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Free VST Hosts

This page is about free VST hosts (software apps). If you’re looking for plugins, check the free instruments and free effects directories.

Although we can come up with a huge and intimidating list of free VST host applications, we will limit to a few only, the most feature-rich, so you can easily host your favorite VST plugins and take advance of them in your productions.

If you need free VST samplers, visit this section.

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Waveform Free

Waveform Free

Waveform Free is unlike any other so-called free DAW – it has more capabilities than most enthusiast producers will ever need. There are no restrictions whatsoever – unlimited track count, add popular plugins and enjoy the deeply capable feature set.

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Cantabile Lite

Cantable Lite

Cantabile Lite is a powerful and free VST host with an intuitive UI. It includes the high-performance audio engine from its big brothers Cantabile Solo and Performer. Cantabile Lite is perfect if you just want to play a couple of instruments, add some effects, or design and audition new sound presets.

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DarkWave Studio

DarkWave

DarkWave Studio is a free digital audio workstation (DAW) for Windows. It has a modular design with virtual studio, pattern editor, sequence editor, and multitrack hard disk recorder. You can load VST/VSTi instrument and effect plugins.

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LMMS

LMMS

LMMS is a free digital audio workstation for Linux, macOS, and Windows. With it, you can sequence, compose, mix and automate songs in one simple interface, connect MIDI controllers, import MIDI files, plus a lot of other tasks. LMMS has built-in 64-bit VST instrument support, also loads 32-bit VST plugins via bridge.

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NanoHost

NanoHost

NanoHost is a free VST host for Windows that can load synths, plus can act as a wrapper that converts VST synthesizers into standalone applications. It is a tiny tool and works best for live performance, sound design, jam sessions, and testing.

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Updated on June 28th, 2021.