Last Updated on January 11, 2022 by . Yes, you read that right- 400 VST plugin tools completely free of charge (Audiounit versions for Mac OS are also available).
EDITOR’S NOTE: Our list for best FREE VSTs is continually updated, so make sure you bookmark this page for future reference and share it with your friends. We’ve spent countless days digging through the web to find the very best free plugins – both VST and AU/Audio Unit.
We found more than 400 free VSTs of all types, including one VST whose sole purpose is to crash your DAW. 👉 CHECK OUT THE LATEST DEALS AND DISCOUNTS ON VST PLUGINS AND DAWS. We did our best to group these plugins by category, but some VSTs were simply impossible to classify.
This list includes effects too, but if you’re looking for a list of the best vst SYNTHS, you can find it here. But enough talk, without further ado, here is our list:.
Traditionally used to emulate that vintage guitar sound that is unique to some old school amps, amp simulators can also be used with other instruments to achieve a unique sound. Interested in more AMP SIMULATION?
Then check out our list of BEST AMP SIMULATORS ON THE MARKET. Below are our favorite free amp sim vsts. Blue Cat’s and Voxengo’s free amp simulators are some of the highlights.
Manually changing the pan knobs is so last year. These plugins are free and will add some cool effects to your mix effortlessly. Also you should check our list of BEST Rent-to-own VST plugins here in case you want to get a lot of VSTs but are strapped for cash. Our favorite?Well, PanCake is pretty cool.
Bass VSTs nowadays can be anything from 808s to Upright Jazz. Below, in no particular order, you’ll find a huge variety of bass sounds. Some come with interfaces, others don’t. Bitcrushers are all the trend right now. And to be honest, they’re not that hard to program.
If you want to dive straight into world class VST SYNTHS (not free), here is our own list of BEST SYNTH PLUGINS right here.
Also, our list of BEST FM SYNTH Plugins is handy. The plugins outlined below will give you some really good glitchy lo-fi sounds- for free, of course. This section contains no one type of VST. Instead it aggregates all bundles.
A compressor is a must have plugin for any producer or engineer. Fortunately, some of the free plugins we’ve listed below are pretty much at the same level of the state of the art paid plugins made by waves and others. Our favorites are the Density mkIII and the Klanghelm MJUC Jr.
Another essential plugin to have in your library. Once again, the free options are almost as good as the paid ones. Voxengo Tempo Delay 2.0. is the pick of the litter for us. My mother always told me “march to the beat of your own drum”, but I guess she was wrong, because I found a bunch of really good free drum vsts.