Best FREE VST-Instruments suitable for PopRock (and Lovesong-) composing

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
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KVRAF
1795 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:04 am

I would use BandLabs Cakewalk over Zynewave Podium Free 8 days a week, 367 days a year. Podium Free only has support for 1 CPU core as far as I know, to begin with.
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KVRist

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57 posts since 16 Nov, 2017 from Germany

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:32 am

Best of Free VSTs" List updated now !!! (3rd Update)
Some good news, Independence Free's 2 GB Library is now fully working without any probs (The replaced Installer now lets you setup your VSTi Folder manualy) More Info on KVR's own descriptions about Independence Free (comments section)
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KVRAF
5928 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:49 am

EnergyXT3 - Reaper | Roland SH201 - Waldorf Rocket ||
Audiomack - SoundCloud - hearthis

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KVRAF
1795 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:15 am

What is really the difference between this thread and the other 125423 threads in the same category?
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KVRist

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57 posts since 16 Nov, 2017 from Germany

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 am

@starflakeprj: Lol, lemme just mention one decisive difference to make you satisfied: "This thread focuses on PopRock Style music only". :D
Without ROLAND's awesome Synths, the greatest music decades in the 80s and 90s wouldn't exist the way they do now. :phones: And yes, I'm a big fan of Roland!

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KVRAF
2291 posts since 18 Apr, 2001 from The Netherlands

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am

Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
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Ragnarök VST-synthesizer co-creator with Full Bucket

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KVRAF
5928 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:23 pm

crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am
Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
:hihi:

We are waiting for Mark 2. :ud: Make it happen! :lol:
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KVRAF
4913 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:32 pm

crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am
Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
Ragnarok means the Doom of Nordic Gods...
Suitable for Love Songs?

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821 posts since 4 Aug, 2010

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:59 pm

starflakeprj wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:04 am
I would use BandLabs Cakewalk over Zynewave Podium Free 8 days a week, 367 days a year. Podium Free only has support for 1 CPU core as far as I know, to begin with.
Are you aware that all realtime audio processes can only utilize one core at a time anyway? So, except for non-realtime processing, there should not be that much of a difference.
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KVRAF
2732 posts since 22 May, 2017

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:51 pm

SoundPorn wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:34 am
Spitfire my bad I typed that from my phone at work. I wanted to type something quick just to ensure I got updates to responses on the thread. And I have zero association with Spitfire outside of being a subscriber to Christian Hensons Youtube channel lol. And I'm talking about they're Free LABS player which includes some ridiculously good instruments such as a Soft Felt Piano, An E Piano, chamber strings, Accoustic Drums, Charango Guitar, even a small choir set from the Olifur Arnolds collection.

https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/
Yeah, LABS has some pretty nice sounds for sure.

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KVRAF
2291 posts since 18 Apr, 2001 from The Netherlands

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:17 pm

Halonmusic wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:23 pm
crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am
Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
:hihi:

We are waiting for Mark 2. :ud: Make it happen! :lol:
No promises yet, but .......... :hihi:
martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Ragnarok means the Doom of Nordic Gods...
Suitable for Love Songs?
Of course, Nordic Gods need love too :D

Ragnarok is great for screaming leads (I'm a progrocker by heart) and big basses, but it is equally capable of doing dreamy pads and big string synth sounds.
CrimsonWarlock aka TechnoGremlin, using Reaper and a fine selection of freeware plugins.

Ragnarök VST-synthesizer co-creator with Full Bucket

KVRian
1367 posts since 30 Jul, 2013

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:03 am

Unless the words mean something different than what I think pop rock and love songs mean, I would biasedly suggest VSCO2 or Sonatina for background orchestral sounds. Also the Sonatina Choir has a pleasant sound.
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KVRAF
5928 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:03 am

crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Halonmusic wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:23 pm
crimsonwarlock wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:46 am
Wait, no Ragnarok in the list?........................ :-D
:hihi:

We are waiting for Mark 2. :ud: Make it happen! :lol:
No promises yet, but .......... :hihi:
martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Ragnarok means the Doom of Nordic Gods...
Suitable for Love Songs?
Of course, Nordic Gods need love too :D

Ragnarok is great for screaming leads (I'm a progrocker by heart) and big basses, but it is equally capable of doing dreamy pads and big string synth sounds.
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KVRAF
4524 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Post Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:19 am

As DAW I would add Cakewalk by BandLab.

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KVRAF
4524 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Post Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:32 am

Don't forget ASIO4ALL ! It would be mad to discover that it is missing to have the sound !
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