The biggest goal I set for myself growing up was to become a professional musician. I wanted to play in a band, tour the world, have thousands of people coming to my shows and sing along to the songs I wrote in my bedroom. A lot of things have changed for me, since I was a day dreaming kid, and I have been able to become a professional musician. Most of the time I feel like I just shoved my way into the music industry, but instead of being an entertainment musician, I am a commercial musician. I create music for television, radio, video games, ads, film, and really anything and everything commercial. You can check out my music through my website Musco Sound to get an idea of what I am talking about. It is a far cry from being in a rocking band but it allows me to pursue my love for music, and at the same time make a living. A big chunk of my income comes from licensing my music. I highly suggest licensing as an option for any musician that wants to earn money with their music, and I have written several posts about what licensing is, how to license your music, and where to license your music. Make sure to check those posts, if you are interested in making money licensing your music.
- How to Submit Music to Stock Music Libraries
- How to Sell, Market, and License Royalty Free Stock Music
- Best Sites to License and Sell Stock Music
- Best Sites to Buy Stock Music 2013
E-MU Proteus VX
E-MU Proteus VX Download
(I had a problem with getting Proteus to export correctly in Fl Studio 10, and believe that is a common problem unique to FL Studio. It works fine with all other DAW’s)
Piano One Free Download
|Rez by Ugo|
|Synth1 by Toda|
|daHornet by DASHSignature|
Orchestral Strings One
Download Orchestral Strings One
|Crystal by Greenoaks|
T-Force Alpha Plus
|T-Force Alpha Plus|
Download T-Force Alpha Plus
This is an awesome free VST with an amazing amount of high quality presets. It is really a most have and I highly recommend trying it out. The music that can be created with this plug-in is top notch and it works great for lead melodies, pads, bass, and everything else in between.
TT Dynamic Range Meter
|TT Dynamic Range Meter|
Download TT Dynamic Range Meter
These are just some of the best free vst’s that I have come across, but I am sure that as time goes on many more will appear. All these free plug-in's have a great sound and can really be a nice starting spot for a new musician getting into the game. As you progress in producing music, you will find sometimes free just wont cut it anymore, and eventually you will start having to upgrade to higher quality paid for vst’s. In the future I will compile a list of the best vst’s that aren’t free so make sure to subscribe to this blog not to miss out on that.
As I said earlier, I wanted to compile not only a list of vst's but also resources to help you find some of the best free vst’s that are currently available. Trust me, there are a ton of them. I only named a small select few, and didn’t get into vst effects such as reverb, distortion, delay, chorus, ect. I found an amazing group of forum posts on Audio Jungle where musicians are actively discussing the best free vst instruments, effects, and sample libraries. It’s an amazing resource to help you get the free quality products which music producers are using in commercial music today. Here is the forums:
11 Totally Free VST Synthesizers that Sound Great.
Finally, I also said I was going to point you in the right direction on where to download legit free vst plugins. I am sure there are a lot of sites out there to do this but the one I use all the time is KVR Audio. It is free to register and you can find everything vst plug-in related there. Every single one of the free vst’s I listed above is available on KVR Audio with download links, and reviews. Also there is a really cool area of KVR called the ranks and ratings. In this section you can see the top rated and downloaded free plug-ins for the week, month, and year. It is an amazing resource worth checking out.
I hope this information is helpful and helps you to get the sound you’re looking for. Thanks for reading, good luck, and have fun with your new free vsts!