Welcome to linux-vst, the place to find native VST plugins and VST software for your favorite operating system.

MIDI and audio sequencers

energyXT 2.5

All-in-one synthesizer, sampler, drum machine, multi-fx procesor, mixer and MIDI/audio sequencer with audio recording, freeze, time-stretching and pitch-shifting for Windows, MacOSX and Linux.

Download now, launch and create music in no time! License is 59 euro only, for a complete music studio on your PC or laptop.


Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt4 framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI.

Qtractor is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

Ultra Portable Linux DAW


Finally you can take your studio with you! Ideal for Producers, Remixers, and DJs on the go!

Linux VST plugin developers

Argotlunar // Open source granulator VST effect, which runs natively on Linux // Lots native VST plugins for Linux
linux DSP // linuxDSP aims to provide high quality 'plugin' audio processing software for linux
Loomer // Loomer is a producer of high quality audio software for Mac, Windows, and Linux
discoDSP // discoDSP Discovery avialble on Linux
jucetice // Linux Audio / Noize Development

Free VST plugins

mda plugin collection // Linux port of Paul Kellet's mda plugin collection
Freeverb VST // Linux version of Jezar's reverb plugin

VST instruments with source code

synth2.tar.gz // simple mono synth with filter
synth3.tar.gz // 8 voice synth with filter and envelopes
synth4.tar.gz // 8 voice synth with filter, envelopes, LFO and GUI

Because of license restrictions you need to get your own copy of the VST SDK header files from

Pro audio music sites

KvR Audio // Number one resource for audio plugins // Sound & MIDI Software For Linux
Linux Rockstar // All about Linux Audio


Questions, suggestions, submit links or software - please send me an email

-jorgen // creator of energyXT