Get These Free VST Plug-Ins Now to Improve Your Beats Today

  1. Fade

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    Everyone loves free stuff. When it comes to music production, it can be a very expensive hobby and/or profession, so it's always great when you can find something for free. Good news - I have a list of free VSTs (Virtual Studio Technology) that you can use right now in your DAW.

    I know what you're thinking - is this just a list of demos? Nope. These are all 100% free and they're all VST format. Let's beginÂ…

    TS-808 Drum Machine

    This is an emulation of the famous Roland TR-808 drum machine that is so popular among Hip Hop producers. Available from Tactile Sounds, it was created simply because he wanted something that he could make music with and that sounded like an actual TR-808.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:Tactile Sounds
    Quick Download: [Link 1] [Link 2]

    TheDrumSource

    Not content with just being a VST instrument, TheDrumSource also has a sequencer. The whole purpose was to make it look and feel like a classic hardware drum machine. It also has a browser to quickly navigate through your samples.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:TheDrumSource
    Quick Download: [Link 1] [Link 2]

    Retro Beat Mk2

    Native Instrument Reaktor users will love this one. There are 27 vintage beatboxes and drum synth sounds in this drum module. Some of the drum machines that were sampled were the LinnDrum, and also Roland's TR series.The only downside is that you need the full version of NI Reaktor to use this VST.

    Check out the demo (not Hip Hop, but you get the idea):



    More Information:Boscomac
    Quick Download: [Link 1] [Link 2]

    MiniSpillage

    This compact drum synthesizer is dead simple to use. It has high resolution 64-bit DSP processing and includes 3 exclusive drum synthesis algorithms, as well as distortion and resonant effects.The downside is that it's only available for Mac.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:Audio Spillage
    Quick Download: [Link 1] [Link 2]

    Drumatic 3

    The Drumatic 3 is a drum synthesizer that contains bass, snare, hand clap, toms, hi hats, and a rimshot/bell. There are also 6 stereo outputs that are assignable for each sound, plus all parameters can be automated.

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    More Information:E-Phonic
    Quick Download: [Link 1]

    VR-08 Drum Machine

    Everyone loves the TR-808, right? Well here's another VST that emulates the 808. This one is based on 24bit/96kHz samples from the original drum machine, and there's a whopping 2134 samples included. That's unheard of for something that is free.The VR-08 just looks good and looks like the TR-808, so that's a huge plus.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:ALIPAPA
    Quick Download: [Link 1]

    Proteus VX Sound Module

    You can't go wrong with E-MU, and the Proteus VX sound module is a great VST to have. This contains the sound module software along with version 2.0.1 of Proteus X Composer Bank. It can be used as a VST or in standalone mode.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:Creative E-MU
    Quick Download: [Link 1]

    ThrillseekerLA Amplifier

    This digital stereo leveling amplifier is great if you're looking for that analog sound. It has a classic input level driven two knob design and a feedback compression design without any sample rate based delay in the loop.

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    More Information:Variety of Sound
    Quick Download: [Link 1] [Link 2]

    Upstereo Stereo Enhancer

    If you want your mixes to sound big and bright, then the Upstereo stereo enhancer is a great choice. Many producers and beatmakers have trouble mixing, so this VST will lift the highest audio frequencies and boost the bass and make them sound much better.You can also control the loudness boost, plus there's an overdrive option, and it uses up only a small amount of CPU on your computer.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:QuikQuak
    Quick Download: Windows [Link 1] [Link 2] Mac [Link 1] [Link 2]

    FMMF Synthesizer

    This frequency modulation synthesizer from De La Mancha is big on atmospheric pads and leads. It also has bass, arps, and tons of effects.What's great is the interface which shows everything graphically, so it's easy to use. Envelopes are a big part of FMMF, so tweaking is essential.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:De La Mancha
    Quick Download: [Link 1] [Link 2]

    UVI Workstation

    It's hard to believe that the UVI Workstation is free because of how big it is. It's a multi-timbral instrument that has unlimited parts, effects, live performance features, and much more.It also contains an arpeggiator, 64 MIDI channels, MIDI learn, sample and slice start for loops and phrases, and even time-stretch capabilities.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:UVI
    Quick Download: Windows [Link 1] Windows 64-bit [Link 1] Mac [Link 1]

    TX16Wx Sampler

    This software sampler is modeled and inspired after some of the best hardware samplers ever. There are filters, envelopes, switchable sample interpolation, polyphonic glide, automatic keyboard layout of samples, and plenty more.There is a paid "pro" version, but it's still amazing that this version is actually free!

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:TX16Wx
    Quick Download: Windows [Link 1] Windows 64-bit [Link 1] Mac [Link 1] Mac 64-bit [Link 1]

    ShortCircuit Sampler

    While a lot of software samplers focus on the library playback, ShortCircuit's intention is to be an actual sampler. It uses high-quality interpolation because you want your samples to sound just as good as the sampled source. Even though this product is discontinued, it's still a great alternative to something expensive.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:Vember Audio
    Quick Download: [Link 1] [Link 2]

    4Front R-Piano

    Everyone loves that vintage sound, so that's why the R-Piano was born. With a gentle overdrive, it reproduces the classic sound similar to the RSP73 pianos, but the difference is that it has 127 continuous layers and a rhodes smooth overdrive.

    Check out the demo:



    More Information:Yohng
    Quick Download: Windows [Link 1] [Link 2] Mac [Link 1] [Link 2]
     
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  2. Ayron Thelen

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    def surprising that UVI Workstation is free

    Thanks 4 the links
     
  3. Calamity

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH. Just finally got around to integrating VSTs into my MPC->ProTools tracked beats. This is a great collection to start with. Good looking out Sir Fade
     
  4. Fade

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  6. TriKRaps

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    Im suprised that all of thes are free. I mean some of them are too big to be free. Its just crazy!
     
  7. Double A

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    So can you just download with one of the links or do I have to do both?

    And which VSTs would be best for trap. I know the TS-808 is, but what else, like for good melodies and stuff?
     
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  8. MadFa Sound

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    Very nice, thanks a lot.. :)
     
  9. Sucio

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    I still use Upstereo.