What are your favourite Free VSTs?

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What are your favourite Free VSTs?

Post by spkey » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:29 am

I recently discovered Helix [http://www.audjoo.com/Helix.html] and was blown away.

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Post by logic_user99 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:34 am

I love the 'Crystal' synth, the 'Magic 8bit' synth, and also 'Da Hornet' when it works.

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Post by aeon » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:36 am

my top 5 freebies at the moment...

Crystal2 by Greenoak - a definitive freeware synth. amazing envelopes, huge flexibility; it's a sound-designer's wet dream.
MFM by u-he - i didn't realise this earlier version of u-he's monster distorto-filtering-delay-box-thingy was now freeware, but it kicks ass (although you sacrifice the gorgeous interface & advanced features of its progeny, MFM1 and 2).
Electric-Q by Aixcoustic Audio - just an amazing quality EQ.
Ambience by Magnus - the donationware algorithmic reverb, Ambience is capable of everything from lush, dense cloudscapes to clangy metalloid space modelling.
Stardust by Arguru - amazing multiband compression / bass expansion / limiting goodness.
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Post by slatepipe » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:56 am

wow and flutter

claw

oatmeal

echomania

evm bassline

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Post by sporkles » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:21 pm

The three I always return to:

* W1 limiter
* Iblit
* CamelCrusher (though this one seems to tax heavily on the CPU in my current project (7.07) - I've never noticed this previously)

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Post by 3dot... » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:36 pm

crystal...
oatmeal...
lost tech...
glitch...
synth1...
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Post by aeon » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:38 pm

sporkles - presumably you have Polyiblit by the same dev?

and definitely +1 on Synth1 and EVM bassline...
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Post by smartass303 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:43 pm

dBlue Glitch
The TAL plugs especially the sh-101 clone!

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Post by Precision » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:49 pm

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Re: What are your favourite Free VSTs?

Post by stonee » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:47 pm

spkey wrote:I recently discovered Helix [http://www.audjoo.com/Helix.html] and was blown away.
I have so much respect for someone who would go to the trouble of making such an awesome synth free.

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Post by hacktheplanet » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:01 pm

Automat is the clear winner.
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Post by ScottFree » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:14 pm

Glaceverb

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Post by swett » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:48 pm

You've got to try UGO's stuff.
Nothing but brilliant plugins. From Rez to Motion, it's all wicked!

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Post by djgroovy » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:16 pm

aeon wrote: MFM by u-he - i didn't realise this earlier version of u-he's monster distorto-filtering-delay-box-thingy was now freeware, but it kicks ass (although you sacrifice the gorgeous interface & advanced features of its progeny, MFM1 and 2).
Whhaaaa??! 8O :o I'm am so gonna download that right now!

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Post by djgroovy » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:20 pm

Hmmm, i can't find that, are you sure?
Link?

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