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.

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…
Beatformer – Quickly Shape Your Drum Tracks!

Beatformer – Quickly Shape Your Drum Tracks!

As beatmakers and producers, we accumulate a massive amount of plugins, which often are very good at one specific thing.…
Best LoFi VST Plugins

Best LoFi VST Plugins

When it comes to VST plugins there are a million and one options, but when you are looking for the…
Best VST for Hip Hop Beats

Best VST for Hip Hop Beats

When going for the classic golden age hip hop sounds, samples are obviously a big part of the equation. But…
Best Bitcrusher VST

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

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

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

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

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

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…
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