Not all free reverb plugin comes with great-sounding reverb or usability. Here we share with you 10 of the best free reverb VST plugin.
Reverb is easily one of the most important sound effects in modern music, across all genres.
From large, spacious fade-outs to short, tubular reverberations, it is a powerful tool for transforming a sound.
There are many free reverb VST plugins out there, some of which are surprisingly powerful, and can be capable of creating effects similar to commercial reverb plugins.
Below are the 10 best free reverb plugin.
This is my number one choice and for many other music creators.
Valhalla is known for its great-sounding reverbs, and the Supermassive is no different. It has been popular among home studio producer since it was released.
The Supermassive offers a “luscious clouds of reverb, otherworldly delays, swelling waves of feedback unlike any you’ve heard before”.
The Supermassive designed for massive reverb sound, but it is much more than that. The unique WARP control is used to transform a sound from a simple echo to a lush reverb.
Download the Mac/PC, 32/64-bit Valhalla Supermassive.
This plug-in implements a kind of “classic” stereo reverb algorithm which is technically simple yet optimal. It also produces a very clear spatial image that blends well with the mix.
OldSkoolVerb offers you a comprehensive set of parameters permitting you to achieve various reverbs ranging from plate reverb to room reverb to hall reverb sound.
OldSkoolVerb is best suited for non-percussive and soft-attack sounds like vocals, piano and pad sounds.
Damping controls and a three-band EQ meaning there’s a lot of flexibility in your reverb sound and how it is applied.
There’s also control over the Space and Width. Unsurprisingly, spatial imaging is where it excels, especially when you increase room size through the 18 presets from the vintage plate up to large halls
Download Mac/ PC, 32/64-bit OldSkoolVerb.
Lisc-verb is a great effect for creating space. From simple ambience or suggesting, a sounds physical boundaries to otherworldly effects.
This humble delay/reverb plugin can be used aggressively or with sensitivity.
The incoming audio signal can be routed to the pre-out filter or directly to the output.
The signal sent to the effect section can also be sent completely dry or through the first filter.
This is then fed into the reverb and delay section, which also includes another pre-out filter. Simple in construction and operation but full of character and depth.
Automating filter cutoff, delay rate or reverb width and size is certainly the order of the day.
Download Mac/ PC, 32/64-bit Lisc-verb.
Another free reverb plugin from Kvraudio, the OrilRiver is an algorithmic stereo reverb that can rival the quality of commercial reverbs.
With this plugin, it is possible to simulate the reverberation of a small room and great hall.
OrilRiver has an intuitive interface thanks to which the user can quickly adjust the desired reverb sound.
Download Mac/ PC, 32/64-bit OrilRiver.
SmartElectronix Ambience is a reverb that rivals the quality of the best commercial reverbs. It also includes some unusual functions, like a gater and a very useful hold function.
Due to the superior quality of the plugin and its array of useful presets and functions, the Ambience plugin has become somewhat of a free VST “Classic”.
Ambience also includes a Damping section, which can alter the reverb’s decay characteristics; an EQ section; a built-in gate; a diffusion knob, and a hold function, which freezes the reverb in its current state for infinite, luscious pads.
Also, compared to some of the other plug-ins on this list, Ambience has a polished interface, which is a plus
Download Mac/ PC, 32/64-bit SmartElectronix Ambience
epicVerb is a reverb plug-in that aims at both tight small room and ambience effect simulation, well suited to modern drum and vocal productions, up to large “epic” halls as found in high-quality outboard gear.
This reverb’s sound ranges from rather concrete or even edgy up to smooth, transparent and artefact free reverb tails.
It is designed for maximum flexibility and usability and to take place as a true high-quality stereo main reverb.
epicVerb features two different reverberation modes and six different stereo early reflection models.
It offers different reverb time handling for high and low frequencies as well as a musical sounding EQ section containing two “BootEQ” equalizers and additional high- and low-pass filtering.
Download Mac/ PC, 32/64-bit epicVerb.
Tal Software Tal-Reverb 4
Continuing the success of their “Reverb 2”, TAL has released another very simple, yet powerful free reverb plugin.
This is the essential VST plugin for producers looking for a more vintage, 80s reverb sound.
The interface is sleek and effective, but despite its simplicity, is capable of creating a range of fantastic sounding reverb effects, from natural, breathy tails to short, vintage delayed effects.
“Reverb 4” is a no-brainer for producers looking to expand their reverb plugin collection.
Download Mac/ PC, 32/64-bit Tal-Reverb 4.
Protoverb is an experimental room simulator reverb. Most algorithmic reverbs try to avoid resonances or model the reflections of sound from a room’s walls. Protoverb does the opposite.
It builds up as many room resonances as possible, modelling the body of air in the room. No need to modulate or colour the signal.
Protoverb works with many parallel, serial and networked delays. With such a structure, no mathematical formula can make it sound right, it is down to trial and error (and luck) using random values.
Protoverb generates random delay line lengths, networks and feedback strategies.
Download Mac/ PC, 32/64-bit Protoverb.
MConvolutionEZ is an easy-to-use, highly optimized convolution reverb, that comes with lots of impulse responses for rooms, halls, plates, guitar cabinets, effects.
This free reverb plugin is no different, as this plugin comes with a massive range of impulse responses for rooms, halls, plates, guitar cabinets, effects and more.
There isn’t a huge amount of user customisation for these responses, but if you’re looking to quickly add great sounding reverb effects for immediate inspiration, this plugin is perfect for you.
Download Mac/ PC, 32/64-bit MConvolutionEZ.
Dragonfly Reverbs is a bundle of four reverb plug-ins, consisting of Hall Reverb, Room Reverb, Plate Reverb and Early Reflections.
As their names imply, each is dedicated to a particular flavour of reverb and sports a simple to use UI.
There are controls for controlling the width, pre-delay and decay of the reverb, as well as low- and high-cut knobs, and a dampen control for tonal flexibility.
There’s also a spectrogram, which gives you a better idea of how each plug-in is affecting your output signal.
Download Mac, PC, 32/64-bit Dragonfly.