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 Sonic Enhancer Plugins

Best Sonic Enhancer Plugins

The best Sonic Enhancer plugins tickle that little bit of magic out of certain frequencies that you will have a…
Maestro Echoplex Tape Echo Alternatives

Maestro Echoplex Tape Echo Alternatives

Ever since seeing Adrian Utley put the Arturia Minibrute through the Maestro Echoplex I wanted one of these classic tape echoes.…
Spaceship Delay is a Korg Monotron Delay as VST and more!

Spaceship Delay is a Korg Monotron Delay as VST and more!

Here is a cool freeware audio plug-in that was released for the KVR Developer Challenge 2016. It is called Spaceship…
Best Utility Plugins

Best Utility Plugins

Utility effects can offer quite ordinary – but essential – features like metering. Another popular utility process is restoration, where…
Best Creative Effect Plugins

Best Creative Effect Plugins

Here’s another roundup of VST effects and now we look at some of the more out-there creative effect plugins that…
Vocal Doubler from iZotope

Vocal Doubler from iZotope

iZotope just announced a new plugin called Vocal Doubler. If you regularly record or edit vocals, then you should know…
Isolate Drums with DrumExtract

Isolate Drums with DrumExtract

If you ask someone how to get just the vocals from a certain track or that bassline by itself or…
Electric Piano VST Electrix

Electric Piano VST Electrix

Electrix is a free electric piano VST somewhere between a Rhodes and a Wurlitzer, but with a vintage dirty touch. It’s based…
Auto Tune Pro

Auto Tune Pro

The plugin developer will always be known as the company which kickstarted the Auto-Tune trend back in 1997, even though…
Regrader Lo-Fi Delay VST Plugin

Regrader Lo-Fi Delay VST Plugin

Regrader is a free lo-fi delay VST effect for PC and Mac, which offers multiple audio-degrading modules and gets you really…
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