The DCO-106 of Cherry Audio is a VST plugin that recreates the iconic Roland synthesizer of the 80’s. It offers easy programming and over 300 astonishing presets, for a low price.
The RVK-808 of Electronik Soundlab brings back those great 808 sounds, and more. A very useful plugin and it is totally free.
Synth Anthology 3 of UVI is an enormous collection of sounds, sampled from many hardware synthesizers. All re-processed and packed in a fantastic vst plugin with many extra processing options.
Exakt Lite of Sonicbits is a free FM synthesizer plugin which seems to be user friendly. A good reason to check this one out.
Cherry Audio recreated an 80’s synth and named it the Surrealistic MG-1 Plus. A free synthesizer plugin with great sounds.
FORT3 of Electronix soundlab is a free piano plugin with some surprising extra effects and since we can not have enough piano’s, let’s check this one out.
The RC-808-PLG of Analog Mafia re-creates the famous Roland TR 808 but it delivers much more. It’s a real analog drum synthesizer plugin, created by R&D technicians that worked for Roland in the past.
The CA2600 of Cherry Audio is a fantastic VST plugin emulating the ARP 2600. They created an instrument that comes very close to the original, with really great sounds and presets, for a very low price.
Have you ever wondered how synthesis works but never found the time to check it out? Ableton created an online course that learns you the basics of synthesis.
We found some fantastic free tools and gadgets for your DAW that you might want to use.
The Free virtual modular synthesizer VCV Rack is expanding fast, now the people of Surge created a complete set of modules for the Rack.
Classic.Gtr Lite of Quiet Music is a free plugin that offers Classical Guitar sounds that can be used for many music styles.
DSK Dynamic Guitars is a free vst plugin that gives your three sampled guitar sounds that really sound convincing.
HaNon B70 is a virtual drawbar organ with a rotary speaker that really takes you back to the 70’s, with a great sound and very useful presets.
Healing lite of Quiet Music is a free plugin that offers some professional high quality sounds you can use for relaxing music.
The K1v is a more than complete VST plugin emulating the famous Kawai K1, including all sounds that were ever made by Kawai.
Modular synthesizers are hot these days, reason for us to check out the FREE ModulAir Synthesizer made by Full Bucket.
Croma created by K Brown is a synthesizer plugin with many interesting features and controls that you normally don’t find on a virtual instrument.
Serenity of Quiet Music is a special plugin to create relaxing music with some extra natural sounds.
OB-XD 2.0 is a synthesizer with many sounds from the past. A fantastic Oberheim OB-X clone with an enormous pack of presets.
BBC Symphonic Orchestra Discover of Spitfire Audio is a FREE plugin with many fantastic orchestral instruments.
Brassinematic of Fanan Musical Solutions is a very interesting plugin with 4 brass instruments you can edit and mix together. It has some interesting hidden features.
MFreeFXBundle of Melda Production is a set of 37 free effect plugins with some very useful and impressive effects that normally are not available for free.
ColaB3 is a brand new free tonewheel organ emulation with rotary speaker simulation. Many producers are looking for this sound in a plugin.
The free plugin pack two of Blue Cat Audio is a bundle of 7 effect plugins that can really help you with recording and mixing, and they are totally free.
Fury-800 of Full Bucket is a fantastic simulation of the Korg Poly 800. Great sounds and some interesting features, all packed in a free VST plugin
The Helm by Matt Tytel is a surprisingly versatile synthesizer plugin with a great graphical interface and fantastic sounds.
MauSynth is a free VST synthesizer plugin for Windows with some surprisingly great sounds in it.
Layers of Orchestral Tools is a free Orchestral plugin that really blew us away. This free orchestra is a must have.
The Podolski of u-he has been around for a while, but they released a 2020 version in january, so it is time to take a closer look at this great and FREE synthesizer.
The Resonance of SampleScience is a simple but useful piano sound that is a good addition to your sound library.
The SSD 5.5 of Steven Slate is a fantastic free drum plugin which is a must have in your set of plugins.
Cherry Audio has some interesting virtual modular synthesizers. And now they give away the Nucleus for FREE. A great way to start playing with virtual modules.
Tricent mk III of Full Bucket is a fantastic simulation of the Korg Trident. Great sounds and some interesting features, all packed in a free VST plugin.
Roland Zenbeats is a new Music Creation app that runs on almost all devices. A great tool to capture your creativity and make your own music anywhere.
The free Dead Duck Effects bundle is a must have in your DAW. 25 useful effect plugins to improve your recordings and they are totally free.
Oberom is a free synthesizer created by SampleScience and is a sampled version of the Oberon synthesizer. It has 16 sounds sampled from the original.
Are you looking for free vst plugins of realistic instruments? We made a list of the 10 most downloaded plugins of the past 12 months.
The Cheeze Machine 2 of 2getheraudio is a small and easy to use FREE synthesizer plugin with some nice features and great presets.
The One Hour Mastering Workshop is a free course to help you understand the system of mastering. It comes as a PDF with five great free effect plugins of Noiz Lab to create your master.
The free ITS synthesizer plugin of beatsassist.eu is dedicated to create rhythmic tracks. Great for rave, techno or psytrance.
The Yojo of Reflekt Audio is a free digital banjo plugin for Mac and Windows, simple but very useful. So let’s see what it can do.
Tunefish is a free synthesizer that definitely gets its place in our top 5 list. It has fantastic sounds, great filters and lots of effects, really impressive.
The Dexed is the favorite free plugin of many synthesizer players. Why, because it can play all the FM sounds of the 80’s.
The Emulator 1 of DSE is an emulator clone and it is Free. It has a lot of sounds of the original Emulator and some easy to work with extras.
The Steinberg Neon is a small synth plugin from long ago so some of you might have worked with it in the past.
Vienna Symphonic Library is software that orchestral and film score composers use. They now released a free set called The Big Bang Orchestra.
SequenceAir of Full Bucket is a very surprising step sequencer which comes with some great features that are very useful for synthesizer musician.
Are you looking for a synthesizer to learn Sound Synthesis and have some great sounds? Charlatan of Blaukraut Engineering is the one to check out.
The TAL U-No-62 is a polyphonic virtual analogue synth with a unique filter sound. A Roland JUNO 60 soundalike.
The Steinberg VB-1 is a small and easy to use virtual bass plugin and is a very simple plugin with some surprisingly useful sounds.
The Fullbucket MPS is a surprisingly easy to work with synthesizer, it aims to create sounds fast and easy using a small intuitive set of parameters.
Steinberg created a synthesizer plugin, modelled on the MiniMoog. And a while ago they made it free available.
A grand piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Vibraphone in one free plugin. With excelent effects and controls. A must have in your free collection.
The AZR-3 is one of the few free Hammond organ plugins that is also available in 64 bit and it has a great realistic sound and it even has a rotary speaker simulation.
Ample Guitar M lite is considered the best FREE realistic acoustic guitar plugin and it has a fantastic sound and some great tools to work with.
This is a sound synthesis course using the free VCV Rack virtual modular synthesizer.
The Free virtual modular synthesizer VCV Rack is around for a while as beta version, but now it got a major update to version 1. A basic overview of this new synth.
Yes this guitar is Spicy. Nine modelled guitar sounds that are great. Look and listen to them.
Are you a fan of analog synthesizer sounds of the 80’s, here is another beauty of u-he , the Tyrell N6. A great looking but even great sounding free synthesizer plugin
Are you in need of sound effects, bells and chimes. Versillian studios created Miscellania one and two. Filled with all kinds of sounds, and they’re all free.
The NoiseMaker is one of the great and free synthesizers of TAL. They say it is the improved version of the Elektro, but is that true?
This free plugin is just one instrument but it really is worth downloading. A great Celtic Harp with fantastic depth.
The TAL-Elek7tro is a great way to start working with synthesizers. It is an easy to use synth with a great sound.
The Surge Synthesizer is a one of a kind instrument with lots of great features and over 1000 presets. A must have in your collection.
If you are looking for some additional and useful synthesizer sounds, check out the cheesy sounds of the u-he Triple Cheese.
Orchestral violins, brass, woodwinds, orchestral percussion. These are the sounds we are looking for, but are these free versions any good? Yes, we think they are. We reviewed two different FREE sampled orchestras and were impressed.
Native Instruments' Blocks Base is a free Modular Synths for Reaktor 6. Check it out.
Reverb is one of the most used effects in music. We made a short list of interesting but different reverb effects that are all free.
Decomposer Sitala is a drum sample player with many extra's. And it is free, so check it out.
Native Instruments is gone crazy. They give away a bundle of free synths and sounds in a brand new interface.
The Alter Ego Singing Synthesizer of Plogue is a weird but fantastic free plugin.
We made a list of 64-bit vst plugins that offer a variety of realistic, vintage and some synthesized drum sounds. They are almost all usable and some of them are even fantastic.
If you want 30 great VST instruments and over 50 superb VST effects plugins for just a few dollars, check it out...
There are several free acoustic piano VSTs around, we picked seven of them and played them to see which one sounds and suits best.
Are you looking for some great Roland TR-808 sounds? The VR-08 is a virtual 808 drum machine with great specs.
The IK Syntronik VST instrument also has a Free version with 17 synthesizers and over 50 preset sounds in it, but you can also edit them and create your own sounds.
Native Instruments is one of the leading creators of VST instruments and effects. They give away 50 fantastic sounds.
PolyGAS is a synthesizer based on granular synthesis which basically uses small bits of a sample to create a new sound, and you can load your own samples to synthesize them.
We found some great VST instruments hidden in Cakewalk by Bandlab. And you can use them in your own DAW...
The free VST synthesizer u-he Zebralette is a fantastic sounding instrument with 300 great presets....
Are you looking for some great FREE realistic instruments VST plugins? Check this out!
In december we launched our first FREE course on Teachable. This course is an introduction to Home Recording....