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ambiVSTi / AU8 Bit SynthWindows / Mac OSXGood for Chiptunes etc. For the download, scroll all the way down and click the black button next to the Symbol of your OS ;)fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.lopoly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/COSMIC_BOYS_-_ICECREAM_VSTi.rarVSTi8 Bit SynthWindowsAwesome 8-bit inspired synth with many functions including a step sequencer and unique xy edit.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://woolyss.com/chipmusic/chipmusic-plugins/Rocket_Punch.zipVSTi8 Bit SynthWindowsPowerful synth with many settings to create unique sounds and effects.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://tonebytes.com/bleep/VSTi8 Bit SynthWindowsA great free synth that makes 8-bit sounds. Perfect for implementing old videogame sounding synths into your tracks.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net/VSTiAdditive, subtractive and pad synth with built-in effectsWindowsAvailable in VST and standalone versions, a very powerful and highly configurable synthesizer with sophisticated additive, subtractive and pad sections. Some excellent soundbanks are available for it. Requires a fair amount of CPU power for the more complex patches.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.tweakbench.com/fieldVSTiAmbiance GeneratorWindowsGenerates realistic background noise such as city sounds, rain, and more.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://bicycle-for-slugs.org/VSTiAnalog / Subtractive SynthWindowsThis can do so much. Very nice filters and FX, you can draw your own waveforms, the modulation is awesome! The only bad part is the default skin, it is small and a lot of things can be difficult to see; but it's skinnable!fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-todaVSTiAnalogue / Subtractive SynthWindows / Mac OSXBased on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red, this synth has 2 OSCs, a great filter, FX, 2 LFOs + more. If you go past the presets which for the most part are awful you can get a ton of great sounds. Potentially very powerful!fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.uk-music.de/index.php?page=gonioVSTiAudio Vector OscilloscopeWindowsSimple vector oscilloscope with correlation graph for evaluation of the stereo image of your audio signal.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.kvraudio.com/product/bassline_by_evm_synthsVSTiBass (instrument)WindowsSimplest and best-sounding bass product that I've found. Comes with about a dozen different sounds, with a few knobs to really tweak it how you want it. Very simple but very useful. I keep coming back to it even after I've purchased much more sophisticated synths.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.audiodamage.com/downloads/product.php?pid=ADF002VSTi / AUCompressionWindows / Mac OSXModern compressor with a bit of "vintage"-style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Great for drum compression.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/tal-dubVSTi / AUDelayWindows / Mac OSXTAL dub series offer indepently controllable L & R time and feedback controls. It also includes a delay filter and saturation, as well as a modulator that will add movement to the delay signal. fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://bram.smartelectronix.com/plugins.php?id=3VSTi / AUDistortionWindows / Mac OSXWaveshaper with shaping curve that can be set by the user. Also has a couple of nice filters.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.camelaudio.com/camelcrusher.php/VSTi / AU / RTASDistortionWindows / Mac OSXIncludes distortion (two types), filter, and a compressor with interesting coloration. (No bitcrusher, despite the name.)fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://freemusicsoftware.org/722VSTiDistortion / BitCrusherWindowsSimple yet effective bitcrusher: distortion (3 types), bit size, and sample size.fixed: 25/1/2013

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None Available. Website is down. //not true, I got it earlier this week. its on the web somewhere // Where? Post the link.VSTiFormant FilterWindows / Mac OSXFree formant filter. Will add a vowel effect to your channel. Has an XY crossfader and four vowel filter inserts with multiple modes and 10 vowel effects.fixed: 25/1/2013

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LinkVSTi / AU / RTASFunctionOSWhy we like it / Notes (and don't just write because it's free!)Updated

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http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch/VSTiGlitching / Various EffectsWindowsThis is a pretty interesting plugin. You can use many different types of glitching (stuttering, tape-stop, crushing, ect.) and create a pattern.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.u-he.com/cms/zebraletteVST / AU / RTASHybrid synthesizerWindows / Mac OSXA light version of zebra2 with one oscillator, zebralette is still very good considering how unique and powerful zebra2 is. Capable of modular, additive, subtractive, FM and wavetable synthesis.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/sampletank/index.php?pp=sampletank-2-xl-versionsVSTi / AU / RTASInstrument Sample EngineWindows / Mac OSXA scaled-down version of IK Multimedia's sample engine, includes 58 instruments and a lot of functionality.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.yohng.com/w1limit.htmlVSTiLimiterWindows / Mac OSXBrickwall limiter that is a clone of Waves L1 Ultramaximizer.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/vinyl/VSTi / AU / RTASLo-Fi Sound EffectsWindows / Mac OSXNice for a Lo-Fi touch on some stuff, though it's not really altering your sound source like an effect rather than simply adding sounds on top of it. But if you want some free-to-use vinyl scratch sounds and stuff like that it's perfect.fixed: 25/1/2013

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https://www.ohmforce.com/ViewProduct.do?p=FrohmageVST/AULowpass/bandpass FilterWindows / Mac OS XReally resonant, really great for filter sweeps.

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http://home.no/gunnare/index.htmVSTiMoog CloneWindowsGreat sounding and highly-tweakable Moog clone.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.kvraudio.com/product/bandisto_by_mdaVSTiMultiband distortionWIndows / Mac OSXsimple multiband distortion http://mda.smartelectronix.com/vst/help/bandisto.htm (check out the other mda plugins too! they're open source! http://mda.smartelectronix.com/ )fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.digitalfishphones.com/main.php?item=2&subItem=5/VSTi / AUPlugin PackWindows / Mac OSXProbably the best free channel inserts around. These should cost money! Highly useful, great sounding channel inserts to get your sounds clear and fantastic. Especially useful for those who record their own vocals. Includes channel compressors, noise gate, expander, de-esser.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.meldaproduction.com/freevstplugins/VSTi / AUPlugin PackWindows / Mac OSXDownloading any one of these free plugins by MeldaProductions will grant you every single free FX plugin they have in an exe bundle. Comes with vital plugins and more.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.karmafx.netVSTiPlugin PackWindowsEqualizer/Delay/filter/reverb, Just a bunch of basic effects, but i'm personally a fan of the layout of them, makes it pretty easy if you're just starting out or looking to learn what all the knobs do :D Note: Scroll down the Page a little to Get to the effects.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.flstudiomusic.com/2010/01/itchy-dubstep-vsti-pack.htmlVSTiPlugin PackWindowsDubstep oriented synths, easy and fast to use. Itchy has also released a few other dubstep oriented synths, seismik, punch, skyscraper, resonance & subbsonic.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://magnus.smartelectronix.com/#AmbienceVSTi / AUReverbWindows / Mac OSXSounds amazing. Includes simple damping, gating and EQ functions. fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.voxengo.com/group/free-vst-plugins/#VoxengoSPANVSTVSTi / AUSpectrum AnalyzerWindows / Mac OSXA better spectrum analyzer then the ones available in most DAWs, SPAN allows you to get a better visualization of the frequency and has some useful view modes such as peak display, RMS display, and well as a highly scalable viewing range.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.toneprojects.com/products/plug-ins/basslane/VSTiStereo NarrowerWindowsSums any audio signal below a cutoff point to mono. Basic stereo to mono controls.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://xferrecords.com/freewareVSTi / AUStereo WideningWindows / Mac OSXFree Plugin by Steve Duda. It's basically NI Massive's dimension expander as a single plugin so you can use it on anything. Also some other free plugins on that page.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.quikquak.com/Prod_UpStereo.htmlVSTi / AUStereo WideningWindows / Mac OSXStereo widener with an automatable XY crossfader. Has amp and bass boost as well. fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://www.dskmusic.com/dsk-virtuoso/VSTiStrings and Orchestra SoundsWindowsNice string and orchestra VST where you can layer different instruments in different combinations. It's not perfect if you wanted to do orchestral suits with it, but enough for some background atmosphere in edm. BUT for me it had some issues where it wouldn't make a sound when I loaded up a saved project. To fix that I had to "reload" the plugin by removing it from the bus and adding it again. So always save your patches! There are also some other free instruments on that website so might as well check them out.fixed: 25/1/2013

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http://kunz.corrupt.ch/Products/TAL-Elek7roVSTi / AUVirtual Analog SynthWindows / Mac OSXIt is very good for making "oldscool" sounding synths and nice warm analog-like basses.fixed: 25/1/2013