Last Updated on February 13, 2023.
Here’s a quick roundup of the posts I wrote about the best VST/AU plugins, both Free and premium.
Just scroll down until you find the ones you’re looking for and click on the link that will take you to the post.
I also included some posts about samples, DJ Pools, and acapellas since I believe that they can also come in handy.
Let’s get started!
Free VST/AU Plugins
- Bass Amp
- Indian Instruments
Premium VST/AU Plugins
- Industrial Music
- Stereo Enhancer
What you will need
In order to take full advantage of most of the plugins on this list you will need two things:
A DAW, or Digital Audio Workstation, is the software required to be able to record music, mix it, etc.
It can load all of these VST/AU plugins so that you can actually use them.
Here are two posts about the best DAWs, both Free and Premium:
A MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) controller is absolutely essential since it lets you work with virtual instruments in a much easier way.
It’s a way to connect devices that make or control sound — synthesizers, samplers, or computers — so they can communicate with each other, using MIDI messages.
Creating drum patterns, for example, is extremely easy with a MIDI controller.
There are some very affordable MIDI controllers out there, and if you have never used one, I’d absolutely recommend that you get your hands on one of them.
Essential Home Studio Equipment
No matter what you’re using these plugins for, you will probably also need some microphones, an Audio Interface or Mixer, Headphones, Monitors, etc.
If you’re thinking about building your own home studio, then by all means, read this article I wrote about the essential Home Studio components you need.
Have a wonderful day and have fun creating music!