Recommended Freeware Vst-plugins

Preset manager for Synth1!

Synth1 Librarian

This thing is awesome for de-essing.


Couture, is a pretty useful new transient designer. The free version just misses the saturation options:


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Phazor, based on Virus phasers:

Betabugs PhaseBug: Continuous phase adjuster.

Only 32bits Windows, and seems quite a rare but useful utility. (Similar to some functionality in Voxengos payware PHA-979). Gives you much more control than the more common and simple phase flip switch.

Great for drum layering and dealing with phase cancellations, particularly with low frequencies in kicks:

Mono version included or you can macro the stereo version controls in a doofer:


A nice little youtube video explaining the issue, but using sample offsets to solve the same problem:

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Hofa Tilt Eq

Great plugin for quickly shaping your tracks

-Tilt EQ with curve adjustments via Width control and padlock icon

-High and low pass filters (6/12dB)

-resizable GUI – Recommended to enlarge and Set as Default preset in the settings

Only missing the spectrogram and dynamic EQ from the payware version:

The freeware includes:

  • gain/cut up to 24 dB
  • variable tilt width for transparent adjustments as well as musical sound shaping
  • splittable bass and treble tilt
  • low and highcut filter (6 & 12 dB/octave)
  • individual routing for stereo, mid, side left and right processing
  • up to 32x oversampling
  • support for Mac and PC, 32- and 64-bit DAWs

Necro bump for this thread, so I don’t have to keep going back through my archives and everyone still loves Freeware, even if some of it is 11 years old now; it’s still fun to play with :sunny:

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Not tried this but just seen a free linear phase EQ released here:

Download on kvr:

Hrast programmer
Tranzistow is DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP , verry deep
The developer now works for John BOwen (solaris)

is a very good mastering compressor. This is the free version. There also is a Gentlemans Edition with more.

Make sure to read the manual, it contains extended techniques described for compression.


bought them all from TDL, worth it!
Analog modelled phaser, freeware.

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VK-1 Viking from Blamsoft :sunglasses:

A new free EQ from Fuse Audio:

Also just found they have a very stripped down version of their reverb plug. Could be useful on a send with some extra EQ/ processing:

acon digital:


N.I. Komplete start:

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EDIT: as forum spam blocking won’t allow more than 3 replies from one user in in a row:

Ozone Imager 2:

LoFi Madneß ovaa daa Top!!

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Native Instruments RAUM, a reverb, is free for a limited time as our holiday gift.

Not the greatest reverb though… have a look

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DistoCore Bazz::Murda


The distortion/saturation section is available as seperate plugin

DistoCore Disto::FX


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Not sure, if already mentioned, but the Dragonfly Reverb 2.94 seems to be a damn good crossplatform reverb for free, also macos:

Also Surge 1.66 (nightly so far) is online, now providing FM for all types of OSCs, and a bunch of workflow improvements: