This free VST plugins roundup features a virtual analog synth, speaker simulator, a phase alignment tool, an intelligent compressor, and a modeled chorus effect.
Free VST Plugins
Each month we search the web for some of the music 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. Tunefish v4 | Virtual Analog Synthesizer
Tunefish v4 is a virtual analog synthesizer developed by Brain Control. It works great for creating leads, pads, bass, and drums. This versatile synth features an additive synthesis based wavetable generator with a graphic wave display. It also provides a Noise generator, a set of filter types, seven effects, two ADSR envelops, two LFO’s, and a modulation matrix. Further sonic controls include Damp, Spread, Drive and Scale.
2. BVS – Virtual Studio | Speaker Simulator
The Beyerdynamic Virtual Studio plugin simulates different listening spaces and speaker setups. It’s a great tool to test your song in various listening environments when mixing or mastering with headphones. For example, place it on your master channel and listen to your song through each speaker simulation.
3. faSampleDelay | Phase Alignment Plugin
faSampleDelay is sample delay plugin developed by Forward Audio. Deploy this versatile tool for small phase alignment tasks. Phase issues are bad. They cause drops in audio quality, clarity, punch, and other unpleasant changes in sound. This tool helps fix any phase issues. You can also use it to apply interesting Haas delay effects.
4. MAX 1 | Dynamic Processor
MAX 1 is a dynamic processor developed by BeatSkillz. Moreover, it’s an automatic compressor that makes it easy to control peaks and increase levels. It features “intelligent” and variable release time and ratio settings. The effortless compression is also transparent and retains the character of your sounds.
5. OSL Chorus | Chorus Audio Effect
OSL Chorus is a chorus audio effect plugin developed by Oblivion Sound Lab. It models the iconic Juno 60 synthesizer onboard chorus effect. Moreover, the effect produces rich, wide choruses that are perfect for bringing dry sounds to life. Moreover, it sounds great on synths, guitar, bass, piano, and other instruments.