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  1. Live from the Moog Factory, Watch Erika, Teengirl Fantasy, and Survive
    24 Apr 2014, 11:59 am

    CDM here in the Moog Factory, downtown Asheville, North Carolina. I don’t care whether you’re a Boiler Room fan or hater – this one is special. Erika is here from Detroit with her circular seque. […]

  2. Synchro Arts releases Revoice Pro v2.5 for Mac and Windows
    24 Apr 2014, 8:01 am

    Synchro Arts has announced the release of version 2.5 of Revoice Pro for Mac OS X and Windows. Revoice Pro lets audio editors create tight and natural-sounding double tracks, harmonies and ADR automa. […]

  3. Audiority releases Omnisphere Cinematic III
    24 Apr 2014, 4:44 am

    Audiority has released Omnisphere Cinematic III, a new soundbank for Spectrasonics Omnisphere featuring 100 new modern presets designed for Dark Ambient, Film, Soundtrack and Underscore. Specificatio. […]

  4. ReVoice Pro updated to v2.5
    24 Apr 2014, 2:58 am

    Synchro Arts released a new version of its ReVoice Pro double-track, ADT and harmony software for Mac and PC. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

  5. Abletunes releases its 1st plug-in
    24 Apr 2014, 2:54 am

    Abletunes, the ressources website for Ableton Live users, announces the availability of its very first plug-in, the Selektor drum sampler. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

  6. The UVI Vintage Legends on sale
    24 Apr 2014, 2:47 am

    UVI launches a flash sale on its Vintage Legends synth collection with more than 40% discount. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

  7. Tek’it Audio launches a compression plug-in
    24 Apr 2014, 2:45 am

    Comp, Tek’it Audio’s new plug-in, allows you to process the dynamics of your projects on Windows... Read more on Audiofanzine

  8. HoRNet updates VCA to v1.1.0
    24 Apr 2014, 2:00 am

    HoRNet has updated VCA to version 1.1.0 adding many improvements like: An extended visualization for gain reduction. Removed gain reduction limits. Multiple envelope follower behavior. The update is. […]

  9. Sound Dust releases "Tiny Chaos Engine" - Free "found sound" drum machine for Kontakt
    24 Apr 2014, 1:59 am

    Sound Dust has released Tiny Chaos Engine, a free "found sound" drum machine for Kontakt 4 and 5. It was made with / from a collection of unlikely sound sources that include a lawn mower, kite flyin. […]

  10. How Gloves and Wearable Tech Could Change Music Performance: In Depth with Imogen Heap and Team
    23 Apr 2014, 6:41 pm

    In fits and starts, musical interface inventors have tried for decades to make manipulating digital music more expressive. But that persistence comes out of a clear goal post. They want the machine’. […]


Select a category on the right to view the Free VSTi’s.

Note: these VSTi’s (VST instruments) have been tested on Windows - please check the inidividual plugin’s websites for information on using them on non-Windows operating systems.

A VSTi is a Virtual Studio Technology instrument, and is usually downloaded as a .dll file.  The .dll file can then be loaded into a VSTi host and played, most often with midi.


Bass - real (electric, upright) bass sounds, or synthesized bass sounds
Brass - trumpets, trombones, tubas, etc…
Drums - plugins which contain real drum sounds or synthetic drum sounds
Emulator - replications of classic synthesizers
Exotic Instruments - unusual instruments from around the world
Percussion - marimbas, bells, bongo drums, steel drums, etc… (now featuring a cowbell!)
Piano - pianos and electric pianos
Sound FX - blips, bloops, whooshes, and etcetera
Strings - guitars, violins, cellos, synth strings, etc…
– fm (frequency modulation) - a simple waveform is modulated with another frequency to produce a more complex tone
— modular - a modular synth consists of individual components (modules) which can be chained together in various ways
subtractive - harmonics are subtracted from an audio signal using a filter in order to alter the tone
additive - harmonics are added to an audio signal, usually to replicate the sound of an instrument
wavetable - short recorded clips of an instrument are looped and altered to produce realistic sounds
Vox - emulations of voices and choirs
Woodwind - flutes, saxophones, etc…


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