Sometimes, but not always. There’s some shit out there, but there’s some good free shit out there, too.
yeah, lots of great stuff out there for zero dollars. Cases in point: Melda Free bundle, Kontakt player, anything at all from Tokyo Dawn, Full Bucket stuff and the pretty cool sound collections from Spitfire audio.
Some are, however, free because they suck on toast.
This one is crazy - a completely free and very flexible MPE synth. And I just read that Roger Linn even created a bank of sounds for it, optimized for the LinnStrument:
A lot of them are, but sometimes great companies make freeware so that people can get an idea of what to expect from their paid plugins. Some developers also enter KVR’s developer challenge, or send stuff to Synthtopia and other production focused websites and offer free stuff as a way to get their name out there.
There’s a lot of sifting through crap if you just google ‘free plugins’ if you wanna find the good stuff, so this thread is a great resource imo.
Always forget to mention this one also. Library grows month by month.
Although not extensive, there’s some useful sounds and flexibility.
Acustica Audio Yearly freebie
Arturia’s Xmas Offerring
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Xmas is coming thick and fast…
2CAudio freebie one of my favourite reverb devs. Offering vector. Nothing ground breaking but worth a look as spatial is their speciality.
Thanks for good stuff
Thanks for this list. Useful
Scansynthgl…allows you to draw in your own custom waveform and make squiggly lines in realtime…
Two days to bag a freebie. This, imho, is nice and more free additions coming to this little baby.
Not everyones cup of tee…free is free
I was looking for a great overall signal analyzer. I don’t like smexoscope because it isn’t synced to bpm, and I don’t like the interface/look. The Ableton’s integrated spectrum analyzer is too tiny, since my eyes aren’t what they were, and I’m on a laptop, I need big.
Signalizer was recommended to me by a friend : the thing is awesome. It’s very precise, the waveforms are really good-looking, it has a shitload of parameters, and three modes, spectrum, oscilloscope and 3D spectrum. It is also bpm-synced.
And, it can be fullscreened. I am having an absolute blast with this plugin, try it !
Harvest Mini is free, and we just uploaded an AU version to go with the VST (I’m the founder)
It’s a MIDI Generator, you give it parameters, and it’ll generate basically infinite melodies, rhythms. You can kinda do chord progressions with it too. Check out our videos page to learn more (make sure you’re looking at the Mini videos, not the Full ones)
I can’t post links, but you can find us by googling Harvest Plugins!
I checked it out, that does look cool. I bought the Melda multiband analyzer years ago though and it does a pretty similar job, plus it works over multiple tracks in the mix, allowing for collision detection etc. With the most recent Melda updates they really put a shine on the interface and functionality. scaleable to fullscreen as well, with zoom functions. Just another option for those looking. It is not free but the have rotating sales…I would recommend picking it up.
Ozone 9 Elements is free
Only for those in the USA it’s worth pointing out.
I got Ozone 8 elements free at some point so I can’t complain