· By Krypto Beats
The Ultimate list of Free VSTs to use in 2019 (76+ plugins)
Looking for High Quality FREE VST Plugins?
Then, you’re in the right place…
Here are 76 awesome plugins sorted by genre!
Indeed, even if you don’t have any money to buy expensive Synth VST and VSTfx you can find and download many free high-quality professional plug-ins available pretty much everywhere on the web!
We’ve tested and gathered the best free VSTs.
We have categorized them by two main types, instruments and effects.
Moreover, we classified them by VST type (piano, bass, drums, synths, delay, reverb, chorus) to make it easier!
Last but not least, we have also specified the OS compatibility for each plugin via a set of diferent icons (AU, Mac OS, 32or 64 bit.)
This list contains tons of free VST plugins that might be useful for you, no matter whether you are producing hip hop, electro, house, rock, grunge, pop, classic, dupbstep, techno, vaporwave…What is a VST plugin?
Virtual Studio Technology (VST) is a software interface that integrates software audio synthesizer and effect plugins with audio editors and recording systems. VST and similar technologies use digital signal processing to simulate traditional recording studio hardware in software. Thousands of plugins exist, both commercial and freeware, and a large number of audio applications support VST under license from its creator, Steinberg.
Because not everyone wants to produce electronic music, you will find below a list of the best free acoustic VSTs: piano, bass, guitars, violins… Furthermore, we also include Drums Plugins in this section.
These Free VSTs will allow you to create some amazing drum patterns. Improve your workflow with these juicy freebies!
T-Rex 606 (Rompler made from a Roland TR-606)
T-Rex 606 is modelled after the iconic Roland TR-606 drum machine ! It contains 7 samples and features a master volume option and a reverb knob. An essential tool to make some hot drum loops!
TS-808 – Emulation of Roland TR-808
I know that many of us are constantly looking for high quality 808 sounds! Of course, you can directely download 808 HQ samples. The other way is to or create your own 808 sounds with this awesome free VST! TS-808 does not use any samples, it’s all done with software synthesis. Seriously an amazing emulation of the classic Roland TR-808 drum machine! I advise you to try it without delay, you will not regret it!
SL Drums 3 – Free Drum ROMpler By Beatmaker
DJinnDrum VST by SimpleRecorder
DJinn Drum is a nice VST that emulates the sound of the Linn LM-1, a classic drum used by Peter Gabriel, to Prince, to Michael Jackson.
Drum PRO VST
Wanna make EDM, Techno, House, Hip-Hop, R&B or Trap beats? Then, this versatile VST is made for you!
Drum Pro VST contains 20 built-in drum kits, 12 pads and global effects to create insane saucy beats in minutes! A must-have for every modern producer!
KickMaker by Teragonaudio
We all know that the kick drum is one of the more important elements in every music productions, no matter what genre you are producing.
If you’re like me, you probably spend a lot of time working on your kicks to find the perfect sound!
If you want to save time creating thick kicks, you can get Kickmaker, a superb free VST..
This synthesizer is specifically made to build a good kick drum. It uses four independent oscillators and a wide range of effects, allowing one to create perfectly customized kicks.
Minispillage VST – Drum synth module
MiniSpillage is a drum synthesizer freebie featuring high resolution 64-bit DSP processing and including 3 exclusive drum synthesis algorithms (Bass Drum, Wood Drum and Electro Hi-Hat) along with distortion effects and resonant filters. If you want to make some professional quality drums for free, get this essential tool 😉
Impakter by De la Mancha
Impakter is a powerful drum VST featuring over 300 drum samples generated by analogue synths like Korg MS20, Roland Juno60, Kakken SX-150 and drum machines such as Yamaha MR-10, Korg KPR-77, Mattel Synsonics and Antonelli Organ 2377 rhythm box… I truly love this machine. Sounds fantastic and unique.
EXD-80 by Third Harmonic Studios
EXD-80 is a free Drum VST instrument featuring 8 drum modules, 4 stereo output pairs (each has its own stereo effects section) and 128 drum kit patches with 16 preset drum kits perfect for any EDM styles including electro, glitch, industrial, ambient, dubstep, drum & bass and hip hop.
Discover a list of awesome free piano plugins in different styles (electric, grand piano, Rhodes, upright).
Only the Top notch freeware.
Sweet case a Vintage Electric Piano
Sweet case is a nice piano VST that easily turns your MIDI controller in a realistic, warm and professional electric piano with high-quality sound!
Thanks @SweetCase for this awesome freeware!
CVI-Piano by GVI
Continuous Velocity Piano is a nice free piano VST based on spectral morphing.
This Piano replicates the sounds of a KAWAI grand piano, 7’4″.
This plugin had been recently rebuilt and is known for it’s shimmering, clear tone.
It has been used on many recordings made by nine-time Grammy-winning engineer, Larry Seyer. If you want your piano to sounds like a realistic one, you should download CVpiano… It sounds really nice!
Iowa Piano Free VST
Iowa Piano is a Steinway Grand piano with almost every note sampled and 3 velocity layers. It is based on the free samples from the University of Iowa.
Skerratt London Piano by Big Cat
Free Acoustic Instrument and Drum Machine VST Plugins:
MT Power Drum Kit 2 - High-quality acoustic drum sounds. Download
Sitala - Intuitive drum sampler with drag-and-drop functionality. Download
DrumMic’a! - A virtual drum kit with a variety of samples. Download
Beat Factory Drums - Features a collection of drum sounds suitable for various genres. Download
Room Drummer - A simple drum plugin with a realistic sound. Download
Piano One - Sampled Yamaha C7 grand piano with a warm sound. Download
Keyzone Classic - A sampled piano with multiple velocity layers. Download
Iowa Piano - A sampled Steinway grand piano. Download
4Front Piano - A compact piano plugin with a clean sound. Download
PianoTeq 6 Player - A free version of the acclaimed physical modeling piano instrument. Download
Spitfire LABS - Offers a variety of string instruments. Download
DSK Strings - String instrument plugin covering various sounds. Download
VSCO 2 Community Edition - Orchestral strings and other instruments. Download
DSK Indian DreamZ - Includes Sitar, Sarod, veena, and tabla sounds. Download
Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra 2 Community Edition - Orchestral string sounds. Download
Ample Bass P Lite II - Versatile and solid bass guitar plugin. Download
Dexed - A frequency modulation (FM) synth with deep bass capabilities. Download
Synister - A free, lightweight synthesizer with a deep bass tone. Download
SuperRiff Bass - A simple yet effective bass guitar plugin. Download
IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX Uno - A bass amp and cabinet simulator. Download
Ample Guitar M Lite II - Acoustic guitar plugin with a user-friendly interface. Download
DSK Dynamic Guitars - A collection of acoustic and electric guitars. Download
Spicy Guitar - A physically modeled acoustic guitar synthesizer. Download
4Front Guitar - A small, versatile guitar plugin. Download
Resound - A guitar feedback simulator. Download
DSK Strings - Covers a range of string instruments, including violins. Download
VSCO 2 Community Edition - Orchestral strings, including violins. Download
LABS Strings - Strings section with various articulations. Download
DSK Overture - Orchestral plugin with violin sounds. Download
Sonatina Violin - A sampled violin instrument. Download
TDR Nova - Dynamic equalizer with comprehensive features. Download
OTT by Xfer Records - Powerful multiband compressor. Download
SPAN by Voxengo - Real-time "fast Fourier transform" audio spectrum analyzer. Download
MeldaProduction MCompressor - A versatile compressor with advanced features. Download
Luftikus - Analog modeled equalizer with a low pass and high pass filter. Download
Ambience - Versatile reverb plugin. Download
EpicVerb - A straightforward but effective reverb plugin. Download
Dragonfly Reverb - A high-quality reverb plugin. Download
OldSkoolVerb - Algorithmic reverb with a vintage vibe. Download
Lisc-Verb - A simple yet effective reverb plugin. Download
Softube Saturation Knob - A simple and effective saturation plugin. Download