Top 100 Free VST Plugins

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For the past few weeks I’ve been getting messages from people asking me if I know of any good free VST Instruments and Effects. I don’t use free VST plugins on my production so I had to do some digging and ask a few people.

I managed to make a list of the best free¬†VST plugins and some of them don’t even deserve to be free because they sound really good. I wouldn’t recommend you to download them all, instead choose the ones you know you really need.

If you would like me to add something I might have missed then simply leave a comment below, even if you have your own VST plugin just share it below in the comments section. OK here’s a long list for you guys, enjoy and these should help you get better sounding mixes ūüôā

To visit the download page simply click on the name of the free VST below.

100 Best Free VST Plugins

  • Density mkIII –¬†Buss Compressor providing depth and dimension capabilities by Variety Of Sound
  • PPD Echobox¬†– Delay VST effect by¬†Minimal System Instruments
  • MrTramp2¬†Soulful Wurlitzer(TM) 200A Electric Piano¬†by GSi
  • MrRay73¬†– Rhodes Mark I emulation by GSi
  • TS-808 –¬†Software emulation (VSTi plugin) of the Roland TR-808 by¬†Tactile Sounds
  • Drumatic 3 – Virtual-analogue drum synthesizer by e-phonic
  • AREX 2011 – VSTi drum module based on a hardware drum machine from the early 80’s by¬†Bayan
  • ReaXcomp – Multi band compressor by Cockos
  • Tune –¬†Free plugin for frequency ear training¬†by earPlugins
  • S3O –¬†free virtual organ instrument plug-in by¬†Krakli
  • Ample Guitar M¬†– Lite is a free virtual guitar instrument by¬†Ample Sound
  • Retro Delay –¬†Flexible allround delay effect in VST format¬†by E-Phonic
  • TAL-DUB-II – vintage style delay effect by Togu Audio Line
  • DCO-6 –¬†Roland Juno-106 VST¬†emulation by¬†KVR Forum member mztk
  • TAL-Tube – Saturation plugin that have the characteristic of tubes and an additional amplifier mode by Togu Audio Line
  • Tube Amp – AU and VST plugin that applies asymmetric tube triode overdrive usually found in single-tube microphone pre-amp boxes by Voxengo
  • Ambience – reverb that rivals the quality of the best commercial reverbs by Magnus of Smartelectronix
  • epicVerb – Tight small room and ambience effect simulation up to large ‚Äúepic‚ÄĚ hall. Great reverb by Variety Of Sound
  • Kjaerhus Audio Classic Series¬†– Great mixing and mastering tools by Kjaerhus
  • SupaPhaser – 3 to 23 stages phaser with feedback and enhanced stereo effect¬†by Bram
  • SPAN – real-time ‚Äúfast Fourier transform‚ÄĚ audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for professional music and audio production applications by Voxengo
  • MultiInspectorFree – 31 band spectral analyzer with multitrack functionality. It incorporates a standard third octave frequency analyzer by VertexDSP
  • TAL-Filter-2 –¬†host synced filter module with different filter types, panorama and volume modulation possibilities¬†by Togu Audio Line
  • LoudMax –¬†Look-Ahead Brickwall Loudness Maximizer Plugin with a clean transparent sound¬†by Thomas Mundt
  • BuzMaxi3 –¬†Brickwall Limiter or¬†Transparent Level Maximizer for mastering, mixing, and recording by¬†buzzroom
  • MAutoPitch – automatic pitch correction plugin designed for vocals and other monophonic instruments¬†by MeldaProduction
  • TAL-NoiseMaker – improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability by Togu Audio Line
  • SQ8L – software model (VST) of Ensoniq’s classic 1980s
    synth SQ80 by Siegfried Kullmann
  • bx_solo – Stereo enhancement plugin with M/S function for recording, mixing and mastering by Brainworx
  • R2R¬†– Tape emulation plugin based on Nebula Core II Technology by¬†CDSoundMaster
  • dbVU¬†– Free VU meter in VST plugin format
  • Fnequalizer –¬†Parametric EQ VST Plugin By Oceanturtle
  • dominion – Transient Shaper VST/AU Plugin by digitalfishphones
  • Mercuriall Cab –¬†Hiwatt Guitar Cabinet Emulation VST/AU Plugin by¬†Vladimir Titov
  • preFIX – Noise Gate VST/AU Plugins by Variety Of Sound
  • Mono/Fury –¬†software synthesizer plug-in for emulating the classic Korg Mono/Poly analog synthesizer of the early 1980s¬†by full bucket music
  • Phutura –¬†virtual synthesizer inspired by 80’s hardware synth Alpha Juno¬†by Phuturetone
  • U-NO-60 – polyphonic virtual analogue synth with a unique filter sound. An original JUNO 60 is used as reference for the oscillators and filters by¬†Togu Audio Line
  • The deputy Mark II – Classic string machine and polyphonic synthesizer¬†VST¬†/¬†AU Plugin by Full Bucket Music
  • eSLine – effective emulation of the Arp Solina String Ensemble by Elektrostudio
  • Piano One – Free piano VST plugin based on the Yamaha C7 concert grand piano by¬†Sound Magic
  • ThrillseekerLA¬†– Freeware compressor VST plugin using stateful saturation concept by¬†Variety Of Sound
  • OldSkoolVerb –¬†Algorithmic reverberation AU and VST plug-in for professional music production applications. by Voxengo
  • Tyrell N6 – Virtual Synthesizer by¬†U-He
  • Wind Chimes¬†–¬†Wind Chimes Free VSTi Plugin by¬†ToneCarver
  • Q9 Oldvox ‚Äď Free Virtual Analog Synthesizer Plugin by¬†SyncerSoft
  • Charlatan – Virtual Analog Synthesizer Plugin by BlauKraut Engineering
  • LSGate ‚Äď Trance Gate VST Plugin By LittleStudios
  • Twin Bass –¬†A¬†bass synthesizer with double filter architecture allowing to create rich mid-range bass textures by¬†The Interruptor
  • Melodo¬†– The first platform for instantly browsing short musical phrases. by¬†Comelody
  • TX16Wx¬†– Freeware sampler instrument in VSTi plugin by¬†CWI Technology
  • XaKT¬†– Spectral synthesizer by¬†Krakli Software
  • Forbice – A stereo filtering module (Auto-Filter) with¬†tools for audio cutting and mangling. Works¬†on¬†drumloops, voice, ¬†instrument recordings and¬†audio samples. by¬†Acrobatics Software
  • MHorse¬†– Compact mastering multi-effect unit by¬†Terry West
  • Clip Shifter¬†– A¬†free clipper and saturator effect by¬†LVC-Audio
  • AquesTone 2¬†– Freeware vocal synthesizer VSTi plugin by¬†AQUEST
  • Virtual Studio¬†– Free studio monitor simulation tool for people who mix on¬†headphones. by¬†Beyerdynamic
  • Feedback Compressor II¬†– Mixing and mastering RMS compressor by¬†Tokyo Dawn
  • AAMS (Auto Audio Mastering System) – Fully automatic mastering suite by¬†Denis van der Velde
  • Venom VB-303¬†– Abrilliant free Roland TB-303 emulation by¬†antto
  • Lisp¬†– Freeware de-esser by¬†Dustin Ralston aka Sleepy-Time DSP
  • SIM3X¬†– Virtual analogue synthesizer by¬†Dominic Goold aka lazydog
  • DuckEQ – Free Sidechain Eq by¬†HeelAudio
  • Alexis D-Four¬†– Drum instrument based on Alesis D4 samples by¬†Chokehold
  • Kx-Polym-CSE¬†– Virtual analogue modular synthesizer by¬†KX77FREE
  • MPT Deep House Synth¬†– (Pay with a share!) virtual synthesizer ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor by Danny J Lewis
  • Stradipad –¬†Virtual preamp designed for processing acoustic string instruments and synthetic string pads. by¬†Acustica Audio
  • Tunefish 4 – Virtual analogue synthesizer by¬†Brain Control
  • OBXD¬†– Virtual instrument which emulates the legendary Oberheim OB-X released by¬†2DaT
  • SlickHDR –¬†Psychoaccoustic Dynamic Processor by¬†Variety Of Sound
  • Retro Boy¬†– Lightweight freeware chiptune synthesizer by¬†Sound-Base Audio
  • SynthMaster Player Free¬†– Lightweight preset based instrument by¬†KV331 Audio
  • Moto Q¬†– A¬†11-band parametric equalizer with a built-in spectrogram display by¬†Axis Plug-ins
  • Scratch it!¬†– Virtual vinyl scratch and tape stop effect by¬†Z3 Audiolabs
  • Nabla¬†– Emulation of the Korg Delta analogue string machine by¬†Full Bucket Music
  • N6 Paragraphic Equalizer¬†– Zero latency, high precision equalizer effect by¬†RAZ Audio
  • MB3X¬†–¬†MAM MB33 mkII inspired monophonic bass synthesizer by¬†Audio Desk
  • SlickEQ¬†– Mixing and mastering equalizer in VST/AU plugin format by¬†Variety Of Sound
  • Stereo Buss Compressor – A stereo buss comp effect in VST plugin format by¬†Minimal System Group
  • Minimojo¬†–¬†Reaktor ensemble which emulates the legendary Minimoog analogue synthesizer released by ZooTooK
  • VS Upright –¬†Freeware piano virtual instrument by¬†Versilian Studios
  • Dexed¬†–¬†Yamaha DX7 inspired FM synthesizer in VSTi plugin format by¬†Digital Suburban
  • Squashit¬†– Pretty¬†slick multiband distortion effect by¬†Klevgr√§nd Produktion
  • Amplio 2¬†– Freeware multiband effect toolbox by¬†VST Zone
  • STRETCHA¬†– Time stretching VST plugin by¬†WOK
  • Selena¬†– Freeware string machine instrument by¬†B.Serrano
  • BIGROOMKIXSYNTH¬†– Free¬†big room kick drum synthesizer in VSTi format by¬†Hinton & Fairchild
  • MS Controller¬†– Simple mid side processing utility by¬†Raz Audio
  • Luftikus – Digital adaptation of an analog EQ with fixed half-octave bands and additional high frequency boost by KVR Forum member¬†lkjb
  • Zebralette – Virtual analogue synthesizer by U-he
  • Rough Rider –¬†modern compressor with a bit of “vintage” style bite and a uniquely warm sound by¬†Audio Damage
  • Delay Studio KVR12 – Powerful and massively creative multiband delay plugin by¬†Minimal System Instruments
  • PTEq-1a – Digital emulation of a famous Vintage Program Equalizer by¬†Ignite Amps
  • CH4D¬†– Free chorus effect plug-in by¬†J1000
  • Synth1 – Free¬†virtual analogue instruments¬†based on Clavia‚Äôs Nord Lead 2 hardware by Ichiro Toda
  • UVI Workstation –¬†Multi-timbral instrument by UVI

2 comments

  1. It seems some of the free downloads require an activation key…

  2. Dominion , es un excelente plugin para dar un ” color ” an√°logo a las grabaciones digitales ; sobre todo a la m√ļsica de los aŇĄos 50,60,70 mal digitalizadas por las compa√Ī√≠as .

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