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  1. AudioSpillage updates DrumSpillage drum synthesiser to v2.0.7 for OS X
    19 Apr 2014, 5:47 pm

    AudioSpillage has updated their DrumSpillage drum synthesizer for Mac OS X to version 2.0.7. The updates restores compatibility with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and addresses the following issues: Fixed L. […]


  2. Nikolozi Meladze updates MIDI Editor for iOS to v1.3
    18 Apr 2014, 7:09 pm

    Nikolozi Meladze has updated MIDI Editor for iOS to version 1.3. Changes: Transposer: transpose entire clip by +/-24 semitones. Transpositions can be applied destructively. Note Preview: Preview a no. […]


  3. -20% at Soundiron and Omega released
    18 Apr 2014, 3:16 am

    Soundiron celebrates its newly-designed website with 20% off all its sound libraries until May 1. Also, the Omega mega bundle is out. .. Read more on Audiofanzine


  4. Virtual Products launches Virtual Chrono
    18 Apr 2014, 3:11 am

    Virtual Chrono is a VST 32-bit plug-in for Windows that will help you count the time you spend working on your audio projects. .. Read more on Audiofanzine


  5. Rob Papen released the eXplorer III
    18 Apr 2014, 3:03 am

    Rob Papen updated his eXplorer virtual instrument and effect bundle in a third version which is now available. .. Read more on Audiofanzine


  6. Friday’s Freeware: Chamber Orchestra
    18 Apr 2014, 2:39 am

    Versilian Studios compiled in a VST and AU plug-in a full chamber orchestra. .. Read more on Audiofanzine


  7. Bremmers Audio Design updates MultitrackStudio for iPad to v1.3 - Supports Audiobus
    18 Apr 2014, 2:31 am

    Bremmers Audio Design has updated MultitrackStudio for iPad to v1.3. The update adds Audiobus support. MultitrackStudio acts as output in the Audiobus app, so other apps can be recorded using Audiobu. […]


  8. Planet-H releases G-Stomper Rhythm, a new free Drum Machine/Groovebox for Android
    17 Apr 2014, 1:35 pm

    Planet-H has just released G-Stomper Rhythm, a new free beat making app for Android. G-Stomper Rhythm, the little brother of G-Stomper Studio, is a versatile Tool for Musicians and Beat Producers, d. […]


  9. The KVR Developer Challenge 2014 - Audio Plug-in, Audio Application and Soundware Design Event Is Now Live
    17 Apr 2014, 12:02 pm

    We are very excited to announce that the KVR Developer Challenge 2014, the fifth free-for-all audio plug-in, audio application and soundware design event, is now live! The KVR Developer Challenge is. […]


  10. unEarthed Sampling releases "Forgotten Songs" for Kontakt - Cinematically mangled public domain vinyl recordings
    17 Apr 2014, 9:55 am

    unEarthed Sampling has released Forgotten Songs for Kontakt 4.2+, a new sample library based on "cinematically mangled public domain vinyl recordings". Here's what they say: "Atonal Chaos. Ligeti and. […]



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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.

Glossary

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…
Synth
– 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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