What are the best free VST plug-ins in the world today?

Fabulous freebies.
Fabulous freebies.

UPDATE: Nominations have now closed - go to the bottom of the story to vote for your favourite free plug-in!

It's been well over 18 months since we compiled our original list of the best free VST plug-ins in the world today, so an update to it is certainly in order.

As ever, we're asking for your help in doing this: take a look through our existing top 13, then tell us which free instruments and effects aren't in there but should be. These can be newer releases or older plug-ins that slipped through the net last time.

It doesn't matter whether the plug-ins you nominate run on Mac or PC or if they're VST or AU: if they're free and you think they're worthy of recognition, let us know.

Your nominations will then be used to create a shortlist that will also contain all the contenders from our original list. We'll then ask you to vote for a winner.