The Best Free VST Instruments - Editors Choice:

Oatmeal:

The fabulous and free subtractive synth Oatmeal by Fuzzpilz features 2 oscillators plus 1 noise source, 5 envelopes, 2 LFO's, XY-pad, an arpeggiator, and portamento/ glide. Oatmeal comes with several onboard effects: delay, chorus, ... {read more}

TS-808:

The TS-808 VST plugin by Tactile Sounds is a free software emulation recreating the sound of the famous Roland TR-808 Drum Machine from 1980. The plugin features all the drums percussions of the original analog ... {read more}

Oxe FM:

The Oxe FM Synth plugin is a freeware FM synthesizer from OxeSoft. It features 8 operators (6 oscillators, 1 noise generator/limiter, 1 filter) all with ADSR-envelopes, a modulation matrix with self-modulation, global reverb ... {read more}

KX SF2-ST:

The KX SF2-ST plugin by Xavier Kalensky is a great freeware stereo soundfont player. The VST plugin features 4 ADSR envelopes and an LFO to modulate the amplitude, frequency cutoff, resonance, and pitch. KX SF2-ST is ... {read more}

Synth1:

The Synth1 by Daichi is a hybrid VSTi synth modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 (the famous "Red Synth"). The synthesizer plugin features 2 virtual analog oscillators with FM- and ring modulation capabilities, 3 envelopes ... {read more}