Best Free VST Plugins for reggae & dub music production

This article lists the best vst plugins to get you started in reggae & dub music production

VST plugins are virtual instruments and audio effects that you can add to your DAW. There are literally hundreds of VST plugins for countless genres that you can download for free nowadays. To help you spend time I’m listing the Best 5 vst plugins to get you started in reggae & dub music production.

First of all, the ground basis of all rhythms : The Drums

So now, let's see what we have here :

Steven Slate Drums SSD 5

Based on Blue Cat’s premium Destructor and Axiom plugins, it offers three different models (Classic Clean, Classic Drive, and Modern Drive) but the one you want for your skank is obviously the Clean one.

Great quality plugin, easy to use and since v1.1 includes an IR loader.

Boogex - by Voxengo

With this one you have acces to a lot of sound shaping options. Are included : input gate, reverberation, cabinet simulation and convolution module.

An interesting feature is that you can also use it as a plain stereo convolution processor when its amp stage is turned off.


Download : Voxengo Boogex

Amplifikation Lite - by Kuassa

Plug. Load Le Skank. Play.

Based on Kuassa Amplifikation One plugin, it features 3 channels: Clean, Rhythm & Lead. Only a few controlsto let the work flow…

Also includes a Cab IR loader.

Download : Amplifikation Lite

AmpliTube 4 Custom Shop - by IK Multimedia

A free version of software giant IK Multimedia’s comprehensive guitar sim package, AmpliTube 4. You get started with 4 amps, cabinet & mic setup, and a FX Rack.

You can buy more amps in the custom shop and get some legend simulations : Fender, Marshall, etc… Amp prices begin at $25.

It’s a good all-in-one solution.

So this concludes this article about how to spice up SoundFingers’ Le Skank with different guitar sim plugins. I hope you enjoyed reading it.

If you don’t own Le Skank yet and you want to know more about it, click here :

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