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The Best 8 Free VST Instruments You Must Have in 2020

Andrea

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Free VST Instruments

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In this blog, you’ll find the top 8 free VST instrument plugins available online that you won’t want to miss out on!

While you have to create an account for some of these instruments, you can download others directly and we’ve included the links with each plugin featured below.

A few of them also require additional software in the form of some kind of product management software but don’t worry we know you’ll be able to figure it out because these are all must-haves and it’ll be nothing that a quick Google search can’t fix!

These are the best free VST instruments for creating professional music without spending a fortune on expensive software…

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8 Free VST Instruments You Must Have in 2020:

DSK Instruments

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The DSK Music site is run by a guy called Victor, from Spain and his freeware VST instruments are some of the best you can find around for free.

There are a lot of free VST instruments on his site, dskmusic.com, and just because they’re free it doesn’t mean they’re poor quality, in fact, you’ll find it’s quite the opposite!

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You can find some great high-quality multi-sampled instruments there on the website.

You can download a lot of free stuff at dskmusic.com:

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The video below shows you some examples of what you can do with these DSK free VST instruments, and you’ll see you’ve simply got to have them so be sure to check it out…just click here to be taken through to the DSK site where you will be able to download whichever free VST instruments take your fancy!

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Video Source: DSK Music: Free VST Plugins by PSJ

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GTG 44

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The GT44 is a free analogue VST plug-in and it basically has all you need for a good music production piece. It’s an old-school analog-sounding plugin and is the ideal instrument. Features include six voices, a sub, a filter envelope, a filter pitch envelope, and it also has a chorus plus much more!

You can preview it here in the video below or just click this link here to head straight over to the download page to get it for FREE today:

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Video Source: 44 S || Free VST Plugin || Analog Synth by Free VST Plugins

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Tal-Noisemaker

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The TAL-NoiseMaker is another favourite free VST instrument you should have in your arsenal.

This version is an improved reworking of the TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability – It’s basically another intuitive all-round synthesizer with a very good sound.

It’s easy to use modulation unit has some great modulation effects. A ring modulator and a syncable triangle are also included as part of this synth.

There is also includes a small effect section included with this synth with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect.

Check out the demo below or head straight to Tal Software to download it now:

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Click here to be taken to the website to download the TAL-NoiseMaker

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Dexed

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This Dexed instrumental plugin is a multi-platform, multi-format plugin synth.

It’s closely modeled on the Jam AHA DX7 – the first successful digital synthesizer manufactured by the Yamaha Corporation from 1983 to 1989.

It was and still is to this day one of the bestselling synthesizers in history, so you’ve most probably heard a song created using the Yamaha DX7.

You can check out how it sounds in this video here:

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If you liked what you heard, click here to download the Dexed FM plugin today!

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4Front Piano

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The 4Front Piano VST is a useful plug-in for musicians who are in need of a lightweight, low-CPU upright-style, acoustic piano sound.

This instrument is small on memory and the CPU usage was found to be useful by many users and software developers as a plug & play piano module, which does not require any configuration or adjustment.

If you’re trying to get a free VST piano that doesn’t sound like the stock piano then this one’s for you…

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Click here for the link to the download website and if you want to give it a listen to first, you can hear it’s sound here in this video below:

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T-Force Alpha Plus

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The T-Force Alpha Plus by Mastrcode Music is the advanced version of the T-Force Alpha TS and is a really intuitive free VST instrument.

It has all the features of the Alpha TS with some updated functions.

It’s easy to make uplifting trance sounds with it and you can also do a lot more, you just have to get creative! Check the video for sound examples:

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You can find out more information including specs on the download page here:
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/t-force-alpha-plus-by-mastrcode-music

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U-he Tyrell Nexus 6

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The Tyrell Nexus 6 is a free Analog / subtractive synth plug-in developed by u-he.

It is a great sounding synth backed by the u-he sound engine and possesses an intuitive interface.

This synth is a must-have if you love creating sounds like those possible with the Juno series from Roland.

Its features are what we might expect from a vintage synthesizer like the classic Roland Juno, such as:

  • Smooth overdrive in the oscillator mixer.
  • Filter output can be fed back into the mixer.
  • Unison mode, with voice index modulation source.
  • Envelopes can be looped or triggered via LFO.
  • Envelopes retrigger just like classic hardware.

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Check out this demo video below and click here to download this free VST instrument from the website:

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Helm

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Helm is a free, cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer with lots of modulation and it was developed by a guy called Matt Tytel.

It runs on GNU/Linux, Mac, and Windows as a standalone program and as a VST/AU plugin.

Features include:
32 voice polyphony, a powerful modulation system with live visual feedback, dual oscillators with cross-modulation and up to 15 oscillators each, unison and harmony mode for oscillators, oscillator feedback and saturation for waveshaping, 12 different waveforms, 7 filter types with keytracking, 2 monophonic and 1 polyphonic LFO, a step sequencer, a simple arpeggiator and lots of modulation sources including polyphonic aftertouch.

You can hear every preset featured in Helm in this video below:

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Go ahead, get downloading today and test it out for yourself, by clicking here the download should happen automatically

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It’s hard to imagine that so many quality tools are available for you to use at no cost but free VST instrument plugins are one of the most exciting things about mixing and we hope that you’ll enjoy all of the free VST instruments included in this blog and that they will help you on your music production journey towards making great music!

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Andrea

Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists

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