4 free plugins for your music in 60 seconds (bundles and instruments)

In a recent YouTube Shorts video, we showcased four free plugins that we felt you needed to know about.

A ton of you requested a part two in the comments, so now we’re back with more. Check out this new Shorts video, where we go over four more free plugins—also including a few powerful bundles this time—that you can incorporate into your productions today. Watch along to get a sense of how the plugins sound, and download them via the links below.

1. KOMPLETE START by Native Instruments

KOMPLETE START is a collection by Native Instruments containing 18 instruments and effects as well as over 2,000 sounds. Whether you’re just starting out with learning how to make music or you’re a production veteran, there’s something for everyone in this generous suite. In the video, we showcase how you can use the PLAY SERIES SELECTION to lay down some soothing chords.

Download KOMPLETE START for free here.

2. Kilohearts Essentials by Kilohearts

Another bundle you have to check out is Kiloheart’s Kilohearts Essentials. Also featured in our list of great plugins for making melodies, Kilohearts’ free effects collection has something useful for all stages of the creation process, spanning composition and sound design to mixing and mastering. In the video, we use the Reverser to transform the texture of our chord progression.

Download Kilohearts Essentials for free here.

3. Podolski by u-he

Few other plugin manufacturers are known for their synths like u-he, and Podolski certainly lives up to their name. Containing solely one oscillator, one envelope, one filter, and a sequencer / arpeggiator, Podolski is simple on the surface, but provides hours of immersive sound design and endless high-quality sounds. Hear how we produce a wobbling synth pad using it in the video.

Download Podolski for free here.

4. Zebralette by u-he

Last but not least, Zebralette is another top free synth from u-he. A lite version of Zebra2, the spectral synth offers both great presets and enough flexibility for you to mold your own sounds from scratch. Check out our video to see how it pairs up against Podolski.

Download Zebralette for free here.

What were your favorite plugins featured in the video? Would you like to see a part three to this series? Let us know in the comments section of the video.

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Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and produces vocaloid music as Namaboku.