List of VSTs

Carnage

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Ok, to try and help clean the forum a bit and enable a number of questions to be answered swiftly - there will be a sticky here with lists of recommended VSTs. To start with it may be a bit messy but it will be tidied up in due course (shareware / freeware/ instruments / effects etc).

Please feel free to post lists (preferably with links and basic details).

All links and lists will be copied to my original post so as to keep them all in one (save reading through a large thread) - and evetually all replies will be deleted to keep it clean.


SITES
Noolmusic
Gersic.com
KVR Audio
HitSquad
epithetstudios

SYNTHS
Synth1
DSK AkoustiK GuitarZ
AM Freehand
Audjoo Helix beta
Shortcircuit
Synth1
E-MU Proteus VX
TAL-BassLine
xhip
Oatmeal
LazySnake

EQS
Epure 2
PSP plugins
Stillwell
Sonalkiss SV range
Brainworx
Sonnox Oxford EQ
URS plugins
Apulsoft EQ
AIr EQ
SignaltoNoise EEQ-2

OTHER
Delamancha Cowbell


DRUMS
MDrummer

DYNAMICS
SignaltoNoise Compressor

GUITARS
Simulanalog Guitar suite
Small Effects Suite
Ardaz 5 Amps, Cab Simulation and a maximizer! Great Amps!
Crunch Dude - GREAT CLEANS!!! Awesome realism!
Boogex Great for amp like realism. Great EQ
Tube warmth
AcmeBarGig various plugins


FREE BASS VSTs
VST TAL-BassLine
Audiomastermind
Bass Synths
SynthtopiaBass Synth
DSK
E-MU Proteus VX <- This is a free module from E-MU! Highly recommended!


COMPRESSOR


Blockfish
Density
Slim Slow Slider Side Chain Compressor
Chunkware Vanilla, Classic Compressor, Compressive, BuzComp, MjCompressor, PC-2, ReaComp, Endorphin, C3 Multi Band...um...to be honest, I have no idea what's the best...apparently Chunkware Vanilla is the most transparant.

here:
The Top Free Software Compressors - Audiofanzine

OTHER DYNAMICS (Transient shapers, limiters, etc.)

Dominion
BitterSweet II
George Yohng's W1
ReaGate


EQ

Electric-Q posihfopit edition
Noname-EQ
IIEQ
BootEQ
LinearPhaseGraphicEQ 2


FILTER

Rubberfilter
Tone2 BiFilter


VOCODER

PiF Vokoder
MDA Talkbox


DELAY

TAL-DUB-II
Bionic Delay
Classic Delay


REVERB

SIR (you can get impulse responses from Echochamer, Noisevault, etc.)
AriesVerb
Classic Reverb
Ambience (donationware, but lots of people like it)
GlaceVerb
Nebula HS Reverb


CHORUS, PHASER, FLANGER

Classic Series
TAL


DISTORTION

CamelCrusher
Guitar Suite
Studio Devil BVC


MAKING THINGS SOUND DOOOOPE

Everything by Bootsy
CLAS (you've got to email them, but they reply quickly, and it's worth it!)
Nebula 3 Free
 
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Griffin Avid

Media Editor
http://www.audiodamage.com/downloads/
Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of "vintage" style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals. Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks. Of course, you can use it however you'd like. OSX/Windows:

http://www.betabugsaudio.com/plugs.php
GetaBlitchJR - GetaBlitch Jr. is a sequenced gate effect
SpinBug - combines a traditional "rotary speaker" effect with a set of new possibilities and parameters
Chorrosive - Chorrosive is a simple device: it accepts audio in, runs it through various types of battery acid,
SVF? - SVF2 is a 2-pole State Variable Filter (12 dB/oct
W1Limiter - The BetabugsAudio edition of George Yohng's W1 takes the same spectacular limiting engine and gives it a new interface
CrayonFilter - Crayon Filter is a multi-band filter plug-in.
FlofiDeluxe 1.1 - We are proud to announce the release of our newest plug-in: FLOFIdeluxe, which could happen to be described as a pitchdestroying- frequencyshapeshiftinggraintool
MonstaChorus - is a true analog style stereo chorus effect with a simple set of controls and fantastic sound quality

http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=3
Many Plug-ins, including Dominion (signal shaping) and Endorphin (dual-band compressor).BLOCKFISH is a versatile compressor with countless ways to shape the incoming audio. SPITFISH is a dead-easy to use de-esser, aimed mainly at mono or stereo vocal tracks. FLOORFISH is a simple expander / gate device, easy to set up and offers a broad variety of processing, ranging from slight expansion, backgound noise attenuation to extreme gating effects. .

http://www.kjaerhusaudio.com/classic-series.php
The goals were simple - make a series of VST plugins that works, feels, looks and most importantly sounds as good as a classic hardware unit

http://www.greenoak.com/crystal/download.html
Crystal Soft Synth: Crystal is a semi-modular software synthesizer featuring both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis. It offers abundant modulation control with over 90 parameters which may be modulated, multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors, extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lforates/delay times, built-in effects for chorus/flanging/comb filtering/echoes, and a band splitter for effects processing by frequency band. Not only that, Crystal has wave sequencing, granular synthesis, program morphing, MIDI learn, and imports soundfonts. The musical applications for Crystal are literally boundless.
 

7thangel

New member
dontcrack.com
http://mdsp.smartelectronix.com
http://rekkerd.org/sweetboy-vst/
http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.php
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eq:

bootsies newest stuff (the neve 1073 type clone is butter). free
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=217522&highlight=bootsie
boot eq http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=214694&highlight=tessla

electri-q
http://www.aixcoustic.com/

tape/valve/saturation/amp sim/etc

http://www.airwindows.com/

nasty shaper. free
http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.php?action=PROD&pcode=200

hexaline. free
http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.php?action=PROD&pcode=300

dynamics (compressor, limiter, expander, gate)

teeslaSE http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=202790&highlight=tessla free

tbt new plugs. free
http://hem.bredband.net/tbtaudio/archive/newtbtvstplugins.htm
old ones. free
http://hem.bredband.net/tbtaudio/archive/oldtbtvstplugins.htm

t sledge (limiter). free
http://rekkerd.org/sweetboy-vst/

density (bootsie) free
http://www.ronnypries.de/gear/bootsydensity-compressor/

vsti/au/rta

http://www.audiorealism.se/ (bassline, asm, adm)

organ/rhodes/etc:
linplug organ
http://www.linplug.com/Instruments/Organ_3/organ_3.htm

n.i. b4, b4 II
http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=b4ii&L=1

usb retro organs (formerly charlie)
http://www.ultimatesoundbank.com/uvisc1.html?doc=overview

a.a. lounge lizard (electric piano)
http://www.applied-acoustics.com/loungelizard.php

ticky clav. free
http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.php?action=PROD&pcode=120


other:

live beat slicer
livecut http://mdsp.smartelectronix.com/2005/07/livecut.php free
 
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Griffin Avid

Media Editor
I was wondering if you guys had any advice on free tube emulater/tape saturation or tape delay and a good gate/trance gate.
TaintedHelix:
TrAmp - by Krakli
Here's what the site's description says:
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Maelcum - by Tweakbench
Describe as a "tape-like delay module". Sounds kind of close to what you're looking for.

SplitGateVST - by Sanus|artificium
I've used this one a couple times, and it's surprisingly useful. Pretty cool gate effect.

Gate3 - by xoxos.net

The site described it as a "host-synced... creates cross-rhythm effects, randomised amplitude, modulative gating period..."

Badamp - by Ralph Gonzalez
Seems like a tube-amp simulator to me. Weren't you looking for one?

TapeDelay - by E-Phonic
Another tape-delay effect

Krushing:
ArcDev's ET-200 and DubbBox - the latter can be probably found somewhere from KvR - I remember it being mentioned and linked to in a "best tape delay plugin" thread or something like that, but it's never been officially released...

FabFilter Timeless - a lot of hype and good reviews. I've yet to check out this new beast in the house.

Interruptor's plugs - a collection of different "vintage-style" delay plugins.
 

Mr.MetA

New member
My Favorites:

Strings: Miroslav Philharmonik
ikmultimedia.com

Organs: Hauptwerk
hauptwerk.com

Pianos: Truepianos
truepianos.com

Synths: Massive, Omnisphere, FM 8
NativeInstruments.com, Spectrasonics.net

World Instruments: Quantum Leap RA, Quantum Leap Silk road
eastwestsamples.net

Drums: Battery 3
NativeInstruments.com

Bass: Trilogy (until Trillian's release)
Spectasonics.net

Guitar: My MesaBoogie Dual Rec, not a VSTi, but I won't use anything else for electric guitar.
mesaboogie.com

Workspace (DAW): Ableton Live
ableton.com

There may be better of course, these are just the ones I like the most/ have some experience with. Also all fairly pricy minus TruePianos which is a bad a** price for such a glorious piano (I love the emerald)
 

theprolifik

THE PROLIFIK
East west quantum leap colossus
east west quantum leap symphonic orchestra
east west quantum leap symphonic choirs
east west quantum leap stormdrum
spectrasonics - omnisphere
spectrasonics - trilogy
spectrasonics - atmosphere
native instruments - komplete 5
steinberg - hypersonic
superior drummers
stylus rmx
the grand 2
dimensions pro
philarmonik
sample tank

waves bundle (mercury)
 
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Trusty

I use reason and logic.
Recommended List of Best "Don't-Sound-Like-Everyone-Else-At-Future Producers" plug-ins (all commercial):

Recommended Excellent, Easy To Use, Hosts that Get You Straight To Work:
Ableton Live (great audio, decent midi capabilities) - http://www.ableton.com/live?a=what_is
Synapse Orion - (great midi, decent audio capabilities) - http://www.synapse-audio.com/orionplatinum.php

^^^Both Workable for Recording and Mixing as Well^^^

Recommended Excellent Recording/Mixing/Mastering environment:
Sonar 8.5 Producers Edition - http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/SONAR/Sonar8-5-Producer-8-5-Studio.aspx?Prod=SR8.5

^^^Workable for all production and composition as well^^^

Recommended Drum Samplers:
RMV - http://www.linplug.com/Instruments/RMV/rmv.htm
Poise - http://www.anothersmallclue.com/poise.php

Recommended Drum Synths:
Microtonic - http://www.soniccharge.com/mtonic
RMV (again, the synth engines are tops) - http://www.linplug.com/Instruments/RMV/rmv.htm

Recommended Acoustic Drum Kit Sampler:
Addictive Drums - http://www.xlnaudio.com/?page=products&p_page=addictivedrums

Recommended Virtual Analog Synthesizers:
Twin 2 - http://www.fabfilter.com/products/twin.php
Predator - http://www.robpapen.com

Recommended FM (ish) Synthesizers:
BLUE - http://www.robpapen.com
Octopus - http://www.linplug.com/Instruments/Octopus/octopus.htm

Recommended Wavetable Synthesizers:
Rapture - http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/Rapture/default.asp
Z3ta+ http://www.cakewalk.com/products/z3ta/Default.asp

Recommended Romplers (though they are so much more than that):
Dimension Pro - http://www.cakewalk.com/products/dimensionpro/
Wusikstation - http://www.wusik.com/w/wusikstation.html

Recommended Synth bundle:
D-CAM Synth Squad - http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=62&tab=181

Recommended Samplers:
Morgana - http://www.112db.com/vintage/morgana/
Everything else is either good enough in other types of stuff listed here or comes with a good host. Samplers in "software" instruments are mostly redundant.

Recommended Semi-Modular Plug-ins
Zebra2 - http://www.u-he.com/zebra/

Recommended Other Stuff:
Alchemy - http://www.camelaudio.com/Alchemy.php
Synplant - http://www.soniccharge.com/synplant
Reaktor5 - http://www.native-instruments.com/#/en/products/producer/reaktor-5/
Electronic Toy Museum - http://www.ultimatesoundbank.com/uvisc6.html
Omnisphere - http://www.spectrasonics.net/instruments/omnisphere.php

Recommended Sound Libraries:
http://www.digitalsoundfactory.com/

Recommended Effects:

Anything from the following places (mix and match whatever you need from FX units to dynamics and mastering processors, feel free to pm for specifics)...
http://www.audiodamage.com/
http://www.voxengo.com/
http://www.camelaudio.com/
http://www.sugar-bytes.de/
http://www.nomadfactory.com/
http://www.fabfilter.com/
http://www.soundperformancelab.com/index.php?id=331
http://www.ursplugins.com/
http://www.antarestech.com/ (Autotune ain't the only thing cool here)

Still a Must Have:
Recycle - http://www.propellerheads.se/products/recycle/





And seriously, 90% of all freeware sucks...
 
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VexaDJ

New member
You can Google any of these; they are all freely available legally. The ‘CM’ ones need a purchase of a magazine, but you get a lot of good stuff for the $15 asking price, so I still consider it ‘free’.

Synths
Wusikstation CM – free with Computer Music mag
Zebra CM – same as above
Alpha CM – good for bass
Dominator CM – another great freebie with CM magazine
Acid Rack – awesome trance synth with fat sound
DavoSynth – analog emulation, sounds great
Crystal – voted best ever free synth on KVR
Element of Surprise – great for ‘never before heard’ sounds (u have to sample it)
Entrancer – psy synth with tb style pattern sequencer
FSR Morphite – great for weird morphing sounds
Image Line Autogun – 4 billion presets...
RMXL/ RichMan CM – good all rounders
Superwave P8 – Roland emulation
SxMJune – Juno reproduction. Sounds very good.
Unknown 64 Pro – C64 sounds!

Effects
Ohmygod – filter
Crayon – filter
Butterworth – filter
Single Knob Filter - filter (pioneer mixer emulation)
GHi/Glow - Filters
FM Crusher – distortion
E-Phonic XPressor – great compressor
Blockfish – ‘character’ compressor
Monomaker – everyone needs this one for bass/vocals etc
Free Haas – haas effect software (usually costs an arm and a leg)
Big Tick Hexaline – fancy delay unit
Tal TiltEQ – ‘character’ EQ
MEqualizer – free EQ that performed very well in blind tests against Waves EQ’s
Voxengo SPAN – extremely useful analyser
WideBug – nice sounding stereo spread
Ambience – clean reverb
SIR – IR reverb – performs well in blind tests with PerfectSpace (using the same impulses)
Chopper – trance gate
StormGate – best.ever.trancegate
 
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K¥O Beatz

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apperantly that E-Mu bass program thats for free download it shows that it only works for PC. Does it work for mac?
 
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