Mac/PC VST/AU/AAX $189 (Image credit: Future) Native Instruments’ genre-shaping Massive unarguably spearheaded the wavetable synth renaissance, but for the last half decade, Steve Duda’s Serum has been the go-to for producers of EDM and bass music. One of them is Om Bass 2, a much-improved successor of the original Om Bass. Download file manager for my phone. This VST plugin is a fun one: With 128 presets to try and a ton of settings, you can shape your bass tone to your liking. The bass offers eight different styles (finger, generic, muted, pick, slap, sub, wah, pop) that differ greatly in tone.
Here is the SYNTH ANATOMY list of the best free Synthesizer plugins for PC & Mac ranging from virtual analog, FM, percussive to modular synthesis concepts!
It has tons of bass, leads, keys, and effects ready to go, right out of the gate. It has an intuitive interface and plenty of effects. So TyrellN6 is a great addition to any synth fan’s arsenal. TyrellN6 is available for Mac, PC, and Linux. Sennheiser DrumMic’a. Next up is Sennheiser’s DrumMic’a.
Free Synthesizer Plugin Highlight 2020/1: Surge
Surge is probably the most powerful free Synthesizer plugin on the market right now. It’s open-source and it can do a lot. 2 layers, 3 Oscillators with 8 algorithms including virtual analog, wavetable, window, FM and more. These are supported by two filter units with 8 different configurations, a 5-shape waveshaper, up to 12 LFOs that can act also as DAHDSR enveloper generators.
Sounds can be refined with 8 effects units arranged as 2 insert per scene, 2 sends and 2 master effects. Available are 10 different high-quality effects ranging from delay, reverb, chorus, phaser, rotary speaker, frequency shifter and more. Surge comes with over 1000 patches and 183 onboard wavetables. Well, I can name even more features but what I can only repeat: this is a must-have for every music producer.
Virtual Analog Synthesizers
- Full Bucket Music FB-3300 Sound Demo
- FBM FB-3100 Sound Demo
- FBM StigmaSound Demo
- FBM The Blooo Sound Demo
Phase Modulation Synthesizers
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8-bit & Retro Synthesizers
- Nusofting Sinnah Complex (waveshaper)Sound Demo
Ok ok, you don’t want to spend money on commercial plugins, all these synthesizers are enough for you. Well, if you buy your next hardware from Thomann, you can support the Synth Anatomy website also! Big thanks in advance
String Machine Synthesizers
- 2getheraudio Cheeze Machine 2 (sound demo)