Here is a list of FREE VST software that can be very useful for any DAW recording or production. Some will have limitations and the option to purchase a full unlimited copy. But even for free, they are a fantastic tool to have in your DAW.

Use the list below to visit the web sites to download them and try.

  1. TDR Nova by Tokyo Dawn Labs (Windows, Mac OS) ( VST/AU/AAX | Win/Mac | 32-bit & 64-bit )
    TDR Nova
    , a freeware parallel dynamic equalizer effect in VST/AU/AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac OS based host applications.
  2. Limited-Z by LVC-Audio (Windows, Mac OS) ( VST/AU/RTAS/AAX | Win/Mac | 32-bit & 64-bit )
    , a freeware (optional commercial version available) look-ahead brickwall limiter plugin in VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac OS.
  3. Sanford Reverb by Leslie Sanford ( VST | Win | 32-bit & 64-bit )
    This versatile reverb effect is now freeware and available as a 32-bit and 64-bit VST plugin for Windows based host applications.
  4. MJUC jr. by Klanghelm (Windows, Mac OS) ( VST/AU/RTAS/AAX | Win/Mac | 32-bit & 64-bit )
    MJUC jr. is a freeware colorful variable-tube compressor for Windows and Mac OS based on the commercial (but still quite affordable) MJUC plugin.
  5. A1TriggerGate by Alex Hilton (Windows, Mac OS) ( VST/AU/RTAS/AAX | Win/Mac | 32-bit & 64-bit )
    A1TriggerGate, a freeware trance gate effect in VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin formats for 32-bit and 64-bit plugin host applications running on Windows and Mac OS.
  6. Defacer by Audio Assault (Windows, Mac OS) ( VST/AU | Win/Mac | 32-bit & 64-bit )
    Defacer is a freeware audio mangling tool released by Audio Assault, available as a 32-bit and 64-bit VST/AU plugin for Windows and Mac OS X plugin hosts.
  7. Ample Guitar M Lite II by Ample Sound (Windows, Mac OS) ( VST/AU/RTAS/AAX | Win/Mac | 32-bit & 64-bit )
    Ample Guitar M Lite II, a brand new and completely overhauled version of their fantastic free acoustic guitar virtual instrument available in VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac OS X.
  8. 4 Tune by Noizefield (Windows) ( VST | Win | 32-bit )
    4 Tune, a new freeware virtual analogue synthesizer VSTi plugin for Windows (32-bit only) which aims to recreate the classic bass and lead sounds often heard in modern electronic music.
  9. Chordz by CodeFN42 (Windows) ( VST | Win | 32-bit & 64-bit )
    Chordz, a freeware chord triggering/mapping MIDI utility in VST plugin format for Windows based host applications.
  10. DeHarsh by Terry West (Windows) ( VST | Win | 32-bit )
    DeHarsh, a freeware sound enhancer VST plugin for 32-bit VST plugin hosts which run on Windows operating systems.

I will keep adding more of them as I come across them. Feel free to recommend any you know of, then I’ll be able to try them out and list them here for many to share.

And please make sure to share this page with your friends if you find it useful. Thank you in advance and make some great music in 2016!

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