My Studio: Freeware

Synthesizers

Vital

Vital is one of my favorite software synthesizers. It is very flexible and powerfull yet easy to work with. 

You can download a free version but can also support the developer by bying the “Plus” or “Pro” versions with more wave tables and presets and they are well worth the price.

SURGE XT

Surge XT is a hybrid synthesizer with many synthesis techniques including Wave table, subtractive, FM and more. It has a flexible modulation engine and also supports MPE. It is more lightweight than Vital and requires less CPU power.

Effects

Youlean Loudness Meter

Youlean Loudness Meter is a MUST HAVE tool for ensuring you have the correct loudness on your tracks. It makes it easy to meet e.g. the -14 LUFS Integrated loudness specified by Spotify.