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.

Dub Machines

In music, especially in dub, the delay is often so much more than a filter. It’s a sound shaping tool…

Vulf Compressor, the SP404 Vinyl Simulator

UPDATE: Goodhertz just released a BIG update as version 3 of their plugins — with updated design & all the…

Ozone Imager Stereo Imaging Plugin

Want a free stereo imaging plugin for your DAW? Ozone Imager gets you the most bang for the buck! Some of…

Best VST Instruments

Here’s an updated roundup on some of the best VST instruments that are available for free download. Orion Sound Module.…

Best VST Effects

Here’s our updated roundup for Best VST Effects that are offered free. Izotope Vinyl. Free. Here’s an essential tool for…

Izotope Vinyl

Here’s an essential tool for getting a bit closer to that old vinyl sound. iZotope Vinyl is the ultimate lo-fi weapon,…

Best Reverb VST

Here’s an updated list of the Best Reverb VST plugins that you can get online! Blackhole Reverb. $199. Famed for their…

Best Saturation & Distortion VST

Here’s a roundup of some of the best saturation & distortion VST you can get. Izotope Trash 2.  $99. Trash 2…

iZotope DDLY Dynamic Delay

Audio specialists iZotope have released DDLY Dynamic Delay — a new effects plugin that will help you to achieve a…

reFX Nexus 2 VST Sound Demo

This is a basic demonstration going over some of the presets and sounds within the Nexus 2 VST plugin released…
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