VST (ang. Virtual Studio Technology) – standard wtyczek efektowych oraz wirtualnych instrumentów, wprowadzony w 1996 r. przez firmę Steinberg Media Technologies. Oprogramowanie wydawane w tym formacie to głównie programowe syntezatory, samplery oraz efekty studyjne. Do kontroli oprogramowania VST, niezbędny jest tzw. host, np. program sekwencerowy, w którego środowisku działa konkretna wtyczka. Instrumenty VST (potocznie zwane VSTi) posiadają zazwyczaj własny, zintegrowany interfejs oraz pełną implementacje MIDI, dlatego też istnieje możliwość ich obsługi w czasie rzeczywistym, za pomocą zewnętrznych kontrolerów lub klawiatury sterującej. Polityka firmy Steinberg Media Technologies, zakładająca udzielanie firmom programistycznym nieodpłatnej licencji na możliwość wykorzystania technologii VST w swoich aplikacjach, spowodowała że standard ten stał się podstawowym na rynku wtyczek muzycznych. W 1999 r. wprowadzona została nowa wersja specyfikacji, oznaczona jako VST 2.0. W roku 2006 pojawiła się wersja VST 3. Istnieje oprogramowanie, które pozwala na uruchamianie wtyczek VST w innych środowiskach, np. w Pro Tools.
Steinberg Media Technologies Cubase, Nuendo, Wavelab
Logic Audio (nie wszystkie wersje)
SONY Acid, Vegas, Sound Forge
Strony z darmowymi VST:
Oto kolekcja ponad dziewięćdziesięciu niesamowitych efektów VST, które mają jedną wspólną cechę: są darmowe. Sprawdź szczegóły dotyczące każdej wtyczki, aby zobaczyć, czy będzie działać na twoim systemie.
Każdy kto pracował na pluginach VST, wie co one potrafią a także ile mogą kosztować.
Jeśli jesteś przywiązany do gotówki po świętach, ta lista jest tylko to, czego potrzebujesz.
Trzy lata temu Mihai Sorohan zaczął wątek na AudioJungle forum i jest aktywny do dzisiaj. Ten artykuł zawiera listę wtyczek polecanych na forum.
Jeżeli nie ma tutaj twojej ulubionej wtyczki lub masz coś do dodania o którejś z wymienionych to zapraszam do komentarzy.
“GlaceVerb is Dasample’s first attempt to implement its works on Residual Vector Modulation (RVM) in a VST plug-in. RVM is a proprietary algorithm developed to calculate the deformations, the vibrations and the acoustic response of surfaces and materials.”
“T-SLEDGE is a multi-band compressor for mastering, equipped with peak limiter, level maximizer and 4 compressors/expanders/limiters. And it is equipped with 2 kinds of dividing filter IIR/FIR. So, it also operates as a dynamics EQ.”
“The Classic Auto-Filter is an analog modeled four-pole filter with resonance control. It can be used for creative effects like auto-wah-wah and filter sweeps, as well as a fixed filter for equalizing purposes. The filter is selectable between low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject (notch). The filter cut-off frequency can be modulated from the envelope follower and the LFO.”
43. Classic Chorus
“Classic Chorus is a great sounding and easy to use classical Chorus VST plugin. Nice Plugin for adding Depth, Fatness and Stereo perspective to almost any Electrical Instruments or Vocal.”
“Classic Compressor is a classic analog style VST Compressor Plugin with a lot of warmth and punch. Special designed to use on individual Instruments and Vocal, but also useable on your final mixes.”
45. Classic Delay
“The Classic Delay emulates three of the most commonly used delays / echo sounds types: Tape, Analog, and Digital, but without the introduction of noise. A quality control is included where the sound of the echo machine can be adjusted to give the preferred amount of “imperfection”. The delay can be synchronised to the host, and the feedback can be reversed to give a ping-pong effect.”
46. Classic EQ
“Classic EQ is a 7 Band Stereo Equaliser with a warm analog sound, well suited to make non-surgical tonal corrections on all instruments, vocals and final mixes. The passive and additive structure, together with unique “Warm” and “Saturation” algorithms, produces warm and pleasant sound, just like some of the most expensive vintage gear. The left and right channels can be adjusted individually or linked together.”
47. Classic Flanger
“Take a trip back to the mid 80′s with our Classic Flanger. It will give you that subtle or massive swirling effect that is used mainly for guitar, but can be used for many other instruments as well. Due to a tightly controlled feedback path, it is possible to boost the flanging effect to maximum without getting unwanted side effects.”
“The Classic Master Limiter VST plugin is specially designed to boost the overall level of your final mixes, but is also highly useable on very dynamic instruments. With just one control on the front panel operation is as simple as it gets; just turn the Threshold down and hear how your mixes gets louder and louder. Very high compression ratios can be obtained without changing the balance of the mix.”
49. Classic Phaser
“The Classic Phaser emulates analog phasers from the 70’s and 80’s. These vintage phasers got their characteristic sound from the analog phase shifting filters used, unlike the delay lines used in most modern digital phasers. To get a deeper and fatter phasing effect, more filter stages were cascaded. The Classic Phaser works just like an analog phaser, and with selectable filter stages from 4 to 12, it can resemble anything from phaser pedals to expensive studio phasers from that time period.”
50. Classic Reverb
“Classic Reverb is a nice and smooth reverb that does a good job on almost any instrument. It can be adjusted to sound like most any acoustic space, ranging from a small shower to a large concert hall. With the “Hi-Damping” control, it is possible to change the sound from bright and sibilant to a more natural / warmer sound.”
“dual-band stereo compressor”
“BLOCKFISH is a versatile compressor with countless ways to shape the incoming audio.
Unlike many other digital compressors, BLOCKFISH has ‘soul’. It likes to bite, but it can be tamed easily once you’ve learned how to use its potential.”
SPITFISH is a dead-easy to use de-esser, aimed mainly at mono or stereo vocal tracks. Just like classic analog de-essers, this unit dynamically filters out harsh, annoying s-like sounds that would otherwise ‘spit’ in your face.
FLOORFISH is a simple expander / gate device, easy to set up and offers a broad variety of processing, ranging from slight expansion, backgound noise attenuation to extreme gating effects. What’s different from similar units is the ability to scan the source and adjust the transistion curve accordingly.
“Signal modelling device that contains: envelope shaper, tube saturation emulator, exciter and at the end of audio chain is a compressor/ limiter for avoiding clipping.”
“Normalizer – denormals eleminator. Denormalisation is an issue with some audio hosts that don’t switch off the plugin’s audio task when the song is stopped or a track contains silence (or with instruments: no key is pressed while a sound decays).”
This guitar-based plugin is normally not free, but comes bundled in the free version of Sonoma RiffWorks T4 (for Mac and Windows), which you can download fro the link above. Studio Devil BVC (below) is also bundled with the software.
“They offer several AWESOME plugins targeted for guitar usage, some commercial,but this one is free. British Valve Custom is based on the gain structure of popular British Valve (Tube) Rock amplifiers (like the infamous Marshall tube heads) with some subtle modifications to give it slightly more gain. This amplifier model has considerable bite and attack making it perfect for classic rock and hard rock sounds. It also works great with neck pickups for blues, rock, and even metal guitar solos.”
“The Red Skull plug-in is an aggressive high-gain distortion pedal simulator with unbelievably chunky metal tones for playing Nu Metal, Grind Core, Hard Core, Trash Metal or any genre that requires crushing sound.”
“Fuzz-Stone is the second plugin in Freetortion Series. The Fuzz-Stone is a ‘60’s styled guitar fuzz tone pedal which simulates the Legendary Stones’ Satisfaction guitar tone.”
“Fuzz-Stone[Ge] is the 3rd plugin in Freetortion Series. The Fuzz-Stone[Ge] is a great Fuzz style Germanium transistor distortion simulator.”
62. California Sun
“The California Sun is a classic guitar combo amplifier simulator with two channels (Clean and Dirty). “
“Whamdrive Distortion/Pitch Shifter – This looks exactly like Digitech Whammy pedal… and sounds and reacts quite similar. Whamdrive is a VST plug-in to shift the pitch of an incoming audio signal. It allows you to pitch an incoming audio stream in realtime with an external MIDI foot controller or with the GUI controls. It Offers a cabinet simulator, like Digitech pedals.”
64. Tom Pong
“Tom Pong is a ping pong delay VST Plugin. Windows only. A ping pong delay is a delay which alternates from one speaker to another. If the balance is set to 0.5, a stereo signal will invert itself each time the delay buffer is played back. If the balance is set to either side of 0.5, the signal bounces back and forth between the speakers. Tom Pong can be synced to the host sequencer, or delay times can be set by sample count. Feedback and output level are also adjustable.”
65. Wow & Flutter
“A VST plug-in which emulates the playback speed imperfections of the pre-digital era.”
“I built this plug-in for a live performance at the Bazillus Club in Zurich. It features a tap tempo function which makes it easy to create echoes that fit the timing of a live band. “
67. Dub Siren
“Emulates the sounds of those selfmade siren units used by Dub and Reggae Sound Systems like Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti and countless others.”
68. Tape Delay
“On user request I made the tape delay from the DUB SIREN available as a separate plug-in.”
69. Analogic Delay
“This plug-in mimicks the tape delay in Logic Audio. I created it on request from a friend who switched to another sequencer software after Logic’s discontinuation on the PC platform.”
70. Bionic Delay
“This enhanced version of the Analogic Delay gives you separate control over the delay times on left and right channel. suitable for ping pong delays and drifting delays.”
“Besides being a CPU hog this plug-in goes further than most (all?) real tape delay machines. It’s capable of stereo delays, ping pong delays, multitap delays and complex delay textures.”
“The ADT technique was developed at Abbey Road Studios by engineers recording the Beatles in the 1960s. To free John Lennon from having to sing everything twice for real double tracking they came up with an artificial replacement: they sent the original signal to another tape machine and re-recorded it. Due to the physical distance between record and playback heads the new signal was delayed. The length of the delay depends on the tape speed (the slower the tape is running the longer it takes for the signal to travel from the record to the playback head). However, due to the machine’s (small amounts of) Wow and Flutter the delay time was not fixed but varied slightly, giving an additional chorus-like effect.”
75. NoAmp! Free
“NoAmp! is based on a famous stomp box that made life easier for many guitar players and gained much popularity for its sound quality, versatility and ease of use.”
76. Drumz Strip
“Simple Drum Player unit: twelve sample channels / outs with independent control over level, pan, mute and sample trigger.”
“Analog style exciter for mastering purposes,
inspired on the BBE Maximizer models. Its warm sound and simplicity of using makes this exciter very suitable to add some subtle brightness in the high frequencies, and also make the lows more dense. Apart from the mastering stage, you’ll find that it can also make a good work on individual tracks.”
78. Elottronix XL
“VST plugin which emulates the famous Robert Fripp’s effect called “Frippertronics”: two Revox B-77
making a continuous loop. This enhanced version adds many new features: 80 seconds maximum
delay, Delay and LFO Pan now syncable to host, Biquad X filters, Tape noise generator…”
79. Sun Ra
“Ambient texture generator. It’s based on a dual synthesis engine ( 1substractive oscillator + 2 wave players), completed with several randomization options and a battery of built-in effects. It also features a good set of 24 presets.”
“Vintage style saturation/bass expander unit,
presented as VST effect. We think this plugin is specially good to add warmth and saturation to drums
and basses, and with vocal tracks that need a little punch. It uses very little CPU, and includes 8 factory presets.”
81. Cosmogirl II
“New version of the old Cosmodelia’s synth of the same name. We have designed a fresh GUI, 64 new presets and automation of all parameters. It’s a 2 oscillator analog style synth, specially geared to the creation of spatial FXs, ambient textures and experimental music.”
“VST processor which emulates the famous Robert Fripp’s effect called “Frippertronics”: Two Revox B-77 making a continuous loop (2-8 seconds delay).”
83. Naive LPF
“Naive LPF is a resonant low/high-pass filter plug-in VST effect for Windows with a very convincing, classic sound. Naive LPF features a separate envelope follower for each of 6 channels and full automation, MIDI CC and even joystick control of all parameters.”
“New DIG 2.0 features matched only by high priced proprietary rivals. Never before have you been given this much flexibility in tone and gain control at a price impossible to beast. Its free!”
85. Cakewalk SFZ+
“Now free on the Cakewalk store.”
Now free on the Cakewalk store.
Now free on the Cakewalk store.
Now free on the Cakewalk store.
Now free on the Cakewalk store.
“Rough Rider is a modern compressor with a bit of “vintage” style bite and a uniquely warm sound. Perfect for adding compression effects to your drum buss, it also sounds great with synth bass, clean guitar, and backing vocals. Definitely not an all-purpose compressor, Rough Rider is at its best when used to add pump to rhythmic tracks. Of course, you can use it however you’d like. The Compressor Police aren’t gonna come to your house and give you a citation. Slap it on a track and crank some knobs.”
91. SPL Free Ranger
“The EQ Ranger plug-ins are based upon the EQ modules for the SPL RackPack series. They combine the amazing sound of passive fliters with extremely efficient operation.
The Free Ranger is based upon the Full Ranger-EQ but is limited to four useful bands. Scroll to the bottom of the page to request a download.