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.

Check me out y’all, it’s HalfTime!

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)

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

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

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…
Dub Machines

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

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

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

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

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

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,…
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