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The effects on this page are free to download and can be used without any limitations. In some cases, you will need to create an account using your email address to access the files. A few of them are donationware, so please contribute to the developers if you can.

I have selected these plugins for their quality and stability based on my own experience. In my opinion, they are as good as the stock plugins that come with Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro X, Cubase etc.

Effects marked with an * are only available as part of a bundle, which can be GB in size but are well worth installing.

Watch my video tutorials about getting creative with VST instruments and effects.

AMBIENT REVERB
http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Ambient_Reverb&id=2870

Type: Reverb (Algorithmic)
Developer: Stone Voices
Platforms: Windows
Formats: VST

NOTE: Ambient Reverb was free up to version 4.3. The latest version is not free and can be purchased from Stone Voices.

BLUE CAT’S CHORUS*
https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Chorus/

Type: Chorus
Developer: Blue Cat Audio
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, RTAS, VST

BLUE CAT’S FLANGER*
https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Flanger/

Type: Flanger
Developer: Blue Cat Audio
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, RTAS, VST

BLUE CAT’S PHASER*
https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_Phaser/

Type: Phaser
Developer: Blue Cat Audio
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, RTAS, VST

BOOGEX
https://www.voxengo.com/product/boogex/

Type: Guitar Amp Simulation, Saturation, Distortion
Developer: Voxengo
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST, VST3

BX SUBFILTER
https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/bx_subfilter.html

Type: Equalizer, Filter
Developer: Brainworx
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST

CAMEL CRUSHER
https://www.audiopluginsforfree.com/camelcrusher/

Type: Compressor, Distortion
Developer: Camel Audio
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, RTAS, VST

DC1A
https://klanghelm.com/contents/products/DC1A/DC1A.php

Type: Compressor
Developer: Klanghelm Audio Plugins
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST, VST3

DRAGONFLY REVERB
https://michaelwillis.github.io/dragonfly-reverb/

Type: Reverb (Algorithmic)
Developer: Michael Willis
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
Formats: LV2, VST

FAT FILTER
https://www.soundspot.audio/downloads/fat-filter-free/

Type: Filter
Developer: SoundSpot
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, AAX, VST, VST3

FRACTURE
https://glitchmachines.com/products/fracture/

Type: Delay, Glitch
Developer: Glitchmachines
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, VST

FREEAMP
https://klevgrand.se/products/freeamp

Type: Saturation
Developer: Klevgrand
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST

FREQ ECHO
https://valhalladsp.com/shop/delay/valhalla-freq-echo/

Type: Frequency Shifter, Analog Echo
Developer: ValhallaDSP
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, RTAS, VST

FUZZPLUS3
https://www.audiodamage.com/pages/free-downloads

Type: Distortion, Fuzz Pedal
Developer: Audio Damage
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, AAX, VST, VST3

GUITAR RIG*
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/bundles/komplete-start/

Type: Guitar Multi Effects
Developer: Native Instruments
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST

HY-DELAY4
https://hy-plugins.com/product/hy-delay4/

Type: Delay
Developer: HY-Plugins
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, VST, VST3

HY-FILTER
https://hy-plugins.com/product/hy-filter3/

Type: Filter
Developer: HY-Plugins
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, VST, VST3

HYSTERESIS
https://glitchmachines.com/products/hysteresis/

Type: Delay, Glitch
Developer: Glitchmachines
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, VST

HY-TP2
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/hy-tp2-by-hy-plugins

Type: Tremolo, Panner
Developer: HY-Plugins
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, VST, VST3

KRUSH
https://www.tritik.com/products/krush/

Type: Bitcrusher, Distortion
Developer: Tritik
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST

LOUDMAX
https://loudmax.blogspot.com/

Type: Limiter
Developer: Thomas Mundt
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, LADSPA, VST

MCOMPRESSOR*
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MCompressor

Type: Compressor
Developer: MeldaProduction
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, AAX, VST, VST3

MCONVOLUTIONEZ*
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MConvolutionEZ

Type: Reverb (Convolution)
Developer: MeldaProduction
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, AAX, VST, VST3

MEQUALIZER*
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MEqualizer

Type: Equalizer
Developer: MeldaProduction
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, AAX, VST, VST3

MULTIPLY
https://acondigital.com/products/multiply/

Type: Chorus
Developer: Acon Digital
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST

NOIIZ FILTER
https://www.noiiz.com/plugins/3

Type: Filter, Distortion
Developer: Noiiz
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST

OLDSKOOLVERB
https://www.voxengo.com/product/oldskoolverb/

Type: Reverb (Algorithmic)
Developer: Voxengo
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST, VST3

ORIL RIVER
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/orilriver-by-denis-tihanov

Type: Reverb (Algorithmic)
Developer: Denis Tihanov
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: VST, VST3

OSL CHORUS
https://oblivionsoundlab.com/product/osl-chorus/

Type: Chorus
Developer: Oblivion Sound Lab
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, VST

OTT
https://xferrecords.com/freeware/

Type: Multiband Compressor
Developer: XferRecords
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST

REACOMP*
https://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/

Type: Compressor
Developer: Cockos
Platforms: Windows
Formats: VST

REAEQ*
https://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/

Type: Equalizer
Developer: Cockos
Platforms: Windows
Formats: VST

ROTH-AIR
https://www.danielrothmann.com/#downloads

Type: Equalizer
Developer: Daniel Rothmann
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, VST

SPAN
https://www.voxengo.com/product/span/

Type: Spectrum Analyzer
Developer: Voxengo
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST, VST3

SUPERCHARGER*
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/bundles/komplete-start/

Type: Compressor
Developer: Native Instruments
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST

TDR NOVA
https://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-nova/

Type: Dynamic Equalizer
Developer: Tokyo Dawn Records
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, VST

TONELIB-GFX
https://tonelib.net/gfx-overview/

Type: Guitar Pedals, Multi Effects
Developer: ToneLib
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
Formats: AU, VST, VST3

TRANSPIRE
https://sonic.supermaailma.net/plugins

Type: Transient Processor
Developer: Sonic Anomaly
Platforms: Windows
Formats: JSFX, VST

VINYL
https://www.izotope.com/en/products/create-and-design/vinyl.htm

Type: Vinyl Simulation
Developer: iZotope
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, RTAS, VST, VST3

VOCAL DOUBLER
https://www.izotope.com/en/products/mix/vocal-doubler.html

Type: Vocal Doubler
Developer: iZotope
Platforms: Mac, Windows
Formats: AAX, AU, RTAS, VST, VST3

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