I wanted to write a piece ONLY with FREE virtual instruments and effects! And it did turn out pretty nice, I’d say!
I used Spitfire Audio LABS for most of the instruments, but also ProjectSAMs Free Orchestra, especially for percussion! For some synths I used Micro Prism included in Komplete Start by Native Instruments.
For effects I only used Guitar Rig Player 6 and Supercharger, both also included in Komplete Start. For EQ I used the stock EQ (ProEQ) in Studio One 5 (which isn’t free, but every other stock EQ would have done the job!)
For mastering I cheated a bit. I did use Ozone Elements 9, which isn’t free neither BUT you can grab it for free several times a year! (And it’s only 29$/€ sooo… I’d say it’s ok 😉 )
Studio One 5 Professional
Native Instruments Komplete Start
ProjectSAM Free Orchestra
Spitfire Audio LABS
iZotope Ozone 9 Elements
Masterkeyboard & Controller:
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 MKII
Presonus Faderport V2
Icon Platform M+
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro
Mackie Big Knob Passive
Presonus Eris 8