10 best free VST plugins
Synthesizers are great tools to create new sounds. But the most of them are really expensive. For this reason, we created a list with the best free VST plugins for you to produce music. Some of them are also available as rtas, au, so watch out it could be interesting for you. Even if you’re not producing with DAW that doesn’t support VST.
1. Phutura (VST)
Phutura is a powerful synthesizer that is inspired by the famous 80’s synthesizer Alpha Juno. We tested Phutura and really liked to work with it. You can create awesome Pads, Chords, and Stabbs within the synthesizer. For us, it is one of the best free VST plugins because of his user-friendly interface.
Download Phutura: http://www.phuturetone.com/phutura.php
2. Tunefish (VST, AU)
Tunefish is a good all-rounder synthesizer. You can make many different sounds and the best thing is that it doesn’t cost you much CPU. That makes Tunefish to one of the best free VST plugins on the world wide web.
Download Tunefish: https://www.tunefish-synth.com/?action=download
3. Dexed (VST, AU)
Dexed is a strong FM-synthesizer inspired by the well known Yamaha DX7. The synthesizer is easy to use and comes up with beautiful and massive sounds.
Download Dexed: https://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/
4. Synth1 (VST, AU)
Synth1 is definitely one of the best free VST plugins. The software synthesizer brings a powerful sound with its functions. It has a very low CPU usage while sounding very clean. If you’re looking for a good subtractive synthesizer you will love Synth1.
Download Synth1: http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda
5. Tal-BassLine (VST)
If you’re looking for a bass synthesizer Tal-BassLine is a must have! Equipped with a simple layout you can easily create strong bass sounds. Also, you can make great acid and fx sounds with Tal-BassLine. We really like how simple you can make a bass sound with it and that makes it for us to one of the best free VST plugins.
Download Tal-BassLine: https://tal-software.com/products/tal-bassline
6. Helm (LV2, VST, AU)
Helm is another powerful synthesizer and is available for GNU/Linux, Windows, and Mac. It’s a great all-rounder tool and definitely one of the best free VST plugins.
Download Helm: http://tytel.org/helm/
7. MiniSpilage (VST, AU)
MiniSpilage is a compelling drum synthesizer. You are able to process drums with three different algorithms and add filters and distortion effects. It’s a good tool but unfortunately only for Mac users.
Download MiniSpilage: http://www.audiospillage.com/minispillage.html
8. Zebralette (VST, AU)
Zebralette is a light version of the well known Zebra2 synthesizer from u-he. With only one oscillator it is effortless to learn the usage of the synthesizer and makes it for us to one of the best free VST plugins.
Download Zebralette: http://www.u-he.com/cms/zebralette
9. Tyrell NR6 (VST, AU)
Tyrell NR6 was created by a German online magazine called Amazona.de. His design is based on the Roland’s classic Juno 60 and delivers great sounds within seconds. In addition to the VST and AU version, an AAX version for Pro Tools is currently in the development.
Download Tyrell NR6: http://www.u-he.com/cms/tyrelln6
10. Tal-Elek7ro (VST)
Another massive synthesizer from Tal. You can make a huge range of sounds from beautiful chords and stabbs to chunky bass lines. With Tal-Elek7ro you’re able to create modern sounds.
Download Tal-Elek7ro: https://tal-software.com/products/tal-elek7ro
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