Free VST Plugins

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.

Extent of the Jam releases Digits 2 free phase distortion synthesizer

Extent of the Jam has introduced Digits 2 (update), a free phase distortion synthesizer for Windows and Mac. Digits 2 phase distortion synthesizer is inspired...

HY-Plugins releases HY-ChoFla free chorus/flanger VST plugin

HY-Plugins returns with HY-ChoFla, a free 2 in 1 chorus/flanger plugin for Windows. HY-Plugins' HY-ChoFla has a mode switch that allows you to choose between...

Voxengo announces Marvel GEQ 1.4 free graphic equalizer plugin

Voxengo has announced the release of version 1.4 of its Marvel GEQ, a free graphic equalizer plugin for Windows and Mac. Marvel GEQ is a...

Bitsonic releases free Multiband Stereo Image Modifier Lite VST

Hungarian developer Bitsonic has announced the release of Multiband Stereo Image Modifier Lite, a new free VST effect plugin for Windows. With this plugin you...

NUSofting intros free Sinnah virtual analog synthesizer plugin

NUSofting has introduced its free Sinnah, a virtual analog synthesizer plugin for both Windows and Mac. Sinnah is a synth based on a single complex...

U-he announces free Podolski VST3 (beta) and 100 new presets

U-he has announced on KVR the release of a beta version of its Podolski free virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac systems. Podolski is...

TU-Berlin releases Synister free open source synthesizer instrument

Nine students from Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin have announced the release of Synister, a free open source synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac. Synister is a...

Roboverb experimental reverb plugin by Kushview is now free

Kushview has announced that its Roboverb experimental reverb plugin is now available for free. Kushview's Roboverb is advertised as a one of a kind plugin...

Tention Digital Audio intros Tention Stream 3 free VST synthesizer instrument

Tention Digital Audio has introduced Tention Stream 3, a free VST synthesizer instrument for Windows. Tention Stream 3 is a virtual software synthesizer suitable for...

Tritik releases free Krush bit-crusher effect plugin

Tritik has announced the release of Krush, a free bit-crusher effect plugin for both Windows and Mac. Krush is described as a lively bit-crusher and...

Audified’s MultiDrive overdrive and distortion pedal emulation plugin free until March 31st

The good guys at Audified have announced that they're offering MultiDrive effect plugin ($19 value) for free until March 31st. MultiDrive is an overdrive and...

Softube updates its installer to v2.2.91 (free Saturation Knob included)

Softube has announced the release of v2.2.91 of its installer, which includes Saturation Knob, a free effect plugin for Windows and Mac. Saturation Knob is...

Free F1 FilterBox multi-mode filter VST effect plugin by RAZ Audio released

RAZ Audio has announced the release of version 1.1 of its F1 FilterBox, a free filter effect plugin for Windows. F1 FilterBox is a multi-mode...

Nightlife free virtual synthesizer by Acoustica released

Acoustica has announced the release of Nightlife, a free virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows. Nightlife is a fun and inspiring virtual synthesizer instrument, packed with...

Blue Cat’s Freeware Plugins Pack II now available in VST3 format

Blue Cat Audio has announced a massive update for 16 of their plugins: VST3 support and additional improvements for all plugin formats regarding presets...

RHEC freeware synthesizer by JC Productionz updated to version 2.7

JC Productionz has updated its RHEC freeware synthesizer to version 2.7. RHEC is a virtual synthesizer for Windows, featuring 2 oscillators, a moog filter, ADSR...

Free Bionic Supa Delay v1.1 VST effect plugin by The Interruptor released

The Interruptor has announced the updated version (1.1) of its Bionic Supa Delay, a free delay effect plugin for Windows. Bionic Supa Delay is an...

Bitsonic intros free Custom Reverb VST effect plugin

Bitsonic has announced the release of Custom Reverb, a new free VST effect plugin for Windows. Custom Reverb was created in an effort to make...

Free PTEq-X vintage tube program equalizer plugin by Ignite Amps

Ignite Amps has announced the release of PTEq-X, a free vintage tube program equalizer plugin for Windows and Mac. PTEq-X is a digital emulation of...

Phazor – free phaser effect plugin by Adam Szabo now 64-bit

Adam Szabo has announced the launch of a 64-bit version of his Phazor - free phaser effect plugin for both Mac and Windows. Phazor is...

Freeware Round-up #6: free distortion module, Polymoog & updates

Tokyo Dawn Labs has updated its TDR Kotelnikov, TDR Nova, and TDR VOS SlickEQ to version 1.0.7, 1.0.8, respectively 1.2.1. The updates come with product...

Free MOscilloscope plugin by MeldaProduction released

MeldaProduction has announced the launch of its MOscilloscope, a free oscilloscope plugin for Windows and Mac OS X. MOscilloscope comes with the most recent update...

iZotope releases DDLY Dynamic Delay free for a limited time

iZotope has announced the release of DDLY Dynamic Delay, a (free for a limited time) delay effect plugin for Windows and Mac. DDLY Dynamic Delay...

Freeware Round-up #5: free stereo amplifier inside!

Marco Scherer has released his third Drum Depot pack, featuring Vermona DRM drum kits and some free loops. The third edition of a no-brainer drum...