Your top 10 free vst list

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by SubFunk » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:54 pm

^^^ just go to http://www.dontcrack.com you will find plenty there.

nicely categorised after PC/MAC, INSTRUMENT/FX and AU/VST/ETC... easy to navigate and always with a short description, link to the developer page, etc.

a source you should visit every couple of month, it is also a well maintained site.
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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by Grappadura » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:53 pm

andrewbrewer wrote:
Grappadura wrote:emu free sampler, black magic lite (hgsounds), massturbotar, reupcer, granuliser (all by morfiki) dblue glitch, pancake, the tom gersic filters (Hp, lp, bp), omniverb, ambience (I basically love every free reverb out there - there are so many different, a crazy one f. i. is mutant reverb!), buffer override, rough rider, and tons of different delays, crazy ones like bouncy or dubby ones like the one from arc dev noise industries.
my interest is piqued, please list some more of the crazy 'verbs and crazy delays
A real crazy plug is sweet girl blue verb and sweet girl blue verb prosperity, I actually got that one from a friend, but they seem to be unavailable for download these days. theres also cinematic reverb. I´ve quit searching for more of those, but I´m sure there are plenty of weird sounding reverbs out there.

Regarding delays, dfx transverb (delay not reverb), fire by mdsp, bionic delay, echomania, etap delay, tal dub. each one does a different trick.

anyway, the best place to search for plugins is at the tom gersic site, http://plugins.gersic.com/ . Probably not half as many plugins listed as at kvr, but they´re better sorted me thinks.

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by andrewbrewer » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:48 am

very nice thanks.

hard for me to do a top 10, more like a top 1 - I use Sam's "VOPM" quite a bit, perfect lo-fi FM synth, similar to the Sega Genesis.

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by swett » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:45 am

Some are PC only, sadly:

Rez, String theory...anything by UGO is brilliant
Dominator CM....fat
Triangle 2...old and good
glitch...ofcourse
tal dub and tal dub II
tal u-no 60 for lack of a juno
gsnap.... $0.00 !!!
KOre player
Bugpack is good
upstereo does sweet stereo enhancement

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by Dr Bad Dude PHD » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:57 pm

I've only tried using one VST, this whole recording and DAW is very new to me, so I won't be giving a top ten list. Anyway it's called Aquestone, it always seems to make Abletone crash though, but I love the sound.

A good example of it can be heard in this song; Amethyst Caverns music video, it's being used for the voice in this track. I think it sounds amazing. especially when the guitar kicks in over the top of it.

To top it off, Module (the artist responsible), loves him some Ableton Live.

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by caaflex » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:50 pm

can you all edit your posts and put a short description next to the names? I only recognize a few.

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by Greeg » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:10 pm

my top 10 is published here

http://www.vstcafe.com/2009/10/best-fre ... art-i.html
http://www.vstcafe.com/2009/10/best-fre ... rt-ii.html
http://www.vstcafe.com/2008/12/best-fre ... t-iii.html

only free synths - no effects :)
I use Sam's "VOPM" quite a bit, perfect lo-fi FM synth, similar to the Sega Genesis.
yea, it's very nice synth - and it offers few thousands of sounds :)
one guy converted most (all ?) Sega Genesis/Mega Drive VGM soundtracks into OPM format which can be imported into VOPM synth :) the zip file contains around 10 000 soundtracks
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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by andrewbrewer » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:12 pm

Greeg wrote: one guy converted most (all ?) Sega Genesis/Mega Drive VGM soundtracks into OPM format which can be imported into VOPM synth :) the zip file contains around 10 000 soundtracks
whoa! please elaborate!

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by drako » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:38 pm

I still can't believe beatburner is free, and not mentioned here, you all should be ashamed! and burn in hell! :mrgreen:
http://sites.google.com/site/codeaudio/beatburner

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by Greeg » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:48 pm

andrewbrewer wrote:
Greeg wrote: one guy converted most (all ?) Sega Genesis/Mega Drive VGM soundtracks into OPM format which can be imported into VOPM synth :) the zip file contains around 10 000 soundtracks
whoa! please elaborate!
http://www.vstcafe.com/2010/02/vopm-vst ... ation.html
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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by sk8board » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:56 pm

all of these are great. can anyone point me to a really good PROFESSIONAL, NOT FREE reverb? i need the good shit. abletons reverb is too grainy. kjaeurhaus reverb is OK but still not what i'm looking for. please point me in the right direction!!

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by drako » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:15 pm

sk8board wrote:all of these are great. can anyone point me to a really good PROFESSIONAL, NOT FREE reverb? i need the good shit. abletons reverb is too grainy. kjaeurhaus reverb is OK but still not what i'm looking for. please point me in the right direction!!
http://www.knufinke.de/sir/sir2.html
http://www.audioease.com/Pages/Altiverb ... bMain.html

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by 3dot... » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:04 pm

drako wrote:
sk8board wrote:all of these are great. can anyone point me to a really good PROFESSIONAL, NOT FREE reverb? i need the good shit. abletons reverb is too grainy. kjaeurhaus reverb is OK but still not what i'm looking for. please point me in the right direction!!
http://www.knufinke.de/sir/sir2.html
http://www.audioease.com/Pages/Altiverb ... bMain.html
I hardly ever use the term but..
best =
http://www.galbanum.com/products/aether/
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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by Hermanus » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:40 pm

Dr Bad Dude PHD wrote:I've only tried using one VST, this whole recording and DAW is very new to me, so I won't be giving a top ten list. Anyway it's called Aquestone
Damn I sweared to enter this topic when I'll get a valuable list but ...

Aquestone is really awesome, You can manage some sentences and scroll through [only have to respect japanese phoneme>>there's a list for aquestone]

THe only lil buggy thing, when you reopen a previous project, youi'll have to open the gui device again to hear a sound from it.

My list;
-Livecut
-DblueGlitch
[the newest version is stable]
-Reversinator
-Backman
_same as reversinator but it bugs when you record the fader from wet to dry effect.
The recording is ok but the playback sucks_ well I always have an audio track to record the result in the case of [or make a sidechain rack to replace the bugged fader]
-Gemini1
-Photon2
-BuzComp Free GranComp
[a T-racks like]
-ProtoPSG
-Phadiz
[A nice stringSynth]
-Augur

THere are plenty of cool stuff

From TweakBench to SmartElectronix and more :wink:

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Re: Your top 10 free vst list

Post by sk8board » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:46 pm

thank you! SIR sounds great, aether is amazing;

"Unlike convolution reverbs, Aether is not a static process, and no two instances of Aether are ever exactly the same. The same is true in real world acoustical spaces as well: a building's acoustical character may vary slightly depending on several factors such as its current occupancy, and even more subtle things such as the current temperature and humidity"

they got me...

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