55 Free Synths & Audio Plugins For Mac & Windows

Developers have created 55 new free synths and audio effects as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.

49 of the free music apps run on Windows, 7 on Mac OS X and 6 are soundware for other products.

Entrants include:

  • Heliox – a simple experimental synthesizer
  • Aliquoter – an aliquote simple synth built from 6-aliquote tuned oscillators. It is an additive/subtractive synth, but oscillators are tuned to aliquote intervals.
  • Total Composure Orchestra (TCO) is a full orchestral sample library created using only samples that are in the public domain.
  • Hot Robot Vocoder is a vocoder VST effect.
  • Hydra PL is a digital/analog hybrid style polyphonic synthesizer.
  • Orchestral Strings One is an orchestral string library.
  • HYDi is a simple 3 osc subtractive synth, but with some twists.
  • Trans Computer Maschine is a semi-modular Vintage Lead Synthesizer + Pattern Sequencer, modeled after two legendary mono synths and a custom analog sequencer from Germany.
  • Kamioooka is a polyphonic Full-Modular synthesizer with patch cable system.

See the KVR site for details and downloads.

6 thoughts on “55 Free Synths & Audio Plugins For Mac & Windows

  1. My only complaint is that you can’t download the whole collection in one go, for example get 1 package which contains all plugins for Windows or for Mac. It gets a bit tedious having to download and install 49 individual components before you can get a good overview of what this is all about.

    1. Not everybody always wants everything all at once. Some people have simpler appetites, or perhaps less ADD. Ever hear the fable of the dog and the two bones?

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