Music Radar: The 27 best VST plug-ins (today)

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Music Radar: The 27 best VST plug-ins (today)

Postby griffin avid » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:25 am

The internet is now awash with free VST plug-ins - you’ll find instruments, effects and others that defy categorisation. However, while it’s great to have so many to choose from, this weight of numbers means that it’s difficult to work out what’s worth having and what you should steer clear of.

Of course, you won’t lose out financially by downloading a dud or two, but to save you a lot of time, effort and potential disappointment, we’ve compiled a list of the best free VST (and Audio Units) plug-ins in the world today.

Our shortlist was put together based on your nominations from 2010, when we ran our first poll, and 2012, when we put the word out that our list was being updated. The final positions were decided by MusicRadar users votes.
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Re: Music Radar: The 27 best VST plug-ins (today)

Postby tekkentool » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:02 am

Can vouch for the quality of The LePou plugs, LeCab is the f**k s**t for anyone who uses impulses.
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Re: Music Radar: The 27 best VST plug-ins (today)

Postby krushing » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:18 pm

No big changes on the freeware front, it seems.
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Re: Music Radar: The 27 best VST plug-ins (today)

Postby Hugo76 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:30 am

Thanks for posting this, will download several of these :-)
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