A Complete List of

Free VST Plugins for Audio

free vst plugins for audioHello and welcome to the complete list of totally free vst plugins for audio. 

Imagine a bathtub full of free vst plugins and you step in and bathe in it. That is what this blog post should feel like! Whaaat? Why do I always have to write these weird openings? Bad mind, bad!

If you are still reading, well you earned yourself some freebies. Make yourself a cup of tea and start scrolling.

I categorised the list to give you an easier overview and I also added a short description of the most common plugins for each category. That might be useful for beginners or just as a quick reminder.

There are many, many free vst plugins out there. You just have to find them. This list saves you the hassle and hopefully a couple of hundred bucks when you find a free version of a plugin you actually wanted to buy.

Dynamic VST Plugins

Dynamic plugin manipulates the volume of a sound source over time. Hereunder you’ll find a brief overview of dynamic plugins and their functioning and application.

Name Type System
Pluginboutique Collection Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
Splice Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
Modern Series Compressor/Limiter/De-Esser/Expander/Exiter Windows
Mcompressor, Mlimiter <- Windows, Mac
SweetboyVST Multiband Compressor, Limiter Windows
FishPhones Comp, De-Esser, Limiter, Expander Windows, Mac
Normalizer Normalizer Windows, Mac
TDR Compressor, Proximity, Bus Compressor Windows, Mac
RoughRider Comperssor Windows, Mac
BitterSweet Transient Shaper Windows, Mac
Free87 Series Comp, Gate, EQ, L Windows, Mac
Stiptool VU Meter, Compressor, Gain Windows
TDR Feedback Compressor Windows, Mac
DC1A Klanghelm Compressor Windows, Mac
Compressor AC1 Compressor Windows
LoudMax Maximizer Windows, Mac
Don’t Crack All Kinds of VST’s Windows, Mac
Limiter No6 Limiter Windows, Mac
Transient Transient Designer Windows, Mac
TDR Kotelnikov Compressor Windows, Mac

Harmonic Enhancement VST Plugins

Harmonic enhancement plugins are tools that alter the harmonic or inharmonic spectrum of a signal. Hereunder you’ll find a brief overview of common harmonic plugins and their function and application.

Name Type System
Pluginboutique Collection Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
Splice Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
Dominion Saturation, Envelope Windows, Mac
Crunchdude Overdrive Windows
Revival Thickener Windows, Mac
IVGI Saturation, Distortion Windows, Mac
Mercuriall Cab Speaker, Amp Simulation Windows, Mac
Guitar Amp Free Guitar Amp Windows
TSE Audio Guitar, Bass Sound Windows, Mac
Lo-Fizer Lo-Fi Windows
Pedals VST Pedals of all Sorts Windows
Heptode VST Guitar Pedals Windows, Mac
Frohmage Warmth Windows, Mac
IgniteAmps Several Amp VST’s Windows, Mac
ampLion Guitar Amp Windows, Mac
Electtronix Frippertronix Emulator Windows
Amplifikation Lite Guitar Amp Windows, Mac
Grind Machine Guitar, Bass, Clipper, Saturation Windows, Mac
Saturation Knob Saturation Windows, Mac
SGA1566 Tube Amp Windows, Mac
Emissary Guitar Amp Windows, Mac
Flextron DC14 Guitar Amp Windows, Mac
Ace Guitar Amp Windows, Mac
Boogex Guitar Amp Windows, Mac

Reverb VST Plugins

In the category of reverb are all plugin that produce a reverberation, echo or delay effect on an audio signal. Hereunder you’ll find a brief overview of common reverberation plugins with their functioning and application.

Name Type System
Pluginboutique Collection Various Windows, Mac
EpicVerb Reverb Windows
Modern Flash Verb Reverb Windows
GlaceVerb Reverb Windows
SweetboyVST Reverb, Delay Windows
Hysteresis Delay Windows, Mac
Delay Trio Delay Windows, Mac
FreqEcho Echo Windows, Mac
FreeVerb Reverb Windows, Mac
Tal Reverb Windows, Mac
DuckVerb Reverb+Comp Windows, Mac
Retro Delay Delay Windows
TimeVerb Reverb Windows, Mac
Retro Delay Delay Windows
SIR Impulse Response Windows
Don’t Crack All Kinds of VST’s Windows, Mac
Retro Delay Delay Windows
Retro Delay Delay Windows

Free Filter & Analyser VST Plugins

Filter plugins change the frequency distribution of a sound signal. Filter are generally also known as equaliser or EQ’s. Hereunder you’ll find a brief overview of common filter and analyser plugins with their functioning and application.

Name Type System
Pluginboutique Collection Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
Splice Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
BaxterEQ, BootEQ EQ Windows
Mordern Console EQ EQ Windows
Mequalizer EQ Windows, Mac
Graphic EQ Graphic EQ Windows
TDR EQ Windows, Mac
Luftikus Anaog EQ Windows, Mac
DDMF EQs Windows, Mac
EQ AQ1 EQ Windows
BasiQ EQ Windows, Mac
Fnequalizer Graphic EQ Windows
Splineq Graphic EQ Windows, Mac
Boomplug CombFilter Windows
NiveauFilter 2KnobFilter Windows, Mac
Aqualizer Multiband EQ Windows
Spectrum Analyzer Spectrum Analyzer Windows
MultiInspector Spectrum Analyzer Windows
Naive LPF LPF HPF Windows
Don’t Crack All Kinds of VST’s Windows, Mac
SlickEQ EQ Windows, Mac
Nova-67P Parametric EQ Windows, Mac
Red Free Colorful EQ Windows, Mac
FilterCrusher HPF LPF Windows, Mac
Atom Dynamic Filter Windows, Mac
Amplio2 3-Band EQ Windows, Mac
Red Free Colorful EQ Windows, Mac

Free Stereo VST Plugins

Stereo plugins are tools to influence the stereo image, making it wider or narrower, isolating the mid or side channels creating a stereo sound out of a mono sound an more. Hereunder you’ll find a brief overview of common stereo plugins with their functioning and application.

Name Type System
Pluginboutique Collection Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
Splice Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
ModernSlitter MidSide Windows
MRatio, MStereoExpander, MStereoScope <- Windows, Mac
Panpilator Mastering Windows, Mac
Voxengo Mastering Mastering Windows, Mac
Stereo Tool Stereo Tool Windows, Mac
Blue Cats Bundle Mastering Bundle Windows, Mac
Voxengo Mastering Bundle Windows, Mac
Don’t Crack All Kinds of VST’s Windows, Mac
Ozone Imager Stereo Image Windows, Mac
BX Solo Stereo Width Windows, Mac
Xfer Dimension Expander Dimension Expander Windows, Mac
Up Stereo Stereo Width Windows, Mac
MidSide Matrix MidSide Windows, Mac
Vocal Doubler Stereo Maker for Vocals Windows, Mac

Free Effects VST Plugins

The category effects includes broadly all plugins that are used for sound manipulation/creation and haven’t been mentioned before. Hereunder you’ll find a brief overview of common effect plugins with their functioning and application.

Name Type System
Pluginboutique Collection Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
Splice Huge Freebie Collection Windows, mac
SH1 Chorus, LFO Multi  Chorus, LFO Windows
Mflanger, MComb, MPhaser, MTremolo <- Windows, Mac
Pechneg VST Tremolo Windows, Mac
Scratch It Tape Stop Windows
Big Effects Collection Various Windows, Mac
Tal Vocoder, Chorus, Filter Windows, Mac
Rp-Amod Phaser, Flanger, Chorus Windows, Mac
GSnap Autotune Windows, Mac
Extraboy Vocal Remover, Vocoder Windows
Glitch 1.3 Glitch Effects Windows
Don’t Crack All Kinds of VST’s Windows, Mac
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Free Synth VST Plugins

Software synthesizer plugins emulate analog synth’s or create completely new variation of synthetic sound creation. Synth’s usually add or multiply sine waves to produce a richer overtone structure and thereby tone. Hereunder you’ll find a brief overview of common synth categories with their functioning and application.

Name Type System
Phutura VSTi Synth Windows, Mac
10 Free Synths Synths Windows, Mac
BeheMoth Bass Synth Windows
Azid Zone Retro Synth Windows
StradiPad String VST Windows, Mac
Analog Nexus Vintage Synth Windows
Twisted Energy Snyth Windows
Clap Machine Clap VST Windows, Mac
Tal Synths Windows, Mac
Elogoxa Various Synths Windows
Don’t Crack All Kinds of VST Windows, Mac
Dexed Synth Windows, Mac
Obxd Synth Windows, Mac
Lokomotiv Soft Synth Windows, Mac
Brainstormer Analog Synth Windows, Mac
MTPowerDrumKit2 DrumVST Windows, Mac
Nabla Synth Windows
Scylla Synth Windows
HGFortune Synth Windows, Mac
Korzenie Synth Windows
BigRoomSynth Synth Windows
SynthMasterPlayer Synth Player Windows, Mac
Monosynth Synth Windows
UprightPianoVST Piano Windows, Mac
moreSynths More Synths Windows, Mac

Did I miss some free vst plugins? Please share them in the comment below. Gracias.

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  5. rcv November 28, 2018 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Hi, one is missing : Amplistortion VST Plugin – Guitar Amp simulator and effects – http://www.amplistortion.com

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