Our best 5 FREE PLUGINS picks for 2020
by Adrian Cosmin on Sep 28, 2020
1. Kontakt Start
Used by every music producer, It's a curated selection of studio-quality instruments, effects, utilities, loops, and samples for the low price of nothing at all. Over 2,000 customizable sounds – drums and percussion, bass, acoustic instruments, synths, pads and atmospheres, effects, and much more. A personal highlight for me its the incredible TRK-01 bass synthesizer, and VINTAGE, their superb analog synthesizer.
2. Cableguys PanCake 2
PanCake2 allows for quick and easy panning automation.
The first two presets will automatically pan your sound from right to left. All you need to do is adjust the timing.But you can also get more complex panning with PanCake. Double-click on the interface to add nodes and drag them to the left or right.By placing these nodes on the grid, you can create really in-depth panning effects. Without spending a ton of time automating.
Dexed is a multi platform, multi format plugin synth that is closely modeled on the YamahaDX7. The vst is also a midi cartridge librarian/manager for the DX7.The interface has 144 automatable parameters in the form of various sliders, buttons and knobs on one single panel. This makes it appear a little overwhelming for beginners, but after playing around a little with the software, it’s a very powerful piece of free software.Each operator have a realtime VU meter to know which one is active.
4. AmpliTube Custom Shop from IK Multimedia
Build your virtual gear collection one piece at a time, as you need it. It's a revolutionary concept for software that was inspired in part by Johnny Cash's hit "One Piece at a Time," and the real world of gear shopping.
And AmpliTube Custom Shop isn't just a shop, it also works as a standalone app for Mac and PC. With it, you can create your own custom guitar and bass rigs just like in the full version of AmpliTube 4. Think of it as an easy way to step into the vast and powerful world of AmpliTube processing and recording.
This popular, free virtual instrument plugin is definitely more geared towards guitar and bass players, but could absolutely be used to process other sounds to create some creative, unique results.
5. Supermassive by Valhalla
ValhallaSupermassive has been designed from the ground up for MASSIVE delays and reverbs. It will blow your mind and your music to new levels of consciousness and experience. Has some luscious clouds of reverb, otherworldly delays, swelling waves of feedback unlike any you’ve heard before.
It is perfect for creating lush delays and reverbs.Featuring eight unique modes, multi-phase delay modulation, density controls, and more.