FREE: MyDrumset VST

The maker of this drum VST, Bjarte Ludvigsen, insists it’s nothing special. “The recording of the drums was done very quickly,” he says, “with only me on everything from drumming to engineering. As you can imagine that is not a perfect way to record a drum kit…the drums weren’t tuned, one of the cymbals had…

FREE: Tapeotronic Mellotron VST

Mellotrons are cool and this emulation is one of the coolest I’ve come across. Here’s how it works. You’ve got a flute sound, strings sound and a chorus (the singers not the effect). There’s a big knob on the right hand side that you use to blend them together. Sounds simple right? It is, but…

FREE: RoVee 1.21 Voice Changer VST

Here’s a weird little unit. The RoVee is a voice changing unit, promising to change men’s voices in women’s, women’s into men’s, and humans into robots and toys. A cut-down version of the pitch-correction VST, ‘KeroVee’, the RoVee, though rough as hell, has quite a odd charm to it. When set to ‘octave-down’ I found…

FREE: Whamdrive Pedal Sim VST

Here’s a weird one. An emulation of a Digitech Whammy pedal (made famous by the likes of Dimebag Darrell and Tom Morello). Now you can have all those screeching, plunging and just plain weird effects right on your desktop. The Whamdrive is, essentially, a pitch-shifter, but differs from others that you might have come across…

FREE: Nick Crow 7170 Amp Sim VST

The 7170 is a kick-ass emulation of the fabled 5150 amp from Nick Crow and quite frankly, it’s cranking. Make no mistake, this is a white-hot heavy metal beast. You’ve got drive control, low, mid, sweep and high tone stack controls, and a separate, controllable power amp. All of Nick Crow’s stuff is awesome and…

FREE: CS12M 1.67 VST

Here’s a great sounding EQ from Terry West. It’s much more than a simple EQ however. The CS12M 1.67 is a full-blown mastering processor, featuring EQ, spectrum analyser, high and low pass filters, saturation effects, a limiter, stereo doubler and lots more. There’s a whole bunch of handy presets and it just sounds great. In…