10 FREE VST Instrument Plugins

Updated: Mar 11, 2021

Are you tired of scouring the internet for the good free VST plugins for your DAW? Finding some decent Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins can be tricky, especially when there are a handful of free plugins and you don’t know what to choose!

In this article, we will do our best to make your search easier and to suggest VSTs with which we already have experience.


  • Arpeggiator plug-in with pattern sequencer style

  • Designed for electronic music genres

Download: http://graywolf2004.net/wp/


  • CPU-efficient virtual analogue synthesizer

  • One oscillator, one filter, one envelope

  • Arpeggiator / Sequencer

Download: https://u-he.com/products/podolski/


  • Versatile hybrid virtual synthesizer

  • 10 top-quality algorithms: Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Phaser, EQ, Distortion, Conditioner (EQ, stereo-image control & limiter), Rotary speaker, Frequency shifter, Vocoder

Download: https://surge-synthesizer.github.io


  • Free VSTi Plugin included in the demo version of Zebra 2 light

Download: https://u-he.com/products/zebra2/


  • Vintage tonewheel organ emulation

  • Reproduction of noises, clicks, leakage, rotary speaker and tonewheel

  • Chorus and reverb are included

Download: https://sampleson.com/collab3-free-tonewheel-organ.html

DVS Saxophone

  • Designed for expressive playing

  • Reverb to compliment the saxophone sound

Download: http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments/


  • Audio source mixer with authentic overdrive and filter feedback

  • Twin filter related to Diva (early model)

  • Analogue-type ADSR envelopes loopable or LFO-triggered

Download: https://u-he.com/products/tyrelln6/

Ample Percussion Cloudrum v1.01

  • Steel tongue drum with a range of 3 octaves

  • Two mic positions with stereo and mono modes

  • Open, Mute, Opened Release, Muted Release 4 articulation

Download: http://www.amplesound.net/en/download.asp

Spitfire BBC Symphony Orchestra

  • 33 instruments

  • 47 techniques and NKS compatibility

Download: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/bbcso/

Spitfire LABS

  • Infinite series of free software instruments

  • Made by musicians

  • Compatible with any DAW

Download: https://labs.spitfireaudio.com/#category=&search=&new=true

For more info please check this page for research: https://plugins4free.com/instruments/

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