What Are Some Must-Have FREE VSTi's?

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What Are Some Must-Have FREE VSTi's?

Post by STRATEGY_510 » Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:16 pm

I just took the plunge and updated my Live Lite 4 to Live 5.03 and was able to successfully upgrade on my desktop and laptop (THANK YOU ABLETON!)

What are some good free VTi's to get me started?

I grabbed a couple of pianos off KVR so far, just need a few basic things that cover what's not included with Live 5 (I did not buy Operator..)


Thanks,

STRATEGY

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Post by linzatti » Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:41 pm

Voyager from Augur Software

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Post by anti-banausic » Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:48 pm

Synth 1

Crystal

FreeAlpha

Cygnus

Augur

Asynth (donationware, but worth it!)

That, along with voyager, will really get you going!

Cheers,
AB
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Post by Nod » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:06 am

Assuming your on PC here's a few of me faves you can also find thru KvR

Audiobulb Sophia
Boris K Intro, VS-1 Oscilloscope
Buzzroom Lallapalooza Lite
Cableguys Curve
Contralogic Pterosaur
EVM Ultrasonique
Greenoak Crystal
HG Fortune ProtoplasmTS, STS-21 & Swamp
KarmaFX Modular
Krakli Cygnus, Richman 2, Vurtbox
Majiken Subduer & Twitch
Novakill NeokillerX2
Odo's Purple, DR-Fusion 2, TB Unknown 2
Ugo's Motion, Rez, String Theory & Texture
Voltkitchen MinimogueVA & Arppe2600VA
Xoxos Steam
Xsynth EVOL
Ziokiller MrRay73

Dunno what kind of sounds your after but that lot should keep you going for a while :)

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Post by diverdee » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:15 am

Any of Guido's vsti's: Wurlitzer, rhodes & organ emu's are amazing.
At the moment he is also working on a physically modelled trumpet vsti Milestone(& a sax model) that have to be heard to be believed.
Also keep ypur eye on Grainz a granular synth that is still in beta at the moment, has problems with Live - but the author is working on it - killer sounds from this one, similar to reasons maelstrom.
Also Shortcircuit Free limited to 2 instances with max polyphony of 2, but outstanding for mangling samples - especially utilising the microgater for granular madness.
For analogue emus try MinimogueVA & Arppe2600va
& a list of free vsti's wouldn't be complete without the amazing Crystal
There's shitloads more - checkout KVR

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Post by FaX-01 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:09 am

KarmaFX Plug in Bundle - includes the rather awesome Karma FX Modular Synth - and yes it is a module based modular with sample modules / ringmod / fm / multibreakpoint envelopes / filters (lots of them) / step seq's and step modulators / eq's / lfo's / hfo's / and audio input modules etc... also so it can double as a custom modular FX device :D


That said this would be my advice on which synths to downlaod


1.KarmaFx Modular
2.Synth1
3.Crystal
4.Cygnus
5.Odo'd Seeq One
6.Ugo's Motion , Texture and String Theory
7.Voayger
8.PolyIblit
9.SuperwaveP8
10.Lallapalooza Lite
11.Nutseeq
12.Plugsound Free
13.Asynth
14.Foorius
15.Iopolong's - Slifty / Splonki and Slopy


Would be my top 15+ recommendations (IMHO of course) others opinion may vary.
Also check out MDSP / GVST / SMEX / SLIM SLOW SLIDER / EPHONIC etc for some killer freeware FX .
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Post by cbass » Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:28 am

what about on the mac side?? i currently have mda line and like them, looking for some more
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Post by reset » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:05 am

cbass wrote:what about on the mac side?? i currently have mda line and like them, looking for some more
Destroy Fx Buffer Override
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Post by anti-banausic » Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:33 am

automat?

I still haven't tried it, just made a switch, or cross-over to MAC, now I am PC and MAC, but everybody has raved about automat.....I will be trying it soon, very soon.
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