Top Guitar VST Plugins for Recording Live Guitar!

Guitar sounds are almost always present in music, even if some people do not expect to hear them in most genres. That is why we constantly advise our musicians to acquire at least a couple of guitar VST plugins to broaden their toolkit. We recall how difficult it was to locate a guitar VST plugin that was genuinely worth adding to our music when we first got into the virtual instrument game. Either it sounded incredibly cheap and computerised, or we could not locate a loop that matched what we were grooving. In the last five years or so, though, we have seen a slew of hitters in the VST industry release some incredible free guitar VST plugins.

Buying a real acoustic or electric guitar is, of course, always an option. What if, on the other hand, we only need a few sounds to work? What if we wish to learn a guitar VST instrument engine from the ground up? We have uncovered a few best free vst plugins for a guitar that we would like to share with you today.

How to use Guitar VST Plugins?

There are two ways to utilise the plugin, depending on which one you download. You can use the plugin as a standalone programme or integrate it into a DAW. You can utilise a VST plugin by running it solo and connecting it to your audio interface. You can also load your DAW and add it to a track.

You can also check out our blog on best sampler plugins and Vocal VST plugins to get more information in our VST plugin blog series. 

The Best free guitar VST Plugins are:

Here is a list of the best free guitar vst plugins available in the market:

1)  Ample Guitar M Lite II

Ample Guitar M Lite II is a free acoustic guitar simulation software that seems highly realistic, especially when compared to more expensive software and is by far our favourite acoustic guitar VST. It sounds great and also gives you the option of adding additional effects. You may even double the guitar sound with a single button click, giving the sound more width and body.

2)  Shreddage Stratus Free

Shreddage stratus is a Fender Stratocaster emulator that you may download for free! It has ultra-realistic sound quality, and if you know how to use this type of software correctly, you should be able to make some pretty realistic guitar tracks with it. It is not the easiest VST to master because there are so many different options to tweak, like instant multitracking, which lets you double the guitars and pans them right and left for a deeper sound, as well as bite, global offset (which cuts off some of the assault), and more.

3)  Haunted Guitar Lite

Haunted Guitar Lite is another Stratocaster VST made to sound a little eerie, so if you are looking for a guitar simulation that sounds terrifying and dark, this might be the one for you. You can add a hissing background noise (as in horror movies) and choose from presets like Ancient Void, Asylum, Sinister, and others.

4)  Spicy Guitars by Keolab

Spicy Guitar is a free modelled acoustic guitar synthesiser with a chord identification algorithm. It allows you to effortlessly play chords while also adding the strumming sound that you hear when playing a real guitar, contributing to the overall realism. The automatic chord identification algorithm kicks in and strums the chord as you play three or more notes.

5)  Amplitube 5 by IK Multimedia

For recording guitar parts, AmpliTube 5 is the current go-to guitar amp and effects modelling plugin. AmpliTube 5 is a versatile plugin that may be used independently or in conjunction with any DAW. It is available in 64-bit AAX, VST, and AU formats. It is a good step up from version 4 and the best choice for realistic guitar tones.

6) Amplifikation Lite by Kuassa

Amplifikation Lite is one of the amps that come with Kuassa’s Amplifikation One guitar simulation software, which you can try out for free as well, but there will be sound every 40 seconds. It is not the case with Amplifikation Lite, which is why we recommend it.

7) Positive Grid Bias FX 2

In terms of value, Bias FX 2 is one of the top guitar vst plugins. It includes hundreds of amp simulations and effects pedals that you can mix and combine in a single bundle. You will not find a better user interface in an amp simulator plugin. It is simple, intuitive, and slick, making learning a breeze.

Final Verdict:

We all like different kinds of guitar music, and we all want to develop our style.

Finding the best guitar VST plugins have a significant impact on your guitar music style and production.

There are many different plugins available on the market that may be purchased or downloaded for free.

We are not saying to use the most expensive plugin with the most features. However, we encourage you to recognise the value of selecting the finest plugin for your purposes and learning about its characteristics. To know more about VST plugins, check our course curriculum on music production course and sound engineering.

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