Finding good plugins, especially free ones that sound great, can be quite a challenge.
This is why I put together this extensive list of free Plugins; from Synth, to Piano, Orchestra, Guitar, Drums, Bass, and more.
Since it’s such a long list, there will be a navigation menu, as well as a “Scroll back to Top” button after each section.
Table of Contents Best Free Synth VST Plugins Dexed by Digital Sub Urban
Dexed is a Free multi platform and multi format frequency modulation Synth which is based on, or closely modeled to, the Yamaha DX7.
download it here. Combo Model F by Martinic
If you’re looking for a simple and fun organ sounding synth, then Combo Model F has got you covered.
It’s super easy to use and it also sounds pretty good.
download it here. Tunefish 4 by Brain Control
Tunefish 4 was developed as a smaller replacement for Tunefish 3 with about the same power.
One thing that they improved over the previous version is the UI, which will visualize all modulations.
download it here. Helix by Audjoo
Helix is a CPU-friendy, highly versatile Synthesizer with a surprisingly high sound quality.
It comes with a lot of presets and built-in effects.
download it here. Muon Tau Bassline by Muon Software
Muon Tau Bassline is a monophonic bass line synth modelled
after the Roland 303 Synth.
This is a small yet powerful piece of software which gives you that cool 303 bass sound without being too hard to use.
download it here. TyrellN6 by u-he
TyrellN6 is a compact synth that is based on concepts and
ideas for a hardware synth: a few modules, novel features, analogue sound and
download it here. MiniSpillage by AudioSpillage
MiniSpillage is a free professional quality drum synthesizer which features high resolution 64-bit DSP processing engine and a custom set of synthesis algorithms designed for electronic percussion sounds.
download it here. Tal-Bassline by Tal-Software
Tal-Bassline is a synthesizer especially made for bass which
will give you a super beefy bass tone.
It gives you those acid tones and effects that you hear
download it here. Crystal Synth by Green Oak
Crystal is a semi-modular software synthesizer featuring both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis.
offers over 90 parameters which may be modulated
download it here. Lokomotiv by Archetype Instruments
Lokomotiv is an analog retro synth which sounds absolutely phenomenal as well as being extremely easy to use.
The UI is simple and doesn’t look overwhelming at all which
is great for anyone who is new to this kind of software.
download it here. Digits by Extent of the Jam
Digits is a phase distortion synthesizer plugin which was inspired by the Casio CZ line.
It comes with over 100 presets which include; basses, leads,
pads, pseudo-realistic instruments, brass sounds and more.
download it here. Tal-NoiseMaker by Tal-Software
Tal-NoiseMaker is based on the Tal-Elek7ro but with a new synth engine and some sound and usability improvements.
It features some effects like reverb, chorus and a simple
download it here. Thump by Metric Halo
Metric Halo is primarily designed to synthesize low frequency audio to add low-end to a track or to generate another sound completely.
It looks at the pitch and the dynamics of its audio input
and adjusts the oscillators accordingly.
download it here. PG-8X by Martin Lüder
The PG-8X is inspired by the Roland JX-8P with the PG-800 programmer.
You can make some amazing analogue style sounds with it,
including string ensembles, cool pads, huge bass sounds, which is what I like
most about it, and more.
download it here. Charlatan by BlauKraut
Charlatan is a polyphonic, subtractive virtual analog synthesizer plugin which focuses on sound quality and easy usability.
It’s a fairly simple to use plugin which encourages users to
learn how to tweak the sounds instead of only relying on the presets.
download it here. Helm by Matt Tytel
Helm is a cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer which runs both as a standalone synthesizer or as an LV2, VST, VST3 or AU plugin.
It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
download it here. Podolski by u-he
Podolski is a very simple, CPU-efficient virtual analogue synthesizer with one oscillator, one filter, one envelope and two LFOs, it also features a Zebra-style arpeggiator/sequencer plus chorus and delay effects.
download it here. Scorpius by Meesha
Scorpius is a 3 Oscillator analog Polysynth which is great for creating some psychedelic sounds.
This is because it was designed to be used with two
Behringer BCR 2000 units. That’s why the layout is the way it is.
download i t here. T-Force Alpha Plus by Mastercode Music
T-Force Alpha Plus is the advanced or improved version of the T-Force Alpha TS.
It provides all the same features plus some additional ones
and some updated functions; new synthesis (subtractive and FM synth), revised
oscillators, new Mod Envelopes and a new integrated sidechain FX.
download it here. Zebralette by u-he
It is just one of Zebra2’s oscillators packed
into a simple, easy-to-learn framework, but you have everything you need to
make some pretty amazing sounds.
download it here. LABS by Spitfire Audio
Spitfire Audio is known for making extremely good sounding
sample libraries and these ones are no exception to this rule.
Here you will have a huge variety to choose from, from scary
strings, to modular piano, cool sounding choirs, synth pads, drums and more.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Orchestral VST Plugins Total Composure Orchestra
Total Composure Orchestra is a full orchestral sample library created using only samples in the public domain.
download it here. DSK Overture
DSK Overture is a full orchestral sample VST plugin.
It gives you the ability to choose between 40 different
instruments and play 4 of those instruments in the same instance, through MIDI.
download it here. One Track Orchestra
One Track orchestra is primarily a sketching tool, meant to
be used for songwriting and recording demos and aimed mostly at beginners and
songwriters who need a simple tool to create and record music.
download it here. Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra
The Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra Module contains the full SSO by Mattias Westlund, in one simple VST plugin (32 & 64bit).
download it here. DSK Virtuoso
DSK Virtuoso allows you to play a combination of 6 layer
instruments, or to play a composition up to 6 different parts, through the MIDI
download it here. VSCO2 – Chamber Orchestra 2
The Community Edition, which is the free edition of these
samples, comes with a total of 19 instruments, ranging from Woodwinds to Brass,
Keys, Mallets, Strings and Percussion.
download it here. Orchestral Strings One
The instruments included in this plugin are; 14 Violins, 10
Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses.
download it here. DVS Saxophone
The single notes, especially the lower ones, sound fantastic!
The pitch bend effect is quite good also!
download it here. DSK Saxophones
This one comes with two saxophone types, the Soprano and Tenor ones. It sounds a bit more realistic that the DVS Saxophone, but it has the same problem, when playing though a scale the transitions of the notes don’t sound that natural.
download it here. DSK Brass
This plugin comes with a variety of Brass instruments, you
can select single ones or even ensembles.
download it here. DSK Choirz
You can create three layers of choir tracks which you can
choose from a total of 32 choir samples.
Effects like reverb and chorus can be added and the controls
for each, while being very simple and straight forward, can really help you
shape the sound to your liking.
download it here. Sonatina Choir
Sonatina Choir are samples edited
from the Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra.
You can choose to reproduce female
and male choirs, or both.
download it here. Etherealwinds Harp
Etherealwinds Harp is a sampling of a diatonic
folk harp recorded by the
Newgrounds musician Etherealwinds.
This is a folk harp, which means that when compared to the
traditional harp, it has a smaller range.
download it here. Sonatina Harp
The Sonatina Harp is a sampled classical Harp.
These samples were edited from the Sonatina Symphonic
Orchestra sample library.
download it here. Kettle Drum by Samsara Cycle Audio
This Plugin allows you to change the pitch of the Kettle drums, adjust the sustain, release, and lots of other stuff!
downlo a d it here. VibroMaster
VibroMaster is a sampled Vibraphone which comes with 42
samples from the public domain library of the Iowa Electronic Music Studios.
A cool feature this plugin has is that you can use a sustain
pedal to play with full release notes.
download it here. BellsEbuth by Alan ViSTa
This is a sampled orchestral bells plugin which comes with
40 stereo samples of bells.
download it here. Sonatina Chimes
Sonatina Chimes is a sampled tubular bells instrument
from the Sonatina Orchestra public domain library.
This is the best free tubular bells sample plugin by far, I
couldn’t find anything better.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Piano VST Plugins 4Front Piano
If used properly, it will certainly be a great addition to
your VST library.
One con though, it doesn’t have any settings.
download it here. Spitfire Audio Soft Piano
All of the samples were recorded at Air Edel Studios using
ar array of microphones and they achieved the “soft” sound by placing a thin
strip of felt between the hammers and the strings.
download it here. DSK AkoustiK KeyZ
With Akoustik KeyZ you get three piano types;
Grand Piano Concert Piano P Concert Piano F
download it here. SampleScience Room Piano
The Room Piano plugin is based on a Kawai Upright acoustic
It is a light piano plugin for musicians who want to add a
lo-fi touch to their tracks.
download it here. Keyzone Classic
Keyzone Classic features a multitude of different pianos
which all sound amazing.
download it here. Salamander Piano
The Salamander Piano plugin was sampled on the Yamaha C5
It’s considered to be one of the largest and smoothest
standalone free piano plugins out there, and it’s sampled in 16 velocity
download it here. Skerratt London Piano
The Skerrat London Piano is a sampled upright piano.
It sounds a lot like the piano music from the old cartoons,
which is just great… if you like that kind of sound.
download it here. Iowa Piano
The Iowa Piano is a sampled Steinway grand piano with 3
The cursory parameters include envelope settings; Attack,
Decay, Sustain and Release as well as volume and panning.
download it here. 4Front R-Piano
The 4Front R-Piano is a vintage module which reproduces the
classic sound similar to RSP73 pianos.
The sound generation is not entirely based upon samples,
thus there are 127 continuous layers provided with a vintage Rhodes smooth
download it here. 4Front E-Piano
The E-Piano is similar to DX-7 type e-pianos and it’s a
small single sound instrument without any settings whatsoever.
download it here. DSK Music the Grand
This is a pretty cool grand piano by DSK Music which just
You get the typical envelope parameters; Attack, Decay,
Sustain and Release, plus Reverb and Level.
download it here. General
General is a very simple sampled acoustic piano plugin.
Sadly, it’s Windows only…
download it here. MDA Piano
Despite being extremely light, MDA Piano actually packs some
The interface is easy to move around and understand since it
only provides a couple sliders to work with.
download it here. DPiano-A
This is a simple piano plugin which features a lot of
controls; from tuning, to sound, velocity and master.
There’s nothing else to be said about this plugin other than
that it’s actually great…
downlo a d it here. RDG Audio Free Piano
The Free Piano plugin comes with staccato and auto sustain instrument
It also features three layers of sounds; Piano+Strings+Pad
with gain controllers.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Guitar VST Plugins Ample Guitar M Lite
Ample Guitar sounds absolutely fantastic, while also giving you the option to add some effects. You can even double the guitar with the simple press of a button, which will add width and body to the sound.
download it here. Amplitube 4 Custom Shop
Amplitube can work as a Plugin or as a Standalone program.
It sounds great and when you download the FREE version, you get the full version for 10 days.
download it here. Guitar Rig 5 Player
It sounds just as good as the full version, the BIG difference is the amount of cabinets, amplifiers, effects, etc. that you get.
download it here. Poulin Amp Pack
These plugins are fantastic for really heavy music, they sound great, and it´s extremely easy to make them work on any DAW.
download it here. Created with GIMP Emissary by Ignite Amps
It still has a clean channel which ranges from clean to slightly overdriven tones and a lead channel which is just killer for for any kind of metal tones.
download it here. TSE 50x v2
This one I also really liked, you can get a huge variety of sounds out of this plugin, from crisp clean tones and cool crunchy sounds, all the way to heavy metal tones.
download it here. Amplion
Another good option is AmpLion, it works as a Plugin and also works as a standalone program.
You can change through the presets which all sounds fantastic. Also you have the ability to change the Mic placement on the cabinet.
download it here. Ignite Amps NRR-1
The NRR-1 is a digital emulation of an actual three channel tube amp and it sounds terrific.
download it here. Blue Cat
This guitar amp simulation plugin offers three different amp models;
Classic clean Classic drive Modern drive
download it here. Mercuriall Tube Amp Ultra 530
This would be the Plugin version of the ENGL E530 Preamp. It has a two channel design, Clean and Lead.
download it here. The Nick Crow Plugins
Nick Crow has got some great amp simulators which are mostly really high gain.
If you’re into metal, you will probably find them to be quite useful!
download it here. TSE 808
This is a Tube Screamer that can be used for all kinds of music, and it sounds absolutely fantastic.
download it here. Ace Vintage Tube
Ace is a digital emulation of the 1950s, American, all tube, tweed, 5Wamp.
You can get a really warm clean tone. It’s not really that useful for heavy rock music.
download it here. FREEAMP 3.6
This isn’t your typical guitar plugins…
While it does come with the traditional effects, it does have a very distinct and unique sound to it.
download it here. Simulanalog Guitar Suite
SimulAnalog Guitar Suite is a free software that contains a couple of amplifiers and some pedals.
Note: It’s only 32-bit.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Bass Amp VST Plugins GK Amplification 2 LE
Modelled after the Gallien-Krueger MB150 amp, the GK Amplification 2 LE can be used as a standalone application or as a VST/AAX/AU plugin.
download it here. Ignite Amps SHB-1
The SHB-1 is based on the real SHB-1 Extreme Bass Head which is a custom-built amp designed for the bass player of the band “Subhuman”.
download it here. TSE BOD v3
The TSE B.O.D. is a digital replica of the SansAmp Bass Driver DI pedal, which is a very popular bass preamp DI box with distortion, presence, and EQ controls.
download it here. Amplitube Custom Shop
Amplitube is primarily a Guitar amp simulation program, since most amps and effects you get are geared towards guitar sounds, however it also comes with a bass amp simulation which sounds quite good.
download it here. Bass Grinder Free
This must be one of the simplest plugins out there.
It comes with two amplifiers and three cabinets, nothing more.
download it here. Ronald Passion Bass Preamp
This Bass Preamp is an analog tube bass preamp effect plug-in which is really simple to use, sounds great and you get the cab-emulation built into it.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Drum VST Plugins MT Power DrumKit 2
The MT Power DrumKit is a free sampler which offers high-quality samples of an acoustic, realistic drum kit.
download it here. Drumatic 3 by e-phonic
Drumatic 3 is a virtual-analogue drum synthesizer.
All sounds are 100% synthetic and allow for huge flexibility and variation.
download it here. DrumMic’a! by Sennheiser DrumMic’a! by Sennheiser
This is a Free drum sample Software which loads inside of the free native Instruments Kontact Player. This one allows you to change between Sennheiser and Neumann Microphones.
download it here. Beatfactory Drums by BeatSkillz
Beatfactory Drums is a free drumkit plugin which works in any DAW on Mac OS X and Windows 32/64-bit.
download it here. MiniSpillage by AudioSpillage
MiniSpillage is a free professional quality drum synthesizer plugin featuring high resolution 64-bit DSP processing that includes 3 exclusive drum synthesis algorithms along with distortion effects and resonant filters.
download it here. SM Drumkit by SMM
This is one of the best free acoustic drum sample packs available. The samples are from a Vintage Ludwig drumkit which just sound fantastic.
download it here. EXD-80 by Third Harmonic Studios
EXD-80 is a free
32-bit virtual analog drum and percussion synthesizer plugin for Windows.
download it here. Drum Pro by StudioLinked
This is a fantastic plugin no matter how you look at it. The sounds you can get out of it are great and the ease of use is unmatched.
download it here. TheDrumSource by Witech
TheDrumSource is a sample based drum machine with a built in browser and sequencer. It has a simple, very clean interface and very fast workflow which is ideal for beginners.
download it here. T.REX 606
The T.REX 606 is a rompler of classic 606.
It’s got a vintage and Modern GUI Design featuring 7 Classics Sounds and knobs for Main Volume & Simple Reverb.
download it here. Line of Legends
The interface is divided in 8 sections (Kick, Snare, Clap, Snap, Toms, Hi hat, Ride and Crash). Each section uses its own individual output for an easier handling in a productive environment.
download it here. Sean Pandy Drums
Sean Pandy Drums is a VST/AU drum rompler plugin with Kick, Snare, 4 Toms – and a Sub Blower.
download it here. Dub Turbo DrumTROOP
DrumTROOP is a great alternative to constantly creating kits from scratch or messing around with bloated on board functions in most drum vst’s.
download it here. Single Cycle Vintage Drum Elements
Vintage Drum Elements is a virtual drum machine featuring the sound of the Yamaha RX5.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Modulation VST Plugins TAL-Chorus-LX
The TAL-Chorus-LX is a fantastic reproduction of the chorus found on the Roland Juno 60 Synth.
download it here. Xfer Dimension Expander
Xfer Dimension Expander is a fairly unique sounding chorus/spatial expander modeled on chorusing effects from the late ’80s.
download it here. Mercuriall Chorus WS-1
Mercuriall Chorus WS-1 is a stompbox style chorus VST plugin which comes with adjustable modulation speed and depth.
download it here. Acon Digital Multiply
Acon Digital Multiply is a pretty versatile chorus effect which processes each voice with a phase randomizing filter to avoid unpleasant comb filtering effects.
download it here. Blue Cat’s Chorus
Blue Cat’s Chorus is a very capable free chorus plugin.
It can go from a light shimmering modulation to an
incredibly destructive one.
download it here. Phase90 by Antti
Phase90 is an awesome freeware phaser VST plugin which is an emulation based on the MXR Phase 90 guitar pedal.
download it here. SupaPhaser
SupaPhaser comes with a lot of controls and is extremely versatile.
download it here. Classic Phaser
This plugin is part of the Audio Classic Series by Kjaerhus which includes almost ten free plugins.
download it here. Blue Cat’s Phaser
Blue Cat’s Phaser is modeled after the vintage analog phaser circuits but with the precision on modern technology and digital processing.
download it here. UltraPhazer
UltraPhazer sounds especially great on guitar tracks and it can also create a very subtle phaser effect.
download it here. Blue Cat’s Flanger
This plugin has a fairly simple user interface and is pretty easy to use, but it’s very versatile and sounds great!
download it here. Classic Flanger
This is a great flanging plugin which allows you to boost the flanging effect to maximum without getting unwanted effects.
download it here. MFlanger
MFlanger is a versatile flanger a variable oscillator shape for greater flexibility, and integrated tube saturation.
download it here. TAL-Flanger
TAL-Flanger is a very simple and easy to use flanger plugin which has a pretty unique sound to it and some asymmetric analog like components in the feedback corner.
download it here. FlangerHand
FlangerHand is based on the early flanging effects of the ‘60s.
download it here. Pencheneg Tremolo
The Penchneg VST Plugin is a tremolo effect, which allows you to adjust the shape of the modulating curve and synchronize the frequency with a host…
download it here. HY-TP2
This is a free Tremolo and auto-pan effect which comes in VST and Au plugin formats for 32-bit and 64-bit DAWs PC and Mac.
download it here. Adam Monroe’s Tremolo
This tremolo plugin provides both the amplitude tremolo and stereo panning since the idea behind it was to create a vertical and horizontal oscillator that could easily be tweaked.
download it here. Aegean Music Doppler Dome
Doppler Dome is a free audio plug-in based on the Doppler effect.
But it also works as a regular tremolo effect, as well as a pan effect.
download it here. MTremolo
MTremolo provides a definitive tremolo sound with an adjustable shape, including editable waveforms and harmonics.
download it here. MRing Modulator
MRingModulator performs standard ring-modulation effects using one or two oscillators.
download it here. Ring Thing
This plugin is a multi-flavored ring modulator, with a frequency and mix level.
download it here. Ringer
Ringer by WOK is an extremely simple ring-modulator…
The controls are minimal, but it still does what you need it
download it here. Ring-O
The modulation source can be the left and right side of a stereo signal modulating each other, or a stereo signal modulated by RING-O’s internal oscillator.
download it here. ADC-Ring
The ADC-Ring VST plugin is a simple and handy tool, if you need some ring modulation effect for your audio tracks or just for being creative.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Auto-Tune VST Plugins GSnap
GSnap is one of the best free pitch correction plugins out there…
The reason behind this is because of its capability to control the notes that it snaps to through MIDI.
download it here. Graillon2
Graillon2 is a very intuitive plugin to use and its color scheme which makes it easy to navigate.
download it here. MAutoPitch
This plugin comes with the typical pitch correction software options such as depth, detune and speed…
It also includes some additional effects such as a width knob which will allow you to control the stereo spread, and more.
download it here. KeroVee
KeroVee is an excellent alternative for anyone who just wants to apply some subtle and precise adjustments to their vocal tracks.
download it here. X42 Auto-Tune
X42 Auto-Tune is intended to correct the pitch of a voice singing (slightly) out of tune.
download it here. Auto-Tune Evo
Auto-Tune Evo has got a great set of features such as pitch correction in real time, for live performances, vibrato controls and Humanize.
download it here. AutoTalent
If you’re a Linux user, then this one’s definitely for you!
Autotalent is an open-source and real-time pitch correction plugin.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Compression Plugins MJUC Jr. by Klanghelm
With just two basic controls, “Compression” and “Make Up”, the MJUC JR. makes everything extremely easy to control.
download it here. MCompressor by MeldaProduction
MCompressor isn’t just a simple compression plugin with a couple features…
It allows you to fully customize the shape of the graph which gives you the opportunity to be really creative.
download it here ReaComp by Cockos
This is a very simple to use yet powerful plugin which should be a great addition to your arsenal.
The interface isn’t anything too pretty to look at, but it gets the job done perfectly!
download it here. Classic Compressor by Kjaerhus
If you like your compression plugins simple and easy to use, then the Classic Compressor by Kjaerhaus might be the one for you.
download it here. Molot by Vladg/sound
On their website they call Molot the “compressor with
This is because it adds a lot of coloring to the sound.
download it here. Rough Rider by Audio Damage
Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of “vintage” style bite and a uniquely warm sound.
download it here. OTT By Xfer Records
Xfer Records OTT is a free multiband upwards/downwards compressor used by many dubstep and electro producers.
download it here. DCAM FreeComp By FXpansion
DCAM is modelled around a classic console bus compressor design and is intended to be used to “glue” mixes and subgroups together while enhancing punch and definition.
download it here. AC-1 by Audiocation Audio Akademie
The AC-1 compressor plugin allows for both subtle compression and extremely hard and punchy compression.
download it here. SAFE Compressor By Semantica Audio
The whole point behind the SAFE plugins by Semantica Audio is to provide the user with an easier way to control the plugins by using semantic terms such as “warm, bright”, etc. to make the whole process more intuitive.
download it here. FR COMP 87 By eaReckon
If you’re looking for a VERY simple compression plugin, then look no further…
FRComp 87 only has two knobs; Threshold and Make up.
download it here. BlockFish by digital Fish phones
Blockfish is an excellent compression plugin especially for vocals.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Delay VST Plugins Voxengo Tempo Delay 2.0
The Voxengo Tempo Delay is, as the name implies, a tempo-based stereo delay plugin which is intended for a wide variety of music production applications.
download it here. Lagrange by Ursa DSP
Lagrange is a unique stereo delay system which produces echoes using granular techniques, where each grain is from a different point in the delay buffer, producing some unique and wonderful sounds.
download it here. WatKat – A Tribute to Charlie Watkins
WatKat is a digital clone of a Wem Watkins “Custom” Copicat.
download it here. Classic Delay by Kjaerhus Audio
Classic Delay is one of the people’s favorite more traditional free delay plugins since it offers excellent audio quality without introducing any noise.
download it here. ReaDelay by Cockos
ReaDelay is a multi-tap delay with no practical limit on tap count, which can have individual delays of as long as 10 seconds.
download it here. Rubbadub by ++audio
Rubbadub is a free delay effect plug-in designed with versatility in mind.
As a dub delay, it is specifically designed to sound fat and dirty.
download it here. Valhalla Freq Echo
If you’re looking for a psychedelic sounding delay, then Valhalla is definitely for you.
download it here. ET-301 by arcDev Noise Industries
The ET-301 Delay plugin is Windows only and it is an updated version of the ET-200 which fixes some memory-leak problems.
download it here. RetroDelay by E-Phonic
Retro Delay is a flexible all-round delay effect in VST format.
It has the character and sound of a vintage delay unit but features many modern options.
download it here. TAL-DUB-I by Togu Audio Line
TAL-Dub-I is a vintage style delay effect.
download it here. TAL-Dub-2 by Togu Audio Line
TAL-DUB-II is an extended version of TAL-Dub-I with a completely new sound engine.
download it here. Tape Delay by E-Phonic
Tape Delay is a very simple and easy to use delay effect which creates the typical tape delay sound.
download it here. TigerDelay by Neuenberger
Tiger Delay is a plugin that supports filtering, ducking and reverse, and is synchronized with your musical tempo.
download it here. Twin Delay by Cyberworm
Twin Delay is a VST plugin designed for emulation of digital and analogue delay effects.
This is a Windows Delay Plugin only.
download it here. AnalogDelay by Smartelectronix
AnalogDelay consists in a delay unit followed by a 2nd order lowpass filter with saturation.
The delay-time can evolve between zero and max-delay which lets you be very accurate.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Reverb VST Plugins Ambience Reverb by Smartelectronicx
Ambience Reverb not only comes with all the conventional controls that all other reverbs provide, but it also features some other more unconventional ones which definitely add to its versatility.
download it here. GlaceVerb by Dasample
GlaceVerb uses a proprietary reverb algorithm developed to calculate the deformations, the vibrations and the acoustic response of surfaces and materials…
download it here . Sanford Reverb Leslie Sanford
Sanford Reverb got a great early reflections section, which would be what gives you the notion of how big, or small, the room is as well as the sense of distance.
download it here. OldSkoolVerb by Voxengo
OldSkoolVerb implements a type of classic stereo reverb algorithm which will produce a clear spatial image.
download it here.
MuVerb is one of those reverb plugins that works well on
just about anything…
It’s a great all-rounder, so make sure to try it out.
download it here. EpicVerb by Variety of Sound
EpicVerb is a cool free reverb plugin that aims at both small room-, as well as ambient effect simulation.
download it here. Safe Reverb by Semantic Audio
The whole point behind the SAFE plugins by Semantica Audio is to provide the user with an easier way to control the plugins by using semantic terms such as “warm, bright”, etc. to make the whole process more intuitive.
download it here. Freeze Chamber by Synthescience
With a super minimalistic interface, Freeze Chamber is really simple and straightforward reverb processor which can add some “room” to your tracks.
download it here. Cloud Seed by Valdemar Erlingsson
This is not a regular room reverb like some of the ones on this list, but rather more of a special effect that can completely transform the signal.
download it here. Tal-Reverb-4
Reverb-4 is the latest of the free Reverb plugins to date by
Its simple interface makes it super easy to use…
download it here. TAL-Reverb-2
Tal-Reverb-2 is a super diffuse and lush reverb effect with a fast build up time. Ideal for ambient reverb sounds, and its primary focus is on long reverb tones.
download it here. Lisc-Verb by Saltlinr
Lisc-verb is a reverb and delay effect which comes with a clean and simple interface that’s easy to use and understand.
download it here. Reverb Solo by Acon Digital
Reverb Solo, by Acon Digital, is one of the simplest and easiest to use free reverb plugins out there.
The interface is super minimalistic, plus I love the way it looks, and the controls are very simple.
download it here. u-he Protoverb
The idea behind Protoverb was to create a good “room simulation”, and contrary to most algorithmic reverbs, Protoverb doesn’t try to avoid resonances or model the reflections of sound from room walls.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free EQ VST Plugins TDR Nova EQ by Tokyo Dawn Records
Nova is a parallel dynamic EQ even though it looks a lot like your traditional parametric EQ.
download it here. ReaEQ by Cockos
The ReaEQ plugin is an infinite Impulse response EQ that is capable of unlimited bands.
download it here. MEqualizer by Melda Production
MEqualizer is a great 6-band EQ that’s very easy to use and features 7 filter types for each band, integrated tube saturation, and harmonics control.
download it here. SonEQ by Sonimus
SonEQ has 3 bands, bass, middle and treble and provides some good control over them.
download it here. Marvel GEQ by Voxengo
Marvel GEQ is a linear-phase 16-band graphic EQ which supports up to 8 input/output channels for professional streaming and sound and music production applications.
download it here. Triple EQ by Blue Cat
The free Triple EQ is a 3-band semi parametric EQ and is a very versatile plugin since it features a wide range of gain (+/-40dB per band) and bandwidth (.01 to 5octave).
download it here. Nova-67P EQ by vladg/sound
Nova-67P is a parallel parametric equalizer plugin combined with a compressor which can optionally operate in frequency dependent and split-band modes.
download it here. SlickEQ by Tokyo Dawn Labs and Variety of Sound
SlickEQ comes with three (and a half) filter-bands arranged in a classic Low/Mid/High semi-parametric layout offer fast and intuitive access to four distinct EQ modes, each representing a set of distinct EQ curves and behaviors.
download it here. Pushtec 5+1A EQ by Leftover Lasagne
Pushtec5+1A is a free 6-band mid-range EQ plugin which comes with a decent number of presets.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Mastering VST Plugins Youlean Loudness Meter 2
Youlean Loudness Meter 2 is a free loudness metering plugin that features four metering modes; LUFS, LRA, DR and true peak.
download it here. mvMeter 2 by TBProAudio
This is a simple and easy to use plugin which is better than some of its premium counterparts.
It is a multivariable meter including RMS, EBUR128, VU and PPM measurement.
download it here. SPAN by Voxengo
SPAN is a free spectrum analyzer plugin which is absolutely essential for mastering if you want your mixes to end up sounding loud but not crushed.
download it here. LoudMax by Thomas Mundt
LoudMax is a Loudness Maximizer Plugin with a clean and transparent sound.
download it here. Limiter №6 by Vladg Sound
Limiter no6 has
five modules which include: RMS compressor, peak limiter, high-frequency limiter, clipper, true peak limiter.
download it here.
StereoTool is a free plugin that offers precise control of input gain and individual pan for left and right channels.
download it here. IVGI by Klanghelm
Not only can IVGI add warmth, but it can also be used to completely distort tracks, and it also lets you alter the frequency dependency of the saturation with the RESPONSE control.
download it here. Ferric TDS By Variety of Sounds
Ferric is a tape dynamic simulator which was inspired by the dynamic shaping capabilities of some high-end reel-to-reel tape recorders.
download it here. A1Stereo Control by Alex Hilton
Often times you’d want to give your mixes a wider and expansive sound…
It comes with the “Safe Bass” control.
download it here. Baxter EQ by Variety of Sounds
BaxterEQ was designed to be used for this specific purpose which is why is has a full dual channel layout as well as mid/side encoding support, and per-channel level for easy A/B matching.
download it here. ClipShifter 2 by LVC Audio
ClipShifter is a wave-shaping audio plugin that functions like a clipping-style limiter.
download it here. Bitter Sweet V3 by Flux
At its core, this is a tone and transient shaper plugin which with just one turn of a knob can reduce/magnify the transients, making the sound sweet or bitter.
download it here. Stereo Buss by Minimal System Group
This is a free compression plugin specifically designed for Master Bus compression.
download it here. Wider by Polyverse Music
This is a simple free plugin that widens your stereo signal…
Just one control, and that’s it!
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Arpeggiator VST Plugins BlueARP by Oleg Mikheev
BlueARP is a MIDI Arpeggiator plugin with a pattern sequencer style, designed for electronic music genres.
download it here. Hypercyclic by Mucoder
Hypercyclic is an LFO-driven MIDI arpeggiator as well as a gate effect and step sequencer.
download it here. Kirnu by Arto Vaarala
Kirnu is a VST MIDI arpeggiator plug-in which is designed with real-time tweaking and usability in mind.
download it here. ArpLite2 by SynArp
Arplite2 is a simple yet pretty good sounding arpeggiator plugin which can synchronize to a host-daw.
download it here. RandARP by CodeFN42
RandARP is an arpeggiator plugin with many randomization features, allowing incoming notes or chords to be manipulated in various ways.
download it here. Podolski by U-He
Podolski is a free and straightforward CPU-efficient virtual analogue synthesizer.
download it here. Arptron by Psychic Modulation
Arptron is Psychic Modulation’s first free synth which is basically a hybrid phase distortion arp-synth with 2 crossfading oscillator sections, part VA, part phase distortion.
download it here. Arppe2600vs by Glen Stegner
Arppe2600va is a great softsynth that features a multitude of Frequency Modulation options which enable it to create some truly awesome sound effects:
download it here. Arpimedes By Tobybear Productions
If you want an insanely simple arp sound without having to deal with an overloaded and confusing interface, then Arpimedes is definitely for you.
download it here. Arp4midi by xoxos
arp4MIDI is an arpeggiator with contemporary synchronization functions.
download it here. ApolloV3 by Meesha
ApolloV3 is a 16 step, step sequencer/arpeggiator with midi out that works with most popular DAWs.
download it here. ODsay by Elektrostudio
It is a Duophonic synth with 2 sync VCO (6 waveforms), 1 noise generator, Sample and Hold, 1 sine or square wave LFO, 2 filters (LP and HP), 1 VCA and 2 envelopes (1 ADSR and 1 AR), portamento and so on.
download it here. Tonus by KBplugs
Tonus is an emulation of the ARP 2600.
download it here. Syntler by Syntler
Syntler is a groove and arpeggio synth, playable with a joystick.
download it here. Crio by Solcito Musica
Crio is a virtual analog/FM synthesizer that can make arpeggios, bass, solos, leads, FX-style sounds.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Distortion VST Plugins FuzzPlus 3 by Audio Damage
FuzzPlus 3 is an updated version of the original FuzzPlus pedal emulation which is a straight up fuzz-sounding effect and not so much of a distortion- or saturation one.
download it here. Krush by Tritik
Krush combines the crispy taste of the digital realm with the warmth of its drive stage and analog modeled resonant filters.
download it here. Temper Distortion by Creative Intent
Temper is a modern digital distortion plugin featuring a rich saturation stage and a unique phase distortion.
download it here. SGA1566 by Shattered Glass Audio
SGA1566 brings the authentic tone of a single channel vintage all tube mic preamplifier.
download it here. Tube Saturator Vintage by Wave Arts
Tube Saturator Vintage uses circuit simulation technology to faithfully reproduce the sound of a dual triode preamp.
download it here. Saturation Knob by Softube
The saturation knob is literally one knob that allows you to add some warmth and shimmer to the vocals, guitar, and any other track you’d like…
download it here.
The Mercuriall Metal Area mt-a is based on the Boss MT-2, which is a super popular distortion pedal.
download it here. Greed Smasher by Mercuriall
Greed Smasher is based on the Mesa/Boogie Grid Slammer overdrive guitar pedal.
download it here. Marauder by AudioParlour
Marauder is an interesting free dynamic distortion effect which sounds absolutely phenomenal.
download it here. Tubes Creamer 808 by Mercuriall
Mercuriall Audio Software’s Tubes Creamer 808 Core is a free virtual Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer pedal emulation.
download it here. TNT by Ourafilmes
TNT is a Distortion/Saturation plugin which was originally created for audio processing on drums, as well as FX and bass sounds.
download it here. Plusdistortion by Distorque
The Plusdistortion plug-in is an emulation of an MXR Distortion+.
download it here. Face Bender by Distorque
This is an emulation of a Fuzz Face and a Tone Bender MKII with added controls for tweaking.
download it here. Buz by Buzzroom
This is an old sounding distortion/fuzz pedal effect.
download it here. Ouradrive by Ourafilmes
This is a basic valve overdrive vst effect.
download it here. Scroll back to Top Best Free Indian Instruments VST Plugins Acoustic Indian Dhol Lite by RDG Audio
Acoustic Dhol is a sample based Indian Dhol Instrument.
download it here. Indian DreamZ by DSK
DSK is well known for creating loads of free and pretty cool-sounding plugins.
download it here. Crypto Cipher Free Sample Pack
It’s a Free Tryout Pack of Indian Kontakt Instrument and wave/Rex Samples.
download it here. Syntar by Syntar
Syntar is a VST instrument designed to fulfill your every sitar sound requirement.
download it here. Real Sitar Player by RDGAudio
Real Sitar is a sample-based Instrument.
It has been sampled from Asian and many types of real Sitar Instruments.
download it here. Iowa Alto
Iowa Alto Flute is a sampled alto flute from the University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios.
download it here. VSCO2 Flute
Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra 2 Flute, also known as VSCO2 Flute, is an incredible free plugin that samples a real Flute.
download it here. SwarPlug 4
SwarPlug is a VST, Audio Units and AAX plugin that will work on most DAWs.
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For years now I've been interested in music production.
I've worked in a music studio a couple of years back and now I mostly record at home and try to learn as much as I can about producing music and about the gear that is required to do so. This is something I really enjoy doing. The whole point of this Website is to help you and others learn more about how to produce music, especially from home. Latest posts by Facundo ( see all)