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Top 25 Best VST Plugins

Updated on December 27, 2015
2015 NAMM Show - Waldorf Music booth - Waldorf Zarenbourg virtual electric piano
2015 NAMM Show - Waldorf Music booth - Waldorf Zarenbourg virtual electric piano | Source

Native Instruments - Absynth 5

This software synthesizer when used as a plugin gives you access to hundreds of virtual instrument sounds which can be combined and mixed in an infinite number of ways to create truly unique instrument sounds.

Camel Audio - Alchemy

With huge sound banks Alchemy combines otherworldly instruments as well as very realistic pianos, guitar and others.

Image Line - Slayer 2

The Slayer 2 synth has the most realistic guitar sounds I have come across, that combined with it's very user friendly interface makes this one totally rock!

ReFX - Nexus2

Nexus2 is for that raver inside all of us, combines the bulky synths of days gone by into one simple synth on your computer.

Native Instruments - Massive

Massive is not only the name of the synth but describes the sounds and sound banks completely as well. Prepare for thundering sounding instrumentation of massive proportions.

Different Native Instruments VSTs that replace synthesizers.
Different Native Instruments VSTs that replace synthesizers. | Source

Spectrasonics - Omnisphere

I have this one on my computer now and recommend it to anyone who has the room for it. As it comes with 50 gigabytes of soundfiles.

u-he - Zebra 2

Very good synth, very simple to use.

Native Instruments - Guitar Rig

This rig is huge with hundreds of different guitar sounds. Allows you to combine different amp sounds to make your sound just what you want it to be as well.

FXpansion - DCAM Synth Squad

Vast expansion of synth sounds, incredible check the video for more info.

Cakewalk - Z3ta+

Superb array of sounds.

Spectrasonics - Trilian

Acoustic and Bass guitar synthesis could not get better than in this synth, very natural sounding with unreal effects mixed in as well.

IK Multimedia - Amplitude 3

Like the Guitar Rig & Vandal, contains a huge amount of different guitar sounds distorted and otherwise, a must have for any guitarist.

GForce - Minimonsta

Great GForce Synth.

Yellow Tools - Independence Free

A free synth a little older but excellent sounds and extreme sampling capabilities.

Native Instruments - Reaktor 5

Use Reaktor as a synth creator, vast potential.

Rob Papen - Albino 3

Beautiful atmospheric and ethereal sounding virtual instruments.

Sonic Charge - Synplant

Interesting user interface placing the seeds around the tree in the circle allows for branches which when grown in different directions modifies the instruments sound.

Native Instruments - FM8

Another Native Instruments huge synths with gigantic sound banks and a tremendous potential to combine and create your own unique sounding instruments.

GForce - Oddity

A gem from GForce Oddity is much like the name with very spacey sounds.

u-he - Ace

GReat free synth

NUSofting - daHornet

Great Synth now also free.

Magix - Vandal

Incredible guitar amp can be used with guitar connected to computer or as a plugin on your computer.

Applied Acoustic Systems - Ultra Analog

Simple sounds, complex uses. Many many to choose from.

Bristol Mini Vst
Bristol Mini Vst | Source

Image Line - Sytrus

Sytrus very cool rave instrumentation

Ichiro Toda Synth1

The original synth from the early days, still finds usability and is free.


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    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      2 years ago from North America


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      3 years ago

      Very good references. Go see this one too:

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      4 years ago from North America

      I will check those out, thanks.

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      4 years ago

      very nice work add steinberg hypersonic and virtual guitarist to the list

      mrs sravani raj

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      5 years ago from North America

      rishi - thanks

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      5 years ago

      very nice work... keep going

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      5 years ago from North America

      Harsha - thanks.

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      5 years ago

      nice collection dude .....

    • terrektwo profile imageAUTHOR

      Candle Hour 

      6 years ago from North America

      sligobay - I think anyone can make music now as long as they have the ambition to do it, good luck to you!

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      6 years ago from east of the equator

      I'm new to music but have downloaded the free software from your other hub. I'm excited about the possibilities.


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