Just in case the samples listed in Free Sample Shootout #3 haven’t fulfilled your needs for free electric piano sounds, here is a list of the best freeware electric piano VSTi plugins you can find online.
Click the links for more info & screenshots:
- 4Front R-Piano by George Yohng
- Glue Reeds by Mokafix Audio
- LazySnake by Andreas Ersson
- mda ePiano by [email protected]
- MrRay73 by GSi
- MrTramp2 by GSi
This article is a part of the bpb Freeware Studio series. Each article in the series features a selection of the best freeware VST instruments/effects, or other audio related software in a certain category. Something similar to the Free Sample Shootouts, only this time it’s all about software.
If you’re looking for freeware tools to add to your studio arsenal, you’ve certainly come to the right place. The goal here is not to list all the free software available in a certain category, but only include the freeware plugins/programs of highest quality. Feel free to suggest your favorite free software in the comments section below. Enjoy!
as for me, mda ePiano is my favourite freeware wannabe-rhodes instrument of all times. very special distinct character and great transparent sound. it colored a lot of my tracks the right way.
nice choices I must admit. I just want to say that I am ”that other type of person” which chose the ”wrong way”…
I used to make music, for personal fun ofc… With comercial stuff+reason… Since I found out about freewares and how high quality they can be – I can’t make music no more:(
All I do now is gathering freewares and test them, since (by last count my VST folder has 2500+ FX – and even theseones are the ones I consider good) then I am poisoned and I am living proof that TOO MUCH is not got at all…
As soon as I pick lets say one VSTi – I feel that some other could suite in song more – I change it and quite fast I GO TO BEGINNING of this line:(
I am sick, like those people that can’t stop gathering stamps or handkerchiefs… Nevermind…
Peace! Love the site!
Bedroom Producers Blogon
oh, i went through that phase too. it’s not necessarily a bad thing, though.
after a while, i’ve learned which plugins work best for me, so i’ve decided to clean up my folder and remove those which i rarely or never use. now i’ve limited myself to around 30 plugins (including both effects and instruments) which i know how to use well and which suit my workflow. i wouldn’t be able able to do this by just picking random plugins i saw on the web.
so, spend some more time testing various plugins and then take the next step and create a selection of your most favorite ones.
Sorry but my english is very poor.
Muchas gracias por todo. Me ha sido de mucha utilidad lo que encontré aquí
Espero con ansias que incluyan pianos acústicos. (I am wait for acoustic pianos)
Thank you very very much from Argentina
Bedroom Producers Blogon
Cheers Horacio, enjoy the samples! :)
I think it’s worth mentioning that the GSI plugins now come with a nag screen that stayed up so long that I thought the plugin had crashed. It did go away only to come back a few seconds later and stay there.
C. Jay Conrodon
MrRay73 and MrTramp2 are no longer available, and I am inconsolable.
How do I load the .SEM and text files, I’m only getting one sound/preset. The GUI doesn’t have a “load” button that I can find to load the .SEM & Text files that I can find? Does all that need to be unpacked n the same folder as the DLL’s? I usually like keeping the various .fxb and whatever files in separate folders. Running 32 bit and Cantabile runs just about everything. What am I missing?