BEST FREE VST PLUGINS OF 2018

Here is a new list of some of the best free plugins (VST, AU) for making electronic music that have been released this year, so far.

If you’re always looking for new sounds and new software tools, and your budget is low or close to zero, this list of free plugins gives you a lot of great alternatives.

We started out with some free software synthesizers and continued with some great effects like free reverbs, free delays, and free equalizer plugins.

Note that the links on this page will redirect you to the official websites where you can download the plugin.

These being set, let me introduce you some good synthesizers…

LAZERWave Free Synth Plugin

Lazerwave

Free Synth VST Plugin

Lazerwave free Synth plugin is a Triangle Wave based, waveshaping polyphonic, with a spacy touch. It can make many kinds of sounds you may find suitable for your Productions. It features 3 Oscillators with shapeable Triangle Wave, 3 ADSR Envelopes, 2 LFO Rootable separately, 1 LowPass Filter and 1 DELAY Effect.

Lazerwave is available for free download in 32-bit VST plugin format for Windows.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
DROP CRE8 Free Synthesizer VST Plugin

DROP

Free VST Virtual Instrument Plugin

DROP is a FREE complete virtual instrument in a series of instruments that utilizes the developer’s simple and intuitive CRE8 Engine powered by Steinberg’s FREE Halion Sonic SE platform.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
RT-707 Free Drum VST Plugin

RT-7070

Free VST Drum Machine Plugin

RT-7070 is a Free VST/AU drum rompler, inspired by the classic Roland TR-707, containing 20 drum kits: One original 707 and 19 kits, treated with an arsenal of modern and vintage dynamic processors and effects, to give you maximum variety.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
MIKA MICRO Free Synthesizer VST

MIKA Micro

Free VST Synthesizer Plugin

Mika Micro is a subtractive synthesizer plugin that features 2 oscillators with 6 waveforms and split knobs, simple FM functionality, a 12dB resonant low pass filter and 8 voice polyphony and mono/legato modes.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

Now let’s continue with some good effects, of course free!

DC1A Free VST Compressor Plugin

DC1A

Free VST Compressor Plugin

DC1A is the little brother of the compression monster DC8C. Sound wise it’s comparable to the PUNCH mode in DC8C but offers a few additional features, such as negative ratio and stereo unlink.

DC1A 3 is available for free download via Klanghelm (11 MB download size, RAR archive containing EXE installer, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/VST3/AU/AAX plugin formats for Windows & MacOS).

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
COCOA Delay Free VST Plugin

COCOA DELAY

Free VST Delay Plugin

Cocoa Delay is a free, open-source delay plugin in VST format. It focuses on clean design, easy operation, and a warm, lively sound.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
Regrader Free Delay VST Effect

Regrader

Free Delay VST Effect Plugin

Regrader provides a delay effect in which the repeats degrade in various ways to provide a malevolent twist on the ears. Works on both macOS (10.10/Yosemite and higher) and Windows 10.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
DIABOLIQUE Free Tube Saturation VST Effect

Diabolique

Free Tube Saturation VST Effect Plugin

This VST plugin is free to celebrate our 20 anniversary. It emulates 2 vintage tube reel to reels: a Revox F36 from 1962 (circuitry 1) and a Tandberg Model 3 from 1958 (circuitry 2).

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

SCS Channel

Free Channel Strip VST Effect Plugin

SCS Channel is a free uniquely routable, all purpose channel strip VST plugin that sounds great on any track or bus. You have mix filters, compressor and an equalizer via the plug matrix.

1208 SCS is available for free download in 64-bit VST/VST3 plugin format for Windows.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
faSampleDelay Free VST

faSampleDelay

Free Delay VST Effect Plugin

faSampleDelay is a free sample delay Plugin with a really nice designed interface, easy to use and very reliable for small phase alignment tasks in your guitar or drum recording.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

We will keep this list updated as new free plugins appear on the market, so be sure to come back to see what we have new to you.

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