freeware VSTI (software synths) we're using now

Superwave - good for heavy pads, fat leads, thick bass, Trance type sounds
http://free-plugin-list.com/plugin.php?id=241

Crystal - good for pads, especially if you like moving pads, even better than the Korg Wavestation
http://www.greenoak.com/crystal/
or get it free when you buy Computer Music magazine http://www.computermusic.co.uk/ available in Singapore at Borders book store, Holland Village magazine stand, Raffles Place MRT magazine stand

Neon Gate - excellent for making your pads or basslines chop up and move to their own rhythm, as a "trance gate" effect (if you don't understand, just download it and try it)
http:// www.dreamvortexstudio.co.uk

Chopper - same as the above
http://free-plugin-list.com/plugin.php?id=320

LPLL - excellent for arpeggiating patches, fat leads and pads, Trance sounds
It's in Japanese ... http://blackorwhite.blog5.fc2.com/blog-entry-87.html

And: Buy Computer Music magazine http://www.computermusic.co.uk/ available in Singapore at Borders book store, Holland Village magazine stand, Raffles Place MRT magazine stand
- every month they feature an excellent collection of freeware software synths and effects from the top programmers e.g. Genesis, Zebra, Astralis Orgone, Dominator, Vascillator

Got your own favourites? Please post a comment below thanks!

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