Best Free VST Plugins

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Free-ImageWould you like to know what the best free VST plugins are? The truth is we all love free stuff, right? More importantly, free stuff that is truly valuable. It’s been a while since I've covered the best free VST plugins so I thought it was time to list a few more.

At the top of my list is none other than the Blue Cat's Freeware Plug-ins Pack II. What I love about Blue Cat Audio is that their free plugins are available for Mac and PC, and they support 64bit operating systems.

The best free VST plugins, in my opinion, don't come with limited time trials. Though there is a use for the demo plugin, I like something I can use for longer than 30 days. This is one of the many reasons I appreciate the MFree Effects Bundle from Melda Production. This free set comes with a compressor, EQ, limiter, flanger, tremolo, stereo expander, and tons more.

I'll add a few to my list below.



If you're looking for a tool to manipulate the stereo field with ease, check out the Stereo Tool from Flux.

Another useful  plugin for mid/side processing is Voxengo MSED.

AmpLion Free is the self proclaimed Ultimate Guitar Amp Simulation At No Cost.

The Bend Box from Tone Bytes is certainly an entertaining free VST plugin, without a doubt. More for FX use but pretty cool nonetheless.

Here is another free Reverb from Teru KAMOGASHIRA. Check out the Freeverb 3

The modern plugin pack is also worth a look from Antress. Download that here.

Well, that's all for now on my list of the best free VST plugins. I'd love to hear your comments or any other suggestions that you would add to this list. Please add them to the section below.

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David

David is a 20 year veteran of live and recorded audio. Today he is a consultant in this field and conducts technical, musical, and creative arts conferences for volunteer organizations. He is also the author of the podcast and blog http://www.homemusicstudio1.com where his passion is to teach people how to create professional audio on any size budget. David has been a singer/songwriter and musician for more than 20 years now. His passion for recording started in the early 90's when he was asked to manage a small studio for the local non profit group, ACM. Today David has logged thousands of hours in recording sessions for both his own projects and those of others. He has developed a simple yet effective mindset for building a professional mix called the 4-3 Framework. Here is what one community member says about the 4-3. “Just shared your great video on 4-3 framework on my FB page. Dave.. this is a brilliant, well thought out structure. You should make a poster of it... I'd hang it in my studio for sure!” - HomeTracks David's desire and ability to produce professional audio, even on a small budget, has lead him to create the podcast and blog, Home Music Studio 1 Through this resource he has been able to help thousands of people create professional audio projects in their own home studios.

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