UnplugRed has released two free audio plugins for Windows and Linux.

VU is a simple to use VU meter with stereo (dual) and mono (singular) modes. The interface is scalable by dragging it from the corner. The plugin features true RMS metering, and adjustable reaction speed and nominal operation level (NoL), and a peak LED indicator.

Plastic Funeral is a distortion/saturation effect that “sounds like a laser beam”.

forget about warmth. this distortion gives off a harsh and metallic sound with an FM vibe that is guaranteed to destroy any mix. (sounds real phat and juicy on bass)

Both plugins are available as “name your price” downloads, including free.

More information: UnplugRed