Here is a list of VST's that have been found to work with LMMS. There is no guarantee that they will definitely work with your system though. Think of it as a guide. Please feel free to add any that you find to work also (or not).
Please also do remember, that 'working' means that it must:
- Save all new settings!
- Reload with all saved settings!
- Connect correctly to LMMS VST-dials-array (wrench sub-page)
If any of these fails, then the VST does not work in LMMS, and should be marked negatively (no) in the list!
It is generally good practice to test a VST you haven't used before on a blank project, this way you won't lose any work you've done if it fails to load and causes LMMS to lock-up.
|Plugin name (Version)||Plugin type||Developer||Remarks, information||Homepage|
|Blarg||Additive/Modulation Synthesizer||Contralogic||?||?||Mono/polyphonic virtual synthesizer with 3 oscillators with 6 mode options and many waveform possibilities, 2 multimode filters, formant filter bank, warp (waveshaper). Includes 4 multi-stage graphical envelopes and 4 LFOs. Effects include reverb, echo and EQ. £ routable modulators.||http://www.contralogic.com/vst-plugins/blarg/|
|Dune 2||Advanced Synthesizer||Synapse Audio||?||?||Software synthesizer with VA, FM and Wavetable synthesis capability. 8x-Unison mode provides up to 520 oscillators. Three LFOs, four multiple-segment EGs, 500 presets. Arpeggiator with MIDI file input function. Full effects section.||http://www.synapse-audio.com/dune2.html|
|The Legend||Analog Modeling Synthesizer||Synapse Audio||?||?||Virtual analog (Minimoog-style) synthesizer with fully-modeled VCO, VCF and VCA, reverb and delay effects, mono/poly/unison modes, noise, drive, full key-tracking capability.||http://www.synapse-audio.com/thelegend.html|
|Steve Duda||?||The dream synthesizer did not seem to exist: a wavetable synthesizer with a truly high-quality sound, visual and creative workflow-oriented interface to make creating and altering sounds fun instead of tedious, and the ability to “go deep” when desired - to create / import / edit / morph wavetables, and manipulate these on playback in real-time. ($ 287! Demo Fails, full version works in win10)||https://www.xferrecords.com/products/serum|
|Rob Papen||?||?||This synth delivers FM Synthesis, Phase Distortion Synthesis, Wave Shaping Synthesis and Subtractive Synthesis in one creative combination.
|Planetoid & Meteoroid||Retro Synthesizers||Simple-Media||?||?||Planetoid is a virtual analogue synth, meteoroid is monophonic only, but with additional modulation features.||http://www.simple-media.co.uk/vsti.htm|
|Minky Starshine||Additive Synthesizer||Expert Sleepers||?||?||Virtual additive synthesizer with 16 partials per waveform, each assignable to "modulation groups."||http://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/minkystarshine.html|
|Garritan Personal Orchestra||Virtual Orchestra||Garritan||?||?||http://www.garritan.com|
|Massive||Synthesizer||Native Instruments||?||Demo fails, full version works in Windows 10.||http://www.native-instruments.com/products/producer/massive/|
|SimSynth Live|| Synthesizer
|Image-Line||?||?||Following issues on Linux:
|Superior Drummer (2.0)||Drums||Toontrack||?||?||http://www.toontrack.com/|
|Image-Line||?||Sytrus Hybrid Synthesizer - subtractive but addictive. A disruptive innovation in software synthesis, nothing else compares to the diversity Sytrus packs. FM, RM & Subtractive synthesis - have it all.||http://www.image-line.com/documents/sytrus.html|
(1.4 & 1.5)
|Cakewalk||?||Powerful analog-style Synthesizer||http://www.cakewalk.com/products/Z3TA/|
|Plugin name (Version)||Plugin type||Developer||Remarks, information||Homepage|
|DSK AcoustiKGruitarZ||Acoustic Guitar||DSK||?||http://www.dskmusic.com|
|DSK ElectriKGruitarZ||Electric Guitar||DSK||?||Takes ~15 seconds to load||http://www.dskmusic.com|
|DVS Guitar||Electric Guitar||DreamVortex||?||http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments|
|Plugin name (version)||Plugin type||Developer||Remarks, information||Homepage|
|DSK Harmonica (beta)||Harmonica||DSK||?||Very primitive||http://www.dskmusic.com|
|Plugin name||Plugin type||Developer||Remarks, information||Homepage|
|JazzBaby||Piano||?||http://smatni.tripod.com/safwanmatnivstplugins/ http://download.dontcrack.com/safwan_matni/Jazz%20Baby.rar (direct)|
|LazySnake||Electric Piano||Andreas Ersson||?||?||http://www.bostreammail.net/ers/lazysnake.html|
|MDA Piano||Piano||MDA||?||Pretty common piano sound||http://mda.smartelectronix.com/synths.htm|
|MicroOrgan MkIII||Organ||GTG||?||Drawbar organ with percussion, key click, vibrato and unison. MIDI channel must be set to "All".||http://www.gtgsynths.com|
|MrRay73 (1.0)||Electric Piano||?||Fender Rhodes electric piano synthesizer (no samples). Very good sound. This is the old version, but it's free. Click on "MrRay seventy three" to hide the donations message and get to the controls.||http://www.genuinesoundware.com/?a=downloads (archive)|
Brass & Horns
|Plugin name||Plugin type||Developer||Remarks, information||Homepage|
|Plugin name (version)||Plugin type||Developer||Remarks, information||Homepage|
|FB-3100 (v.1.1.2)||Polyphonic Synthesizer||Full Bucket Music||?||?||Polyphonic emulation of the Korg PS-3100 polyphonic hardware synth. Band-limited oscillators, 2-pole LP filters, resonator section, two modulation generators. Two limiters. Full preset management capability.||https://www.fullbucket.de/music/fb3100.html|
|PolyGAS||Granular Synthesizer||Stone Voices||?||?||Polyphonic granular-type softsynth with full wave import (.wav and .aiff formats only). Two LP, HP, BP and Comb filters, as well as 3 bypass filters. Eleven types of distortion. Eighteen envelopes with up to 40 nodes each. Controlled randomization. Reverb and Delay. Full MIDI control, preset management and manual.||http://stone-voices.ru/vst/polygas|
|Marazmator||Hybrid Synthesizer||Stone Voices||?||?||Monophonic hybrid softsynth for ambient/industrial-type sounds. Three oscillators with level, ratio and offset controls, AR envelope, with pipe (filter), Biquad, Butterworth and Chebyshev filters, sequencer, flanger and reverb effects. Includes manual.||http://stone-voices.ru/vst/marazmator|
|Arminator||Analog Modeling Synthesizer||Krakli||?||?||Mono/polyphonic softsynth emulator of the famous Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer, with 2 oscillators in parallel with descrete low-pass and high-pass filters, amplifiers, envelopes and arpeggiators; discrete aftertouch and velocity sensitivity; controller ribbon, full preset management. Ring modulation, bit crush, reverb, echo.||Arminator at Krakli's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Krakli-402900369778198/|
|MauSynth (10 and 11)||Analog Modeling Synthesizer||Pekka Kauppila||?||?||Mono/polyphonic softsynth with 2 band-limited oscillators and zero-delay feedback filter. Osc 1: saw, square; Osc 2: saw-up, saw-down, square, triangle, S&H, noise. LFO, ring modulation, sync, bi-polar 2-oct detune, filter with LP to HP, resonance boost, delay effect section with spread control. Aftertouch, unison, touch sensitivity.||http://rinki.net/pekka/mausynth/|
|Alice-1377||Classic Soviet Synthesizer||SyncerSoft||?||?||Polyphonic emulator of the Russian Elisa 1377 synth. Single oscillator with saw, triangle, rectangle and Nrectangle waveshapes. Modulation section including FM, phaser and delay effects, panning.||http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Alice-1377&id=294|
|ADHDidi||Virtual Additive Synthesizer||Saltline||?||?||Mono/polyphonic additive softsynth with fundamental-plus-15-harmonics, each with 8-stage envelopes for amplitude and pitch, discrete volume, filter bias adjustment, waveform selector/PWM control, interesting sync capability between harmonics. Two filters with LP, HP, BP, each assignable to any of the 16 oscillators' envelopes. Flexible modulation matrix, reverb and delay effects onboard. General ADSR amp control with pan control. Available through Saltline's Facebook page.||https://www.facebook.com/saltline/|
|Asynth||Virtual Analog Synthesizer||Antti@Smartelectronix||?||?||Mono/polyphonic softsynth with interesting circuit-modelled filters: "MS20": 12 dB/oct multimode filter with signal level dependent resonance, "Mini": 24 dB/oct filter with added multimode responses, and "Xpander": Multimode 24 dB/oct filter with 16 different responses. 2 oscillators: saw-square and saw-pulse wave options. Filter and amp ADSR envelopes; LFO with 6 waveforms.||http://antti.smartelectronix.com/|
|Mono/Fury v.2.0.0||Virtual Analog Synthesizer||FullBucket.de||?||?||Mono/polyphonic softsynth inspired by Korg's Mono/Poly synth. 4 oscillators, arpeggiator; mono (unison), chord, poly capability. 4-pole LP filter with self-oscillation capacity, filter and amp ADSR envelopes, hard sync and X-mod sections; additional "tweak" section with filter and amplitude velocity sensitivity adjustment.||Mono/Fury at FullBucket.de: https://www.fullbucket.de/music/monofury.html|
|Greyhound||Virtual Analog Synthesizer||Acquit Music||?||?||Mono/polyphonic softsynth with 4 oscillators and 2 suboscillators. HP/LP filters, two ADSR envelopes, pan, glide, delay effect.||Greyhound at VstPlanet.com: http://www.vstplanet.com/News/12/Greyhound.htm|
|Polyakov||Virtual Analog Synthesizer||Blue Smoke Audio||?||?||Classic emulation of an old Russian "Formanta Polivoks," this synth includes 2-oscillators with traditional saw, triangle, square and two pulse waveforms, zero-delay feedback, 12-dB LP and BP resonant filter types, LFO. "Ext" switch (not audio input) for added saturation.||Polyakov at Music-society.de: http://music-society.de/index.php/topic,5732.0.html|
|Feldspar||Virtual Analog Synthesizer||Contralogic Productions||?||?||2-oscillator virtual synthesizer with cross (FM) modulation, 3 syncable LFOs, ring modulation, arpeggiator, echo. Two filters connected in series, mono/poly capability, analog drift.||http://www.contralogic.com/vst-plugins/feldspar/|
|iloSynth-1 (v.1.6)||Poly/Monophonic Software Synthesizer||iLoyd||?||?||Virtual synthesizer with 2 oscillators with noise, sync, FM and ring modulation. Two filters in series: first with 12dB Low, High, Band, Notch; second filter has 24dB Lowpass only. Discrete ADSR envelopes for pitch, timbre and amplitude. Pitch envelope will modulate rate of LFO 2. Filter depth controllable by midi velocity. Two LFOs, chorus and delay.||http://www.iloyd.com/ilosynth/|
|The Qyooo (v.1.0.1)||Polyphonic Software Synthesizer||Full Bucket||?||?||Virtual synthesizer with 3 band-limited oscillators, 4 LFOs and 4 ADSR envelopes. Complex scene-morphing capability for modulation of 3 filter sections that can be arranged in parallel, series or variation. Chorus, noise, ring modulation.||https://www.fullbucket.de/music/qyooo.html|
|Logana||Virtual Analog Synthesizer||TorQue Audio||?||?||Classic mono-polyphonic analog-style softsynth with 3 oscillators, filter with 12-, 24- and 36-dB slopes; varied detuning capabilities, sync and PWM; modulation matrix including frequency- and phase modulation, filter and amplitude ADSR envelopes plus an additional ADSR envelope. Noise with color adjustment; LFO.||Logana at VstPlanet.com: http://vstplanet.com/News/2017/torque-audio-releases-logana-v1.9-free-vst-synth.htm|
|CDS-2||Virtual Analog Synthesizer||EFM||?||?||Classic analog-style softsynth with 2 oscillators, 2 LFOs and LFO delay, Sync, arpeggiator, unison mode, white/pink noise, delay effect.||CDS-2 at Vst4Free.com: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=CDS-2&id=1194|
|Scorpius||Virtual Analog Synthesizer||meesha.nl||?||?||Softsynth with 2 oscillators plus sub-oscillator, 2 separate filters, 2 LFOs, Ring Modulator, Pitch EG, Stereo Delay, Flanger. Lots of modulation options, PWM. Unique layout designed for ease-of-use with two Behringer BCR-2000 controllers.||http://www.meesha.nl/vst/scorpius.html|
|Wavedraw Free||Wavetable Synthesizer||Angular Momentum||?||?||2-oscillator softsynth with drawable waveforms, as well as a large variety provided and a random function for each waveform. Separate filter, ADSR envelopes and sequencer for each oscillator. Four LFOs. Chorus and Reverb.||http://www.amvst.com/|
|Retronix||Retro-style-Analog and Wavetable Unison Synthesizer||Angular Momentum||?||?||2-oscillator softsynth very useful for "fat" oscillators; includes separate spread, detune, PWM and volume for each oscillator. ADSR envelope sections for amp and filter; separate additional modulation section with ADSR envelope; chorus and delay effects. Easy-to-browse preset window at top of GUI.||http://www.amvst.com/|
|AlioNoctis||Hybrid Synthesizer||HG Fortune||?||?||Three digital PCM-wave oscillators with 128 selectable waves; oscillator three includes an interesting wavesequencer that allows selection of up to 8 different waveshapes; 3 "joystick" morphing controls and 3 ADSR envelopes; "Inferno" and "Spook" section; bass enhancer, 8 lazy buttons.||http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=AlioNoctis_Pro&id=589|
|1984||Polyphonic Analogue Modelling Synthesizer||Piano Vintage||?||?||Classic analog-stype 2-oscillator synthesizer with traditional waveforms: saw, square, triangle, sine and noise. Separate detuning for each (plus/minus 4 octaves and fine tuning), ADSR envelopes for filter and amplitude. Filters include: SVF LP, HP, BP, Notch and Peak, Moog 6dB, 12dB, 24dB, RBJ LP and HP, Single Pole LP and HP, and DC blocker. Chorus, delay and pan effects also provided.||http://vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=1984&id=894|
|GTG ST 2008||Polyphonic Synthesizer||GTG||?||?||Virtual poly synth with 3 oscillators: pulse wave with PW control, saw with fine/oct detune and sync, saw with fine/octave and 3,4,7 detune, 3 LFOs with 5 wave shapes and routable destination options, filter envelope, filter key follow and envelope, resonance/cutoff control, additional modulation section with ADSR envelope; chorus and delay effects.||http://gtgsynths.com/plugins.htm|
|AlphatronSE Special Edition NFG 2013||VA Synthesizer||HG Fortune||?||?||Virtual digital-analog synth with Amplitude Modulation and 3 oscillators: Osc1 with up to 6 poly waves; Osc2 with single waves, noise and sync; Osc3 with sampled digital waves (think SQ-80). LP filter, filter and amp EGs with 3 modes: exponential, reverse exponential and linear. "Mystify" function, Booster/Enciter, delay, pan, reverb effects. 3 LFOs, 3 randomizer buttons.||http://vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Alphatron_SE&id=2438|
|Additive Table Synth||Virtual Additive Synthesizer||Angular Momentum||?||?||Virtual 2-oscillator additive mono/polyphonic synthesizer with selectible harmonics shapes and wave mix controls. Both oscillators routable to 2 different filters with LP, BP, HP, Notch and Peak filter settings. Two amp and filter envelopes, two filter step sequencers. Includes reverb, chorus and delay effects.||http://freevst.x10.mx/synthesizers_2.php|
|Cobalt Hybrid Synth||Virtual Hybrid Synthesizer||Sanford Sound Design||?||?||Virtual digital-analog hybrid synth with many waveforms resynthesized from hybrid synthesizers. Mono/polyphonic, two oscillators, routable fm signals, LP,BP,HP,Notch filters, two envelopes, two LFOs. Includes overdrive, noise, pan, chorus and delay effects.||http://www.lesliesanford.com/vst/plugins/|
|Charisma Light (v.0.8)||Virtual Subtractive Synthesizer||Mira-Katharina Langnau||?||?||Software synth with two discrete oscillators sent to right/left audio channels: discrete multimode filters (3 LP, 3 HP and 2 Moog), discrete amp and filter envelopes, mono/poly capability, digital delay and flange effects.||http://music-society.de/index.php/topic,1074.0.html|
|Swierk (v.1.1.2)||Virtual Subtractive Synthesizer||Saltline||?||?||Two-oscillator mono/poly synth with sub-oscillator, sync, noise generator, state-variable filter: LP 1+2, HP and BP. Two ADSR envelopes, one 8-stage envelope, two LFOs, internal and external modulation matrices.||http://www.saltline.co.uk/swierk.html|
|5-SC||Virtual Subtractive Synthesizer||Samsara Cycle Audio||?||?||Monophonic/polyphonic 1-oscillator synth with saw, square and noise signals. LP, HP and BP filter options. PWM, LFO modulation for pitch, filter and amplitude. Delay and reverb effects.||http://samcycle.blogspot.it/search/label/5-SC|
|MC-44||Virtual Synthesizer||Samsara Cycle Audio||?||?||Monophonic/polyphonic synthesizer with 4 oscillators (5,5,5,28 waveshapes). Each oscillator has a dedicated LFO with multi-wave capability. Pitch, pan and routing selection for 2 separate filters (LP and HP). Delay effect, pink/white noise.||http://samcycle.blogspot.it/search/label/MC44|
|Firebird (v.2.1)||HCM (Harmonic Content Morphing) Synthesizer||Tone2 Audiosoftware||?||?||Polyphonic synthesizer with 84 oscillator types, 23 spectral modifiers, 38 different filter types, arpeggiator with 21 settings. Includes 437 presets.||https://tone2.com/html/firebird.html|
|Kern (v.1.0.1)||Subtractive Synthesizer||Bjoern Arlt||?||?||Subtractive polyphonic softsynth, 32 voices, 2 bandlimited oscillators, low-pass filter with "smooth" and "dirty" modes, multiple-rate chorus effect, 2 possible GUI layouts.||http://www.fullbucket.de/music/kern.html|
|Lynx (v.0.87)||Subtractive Synthesizer||Xenobioz||?||?||Subtractive softsynth with Phase Distortion, very versatile Wave Editor section, 2 ADSR envelopes.||http://www.xenobioz.com/|
|Charlatan (v.2.0)||Subtractive Virtual Analog Synthesizer||BlauKraut Engineering||?||?||Softsynth with 2 oscillators, 4-pole/2-pole LP and 2-pole BP filters, two envelopes, LFO, chorus, adjustable unison mode. Sync and ring-modulation, flexible modulation routings.||http://www.blaukraut.info/|
|Free Alpha||Virtual Synthesizer||LinPlug||?||?||Softsynth with 2 oscillators with many waveforms, filter and amp envelopes, LFO, chorus and spread effects, modulation matrix.||http://vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Free_Alpha&id=2290|
|Splash||Virtual Synthesizer||Noizefield||?||?||Softsynth with 4 oscillators (60 different waveforms for each), three envelopes, two multi-mode filters, two LFOs, effects section with EQ, chorus, distortion, reverb, drive and phaser.||http://www.noizefield.com/partner-projects/jb|
|Pro-1||VA Synthesizer||ele4music.com||?||?||Vintage Sequential Circuit's Pro-One emulation, with powerful filter, dual oscillators, phrase arpeggiator, ample modulation section.||Pro-1 at Vst4Free.com: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Pro-1&id=760|
|Xhip||Substractive software Synthesizer||Xhip||?||?||Synthesizer with dual oscillators, cross-modulation, antialiasing sampled waveforms, supersaw.||http://xhip.net/synth/|
|Czynthia||Software Synthesizer||Algomusic||?||?||Softsynth with Casio CZ-style layout and many extras, including scaling, various effects and Pulsar section.||Czynthia at VstPlanet: http://www.vstplanet.com/Instruments/VST_Synthesizers36.htm|
|Oatmeal (v.38-1)||Subtractive Synthesizer||Fuzzpilz||?||?||Two-oscillator softsynth with various waveforms including user wave capability, aftertouch, dual filters, unique ahdbdsr envelopes, arpeggiator, multiple filter types; pitch envelope, mono/poly/unison modes.||Oatmeal at VstPlanet: http://www.vstplanet.com/News/2012/oatmeal_v38-1|
|T-Force Alpha Plus (v.1.2.0)||Subtractive/FM Synthesizer||Mastrcode Music||?||?||Three multi-wave oscillators, 32-step gate, two routable modulation ADSR EGs, standard filter and amp ADSR EGs, sidechain effects.||T-Force Alpha Plus at Vst4free.com: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=T-Force_Alpha_Plus&id=1426|
|Poly 2106||Synthesizer||Synthescience||?||?||Virtual subtractive performance softsynth, including single oscillator with one/two/three-wave combination plus sub-oscillator. Modulation features include oscillator warp and multimode modulation filter.||http://www.kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2012/#dc12-6647|
|Alpha||Roland Alpha Juno 1 Emulation||EFM||?||?||Mono/polyphonic synth, single oscillator with 2 waveforms, sub-oscillator, LP and HP filters.||Available free at Vst4Free.com: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Alpha&id=1927|
|AlphaII||Classic Analog Synthesizer||EFM||?||?||Mono/polyphonic synth with arpeggiator, unison, chorus, LP and HP filters, EG.||Available free at Vst4Free.com: http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Alpha_II&id=1928|
|MinimogueVA||Virtual analog Synthesizer||Voltkitchen||?||?||Virtual emulation of the Minimoog, with many additions: mono/polyphonic, oscillator 1 tuning, release setting for envelopes, aftertouch control, digital delay.||Available free at Plugin Boutique (log-in required) http://www.pluginboutique.com/products/151|
|PG-8X||Synthesizer||ML-VST||?||?||Virtual synth inspired after the Roland JX-8P, with GUI layout similar to the PG-800. (JX-8P SysEx files accepted.) Poly (6-12 voice), mono and unison modes. 24 dB resonant LP filter, hard sync, ring modulation, stereo chorus.||https://sites.google.com/site/mlvst0|
|Lokomotiv||Virtual Analog Synthesizer||Archetype Instruments||?||?||Mono/polyphonic synthesizer with high-definition oscillator, MG ladder modeling multimode filter||http://www.archetype-instruments.com/|
|DSK ThoR||Synthesizer||DSK||?||4-oscillator, each with dedicated filter section, 3 routable LFOs.||http://www.dskmusic.com|
|Crystal (v.2.5.6)||Synthesizer||GreenOak||?||(generic crossbreeding)-Settings made in GUI will not persist in win presets.||http://www.greenoak.com/crystal/|
|ARCDEV Mainliner X2||Mono Synth||?||specialising in sinister detuned d'n'b basslines||http://www.arcanedevice.com/|
|FXpansion||?||?||Based on detailed and accurate models of analogue synthesizer circuits and components, ORCA excels at deep, squelchy basses and thick unison leads.||http://www.fxpansion.com|
|Rhythm 2 - The Legendary Soviet Synth|| Synthesizer
|?||?||Based on the EMI Ritm 2 which is an one-voice keyboard synthesizer designed for solo, ensembles and orchestral playing musical compositions of any genre. It can be used both for educational needs and creating different musical effects.||http://vst.smtp.ru/|
|RTICUL8R||Synthesizer||Krakli||?||?||Best played with a velocity sensitive keyboard, it can turn its hand to natural sounding or totally synthetic tones.||http://krakli.com/|
|Squelch||Mono Synth||?||?|| Monophonic Squelch Generator.
Squelch is designed to easily and quickly implement those all-too-popular acidic psytrance squiggles.
|Synth1 (1.13-beta3)||Synthesizer||Ichiro Toda||?||Synth1 is a virtual analogue synth modeled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2. It features 2xosc, 2xlfo, arpeggiator, effects, equalizer, unison mode & writable patch banks.||All versions of synth1 http://www.geocities.jp/daichi1969/softsynth/|
|NoiseMaker (2.5)||Synthesizer||TAL||?|| TAL-NoiseMaker is an improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect.
A display shows the knob and slider values. This allows more control over the synth. A ringmodulator and a syncable triangle are also part of this synth. TAL-NoiseMaker includes new filter types as the self resonating 6dB low pass and a notch filter. Its improved amplitude ADSR is very suitable for slow pads as for really fast envelopes. 128 factory presets included.
|TAL||?||U-No-62 is an improved and completely refactored version of U-No-60.||http://kunz.corrupt.ch/?Products:VST_TAL-U-No-62|
|GTG 44 S||Synthesizer||GTG||?||?||Analog modeling synth. MIDI Channel must be set to "---".||http://www.gtgsynths.com|
|GTG FM4|| Synthesizer
|GTG||?||?||4-operator FM synth. Good pads, keys. MIDI Channel must be set to "All".||http://www.gtgsynths.com|
|GTG MX 2008||Synthesizer||GTG||?||?||3-osc analog-style synth with 3 LFOs (only one is host-syncable), delay and chorus effects. MIDI channel must be set to "--".||http://www.gtgsynths.com|
|GTG NK 1001||Mono-Synth||GTG||?||?||Analog modeling monophonic synth. Very warm sound. MIDI channel must be set to "All". I recommend setting Key Trig to "Last".||http://www.gtgsynths.com|
|GTG Strings||String Synthesizer||GTG||?||?||String Synthesizer with unique filter section. MIDI channel must be set to "All".||http://www.gtgsynths.com|
|ErsDrums||Drum Synthesizer||Andreas Ersson||?||?||ErsDrums is a VST 2.3 compatible drum machine.
All sounds are calculated in "real time", no samples are used.
|Wollo Drone||Synthesizer||Wollo||?||Analog modeling synth.||http://www.wollo.com/vst.htm|
|DSK SixSenze||Synthesizer||DSK||?||Layering Synthesizer. Great pads and keys. Occasional x-runs.||http://www.dskmusic.com/dsk-sixsenze/|
|Andreas Ersson||?||Analog-style synth with two multimode filters. Lots and lots of filter types. 4 LFOs and 4 Envelopes, routable in semi-modular fashion. Badly in need of a unison mode or chorus effect. Great for fat leads, keys, arps and basses but lousy for pads.||http://www.bostreammail.net/ers/polyiblit.html|
|Cheeze Machine||String Synthesizer||BigTick||?||?||Emulates the classic string ensemble sound, made popular by such classic synths as the Crumar Performer or the Arp Solina. Generates sound by feeding a simple, saw-like waveform, into a chorus ensemble emulator, a 6-stages phaser, and a reverb.||http://bigtick.pastnotecut.org/index.php?action=PROD&pcode=110|
|smartelectronix||?||Subtractive virtual VST Synth||http://www.smartelectronix.com/~alex/|
|Virtual Juno 6|| Synthesizer
|?||Juno 6 is an VST based virtual Analogue Synthesizer for Windows written in C++, that emulates the sound technics of the original Roland Juno 6/60 Synthesizer. The project itself is based on the ultramaster juno 6 linux sources **when adjusting faders sometimes they can run away to max, but they can easily be adjusted back down to desired setting**||http://juno6.gruftie.com/index2.html|
|?||Virtual Singing Monk||http://www.audionerdz.com/|
|DAO||Synthesizer||?||Two-oscillator, CZ-like selection of waveforms.||http://www.kvraudio.com/get/388.html|
|Hotelsinus Reese Bassline|| Synthesizer
|EVM Bassline (1.3)|| Synthesizer
|Drumatic 3||Drum Synthesizer||e-phonic||?||
||?||Made with SynthEdit||http://www.e-phonic.com/plugins/drumatic3.php|
|SyncModular||Modular Synthesizer||Dr Sync||?||
||?|| you can't close the GUI (LMMS 0.4.9)
crashing while opening project
|Superwave P8 (V.2.1)||Super-saw-type virtual Synthesizer||Chris Gill||?||2 oscillator with super-wave detune, 4 ADSR envelopes with initial depth setting, 2 resonant-type 12dB filters with LP, BP and HP settings; 2 LFOs, various routing options, delay. Mono/polyphonic (max. 8 voice), portamento (in mono mode only).||http://www.superwavesynths.co.uk/product_p8.htm|
|Mini DiZi||Flute||Kong Audio||
(as of 0.4.8)
|Mini ErHu||String||Kong Audio||
(as of 0.4.8)
|?||?||Chinese two-stringed bowed musical instrument.||http://chineekong.com/free.htm|
|DVS Megabass||Continuous sound Bass Synth||DreamVortex||?||
Great continual tone from this bass synth
|Transcender SE||Sweet atmospheric synth||DreamVortex||?||?||Full, and dreamy Synth||http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments|
|Phat Bass||Synth Bass||DreamVortex||?||?||Works well, and is full of bass||http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments|
|Nanotron||Awesome Old School string synth||DreamVortex||?||?||Incredible vintage sound. Very profressional sounding, and enjoyable.||http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments|
|Dream Sequencer||Techno, trance type Synth||DreamVortex||?||?||Very nice and enjoyable sequencer!!||http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments|
|GTG JP7A||Syntheziser||GTG||?||?||A good old analog polysynth with a 24dB filter, snappy envelopes and nice mod effects.||http://www.gtgsynths.com/|
|GTG NR2010||Syntheziser||GTG Synths|| ?
||?|| A six voice analog synth with a 24 dB filter, pitch envelope,
osc sync, mono mode, MIDI automation. Pitch bender with 3 fixed ranges.
||?||Main Features: 2x VCO - 7 waveforms - Sync, Filter ADSR EG, Amp ADSR EG, Pitch LFO, Mono mode - Glide, Designed for live use||http://www.vstplanet.com/News/10/Ansine_2.htm|
|RMXL||Synth||Krakli||?||?||A hybrid of Physical Modelling and FM synthesis. Specializes in plucked or struck tones. Each sound generating 'line' is totally independent meaning that they can have their own portamento, Glide or Mono/poly settings.||http://www.krakli.com/|
|Cosmos2||Synth||BSerrano||?||?||2 DCO, 2 LFOs that can run freely or BPM host sync. 2 DADSR envelopes. 1 multi-segments modulator (MSM). 1 resonant filter 12/24 db/oct. 6x7 Modulations matrix.||http://bserrano.free.fr/Synths_Cosmos2.html|
|Casiopea||Synth||Marvin Pavilion||?||?||8 voices polyphonic, 2 oscillators, Sine/Sawtooth/Square/Pulse/Double-Sine/Saw-Pulse/Resonance (Type 1, 2, 3, 3 envelopes DCO, DCW, DCA, Ring Modulation||http://marvinpavilion.ojaru.jp/en/sound/vst.html|
|SQ8L||Synth||Siegfried Kullmann||?||?||The SQ80 features 3 digital wavetable oscillators for each of its 8 voices which are fed through analog 4-pole lowpass filters (-24dB gain) with resonance. Sound parameters can be modulated by 4 envelopes, 3 LFOs and several MIDI sources.||http://www.buchty.net/ensoniq/|
|Aqua||Synth||Osiris Synths||?||?||2 Osc, 2 LFOs, 2 filters: lowpass, bandpass, highpass, bandreject (notch), bypass, delay effect, arpeggiator||https://sites.google.com/site/osirissynths2/|
|TheBlooo (v.2-0-2)||Subtractive Synthesizer||Full Bucket Music||?||?|| Up to 64 voices polyphony including portamento.
2 band-limited oscillators including Ring modulation and Soft/Hard sync. 4 oscillator waveforms (sawtooth, pulse, sawpulse, sine) with shape control. 2 multi-mode four-pole zero-delay feedback filters (lowpass, highpass, bandpass, allpass, phaser) with resonance and panorama control.3 envelopes (ADSR) with exponential slopes. 3 low frequency oscillators (LFOs) with tempo synchronization. 32-bit and 64-bit version
|TheScrooo (v.1-1-0)||Spectral Formant Synth||Full Bucket Music||?||?||Up to 32 voices polyphony including portamento. 2 band-limited carrier oscillators. 3 fully independent formant generator sections. 3 formant generation modes. 2 amplifiers with volume and panorama control. 3 envelopes (ADSR) with exponential slopes. 3 low frequency oscillators (LFOs) with tempo synchronization.||http://www.fullbucket.de/music/vst.html|
|Nabla v.1.1.0||Synth||Full Bucket Music||?||?|| Paraphonic Synthesizer and Strings sections.
Up to 64 voices polyphony. 4 band-limited frequency divider-driven signal generators. 4-pole zero-delay feedback bandpass/lowpass filter. Two band-limited frequency divider-driven signal generators. 2-band equalizer. Ensemble effect. Flexible pitch/filter modulation by LFO or noise. Tweaks (not to be found in the original Delta): "GOD Mode" to provide true polyphony. Panning for Synthesizer/Strings sections. Double precision audio processing. All parameters can be controlled by MIDI controllers. 32-bit and 64-bit version.
|4Evar||Synth||Fsynthz.com||?||?||Wave draw synthesis, double oscilloscope, ultimate distortion, interactive detune (Xtravoice), very CPU-friendly||http://www.fsynthz.com/F_gen.htm|
|Kassiopeia!2.0||Synth||Sonic Assault||?||?||A Casio CZ-inspired Dual Line Phase Distortion Synthesizer.User selectable 1-8 Note Polyphony. 6 Graphic 16-stage Envelope Generators with Stage Looping, Independent Stage Contouring and Key Follow. 2 Pitch LFOs with Delay and Contoured Fade-In. Multi-timbre and Routing Ring Modulator. User Adjustable Key Scaling. 2 Independent Cross Feedback Delays.||http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jez.price/synths.htm|
|Mopar||Synth||PQN Audio||?||?|| Osc 1 has 8 waveforms (saw, square, pulse, double sine, saw-pulse, reso 1, reso 2 and reso3). These are the waveforms you obtain when the modulation level is at its maximum. At its minimum, the oscillator produce a sine wave. The modulation level can be modulated by a filter and by the LFO.
Osc2 has 6 waveforms (choir, brass, accordion, organ, dream and strings). The 2 oscillators share the same amplitude envelope (ADSR). You can adjust the volume of each oscillator separatly. You can also adjust the master volume and the bender range (from 1 to 12 semitones) and the portamento time. Mopar has a polyphony of 4 or 8 voices, receive midi data on channels 1 to 16, pitchbend and velocity sensitivity.
|Abakos||Synth||HERCs Music Systems||?||?||2 VCO with 3 waveforms. LFO with multiple waveforms. 2 ADSR for sound design. Envelope Follow. Onboard Delay, Tremolo, Vibrato and Wah Wah. Noise Generator. Ring Mod. Digital / Analogue Filter Modes. Internal preset management system.||http://www.hercsmusicsystems.com/old_index.html|
| Sample plugin
(for adding your own)
As of 0.4.X
|some exceptions and other interesting stuff||http://lmms.io/wiki/index.php/Tested_VSTs|
|VST plugin name||Plugin type||Developer||Remarks, information||Homepage|
|DSK Etheral Padz 2||Pad syntheziser||DSK||?||?||
VST Effects & plug-ins
|Plugin name||Plugin type||Remarks, information||Homepage|
|TLs Pocket Limiter (1.2)||Limiter||?||Handy Limiter||http://rekkerd.org/tbt-releases-tls-pocket-limiter-v12/|
|Omnisone - Spatial Processor (1.0.5)||spatial image processor VST plugin||?||Omnisone is a free spatial image processor VST plugin, with control of the side signal level, means to enhance the ambiance, and to re-pan both input signals individually, even outside the loudspeaker base||http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/downloads/omnisone/omnisone.zip|
|PC-2 Pschoacoustic Compressor (1.0.1)||compressor||?||Conventional compressors are based on peak or rms-level estimation to compute their time-variant gain or attenuation. This property of most compressors often causes undesirable intermodulation distortion and pumping/breathing artefacts.
PC-2 features a 'psycho-acoustic relevance' mode. Instead of using a peak or rms-level estimation, this mode employes a perceptual loudness model to compute the loudness of the input signal. This perceptual loudness model is combined with advanced attack and release stages that model peripheral adaptation of the human auditory nerve. The result is a very transparent compression characteristic, even with very short attack and release times. On the other hand, the simple, classic compression behavior can be engaged too by simply switching off the complex loudness model.
|Timemachine - Vintage Sampler (1.0.2)||digititus creator||?||The ultimate digititus creator! TimeMachine is a VST plugin that provides accurate reproduction of the characteristic sound of vintage samplers, such as the Commodore 64, or older Akai samplers. The (virtual) sampling rate can be varied, as well as the number of bits used for digital representation. furthermore, aliasing distortion can be generated individually for AD and DA conversion.||http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/downloads/timemachine/timemachine.zip|
|Leftover Lasagne Pushtec 5+1A||6-Band mid-range and program EQ||?||6 band mid-range and program EQ. The algorithm is based on a circuit schematic of two of the most sought-after vintage analogue EQ's||http://www.kvraudio.com/developer_challenge/2006/PushTec1.2.zip|
|SEND (1.0.1)||Spectrum Enhancer||?||SEND combines resonating low and high-pass filters with non-linear elements that generate even or odd harmonics.||http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/downloads/send/send.zip|
|MDA Plugins||various, see website||
(as of 0.4.4)
|?||Lots of versatile OpenSource effect plugins:
|Glitch||Pattern-based Effect Sequencer||
(as of 0.4.9)
| Can use some CPU...
Glitch chops up your audio in real-time and applies a variety of effects which can either be chosen at random, manually sequenced, or a mixture of both. The sounds it generates range from quite subtle to extremely bizarre, depending on how much you tweak the controls. **when trying to change paramters on the different effects it can max them out and then be unable to change back again**
|CamelCrusher||Distortion||?||?||CamelCrusher is a free 'colouring' multi-effect plugin. It offers two characteristically different distortion sounds which can be blended together to create a wide variety of tones and textures. Great for guitars, drums and plenty more!||http://www.camelaudio.com/camelcrusher.php|
|GSnap||Autotune||(tested 32-bit plugin in 64-bit LMMS)||?||?||Freeware. For use as an effect. Snap-to-scale works. MIDI input mode, not sure how to get MIDI to it.||http://www.gvst.co.uk/gsnap.htm|
|NyquistEQ||Graphic 5 band EQ||
||?||Non known||Only at https://xferrecords.com/freeware/|
|BlueCatSuit||Chorus, Flanger, FreqAnalyzer, Gain, Phaser, TrippleEQ||?||
||?||ONLY on 1.2.0 and higher||https://www.bluecataudio.com/Download/Home/|
|DRX8R-1.1||Compressor & Reverb||?||
||?||ONLY on 1.2.0 and higher||http://akit1974.blog137.fc2.com/|
| Sample plugin
(for adding your own)
|Template:Add the type of plugin||
||?||some exceptions and other interesting stuff||http://lmms.io/wiki/index.php?title=Tested_VSTs|
Templates for the compatibility table
The different approach: These do NOT work
We decided on this listing because it is
- A short list
- Easy to overview
- Simple to understand
For now this list is for windows only! YOU can help us with the Linux ao x10 version!
If you know a VST that belong on the list, ao know some for a Linux, or x10 list, let us know about in in forum. http://lmms.io/forum/index.php
You use this list before you download a VST that has caught your attention. If the VST in question is in this list. Dont bother. It wont work!
This list will not be static. for every new version of LMMS the list will be checked, so new items could maby be added, but items on the list will definitely disappear!
This is the nogo list for windows
- BlueCat-Effect-collection [all WORKS on 1.2.0 or Higher]
- DRX8R-1.1 [WORKS on 1.2.0 or Higher]
- r-peg (no longer freeware)
- ULTRAkILLERmini [WORKS on 1.2.0 or Higher]