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5 Nov 2017

Part 1: The Ultimate Guide for 99 Free Plugins

producer/software Part 1: The Ultimate Guide for 99 Free Plugins

VST Effects

1. Valhalla — Freq Echo

Bode-Style Frequency Shifter + Analog Echo Emulation = Skull Melting Chaos.

Perfect for dub, DR Who. and all of your psychedelic needs. Sonic results range from subtle chorusing and double tracking to barberpole phasing and flanging to endless glissandos and runaway echos.

Download for free.

2. iZotope Vinyl

Vinyl is a plug-in that lets you simulate the dust, scratches, and warp of a worn record and the electrical and mechanical noise of the turntable it’s on.

Download for free.

3. MeldaProduction MfreqShifter

MFreqShifter is an extremely versatile frequency shifter. Unlike pitch-shifters it doesn't keep harmonic relationships and can provide everything from mild stereo expansion to complete sonic destruction.

Download for free here.

4. Glitch

Glitch is an audio effect plugin for Windows (VST), Mac (VST and AU) and Linux (VST), available in both 32-bit and 64-bit formats. Featuring a new and improved sequencer which can play multiple effects simultaneously, with the ability to trigger unique scenes from every note on your keyboard, Glitch can be as gentle or as brutal as you like.

Download for free here.

5. MH Thump Percussive Subharmonic Synth

Thump is a unique audio processor that allows you to synthesize low frequency audio to add low end to a track or generate another sound entirely. Thump looks at the pitch and dynamics of its audio input and uses this information to control its oscillators. You can add low end to drums, augment a bass or even create synthetic drones.

Download for free here.

6. Softube — Saturation Knob

The free plug-in Saturation Knob is a modeled output distortion that can be used anywhere you need some grit. Use it to fatten up bass lines, add some harmonics and shimmer to vocals, or simply destroy your drum loop.

Download for free here.

7. Mercuriall — TSC Overdrive

Download for free here.

8. Pecheng — Tremolo

The Pecheneg VST plugin is a tremolo effect, which has the possibility to adjust the shape of the tremolo modulating curve and to synchronize the frequency with a host, or set it manually.

Download here for free.

9. Tritik — Krush Bit Crusher

With its bit crushing and downsampling algorithms, Krush combines the crispy taste of the digital realm with the warmth of its drive stage and analog modeled resonant filters. A modulation section allows you to quickly add extra life to the sound by modulating any parameter.

Download here for free.

10. U-He — Protoverb 1.0

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. It therefore does not need to modulate or colour the signal.

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11. Tytel — Helm Synth

Awesome synth!

Click here to download for free.

12. Datsounds OBXD

Emulation of famous OB-X, OB-Xa and OB-8 synths

Click here to download for free.

13. Brain Control — TuneFish 4 Synth

Tunefish is a very tiny virtual analog synthesizer. It is developed to fit into about 10kb of compressed machine code while still producing an audio quality that can compete with commercial synthesizers.

Click here to download for free.

14. Dexed – FM Plugin Synth

Dexed is a multi platform, multi format plugin synth that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7. Dexed is also a midi cartridge librarian/manager for the DX7.

Click here to download for free.

15. u-he Tyrell N6

Tyrell is the name of a project by the German online magazine A reader survey and follow-on forum posts provided a pool of ideas for a low-cost HARDWARE analogue synth, which Mic 'Moogulator' Irmer collected and used to develop quite a powerful concept.

Click here to download for free.

16. Togu Audio Line TAL-NoiseMaker

TAL-NoiseMaker 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.

Click here to download for free.

16. Muon — Tau Bassline

In December 2000, Muon Software Ltd launched its first product, the Atom synthesiser VST plug-in which used Steinberg Media Technology AG's new VST2 plug-in SDK.

Click here to donwload for free.

17. u-he Triple Cheese

Winner of the 2006 KVR Developer Challenge, Triple Cheese is a unique-sounding freeware synthesizer plugin. Triple Cheese doesn't use any of the classic synthesis techniques – substractive, FM or additive – but various forms of comb filter i.e. very short chromatically tuned delays. The three cheese modules in a row either generate their own signal, or process the output of the previous module.

Click here to download for free.

18. Ichiro Toda Synth1

Click here to download for free.

19. Tone2 FireBird 2

Firebird is not just another subtractive synthesizer, it uses an innovative synthesis architecture to deliver unique sounds. The interface is very easy to use and allows you to create interesting patches with minimal effort. FireBird comes with 437 build-in sounds.

Click here to download for free.

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