I thought it would be good to have a place to share all the freeware that's out there. I do almost all my production with freeware... Here are a few links from past threads from DnB forum and other big collections of stuff The go to for free plugins is http://bedroomproducersblog.com/ So much stuff on there, it's ridiculous. You need to be slightly careful on http://www.vst4free.com/ to click on the right link, but there are lots of things on here too. 91 FX freebies: http://music.tutsplus.com/articles/over-90-free-vst-effects-plugins--audio-3834 It's also worth buying a copy of computer music for 5.99 just to get the CD, which has about 25 different free Synths and FX OK, here is a list of the best free plugins I've found for a specific purpose. I'm sure a lot of people know these but it might be helpful for those who are just starting out: Sampler: Either Kontact player http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/synths-samplers/kontakt-5-player/ or shortcircuit2 http://www.vemberaudio.se/shortcircuit If you want to replicate a real-life instrument of any kind, then get schwartzando http://www.plogue.com/products/sforzando/ and go and download some free soundfonts: http://soundfonts.homemusician.net/ Compressor: either reacomp http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=471 for general compression, Reaxcomp http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=472 for multiband compression, or 5ourcery http://www.platinumears.com/5orcery.html for multiband sidechaining. Reverb: Ambience http://magnus.smartelectronix.com/ The best free reverb VST ever... used to be paid for. Phaser, flanger + chorus: Bluecat plugins. http://www.bluecataudio.com/Download/Products/ Frequency analyser: Bluecat again... See above link Soundgoodizer: I was impressed to find a free soundgoodizer, it's called You wa shock... https://sites.google.com/site/youwashockvst/ Distortion: Tonnes of free distortion VSTs out there, too many to mention, but the obvious one is camelcrusher http://www.camelaudio.com/camelcrusher.php Multieffect: Glitch. It's designed for creating crazy squarepusher style breaks and epic mangling http://illformed.org/plugins/ If anyone else has any good freebies, please post them here... I'm sure there're many more good things out there.