Guitar VSTs

There is nothing better than free right? Check out this list of free Guitar VST’s to add to your production. Wanted to say thanks to the source of this research, LANDR.


IK Multimedia Amplitube Custom Shop contains the several of the paid versions’s basic modules for free. Get your hands on the sounds of this classic amp sim. Click here to download.

Black Rooster Cypress TT-15 is an impressive freeware emulation of the popular Orange Tiny Terror amp head. Click here to download.

Ignite Amps Emissary is a software version of Ignite Amps flagship gain machine. Emissary brings bone crushing distortion to your DAW with style. Click here to download.

Ignite Amps NadIR is a handy IR loader plugin for using speaker cabinet impulse response when recording an amp direct. Click here to download.

Ignite Amps Pro.F.E.T is a plugin version of a popular high gain stompbox that’s a great option from getting heavy distortion into your tracks. Click here to download.

Ignite Amps SHB-1 is a plugin version of a custom “extreme bass head” built by Ignite Amps. Try it if you’re looking for aggressive metal bass tones. Click here to download.

LePou LeCab 2.0 is another fantastic free cab IR loader that lets you stack up to six virtual cabs at once. Click here to download.

LePou Amp Suite is a collection of virtual amps that can cover a diverse range of guitar tones from vintage to modern. Click here to download.

Mercuriall Chorus WS-1 is a stompbox style chorus VST that can bring the classic shimmer of analog chorus to your DAW sessions. Click here to download.

Mercuriall Greed Smasher is a digital model of the Mesa/Boogie Grid Smasher overdrive pedal. It’s perfect for pushing a hot amp plugin into aggressive overdrive. Click here to download.

Mercuriall Tubes Creamer 808 is a faithful adaptation of the Ibanez TS808 Tubescreamer in plugin form. Click here to download.

Native Instruments Guitar Rig Player comes bundled with NI’s free plugin suite. This stripped down edition still packs a ton of functionality and the great tones Guitar Rig is known for. Click here to download.

Nick Crow 8505 is a plugin version of the popular Peavey 6505 amp. Another fantastic option for virtual heavy tones. Click here to download.

Brainworx/Plugin Alliance entry into the guitar amp simulation scene is a fantastic option with 8 well emulated amps to choose from. The free V3 Player gives you a sample of some of the presets from the paid version. Click here to download.

Blue Cat’s Free Amp offers three distinct amp models inspired by legendary tones. You can even load your own IRs to take advantage of your favourite cab/mic models. Click here to download.

Voxengo Boogex is a guitar amp and speaker cabinet simulator with a versatile sound for realtime guitar processing. Get anything from jazzy cleans to heavy crunch at almost zero latency. Click here to download.

Shattered Glass Audio Ace Amp is a faithful recreation of the classic 1950’s low-wattage tweed amplifier used on thousands of records. It includes emulation of common mods to the 5 watt tweed circuit and IR based speaker modelling. Click here to download.