Kilohearts Offer FREE Snap Heap + 30 Essential Plugins


Kilohearts released the Kilohearts v2 collection as a free update for all existing customers. The great news is that the Snap Heap ($29 list price) modular FX plugin and the Kilohearts Essentials collection (containing 30 plugins) are now free for everyone interested.

The Kilohearts Essentials bundle contains 30 miniature plugins which work as “snapins” in Kilohearts’ modular software like Snap Heap and Phase Plant.

However, you are not limited to using them as part of Kilohearts’ more extensive plugins. They work just like any other VST plugin in any DAW.

The collection covers almost any type of audio processing you can imagine, from flanging and compression to comb filtering and transient shaping.

Here’s the complete list of plugins available in the Kilohearts Essentials collection:

  • 3-Band EQ
  • Chorus
  • Delay
  • Gain
  • Limiter
  • Stereo
  • Bitcrush
  • Comb Filter
  • Compressor
  • Distortion
  • Dynamics
  • Ensemble
  • Filter
  • Flanger
  • Formant Filter
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Gate
  • Haas
  • Ladder Filter
  • Nonlinear Filter
  • Phase Distortion
  • Phaser
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Resonator
  • Reverb
  • Reverser
  • Ring Mod
  • Tape Stop
  • Trance Gate
  • Transient Shaper

The plugins work great as building blocks in Kilohearts’ modular hosts, but they work just as well when used as standalone tools. I’m a big fan of the Pitch Shifter plugin, and I use it all the time for cinematic sound design (in fact, it was used quite a lot while working on the free cinematic sound effects collection for Flame Sound).

But, speaking of Kilohearts’ modular hosts, the Snap Heap plugin is available for free until June 12th, 2022 (the price will go back to $29 on June 13th). Snap Heap is a modular playground for building complex sound effects by connecting, you guessed it, the snapins available in the Kilohearts Essentials bundle.

In other words, you can build your dream modular sound effects by mixing and matching any of the effects listed above.

So, putting everything together, this is how you can get all of this software from Kilohearts for free:

First, visit the Snap Heap page and get your free license. Download the installer, and you should get instant access to all the free plugins included in the Kilohearts Essentials bundle. Once you’ve installed everything, the Kilohearts Essentials collection and Snap Heap should be available in your DAW.

Did the download process work for you? Please let me know in the comments section below.

Hurry up and get this fantastic collection of free VST plugins from Kilohearts before the offer expires.

More info: Snap Heap / Kilohearts Essentials (free download offer expires on June 12th)

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Tomislav is a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Bedroom Producers Blog.


  1. Excellent freebie, containing all the needed bread & butter FX (Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Filter, Flanger, Phaser, Reverb) plus lots more, in a modular environment so everything can be put together to ones hearts desire, can one ask for more.

    • It’s crazy that Kilohearts give for free all these 30 snapins ! (priced 19 or 29€ one !)
      But Snap Heap has always been free.
      Strange that you said “price will go back to $29”

      • It has been free, yes. However, Snap Heap will be sold for $29 once the current promotion ends, so to anyone that doesn’t already have it your plugin arsenal: jump on this deal before Snap Heap goes commercial!

      • You’re right, that is a minor nuisance. But for a free plugin that’s soon to be payware, I simply can’t complain about it.

        • Is the problem the same for users in other DAWs as well? It would in case be great if Kilohearts had a look on it, easy MIDI learning adds to the hands on joy using a plug

  2. saw this news earlier today, was very surprised that they now have 30 free plugins?
    previously they were 6 or 7 i think. not sure if the additions came with this new version, or if it happened previously and i missed it?
    regardless, this worked flawlessle for me, after registering for an account, already had the 30 plugins added to my account, getting snap heap was just as easy, and with installation through their installer, everything was installed and activated automatically

  3. They were all made free with the release of version 2. Effect quality is very good. Please keep in mind that Snap Heap will cost money later, so grab it to avoid paying the 29 bucks.

    What a release, just wow.

  4. There is a free reverb on the Acustica Audio web. Spring reverb for Silver. Silver free, Volume 1. Sounds great!!

    • Thanks- this sounds great to me, weirdly not seeing a lot of people talk about this freebie from AA

  5. Kilohearts stuff rocks. Simple UIs, the installer isn’t awful, and the plugins almost always get the job done. Still not nuts about their reverb (but I’m probably neurotic when it comes to reverbs), but for all the basic track utilities, PLUS some wild sound-design capability if you slap SnapHeap on a bus and automate–that’s one heck of a Swiss army knife! Thanks for the heads-up, as always-

    • EDIT: It looks like they have a new reverb, actually (or at least new to me), Convolver, so that one may be great and I may eat my words… I don’t think it’s part of the Essentials pack like the algorithmic reverb is, but the deal’s still amazing nonetheless.

  6. Thank You Tomislav & Kilohearts for this awesome handy freebie. I already purchased Filter & Ensemble, and got Carve & Slice EQ for free about a year ago. Love this!

  7. Michal Ochedowski


    To any registered Kilohearts users – before you put Snap Heap in the cart, log into your account. I actually didn’t even have to purchase it. Snap Heap was already added to my account with licenses for all offered effects.
    I find Kilohearts installer to be very smooth and hassle free. The only other developer I can think of, that has the same flawless installation is Plugin Alliance.
    Thanks for sharing this article.

    • Hey Michal. Yeah Kilohearts Installer is so flawless, there’s no need for drive installation. Another easy breezy installer in my opinion is Aquarius by Acustica Audio.

  8. I kinda wish I’d known they would make some many free before I spent so much last year completing my collection of snapins. The new price structure does make sense though and I absolutely love the new modulators!

  9. WHAT.

    I bought their Disperser plugin in 2016 because I found it to be very unique.

    Have enjoyed using Snap Heap and a handful of snapins for synth processing here and there. Now it’s even better. Sweet.

  10. This is wonderful News for anyone who use free software, Just 1 download and you get every basic effect you need…

  11. Wow. For anyone on the fence about this climb off the fence and run don’t walk and go get this collection.

    With all the free/freemium stuff flying around this COULD seem like “Just some more effects.” But nah bruh. ESPECIALLY with SnapHeap being free. If just that was free it would still be noteworthy. Seven (up from four) lanes of serial processing along with parallel processing. But that you get SnapHeap and a couple dozen high-quality very core effects plugins all for free? Come on man. It’s dizzying. It’s. Well it’s darn near unfathomable really.

    BTW … with SoundPaint’s latest update users can now import their own audio files into a SoundPaint editor. And yes. For free. Here’s a video from Troels demo’ing the updates:

  12. That’s great. I’ve been using their free snappins in my productions since years ago and they’re really nice. Now it surprised me they released 30 of ’em. Always wanted to use them but never got the money to get ’em. Neat!!

  13. WOW! Sound quality is awesome. Why do they give this away?

    Well, i don’t care :) Get this while it’s free.

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