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.

Free only today: Tube Virtualiser effect plugin by Bitsonic

Almost an hour ago, Bitsonic has announced that its Tube Virtualiser effect plugin for Windows is available for free today only. According to its developer,...

Feldspar Special Edition free multi-fx VST plugin re-released

Perimeter Sound has announced the re-release of Feldspar Special Edition free multi-fx VST plugin - a special holiday gift for all of its music...

T. Rex 606 free virtual drum machine instrument (VST/AU)

Max Project has announced the release of T. Rex 606, a free virtual drum machine instrument for Windows and Mac. T. Rex 606 is a...

MaxSynths sets free all its plugins

MaxSynths has announced that all its previously commercial plugins are now available for free. The message at MaxSynths explains why: I want to say thanks to...

Nova free parallel dynamic equalizer by Tokyo Dawn Records

The brand new Nova by Tokyo Dawn Records is a free parallel dynamic equalizer for both Windows and Mac operating systems. Nova benefits of a...

Crystal free soft synth updated to version 2.5.4

I guess you remember it. Yes, the free Crystal VST is still alive, it even regenerates, as the latest update at beginning of November...

Thump2 free low end accents generator effect plugin by Metric Halo

Thump2 by Metric Halo is a new free effect plugin that allows you to synthesize low frequency audio to add low end to any...

Free Sanford Reverb VST plugin

The Sanford Reverb is brought back to life by the generous Leslie Sanford, now completely rewritten and in 64-bit version. Sanford Reverb, as well as...

DQ65 free dynamic equalizer effect plugin by J1000

J1000 has announced the release of DQ65, a free dynamic equalizer effect plugin for Windows. The developer says that "DQ65 alters the gain dynamically with...
8 best free drum kit VST plugins

8 best free drum kit VST plugins for finger drumming

When I discover a new free drum kit VST plugin, I am like a kid in a toy store: exalted, excited and somehow unruly....
17 best free filter VST plugins

17 Best Free Filter VST Plugins

The filter certainly has its place in modern music, especially in mainstream EDM, but also in experimental and indie productions. So it's a good...

DrumTroop free drum machine/rompler plugin by DUBTurbo

DUBTurbo has announced the release of DrumTroop, a free drum machine/rompler plugin for Windows and Mac. This new beat maker tool is presented as a...

Gravel free distortion VST by Taiga dsp

Gravel by Taiga dsp is a free distortion VST "with a twist". So let's see what's so spectacular with it. First, we find out that...

Free Vocal Reverb VST by Devil Soundz

Vocal Reverb by Devil Soundz is a new free effect plugin for Windows. Vocal Reverb 1.0 is designed as an effect for adding a subtle...

Free ATKColoredCompressor and ATKColoredExpander by Matthieu Brucher

Matthieu Brucher returns with two new free effect plugins - ATKColoredCompressor and ATKColoredExpander. Both are based on Audio Toolkit framework and wdl-ol C++ framework for...

Limited-Z free mastering limiter by LVC-Audio

The new Limited-Z by LVC-Audio, is a specialized and easy-to-use limiter, which combines several unique limiting algorithms to provide transparent limiting on all audio...

Grace sampler by One Small Clue now free!

One Small Clue has set free its Grace, a VST plugin sampler for Windows. For those who have tons of one shot samples such as...

Free GeistLite sampling drum machine plus 1GB of drum kits

These days, I found on the Facebook page of the German magazine Beat, that they offer absolutely free 1GB of drum kits for FXpansion...

Alter/Ego free real-time singing synthesizer by Plogue

The newly-launched Alter/Ego by Plogue, is a free vocal synthesis instrument for Windows and Mac. Alter/Ego is based on the award winning technology featured in...

SynthMaster Player FREE updated to v2.7.4 (now with 300 presets)

KV331 Audio's SynthMaster Player and SynthMaster Player FREE have just been updated to v2.7.4. SynthMaster Player is a simplified version of SynthMaster, and is addressed...

T. Rex Delay Mini free effect plugin by Max Project

If you need a free delay effect plugin that simply does its job, then T. Rex Delay Mini by Max Project is for you. T....

Ochre free analog-style equalizer by Acustica

Italy's Acustica returns with Ochre, a free 3-band parametric equalizer effect plugin. With its 3 parametric bands, individually switchable, Ochre is the first release in...

Fracture free buffer plugin updated to v1.2

Fracture by Glitchmachines is a free buffer effect plugin "geared toward creating robotic artifacts and abstract musical malfunctions". It features a buffer effect, a multimode...

Code Red Free console emulation plugin for mastering

Code Red Free by Shattered Glass Audio might be free, but promises that warm analogue sound that many bedroom producers are looking for. The source...