VST Plugins

VST plugins have become the glue that binds many processes in music making together and have gradually become essential to everything, from mixing to creative composition. Plug-in effects run within DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) in a similar way to virtual instruments. You insert them on your instrument or audio tracks and open them up in the same way as a synth; and like those virtual recreations of classic gear, plug-in effects can also emulate old gear. In fact, many of the early ones were developed to copy expensive analogue equipment again, just like virtual synths. However, now there’s also a whole world of other effects available, from creative and compositional, to those that even do your mixing for you. Here we look at the best vst plugins – both paid and free – that will help craft better beats.

Best Bitcrusher VST

Let’s look at some interesting bitcrusher VST today. A bitcrusher is basically a lo-fi distortion effect and reduces the audio quality…

Best Delay Plugin

Looking for the best delay plugin? It’s rare that there’s clear winners in thee sort of lists, but when someone…

Best Compressor Plugin

Fully updated for 2018, in this post we look at some VSTs that deserve the title Best Compressor Plugin! There’s something…

Best Mastering Plugins

In this post, we’ll look at the best mastering plugins. These are the effects that can be used, subtly, in…

Best Synth VST

The synth VST market is growing and growing. Each year there are new entries that try to take the crown…

XLN Audio RC-20 Retro Color

Let’s get one thing straight right at the start. The RC-20 Retro Color by XLN Audio is one of my…

Check me out y’all, it’s HalfTime!

The German plugin developers Cableguys released a new plugin called HalfTime, which gives you instant access to a currently popular production technique.…

Tritik Krush Bit Crusher (Free Download)

Krush is a lively bit crusher as a compact free VST unit that’ll cover your bit crushing needs. With its…

HY-Lofi2 Covers Your Lo-Fi VST Needs

This new Lo-Fi VST is an audio processing effect that gives any audio a lo-fi character by combining a bitcrusher, a distortion unit,…

Best EQ Plugin

Today we’ll look at a another important category of VSTs. Which of the following is the best EQ plugin in your…
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