In July 2010, the guys at
MusicRadar.com asked their readers to vote
for their favorite freeware VST
plugin. People could
vote for their favorite synth, effect, or any other
kind of VST plugin, as long as it’s available for
free download and use.
"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
Our countdown is
based on your nominations and our own opinions, but
don’t think it’s set in stone."