Download free instrument & effect plugins hosts several plugins which are conveniently listed below. If you are a developer and you need a place for your plugins don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

NOTE: These are mostly older plugins, in 32-bit VST format for Windows. You can get some more recent free instrument plugins, effect plugins and studio tools from Plugin Boutique.

liquidclear plugins

Liquidclear has released a number of freeware VST instrument and effect plug-ins for Windows. Since the original website is no longer available I will offer...
ncl basic soft clipper

Matthew Lindsay has released NCL Basic Soft Clipper, a freeware effect plug-in for Windows. Matt writes: I've been playing around with building a VST3 plugin and...
Fretted Synth

The plug-ins on this page are created by Joseph DeHelian of Fretted Synth Audio. Since the Fretted Synth website is currently not available you can...

Lost Technology is a free VST plug-in for Windows PC by Johan Sarge. Lost Technology transforms sounds by taking them apart and then putting them...
ncl Phase EQ

Matthew Lindsay's NCL Phase EQ is a freeware equalizer effect plug-in for Windows. NCL Phase EQ is a high quality six band stereo equalizer which...
ncl eq

Matthew Lindsay has released NCL EQ, a flexible high-quality 10 band parametric equalizer plug-in. It's designed to be clean, precise and to minimise digital artifacts...

ARPocalypse by Wiz is an 8 step rhythmic pattern generator VST effect. Simply put it takes chords of up to six notes and plays them...
ronald passion guitar preamp

Ronald Passion has created freeware effect plug-ins for Windows PC. The plug-ins are done in SynthMaker and include some custom code. Guitar Preamps Ronald Passion X-1000,...
nix808 wave mechanic

Nick Johnstone (nix808) has released a number of freeware VST plug-ins for Windows PC (made with SynthMaker). The latest versions of Nick's plug-ins will be...

Cymbiant by Osiris Synths is a freeware 8 voice polyphonic analog emulation VST instrument for Windows PC. Cymbiant features Morphable Oscillator 1: Morph between...
omalley aphiddx

O'Malley Sound released 5 freeware VSTi plugins a few years ago. The O'Malley website is no longer available, so the plugins --2 subtractive, 1...
camsr arkecode float crush

CamSR and ArkeCode have released Float Crush, a new type of bitcrusher exploiting the nature of the floating point unit. It offers something the...
DSK Music

DSK Music plug-ins by Víctor Márquez are created with SynthEdit and SynthMaker and released as freeware for Windows PC. Before you download, please note! ...

Cormac Daly has released Thaw, a VST plug-in for the creation and manipulation of static and drone sounds using the phase vocoder. Thaw was created...
sweetboy sh1 delay reverb

Since Sweetboy's website got deleted, I thought it might be a good idea to host his VST plug-ins here. Below you can download 6 packages...
rekkerd little critters

Little critters is a simple VSTi created with SynthEdit that has eight different sounds of insects, which can be mixed and manipulated. Litte Critters features ...
marcus clef unify

Marcus Clef has released Unify, a hardknee compressor made with Synthedit. Unify includes a 6 bands post-compression coloration tool which acts like an EQ but...
marcus clef ROM 500

Marcus Clef has released ROM-500, a SF2 player with custom loops made with Synthedit. ROM-500 uses MIDI files to play SF2 loops, in a similar...

IK has released FoolPlugMini, a freeware VSTi that mimics the sound of blowing on bottles. FoolPlugMini was created with SynthEdit. You can download FoolPlugMini here (771KB).
dtblkfx 1 1 win

DtBlkFx by Darrell Barrell is a freeware Fast-Fourier-Transform (FFT) based Multi effect VST plug-in for Windows and Mac. This effect works differently to most others...

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  • aragon

    Thanks Mathew Lindsay for creating such a professional vst and freewaring it for those less fortunate people who make music. Its really helped me find some XTRA BASS in my music. I would donate something to you if i could, but i dont know where.

  • John Aleksic

    I keep trying to download some DSK plug-ins and after it begins, I’m given an authentication box that requires a user name and password. How do I get authorized???

  • @John, perhaps you are using a download manager? Try without, that should work.

  • Hi, I was just wondering if any of the freeware presented on this page is compatible with Mac OS, as an Audio Unit plug-in, or as a VST plug-in for Mac, that can be used with a VST to AU adaptor?

    check out my music, hope u likes

    best regards

    blind coyote

  • Hi Drem, just had a listen to some of your songs. Very nice!

    Unfortunately most plug-ins on this page are Windows only. The only one that is available as a VST for Mac is DtBlkFx. Not sure if that one will be very useful to you though…

  • Puji

    Thanks…this vst/vsti very usefull…Very nice!

  • thanks Ronnie, I’ll have to do without these nice gadgets listed here, except for DtBlkFx that I have installed and is properly working…fortunately, there is a wealth of free plug-ins for Mac OSX out there, just a matter of holding your horses and being selective. All the best, Drem B.

  • DMG studios.

    am having the same trouble of using these free plugins,They keep demanding for a password What am ito do?

  • @DMG studios, are you downloading with a download manager? If so, try downloading without because these don’t always work right I’m afraid.

  • 4D Records

    Thank you for hosting these great plugins – and thanks to the programmers who made them.

  • Politik1

    The GenMce link has moved to

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  • ewe

    ta taian, sia gelo

  • Jeremy Steal

    I am looking for very simple effect: the looper with abbility to play “triplets”, but every VST looper on the entire world can loop 1/4, 1/16, 1/32 etc. only. I am looking for this effect for ten years, but it seems it doesn´t exist… :(

  • Josh

    how do oyu install the plug ins to your software? do they work with FL Studio?

  • Ali Hayder Shawon

    Why you removed the DH Visual Metronome? I am a huge fan of this. I have used it for several years. But recently my Harddisk damaged. Now I want to download that from internet. But I can’t find. It seems you have deleted from everywhere. Really I need the DH Visual Metronome. Please repost it or send to my email

    • DH Visual Metronome was never hosted at rekkerd, sorry.

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