Free Piano VST Plugin
My personal favorite. Sounds true to life. It’s very user-friendly. Available for Windows only. Automatic Download.
This is a Stereo Piano with the Samples of a Steinway. The Samples are 96Khz 24Bit. The VSTi Size is about 8.5 Mb. Automatic Download.
Electric Piano available in VST 2.4 format for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit hosts. Automatic Download.
Free Cello/Strings VST Plugin
Straightforward, easy to use, cello emulator. Windows only. Automatic Download.
Comes with 173 presets and features an amplitude envelope with tremolo, two filter envelopes with LFO’s, a pitch LFO, and a metalize fx section. The String Theory VST plugin also offers two arpeggiators. Each with its own speed, gate, and octave controls.
StringZ is a physically modeled String ensemble and Solo String Synthesizer. Join Krakli’s Facebook group for access to plugins.
Free Acoustic and Electric Guitar VST Plugin
Ample Guitar M Lite II
Martin D-41 Acoustic Guitar sound.
Sustain, Hammer On & Pull Off, Palm Mute, Popping 5 articulations.
This is based on a sampled guitar and includes Overdrive, Reverb, and Flanging. It’s good for leads and heavy sounds, and very realistic if your good with a pitch bend controller.Automatic Download.
Super Riff Guitar
Palm-muted single notes.Open string single notes.Automatic Download.
Free Bass Guitar VST Plugin
Ample Bass Guitar
Ample Bass P Lite II (ABPL) is a free lite version of ABP, recorded on a Fender Precision Bass.
Super Riff Bass
Features: Volume, Pan, ADSR envelope controls and a subtle flanger unit. 37 open string and 37 palm-muted strings. Automatic Download.
Filter – Apart from master SV filter, there are optional Distortion, Smooth and Comparator filters.Over 40 presets.Automatic Download.
Free Synth VST Plugin
There are so many different types of synthesizers out there. It can get confusing especially when you want something specific but are unsure as to which one would fit your application. Before we get into the list of VST Synths we should read up on them to ensure proper usage.
Software that replicates hardware. If you are a fan of a Korg MicroKorg or a Roland Juno you can find something that will come close to if not be exact in software to match the hardware version. This gets a little more tricky to find for free. If you are into the sound of a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier you can find a paid software version.
An analog synthesizer uses analog circuits and signals to generate sound electronically. Mostly these synths were monophonic, meaning only generating one sound at a time. Most analog synth software will be an emulation of old classic hardware. And yes, because it is electronic software, it is replicating an analog sound and is still considered a digital VST.
These types of synth use octave divider technology to generate polyphony. They have 12 oscillators, one for each note on a scale. Polyphony is two or more simultaneous lines of independent melody.
Harmonics of a waveform are modified with a voltage controlled resonant low pass filter. Example: sawtooth, pulse or square.
Taking multiple sine waves and manipulating them to create one overall sound. These waves will have a swelling effect and the time in which it completes the swell during that sound can be manipulated through modulation. This is where ASDR is helpful.
These are just a few and a full explanation could take forever.It is a vast world, the more you know about it, the more you can get what you want out of it. Educational moment over. Let’s download some synths.
Modeled on the: Yamaha DX7.
O/S: Mac and Windows
TAL NO 62
Modeled on the: Roland Juno 60
O/S: Mac and Windows
Modeled on the: MicroKorg
Modeled on the: Alesis SuperNova
Quilcom ASS is an Analogue Sounding Synthesizer and it comes with user manual.Automatic Download.
Athmonova2 is a 2 oscillator synthesizer.
1 OSC with saw/tri/pwm + 1 Subosc in different Modes and 1 Noise OSC.Automatic Download.
Nero is a mono synthesizer for bass, lead, and sequenced sounds.Zero Delay feedback filter.128 inspiring preset sounds.Automatic Download.
In closing, here is hoping that you can now download, extract, install, and run some good VST plugins. To aid you in your search here are some links to great websites that offer free VST instruments and effects.