10 Best Free Reverb VST Plugins

Top 10 Free Reverb VST Plug-Ins




by Daniel Strongin & Alex Frank      20 May 18





Make no mistake.

There are plenty of options available to you when searching for free reverb VST plug-ins.

But which of the free reverb plug-ins are comparable in quality to the more expensive software?

And which ones will give you the professional sound you’re looking for?

Well, you are in luck.

We have already searched and tested all of the free reverb plug-ins online right now and have found the ones that rival the top commercial reverb plug-ins.

After each review, we will give our suggestions about which particular reverb sounds great using each of the plug-ins.

Once again, this is just our interpretation and opinion, so the suggestions should be taken with a grain of salt.

You will want to do your own experimenting to find out what reverbs sound best to your ears on the different elements in your track.

Now it is time!
Get ready to add professional reverberation to your sound with the top 10 free reverb plug-ins available today!

1. Tal- Reverb-4

Tal-Reverb-4 is the latest of TAL’s free reverb plug-ins which is the reverb that is present in the TAL- Sampler.

You can both reproduce very diffused sounds (meaning the reflections of the reverb are pushed together more and you will have a thicker reverberated sound) and a modulated vintage reverb sound which will give your reverb a more realistic element to it.

Tal-Reverb-4’s lush and large reverb sound has proven itself to be a worthy addition to your plug-in arsenal and can definitely compete with commercial plug-ins.

What to Use This Reverb On:

We would recommend using this reverb on sounds that you want to take up a lot of space in your mix, have a large three-dimensional image, and give that large hall type feel. So, background synths, fx, or leads would sound great with this reverb.

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2. Voxengo OldSkoolVerb

Voxengo’s OldSkoolVerb is one of the best free reverb plug-ins for all around use in your music productions.

This freeware reverberation implements a type of “classic” stereo reverb algorithm to produce crystal clear spatial images that unify with your sound.

With this reverb plug-in, you can create convincing reverberated sounds for many different spaces, such as rooms, halls, small spaces.

The OldSkool Reverb controls are easy to use and can be mastered in no time to get the best reverb sound possible!

What to Use This Reverb On:

The OldSkoolVerb is best suited for non-percussive and soft-attack sounds like vocals, pianos, and pad sounds.

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3. Smarteletronicx Ambience Reverb

Ambience reverb has a bunch of great features and a few rather unconventional controls that could make for some interesting effects.

For example, the “gate” button will gate or chop up your reverb and add a unique spatial effect. Also, the “hold” button lets you hold the reverb in an infinite loop.

This is great if you want to carry on over your reverb throughout your track or create some sort of pad.

In addition to these unique parameters, Ambience has a great collection of 78 presets which showcase the reverb’s potential.
Another great feature of this plug-in is its ability to shape the reverb with its Shape, EQ, & Damping sections.

This makes the process of blending your reverb into your specific track quick and easy.

What to Use This Reverb On:

This reverb works great on drum loops, real instruments, pads, and any sound you are looking to add a gated spatial effect on.

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4. Dasample GlaceVerb

GlaceVerb is freeware that uses the Residual Vector Modulation proprietary algorithm made to measure the vibrations deformations and the acoustic reactions of material and surfaces.

With this reverb, you can set the density (from flat to high reverberation), surface parameters (such as the absorption, texture, and reflections), and also adjust the bass, dry, wet, and size to give your reverb unique but realistic sound.

If you are a type that loves to experiment with reverbs, GlaceVerb will not only surprise you but also give a unique touch to your sound. Its 64 presets make it the ideal reverb plug-in for producers and creative minds alike.

What to Use This Reverb On:

Because of its realistic sound, this reverb will go great on drums, real instruments, and vocals.

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5. Saltlinr Lisc-Verb

At a first glance you might be put off by this plug-in because of its complicated looking interface, but let me tell you, it is worth diving into.

Its layout and structure can bring texture and space to any sound source, from creating strange ambience for pads to interesting musical textures for beats.

Not only that, it is also has a delay section where you can create even more complex spatial effects.

This plug-in features multiple filter sections and customizable routings to decide how the reverb is processed which makes this VST ideal for crafty and creative sound design.

What to Use This Reverb On:

The Lisc-verb sounds exceptional on most synthetic sounds due to the unconventional sounds that you can achieve from the plug-ins complex routing, fx, and filter options.

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6. Leslie’s Sanford Reverb

If you love to get a dense, clean, and clearly defined sound from your reverb, then the Sanford reverb is a must download. The true strength of this reverb comes from the early reflections section.

The early reflections of a reverb give your brain the information about the size of the room and the sense of distance of sounds in a room.

Since the Sanford Reverb gives you complete control over the early reflections, you can easily simulate a large number of spaces.
The plug-in also features a modulation section, a filter, a freeze button, and control over the reverbs late reflections.

What to Use This Reverb On:

While this reverb can be placed on almost any sound, we find that it sounds best on sounds that require short or medium reverb tails.

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7. MuTools’s MuVerb

MuVerb is a multipurpose plug-in with fantastic sound. This reverb plug-in is quite easy to use and comes with ten factory presets.

This reverb comes with a Turbulence section (which is similarly to a gater), an EQ section, a damping control, predelay for both the left and right channels, and a decay control.

What to Use This Reverb On:

While this reverb can be placed on almost any sound, we find that it sounds best on sounds that require short or medium reverb tails.

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8. Variety of Sound’s epicVerb

The epicVerb aims to recreate small rooms and halls, as well as ambient effects. This reverb comes equipped with 1st and 2nd early reflection controls, an EQ, a stereo spreader, 6 reverb types, and a predelay.

One unusual control on this reverb is the ambience control. You can switch the reverb to ambience, which will play the impulse response of the reverb without the tail or late reflections making this ideal for effects and sounds that require a short decay.

What to Use This Reverb On:

The epicVerb really shines through on drums and vocals.

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9. Semantic Audio’s Safe Reverb

The Safe Reverb from Semantic Audio is quite the reverb. Semantic Audio felt that the producer shouldn’t have to dial in specific parameters to get a certain sound.

That is why they have included a text box where you can type in a semantic term such as warm, bright, or dull into the text box in the lower right-hand corner and the parameters will be moved around to represent this.

You have to try out this one of a kind plug-in!

What to Use This Reverb On:

We found the Semantic Audio reverb to be suited for overall use in your tracks–all the way from your Drums to FX.

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10. Synthescience’s Freeze Chamber

Freeze-chamber is a straightforward reverb processor which gives your audio tracks that desirable spacious touch with a minimum amount tweaks.

With the Freeze-chamber’s freeze switch, you can hold the process at any time, in a suspended state (while the reverb processing is ongoing) to produce a sound that may be similar to that of a synth tone.

This plug-in comes with presets that show off its range of sound and it has the ability to store 64 presets.

What to Use This Reverb On:

This reverb features a very spacious and lush sound which sounds great on elements that require a hall-type reverb, such as strings, pianos, or synth leads and chords.

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Daniel is a caffeine dependent, entrepreneur, music producer, sound design junkie, and world traveler crazy about teaching modern electronic music production through his site SoundShock. You can get in contact with him at daniel@soundshockaudio.com



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Alex Frank

I’m Alex and I have been working in the sound technology industry for 10 years now. Currently I am an affiliate blogger who likes to educate my audience about sound technology. Visit headphonesunder100center and musicinstrumentscenter to follow me.