The 3 Best Free Plugin Bundles
Only a few DAWs come without effects but maybe the stock plugins of your DAW do lack some essential features like a mid/side EQ function for example. Therefore, it is handy to have a variety of high-quality effects that provide you with the basic tools a music producer needs. In this blog post, you can find the 3 best free plugin bundles that are available in VST and AU format for Windows and for Mac. At the end of the article, you can also find 2 honorable mentions which only work on Windows.
3 amazing Plugin Bundles for Free
If you want to start making music, you probably should not waste time searching for different sources for different types of plugins. It is way easier to just download one bundle which contains the most important effects so you can directly get started. Also, make sure you check out the stock plugins of your DAW. They might be more powerful than you think and you can get a lot of things done with them already. Good examples of free DAWs with really amazing are Cakewalk by Bandlab (Windows) and GarageBand (Mac).
The free plugin bundle by Melda Production is probably the best free plugin bundle you can get right now. With 37 different effects and tools, it offers you a variety of plugins to choose from. Besides basic effects (compressor, EQ, auto-pan) you also get a really good auto pitch effect, different analyzers and more. I highly recommend you check out this bundle. Something that could annoy you, is that you will have a small banner ad in each plugin.
Although you cannot download all of the free Voxengo plugins with one click I think they should be on this list. Simply because Voxengo offers you 14 really high-quality plugins. The most popular one probably is SPAN, which is a really powerful frequency analyzer. Furthermore, you can get other analyzers, equalizers, delays, a tube amp plugin and more.
The free plugin bundle by Bluecat Audio is definitely a great catch! Besides some modulation effects and different guitar amp simulations, you can get an EQ with mid/side function.
These two plugin bundles are definitely worth a mention. Unfortunately, they are only available for Windows in VST2 format.
The 26 free plugins from Dead Duck provide you with all you need to get started making music if you are using Windows. The plugins have a really clean graphical user interface. I think this is a great feature because you are forced to focus on the audio.
Reaper is a quite powerful DAW with some great stock effects. You can get 9 of them for free. They are from 2016 but they are still really useful. One of them is a JS plugin to use code yourself. So if you are interested in starting to program a little bit this might be a good start.
Over 40 free plugins that emulate analog hardware? Sounds to good to be true? But it actually is. You can get them from Analog Obsession. However, there are still a few issues. I experienced some noise building up over time and other users reported high CPU load. But their developer is really dedicated and he frequently releases updates and new plugins. If you want to try them out you are definitely not disappointed by the sound.