from Flux

bx_solo from Brainworx

bx_cleansweep v2 from Brainworx

Hope these help,



After a little more research I found this page from

There is the SoundHack bundle as well

Audio Geek Zine have a list of their top 10 which includes most of the above

and I wrote about some of them in Sound on Sound back in 2008

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Nice list! Thanks for that... – Andrew Spitz May 16 '10 at 16:52

Great links Mike.

Also, to answer the first part of the question, all RTAS plugins are compatible with BOTH PTLE and PTHD.

TDM and TDM-HD plugins are compatible only with PTHD.

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Try Massey They have a free unlimited demo period with no beeps. The only problem with the demo is that it does not remember your settings (i.e. next time you start session your settings on the plugin will revert back to it's defaults).

I can't wait to dig into some of the items on Mike's list above.

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