Free VST Plugins

Best Free Distortion VST Plugins

13 Best Free Distortion VST Plugins 2024

Ever wanted to jump into the world of distortion, bitcrushing and saturation without breaking the bank on expensive hardware or VSTs? Well, you've come to the right place. Nowadays, there are so many spectacular plugins available to experiment with that are totally free. Today, we'll be taking a look at some of the best free Distortion VSTs available right now.

Every VST mentioned in this list works on both Mac and Windows, and covers a vast array of distortion plugins, from guitar pedal and amp simulators to subtle saturation tools.

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Best Free Piano VST Plugins

12 Best Free Piano VST Plugins 2024 – Grand & Electric Piano Sounds Included

Piano sounds are essential for every composer, sound engineer, and music producer. The piano is a staple in music, and frankly you just never know when your clients might demand it.

That said, if you’re caught without the right tools, you might not be able to create the quality of sounds you or your clients want to hear.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide. Here you will find the best free piano VST plugins available, with grand piano and electric piano sounds included.

Here are the VSTs you need!

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Best Free Serum Presets Download

14 Best Free Serum Presets 2024 – Fully Downloadable

Chances are, if you’re a Serum user, you’re making electronic music.

This powerful, versatile VST synth fits perfectly in most mixes. But making your own sounds can be time consuming and maybe even a little frustrating unless you’re already familiar with the process of synthesis.

There’s nothing wrong with trial and error. Many producers end up learning this way and end up benefiting from this process.

But it would sure be nice if there were some premade presets you could take advantage of, wouldn’t it?

And, of course, there are! In this guide we look at some of the best Serum presets, all of which you can download and start using immediately! Let’s get into it.

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Best Free Vocal VST Plugins

13 Best Free Vocal VST Plugins 2024 – Shape Great Sounding Voice

If you want the vocals in your mixes to sound just right…

If you want them to sparkle, shine, and be heard in their complete richness and fullness…

Then it stands to reason you’re going to need an arsenal of plugins to enhance the sound of your vocals and make the most of your tracks.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to apply a ton of effects to every vocal track. But having the right effects for the right situations does make a big difference.

In this guide, we’ll look at the best free vocal VST plugins to shape great sounding vocals.

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Best Free Mastering Software & VST Plugins

10 Best Free Mastering Software & VST Plugins 2024 – Create Professional Sounding Tracks

No matter how good your performance, your individual tracks, or your mix, if you don’t get the mastering right, it all tends to fall apart.

Now, that’s a tad dramatic for our tastes, but it’s what a clever YouTube ad told us. So, we thought it might be fun to open with something dramatic.

But it’s true that mastering is all about doing some touch-up work, adding some glue to the pieces, and applying a final layer of polish to your tracks.

In this guide, we’ll look at the best free mastering software and VST plugins.

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Best Free Bitcrusher VST Plugins

11 Best Free Bitcrusher VST Plugins 2024 – Epic Distortion Effects

You can use bitcrushers on synths, vocals, guitars, bass, drums, and just about anything you want. It adds a unique distorted character to your tracks you can’t easily achieve using other methods.

Bitcrushing is easy to overuse, but used sparingly and strategically, it can enhance your tracks – especially in the electronic music genre, but it can also work great for other styles like pop, hip-hop, and even rock.

Although your DAW might already have a decent built-in bitcrusher, if you’re looking for alternatives, and VST plugins that do a little more, you’ve come to the right place. Here we look at several free bitcrushers to add some serious personality and character to your mixes.

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6 Best Free Autotune VST Plugins 2021 – Greatly Improve Vocal Pitch

6 Best Free Autotune VST Plugins 2024 – Greatly Improve Vocal Pitch

So, you want your vocals to sound pitch perfect.

You can either spend a near eternity recording dozens of takes, editing, and gluing together the best takes, or…

You can make corrections using autotune.

Naturally, autotune is the more efficient, preferred way, especially in pop music, where some producers and artists even use it as an effect (Cher and T-Pain, for instance).

But can you get autotune for free? What is the quality of a free autotune VST plugins like?

Here you will find the best free autotune VSTs to improve the pitch of your vocals.

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11 Best Free Strings VST Plugins 2021 – Free Orchestral Sample Libraries

11 Best Free Strings VST Plugins 2024 – Free Sample Libraries

Music producers, sound engineers, beat makers, and home recordists use them often. Most composers consider them essential.

What are we talking about?

Strings.

Strings are perfect for traditional and even modern compositions. They can create atmosphere and vibrance. They can create or enhance the mood of a song, whether it’s happy and cheerful or haunting and ambivalent.

In this guide, we’ll look at the best free string VST plugins.

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33 Best Free Guitar VST Plugins 2001 – Essential For Any Producer

33 Best Free Guitar VST Plugins 2024 – Essential For Any Producer

There are so many ways to record guitar these days.

You can go “old school” and mic up an amp (or even multiple amps).

You can take a line out of an amp.

You can record directly through a DI or multi-effects processor.

You can record a guitar direct, and “re-amp” it later to achieve your ideal tone.

You can even do a combination of the above!

But it’s never been more popular to do your recording “inside the box,” which is exactly what free guitar VST plugins allow you to do.

Using these, you can shape your tones during recording and even after recording, right from inside your DAW.

Let’s look at the best free guitar VST plugins. Every producer needs these!

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11 Best Free Drum VST Plugins 2021 With Super Realistic Sounds

11 Best Free Drum VST Plugins 2024 With Super Realistic Sounds

There’s one instrument that appears in most songs.

No, it’s not guitar. Not piano either. Although these instruments are incredibly popular.

It’s the drums.

Drums and/or percussion – real, artificial, or some combination thereof – are often considered vital to a song, because they form the rhythmic foundation. They provide the backbone.

Whether you’re a music producer, sound engineer, composer, or beatmaker, drums will prove essential to your ongoing music creation efforts.

In this guide, we’ll look at the best free drum VST plugins with super realistic sounds.

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