Top 50 Free Realistic Guitar VST Plugins With Sound Examples


As technology has rapidly advanced in the recent decade, computers are stealing more and more roles from physical musical instruments and accessories. Nowadays, you do not need expensive amps, pedals, or microphones to record or play guitar with a killer tone. All you need are some plugins such as virtual amps, effect pedals, even instruments that sound amazing and leave no space for physical equipment.

Another good news is that, unlike the physical equipment, some VST plugins are entirely free, which you can use to play or record your instrument. Furthermore, you can use VST instruments to play or record instruments you do not physically have. So, all you need will be a computer to play and record music these days.

When it comes to excellent guitar VST plugins, there are some fantastic options out there, along with so many that are not worth your time. As guitars and guitar amps, effect pedals are complicated instruments to replicate on the digital platforms as plugins; you often lose the character and the details of your tone and playing on the computer. But, luckily there are also excellent plugins to avoid that loss with brilliant ways and add more spice to your tone and playing.

Ample Guitar M Lite II

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Ample Sound
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX, RTAS

One of the most popular virtual guitar plugins is undoubtedly Ample Guitar M Lite IIs, aiming to bring the Martin D-41 Acoustic Guitar sound to your studio. With 866 samples and rich fingering noise, Ample Guitar provides realistic and vivid guitar sounds.

The plugin features different technique articulations such as sustain, hammer on and pull off, palm mute, and popping. The interface is also pretty straightforward, even for beginners.

The plugin works with most of the DAWs on Windows and Mac platforms.

Lethality

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: Iridium Iris
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

Lethality by Iridium Iris is a great free VST electric guitar with many valuable playing options. It has most of the crucial articulations and effect modes in order to provide a good sample, especially for alternative and rock genres.

The plugin is quite versatile and sounds pretty realistic, from power chords to bends, pinch harmonics, to chord strumming control with automation. Plus, the guitar’s tone can be adjusted by many adjustment knobs on the interface, such as gain, distortion, fuzz control knobs.

This plugin can only be used on Windows devices.

Free Mute&Slap

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU

Free Mute&Slap is a free instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt taken from the DirectGuitar 3.0 library. It is specially created for playing muted guitar grooves along with slap notes. It is an excellent tool for funky compositions, but it can also be used for playing rock as it features excellent power chords with a bit of distortion, which sounds pretty fantastic.

The amp and effect suite section gives you access to the distortion, the EQ, Reverb, Delay, Phaser, play notes with the  Wah-Wah effect moving up and down your modulation wheel.

The plugin works with the Kontakt application, which is supported in Windows and Mac devices.

Shreddage Stratus Free

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Impact Sound Works
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU

Shreddage Stratus Free by Impact Sound Works is yet another excellent VST guitar for the Kontakt platform. The plugin features deep-sampled sustain, palm mute, and choke articulations with 24 samples for each note. The rich sound library includes 3 octaves of playing range and tons of performance options.

Shreddage Stratus Free also has TACT 2.0 and the new console mixer, along with the modular FX rack for you to create the guitar tones you like. The sound samples are one of the most realistic free VST guitars, and the interface is relatively easy to navigate.

As it works with the Kontakt platform, you will need one of the products from Kontakt to use this VST guitar. Kontakt products work both on Windows and Mac.

Revitar 2

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: Cutter Music
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

Revitar 2 is a  guitar synthesizer plugin with many different guitar sounds and playing styles. The plugin features a unique guitar pick, string, and body simulation in order to create a more realistic approach along with more flexible playing. The plugin does not use audio samples, which makes every note sound unique.

There are 48 programmable chords along with different techniques like bends, legatos as well as 6 different guitar bodies to choose from. The interface is quite intuitive and easy to use. Revitar 2 works only on the Windows platform.

Guitar Rig 6 Player

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Native Instruments
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Guitar Rig 6 by Native Instruments is one of the most excellent VST amp simulators and effects racks on the market. The free version, Guitar Rig 6 player, features an amp simulator with matched cabinet, 13 effects, and 50 ready-to-use presets.

The plugin is great for recording as well as creating effects to warm up a signal. The built-in factory selection offers a British-style tube amp with a matched cabinet and 13 effects and tools. 

As one of the most used VST amp simulators ever, the plugin is supported on Windows and Mac platforms. You can use the plugin with any DAW that supports VST, AU, or AAX formats.

SuperRiff Guitar

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: SuperRiff
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

SuperRiff Guitar is a limited but great-performing VST guitar plugin that offers a set of custom distorted electric guitar note samples. Right now, the plugin features only one soundbank of samples.

From E1 to D5, every note on a keyboard activate three different sample types depending on the velocity value. In total, there are 141 samples, 47 samples per type. The types include vibrated palm-muted and open string notes.

The plugin can be used with the DAWs supporting VST formats on the Windows platform.

AmpliTube 5 CS

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: IK Multimedia
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

AmpliTube 5 CS is the free, limited version of the legendary AmpliTube VST amp simulator. As one of the most used amp simulators today, it offers revolutionary ways to create unique tones and enrich your virtual gear collection. It features over 41 models, including 10 stompbox FX and 5 amps with matching cabs on the free version, and 400 different gear models, including iconic models like Fender, Leslie, and Orange, can be purchased with the paid version.

The plugin uses industry-leading accuracy and realism with IK’s award-winning DIM, DSM, and new VIR technology. It is a Mac/Win standalone and plugin with AAX, VST, and AU, along with native compatibility for 64-bit applications and operating systems.

ReValver 4

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Peavey
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

ReValver 4 by Peavey is a virtual guitar amp, stompbox, and effects modeling plugin with a dash of high realism, dynamics, and tone. It uses a unique technology called Audio Cloning Technology that allows incredible instrument modeling on the input and tone matching on the output. That means that you can clone the sound of any amp in the world, making the plugin unlimited.

With complete MIDI control and GIG mode, you can also use this plugin in live performances with seamless switching between presets. The plugin is free and additive components can be purchased from the Amp Store inside the app. You can use it on the Windows and Mac platforms as a standalone program or as a VST, AU, or AAX plugin.

Modest Guitar

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Yummy Beats
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: Kontakt 5

Yummy Beats Modest Guitar is a free virtual instrument plugin for Kontakt users. This Kontakt library presents sound with round robins and three articulations, including acoustic guitar, flageolets, and fx guitar. The flageolets, especially, sound pretty impressive with their well-rounded tone.

In order to get the plugin, you have to open a Yummy Beats account. If you are looking for a good flageolets sound, this is the plugin for you. You will need Kontakt 5 or higher software to use the plugin.

Spicy Guitars

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Keolab
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU

Spicy Guitar by Keolab is a physically modeled acoustic guitar synthesizer with a rich, natural and lively sound. Thanks to its physical-based sound design and 9 guitars with 2 types of strings, it provides an astonishing expressivity.

It has an easy-to-use interface along with useful features like different guitar techniques and a strumming engine. It can be used with Windows or Mac on VST and AU supporting DAWs.

Blue Cat Free Amp

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Blue Cat Audio
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Blue Cat’s Free Amp is a free guitar amp simulation plugin with three amp models built with Blue Cat’S Destructor amp simulation modeler. The three built-in amps include classic clean, classic drive, and modern drive modes, covering a wide range of guitar amp tones.

Just like a real guitar amp, the drive amount and frequency response with the included EQ can be easily adjusted. The plugin works with Windows and Mac and with any software that supports VST, AU, or AAX formats.

Nick Crow Lab 8505

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: Nick Crow Lab
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST

Nick Crow Lab 8505 Lead is another great tube guitar amplifier plugin with marvelous metal and rock tones. The plugin supports HQ oversampling for more realistic sound with standard adjustment features of a tube amp such as gain, master volume, and EQ knobs.

Nick Crow Lab 8505 amp simulator features one of the most straightforward interfaces and can be used only in Windows with VST format software.

LePou Amp Sims

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: LePou
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST, AU

LePou Amp Sim plugins are a set of free amp simulators including Lextac, LE456, HyBrit, Legion, and Lecto. Lextac has a very rocky sound which is derived from the Bogner amps, LE456 is more suitable for metal tones which are based on Engl’s Powerball amp, HyBrit imitates British sounds like Marshall, Legion is a custom amp by the plugin. At the same time, the final one, Lecto, simulates the Rectifier.

All of the amp simulators by LePou honestly sound great, and they have a basic interface to navigate. The plugin set is compatible with Windows and Mac on the software supporting VST and AU formats.

DSK Dynamic Guitars

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: DSK
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU

Dynamic Guitars by DSK offers 3 different great-sounding virtual instruments, including Acoustic, Steel, and Nylon guitars. The realism and dynamic response of the guitars are more than satisfying. There are many adjustment knobs on the control panel to edit the sound of the guitars as you like.

The plugin can be used both on Windows and Mac on software supporting VST and AU formats.

Direct Guitar 3.0

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU

Direct Guitar 3.0 is a great virtual Stratocaster guitar plugin that works with Kontakt platforms. The 10 GB innovative sound library is a comprehensive tool offering a wide range of stunning sound effects like delay, reverb, phaser, wah controlled via Mod Wheel. The plugin also provides you with many different articulations such as Bride, mid-bridge mid, mid-neck, neck, jazz, strum, slap hand, arpeggio, inspiring chords, Mute M+N, Mute M+B, and many more.

You can use this plugin only with Kontakt platforms.

Haunted Guitar Lite

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Electronik Sound Lab
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU

Haunted Guitar Lite is a multi-sampled virtual Fender Stratocaster Plus Deluxe electric guitar. It offers dark and spooky guitar sounds, with each preset containing 28 samples that are processed with high-quality effects.

The plugin is compatible with Windows and Mac on all software supporting VST and AU formats.

DVS Guitar

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: Dream Vortex Studio
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

DVS Guitar is a sampled virtual electric guitar plugin with a basic interface and basic effects such as overdrive, reverb, and flanger. It is a decent virtual instrument for leads and heavy sounds in which high realistic sounds can be achieved with good control of the pitch wheel controller.

It can be used only on the Windows platform with programs supporting VST format.

Mercuriall Greed Smasher

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Mercuriall Audio
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Greed Smasher by Mercuriall Audio is a free virtual stompbox plugin with a precisely modeled circuit inspired by the Mesa/Boogie Grid Slammer type overdrive. It offers low CPU usage along with mono-stereo modes. Plus, it sounds pretty close to the original hardware.

It is available on Windows and Mac platforms in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

DSK Guitars Acoustic

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: DSK
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

AkoustiK GuitarZ by DSK is a sampled acoustic-folk guitar with a highly expressive and dynamic sound. The sound of the instrument is pretty realistic and smooth with a clean and very simple GUI.

You can use the plugin on Windows in VST format.

Simulanalog

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: Simulanalog
  • Type: VST Effects Suite
  • Formats: VST

Simulanalog is a VST guitar suite of VST plugins with virtual amps and analog pedals. The suite includes the distortion pedal Boss DS-1, the super overdrive pedal Boss SD-1, overdrive pedal Tube Screamer, phaser pedal Oberheim PS-1, Univox Univibe modulation pedal, Fender Twin 1969 guitar amp, Marshall JCM900 guitar amp.

The suite can function on Windows in VST format.

Blue Cat’s Free Pack

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: BlueCat Audio
  • Type: VST Effects Suite
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Another great and free VST effects suite comes from Blue Cat Audio which includes highly realistic virtual stompboxes, amps, and tools. It includes Blue Cat’s Chorus, Flanger, Phaser pedals along with Free Amp based on the brand’s Destructor amp, the spectrum analyzer FreqAnalyst, Triple EQ equalizer, and the volume control unit, Gain Suite.

This comprehensive set is an excellent tool of plugins supported both on Windows and Mac in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

ProF.E.T.

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Ignite Amps
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU

ProF.E.T. by Ignite Amps is a virtual distortion preamp/stompbox developed to model its real hardware counterpart accurately. In order to keep the distortion aggressive and harmonics prosperous, the plugin delivers tons of tube-like saturation with carefully tuned JFET-based gain stages and filters. 

With 4 controls based tone stacks and two different modes, it is a versatile VST stompbox that can be used both on Windows and Mac in VST and AU formats.

Boogex

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Voxengo
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Boogex is a VST amp simulator with expansive sound shaping features from heavy distorted to slightly jazzy saturated tones. The plugin can also apply any speaker cabinet impulse response with its built-in impulse selection. Another great feature is that the latency is almost zero, making it a suitable plugin for real-time usage.

You can use Boogex both on Windows and Mac in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

Classic.Gtr Lite

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Quiet Music
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU

Classic.Gtr Lite is a VST multi-sampled virtual Spanish classical guitar with 7 great presets and 301 samples. Each preset contains 43 samples which were first recorded with a basic guitar and processed with various effects.

The plugin can be used on Windows and Mac in VST and AU formats.

FS Blues Steel Guitar

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Bigcat Instruments
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU

FS Blues Steel Guitar is a multi-sampled virtual electric guitar that is specially designed for blues music production. With the attack, decay, sustain and release knobs, the guitar’s tone can be easily adjusted. It is a very straightforward and basic plugin to use with a decent realistic sound.

You can use this plugin on Windows and Mac in VST and AU formats.

Emissary

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Ignite Amps
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST, AU

As the digital emulation of a custom dual-channel guitar’s tone guitar tube amplifier, Emissary by Ignite Amps offers versatile tones for modern metal guitarists. It features a clean channel that ranges from crystal clear cleans to slightly overdriven tones, along with a mean lead channel designed for solid, heavily distorted killer tones. 

The CPU usage and real-time playability are considered when the plugin was designed, and the simple interface was designed for live performances and jamming. You can use the plugin on Windows and Mac in VST, AU, and AAX formats with any DAW.

Mercuriall Chorus WS-I

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Mercuriall Audio
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Chorus WS-I by Mercuriall Audio is a VST chorus stompbox plugin with a great sound and adjustable modulation speed and depth. The tone can be adjusted with depth, speed, and mix knobs, along with the option to switch between mono and stereo modes.

It is available on Windows and Mac platforms in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

AmpLion Free

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Audified
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

AmpLion Free is the free limited version of the AmpLion Pro plugin, which was created using advanced circuit modeling technology. The free version offers a limited number of simulated amps and effects compared to the pro version. However, it is still enough to experience the high quality and realistic sound of a real analog amp.

This great plugin can be used on Windows and Mac in VST, AU, AAX formats with any DAW or as a standalone app.

Mercuriall Tubes Creamer 808

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Mercuriall Audio
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Tubes Creamer 808 by Mercuriall Audio is an emulation of the famous Tube Screamer distortion. It was modeled based on a real circuit of the Ibanez TS-808. With low CPU usage and low-high quality and mono-stereo switch, it is an excellent VST effect pedal.

It is available on Windows and Mac platforms in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

Krakli Strat-A-Various

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: Krakli
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

Strat-A-Various is a VST electric guitar with great clean or overdrive tones. There are 16 built-in presets to give you versatility while using the virtual instrument.

The plugin works only in Windows in VST format.

DSK Electric Guitarz

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: DSK
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

DSK Electric Guitarz is a straightforward VST electric guitar with 10 different electric guitar models, a 5-band equalizer, 4 built-in effects, and velocity response. It also features MIDI automation and amp envelope, finetunes, and portamento.

You can use this VST instrument only in Windows in VST format.

Suburban Guitarist

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: GregJazz
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

Suburban Guitarist is a VST electric guitar with unique lead and rhythm guitar modes. The instrument features different techniques, including bends, slides, whammy bar actions, palm-muted notes, and harmonics. Another great feature is the humanization control, simulating the sync differences between the guitarists’ fretting and picking hands, making the sound much more realistic.

The plugin can only be used on Windows in VST format for now.

Ace

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Shattered Glass Audio
  • Type: VST Amp Simulator
  • Formats: VST, AU

Ace by Shattered Glass Audio is the emulation of the legendary 1950’s American 5W tube tweed amp. With two amplifier mods added, feedback amount adjustment, and grid stopper resistor, the versatility of the plugin is elevated. Also, another addition is the impulse response-based speaker emulation, which sounds great.

Low CPU usage and a simple interface are other plusses for the plugin, which you can use both on Windows and Mac in VST and AU formats.

Komplete Start

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Native Instruments
  • Type: VST All-In-One Package
  • Formats: VST, AU

Komplete Start from Native Instruments is a whole package with many outstanding VST plugins and samples. It features Native Instruments’ own plugins such as Reaktor Player, Kontakt Player, and Komplete Kontrol, as well as 16 synths, 9 sampled instruments, effects, utilities, loops, and samples.

The bundle has  6GB of over 2,000 sounds, with drums, percussion, basses, acoustic instruments, synths, pads, effects, and more—everything you would need to start producing. The plugins work as standalone units as well as in VST and AU formats both in Windows and Mac.

Heptode Deep Crunch

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Heptode
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST

Deep Crunch is the emulation of the analog guitar distortion pedal by Heptode. It was based on the Soldano SLO-100 amp crunch channel and offered pretty realistic 80’s tube-like crunchy tones. It features gain and level knobs along with a 3-band equalizer for adjustments.

You can use the plugin on Windows and Mac only in VST format.

Heptode Heavy Tone

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Heptode
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST

Heptode Heavy Tone is the emulation of the analog guitar overdrive pedal by Heptode. It was based on the Soldano SLO-100 amp crunch channel and had the typical crunch sound of the 80’s tube amps. It features gain and level knobs along with a 3-band equalizer for adjustments.

You can use the plugin on Windows and Mac only in VST format.

Ignite Amps TS-999 SubScreamer

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Ignite Amps
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU

TS-999 SubScreamer is a digital emulated stompbox based on the famous 808 overdrive pedal with additional features to elevate its versatility. It successfully adds dirt and bites to clean tones, while with the distorted tones, it makes the amp distortion sound tighter, more responsive to picking, avoiding low-end muddiness and high-end fizz.

This great VST pedal can work on Windows and Mac in VST and AU formats.

TSE R47

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: TSE Audio
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU

The R47 is the emulated version of the famous rodent guitar pedal. The plugin was modeled with a schematic of the unit and tuned with clips of the real pedal to improve accuracy.

It can be used both on Windows and Mac in VST and AU formats.

DSK Guitars Nylon

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: DSK
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

DSK Guitars Nylon is a virtual classical guitar nylon string. It offers highly expressive and dynamic sounds with a highly straightforward interface.

The VST instrument works on Windows and Mac in VST format.

Karoryfer Samples Cute Emily Guitar

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Bigcat Instruments
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU

Cute Emily Guitar is a VST electric guitar based on the samples of an Epiphone SG-type electric guitar. The samples were created by Karoryfer,for as the name suggests. The samples were recorded dry, so you will need an amp sim or an effects suite to make it sound better.

The plugin can be used on Windows and Mac in VST and AU formats.

Tape Delay

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: E-phonic
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST

TapeDelay by E-phonic is one of the top-rated VST delay pedals, which features accurate tape delay emulation, smooth tape-like delay time changes, and up to 1-second delay. For better sound, there are high and low cut filters and added noise for self-resonance.

The plugin also supports Midi-CC and VST Automation, and you can use it on Windows with DAWs supporting VST format.

Reverb Solo

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Acon Digital – Reverb.com
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Reverb solo is a beautiful yet straightforward virtual reverb pedal that brings a new ambiance to your tracks. From slap-back echo to long rumbles, it is a versatile plugin with many different reverb options. With one knob, you can adjust the level between bright, short reverb to deep space sounds.

You can use the plugin with any DAW on Windows and Mac that supports VST, AU, or AAX formats.

Ignite Amps TS-B1 Tyrant Screamer

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Ignite Amps
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU

Designed especially for highly down-tuned guitars, the TSB-1 Tyrant Screamer is a virtual effects pedal inspired by the famous 808 overdrive pedal by Ibanez. Some features were added to elevate the versatility of the pedal. You can add dirt and bite to clean or overdrive tones or make your amps distortion sound tighter with the plugin.

You can use it both on Windows and Mac, with DAWs supporting VST and AU formats.

Mercuriall Metal Area MT-A

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Mercuriall Audio
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Metal Area MT-A by Mercuriall is a virtual stompbox based on the iconic Boss MT-2 distortion pedal. The VST pedal was modeled by Neural Hybrid Engine, the latest technology modeler of Mercuriall Audio. The pedal offers great tones for metal players with a 4-band EQ, level, and distortion knobs for adjustments.

The plugin works on Windows and Mac in VST, AU, and AAX formats. 

Spitfire Peel Guitar

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Spitfire Audio
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST, AU, AAX

Peel Guitar by Spitfire is a VST electric guitar sampled from a Fender Telecaster with a 15W Vintage tweed amp and a hint of vibrato, tremolo, and distortion. It is an excellent and easy-to-use VST guitar for producing British Indie music. 

You can use this VST instrument with your favorite DAW on Windows and Mac in VST, AU, or AAX format.

Analog Obsession Pedalz

  • Platforms: Windows, Mac
  • Developer: Analog Obsession
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST, AU

PEDALz by Analog Obsession is a 5-in-1 drive pedal set including Dodod overdrive-booster pedal, Gunner overdrive pedal, Overdiver SD1 style overdrive pedal, Pigpie muff-fuzz pedal, and Zuppa fuzz virtual pedals. It also has 2-band tone control and drive-output control knobs for adjustments.

You can use the virtual pedal on Windows and Mac in VST or AU format.

DSK Steel Guitars

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: DSK
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

Steel Guitars by DSK is a sampled country-style acoustic guitar with a highly expressive and dynamic sound. The sound of the instrument is pretty realistic and smooth with a clean and very simple GUI.

You can use the plugin on Windows in VST format.

Phase90

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: Smart Electronix
  • Type: VST Stompbox
  • Formats: VST

Phase90 is a virtual stompbox based on the classic guitar pedal MXR Phase90. It sounds close enough to the original pedal with a high amount of realism. The CPU usage of the plugin is also pretty low, making it an ideal virtual phase pedal.

It can be used only on the Windows platform in VST format.

Digital Acoustic

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Developer: TED
  • Type: VST Instrument
  • Formats: VST

Digital Acoustic by TED is a decently modeled acoustic nylon strings guitar. The system uses the Karplus-Strong principle for simulating an acoustic guitar, while the aftertouch and mod wheel can add vibrato when necessary. With various adjustment knobs to control the tone, it is an immensely successful virtual instrument.

The plugin can be used on Windows with VST supporting DAWs.

Conclusion

As Bob Dylan said many years ago, times they are indeed changing, and it is incredible to witness this digital change which makes everything easier and cheaper for musicians. With all of these plugins, you can record or play without having any physical equipment for the guitar. Or you can use whatever plugin you miss on your setup.

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