|Aero Studio||Aero Studio is an excellent software sequencer that includes traditional piano-roll automation with a tracker style pattern editor. This advanced sequencer also supports VST plugins.||Windows|
|Analog Box 2||Now this is a cool piece of software. It went a bit over my head at first, and I really have to sit down for a day or three to get a handle on it. Basically it is tool that lets you build a low-level, circuit-based modular software synthesizer. You can import modules on the interface, connect them together, adjust parameters and even hook-up VSTi plugins. For the tech-heads, this one is a challenge. Check out the sample circuitry and tutorials on the site.||Windows|
|DreamStation||The original DreamStation is a stand-alone music workstation, which includes a 32-track sequencer, knob automation and midi support. The software also includes mixing tools, FX processors and synthesizers. However, DreamStation II (in beta as of this writing) now includes VST/VSTi plugin support which would make it a complete package. The software is nearly free at $49 bucks.||Windows|
|Psycle||This superb tracker-style sequencer has been around for a long time. It has a 64-track pattern editor, native synths, effects processors and a stereo sampler and support VST plugins. This site has an active forum with presets, samples and example songs.||Windows|
|Qtractor||Qtractor is an exceptional achievement by the open-source movement. It is a beautiful audio/midi multitrack sequencer with features similar in appearance and usage to Ableton Live. At present it does not support VST plugins, however, keep tabs on this project if you're a Linux user, as VST support will be a natural progression. Check the screenshots on the site, it might be a good reason to dual boot your windows box with linux.||GNU/Linux|
|MusE||MusE is another open-source audio and midi sequencer for Linux. I haven't used this one yet, but it does claim to support windows-based VSTi plugins using the WINE library. More information here about native windows VST integration with Linux sequencers using WINE.||GNU/Linux|
|TSE3||Then there is TSE3. This is for the exceptionally advanced CS-majors and developer gurus. It is a C++ sequencer library that can be used to develop a proper music sequencer with a User Interface. In essence, this open-source package gives you the low-level tools to build your own sequencing application from the ground up.||Linux|
|AMVST||Of course we must promote first our own, in-house VSTis from AMVST! We offer terrific a number of free (and commercial) VSTi synths and FX plugins. Once you're satisfied with a host sequencer, downlowd the IDJ 3-OSC VA VSTi synth. It's free and has some great features.||Windows|
|Crystal Soft Synth||Crystal is a free VST plugin that has several advanced options typically found in costly software. It generates sound using both subtractive and FM synthesis. It includes complete modulation control with 90 parameters that can be modulated, graphical editors, built-in effects and many more professional features. A must for serious music programmers.||Windows and Mac|
|Superwave P8||Professional quality sounds and functionality offered by Superwave P8; yet it's free! This VST plugin offers 64 Patch memory, 8 voice polyphony, 2 oscillators and much more. Definitely a must for your toolbox of synthesizers.||Windows|
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Hey guys / gals. I currently listen to a regular podcast called Spacemusic, hosted by TC. Visit www.spacemusic.nl for more details. I'm looking to begin creating ambient "space music" of my own, and delve into house, lounge, or trance as well. I feel like I'm a little old to be doing this, as I'm almost 40, but music speaks to me like nothing else has ever done before, and I want to share my creativity with the world.
This article is nice, but maybe I'm too simple, but is there a 1,2,3 step type program, a support group, or something of that nature which can show someone who's never even hears of a VST, let alone know what one is, to start creating their own electronic music? Eventually, I'd like to market my tunes. I'm very creative and I've actually created songs in my head that I've never gotten a chance to put down in digital form to save them, which is why I'm trying to find out how to do this.
Any suggestions would be great.
What's really stupid is going through the trouble of joining a web site just to make such a lame remark. At least take the time to use proper punctuation. lol.
Heh... that's a ridiculous comment. Everyone can create music, whether it is actually good or marketable is another topic. That is not the point of the article.
that's def too lame not everyone can create music or even electronic music it needs talent it's not something to be learnt even if u got a host and vsts it's not the solution if u don't know how to create good music otherwise there wasn't there Armin van buuren or David guetta or tiesto or all those known artist so that's too shit and the funniest thing i ever read
Hey every1 here's a couple great sites for free vsts
Yiu should find everything you need,hope it helps.
how do i do a vst plug in some one please tell me in laymasns terms
This is a great article. Good sources. :)
A cool tool to mess around with on the Mac is Djay. It's free and it lets you drag and drop tracks onto virtual turntables. Definitely fun to mess around with.
Cool article. Here are some free vsts that I know of.
Sampletank, Stumm, Glaceverb, StarrSynth,Karma fx modular synth,Tau Bassline, Echomania, Ritual, FM 7 (Not sure if it is free), Artphase,Vokator(Not sure if it is free),The fish fillets, Carillon, Absynth(Not sure if it is free), Minerva, Tapeworm, Wow & Flutter,Daedlaus, Echolive,Monolisa, Crystal,Plasticz(Not sure if it is free) and Synth 1
Excellent article. I am a big fan of open-source. I think I may check some of these out.