Free VST Plugins

All plugins below are released under a freeware license, as-is, and may be used without restriction in personal or commercial projects. See included documentation for details.

You can click on the name of a plugin to go to a dedicated page with more info & audio demos, or download directly from the links below.

SynthEdit Stuff

These are Win64-only VST3 plugins made with SynthEdit.


NANDroid (synth)
NANDroid screenshot

A fairly simple noisebox synth based loosely on a module I built for my hardware Lunetta-style modular (TrigPulser).

 

Downloads

Installer (zipped .exe, automatic installation of presets etc.)

No installer (.zip only, manual installation)

 

Shapeulator (synth)
Shapeulator screenshot

Shapeulator is essentially the product of a modular patching session, and a desire to have the core setup used available for further sound design fun. At the most basic level, it is a subtractive synthesizer, with some additional features that make it especially useful for certain types of pads, fx sounds, and synthetic percussion.

Downloads

Installer (zipped .exe, automatic installation of presets etc.)

No installer (.zip only, manual installation)

 

Spectral Lemuring (effect)

Spectral Lemuring is, as the name implies, a spectral processing effect which is inspired by a discontinued freeware plugin with a similar name. The feature set isn’t exactly the same, but like the plugin that inspired it, it can process the high-magnitude and low-magnitude parts of the FFT signal separately, and can also “freeze” the signal.

Put simply, it’s a lo-fi pitch shifter with some extra functionality.

Downloads

Installer (zipped .exe, automatic installation of presets etc.)

No installer (.zip only, manual installation)

 

FourHead (effect)
FourHead screenshot

FourHead is not really a delay or granulator, though it lives in that realm. It is based on an audio buffer which constantly records the input in chunks. This buffer is then read by four “play heads” which play it back as looped segments.

FourHead was developed for the 2021 KVR Developer Challenge.

Download here. (link takes you to the product/download page at KVR)

 

Spectral Destroyer (effect)
Spectral Destroyer screenshot

Spectral Destroyer is an audio-mangling/FSU plugin designed around spectral processing.

 

Download: fsa-spectraldestroyer.zip

 


Acknowledgements

FSA plugins made with SynthEdit make use of modules from the following developers:

RoyTech (Lee Loque)

Elena

Time Domain Modules

QTN

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