Tested VSTs

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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:

  • Play
  • 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.

You can sort the lists alphabetically by name/type/developer (unless javascript is disabled)


Commercial VSTs

Plugin name (Version) Plugin type Developer Linux.png Windows.png Mac.png Remarks, information Homepage
Dune 2 Advanced Synthesizer Synapse Audio Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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
Serum Synthesizer
(Wavetable)
Steve Duda ? No.png Yes.png 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 Available -Fails in win10) https://www.xferrecords.com/products/serum
Blue Synthesizer
(Hybrid)
Rob Papen Yes.png ? ? This synth delivers FM Synthesis, Phase Distortion Synthesis, Wave Shaping Synthesis and Subtractive Synthesis in one creative combination.
http://www.robpapen.com/blue.html
Planetoid & Meteoroid Retro Synthesizers Simple-Media Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? Virtual additive synthesizer with 16 partials per waveform, each assignable to "modulation groups." http://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/minkystarshine.html
DirectWave Sampler Image-Line Yes.png ? ? http://www.image-line.com/documents/directwave.html
Garritan Personal Orchestra Virtual Orchestra Garritan ? Yes.png ? http://www.garritan.com
Massive Synthesizer Native Instruments Yes.png No.png ? http://www.native-instruments.com/products/producer/massive/
Morphine Synthesizer
(Additive)
Image-Line Yes.png ? ? http://www.image-line.com/documents/morphine.html
PoiZone Subtractive Synthesizer Image-Line Yes.png Yes.png ? http://www.image-line.com/documents/poizone.html
SimSynth Live Synthesizer
(Virtual Analogue)
Image-Line Yes.png ? ? Following issues on Linux:
  • Takes a while to load
  • Various UI glitches
  • Not very stable
http://www.image-line.com/documents/simsynthlive.html
Superior Drummer (2.0) Drums Toontrack ? Yes.png ? http://www.toontrack.com/
Sytrus Synthesizer
(Hybrid FM)
Image-Line Yes.png Yes.png ? 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
WASP Synthesizer
(Virtual Analogue)
Image-Line No.png Yes.png ? http://www.image-line.com/documents/wasp.html
Wavestation Synthesizer
(Wavetable)
KORG Yes.png ? ? http://www.korg.com/service/downloadinfo.asp?DID=719
z3ta+
(1.4 & 1.5)
Synthesizer
(Waveshaping)
Cakewalk Yes.png Yes.png ? Powerful analog-style Synthesizer http://www.cakewalk.com/products/Z3TA/

Guitar

Plugin name (Version) Plugin type Developer Linux.png Windows.png Mac.png Remarks, information Homepage
DSK AcoustiKGruitarZ Acoustic Guitar DSK Yes.png Yes.png ? http://www.dskmusic.com
DSK ElectriKGruitarZ Electric Guitar DSK Yes.png Yes.png ? Takes ~15 seconds to load http://www.dskmusic.com
DVS Guitar Electric Guitar DreamVortex Yes.png Yes.png ? http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments


Harmonica

Plugin name (version) Plugin type Developer Linux.png Windows.png Mac.png Remarks, information Homepage
DSK Harmonica (beta) Harmonica DSK Yes.png Yes.png ? Very primitive http://www.dskmusic.com


Keys

Plugin name Plugin type Developer Linux.png Windows.png Mac.png Remarks, information Homepage
JazzBaby Piano Yes.png Yes.png ? http://smatni.tripod.com/safwanmatnivstplugins/ http://download.dontcrack.com/safwan_matni/Jazz%20Baby.rar (direct)
LazySnake Electric Piano Andreas Ersson ? Yes.png ? http://www.bostreammail.net/ers/lazysnake.html
MDA Piano Piano MDA Yes.png Yes.png ? Pretty common piano sound http://mda.smartelectronix.com/synths.htm
MicroOrgan MkIII Organ GTG Yes.png Yes.png ? 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 Yes.png Yes.png ? 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)


Synthesizer

Plugin name (version) Plugin type Developer Linux.png Windows.png Mac.png Remarks, information Homepage
Logana Virtual Analog Synthesizer TorQue Audio Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? Synthesizer with dual oscillators, cross-modulation, antialiasing sampled waveforms, supersaw. http://xhip.net/synth/
Czynthia Software Synthesizer Algomusic Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? Mono/polyphonic synthesizer with high-definition oscillator, MG ladder modeling multimode filter http://www.archetype-instruments.com/
DSK ThoR Synthesizer DSK Yes.png Yes.png ? 4-oscillator, each with dedicated filter section, 3 routable LFOs. http://www.dskmusic.com
Crystal (v.2.5.6) Synthesizer GreenOak Yes.png No.png ? (generic crossbreeding)-Settings made in GUI will not persist in win presets. http://www.greenoak.com/crystal/
Rain Rain Simulator xoxos Yes.png ? ? http://www.xoxos.net/vst/vst.html#nature
AquesTone Synthesizer
(Voice)
Yes.png Yes.png ? http://www.a-quest.com/aquestone/index_en.html
ARCDEV Mainliner X2 Mono Synth Yes.png Yes.png ? specialising in sinister detuned d'n'b basslines http://www.arcanedevice.com/
Drakqs Synthesizer
(FM)
Yes.png Yes.png ? http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=371
HERCS Abakos Synthesizer Yes.png Yes.png ? http://www.hercsmusicsystems.com/old_index.html
ORCA Synthesizer
(Virtual Analog)
FXpansion Yes.png ? ? 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
(Emulation)
Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? Monophonic Squelch Generator.

Squelch is designed to easily and quickly implement those all-too-popular acidic psytrance squiggles.

http://hosted.filefront.com/aeonsound/
Synth1 (1.13-beta3) Synthesizer Ichiro Toda Yes.png Yes.png ? 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 Yes.png Yes.png ? 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.

http://kunz.corrupt.ch/?Products:VST_TAL-NoiseMaker
U-No-62 Synthesizer
(Emulation)
TAL Yes.png Yes.png ? 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 Yes.png ? ? Analog modeling synth. MIDI Channel must be set to "---". http://www.gtgsynths.com
GTG FM4 Synthesizer
(FM)
GTG Yes.png ? ? 4-operator FM synth. Good pads, keys. MIDI Channel must be set to "All". http://www.gtgsynths.com
GTG MX 2008 Synthesizer GTG Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? String Synthesizer with unique filter section. MIDI channel must be set to "All". http://www.gtgsynths.com
ErsDrums Drum Synthesizer Andreas Ersson ? Yes.png ? ErsDrums is a VST 2.3 compatible drum machine.

All sounds are calculated in "real time", no samples are used.

http://www.bostreammail.net/ers/ersdrums.html
Wollo Drone Synthesizer Wollo Yes.png Yes.png ? Analog modeling synth. http://www.wollo.com/vst.htm
DSK SixSenze Synthesizer DSK Yes.png Yes.png ? Layering Synthesizer. Great pads and keys. Occasional x-runs. http://www.dskmusic.com/dsk-sixsenze/
PolyIblit Synthesizer
(Virtual Analog)
Andreas Ersson Yes.png Yes.png ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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
GalactiX Synthesizer
(Subtractive)
smartelectronix Yes.png Yes.png ? Subtractive virtual VST Synth http://www.smartelectronix.com/~alex/
Virtual Juno 6 Synthesizer
(Emulation)
Yes.png Yes.png ? 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
DelayLama Synthesizer
(Voice)
Yes.png Yes.png ? Virtual Singing Monk http://www.audionerdz.com/
Gargoyle Synthesizer Krakli Yes.png Yes.png ? http://krakli.com/
DAO Synthesizer Yes.png Yes.png ? Two-oscillator, CZ-like selection of waveforms. http://www.kvraudio.com/get/388.html
Hotelsinus Reese Bassline Synthesizer
(Bass)
? Yes.png ? http://www.kvraudio.com/get/3120.html
EVM Bassline (1.3) Synthesizer
(Bass)
EVM ? Yes.png ? http://evm.110mb.com/free.htm
Drumatic 3 Drum Synthesizer e-phonic ? Yes.png
? Made with SynthEdit http://www.e-phonic.com/plugins/drumatic3.php
SyncModular Modular Synthesizer Dr Sync ? No.png
? you can't close the GUI (LMMS 0.4.9)
crashing while opening project
http://www.syncmodular.com/
Superwave P8 (V.2.1) Super-saw-type virtual Synthesizer Chris Gill Yes.png Yes.png ? 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 Yes.png
(as of 0.4.8)
? ? Chinese Flute http://chineekong.com/free.htm
Mini ErHu String Kong Audio Yes.png
(as of 0.4.8)
? ? Chinese two-stringed bowed musical instrument. http://chineekong.com/free.htm
DVS Megabass Continuous sound Bass Synth DreamVortex Yes.png Yes.png ?

Great continual tone from this bass synth

http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments
Transcender SE Sweet atmospheric synth DreamVortex Yes.png ? ? Full, and dreamy Synth http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments
Phat Bass Synth Bass DreamVortex Yes.png ? ? Works well, and is full of bass http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments
Nanotron Awesome Old School string synth DreamVortex Yes.png ? ? Incredible vintage sound. Very profressional sounding, and enjoyable. http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments
Dream Sequencer Techno, trance type Synth DreamVortex Yes.png ? ? Very nice and enjoyable sequencer!! http://www.dreamvortex.co.uk/instruments
GTG JP7A Syntheziser GTG Yes.png ? ? A good old analog polysynth with a 24dB filter, snappy envelopes and nice mod effects. http://www.gtgsynths.com/
GTG NR2010 Syntheziser GTG Synths Yes.png ?
? A six voice analog synth with a 24 dB filter, pitch envelope,

osc sync, mono mode, MIDI automation. Pitch bender with 3 fixed ranges.

http://www.gtgsynths.com/
Ansine2 Synth Venuc Yes.png ?
? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 2 Osc, 2 LFOs, 2 filters: lowpass, bandpass, highpass, bandreject (notch), bypass, delay effect, arpeggiator https://sites.google.com/site/osirissynths2/
TheBlooo Synth Full Bucket Music Yes.png ? ? 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

http://www.fullbucket.de/music/vst.html
TheScrooo Synth Full Bucket Music Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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.

http://www.fullbucket.de/music/vst.html
4Evar Synth Fsynthz.com Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png ? ? 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.

http://pquenin.free.fr/pqnaudio/mopar/
Abakos Synth HERCs Music Systems Yes.png ? ? 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)
Type Developer Yes.png Yes.png
As of 0.4.X
No.png some exceptions and other interesting stuff http://lmms.io/wiki/index.php/Tested_VSTs

VST Pads

VST plugin name Plugin type Developer Linux.png Windows.png Mac.png Remarks, information Homepage
DSK Etheral Padz 2 Pad syntheziser DSK ? Yes.png ?
  • Loading takes -very- long and LMMS will often crash
  • Pagefile bloates
http://www.dskmusic.com


VST Effects & plug-ins

Plugin name Plugin type Linux.png Windows.png Mac.png Remarks, information Homepage
TLs Pocket Limiter (1.2) Limiter Yes.png ? No.png Handy Limiter http://rekkerd.org/tbt-releases-tls-pocket-limiter-v12/
Omnisone - Spatial Processor (1.0.5) spatial image processor VST plugin Yes.png ? No.png 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 Yes.png ? No.png 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.

http://www.jeroenbreebaart.com/downloads/pc2/pc2.zip
Timemachine - Vintage Sampler (1.0.2) digititus creator Yes.png ? No.png 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 Yes.png ? No.png 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 Yes.png ? No.png 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 Yes.png
(as of 0.4.4)
Yes.png ? Lots of versatile OpenSource effect plugins:
  • Bandisto - Multi-band distortion
  • BeatBox - Drum replacer
  • Combo - Amp & speaker simulator
  • De-ess - High frequency dynamics processor
  • Degrade - Sample quality reduction
  • Delay - Simple stereo delay with feedback tone control
  • Detune - Simple up/down pitch shifting thickener
  • Dither - Range of dither types including noise shaping
  • DubDelay - Delay with feedback saturation and time/pitch modulation
  • Dynamics - Compressor / Limiter / Gate
  • Envelope - Envelope follower / VCA
  • Image - Stereo image adjustment and M-S matrix
  • Leslie - Rotary speaker simulator
  • Limiter - Opto-electronic style limiter
  • Loudness - Equal loudness contours for bass EQ and mix correction
  • Multiband - Multi-band compressor with M-S processing modes
  • Overdrive - Soft distortion
  • Re-Psycho! - Drum loop pitch changer
  • RezFilter - Resonant filter with LFO and envelope follower
  • Round Panner - 3D panner
  • Shepard - Continuously rising/falling tone generator
  • Splitter - Frequency / level crossover for setting up dynamic processing
  • Stereo Simulator - Haas delay and comb filtering
  • Sub-Bass Synthesizer - Several low frequency enhancement methods
  • Talkbox - High resolution vocoder
  • TestTone - Signal generator with pink and white noise, impulses and sweeps
  • Thru-Zero Flanger - Classic tape-flanging simulation
  • Tracker - Pitch tracking oscillator, or pitch tracking EQ
  • Vocoder - Switchable 8 or 16 band vocoder
  • VocInput - Pitch tracking oscillator for generating vocoder carrier input
http://mda.smartelectronix.com/effects.htm http://sourceforge.net/projects/mda-vst/
Glitch Pattern-based Effect Sequencer Yes.png Yes.png
(as of 0.4.9)
No.png 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**

http://illformed.org/plugins/glitch/
CamelCrusher Distortion Yes.png ? ? 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 Yes.png (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 Yes.png Yes.png
? Non known http://www.kvraudio.com/product/nyquisteq_by_smart_electronix
Xfer OTT Compressor ? Yes.png
? Non known Only at https://xferrecords.com/freeware/
Sample plugin
(for adding your own)
Template:Add the type of plugin Yes.png No.png
? some exceptions and other interesting stuff http://lmms.io/wiki/index.php?title=Tested_VSTs

Templates for the compatibility table

Yes.png Yes No.png No Depends.png Depends ?

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

  • BALLTEARERv10
  • BlueCat-Effect-collection [all]
  • Clap_Machine_Win32
  • COLDkILLERminiVST
  • COSMIC_BOYS_-_ICECREAM
  • Crystal
  • Depthcharge-v1.00
  • DRX8R-1.1
  • eclipsis10
  • FalkTX
  • Grace
  • hawk
  • Kontakt
  • loophole
  • NastyVCS_VST_1.0.1
  • Neurobot
  • r-peg
  • SampleTank
  • TX16Wx
  • Orange_Chorus
  • PISSCUTTERv10
  • ULTRAkILLERmini
  • Zampler//RX