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Offline LPChip

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« on: February 01, 2006, 14:16:51 »
Before you do anything, note this: This topic is only about VST Instruments. There is a seperate topic about VST Effects!

Since MODPlug Tracker is able to use VST instruments, people get more into using them. There are sites like kvraudio.com that is dedicated to providing free vst's, as its for payed ones too.

The question is: Have you played with an interesting VST latelly and want to tell everyone about? Then this is the topic to do so.

Here's a little template you can copy to use for your reply.

[b]Name of VST:[/b]
[b]This VST does:[/b]
[b]Quality:[/b]
[b]License of this VST (and costs):[/b]
[b]Link to VST or site:[/b]

explaination:
Name: this one is obvious i think...
What it does: You can enter a short description or function, like: strings, softsynth, soundfont player
Quality: How do you rate the soundquality of the output? (HQ, MQ, LQ, possible specs like 44khz, Mono, etc)
License: Freeware, shareware, buy, etc... (shareware = download for try, buy is only download after payment) and ofcource if there's a price, how much it costs!
Link to VST or site: Provide us with a link where you can download the vst. If its a commercial one you can point the download to their website with price info etc.

List of gathered plugs:
(none so far...)
"Heh, maybe I should've joined the compo only because it would've meant I wouldn't have had to worry about a damn EQ or compressor for a change. " - Atlantis
"yes.. I think in this case it was wishful thinking: MPT is makng my life hard so it must be wrong" - Rewbs

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 00:19:14 »
Name of VST: Synth1
This VST does:Subtractive synthesizer(also can do basic FM).
Quality: Excellent, great sound and low CPU usage
License of this VST (and costs): freeware
Link to VST or site: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/214.html


Name of VST: Crystal
This VST does:Semi-modular, has 6 LFO's and 6 mod envelopes that can be targetted at just about any of its parameters
Quality: Great sound, CPU usage can get a little high but I've never had stability problems with it or anything
License of this VST (and costs): freeware
Link to VST or site:  http://www.kvraudio.com/get/219.html

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 11:03:14 »
ah, i wanted to do crystal! ah well

Name of VST: StringZ
This VST does: A physically modeled bowed string ensemble.
Quality: Generates very nice synth strings, and pretty nice acoustic with some reverb added.  Unique sounds, attempts to emulate strings, not a specific string synth.
License of this VST (and costs): Free
Link to VST or site: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/2059.html

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 22:33:23 »
Name of VST: Triangle II
This VST Does: Analogue/ Subtractive synth
Quality: Very Good.  This synth is easy to use, and fun to play with.  It's great for beginners, me being one of them.
License of this VST: Freeware
Link to VST or site: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/203.html
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2006, 02:36:02 »
Name of VST: 4front E Piano
This VST does: E piano
Quality: Most people seem to dislike it, my thoughts are mixed. I really like it's midrange sound especially when playing long chords
License of this VST (and costs): free
Link to VST or site: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/674.html

Name of VST: sfz
This VST does: sampler(can use soundfonts)
Quality: Great, it doesn't have many paramaters to tweak, and you have to set it's mode for best effect, but it's the best way to use soundfonts in modplug
License of this VST (and costs): free
Link to VST or site: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/769.html

Name of VST: FreeAlpha
This VST does: subtractive synthesis
Quality: Great oscillators, I'm really not fond of the filters...
License of this VST (and costs): free
Link to VST or site: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/36.html


Name of VST: Ensembler
This VST does: string synth
Quality: I've used it very little but I am already very impressed
License of this VST (and costs): free
Link to VST or site: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/928.html

Name of VST: drumdragon
This VST does: drum synth
Quality: Good
License of this VST (and costs): free
Link to VST or site: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/161.html

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2006, 04:57:14 »
Name of VST: LightBag II
This VST does: Emulation of the famous Hammond B3 organ
Quality: Excellent, you can get some really nice bass sounds for house music out of this one.  Also just a good all around organ for any type of music.  Sounds better than Native Instruments B4 emulation in my opinion.
License of this VST (and costs): Free
Link to VST or site:
This page seems to exceed it's bandwidth limits pretty regularly, so if you can't get it just PM me and I'll send you a copy.
http://home.mindspring.com/~ikaldor/LightBag%20II.zip

Name of VST: PolyIblit
This VST does: Analogue / Subtractive
Quality: Very good for basslines and can produce an impressive variety of sounds.
License of this VST (and costs): Free
Link to VST or site:
http://www.bostreammail.net/ers/vstplugins.html

Name of VST: Texture
This VST does: Analogue / Subtractive
Quality: Great for pads.  Capable of some very melodic and haunting sounds.  Definitely one of my favorites.
License of this VST (and costs): Free
Link to VST or site:
http://www.cortidesign.com/ugo/

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2006, 03:05:11 »
Name of VST: ErsDrums
This VST does: Drum Synth
Quality: The best sounding drum synth I've yet used, less tweakable than drum dragon, but sounds much better much easier...also is good on CPU(the primary reason I won't use drumatic...)
License of this VST (and costs): free
Link to VST or site:  http://www.kvraudio.com/get/367.html

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2006, 22:17:15 »
Name of VST: z3ta+
This VST does: Waveshaping Synth
Quality: Excellent, the best synth for trance I've used so far.  This synth is good for basses, leads, pads, strings and just about anything else you can think of.  A definite must have if you're into making trance.  I usually wouldn't post a review for a synth that's not free, but this one really caught my attention.  The technical specs are too numerous to list here, but if you're interested go to
http://www.kvraudio.com/get/306.html
It's sound quality is fantastic and CPU usage is quite reasonable considering the number of features that it has.  It also comes with over 1000 presets so there's something for everyone.
License of this VST (and costs): Buy, ?149
Link to VST or site:
http://www.rgcaudio.com/

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006, 00:52:59 »
Name of VST: SR202
This VST does: Drum Sample player
Quality: The best sounding drum VST I've used, as it uses samples it's low on CPU and it's damned easy to make your own kits too, as well as many being available to download
License of this VST (and costs): free
Link to VST or site: came free with Computer Music. still available too www.computermusic.co.uk
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2006, 06:57:20 »
Name of VST: Claw
This VST does: Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
Offers a variety of nasty basses and synths and is really easy to use. 32 presets included.
I myself often use it for acid-basslines or heavy jungle synths.
Just add a mdaSubSynth and your tunes will go berzerk.
Quality: Low CPU usage + typical reFX quality
License of this VST (and costs): freeware
Link to VST or site: http://www.refx.net/pro_Claw.htm
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2006, 16:19:14 »
Name of VST: Polyvoks Station
This VST does: Emulation of the classic USSR synth Polyvoks
Quality: Haven't experienced any slowdown, the interface is simple and flexible enough.
License of this VST (and costs): Free
Link to VST or site: http://y0u-file.narod.ru/Polyvoks.htm

A nice one for techno-esque sounds, and fun to play with, has 2 32' to 2' octave oscillators, a filter with ADSR/cutoff/resonance, stereo delay and modulator. Personally, i like its glissando function. The synth itself (hardware) is often been called "The Russian Minimoog"

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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2006, 16:18:49 »
There are simply too many Vsts to list, so im giving the page where you can find them and try em and slowly list them. There are some outstanding Plugins all for free.

http://www.audiomastermind.com/browse-free_vst_plugins-5886988-1.html
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2006, 19:38:15 »
Quote from: "KrazyKatz"
There are simply too many Vsts to list, so im giving the page where you can find them and try em and slowly list them. There are some outstanding Plugins all for free.

http://www.audiomastermind.com/browse-free_vst_plugins-5886988-1.html


Or you can go to kvraudio.. but thats not the point. These are plugins YOU have experience with and think everyone should check out.
"Heh, maybe I should've joined the compo only because it would've meant I wouldn't have had to worry about a damn EQ or compressor for a change. " - Atlantis
"yes.. I think in this case it was wishful thinking: MPT is makng my life hard so it must be wrong" - Rewbs

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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2006, 21:32:30 »
Quote from: "LPChip"
Quote from: "KrazyKatz"
There are simply too many Vsts to list, so im giving the page where you can find them and try em and slowly list them. There are some outstanding Plugins all for free.

http://www.audiomastermind.com/browse-free_vst_plugins-5886988-1.html


Or you can go to kvraudio.. but thats not the point. These are plugins YOU have experience with and think everyone should check out.


D?j? vu all over again.

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2006, 00:45:50 »
Name of VST: EMS SYNTHI A-vs
This VST does: A perfect emulation of the Synthi A analog synth, expanded with Midi-control.
More than 100 patches included.
Quality: I can't say much about that. I saw it at a friends place, and it sounded ok to me
License of this VST (and costs): price 350 euro.
Link to VST or site: http://www.emsrehberg.de/
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