9 Best Free VST Plugins for Windows: In earlier days, music production was attributed to be a cumbersome process that required very many instruments and devices. However, with technology advancing rapidly, one can easily produce music tracks these days without having to undergo any prolonged complicated process.
Digital audio Workstations like GarageBand has made the entire process very easy. One can install several VST plugins on their DAW for more convenient mixing of tracks, which exempts them from buying expensive instruments.
9 Best Free VST Plugins for Windows
In this article we shall talk about 9 such VST plugins that can be used for devices operating on Windows OS:
Native Instruments released their “KOMPLETE START” and did a remarkable job doing so. It is a total audio mixing package that includes a number of VST plugins. Besides it also includes various virtual instruments, around 2000 audio effects and several other resources of music production that can be used for free (approximately 6 GB of content). One can use the KOMPLETE START bundle with any DAW that is VST, AU or AAX plugin compatible.
Another widely VST plugin, Spitfire Labs can have a number of unique sound effects that one may want to include in their music track. Every sound on this platform is composed and sampled by experts. Thus the quality is far superior to any other VST plugin. Here one will find sounds ranging from original instruments like drums to actual sounds from nature. It is safe to say that Spitfire pushes the boundary of expressing one’s creativity through music production.
This is a piano based plugin which is known for providing samples from a wide variety of pianos. This plugin is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS and it can be installed on most of the popularly used DAWs. It is a light-weight software that can be easily installed. One can use the variety of presets available on Keyzone Classic to enhance the quality of the music track. This VST includes presets from some very famous pianos like Yamaha Grand Piano, Steinway Grand Piano etc.
It is one of the most powerful sample players that helps the producer create and share instruments for free or commercial purposes. This is not suited for beginners as the UI does not help in easy navigation and everything needs to be done from scratch at the SFZ file level (SFZ file format is royalty free and allows distribution of instruments without any restriction). This requires skill and experience.
This free VST plugin is essentially an orchestral sample library. It can be used very conveniently by beginners and it contains almost all elements that are deemed necessary to create an orchestration virtually. The library contains different types of samples. These samples differ in the amount of stage ambience that is based on the placement of instruments on stage. It gives a very natural feel to the orchestration.
Simple Sound Delay Plugin
As the suggests, this plugin is used for delaying audio signals with extreme and accurate precision. The time frame is set in milliseconds so that one can achieve very fine tuning. This is a standalone VST and it can only perform the task of delaying audio signal. One can certainly use it as an add-on VST as delaying audio signals is also of some importance to the producer.
Ozone Imager V2
This VST allows the composer to control the width of the sounds completely. With the help of its three vectorscope meters, one can view the stereo width and adjust it by narrowing or broadening, as per the requisites of the project. This VST also comes with a “Stereoize” that converts mono sounds to stereo without any added reverb.
Tube Amplifier Plugin
Tube Amplifier Plugin adds asymmetric tube triode overdrive ( found in single-tube microphone preamp boxes) to the project it is being used for. Without a sound knowledge of tube triode, one cannot use this plugin.
This VST is designed to repair and fix low-quality soundtracks so that they sound better and have a more professional feel. One can adjust and/or add mid and high frequencies to their soundtrack using this VST. This VST gives a more polished soundtrack as an output.These were some of the best free VST plugins that can be used on Windows.