The Top 70 Best Free VST Plugins Of 2019

When I first started producing music, I stick to the native Vst’s of my DAW application just because I never knew I could extend my Vst library with tons of great Vst’s plugin.

I started downloading free Vst plugins, and I discovered most of the Vst plugins I downloaded where all garbage, some even crashes my DAW application while running.

If you are here for the same or similar issue, then you’re lucky to be on the right page! On this page, you will find a list of over 70 high-quality free Vst plugins you can download and use for free in your various Daw Software. Welcome and enjoy your stay here!

Note: These plugins are randomly listed, no best of best among the Vst plugins, just sort and check the one you would find useful below.

This list has been categorised by:

Compressor VSTs, Equalizer VSTs, Synthesizer VSTs, Recording VSTs, Reverb/Delay VSTs, Bass Effect VSTs, Vocal Effect VSTs and Miscellaneous VSTs, click one of those categories in the table of content below to quickly reference which you are looking for.

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This list got you covered in all aspect of Music Production, I will be adding how to use guide for almost all the Vst plugin, check out and feel the vibes! 🙂

Compressor VST

1) HoRNet CompExp

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HoRNet CompExp is a compressor-expander vst plugin designed by Saverio Vigni, the design is base on a commander chip designed for telephone lines and used to reduce noise on an electronic device.

Achieving a well balanced and a commercial ready track/sound with a compressor tool is far more said than done, achieve a faster result with CompExp.

Features:

  • Ability to compress and expand
  • Fixed ratio and Gain Recompense (Compensating loss gain during compression)
  • Attack and release times
  • Supports Vst2, Vst3 and AAX format
  • Windows and Mac OS X support
  • 32-bit and 64-bit compatibility both on Mac and Windows

Download HorNet CompExp

2) Limiter No6 by Vladislav Goncharov

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A limiter plugin that can be used for mastering.

Download Limiter

3) Rough Rider 2

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This tool has been released as long as I could remember and its sole purpose is for pumping up a sound with a modern compressor with a little “classic” style and a uniquely warm vintage audio sound.

Rough Rider 2 is perfect when used as a compression effect to your buss and also work on great audio file like backing vocals, clean guitar, synth bass and many more.

This great compressor tool is best used when trying to pump track that is rhythmic.

Specification Requirements

  • Supports 32 and 64-bit VST/VST3
  • Supports 64-bit AAX
  • Windows and Mac Osx support

Download Rough Rider

4) Transpire

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This is a Vst plugin by Sonic Anomaly, Transpire functions like a neighbouring brother to a compressor or a transient processor that enhances or suppresses the initial attack and sustain of an audio file.

This tool has been designed to work well with drums and percussion, as a compressor, Transpire brings up smaller details while not affecting the large part of a sound, making it sounds steady and controlled compared to traditional transient enhancers.

Specification Requirement

  • Vst Compatible with Windows 7 or higher
  • JSFX Compatible with Windows and Mac Os

Download Transpire Vst

How To Use Transpire

Transpire work well with drums, and percussive instrument, never said you can’t use it on other instruments, try and you might be lucky with a good result.

I will be using this tool on my drum bus, I layered two kick and this is how they sound individually:

Kick 1

Kick  2:

This is how both Kick sound when Layered:

Hmm, Thinking the layered kick sound huge? Maybe!

Let’s do some testing with the Transpire Compressor, load Transpire on the drum bus, and follow this step below:

  • Bring up the Attack Knob to about 4.5 (This would depend on your samples)
  • Bring up the Sustain knob to about 3.0 as this would further enhance the Kick
  • The sensitivity determines the amount of details, love using around 0.6 for drums and lastly
  • Set output gain at around 0.5db.

This is the result:

Amazed right? Transpire is very powerful when used with this kind of samples, and can really clear things up!

5) Molot

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A compressor with a lot of colouring to sound, use this to turn up a dull track and remember always to monitor the output gain

Download Molot

6) Nova-67P

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This is a combination of a parametric equalizer and a compressor, and you should expect what this is going to sound like on a sound.

Download Nova-67P

7) Multiband Compressor – OTT

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This list is incomplete without mentioning this amazing Compressor. OTT is designed an owned by Xferrecords.

Download OTT

8) OP1DrumUtility

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This is one of my favourite and it is a freeware Vst plugin by Xferrecords. It is used for creating high uncompressed drumkits by merging one-shot sample you have on your medium storage.

Download OP1DrumUtility

9) S.L.A.X

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This is a compressor tool that has an aggressive and dark character, this plugin is best used for Drums, Bass, Vocals and Acoustic Guitars.

One of the features I like about this plugin is that, when the output limiter exceed -0.1dbfs, the output limiter indicator turns on, this implies no signal can get past -0.1dbfs,

S.L.A.X has pretty much the same setting as other compressor tool but with just different names and colours, some of the controls you would find include:

  • Gain: The output Level
  • Peak: The amount of compression applied
  • Emphasis: The amount of high-frequency influence in the sidechain. Smooths out sibilants.
  • Comp/Lim: Changes the speed, ration and knee of compression in S.L.A.X and more

Download S.L.A.X Vst (Windows)

Download S.L.A.X Jsfx (Windows and Mac)

10) Quadracom

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Music producer, Mixing or mastering engineer looking for an easy to use the dynamic processor for mix bus and mastering, then this is your go-to use tool, that can pretty do the job.

Quadracom has features like a subtle enhancement to full mixdowns or even tighten up the drum bus to sound even, Mono or stereo mode, bundled with a Compressor, Transient Vitalizer and also an Equalizer for general purpose Music Production.

Download Quadracom Vst (Windows)

Download Quadracom Jsfx (Windows and Mac)

11) UnBox

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A distortion plugin effect where only the harmonics that don’t alias are allowed to distort.

Download Unbox

12) DrumSlam

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This is a multiband tape distortion plugin that pops out the edge of your drum samples, be it on a single channel or a bus channel, try it, slam it and remember to reduce your output.

Download DrumSlam

13) EasyLimiter

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A ready to go Vstplugin for mastering, output audio limiting, stereo linking, a release of attenuation and many more related to limiting. Clean disturbing sounds with this tool!

Download EasyLimiter

14) TwinCrusher

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This is a two-band distortion plugin, best used with a guitar, drums and lead sound.

Download TwinCrusher

Equalization VST

15) XT-EQ Equalizer

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The XT-EQ Equalizer has a revolutionary filter shape that was initially designed for the management of precision speakers. If 2 or more adjacent bands are adjusted, the shape is ” flat ” across the top, unlike a conventional EQ. This prevents the shape of a typical multi-band EQ ” comb filter. ” The resulting sound is transparent and smooth.

You can make a filter that you need in one swipe and smooth the bands by holding shift and scrubbing. The XT-EQ Equalizer can be used to split your tracks into shape, allowing the EQs of this Mixbus channel to produce the necessary artistic changes to your mix.

The EQ adjustment is quick and effortless. Just click and drag your mouse to draw the EQ shape you want or use the mouse wheel to increase and cut each band individually. Did n’t you like a change? Right-click drag bands clear. In a matter of seconds, you can go back to square one.

You can also make a filter that you need in one swipe and smooth the bands by holding shift and scrubbing. The XT-EQ Equalizer can be used to split your tracks into shape, allowing the EQs of this Mixbus channel to produce the necessary artistic changes to your mix.

Download XT-EQ Equalizer

16) GBand

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GBand is a resonant filter for band-pass. A typical band-pass filter is set by selecting a ” node ” central frequency and adjusting the Q (width) of the band around the node. GBand functions in a much more intuitive manner. It consists in fact of a low-cut and high-cut filter that works in a series.

Supports only Windows Os, and a 32-bit and 64-bit compatibility

Download GBand

17) ACQUA – Ochre

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Acustica is glad to present there new released Vst/Axx plugins – Ochre” HOMEBREW” Eq, This tool is bundled with three separate switchable frequency parametric bands as well as the very first HOMEBREW series Vst plugin, It also introduces an astonishing beautiful graphical user interface and allow simple, less CPU usage and a quicker parameter changes.

Specification Requirements

  • Supports Windows and Mac Os
  • Minimum Dual Core CPU
  • Minimum of 4Gb Ram
  • Recommended Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
  • Supports VST2/AAX/AU

Download ACQUA – Ochre

18) SlickEQ

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An Eq plugin for mixing mastering purposes, it is design for ease of use and also CPU friendly

Download SlickEQ

19) RezzoEQ

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It as two so-called ” Filters Spring Resonance. ” This system uses a very fast spring resonance algorithm controlled by the audio input signal and frequencies, which acts as either a low pass filter or a high pass. Some of the properties of these ” springs ” can be adjusted for each filter by using the three smaller knobs.

The’Energy’and’ E-Curve ‘ keys define how much energy a spring accumulates and how quickly it responds to changes in the audio frequencies input. The ‘ Damping’ knob determines how quickly the self-oscillations die. For example, setting the damping to very low with high energy settings makes the filter ” sing ” because it constantly oscillates around the frequencies of the audio input. RezzoEQ has built-in tanh distortion to control the resonant frequencies, which automatically limits the output volume in a smooth but dirty way. There is also a special bandpass filter with waveforming options to shape your audio further.

Available plugin formats:

  • Windows: VST2 32-bit/64-bit, VST3 32-bit/64-bit, Application 32-bit/64-bit.
  • MacOS 10.8 and higher: AU 32-bit/64-bit, VST2 32-bit/64-bit, Application 32-bit/64-bit.

Download RezzoEQ

20) TEQ Tilt EQ

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TEQ is an Eq plugin that helps to produce in highlighting the low or high end, smoothing up your audio file with high and low pass filters to shape your sound even further.

Also, this plugin can clean and shine your sound and add a saturation.

Specification Requirements

  • Windows 64 bit VSTS & VST3

Download TEQ

21) Overtone GEQ

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When it comes to releasing free, high-quality plugins, then you should count on Voxengo.

They unleash Overtone GEQ, which offers the harmonic enhancement to audio processing, it uses seven harmonic modules, which represent one for a particular EQ band.

This tool is designed for Music Producer or Audio Engineers who are looking for a tool to quickly and transparently shape, adjust and also adding a bit of harmonic richness to audio material.

Specification Requirement

  • Compatible with Windows ( Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.7 and later releases, Intel processor-based)
  • VST/AAX supports
  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit on Windows and Mac Os
  • Supports 2 GHz dual-core or faster processor
  • 2GB RAM or higher

Download Overtone GEQ

Synthesizer VST

22) Baby Bion v2

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I remember when I was finding a plugin that can emulate an atmospheric sound, I founded Baby Bion.

This Synth is designed primarily with soundscaper in mind. Baby Bion adds a Synth to Make the Sound Source, in Addition to Flanger/Filter, a complicated LFO and a few 32 stage Envelopes. This tool is not limited to only Soundscapes and Atmospheres, and it may also be utilised as an overall Lightweight Synth, the distinctively designed Dual Oscillator supplies over 3500 distinct waveforms that could be combined in several flexible ways including FM.

Download Baby Bion v2

23) SKQ-01

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The SKQ-01 is a more extreme approach to FM synthesis, offering nine different waveforms as well as PWM (Pulse-Width-Modulation) and allows you to create the noisiest and loud bass lines from trippy FM pads.

In addition to the FM synthesis mode, the synth can also be switched to a normal synthesis mode so that the two oscillators can be laid for a pleasant full sound that is suitable for things like large pads. There are two oscillators with a polyphony of 16 notes. Each one has its waveform, an ADSR envelope.

The second oscillator/operator has PWM that can be used as normal synthesis modes in both FM modes. The synth also features an analogue emulation of a low-pass VCF with a large amount of resonance that can be controlled with a separate AR envelope and an LFO. To shape the sound further, there is a distortion, stereo choir and a reverb effect.

You can use Portamento and Pitch Bend for extra dynamics. Patches can be loaded and saved inside the plugin.

Download SKQ-01

24) CrazyRhythm

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This is a MIDI control to create complex rhythms and the second Crazy series plugin. With note lengths, ratios, time signatures, a programmable rhythm and measurement section, you can create custom rhythms. It also has MIDI output for all five channels, so that you can control another VST plugin such as a drum synth.

Available plugin formats:

  • Windows: VST2 32-bit/64-bit, VST3 32-bit/64-bit, Application 32-bit/64-bit.
  • MacOS 10.8 and higher: AU 32-bit/64-bit, VST2 32-bit/64-bit, Application 32-bit/64-bit.

Download CrazyRhythm

25) Arminator 2 (Virtual Analog)

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Krakli Software introduces an emulated version of Yamaha CS80, though not considered to be initially an emulation of Yamaha CS80 but rather offering patches that hint at the original instrument.

Features:

  • Scaling of various controls
  • Lfo can be synced to keypress
  • Keytracking on a key across a 10-octave range
  • Monopoly on individual lines and a chorus effect and many more fantastic features.
Specification Requirement
  • Compatible with windows only
  • Supports 32bit plug-in

Download Arminator 2 Vst (Windows)

26) GTG JP 7A

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An analogue synth of six voices with 24 dB filter, pitch envelope, osc sync, mono mode, MIDI automation. Bender Pitch with three fixed ranges.

Download GTG JP 7A .

27) NR2010

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Made mainly for personal use. An excellent old analogue polysynth with a 24dB filter, nice mod effects and snappy envelopes.

Download NR2010

28) VK-1 Viking

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Blamsoft unleashes the Viking Synthesizer that emulates the classic monophonic analogue synthesiser. The VK-1 Viking features “three continuously variable wave oscillators, two ladder filters with a Dual Lowpass or Highpass/Lowpass configuration, a multi-wave LFO, and two modulation busses.”

This Synth contains a huge professional artist soundbank of 228 presets in Bass, Lead, Electro Bass, FX, Percussive Lead, Soft Lead, and Synthwave categories.

This amazing Synthesizer has been completely rewritten from the ground-up with Retina, and the beautiful thing about this product is that it is free.

Specification Requirement

  • VST2 plug-in compatible
  • Windows and Mac OS 10.11 or newer supported
  • 64 bit compatible

Download Vk1

29) RMPx

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This is one of the best synths of Kraliplugins, it is a hybrid Physical Modelling and a synthesizer that brings up and acoustic sounding patches which respond to your playing style.

Download RMPx Vst (Windows)

30) Kwave

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Kraliplugins is crazy when designing crazy amazing plugins, Kwave is a 2 in 1 additive synthesizer which gives a user the ability to morph between the waveforms using Envelope or LFO modulation. Users can create a vast sound patch with Kwave.

Download Kwave

31) K1Ks

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A synthesizer with a more analogue sound, K1Ks is inspired by “Stranger Things”, a popular TV series.

Download K1Ks Vst (Windows)

32) S3O (Organ)

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This is an Hammond-Like Organ emulation that has been designed for organs, church or theatre organs, use if you are interested in this type of sound

Download S3O Vst

33) Deducktion Synthesizer

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This is a Subtractive Synthesizer that has 32 note-polyphony. Deducktion comes bundles with two oscillators, a filter, three envelopes, four LFOs for advanced sound design and builds in effects like delay, chorus and reverb effects.

Download Deducktion Synthesizer

Recording VST

34) HGS WAV Recorder VST

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This plugin allows you to record incoming audio of a channel or bus into the stereo WAV file of specified bit depth.

This plugin is also useful for music tutorial geeks when trying to record in Asio drivers, place the plugin in master channel, record your video while the plugin handles the rest, make sure you combine the recorded audio with your video.

The Recording Folder is configurable via a text file that may be directly opened through the plugin at any moment. After altering the path, by clicking on the update will create the directory (if needed) and the next Wav will be recorded at that location.

Download HGS WAV Recorder VST

35) Voxengo Recorder

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This tool help in recording the audio output of a channel or bus into a stereo wav file. The bit depth of the wav output can be specified.

Download Voxengo Recorder

Reverb/Delay VST

36) Modulator

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Modulator uses an LFO to create various modulation style effects such as Chorus, Flanger, Phasers, Ring Modulators, Vibrato and many more. The LFO can also be switched for an Envelope follower which will use the incoming signal level as the modulation source in various ways.

Features

  • 32-bit only on both Mac Os X and Windows
  • Ability to randomise effects
  • Lfo Depth
  • Lfo Offset
  • Feedback Intensity
  • Includes effect such as Chorus, Ring Modulation, Notch, Phasers, Autopan, Frequency Modulation, Hi Shelf, Flanger, PeakDecimator, Low Shelf, Gapper, Modulation Delays, Low/Band/Hi Pass Filters and Pitch Shift
  • All effects have an Autopan ability.
  • and many more

Download Modulator

37) GDuckDly

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GDuckDly is a digital delay that compresses a wet signal with a dry signal. This means that the signal delayed is attenuated when the signal is sufficiently loud. Consequently, the delayed signal ” ducks ” under any incoming sounds prevent the resulting signal from being overwhelmed by the ” mud ” delay line.

Download GDuckDly

38) GRevDly

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is a delay effect that reverses the delayed signal. Perceive it this way, a word processor software reversing a whole sentence at a time, also, audio is divided into ” chunks. ” The reversed chunks are crossed so that clicks are removed.

Download GRevDly

39) Voxengo Sound Delay

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Count on Voxengo if you are looking for a high quality free and fewer bug plugins for you Daw. A sound delay is a delaying tool with a high level of precision, specify a time in milliseconds and feel the magic of this fantastic tool.

Specification Requirement

  • Compatible with Windows ( Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.7 and later releases, Intel processor-based)
  • VST/AAX supports
  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit on Windows and Mac Os
  • Supports 2 GHz dual-core or faster processor
  • 2GB RAM or higher

Download Voxengo Sound Delay

40) Classic Reverb

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This is a freeware plugin by Kjaerhus Audio. A smooth and reverb that does an excellent job on almost any musical instruments and audio files. Options to adjust the sound for more realistic acoustic space, which is ranged from a small shower to a large concert hall.

Download Classic Reverb

41) Classic Delay

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This is a freeware plugin by the same author who created (Classic Reverb). The reason I love this delay is that it emulates the three most commonly used delays or echo sound types: Analog, Tape and Digital, and the most amazing thing are that, it does this without the introduction of noise. Also, quality control is included where the sound of the delay can be adjusted to give an adjusted amount of smoothness.

Download Classic Delay

42) Glitch 1.3

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Glitch has been around for a while, and it is the combination of a crusher, stretcher and tapestop all in one. The downside of using this plugin is that its owner – Illformed no longer supports it. If you still want to use at your risk then

Download Glitch 1.3 

43) Voxengo OldSkoolVerb

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Voxengo tools have been my best and ready to go tool when it comes to trusting free Vst plugins, OldSkoolVerb emulates the classic stereo verb algorithm and produces a crystal clear spatial image that blends well with an audio file.

This reverb tool comes bundled with a various set of parameters permitting a user to achieve different reverb style ranging from room reverb to hall reverb to plate reverb.

“The Voxengo OldSkoolVerb is best used for a non-percussive and soft-attack sound like vocals, piano and pad sounds”.

Specification Requirement

  • Compatible with Windows ( Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.7 and later releases, Intel processor-based)
  • VST/AAX supports
  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit on Windows and Mac Os
  • Supports 2 GHz dual-core or faster processor
  • 2GB RAM or higher

Download OldSkoolVerb

44) Leet Delay 2

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This is a delay with different options such as an

  1. option to sync with host tempo
  2. Delay time up to 4000ms
  3. Ping Pong Delay.
  4. The colour slider adjusts the filter frequency of the feedbacked signal and much more.

Download Leet Delay 2 Vst (Windows)

Download Leet Delay 2 Jsfx (Windows and Mac)

45) SmoothDelay

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A smooth delay plugin for audio production.

Download SmoothDelay

46) EasyReverb

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Send your sound to space by using this simple and light plugin.

Download EasyReverb

Bass Effect VST

47) Bass Professor II

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Bass guitarist, looking for an amped effect-like plugin to enhance their bass guitar significantly, this tool is your go-to use tool.

Professor II can turn a dull DI recorded signal into a powerful amped-like bass sound. It also offers dynamics processing, eq and a ruff overdrive specifically designed and made for bass guitar.

Download Bass Professor II Vst (Windows)

Download Bass Professor II Jsfx (Windows and Mac)

48) GMonoBass

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Free bass stereo imaging Vst effect. It reduces the stereo width below the specified frequency. The low-frequency balance between the speakers. Set the threshold and the amount below that frequency to reduce the stereo image.

Download GMonoBass

49) BassKit

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This one is a reinforcement for adding bass and subs in a sensible and controlled way, simple GUI and friendly CPU.

Download BassKit

Vocal Effects VST

50) Autotune Vst – Graillon 2

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This is an alternative freeware vst to Antares autotune. This plugin is superb and has a pitch correction module, easy to use and supports both Pc and Mac Computers.

Download Graillon 2

51) Vola

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Vola is a Voice Optimized Leveling Amplifier made for broadcast voice dynamics processing, it also works with different kinds of audio material, like drums, percussive instrument and synth pads.

This fantastic tool is solely for cleaning up sound file but can be used for extreme compression effects as well.

Features

Real-time Visual Metering for changes in dynamics
Upwards & downwards compression, each separately adjustable.
Stats Display and more compression settings

Download Vola Vst (Windows)

Download Vola Jsfx (Windows and Mac)

52) DeEss

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This one is from Airwindows, this plugin help in killing esses on Vocal, especially when the Ess sounds too obvious, it is a simple plugin to use, and the Gui is pretty easy to understand.

Download DeEss Vst/Au (Mac/Windows/Linux)

Other VSTs

53) Phase Shifter VSTi

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This is a professional audio VST plugin which allows you to apply a phase shift to any audio material.

Phase Shifter VSTi is useful during mixing sessions when working with an audio file recorded via a range of microphones. In many cases this allows you to fix phasing outcomes arising from the microphone placement chosen during the monitoring session.

This process may help you align drums and other instruments to each other.

Download Phase Shifter VSTi

54) Black Magic Lite

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Loop Generator Free VSTi – Yeah, you heard that, a loop generator plugin, funny right! Try it your self, and this plugin has the capability of generating random samples and also the option to save the samples as a Wav file.

More Features includes:

  • 10 Samplers – each with Numerous parameters and modulation Choices
  • FX Section with SoundScaper, Delay, Flanger/Filter
  • 128 Preselected Samples
  • Overview Mixer
  • 10 Part 32 step sequencer
  • Master Section
  • 1 Bar Recorder
  • and Lot More!

Download Black Magic Lite

55) Harmonic Enhancer VST

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A very light and simple plugin to fix dull audio by adding harmonic distortion at about 10k and 100hz, useful for brightening up the top end.

Presets in Harmonic Enhancer

  • Bass: adds the distorted Bass to the mix.
  • Treble: Adds the top end sparkle
  • Bass Delay: delay the bass which can help with phase correction
  • Master: The master volume output.
  • FX Enable: Switches the Enhancements ON/OFF for comparison purposes.
  • Dry Enable: Enables switching off the dry signal to hear what the plugin is adding.

Download Harmonic Enhancer

56) GClip

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GClip is a signal clipper that shapes waves. It prevents the signal from exceeding a maximum specified. The cutting function can be changed to a hard or a soft knee.

  • Supports only Windows Os, and a 32-bit and 64-bit compatibility

Download GClip

57) GFader

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It’s a slider for volume. A volume control slider. You know, also referred to as ‘gain.’

Download GFader

58) GNormal

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GNormal tries to remedy denormal problems by introducing the signal path with extremely low noise. You probably don’t need GNormal if you don’t know what this means). Some CPUs use techniques to increase the precision of floating point calculations with minimal amounts.

These numbers are called denormal numbers. Unfortunately, calculations involving denormal values can be very slow, affecting the performance of the audio DSP; and in most cases, the numbers involved are too small to be of any interest. The addition of noise to the signal path may prevent denormal computations by keeping the signal level above the denormal range.

Download GNormal

59) GTG DPC 3

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DrumSampler Pads are playable with a mouse. Send reverb individually. Auto-mute band. Response visual. Logical layout.

Download GTG DPC 3

60) Trem-O-Death

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This is a customized Tremolo effect for a Prickrott band.

  • The ‘ Life ‘ button sets the volume at 100%. Or: the signal is alive for how long.
  • The ‘ Death ‘ button determines how long the volume is 0 per cent. Or: the signal is dead for how long.
  • The ‘ Depth ‘ button sets the input signal to what extent.

Available Audio Format

  • Windows: VST2 32-bit/64-bit, VST3 32-bit/64-bit, Application 32-bit/64-bit.

Download Trem-O-Death

61) OkaiR2R

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This tool simulates the preamp section of the reel-to-reel AKAI X-100D sound recorder.

This Vst achieved its greatness after modelling the german transistor-based preamps with an option for NAB equalisation and the headphone output transformers. If the preamps knob is pushed, the audio file is distorted in the same non – linear analogue way as the real thing.

The incredible thing about the OkaiR2R is that the high and low-end response change accordingly,
giving you the affectionate and vintage touch. OkaiR2R also has an accurate reproduction of the Volume Unit meters with the same audio signal response.

Available Audio Format

  • Windows: VST2 32-bit/64-bit, VST3 32-bit/64-bit, Application 32-bit/64-bit.

Download OkaiR2R

62) FuzzPlus 3

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This modelled the fuzz pedal model, and an additional new filter, self-feedback, and a modern procedural graphical user interface.

FuzzPlus is rewritten from the ground up to feature and work seamlessly with your Daw application, this is a fantastic tool for any Music/Audio producer’s toolset and also free!

Specification Requirements

  • Supports 32 and 64-bit VST/VST3
  • Supports 64-bit AAX
  • Windows and Mac Osx support

Download FuzzPlus

63) Stompbox Effects (FX)

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Looking for a stomp-box pedals for your Guitar, then this should do your job. The Effects included in Stompbox are:

  • Kshape
  • Korus
  • Kshift
  • Kfilta
  • Kfaze
  • Kplate

These effects are switchable between Mono and Stereo Use

Download Stompbox Vst

64) StereoFX

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Another release by Airwindows, this one is an aggressive stereo widener that does three things:

  • Stereo Wide: This gives an aggressive widening effect to a stereo sound and can enhance the edgy quality to the wideness of your stereo channel
  • Mono Bass: An highpass on the side channel
  • Center Squish: This one is a neat twist on the mid-channel and not on the side channel, it is useful for slightly squashing the mid-channel to give a little distortion and a different colour to your sound.

Download StereoFx

65) Surround Pan

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A surrounding pan specialised for panning a stereo or mono signal into a 5.1 surround space.

Features

  • Panning stereo and mono to 5.1
  • Supports automation

Download Surround Pan Vst (Windows)

Download Surround Pan Jsfx (Windows & Mac)

66) SEGX2

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Is an expander tool that always operates with a soft knee which starts at the threshold point and any signal above the threshold is unaltered.

Download SEGX2 Vst (Windows)

Download SEGX2 Jsfx (Windows & Mac)

67) RS Phase Reverse

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Simple 180° Phase Reverse

Download RS Phase Reverse

68) Voxengo Span – An analyser plugin for stereo, mid-side and surround spectrum. It can also be used for K level Meter, RMS, peak level, and a clipping detector.

Specification Requirement

  • Compatible with Windows ( Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.7 and later releases, Intel processor-based)
  • VST/AAX supports
  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit on Windows and Mac Os
  • Supports 2 GHz dual-core or faster processor
  • 2GB RAM or higher

Download Voxengo Span

69) Voxengo Beeper

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This plugin is useful for demo purposes, it allows a user to insert short beep, noise fx or silence signal to an audio file. It helps in protecting your work for unauthorised use or demo purposes if you wish to sell your tracks.

Specification Requirement

  • Compatible with Windows ( Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.7 and later releases, Intel processor-based)
  • VST/AAX supports
  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit on Windows and Mac Os
  • Supports 2 GHz dual-core or faster processor
  • 2GB RAM or higher

Download Voxengo Beeper

70) Voxengo Anspec

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Audio Engineers, looking for an Analog-style spectrum analyser, this is for you.

It was designed to a visual feedback tool for Engineers who love visual smoothness and analogue-like analysers.

Specification Requirement

  • Compatible with Windows ( Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS (10.7 and later releases, Intel processor-based)
  • VST/AAX supports
  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit on Windows and Mac Os
  • Supports 2 GHz dual-core or faster processor
  • 2GB RAM or higher

Download Voxengo Anspec

Bonus VST

71) Voxengo Stereo Touch

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This plugin helps in widening a monophonic sound without overly sharp transients as you see in other plugins. This plugin can also work with the multi-channel input signal.
All channels get processed independently of each other like they are separate mono input signals, and then all resulting stereo streams get mixed to produce a single stereo output signal.

Download Voxengo Stereo Touch

72) TDR Nova

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Nova is a parallel equalizer that features parameters and also includes a full-featured dynamic section, that is, it can be used to cover a wide range of applications when processing.

TDR NOVA is useful and works with all kinds of audio material, be it a drum bus asking for more crispiness, or a sibilance issue with your sounds, Nova got your back!

A simple UI design, drag and drop display with a classic “Knob” interface given a quick and smooth access to the various parameters driving NOVA’s powerful processing capabilities.

The most interesting thing about this tool is that it has a rare feature you would find in Nova is that it allow users to copy and paste presets, and a lot of more great feature.

Features

  • Parametric equalization
  • Dynamic equalization
  • Frequency selective compression
  • Multi-band compression
  • Wideband compression.

Specification Requirement

  • Compatible with Windows ( Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions) and macOS
  • VST/AAX supports
  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit on Windows and Mac Os

Download TDR NOVA

73) Pecheneg Tremolo

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Searching for a simple Tremolo effect? search no more, Pecheneg offers you a Tremolo effect which has the possibility to adjust the shape of the tremolo modulating curve and also synch to your host DAW, or by just setting it manually.

The Shape, Phase and Symm knobs set the waveform of the modulation, with the amount of modulation set by the Depth knob.

Windows:

Download Pecheneg VST  x32

Download Pecheneg VST x64

Mac OSX(10.8):

Download Pecheneg VST

Download Pecheneg AU

Mac OSX(10.7)

Download Pecheneg VST

Download Pecheneg AU

74) IVGI – Saturation & Distortion

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Saturation in an audio software unit is the processing by which a plugin emulates the sound of a piece of audio passed through some hardware tube

IVGI is designed in that manner, it delivers a very soft and subtle saturation and also lets you alter the frequency dependency of the saturation with the RESPONSE control.

Windows

Download IVGI (VST, AAX)

Mac OSX

Download IVGI (AU, VST, AAX)

75) MiniSpillage- Drum Synthesizer

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This is a free Compact Drum Synthesizer that features a high-resolution 64-bit DSP processing.

This is a free Drum Synthesizer that features a single oscillator bass drum synth, a flexible wooden drum model synthesizes, and 6 oscillators closed and open hi-hat generator with a noise source and dual.

Specification Requirement

  • Compatible with macOS
  • AU supports
  • Compatible with 32 and 64 bit of Mac Os

Mac OSX

Download MiniSpillage (AU)

76) RECsoprano

TEKIT AUDIO recsoprano

This is an instrument designed and made by TEK’IT-Audio, using mihaisorohan recorder sample, the instrument is of a great one, impressive, and also with an envelope control.

Also, you will find the GUI of RECsoprano intuitive and also visualization of the soprano recorder fingering while playing.

Features

  • Visualization of the soprano recorder fingering while playing
  • Choosing between classical and contemporary instrument tuning
  • Generation of a new random variation with a single knob clicked, you can also undo change easily.
  • 32-bit/ 44.1kHz WAV
  • Polyphonic portamento
  • Midi mapping ready
  • Monophonic and 8 voices polyphonic mode.
  • Full MIDI automation support.
  • Easy MIDI learn on all parameters.

Specification Requirement

  • 1.2GHz CPU or higher with SSE2.
  • 512MB RAM or higher.
  • Compatible with Windows ( Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 and later versions)
  • Sound card with ASIO driver support recommended.

Windows

Download RECsoprano (VST, VST2)

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14 thoughts on “The Top 70 Best Free VST Plugins Of 2019

      1. Would you please teach me how to use CrazyRhythm? I couldn’t find like any tutorials… How to assign this plugin with a drum machine and get the output sound..?

  1. am I the only one looking for a free omnisphere type of plugin , well probably so because nothing free will ever come close to omnisphere , #Iwishiwaswrong

  2. Can you recommend a 64 bit Windows VST plugin that offers several good preset instrument sounds, especially a realistic sounding acoustic bass such as heard in the old Cakewalk TTS-1 synth? The TTS-1 is included with 64 bit versions of Cakewalk Sonar, but is only usable at 46.1kHz or 96kHz, and I’d prefer to record at higher sample rates up to 192kHz at 24 bit, which my Behringer UMC404HD audio interface supports.

    1. Don’t know any free ones that supports that sample rate, you can check modo bass by Ikmultimedia, has realistic sound, and various modelled basses.

      I see you bother about sample rate, learn more about it here, you would find it interesting.

    1. What do you mean by you can’t download any of the plugins, do you have a problem with some link? Everything seems to be working fine, do let me know if you have an issue with any link.

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