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5 Best Synth VSTs

Choosing what VST synth to use is not easy. It’s a personal choice, and there are hundreds to try out. We’re here to help. In this guide, we’re talking all about VST synths - what they are, what to look for, and we’ll review some of the best VST synths out there.

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Last updated December 2019

Best Reverb Plugins for Mixing and Sound Design

Reverb is an under-appreciated enhancer. It adds stylistic depth to any song, filling in the gaps between instruments for a thicker, fuller sound. Drums thunder, synths wail, vocals ring out as if accompanied by a whisper. All of this is reverb at play. The advent of the digital age has made reverb widely available to us in compact software. This article aims to bring the best of the bunch to the forefront, saving you time in your search for that perfect atmospheric flourish.

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Last updated February 2021

Top 5 Piano VSTs

Armed with a computer and a MIDI keyboard, piano plugins let you own the sounds of legendary pianos from Steinway, Bösendorfer, Fazioli and more at a tiny fraction of the cost. Unfortunately there are so many piano VSTs out there, choosing the best one can be very confusing...

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Last updated December 2019

Top 5 Free VST Plugins

While some might be able to afford top of the line plugins, the rest of us, who are on a budget, need to be careful where we put our money. Thankfully, there is a ton of free software available for our music production needs. From a range of great synths to a go-to compressor, as long as you have the software to host it, there is sure to be something for you.

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Last updated July 2019