Best Free VST/AU/AAX Plugins for Mac and PC (2016 edition)





It’s time again to update ourselves on the current state of free VST, AU and AAX plugins for Windows and Mac.

This is not an attempt to list all available free plugins. Rather, I’ve hand picked the best of the best free plugins for you.

All of the listed plugins work on both PC and Mac computers.

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Adam S2X Review

I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the Adam S2X monitor speakers, which I’ve been using for the past few months now.Continue Reading

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Acustica Audio Blue Eq Review

The Italian company Acustica Audio are known for their quest on uncompromising sound quality and accuracy in emulating analogue sound and equipment. They sent me the Blue Eq plugin from their Acqua series to try out (thank you very much). I have given it a good spin – here are my thoughts.

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Softube Console 1 Review – Analog Workflow in Digital Domain

 

Softube Console 1 Review

The Softube Console 1 has greatly intrigued me ever since it first came out in early 2014.

Part of the fun in making music for me is honing my workflow and experimenting with different tools and processes.

The Console 1 is a new generation mixer that combines hands on workflow and analog modeled sound with software that integrates neatly into your DAW.

How would the Console 1 work for an electronic music geek like myself? I decided to jump in and find out.Continue Reading

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Metric Halo Production Bundle Review

Metric Halo Production BundleA while back, the good people at Metric Halo hooked me up with the Metric Halo Production Bundle v2.

I’ve  taken some good time with the plugins with my team (pictured above) and put them to a proper test on lots of real projects.

It’s time to report back!

 

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The Best Free VST / AU Plugins 2015

Best Free VST/AU Plugins 2015

 

A couple of years back I did a large review of the best free VST / AU plugins around at the time (in my opinion). It’s time to revise, because a lot has happened since then.

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Eiosis AirEQ Premium Review

A while back I received a copy of Eiosis AirEQ Premium to try out (thanks Eiosis). I’ve been using it now for a good couple of months – here are my thoughts.

AirEQ is a plugin designed by Fabrice Gabriel. Together with Steven Slate he is also responsible of many of the great Slate Digital plugins. So needless to say I had pretty high expectations of this EQ.

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Reflecting 2014

As we begin our journey into 2015, I wanted to take a moment to look back into the past year and make notes of some of my personal highlights.

Workflow things, books, plugins, tools, music, websites, general wellbeing and productivity… This is a very personal list and some of the stuff I’ll be mentioning doesn’t sound like anything to do with music production. Never the less it all has made a difference for my work.

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Mastery by Robert Greene – a Book Recommendation

I like to read, both online and offline. Every once in a while I come across something truly remarkable. Recently I discovered one such book, and I can’t help but write a few words about it in a form of strong personal recommendation.

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FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Review – Is It Worth the Price?

I recently bought the brand new FabFilter Pro Q 2 EQ plugin.

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and I have to say it’s become one of my favorite plugins ever! However as far as plugins come, at 149€ it may seem a bit costly.

I am all about sharing information about the stuff I like and use so let’s see what the deal is. Here’s my little review.

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