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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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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Loopmasters Coupon Code October 2014: 20% Off

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I spoke to my friends at Loopmasters and arranged a hefty 20% coupon code for you.

This discount code is exclusive to the readers of Resoundsound.

Great chance to stock up on quality samples!
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The Best Free AAX Plugins (2014 edition)




I’ve recently jumped on Pro Tools 11 for mixing. I’ve only worked with VST/AU compatible hosts before (Logic, Ableton Live). Now with Pro Tools I’ve been introduced to a new plugin format, the AAX.

The plugin fiend I am, I’ve been scouring the internets for the best free AAX plugins to add to my fresh Pro Tools setup. I’ve posted about the best free VST and AU plugins before and now it’s time to take a look at what’s available in AAX. And boy do we have some goodies on offer! Continue Reading

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The 25 Best Free VST / AU Plugins for PC and Mac in 2013 – Part 3




Please note: There is an updated version of this post. Some of the plugins are different so you may still want to browse this older post as well.
You can find the newer post here:

The Best Free VST / AU Plugins 2015

This the third and final part of my big free VST / AU plugin review. We truly have some great stuff lined up! In case you’re wondering, all of these plugins are compatible with both Mac and PC platforms. Continue Reading

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The 25 Best Free VST / AU Plugins for PC and Mac in 2013 – Part 2





Please note: There is an updated version of this post. Some of the plugins are different so you may still want to browse this older post as well.
You can find the newer post here:

The Best Free VST / AU Plugins 2015

We continue reviewing the best free audio plugins around (in my humble opinion). These plugins are all compatible with Mac and PC platforms. Continue Reading

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The 25 Best Free VST / AU Plugins for PC and Mac in 2013 – Part 1




Please note: There is an updated version of this post. Some of the plugins are different so you may still want to browse this older post as well.
You can find the newer post here:

The Best Free VST / AU Plugins 2015

 

There are a lot of great free plugins out there. However, I’ve always been put off by how difficult it is to spot the good ones from the masses of mediocrity.

So I decided to do something about it. For the past year I’ve been on a mission. I’ve been scouting the internet, lurking on forums, talking to people… And downloading tons of free plug-ins.

Most importantly I’ve been test driving everything on real projects to see how the plugins perform. It’s been a ton of work and I’m not easy to please… But starting today I’m happy to present you the results:

My view on the absolute best of the best of free VST/AU plugins out there at the moment.
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4 Superb Impulse Response Reverb Packs To Download

I am a big fan of convolution reverbs. I use them on every tune I make. There are some phenomenal donationware packs around for download these days.

I wanted to put together a little resource for you guys with my favorite impulse responses. I will also briefly introduce the original units and tell you about my favorite presets in each pack.  Continue Reading

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Spice Up Your Logic: Logic GUI mod

While we are still impatiently waiting for Logic 10… Here’s something to ease things up a bit.

Feast your eyes on this:

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Free Plugin Tip: TAL-Dub 2

TAL-Dub 2 is a vintage style delay that squeeks and distorts as you push it’s limits. It’s a very well thought out little beast and I love the way it sounds.

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