Best Reverb Plugin Roundup

Give your music the space and ambiance it deserves with our Best Reverb Plugin Roundup.

Whether you need giant cathedral or just a touch of reverb to let your tracks breathe, our recommendations of AU and VST reverb plugins will get the job done.

EAReverb

EAReverb

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Runs on Windows Runs on Mac
To understand why we gave the top spot to EAReverb among the best reverb plugins, all you have to do is try its organic and versatile effect on your sound productions. It beat the other plugins with its ideal balance of flexibility, quality and cost. Instead of relying on preset impulse responses, it lets you build your own unique impulse responses (IR's) based on the parameters that you set. This flexibility is matched with its clean and intuitive interface, with the all important room size setting in the middle of the screen. Its natural-sounding earthy reverb was well received by all that tried the plugin, and is easy to integrate with any type of music. Price: €129
Lexicon PCM Native Reverb

Lexicon PCM Native Reverb

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Runs on Windows Runs on Mac
The Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle is raved about by many because of its great sound and amazing presets. The bundle is based on the PCM96 hardware - which is what all competing reverb plug-ins are trying to beat or trying to mimic. As expected, the reverb produced by this plugin is amazing, paying homage to the iconic hardware it was based from. If not for its hefty price, this is definitely the best AU and VST reverb plugin, however the pricing indicates that this plugin is not a toy, and is designed for pros that knows how to invest on great sounding reverb. Price: $1574.95. Get the latest price at Amazon.com

Redline Reverb

Redline Reverb

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Runs on Windows Runs on Mac
Redline Reverb is a full algorithmic stereo reverb plugin that lets you create your personalized reverb. Instead of having the usual separate hall, plate and room reverb types, it has an intuitive parameter set that lets you dial in any given reverb characteristic, which lets you design your own lush reverb for vocals and room simulations for your instruments. This plugin also gives you delay type effects and virtually unlimited reverb tails. If you are looking for versatility and non conventional reverb, then the Redline is definitely a plugin that you should try. Price: €149

SIR2

SIR2

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Runs on Windows Runs on Mac
SIR2 is a reverb plugin that processes audio using impulse responses or IR. It offers respectable low-latency processing and does not eat up too much of your CPU power. To start you off, the plugin comes with high definition impulse responses (HDIR) of real places, you can import other IR's from free or commercial sources to expand your reverb IR library. This plugin offers true stereo convolution processing which when paired with its high-quality sample rate produces natural sounding reverb. A free version SIR1 is available for the budget conscious. Price: €149
ValhallaRoom

ValhallaRoom

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Runs on Windows Runs on Mac
ValhallaRoom is an easy favorite because of its transparent, natural sounding effect. It has all the essentials you need with Late and Early reverb sections for conjuring simple to large chamber ambiance. It is also in true stereo which helps in making the sound lush and natural. ValhallaRoom is not as flexible as the other reverbs but it does what it can excellently, which is practical since you only need a few algorithms that actually work to produce great sounding tracks. Its no frills and easy to navigate interface helped ensure its spot among the top reverb plugins. Price: $50
Eos

Eos by Audio Damage

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Runs on Windows Runs on Mac
Eos runs on three uniquely designed algorithms, two plate algorithms and one hall type algorithm. Its simplicity and modern sound make it a must have for many music producers. The interface is clutter free and shows only what you need to see and adjust to get the effect that you need. Be it small room reverb for drum tracks or traditional plate reverb sound for guitars, Eos will deliver. The Superhall feature is also amazing with keyboards and synth tracks, showing that the strength of this plugin lies on its long modulated hall type sounds. Price: $49
Abience

Ambience

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Runs on Windows Runs on Mac
Ambience is a free reverb plugin that has features that can match commercial plugins. At first the knobs may seem daunting but the controls provide deep editing for reverb fanatics. You have the usual wet, dry, time and size control plus other shaping options like predelay, width, quality and variation. There are also advanced controls to dampen the reverb and to adjust the EQ. Other nice features include a gating section, diffusion and a reverb hold control. This plug in is considered as donationware so if you enjoy the software, do give your thanks by donating what you can to the author.
epicVerb

epicVerb

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Runs on Windows
This is another nice plugin that comes to you free of charge. It is designed to provide tight small room reverbs and simulate ambient effects. You can get a variety of sounds ranging from concrete up to smooth and does this with good transparency and without any unwanted artifacts. You will be surprised to find that this can work as your main stereo reverb - specially with its stereo early-reflection reverb models. Standard controls are available along with its unique reverb tail modulation which lets you control the reflection pattern.

Reverberate

Reverberate

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Runs on Windows Runs on Mac
Reverberate is cool convolution plugin that may not be that popular, but deserves its spot among the best. It tops other plugins with its complementing modulation capabilities. You can get dynamic and organic reverbs by modulating two separately controllable IRs! This lets you have a reverb sound that is alive and unpredictable. It comes with an all-pass interpolator chorus and other post-processing effects to further enhance the resulting effect. With Reverberate, you can create traditional or non conventional sounds to match your music. Price: £50.00

MMultiBand Convolution

MMultiBand Convolution

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Runs on Windows Runs on Mac
MMultiBandConvolution makes it to our top list with its organic reverb and flexible features. It is a cool convolution reverb plugin that comes supplied with essential impulse responses (IRs) which includes cool IR's taken from real churches. It also carries cool features like IR and filter generator. The parameters can be easy and daunting at the same time with each band having 2 IR generators of your preferred choice where you can control the ratio easily via a slider to produce realistic varying reverbs. MMultiBandConvolution is ideal for those who want to have deep level reverb effects without having to empty their wallets. Price: €35

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My Favorite Reverb Plugins

Absolutely love anything made by Lexicon. The PCM Native Reverb is a great product. Two others that I would like to have seen on the list would be the Audioease Altiverb and the Waves Trueverb. Thanks for the list!

eareverb

According there homepage EaReverb is not 59 euro but (more than twice) 129 euro.

Thanks

Thanks, we updated the registration price of EaReverb.

Redline Reverb

And Redline Reverb is also 149 euro...

2C-Aether reverb

The 2C-Aether reverb should be on this list. Far better than Red Line, costs more but costs far less than Lexicon and with Lexicon quality.

where is altiverb?

altiverb is amazing, plus you can import your own irs

Altiverb looks interesting...

Altiverb looks interesting, but it didn't quite make the cut.

For anyone who's interested you can get more info at:
http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Altiverb/

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