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If you’re looking for high-quality free VST plugins for Windows and Mac, this page is the right place for you.

Most of these plugins run within the digital audio workstation (DAW), providing additional functionality. They have a custom graphical user interface (GUI) with controls copying physical knobs that we find on audio hardware. Some VST’s even emulate the characteristics and structure of well known or rare hardware equipment.

The VST instruments produce audio, while the VST effect plugins will process audio data. In order to work, some VST effect plugins require MIDI. There is much to say about them, but I will not cover this topic here.

The free VST plugins archive at FLStudioMusic features a big selection of music production software tools. You find here hundreds of effect processors, such as reverbs, compressors, equalizers, filters, delays and more. But also VSTi/AU instruments such as synths, drum machines, sound modules (ROMplers), virtual emulations of analogue hardware, samplers and more.

From time to time, we also make lists with best plugins. An example is 8 best free drum kit VST plugins for finger drumming, offering our pick of the most useful drum machines. Or 10 free VST plugins to improve your music productions, with some of the best tools to get started into music production. But here you will also find software synthesizers, orchestral instruments, basses, piano VSTi and more.

Synsonics-V Free Analog Drum Machine Emulation

Digital Systemic Emulations Releases Synsonics-V Free Analog Drum Machine Emulation

Digital Systemic Emulations has announced the release of Synsonics-V, a free/donationware VST/AU instrument plugin for Windows and macOS. The Synsonics was launched by Mattel in...
Serenity Free Virtual Instrument for Ambient Music

Quiet Music Releases Serenity Free Virtual Instrument for Ambient Music

Quiet Music has announced the release of Serenity, a free virtual instrument for Windows and macOS. Serenity is built on 10 different layers of sound...
DiscoDSP Updates OB-Xd Free Virtual Synthesizer to Version 2.0

DiscoDSP Updates OB-Xd Free Virtual Synthesizer to Version 2.0

DiscoDSP announced that OB-Xd free virtual synthesizer based on Oberheim OB-X got a major update. The 2.0 update brings faster controls, an updated framework and...
Piano Pads Free Expansion Library for LABS

Spitfire Audio Releases Piano Pads Free Expansion Library for LABS

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Piano Pads, a free expansion library for their LABS virtual instrument (freeware also). These timeless, ambient pads &...
Free KSHMR Essentials Kick Plugin

Free KSHMR Essentials Kick Plugin Released via Dharma Studio

Dharma Studio released KSHMR Essentials Kick, a free lite version of the KSHMR Essentials plugin for bus mixing. KSHMR Essentials Kick is basically one section...
Pianotone 600 Free Virtual Instrument (VST/AU)

SampleScience Releases Pianotone 600 Free Virtual Instrument (VST/AU)

SampleScience has announced the release pf Pianotone 600, a free ROMpler piano instrument for WIndows and macOS. Pianotone 600 is a plugin based on the...
2B Clipped Free Distortion VST Plugin

2B Played Releases 2B Clipped Free Distortion VST Plugin

2B Played has announced the release of 2B Clipped, a free distortion/clipper plugin for Windows. 2B Clipped is based on the distortion and filter engine...
Wave Destroyer Free Distortion Effect Plugin

GMH Audio Releases Wave Destroyer Free Distortion Effect Plugin

GMH Audio has announced the release of Wave Destroyer, a free distortion effect plugin for Windows and macOS. Wave Destroyer is an audio distortion plugin...
Romplay 2 Free Virtual Instrument

Romplay 2 Free Virtual Instrument Released by Electronik Sound Lab

Electronik Sound Lab has announced the release of Romplay 2, a free VST/AU plugin for Windows and macOS. Romplay 2 is a simple sound module...
Nils' K1v Free VST Instrument ROMpler Plugin by Nils Schneider

Nils’ K1v Is a Free VST Instrument ROMpler Plugin by Nils Schneider

Nils Schneider released Nils' K1v, a free VST instrument ROMpler that emulates a famous Japanese classic from 1988. Nils' K1v features an 8-bit synthesis engine,...
DFR-76 Free Virtual Instrument (VST/AU)

Reflekt Audio Releases DFR-76 Free Virtual Instrument (VST/AU)

Reflekt Audio has teamed up with DanFurMusic to release DFR-76, a free instrument plugin (ROMpler) for Windows and macOS (VST & AU). DFR-76 contains 27...
Cassette Roads Free ROMpler Instrument

SampleScience Introduces Cassette Roads Free ROMpler Instrument

SampleScience has announced the release of Cassette Roads, a free VST/AU plugin for Windows and macOS. Cassette Roads is the sound of an electric piano...
Three Free VST Organ Plugins Based on Vintage Instruments

Planet Botch Releases Three Free VST Organ Plugins Based on Vintage Instruments

Planet Botch has announced the release of three free VST organ plugins with highly accurate sonic reproduction and some unusual features. All three are key-splittable...
Valhalla Space Modulator Flanger Plugin Is Now Free For All

Valhalla Space Modulator Flanger Plugin Is Now Free For All

Valhalla DSP just made free for anyone its Valhalla Space Modulator flanger plugin for Windows and macOS. Valhalla Space Modulator was free only for direct...
LABS Mandolin Free Virtual Instrument

Spitfire Audio Releases LABS Mandolin Free Virtual Instrument

Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Mandolin, a free expansion library for its LABS virtual instrument. Recorded at Spitfire HQ, we've captured the full...
Monastery Grand Piano Free Virtual Instrument

Melda Production Releases Monastery Grand Piano Free Virtual Instrument

Melda Production has announced the release of Monastery Grand, a free piano library expansion for its MSoundFactoryPlayer virtual instrument (freeware also). Monastery Grand library features...
Quiet Piano Free Instrument Plugin (VST/AU)

Quiet Music Releases Quiet Piano Free Instrument Plugin (VST/AU)

Quiet Music has announced the release of Quiet Piano, a grand piano free instrument plugin (VST/AU). Quiet Piano was specially designed for the creation of...
Free Spacelifter 2 Multi-FX Plugin

Free Spacelifter 2 Multi-FX Plugin Released by Fanan Team

Fanan Team has announced the release of Spacelifter 2, a free multi-fx plugin for Windows. Spacelifter 2 is a new concept of modular space effect...
Sphere Free Reverb Effect Plugin (VST/AU)

Sonicbits Releases Sphere Free Reverb Effect Plugin (VST/AU)

Sonicbits has announced the release of Sphere, a free reverb effect plugin for Windows and macOS. Sphere is an easy to use reverb plugin that...
GameX Free ROMpler Inspired by Game Boy

Reflekt Audio Releases GameX Free ROMpler Inspired by Game Boy

Reflekt Audio has announced the release of GameX, a free virtual instrument (ROMpler) inspired by old school Game Boy pockets and Game Boy color. GameX...
Ton-Geraet 1 VSTi Synth by SyS Audio Research Is Now Freeware

Ton-Geraet 1 VSTi Synth by SyS Audio Research Is Now Freeware

SyS Audio Research has announced its Ton-Geraet 1 (SyS TG1) virtual synth is available as freeware. SyS TG1 is a multi mixture synthesizer with 2...
Fury-800 Free Virtual Synthesizer (VST/AU)

Full Bucket Music Releases Fury-800 Free Virtual Synthesizer (VST/AU)

Full Bucket Music has announced the release of Fury-800, a free virtual synthesizer plugin for Windows and macOS. Fury-800 simulates the KORG Poly-800 polyphonic synthesizer...
Tape Cassette 2 Free Plugin by Caelum Audio (VST/AU)

Tape Cassette 2 Is a Free Plugin by Caelum Audio (VST/AU)

Caelum Audio has announced the release of Tape Cassette 2, a free effect plugin that emulates the warmth, noise and character of old tape...
Synthetic Vortices Free ROMpler (VST/AU)

SampleScience Releases Synthetic Vortices Free ROMpler (VST/AU)

SampleScience returns with Synthetic Vortices, a free virtual instrument (ROMpler) for DAWs and plugin hosts running on Windows or macOS. Synthetic Vortices is a...