Free VST emulations of famous synths / hardware

The magic of software virtual instruments ! Recreating known piece of hardware, emulating famous synth, trying to capture the spirit of a machine, attempting to copy the sound and feeling of an instrument!

Here’s a compilation of all the articles about free VST plugins that try to emulate the most famous synths, plus links to the freeware plugins that are the only one to recreate a kind of machine (they didn’t get an article). Below is a list of best free VST emulations.

TB 303 + cat in space

TB 303 + cat in space

Here you can find free virtual alternatives to the classic analog synths :
MiniMoog, Arp 2600, Arp Odyssey, Synthi VCS3, Obeirheim OB-X

There are also your favorite FM / Vector Synthesis / “digital” synths :
Yamaha DX7, Prophet VS, PPG Wave, Ensoniq SQ80

The usual techno/trance suspects are here too :
Roland TB303, Alpha Juno, Juno 60, JP-8000, Korg Mono / Poly, Clavia Nord Lead 2

We did not forgot the Jazzy/Funky/Rock famous instruments :
Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond B3 organ, Farfisa combo organ, Hohner Clavinet, Wurlitzer E-piano, Mellotron & Arp Solina.

And even the antic Theremin + some funky toys : Speak and Spell & Stylophone.

This is work in progress, i’ll add free VSTi plugin if we find some new free recreation of well known synthesizers.

All the VSTi in this list are freeware.

Here we go :

1. Minimoog

freemoog

https://blog.wavosaur.com/best-free-vst-minimoog-emulation/

 

2. ARP 2600

arppe2600VA

https://blog.wavosaur.com/2-free-arp-2600-vst-emu-preset-banks/

 

3. ARP Odyssey

oddsay

https://blog.wavosaur.com/4-free-arp-odyssey-vst-emulation-128-presets/

 

4. VCS3 Synthi AKS

cynthia

https://blog.wavosaur.com/free-ems-vcs3-synthi-aks-vst-emulations/

 

5. Oberheim OB-X / OB-Xa / OB-8

obxd

https://obxd.wordpress.com/

 

6. Roland TB 303

venom303

https://blog.wavosaur.com/best-free-tb-303-emulation-sotware-vst-plugins-standalone/

 

7. Roland Alpha Juno

phutura

https://blog.wavosaur.com/3-free-roland-alpha-juno-vst-emulations/

 

8. Roland JP-8000

superwave-p8

https://blog.wavosaur.com/5-free-vst-emulations-of-roland-jp-8000-supersaw/

 

9. Roland Juno 60 / Juno 106 / Juno 6

vstjuno6

https://blog.wavosaur.com/6-free-vst-emulation-of-roland-juno-60-juno-160-juno-6/

 

10. Korg Mono / Poly

full-bucket-mono-fury

http://www.fullbucket.de/music/monofury.html

 

11. Yamaha DX7

vx7

https://blog.wavosaur.com/4-free-dx7-vst-emulation-fm-synth-4-all/

 

12. Prophet VS

augur

download

 

13. Ensoniq SQ80

sq8l

http://www.buchty.net/ensoniq/index.html#sq8l

 

14. Waldorf PPG Wave

ppg

http://www.hermannseib.com/english/synths/ppg/wavesim.htm

 

15. Rhodes MK2 electric piano

mrray22

https://blog.wavosaur.com/best-fender-rhodes-e-piano-vst-freeware/

 

16. Wurlitzer electric piano

mrtramp

http://www.genuinesoundware.com/?a=showproduct&b=37#dl

 

17. Hammond B3 tonewheel organ

VL122

https://blog.wavosaur.com/7-free-vsts-for-hammond-b3-emulation/

 

18. Farfisa electric combo organ

Morphiza

https://blog.wavosaur.com/4-free-vsti-emulations-of-farfisa-organ/

 

19. Clavinet D6

tickyclav

https://blog.wavosaur.com/best-vst-emulation-of-clavinet-d6-freeware/

 

20. Mellotron

tapeotronic

https://blog.wavosaur.com/5-free-mellotron-vst/

 

21. ARP Solina string ensemble

cheezemachine

https://blog.wavosaur.com/7-free-arp-solina-vst-emulation/

 

22. Theremin

spook-keys

https://blog.wavosaur.com/the-8-best-free-theremin-vst/

 

23. Speak and Spell toy

speak-n-spell

https://blog.wavosaur.com/3-free-speak-and-spell-vst-emulations/

 

24. Dubreq Stylophone

stylophoneVST

https://blog.wavosaur.com/3-stylophone-vsts/

 

25. Linndrum LM-1

JM-1

https://blog.wavosaur.com/3-free-linndrum-lm-1-vsti-plugins/

 

26. Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) Wasp

dahornet

http://nusofting.liqihsynth.com/freeplugins.html

 

27. Clavia Nord Lead 2

synth1

http://www.geocities.jp/daichi1969/softsynth/  + check my preset banks for Synth1 !

 

28. Roland JX-8P

pg-8x-vst

http://sites.google.com/site/mlvst0

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7 thoughts on “Free VST emulations of famous synths / hardware

  1. BlackWinny

    Seeing in the list some emulations of electric pianos… I would suggest you to add:

    Emulations of acoustic guitars, electric guitars and electric bass guitars:

    4Front Bass
    Raspier
    Revitar 2
    Spicy Guitar
    Varisha Fender Bass

    Emulations of acoustic pianos:

    Varisha Piano Collection
    4Front Piano (upright model)
    City Piano
    VS Upright No. 1

    And why not… emulations of several ethnic/medieval/renaissance instruments:

    DSK Asian DreamZ
    DSK Indian DreamZ
    DSK World StringZ
    HTT-Sika Oriental Scale
    HTP Darbukator Lite
    darbuka-nut
    Etherealwinds Harp
    Fretless Zither
    Varazuvi Bongos (at the middle of the page)
    Varazuvi Indian Flute(at the middle of the page)

    All… free!

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  2. BlackWinny

    I can add an emulation of:

    The italian Davolisint
    Davosynth

    The Moog Sonic Six
    Moon Sono Sx

    The Micromoog
    Micromoon

    The Korg Minipops 7 (remember Jean-Michel Jarre)
    Rhythmus Machine

    The EKO Computerythm (remember Jean-Michel Jarre)
    Ocet Rhythm Machine

    The Hammond L-122
    VL-122

    The ARP Pro Soloist (used by Tony Banks in Genesis from 1971 to 1977 in all his most famous solos)
    Pro-SoloVst

    The Logan String Melody II
    String Concerto II (the link is in black just under the title of the post)

    The Roland VP-330 String Synthesizer
    VSP-330 the link is in black just under the title of the post)

    The Hohner Clavinet (remember Stevie Wonder)
    Ticky-Clav

    The Hohner Pianet (remember the Beatles, Tony Banks in Genesis first albums, Roxy Music first album, Fleetwood Mac…)
    Planet N (at the mid-height of the page, just under Redtron MKV)

    The Korg Delta String Machine
    Nabla

    The JEN SX1000
    JEM-SX1000

    The Yamaha CS-70m
    Kx-PolyM-CSE

    Etc.

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  3. Niels

    Love those old synths, doing some research on building a vst player. Something like the Muse Research Receptor, but with a keyboard, more knobs and sliders than the current midi keyboard controllers and a touch screen.

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