Audio Freebies: Synth Plug-ins #FreebieFriday #AudioPlugins
Believe it or not, there are loads of fun free synth plug-ins on the net. First I’ll tell you about some cool freebies and then some that are not free but will fill all of your synth needs.
Free Synth Plug-ins
u-he Tyrell N6 – A Compact, Sporty Synth
Mac | Win | Linux, AU | VST2 | AAX
Like most audio plug-ins, Tyrell N6 is based on hardware, similar to Roland’s Juno 60. Everyone loves Juno 60! It’s available from a German magazine called Amazona. The page is in German so if your browser doesn’t translate, go to the links in the middle of the page. The download links are as follows:
- Mac Version “TYRELL N6 V3.0 REV 389”
- Win Version “TYRELL N6 V3.0 REV 389”
- Linux Version “TYRELL N6 V3.0 REV 389”
- German Manual “TYRELL N6 V3”
- English Manual “TYRELL N6 V3”
Mac | Windows, AU | VST
Surge is a deep synth with an open source GPL v3 license. It’s in beta now and there was a release on May 2, 2019.
Mac | Windows | Linux, VST | AU
An Oberheim OB-X replica that’s open source, also with a GPL license. It’s available at GitHub.
Not Free but Full-Featured Synths
Waves Codex is a cutting-edge polyphonic synthesizer based on an advanced granular wavetable engine and powered by Waves’ Virtual Voltage technology.
Codex Wavetable Synth is also available in the Waves Mercury bundle.
The World is Your Instrument
Iris 2 is a visual instrument that lets you create and discover musical sounds that have never been heard before. An inspiring and playable sample-based synthesizer, Iris 2 combines the power of a sampler with the flexibility of a modular synth.
iZotope Iris is also available in the iZotope Creative Suite.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki