Freebies - Best Free VST Effects


#21

Thanx Matt for the feedback.

Here comes a bit more help for guitar players.

Some of you might be familiar with SansAmp pedals. Those emulate amp and speaker response. So, a hardware emulating hardware.

NoAmp Free it’s a software recreation of that pedal…

I was a bit suspicious about a software that emulate a hardware that emulate a hardware… but after trying it with my guitar, I have to say that I have a new favorite software.

Features list :

3 amp sims

3 "mods"

3 cab sims

mono / stereo modes

Midi learn on every paramter




Looking familiar ?




And here’s the original:


#22
hey Mihai, I advice you to write less text... this thread gets tooo long, you have to scroll too much

what about showing just the picture, the name & download link?

just my opinion :slight_smile:

Aargh!!! Why do you feel that you have to give an opinion on everything? Normally your opinion is a negative one…

I personnally enjoy the text, helps you to decide if you want to follow the link rather than just looking at the pictures!


#23

What a great thread this is turning out to be, great job, Mihai! :slight_smile:


#24
What a great thread this is turning out to be, great job, Mihai! :)

Well, get a load of this:

TC Electronics are temporarily offering their M30 reverb for free.

Now you can have a great sounding and very easy to use TC Electronic reverb plug-in (VST and AU) for free!

GET IT FROM HERE

The M30 Studio Reverb is a simple to use, great sounding reverb that is powered by AlgoFlex™ – a new high definition TC technology that enables hardware quality and predictability to be ported to native software.


#25

Awesome post, thanks for sharing!


#26

elogoXa Free Plugins

http://www.uv.es/~ruizcan/p_vst.htm


ELOGOXA is a small Spanish group geared towards the creation and development of VST plugins with Jeff McClintock’s Synth Edit. Apparently they put their plugins for free, just for the fun of making those and pleasure of giving. My heart is full of positive feelings seeing so many people offering quality products for free, and that in the middle of global economical crisis.

Some of their effects are really awesome and the sound change is very obvious (and good).


X-CITA

Analog style exciter for mastering purposes, inspired on the BBE Maximizer models. Its warm sound and simplicity of using makes this exciter very suitable to add some subtle brightness in the high frequencies, and also make the lows more dense. Apart from the mastering stage, you’ll find that it can also make a good work on individual tracks.



DOWNLOAD X-CITA http://www.uv.es/~ruizcan/sintes/xcita_v12.zip




ELOTTRONIX XL

VST plugin which emulates the famous Robert Fripp’s effect called “Frippertronics”: two Revox B-77 making a continuous loop. This enhanced version adds many new features: 80 seconds maximum delay, Delay and LFO Pan now syncable to host, Biquad X filters, Tape noise generator…



DOWNLOAD ELOTTRONIX XL http://www.uv.es/~ruizcan/sintes/elottronix_xl_v14.zip




BAXXPANDER

Vintage style saturation/bass expander unit, presented as VST effect. This plugin is specially good to add warmth and saturation to drums, basses, and with vocal tracks that need a little punch. It uses very little CPU, and includes 8 factory presets.



DOWNLOAD BAXXPANDER http://www.uv.es/~ruizcan/sintes/baxxpander_v12.zip




There are many more to discover there, both effects and synths, all free, all with a very well designed GUI, with a “vintage” look.

Elogoxa VST Plugins http://www.uv.es/~ruizcan/p_vst.htm


#27


Naive LPF is a resonant low/high-pass filter plug-in VST effect for Windows with a very convincing, classic sound. Naive LPF features a separate envelope follower for each of 6 channels and full automation, MIDI CC and even joystick control of all parameters.

This filter has been developed to closely model the way some real world analog circuits work, as opposed to some other techniques which, while well adapted to the math processing power of a computer, just don’t seem to render the same organic feel. Not to say that those techniques aren’t just as valid in some applications, but this particular effect was designed to provide “analog feel” at the expense of a bit more processing power. This was not intended to be a “clean” or “transparent” filter by any means. Really, at this point in its development it should be called the “Not-So-Naive LPF” because it’s actually quite a sophisticated and useful implementation.


Naive LPF Official Page


#28

Browsing around Acme Bar Gig I just found the best amp simulator/ guitar effect processor.

Beside versatility, from Metal tones to crystal clear clean, it have a very good quality of sound and the GUI is really impressive (I know, I’m a sucker for image).



GET IT HERE


#29

For holidays Cakewalk too the decision to offer some of their products for free.

Two synths and three effects packs. I don’t know if those will be offered also after holidays, so go get them NAO !!!



http://www.cakewalk.com/products/Gifts-for-musicians/Existing_Customer.asp?DL_Engaged


#30

Rough Rider - compressor







Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of “vintage” style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals. Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks.



Rough Rider page


#31

I see that a lot of people are interested, give feedback and also share their finds


Doesn’t matter, at least I can keep track of free software.

So, SPL offer a EQ for free, the Free Ranger.

The EQ Ranger plug-ins are based upon the EQ modules for the SPL RackPack series. They combine the amazing sound of passive fliters with extremely efficient operation.

The Free Ranger is based upon the Full Ranger-EQ but is limited to four useful bands:



16?kHz center frequency – Boost: Glitter, brilliance, air.

1,8kHz center frequency – this is THE EQ test frequencies. An EQ that sounds good here is a good EQ. Therefore it makes a lot of sense to compare EQs in that range.

Applications examples: Boost for more bass definition and presence, cut reduces metal for brass.

150 Hz center frequency – Boost: more warmth for everything, main impact of bass instruments, fuller, fatter snares. Cut for vocals: avoids collision with bass.

40 Hz center frequency – Boost: in general fuller sounds, deep bass punch (kick drum). Cut: reduces booming sounds and sub harmonic interferences.





Get it HERE (scroll down)

The installer file provides RTAS, VST, and AU plug-in versions.


#32

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread (so far), and especially to Mihai.

This forum thread has become the basis of a really useful article on Audiotuts. Check it out!

Adrian


#33

“Free VST Plugins”:http://freevstplugins.blogspot.com/ - that’s a blog where our top author “Solidbeats”:http://audiojungle.net/user/Solidbeats submits his favorite VST instruments

catch22music, no offense, but we’re adults, aren’t we? so stop acting like a child. I don’t like to annoy other people, I respect Mihai, Scott and the others… so if you want to say something or you have a problem, write me a mail and we solve it.

sorry if that offended some people, I just want to have a clean table :slight_smile:


#34
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread (so far), and especially to Mihai.

This forum thread has become the basis of a really useful article on Audiotuts. Check it out!

Adrian

Good article, some plugins can be added, but you might write another article, like “another over 90 VST plugins for free” :smiley:
One bad thing there, a broken link to Glaceverb. You can put this link to it:
http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=458

"Free VST Plugins":http://freevstplugins.blogspot.com/ - that's a blog where our top author "Solidbeats":http://audiojungle.net/user/Solidbeats submits his favorite VST instruments
Yep, mostly instruments, no effects. As effects he posted so far just 6.

#35
Yep, mostly instruments, no effects. As effects he posted so far just 6.

my bad :smiley:


#36
Good article, some plugins can be added, but you might write another article, like "another over 90 VST plugins for free" :D One bad thing there, a broken link to Glaceverb. You can put this link to it: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=458

Thanks Mihai. The link wasn’t broken for me, but I replaced it with your link in case others were also having trouble.


#37

If you want good plugins/good collection then -

TAL plugins -

http://kunz.corrupt.ch/?Products

SIR1 - Great Free Impulse-Response Reverb

http://www.knufinke.de/sir/sir1.html

Smartelectronix - Group of plugin devs, lots of good stuff, too many to list

http://www.smartelectronix.com

Voxengo - Various free VST/AU Plugins

http://www.voxengo.com/group/freevst/

Glitch - Very popular glitchy multi effect

http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch/

I notice this just got a tuts+ post which is basically the same thing, feedback on it though would be although it’s a good idea in ways it wasn’t much help and i will explain why. Reading it just seemed like a big list of the same developers packs/collections of plugins in a huge line most of which i know already and im guessing others would. So i was thinking wouldn’t it be best to just post a link to the developers site and then a brief overview of the plugins they offer rather than just loads from that same site.

Maybe focus would be better on sites/blogs for finding new plugins/news like popular ones like KVR audio, sonicstate etc as they have all of these and more with databases but maybe thats just my view though. Anyway those are some good ones if not already known :slight_smile:


#38

Thanx Texturizer777 for the links.

I have no idea how I missed to post “Glitch”, one of my favorite plugins…



NOW BACK TO BUSINESS !

Halls Of Fame-Origami Edition

FREE Impuls-Response Reverb Plug-In including 41 selected presets of the best studio reverb hardware units ever!

The free Halls of Fame - Origami Edition includes IR presets from the following 13 legends:

  • AKG BX20
  • EMT 240 /250
  • LEX 224XL / 480L / 300 / 960L / PCM 96
  • Reverb 6000
  • Bric M7
  • RO R-880
  • QRS 2496
  • Even T 2016

    This edition - based on yellow tools ORIGAMI - enters a totally new dimension in real-time impulse response processing with great presets of reverb units each in stereo and true stereo format.

    Included interfaces: VST/AU/RTAS



    GET IT HERE

#39

A new distortion/ preamp for all “metalheadz” here.

TSE X30 HERE you can find it.

Specifications:

  • 4X (internal) oversampling.
  • Stereo / Dual mode.
  • 2 channels crunch/lead. - 4 band EQ/Tonestack.
  • DSP/Programming by onQel :: GUI made by DaWolf


#40

LoudMax VST Plugin v1.07

LoudMax is a Look-Ahead Brickwall Loudness Maximizer with a clean transparent sound. It is designed to retain the original character of the music as much as possible even at high compression levels.



Main range of application:

Audio Mastering

Output Limiter/Maximizer for web radio stations.