In this list, I bring you some new free plugins you can download and use in your musical productions. This top 10 Best Free VST is a selection of some of the newest and most interesting plugins I could find these days. Enjoy!
Piano One – Sound Magic
This VST is an emulation of the Yamaha C7 concert grand keyboard. The sound is very high quality and natural. This plugin is perfect for Jazz , Blues, and for cinematic productions. Piano One has some limited features for the free version – but it still sounds pretty amazing for a free plugin . Giving away this powerful instrument – Sound Magic’s hope is to bring more artists to try and buy their other high-quality software.
TyrellN6 – U-he
TyrellN6 – is a classic-sounding synth with few modules , novel features, and vintage/ analogue sounding modulation. With 2 oscillators , 2 LFOs ( with 8 waveforms ) and around 580 presets, this VST is a powerful tool for electronic and synth-wave production. Above all, this is a free VST , and with all those presets and quite customizable controls – you can create your own unique and personal sound .
Oberom – Sample Science
Oberom is a plugin that imitates the classic analog polysynths. Created by Sample Science – this software is now free. As a result of a great but simple design , this plugin is easy to use. Oberom has different features , such as 2-pole dual filters and 16 vintage sounds, including several controls , such as an attack, decay and sustain .Therefore it is quite useful for synth-wave , vaporwave and other 80s inspired electronic music.
Drum Pro – StudioLinked
Drum Pro is drum rompler with sounds inspired by vintage beat boxes. In addition to 20 drum kits , ADSR / Reverb and 12 pads – this free VST brings a higher quality sounds and samples for you to explore. Drum Pro is perfect for Hip-Hop , Rap and Trap music , but could be also used in many other genres if you need powerful and groovy drum sets.
Synthetic Vortices – Sample Science
SQ8ROM – Sample Science
Sinnah – NUSofting
Sinnah is an interesting ambient synth based on a single complex oscillator. This unique VST has five waveshapes to choose from, with their own noise , harmonics and delay levels. This plugin uses a resonant delay network to wrap the sound in this high quality envelope. In conclusion : this VST is a great tool for any production , bringing you a unique set of soundscapes.
K1Ks – Krakli
K1Ks is a free VST created by Krakli ,that takes pride in its analogue and vintage inspirations. Firstly , this plugin gives us 3 powerful oscillators you can twitch and create your own sounds with. Secondly , the great selection of effects like chorus and flanger , as well as LFO ( 3 types ) options will give you enough options to try. Finally , and most importantly , this synth emulates the sound of the famous Stranger Things series , therefore it is perfect for 80s sound genres.
Surge is a free and open-source plugin with this interesting subtractive hybrid method for synthesis of their sounds. In particular i could praise the infinite possibilities of the controls and option you have with this synth. Surge has 1010 patches with 183 wavetables to use. Also i could talk about the oscillators of this plugin ( 3 per voice) , especially the selection of algorithms , such as Classic , Sine , Wavetable , Window , FM2 , FM3 ,S7H Noise and Audio input. Moreover , this free VST has 12 LFO and 8 effects to choose from , like Delay, Reverb, Chorus , Phaser ,EQ ,Distortion , Rotary speaker, and Vocoder.
In conclusion , Surge is a great synth and a perfect fit for a musician who needs a personal and highly customizable software for their music.
Komplete Start Bundle – Native Instruments
Komplete Start Bundle from Native Instruments is an another must-have for every aspiring music producer. In addition to a great selection of high quality instruments and effects ( 18 in total ) , this bundle is very easy to use with any midi device. And as always with Native Instruments , all this bundle is wrapped up with a high quality samples and a great variety of presets to use in your musical production of any kind.
Kee Bass – Martinic
This plugin created by Martinic is an emulation of a early mono bass synth Rheem Kee Bass . With this groovy 60s sound and several options for modulation , filter and Bright-Mellow , Kee Bass is a great addition to any vintage sound. I personally like the design and the visual presentation of this software , that feels like a true vintage machine from the 60s.