Monster Soundscapes is a free multi-voice ambient and SFX sound plugin that you can mix and match to obtain unique sounds that match your mood and visual needs!

This plugin can be used to generate ambient sound for your film scoring projects or animated film projects. It can also be used for relaxation or ASMR by recording some notes in your DAW and looping them endlessly.

The source of the presets is my own recordings combined with free sounds from the internet which I have tweaked to make them different from the original. Therefore, it’s safe to use in your projects without any copyright claims or strikes (except if someone registers it, which I haven’t and will not).

All samples are 100% royalty-free and can be used for commercial projects

You can adjust the individual Volume and Pan of each voice, and it has Master Reverb, Delay, and Volume Controls:

Preset ‘Starbase Earth 2096’ of MONSTER Soundscapes

Monster Soundscapes is under the MonsterDAW name that was previously on the website (all of the VSTs there are now moved to this AHTV blog).

Notes: MonsterDAW is a brand owned by me, Agus Hardiman, the host of this AHTV Blog

Monster Soundscapes Features

Here are some features of Monster Soundscapes version 1.2023.03:

  • Lightweight and doesn’t consume much RAM like other virtual instruments.
  • All samples are 100% royalty-free and can be used for commercial projects
  • Two voice categories: Ambient and SFX, each with 5 random loops.
  • 25 individual one-shot SFX to mix and match the overall ambient sounds to your liking.
  • 8 presets that will be updated regularly with new presets in the future.
  • Each Voice has its own Volume, Pan, and Voice On/off.
  • Master Reverb and Master Delay with its own parameters and Master Volume.
  • The plugin is available in major plugin formats, including VST2, VST3 (Windows 64-bit), and VST2, VST3, Audio Unit (Mac 64-bit), and it’s compatible with many DAWs, including Cubase, Nuendo, FL Studio, Cakewalk, Ableton Live, Reaper, Studio One, Garage Band, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Bitwig Studio, MixCraft, Reason, Tracktion, and many more. Please note that if you use a 32-bit DAW, you can use JBridge to convert the 64-bit plugin to 32-bit. If you use Pro Tools, you can use Blue Cat’s PatchWorks to convert the plugin to AAX format. Some users have reported that they are able to use the plugin in Linux using some kind of converter (just Google it).

Monster Soundscapes Sound Demo

This is the demo of Monster Soundscapes and explanation of its features:

MONSTER Soundscapes v1 All Presets Demo

Aditya Cipta Gumilar in his Nciv GK Music & Archive youtube channel made cool relaxing music using this Monster Piano version 3 and Monster Soundscapes:

Matthijs Hebly from YT channel Shameless Plugs made a cool demo video. Instead of using Monster Soundscapes for relaxing music, he abused it using the multi-filter plugin and strange processing and funked-it up :

A funk-driven Monster Soundscapes demo

Erick Marin in his AlientoTutoriales YouTube channel made a unique approach by playing Piano on top of Monster Soundscapes:

Amner Hunter made a preset walkthrough of Monster Soundscapes:

If you are a YouTuber and made a review of this version, please let me know, and I will put your video in here!

Monster Soundscapes Download Links and Installation Steps

Monster Soundscapes doesn’t have an installer so you have to place the files manually. Follow these 5 steps carefully:

1. Download The Monster Soundscapes MAIN Player

Click and download one of the FREE main player of Monster Soundscapes according to your OS (Mac or Windows) and the plugin formats (VST or Audio Unit):

These are the alternative download links if the above failed (Google Drive):

Notes: If the download fails, it means the server is busy or over quota, please try another time!

2. Unzip and Put It In Your DAW’s Plugin Folder

Unzip the download files and put the main file (.vst3 or .component or .dll) in your DAW’s plugin folder (Googling “daw plugin location mac windows”).

3. Download The Monster Soundscapes’ Library

Download this Library file:

This is the alternative download links if the above failed (Google Drive):

Notes: If the download fails, it means the server is busy or over quota, please try another time!

Unzip the library files and put it into any folder/external hard disk (But don’t change the folder structure in the original zip file).

4. Insert Monster Soundscapes in your DAW and Choose Library Location

Fire up your DAW and insert the MONSTER Soundscapes plugin (usually under AgusHardiman.TV folder/brand).

Click “Choose folder” to change the soundbank/preset location and point it out to the folder location of Monster Soundscapes Library:

Let Monster Soundscapes know where you store its Library files

5. Play and Record!

If step #4 succeded, you are now can choose a preset and go play and record:

How To Automate Monster Soundscapes Parameters?

In Cubase, after inserting the Monster Soundscapes plugin, you have to open the automation lane:

MONSTER Synth - How To Draw Automation in Cubase
This example is using Monster Synth but the principle is the same for Monster Soundscapes

In Studio One, go to the Piano Roll and add the parameters to automate:

This example is using Monster Synth but the principle is the same for Monster Soundscapes

In other DAWs, find a way/googling on how to add automation lanes/tracks.

FAQ About Monster Soundscapes

Q : I want XXX and YYY features of Monster Soundscapes, can you program it?

A : To be honest, I’m professional musician and audio educator BUT I’m not a professional plugin programmer. I do this just for fun, so your request may not be available (but you can always try to ask me via CONTACT page).

Q : Why there are no VST 32 bit version anymore?

A : It is because my programming software can’t export 32bit plugin anymore. You can use JBridge to convert my 64bit plugin to 32bit.

Q : I have a problem using this plugin on my Mac, I’m using Monterey/Big Sur/Catalina. It says that the files are damaged or can’t be open because the developer is not trusted.

A : That problem was caused by Mac OS security which now is very strict. I have applied for a developer account in Apple to be a trusted developer but they haven’t responded to my inquiry yet.

In the meantime, please watch these videos (If this is not working, it’s ok, you can pass my VSTs ?):

Or read these articles:

Monster Soundscapes Version History

Version 1.2023.03 (released on March 26th, 2023):
  • First release.

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