Sound Bytes Hurdy Gurdy LE
A Hurdy Gurdy rompler, which isn't just couple of samples recorded, but actually simulates the way hurdy gurdy plays. Freeware version has limited tuning options for drone strings and lacks a special reverb unit.
Definitely not for everyone.
In case someone doesn't know what hurdy gurdy is check this Youtube link.
Angular Momentum Wavedraw Free
Two oscillators, two filters, chorus and reverb - sounds basic, but the fancy part is ability to draw waveforms and looping filter envelopes, not to mention the amount of modulation options for filters in general.
Could be more cpu friendly.
Great for evolving pads.
A Prophet VS clone.
Four oscillators with huge amount of waveforms and ability to morph between osc's. Two lowpass filters, two lfo's and a flexible modulation matrix. Really nice for long leads and pads.
Four oscillators, two filters, couple of internal effects and huge amount of modulation options. The bad stuff - interface is horrible, it's hard to program and it's going to stay unfinished forever. RIP Arguru
Big Tick Cheeze Machine
Single oscillator vintage string synth. Very basic and easy to use, but sounds absolutely cheesy.
Ugo String Theory
Plucked string synth with arpeggiator. I don't like the arp, I don't like the gui and I don't think it's even fun to program, but there is just something in the sound that keeps me using it. It's been a long love/hate relationship, but it's worth it
Freeware supersynth. Everyone should know this one already.
Warning: Default skin is horrible and unusable. Change it. Skin in the screenshot is Yeagerwhite.
I suggest you get it from here: http://www.kvraudio....ic.php?t=133930
All in one bundle contains huge amount of presets and skins.
Linplug Free Alpha
Basic two oscillator synth with great modulation matrix. Very easy to program, but very flexible. Recommended if you want flexibility, but are afraid of huge megasynths.
Very flexible C-64/chip synth. You just have to love the tracker style envelopes. It's capable of much more than it seems, so don't let the vintage approach fool you.
Old version (better in my opinion) http://cs.helsinki.f.../38911bytes.zip
Oxe FM Synth
My favourite freeware FM synth thanks to amazing modulatin matrix. Very straightforward to use.
String synth with very unique sound. Supposed to be capable of simulating real string instruments, but much more fun when used for making "impossible" string sounds. Absolutely fantastic.
Inspired by a request for a vst that could be used for a Horror film Soundtrack. This synth is dedicated to its namesake. A guy whose generosity knows no bounds!! This Plug is most likely the work of the D*v*l himself…
Antti@Smartelectronix Asynth - Two osc vintage synth with great filters. http://antti.smartelectronix.com/
Native Instruments Kore Player - Rompler/synth combination with limited programming capabilities, but includes some great sounds like standing jazz bass. http://www.native-in...p?id=koreplayer
E-phonic Drumatic 3 - Easy to use, but great sounding drum synth. http://www.e-phonic.com/plugins/
Krakli S3 series - Synthetic string sounds and much more. http://krakli.wordpr...li-free-synths/
Majken Chimera - Noise-based synthesis. Great for pads and windlike effects. http://www.majken.se...on/3/9/lang,en/
Rick Jelliffe Neumixturtrautonium - Virtual trautonium. Very hard to program and one of the ugliest interfaces ever, but sounds amazing. http://extra.schemat...trautonium.html
Simple-media Spook Keys - Another virtual theremin. Volume and pitch can be controlled with midi CC's. http://www.simple-me...c/vsti/vsti.htm
Vember Audio Shortcircuit - Sampler. Loads REX2 files. http://vemberaudio.se/shortcircuit.php
DSK romplers - Strings, guitars, rhodes, keys, saxophone and so on. The synths are not worth your time in my opinion, but there isn't that much choice when it comes to freeware orchestral romplers. http://www.dskmusic.com/
Ugo Rez - Harsh sounding single oscillator synth. http://www.ugoaudio.com/
Xoxos sounds of nature - Nature-themed effect synths. http://www.xoxos.net...ture/index.html
Edited by sauli, 25 November 2008 - 11:05.