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November 8, 2006 10:27 AM   Subscribe

What's your favorite VST instrument?

I'm finally getting my MIDI toys hooked up and now I'm looking for fun VST instruments. I've already downloaded crystal and a mess of Tweakbench synths (both are awesome and free by the way) and I'm looking for more. What's your favorite, and why? Cheap is good, free is best. Mac and/or PC.
posted by lekvar to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Do you know about KVR-VST? I recall there were a number of "What's your favorite FREE synth?" in the forums there. Check it out!

To answer the question, my favorite VST is called "Triangle". It's free but I don't recall exactly where I got it.
posted by fake at 10:53 AM on November 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

the Destroy FX pluggins are great.
posted by casconed at 11:15 AM on November 8, 2006

Best answer: LIVE SLICE. as recommended by aphex, with good reason I found after giving it a go.
posted by 6am at 3:58 PM on November 8, 2006

Response by poster: Live Slice looks groovey. That KVR thread is a treasure trove. Anyone have any recommendations for VST or software samplers?
posted by lekvar at 4:12 PM on November 8, 2006

Best answer: i second the destroyfx recommendation, but don't forget about the rest of the smartelectronix guys. awesome stuff.

on the strictly instrument tip, you should check out the mda plug-ins (also hosted on smartelectronix.com). they're nothing super amazing, but he's got a realistic piano, an subtractive synth, and an FM synth--all free. i believe those are windows only.

i just got a macbook, so i'm on the hunt for free/cheap UB plugins myself.

take a look at this thread:
posted by GS1977 at 4:51 PM on November 8, 2006

Best answer: Zebra2 is pretty great (though a bit pricey). Automat is also well regarded (and free). Also by the Zebra2 developer is the free Triple Cheese.
posted by metajack at 5:14 PM on November 8, 2006

Best answer: as a VST sampler, shortcircuit comes highly recommended.
posted by 6am at 5:18 PM on November 8, 2006

+1 on zebra2 and automat
posted by advil at 5:52 PM on November 8, 2006

Probably Crystal. Don't have a link. Sorry.
posted by geekhorde at 8:44 PM on November 8, 2006

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