Best 15 Free Reverb VST Plugins that Sound Great!

Even though every single DAW comes with at least one Reverb plugin, there are still a couple free ones out there which definitely work great.

Not only this, but they all have different features, color the sound in a different way, etc.

This means that by just having a couple free ones you can enhance your mixes since you can use different ones to achieve the desired sound.

Let’s get right into the list of the best free 14 Reverb plugins.

Ambience Reverb by Smartelectronicx

Available for Windows/Mac

This is a free reverb plugin which could certainly be a premium one.

Its interface looks fantastic and is very intuitive to use…

Ambience Reverb not only comes with all the conventional controls that all other reverbs provide, but it also features some other more unconventional ones which definitely add to its versatility.

One of these features is the Gate button; This one will gate the reverb and add a cool special effect.

Another one is the Hold Button, which allows you to hold the reverb in an infinite loop.

Some other useful features are; the EQ, Shape, and the Dampening sections.

All in all, I think that this is an excellent freeware that everyone should at least try out.

You can download it here.

GlaceVerb by Dasample

Available for Windows only

GlaceVerb uses a proprietary reverb algorithm developed to calculate the deformations, the vibrations and the acoustic response of surfaces and materials…

And it allows you to change these parameters; like setting the density from flat to high reverberation, or the surface parameters like the absorption, texture, and reflections.

Lastly, it also provides all the typical reverb controls like Dry, Wet, Bass, and Size, as well as 64 presets (new ones can also be saved).

Features

  • Residual Vector Modulation (RVM) reverberation engine
  • Reverberation time: up to 20s
  • Improved reflections algorithms for more natural sounding
  • Surface parameters (Texture, Absorption, Reflection)
  • Density control (from Flat to Extreme reverberation)
  • Size, Bass, Dry and Wet quick access controls
  • All functions and controls are fully automatable
  • 64 hi-quality presets

You can download it here

Sanford Reverb Leslie Sanford

Available for Windows only

This is a very versatile reverb effect plugin which used to be sold for $25 but luckily, it’s free now!

It’s got a great early reflections section, which would be what gives you the notion of how big, or small, the room is as well as the sense of distance.

Sanford Reverb gives you an absolute control over the early reflections, which means that you can simulate a large number of spaces.

If you want an excellent reverb which should definitely not be free, but for some reason is, then make sure to give Sanford Reverb a chance.

Note: on the Leslie Sanford website you will also be able to find a Synth, a Delay, and a Bass Tightener…

You can download it here.

OldSkoolVerb by Voxengo

OldSkoolVerb implements a type of classic stereo reverb algorithm which will produce a clear spatial image.

It is certainly able to, very convincingly, create reverb sounds for many different spaces, such as rooms, halls, etc. that blends well with the mix.

It’s extremely simple and easy to use, however it’s still quite powerful.

Note: OldSkoolVerb is best suited for non-percussive and soft-attack sounds like vocals, piano and pad sounds.

You can download it here.

Spring Reverb by Hotto Engineering

Available for Windows and Mac

Hotto Spring reverb is an incredibly simple, no-nonsense spring reverb that is super easy to use since it only features a couple parameters which you can tweak.

The interface is intuitive and easy to use, and for being a free reverb vst plugin it actually does sound great!

You can download it here.

MuVerb by Mutools

Available for Windows/Mac

MuVerb is one of those reverb plugins that works well on just about anything…

It’s a great allrounder, so make sure to try it out.

It’s definitely easy to use since it comes with all the common controls most reverb plugins come with…

One cool feature it provides is the “Turbulence” Section, which works similar to how a gate does, as well as an EQ section, which always comes in handy.

You can download it here.

EpicVerb by Variety of Sound

Available for Windows only

EpicVerb is a cool free reverb plugin that aims at both small room-, as well as ambient effect simulation.

It’s best suited for vocals and drums, but it can definitely be used to add some subtle reverb effects to almost anything.

This reverb’s sound ranges from rather concrete or even edgy up to smooth, transparent and artifact free reverb tails.

It features two different reverberation modes as well as six 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.

As you can see, it’s a fairly complex- as well as complete reverb plugin and it’s definitely best suited towards intermediate and advanced users.

You can download it here.

Safe Reverb by Semantic Audio

Available for Windows/Mac

The whole point behind the SAFE plugins by Semantica Audio is to provide the user with an easier way to control the plugins by using semantic terms such as “warm, bright”, etc. to make the whole process more intuitive.

You just type the word in and it adjust the settings automatically.

On their website you will not only find a Reverb plugin, but also an overdrive, EQ and Compressor.

Sure, none of these plugins are your traditional “dial every detail in”-types of plugins since you can use semantic terms.

However, they all sound great and if you want to use it like a regular Reverb, you can…

You just have the added bonus of being able to use terms like “warm, bright, dull” etc.

Give it a try!

You can download it here.

Freeze Chamber by Synthescience

Available for Windows only

With a super minimalistic interface, Freeze Chamber is really simple and straightforward reverb processor which can add some “room” to your tracks.

One really cool feature it provides is the “Freeze” switch.

This switch allows you to hold the process in a suspended state while the reverb processing is still ongoing, creating a sound that’s very similar to that of a synth tone.

Freezechamber is fully automatable and has the ability to store 64 presets, which really comes in handy.

It ships with a few already pre programmed ones that will show what It’s all about, but you can definitely tweak and save them for later use.

Installation procedure: Unzip the file, then copy the DLLs into your VstPlugins folder.

You can download it here.

Cloud Seed by Valdemar Erlingsson

Available for Windows only

CloudSeed is an algorithmic reverb plugin built in C# and C++ for emulating huge, endless spaces and modulating echoes, in the spirit of classic studio reverb units like the Lexicon 224.

It’s not a regular room reverb like some of the ones on this list, but rather more of a special effect that can completely transform the signal.

The interface looks a bit more complex to use than most of the free reverb plugins out there, but it’s actually quite simple to use.

You can download it here.

Tal-Reverb-4

Available for Windows/Mac

Reverb-4 is the latest of the free Reverb plugins to date by TAL.

Its simple interface makes it super easy to use…

But having few controls doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not an excellent and versatile plugin.

It can reproduce diffused sounds or create some awesome vintage reverb sounds, and the overall quality is phenomenal, especially for a free plugin.

It also comes with a couple presets which you can load, as well as create your own and save them for later use.

Features

  • Modulated vintage reverb sound.
  • Very diffuse sound.
  • Fast build up time, also with long reverb sounds.
  • Works on almost every audio material.
  • Easy to use.
  • Only stereo channels supported.

You can download it here.

TAL-Reverb-2

Available for Windows/Mac

Even though TAL created Reverb-4, which is their much newer one, it doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a better plugin.

In fact, they are both quite different.

Tal-Reverb-2 is a super diffuse and lush reverb effect with a fast build up time. Ideal for ambient reverb sounds, and its primary focus is on long reverb tones.

It comes with a few controls, more than most free reverb plugins, which should allow for some added versatility.

You can download it here.

Lisc-Verb by Saltlinr

Available for Windows only

Lisc-verb is a reverb and delay effect which comes with a clean and simple interface that’s easy to use and understand.

It can bring space and texture to any sound source, and all of this for completely free.

It also features a delay section which allows you to create even more complex sounds.

Even though this isn’t your traditional reverb plugin, Lisc-Verb can be used for almost anything…

However, it really shines when you want to be creative and create cool sounds.

You can download it here.

Reverb Solo by Acon Digital

Available for Windows/Mac

Reverb Solo, by Acon Digital, is one of the simplest and easiest to use free reverb plugins out there.

The interface is super minimalistic, plus I love the way it looks, and the controls are very simple.

This means that what it may lack in versatility, it definitely makes up in ease of use.

The controls are just two; a dial to change the tone from small and bright to large and dark, and a Dry/Wet one.

If you’re in need of a very simple and easy to use reverb plugin, then give Reverb Solo a try.

You can download it here.

u-he Protoverb

Available for Windows/Mac

Protoverb by U-he is an experimental reverb which was created to help them better determine the best design for reverb algorithms.

The idea behind Protoverb was to create a good “room simulation”, and contrary to most algorithmic reverbs, Protoverb doesn’t try to avoid resonances or model the reflections of sound from room walls.

In fact, it does the opposite …

It builds as many room resonances as possible.

The result is a very natural sounding reverb with a couple interesting features;

  • Long standing frequencies resonate louder
  • Multiple instruments don’t mash into a diffuse mud
  • When playing a short melody, the room seems to repeat the echo, like it often happens with church- and large hall reverbs.

The controls are fairly limited, which is both good and bad depending on your overall knowledge.

These controls are; 2 randomize buttons, decay, dry and wet.

Even though the controls are limited, Protoverb still sounds pretty good and does what it’s supposed to do.

It’s definitely worth checking out.

You can download it here.

Conclusion

All of these 15 plugins are great…

I don’t think you can go wrong with downloading them.

I’d recommend that you try them all out, after all, they are free!

I hope this information was useful!

Have a wonderful day!

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