Well here's something unexpected! Propellerhead just released their powerful Europa spectral wavetable synth as a VST/AU plugin and also as a free online web version too.
Maschine fully supports third party VST and Audio Units effects. Hollin Jones shares some of the tricks and techniques that make this an incredibly useful feature to have.
Arturia's V Collection gets a hefty upgrade with a number of new instruments including the Buchla Music Easel, DX7 and Fairlight sampler. Rishabh Rajan put them through their paces.
Berlin-based Surreal Machines have come up with a couple of awesome new delay plug-ins and Noah Pred thinks they might be the last dub tools you ever need...
This clever plug-in is an arpeggiator, sidechain MIDI multi-effect and even has a built-in synth section. Check out the video of it in action.
One of the announcements at NAMM 2016 that really impressed us was regarding the upcoming (free) Rob Papen PRISMA. Essentially it's a software plug-in host that stacks multiple synth plugins together.