5 Free VST Plugins for Mixing Vocals

This roundup features five free VST plugins for mixing vocals. It includes a vocal pitch shifter, tape saturator, one knob reverb, a glitch delay, and a harmonic exciter.

Free VST Plugins


Each month we search the web for some of the industry’s most essential freeware instrument and effect plugins. This list of free VST plugin downloads offers five modern tools for your arsenal. No need to spend a dime or waste time trawling the internet.

1. Graillon 2 | Vocal Changer

Graillon is a Vocal Live Changer that features a selection of effects to transform your vocals. However, the free version has fewer features. But it still does a great job treating vocals.

Pitch-Tracking Modulation: Changes the type of speakers, generates throat sounds, creates choruses, makes octave sounds, makes voices more masculine, and more.

Pitch Shifter: Transpose a voice up and down without. It’s not your standard transpose control. It’s optimized for voice.

Pitch Correction: This module is like a vocoder that adds robotic sounds. The Bitcrusher addition adds some grit to the mix.


2. Mystique Tape Machine | Tape Saturation

The Mystique Tape Machine by Cana San Martin is a free tape saturation plugin that adds warmth and character to anything you run through it. Moreover, this tape emulation adds some heavy lift to the low end of the mix. Try it on a single track or the entire mix.

It works great on vocals by adding harmonic energy and fatness while also imparting gentle compression. It can also help smooth out the vocals and round off sharp transients Try it as the final touch to help bring your vocals out in the mix.


3. Reverb SOLO | Reverb

Reverb SOLO is a super simple, beautiful sounding reverb from Acon Digital and Reverb.com. It features one knob to dial a variety of reverb sounds. From bright plates to lush hall reverbs, this plugin brings all the essential ambiances to your tracks. With one knob, you can give your vocals the right amount of space and vibe to get them sounding amazing.


4. Hysteresis | Glitch Delay

Hysteresis is a free glitch delay plugin from Glitchmachines. It’s geared toward creating robotic artifacts and musical malfunctions. However, it’s also capable of producing all the classic delay effects.

This versatile delay can process anything from drums to synths, vocals, guitars, and sound effects. Moreover, this creative delay makes it easy to stutter, chop, and mutate vocals. It can also generate reverse delays, pitch-shifting, choruses, and other wild modulations.


5. La Petite Excite | Exciter

La Petite Excite is a free harmonic exciter plugin from Fine Cut Bodies. This simple exciter brings out and enhances specific frequencies in a sound. It works excellent at brightening sounds. Moreover, it can help with adding clarity and definition to a mix. Try it on drums, guitars, and vocals.


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