A few weeks ago I featured one of my
favorite new free plugins – ADSR Sample Manager. then I asked you all, “what’s your
favorite free plugin?” And I got some awesome suggestions! here are five
absolutely free virtual instrument plugins. and if you don’t know what a
virtual instrument is, check out my video here – the first in my series explaining
music production jargon in simple terms. let’s get started. first is one that many
of you already know about but I need to mention it anyway. it’s Komplete Start by
Native Instruments. if you don’t already have this go get it now! you get 2,000 sounds, 7 synths, 9 sampled instruments
including sounds from the new Analog Dreams and Hybrid Keys which are amazing! you also get some effects and the
Komplete Kontrol software which helps to find, audition, and modify those sounds.
next up is Spitfire Labs. Spitfire Audio is known for high quality sampled
orchestral libraries that aren’t cheap. but they’ve also got a collection of
free sounds. these sounds are beautiful! strings recorded live at Spitfire
Studios, beautiful soft pianos, and lush synth pads. I’m amazed they give these
away for free. all right third is Keyzone Classic
by Bitsonic. it has an excellent Yamaha piano sound and it’s also got a Steinway
and some electric piano sounds. I’m usually really critical of piano virtual
instruments but this one is really nice for being free. if you need some classic
piano and electric piano sounds go get it. by the way what do you guys think is the
best piano virtual instrument out there? I’m curious to know your favorites. leave
them in the comments below. Fourth is Triple Cheese by U-He.
this is a really unique synth plug-in. the interface is simple and the sounds
are really good. load up a preset and you don’t really need to do anything. no
chorus to add or reverb or anything else to make it sound good. it sounds big and
sometimes weird in a really good way. number five the last one is Rave
Generator. get ready for crazy! this thing looks like it was created 10
years ago but it’s just retro and fun. you load up some of the preset samples
or you can drop in your own and get some crazy results! it’s also got a couple
really cool effects built in. don’t you guys love free stuff?
I’ll be back every now and then with more free plugin suggestions. until
then go make some weird music that you love! I’ll see you guys later.