Indian VST Plugins are very hard to find and finding those free Indian VST Instruments are super challenging even to come by. I have researched the web and found it.
List of 11 Free Indian VST Plugins
1. Acoustic Indian Dhol Lite by RDG Audio
Acoustic Dhol is a sample-based Indian Dhol Instruments. This VST instrument has been sampled from real Indian Leather Dhol Instruments. This is a Lite version of the plugin and there is a pro plugin available as well.
- 100 articulation and 22 presets
- Windows & Mac OSX
- Style: Indian, Punjabi, Bollywood, Bhangra
- Velocity FX
- Reverb FX
- Attack Knob
2. Indian DreamZ by DSK
DSK Indian DreamZ is an Indian VST instrument plugin that has 6 different instruments such as Sitar, Sarod, veena, Tar, tampura & Tabla. It’s pretty to use and the GUI is very straight forward. This is byfar the coolest one in Indian vst plugins.
- Six Indian Instruments
- Velocity FX
- Amp. envelope and micro-detuner
- HP/LP Filter
- Midi Automation
3. Crypto Cipher Free Sample Pack
Crypto Cipher Free Kontakt Sample Pack is a free library from Crypto Cipher that sounds amazing. This comes under one of the free Indian Sample Pack available.
List of Instruments in the pack:
- Double-Sided Hand Drum.
- ThingamaKit – SFX Instrument.
- Pambai – Rare South Indian Percussion.
- Tabla Mouth Percussion / Thunderous Raga Voice Samples.
- Mouth Shots (Tabla Mouth Percussion).
- Indian Harmonium Scripted.
- Tabla Loops – Wave/REX/Kontakt.
- A patch from Voices Of Ragas Vol-1 (Kontakt 5.3+ Needed).
- Sound Design Instruments.
- Violin Raga Phrases Instrument ( A patch from Bollywood Harmoniums Product).
4. Syntar by Syntar
Syntar by Syntar is a free Indian VST Instrument that is basically a Sitar VST Instrument. The plugin is available only for Windows and comes in 32-bit.
- Sample range – G#3 – C8
- Delay Knob
- Sustain Knob
- Delay Knog
- Dry Knob
- Flanger FX
This plugin has a really nice distortion effect that you can turn on and off.
5. SwarPlug 4
SwarPlug 4 is a Free Sitar VST Instrument. SwarPlug 4 has over 80+ sampled Indian instruments. Keep in mind this is a demo instrument and you will need the pro version for accessing the entire features.
- 80 Sampled Instruments
- Time Stretching
- Busses & Effects
- Scales customization with semitone tuning
- MPE Support
- and Much more…
6. Sama Harmonium
Sama Harmonium is a free Indian Virtual Harmonium Instrument that is available for Windows only. It’s a pretty lightweight and straight forward plugin.
- Not Sample-Based
- Lightweight Plugin
- Tune Control
- Midi Learn
- Envelope Section
- Velocity Control
- Delay Depth
- 128 patch Space
Please Donate to the original author of the plugin, so we can keep getting amazing plugins like this for free.
7. Varazuvi Indian Flute
Varazuvi Indian Flute is a free Indian VST flute download. This plugin is made by sampling real flute for a fuller yet dynamic sound. This plugin is only available for Windows.
- 24 bit – 48khz sample rates.
- Multiple velocity layers.
- Decay FX.
- Reverb FX.
- Velocity FX.
8. Tabla – Indian/Ethnic Drum Instrument VSTi
Tabla – Indian Drum Instrument is a free Tabla instrument. This a really nice Indian VST plugin that has over 120 Studio Quality Tabla Samples.
- 16 sample Controls Sections
- 120 Studio Quality Tabla Samples
- Attack FX
- Delay FX
- Sustain FX
9. MURALI II ETHNIC WIND VSTi
MURALI II ETHNIC WIND is a free Indian wind VST instrument. A lightweight plugin that is available from windows.
- Breath Control
- Filter FX
- Velocity FX
- Much more…
10. Devanagari – Virtual Synth FREE
DEVANAGARI is a Virtual Synth which is free. This plugin is a lightweight synth and a hybrid synth using 4 waves plus 4 oscillators.
- Four sound wave shapes – Brass, Strings, Voice, Piano.
- Osc 1 / Osc 2: 7 Waveforms.
- Osc 3 / Osc 4: 8 Waveforms.
- Joystick Mix Control.
- Amp knob.
- Filter FX.
- MIDI Learn
11. SHUTRI – Virtual Shruti Box VSTi
SHUTRI – Virtual Shruti Box is just a simple Shurthi box that is created without sampling. I listed this in the list of Indian vst plugins is because it is used in a lot of Indian classical music and you could use this in music production.
- Classic key switches.
- Two Shutri sound sections.
- Attack and Decay controls.
- Tone Q Level.
- Speed, Strength, and Host sync controls.
- MIDI Learn.
Attribution & Note:
Note: These are plugins that I don’t own and belongs to the respective owners. These are freeware and the developers worked hard to make them. If you can please donate to the original author of the plugin.