The Best Free Plug-ins: A list of great gear that won’t cost you a thing
Free plug-ins – what’s not to like? There are dozens – hundreds, actually – of great software tools out there that won’t cost you a dime. We’ve put together lists of great free plug-ins you can download now. And we’re not talking b-stock from years ago – these are recent modules covered in our rolling weekly coverage of the latest free plug-in releases. They include synths, EQs, compressors, guitar amp sims and weird and wonderful sound-mangling stuff…
Please note: downloading some of these may require you to do something to get them, like register with a company, leave your email address or similar. One or two might have been time-limited at the time of writing and no longer available. Now delve in to our list of the latest free plug-ins!
28 May in StudioIbiskus turns rare woodwinds into an inspiring palette of dreamy, otherworldly sounds. Check if out in our collection of the best free plugins!
TugMultiEffect, Kitton 2, Overheat: Free Plugins of the Week
21 May in StudioTugMultiEffect is a free multi-FX plugin that lets you rearrange the routing as you please. Check it out in our collection of the best free plugins!
JS80P, Magnus Lite, Fuzzy: Free Plugins of the Week
King of FM, Place It, Highpass Reverb: Free Plugins of the Week
TAL-Vocoder 3.0, SuperCrunch, Simple Hit: Free Plugins of the Week
Regency, Yamatube, FunkBass: Free Plugins of the Week
Fire The Gold, Lost Samplers, S Pulser: Free Plugins of the Week
16 Apr in StudioFire The Gold by Acustica Audio is just one of three awesome free plugins this week. Be sure to check out Lost-Samplers and S Pulser, too!
GrapHack, Wider 2.0, Outobugi Bundle: Free Plugins of the Week
09 Apr in StudioGrapHack is as unique as it is awesome: a graphic EQ with per-band saturation! We've also got three freebies from a new developer and more.
Azimuth, Flash, Clean Machine: Free Plugins of the Week
02 Apr in StudioAzimuth is a free virtual analog and wavetable synth, Flash is a transient shaper, and Clean Machine controls dynamics: Free plugins of the week!
Tungsten, Cesium, JS Inflator, Substitute: Free Plugins of the Week
26 Mar in StudioWe revel in the steampunk glory of Tungsten and Cesium. Also in this week’s collection of the best free plugins: An Inflator clone and a polysynth.
InfernalSynth, Wasted Audio, KClip Zero: Free Plugins of the Week
MIKKO2 FREE, BritBundle, Hot Potato: Free Plugins of the Week
TapeStop, Xenos, Wave Manuel 2.0: Free Plugins of the Week
05 Mar in StudioFree plugins of the week: TapeStop delivers the tape stop effect, Xenos is an algorithmic synthesizer and the Wave Manuel synth gets an update.
Soraboy, MS-2, SkyNet: Free Plugins of the Week
26 Feb in StudioSoraboy is a free chiptune synth based on the Nintendo Gameboy! This week’s collection of free plugins also includes an FM synth and a reverb.
MXTune, UltraSynth, Ring of Saturn: Free Plugins of the Week
19 Feb in StudioCheck out MXTune, a free Melodyne-style pitch correction plugin! This week’s collection freebies also includes a synth and a ring modulator.