Where can I find quality Free VST plugins in 2019 ?

Ultimate list of Free VST plugins to use in 2018 (42+ VSTi & 34 VSTfx)

Are you 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…

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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.

Free “Acoustic” Instrument and Drum Machine VST Plugins:

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.

Free Drums VST Plugins”]Drums Free VST – Claps, Kicks, Snares…

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)

Windows VST

TR 606 Free VSTi

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

Windows VST

TS 808 awesome 808 emulation plugin
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

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SL Drums 3 Free VST

SL Drums 3 is an awesome Drum ROMpler that allows you to create dope beats quickly thanks to his clean drum-pad GUI. It contains 8 different pads with volume control, pan and release. SL Drums 2 is  the perfect tool for capturing ideas immediately. With more than 450 drum samples, it’s a must have for any innovative beat-maker! An easy way to add some nice sounding hip hop drums to your music. SL Drums is a solid pick for a beginner’s first freeware hip hop drum rompler.

DJinnDrum VST by SimpleRecorder

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Djindrum software for making linn L1 beats

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

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Drum Pro : make techno house elctro drums

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 producers!

KickMaker by Teragonaudio

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Kickmaker, a VST for mac & windows for making kicks

We all now that kick drum is one of the more important element 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 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

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MiniSpillage CompactDrul
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

Windows VST

Impakter 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

Windows VST

EDX Drum Synth VST - Ultimate list of Free VST plugins to use in 2018 (42+ VSTi & 34 VSTfx)

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.

Download EDX-80

 

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Free Piano VSTs:

Discover a list of awesome free piano plugins in diferent styles (electric, grand piano, rhodes, upright).

Only the Top notch freewares.

 Sweetcase a Vintage Electric Piano

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Sweetcase  is a nice piano VST that 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

Windows VST

VST CVPiano
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’s sound really nice !

Iowa Piano Free VST

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Iowa realistic Piano 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

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Skerratt London Piano is a upright sampled piano.

LazySnake – Electric Piano VST

Windows VST

Screenshot of Lazy Piano, an electric piano VST
LazySnake is a virtual electric piano with WahWah, Tremolo, midi automation and midi learning.

VS Upright

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Versilian Upright Piano

VS Upright 1 is a free piano VST based on a collection of samples of an upright piano and released as a VSTi plugin for Windows and Mac.

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String VST Plugins – (Basses, Guitars, Violins…)

Yes, you all know that, but a string instrument is musical instrument that produces sound through vibrating strings…

Here at the Highest Producers, we have downloaded and tested many string VST for you. So here is a list of the best string VSTi (excepted basses that

Bass Plugins

Acoustic Bass Free VST:

EVM Bassline VST Plugin

Windows VST

EVM Bassline Wave Sample free VST

EVM Bassline is a great  wave Sample Bass Player featuring :

  • Multi-mode filter with resonance.
  • Envelope trigger/gating.
  • Monophonic/Duophonic mode.
  • Adjustable glide. 

This free VST sounds brilliant and can compete with a lot of commercial bass players. I highly recommend it for its versatility and the clarity of this sound.

DSK BassZ

Windows VST

 

DSK BassZ free bass VST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSK BassZ is a sweet Free VST featuring 24 bass sounds (acoustic & synth), a master section with level, pan, fine, an amp. envelope and a velocity response.

Raspier 

Windows VST

Revitar BASS Free Synth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raspier is an Free bass VST for Windows! Produce some electronic bass, acoustic sound, leads, slap and ring tones with this VST!

Featuring 

  • LFO – 2 sine oscillators, and envelope.
  • Filter – Apart from master SV filter, there are optional Distortion, * Smooth and Comparator filters.
  • Over 40 presets.

FabBass by Samsara Cycle Audio

Windows VST

FabBass free VST plugins

FabBass is designed to create a close 1960’s violin bass sound ! It has every features you need : pitch, shape and tone sections but allso EQ!

⭐ Ample Sound – Ample Bass P Lite II

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Ample Bass VST for Mac and Windows
Ample Bass P II lite is a nice electric bass plug perfect for some groovy bass sounds ! Ample Bass also comes with some nice featuring including palm mute, slap and legato slide for those little accents that makes bass pop.

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Guitar Free VST Plug-Ins

Ample Sound – Ample Guitar M II Lite

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Ample Guitar L II aim to bring the Alhambra Luthier Classic Guitar sound to your studio.A very nice realistic Guitar.

DSK Guitars

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Download DSK Guitars VST

Download those 3 free Virtual Studio Technology audio plugins for guitars. Make your guitars sounds better in your favorite DAW with those 3 awesome guitars sounds plug-ins from DSK Plugin.

Spicy Guitar

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Download Spicy Guitar an acoustic VST

Spicy Guitar is a free physically modeled acoustic guitar synthesizer. This brilliant VSTi  is relying on an innovative technology, its sounds are rich, natural and lively.

  • 9 guitars, 2 types of strings
  • physical based sound design
  • astonishing expressivity
  • easy-to-use strumming engine
  • many types of chords, 2 positions
  • 5 guitarist playing techniques

Download Spicy Guitar

Revitar 2

Windows VST

 

Open Revitar Bass Free VST

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revitar 2 is a nice and Free guitar VST for pro a wide variety of acoustic guitar sounds with no samples used!

  • Unique string and body simulation.
  • Adjustable pick shape.
  • 48 programmable chords, using absolute and relative positions.
  • Different playing styles – slides, hammer on / pull offs, chords, single string.
  • 6 guitar body types to choose from.
  • Fully programmable MIDI control of all knobs and sliders.
  • Intuitive user interface.
  • Download Revitar 2

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Violin Plugins

 VSCO2 Violin Section

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Download a Free Violin VST
VSCO2 Violin Section is a sampled violin section.  Samples were recorded by Versilian Studios / Sam Gossner.

You can switch between 6 groups:

  • Arco Vib.
  • Arco Vib f.
  • Arco Vib p.
  • Pizzicato.
  • Spiccato.
  • Tremolo.

 Download Violin Section

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Synth Plugins  :

TAL-BassLine

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TAL-BassLine is a sweet bass Free VST made for bass, acid sounds and effects. It’s based on a robust core and has the usual controls of analogue hardware synthesizers.A unique -18dB low pass filter with a lot of asymmetric and random components introduce a warm and analogue sound. Very fast, non linear envelopes are also a part of this synth.

SAW – Saw Wave Synth 

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Saw a wav free synth vet plugin

Saw is a saw wave synthesizer developed by Samsara Cycle Audio with versatile features:

  • 4 Pitch controls with selectable ‘feet’ switch in the range of 32′ 16′ 8′ 4′ 2′
  • Filter Section
  • Filter Pass Mix Section:Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass and Q settings
  • Glide
  • Mono / Poly Selector
  • Filter and AMP section LFO Level Controls
  • AMP and Filter Envelope Sections:
  • LFO Section – S
  • electable Host Sync Function
  • Flanger effect
  • Midi Learn
  • Downlad Saw synth

Alice-1377

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Alice-13772 VST

Alice-1377 is an Emulation of the Soviet synthesizer “Alisa-1377”. It’s a limited but very nice plugin!

Download Alisa – 1377

Arppe 2600

Windows VST

arppe 2600 va free synth plugin
ARP 2600 is an an awesome free softsynth that has a multitude of Frequency Modulation options which enable it to create some truly awesome sound effects with  PWM, Sample & Hold, virtual Spring Reverb, Ring Modulation, and a dedicated Noise Generator! This versatile synth free VST is really sweet!

Download Arppe2600va 

⭐ Atlantis free VSTi  – (with Atlantis Preset Collection 1)

 Windows VST

Atlantis awesome Free VST

Altantis Synthesizer is a unique synthesizer VSTi that has nearly unlimited possibilities for building fresh and exciting sounds! It is also a powerful effects module that can be used to process other audio. A truly must have free hybrid synth!

Download Atlantis VSTi

Chimera VST Plugin

 Windows VST

Chimera is a noise driven synth focusing on pads and haunting leads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chimera is a noisy synth for great ambient and lead sounds! White noise generators are connected through three pitch-controlled resonant bandpass filters.

You can also download very good plugins on the site of Maijken(the creator of Chrime)s such as Grizzly (a drum sampler), Pan-Oh! -Rama (a dual filter effect) and Subduer (a triple oscillator subtractive synth)

Kairatune Virtual Instrument  Synth

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Electronic Free Synth Kairatune
Kairatune is an awesome free VST synth, particularly useful for electronic-music producers. It delivers a tight, punchy sound that is perfect for in EDM music genres. One of the benefits of this VST is the preset-management system that allows you to get in there by category and then select your presets with absolutely no fuss whatsoever. The Delay section, including phaser, delay and EQ components, is also super sweet!

Kern a Free MIDI Controlled Synthesizer

Windows VST

Download Kern VST
Full Bucket Music has released Kern, a efficient freeware virtual analogue synthesizer VSTi plugin which was configured to be fully controllable by a range of regular MIDI controller keyboards.

Download Kern 

Windows VST

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PolyIblit is an awesome 32 voices analog synth with a lot of nice features as 3 oscillators per voice,Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth and Pulse waveforms and much more. This is a must have synth with a very punchy sound! Perfect for leads, pads and basses!

 Karnage Free Synth VST

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Carnage free VST

Like all Krakli VSTs, Karnage is just magic! This synth, particularly useful for bass, is a must for dirty sounds.

Download Karnage

TOGU Audio Line Noise Maker 

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Wavetable VST Togu Audio Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAL-NoiseMaker  is a Wavetable Synth that is an improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect.

It contains 256 presets of virtual analogue synth, leads, pads, arps and basses aplenty. A must have VST and one of the best free plugin around here!

⭐ U-He Triple Cheese – Free Synth VST

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Luscious cheesy comb synthesizer
Winner of the 2006 KVR Developer Challenge, Triple Cheese is a unique-sounding freeware synthesizer plugin that uses forms of very short chromatically tuned delays. It has a dozen bank of awesome presets ! A must have !

Download U-he Triple Cheese

⭐ Helm Free VST

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Helm Free Synth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helm VST  is one of those freebies that makes you want to donate, and maybe you should because while you can download this for free, it’s quite an object to behold. ! One my favorite Synth VST!

Download Helm VST

Plogue Alter/Ego

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Plogue Alter Ego Awesome VST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plogue’s freewaree Alter/Ego is an awesome singing synthesizer. It attempts to create  modern vocal sounds. Unfortunately, there’s only one voice bank available for it!

Orion Sound Module – Sample Science

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Orion Sound Module
The idea behind the Orion Sound Module plugin is to provide a rompler based on public domain samples that can be used to create royalty-free loops!  It contains great sounds with all the basics you need: pianos, basses, percussion, world instruments, analogue synthesizers and modular synthesis. Orion Sound Modules has a simple and intuitive interface. Really easy to work with it! Just awesome!

Cheeze Machine – String Synth Free Plug-In

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Cheeze Machine emulates the classic string ensemble sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cheeze Machine emulate the synthetic string sound  like a solina arp ! Cheeze Machine features :like waveform

  • chorus ensemble emulator
  • 6-stages phaser
  • reverb

Cygnus VST
Developed as a collaboration between Krakli Software and sound designer Tim Conrardy, Cygnus is a very nice atmospheric VSTi !

Designed for Pads , Ambient space sounds and other worldly effects. CYGNUS is a “space synth” in both looks and tone.

DubSiren Free VSTi

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simple synthesizer architecture with 1 Oscillator and 2 independent LFOs

 

 

 

 

 

Emulates the sounds of those selfmade siren units used by Dub and Reggae Sound Systems like Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti and countless others.

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Free Effect VST (VSTfx)

Free VSTfx – Effect Plug-ins

 Compressor Plugins

Here is a list of the best free compressor VST/AU plugins for Windows and Mac.

⭐ Density mkIII by Variety OF Sound

Windows VST

VST Plugin for compression - Sound Density MKIII

Sound Density MKIII – A free VST for CompressionDensity is a smooth transparent compressor. Use this awesome VST to add “glue” to a mix while keeping a natural sound.

While the previous version was already very good, this one is noticeably better 🙂

Furthermore The Relax’-Knob and the Color’-Knob are absolutely amazing! Undeniably one of the best free compressors on the market!

Blockfish

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blockfish compressor VST Mac Windows
BLOCKFISH is a versatile compressor with countless ways to shape the incoming audio. This compressor is particularly useful for vocals because it features an awesome opto mode wich is nice for transparent and smooth gain riding on vocals.

DC1A Compressor

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Free Compressor DC1A
DC1A is an effortless character compressor based on its big brother, the DC8C compressor ! The Klanghel team made an impressive work and incorporate some of the best settings from DC8C in DC1A. This plugin provides really interesting features despite the fact that he only has 2 knobs.

MCompressor

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MCompressor - versatile compressor VST

MCompressor is a free VST featuring an adjustable compression shape that gives you the power to create dynamic sound effects, and a range of up-sampling options for a crystal clear sound.

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Reverbs Plugins:

Ambience – Smartelectronix

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Ambience is a nice free reverb plugin that can compets withs many commercial VSTs.

Ambience includes some rare functions such as a “Gater” and a useful Hold function. It comes with a great collection of sweet presets.

Tal-Reverb-4

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tal-reverb-4-free-reverb-plugin

 

 

 

Thanks to TAL-Reverb-4, you can create modulated vintage reverb sound . It works on almost every audio material.

This plugin is very easy to use and support stereo channels.

⭐ u-he Protoverb

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Download U he reverb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the most creative VST on this list, u-he’s Protoverb is a reverb plugin based on a innovative idea. In fact he algorithm simulates resonances in the body of air, rather than simulating reflections.

“Protoverb is an experimental reverb based on the idea of a “room simulator”. Most algorithmic reverbs try to avoid resonances or model the reflections of sound from a rooms walls. Protoverb does the opposite. It builds up as many room resonances as possible, modeling the body of air in the room.”

Saltline Lisc-Verb

Windows VST

Lisc Verb Reverb Plugin by Satline

Lisc-Verb is an excellent free reverb effect VST for building space, from plain ambience to more advanced temporal effects.

You can controll the input signal and combine reverb and delay signal to create space and depth effects. Its only disadvantage is that this VST is only available for windows.

OldSkoolVerb – by Voxengo

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OldSkool Verb Mac and Windows vintage plugin VST

OldSkoolVerb is a free algorithmic reverb plugin available in VST and AU format that implements a very 24-carat “vintage” stereo reverb algorithm resulting a very clear spatial image that blends well with the mix.

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Saturation Plugins

Free Saturation, Distortion and Overdrive VST plugins!

Here are the best freeware saturation, distortion and overdrive plugins available on the web.

Are you looking for a sweet analog tape? Do you wou want to add some grit and noise to your sounds?

Here is a list of freebies you can use to give your song more character and color!

 FerricTDS by Variety Of Sound 

Windows VST

 

 

FerricTDS - Tape Dynamics Simulator

FerricTDS – Tape Dynamics Simulator

Winner of the KVR Developer Challenge 2009, FerricTDS – Tape Dynamics Simulator is inspired by the smooth dynamic shaping capabilities of some high-end reel-to-reel tape recorders.

An awesome and free VST that emulates the effect of tape saturation without any undesirable artifacts like noise and wobble.

One of the advantages of this VST is this CPU effective. Furthermore, it can also be used for mastering thanks to to its precision and transparency. Perfect treatment for sampled TR-808 drums.

Nebula3 by Acustica (Mac/Win)

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Nebula saturation tool free plugin
Nebula3 by Acustica Free VST for Saturation

Nebula3 is a multi-effect plugin VST for saturation and subtle signal coloration in the post-mixing stage.

This VST is capable of emulating and duplicating various types of expensive audio equipments, eliminating the need for costly gears.

Nebula uses libraries which are created using a sophisticated “sampling approach” resulting in a highly realistic, complex emulations of many types of audio signal processes, captured and utilized all within a VST plug-in that is compatible with all major DAW’s and editing software.

TAL – Tube:

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Download Tal-Tube

TAL-Tube is a saturation plugin that have the characteristic of tubes and an additional amplifier mode. It’s very suitable for adding higher harmonics and can give more excitement and analog character to digital sounds or drums. At extreme values it can also be used as a grungy distortion effect…

Voxengo Tube Amp:

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Voxengo Tube Amp

Voxengo Tube Amp is an audio effect AU and VST plugin that applies asymmetric tube triode overdrive usually found in single-tube microphone pre-amp boxes.  The sound this plugin produces varies from a mild “warm” overdrive to a fuzzy distortion.

FuzzPlus3 by Audio Damage:

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FuzzPlus3 is based on a vintage fuzz pedal model.
FuzzPlus  is a VST featuring an awesome vintage fuzz pedal model, plus a filter, self-feedback, and a modern procedural user interface, FuzzPlus3 is a fine addition to any producer’s toolset. A fantastic tool that is working on almost every instruments, guitar, bass, rhodes, drums, vocals, even synth pads…

Tube Creamer 808

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Tubes Creamer 808 Core is an emulation of the famous Tube Screamer distortion.
Tubes creamer 808 Core is an emulation of the famous Tube Screamer distortion.

It’s modeled from the Ibanez TS-808 pedal.

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Bitcrusher VSTs

Free Bitcrusher VSTs:

A bitcrusher is a simple type of effect – it reduces the bit depth of the audio signal, leading to audible degradation!

Download all the best free VST bitcrusher plug-ins here.

If you’are looking for bit reduction and downsampling effects to degrade your samples you’ve come to right place! Here come the 8-bit sound of the 1980’s.

⭐ Tal Bitcrusher

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Download TAL-Bitcrusher a free VST for MAC and Windows

 

 

 

My favorite Free Bitcrusher VST is Tal-Bitcrusher, a simple bitcrusher with useful features as a low/highshelf EQ and a noise cross modulator.
Perfect for downsampling drums and to add grit to leads and instruments.

CMT Bitcrusher

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Download CMT Bitcrusher
CMT Bitcrusher is another nice free Bitcrusher plugin! Its big highlight is its ease of use and its ergonomic interface!

Thrummashine Bitcrusher

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Multiband Bitcrusher I and thrummaschine,

A very sweet multiband bitcrusher created by De La Mancha!

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Chorus Plugins

Free Chorus VSTs

TAL’s Stereo Chorus-LX

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Download Tap Chorus Free VST
TAL’s stereo Chorus-LX is based on the Roland Juno-60 chorus. It’s a simple but  very powerful free VST.

Azurite by Distorque

Windows VST

 

 

Free Windows Chorus VST Azurite
Azurite is a multi-voice chorus with a focus on rich sounds and versatile controls. It’s a flexible chorus with great tones and ease of use. The result is an effect that will be handy for producers, guitarists, and glitch lovers alike.

Acon Digital’s Multiply Chorus

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Acon Multiply VST
Multiply is a modern chorus effect which uses phase randomizing filters on each of the six voices in order to avoid unwanted comb filter effects. The plugin includes a simple equalizer for controlling the frequency response of the processed audio signal, as well as a pre-delay section which can be used to create echo effects.

One of the favorite feature of the plugin is the A/B testing switch mod, which makes it possible to test different settings against each other without running multiple instances of the plugin on the same channel.

Blue Cat’s Chorus

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Blue Cat's Chorus
Blue Cat’s Chorus is a versatile chorus VST available for both Mac and PC operating systems. Like all Blue Cat’s plugin, quality is there! The skinnable and customizable user interface is also awesome!

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  EQ Free VST Plugins

Luftikus – EQ

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Download Luftikus a free equalizer plugin
Luftikus is a digital adaptation of an analog EQ with fixed half-octave bands and additional high frequency boost. As an improvement to the hardware it allows deeper cuts and supports a keep-gain mode where overall gain changes are avoided.

Voxengo GlissEQ

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Download Voxengo GlissEQ
GlissEQ is a parametric equalizer AAX, AU and VST plugin for professional music production applications.  The most interesting and unique feature of GlissEQ is the dynamic behavior of its filters.

TDR Nova

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Download TDR Nova
The TDR Nova is a four-band dynamic EQ. An awesome tool for making a bright mix!

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Free Delay & Echo VST plugins:

Classic Delay 

Windows VST

Classic Delay VST
Classic delay is one of my favorite Delay Plugin. It emulates three of the most commonly used delays / echo sounds types: Tape, Analog, and Digital, but without the introduction of noise. A top notch plugin to add to your library!


KarmaFX Deelay:
A tempo controlled stereo delay.

Windows VST

A simple delay plugin for free
A simple but efficient Delay with independent left/right channels, ping-pong, filters …

Download KarmaFX Delay

+Delay by Soundhack (and +pitchdelay)

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Soundhack Delay
+delay gives you classic delay effects, with a wide ranging filter section to help emulate vintage delays, an LFO time modulator with triangle, sine, ramp, square and random waveforms, as well as freeze mode, dual-head mode and feedback inversion. Both the delay time and the LFO modulator can be synced to multiples and divisions of host clock.

Download KarmaFX Delay

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Free Limiter Plugins

LoudMax

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Download Loud Max Limiter VST
LoudMax is a Look-alike Brickwall Loudness Maximizer Plugin with a clean transparent sound. It is designed to retain the original character of the music as much as possible even at high compression levels. A very convenient tool that can be pushed hard and still remain quite bright!

Voxengo Elephant

Mac AAX AU Vst PluginsAuio UnitWindows VSTWindows x64 VST

Download Voxengo Elephant Limiter for Free
Voxengo Elephant Mastering Limiter

Voxengo Elephant is a mastering limiter AAX, AU and VST plugin for professional music production applications.  The most remarkable feature of this signal limiter is its sonic transparency.  Elephant brings sound limiting and loudness maximization without audible “fuzz” and “pumping” sonic artifacts.

Download Voxengo Elephant

W1 Limiter

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W1 Limiter a free alternative to waves L1
Capture of W1 Limiter

W1 Limiter is a clone of Waves L1, with identical output, as well as an approximation of Waves L2. An sweet recreation of the L1 Limiter by Waves. A comparison to Waves L1 limiter has been made on this page. A big thanks to George Yohng’s for this awesome freebie!

Download W1 Limiter

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Utility Free VSTs

Last but not least, here is a list of free utility plug-ins to help you fix your mix 😉

Voxengo Span – Spectrum Analysis plugin

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Voxengo Span - a free spectrum analyzer plugin vet
Voxengo Span

With Span, a free spectrum analysis plugin, you can see exactly the issues of your mixes and compare the frequencies of your mixes to commercial tracks that you love.

Download Voxengo Span

Beyerdynamic – Virtual Studio

Mac AAX AU Vst PluginsAuio UnitWindows VSTWindows x64 VST

If you’re working on a track or on a mix and you’re asking yourself: how will the track sound in a different environment? When it’s playing on stereo studio monitors or in a large concert hall?

Then this plugin is made for you! Indeed, Virtual studio virtually simulates real speaker systems (such as stereo or 5.1) in various environments (recording studio, concert halls, etc.) on your headphones 😉

Download Beyerdynamic – Virtual Studio

Blue Cat’s Audio Gain Suite

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Blue Cat Gain Suite - Free pro plugins

A free suite of gain utilities which let you control the volume of one or several audio tracks in real time. The interest of these plug-ins resides in their particular features as advanced automation MIDI control capabilities or the ability to link several instances of the same plug-in: you can control the gain of several tracks at the same time with a single slider.

Download Blue Cat’s Gain Suite

 

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