Many of you are probably familiar with HG Fortune, he made pretty great and unique sounding plugins. Most of them are very good at producing long, diverse and evolving pads and drones. A lot of them are wavetable synths, some with interesting mechanics and options, and some also have "the lazy button" which randomly generates a preset for you (which can be really fun).
The man unfortunately passed away in 2014, however on the bright side all of the pro versions of his plugins are now freeware. If you somehow haven't stumbled upon these yet, give them a go. The only downside is that they are all 32 bit as far as I'm aware, and some might feel bit outdated maybe (but just maybe). I also recommend reading the manual first for some of them.
Anyways, here's where you can download them:
- Individually - http://www.vst4free....=HG_Fortune&l=0
- Bundled together - https://archive.org/...ls/HGFortuneNFG