- See also
The purpose of this page is to draw up a list of free VST, to use in allgear/wildchip format for example. Everything listed here should be FREE / shareware available to donload online.
Most DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation, n00b!) like Ableton, Cubase, Fruity Loops, LMMS, Reaper or Renoise can use VST plugins. They can be instruments or effects. Be careful, some DAWs like Ableton require 64 bits VST, unless you use a 32 bit bridge. VSTs marked with (64b) are 64 bits
- magical 8bits (64b)
: this VST emulates pulse, triangle and noise instruments of the 2a03 chipset, with all the duty cycles, vibrato, portamento or envelopes you need.
- Famisynth II (vst3, 64b)
: NES vst
- C700 (64b)
: C700 emulates the SNES's built-in software sampler.
Mega Drive (YM2612 and SN76489):
- GENNY (64b)
: GENNY is a Virtual Instrument that emulates the Sega Genesis'/Megadrive's YM2612 and SN76489 chips. It allows you to create Sega Genesis style FM music in your favorite DAW, and it will allow you to use almost the full capabilities of the two chips.
Atari ST (AY-3-8910/YM2149):
- Simulates a single channel of the AY-3, so multiples are needed for full effect. Interface is based off of MusicMon
- Spitefire LABS (64b)
: A plugin that supports multiple quality instruments available for free.
- EWHarp 2 (64b)
: A sample based harp instrument.
- Sonatina Tuba (64b)
: A decent tuba, with a staccato mode.
- Marimbaphonic (64b)
: A marimba VST.
- NST Choir (64b)
: Sample based choir, split into multiple VSTs.
: A super simple subtractive synth with two oscillators per note plus the ability to add stereo separated detuned copies of the signal.
- Dexed (64b)
: An FM synthesizer.
- synth1 (64b)
: Simple but powerful synthesiser with preset management, LFOs, chorus, equalizer, 2 oscillators, etc
- sforzando (64b)
: Soundfont player with built in effects! Now you can load all of your SNES soundfonts into your DAW! Also includes the Tablewarp2 synth by madbrain
- Krush (64b)
: Bitcrushing and downsampling, useful to distort sound and giving them a DPCM feel for example.
- FreeClip (64b)
: Limiter, soft clipper. Useful in a mastering chain.
- Valhalla Super Massive (64b)
: Best for Massive reverbs, harmonic echoes, space sounds.
- Ozone image (64b)
: Stereo enhacement.
- ReaPlugs VST FX Suite (64b)
: Want to use some of the comprehensive FX plug-ins that REAPER provides? You can download ReaPlugs, a package of FX that includes many of the plug-ins that come with REAPER, for free and for any DAW!
- Airwindows (64b)
: Handsewn bespoke plugins by Chris! "These plugins come in Mac AU, and Mac, Windows and Linux VST. They are state of the art sound, have no DRM, and have totally minimal generic interface so you focus on your sounds."
- Analog Obsession (64b)
: Bringing the classic sound of analog hardware into your DAW (for free)!
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