What freeware virtual instrument VSTis can you recommend? Please link to just one instrument per answer so we can vote for favourites.
Useful information for each plugin includes:
- link to download
- platforms supported (e.g. Windows / Mac, VST, RTAS, AudioUnit)
- type of sounds (e.g. synthesizer, drum machine, sampler)
- availability of additional presets / samples
- installation requirements (register to download, run an installer etc)
- CPU usage
I'll start the ball rolling with a few of my personal favourites. Looking forward to seeing what else people come up with.
n.b. this should be made a community wiki by anyone with powers to do so