by Voxengo
4.7 / 5     (29 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
OldSkoolVerb is an algorithmic reverberation for professional music production applications.  

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.
  • Plate, room and hall reverbs.
  • Undo/redo history.
  • All sample rates support.
  • Stereo processing.
  • A/B comparisons.
  • Zero processing latency.
  • Preset manager.
  • Contextual hint messages.
John Burns Jul 13 2023
(4 / 5)
Jul 13 2023
I like Voxengo but only discovered this one a few months ago. Since then it's been my main reverb. Good number of controls. The damping section is useful but the taper is weird, the first 50% of the travel for both controls is basically inaudible. The tone isn't great but isn't ugly either. Like someone else said, it's a bit metallic. It's fine though, perfectly passable basic reverb tone. Certainly won't detract from your mix. CPU usage is ok but just a touch higher than the other reverbs and compressors that I'm using (probably due to the largely unnecessary EQ section). With a slightly sweeter tone or slightly lower CPU usage this would definitely be a 5/5. I like it a lot more than most reverbs I've used though. Not sure why. It just seems to do the job.
HF_3000 Mar 09 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 09 2022
Not very edgy but versatile and good sounding in the mix. Also low on CPU and lucid GUI.
HF_3000 Dec 19 2022
Dec 19 2022
Still one of my favorites besides my paid ones and convolution reverbs. Sounds metalic but like hardware - nice for 90s edm stuff character (Warp Records etc) !
cyber_T Feb 15 2021
(5 / 5)
Feb 15 2021
You can use this reverb also for mastering tasks due to the high quality of the voxengo-algorithms.
Gabriel_West Jun 03 2020
(5 / 5)
Jun 03 2020
Best Free Reverb in my opinion. The Quality is top, the CPU Usage is user friendly. (My current number1 verb, TOP5: 1. OldSkoolVerb, 2. OrilRiver, 3. Ambiance, 4. EpicVerb, 5. TAL Reverb 4)
Andy Kockelkoren Apr 16 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 16 2020
Very usefull in its simplicity. Use it a lot! :D
Anonymous Mar 23 2020
Mar 23 2020
Very nice reverb, I haven’t stopped using it since I downloaded it!!!
Digital Rules Oct 27 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 27 2019
Killer 'verb!
Leo Jan 23 2019
(5 / 5)
Jan 23 2019
the best free reverb i have! I use it with reaper... I've worked for a while with sanford rev but it started crashing. This one is better and easier to use. The preset "in your face" is perfect for vocals...
Gigitoe Aug 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 29 2018
So easy to get a great sound out of this one! The wet/dry knobs are also very easy to understand for beginners.
Darko Aug 18 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 18 2018
Super cool reverb!
prakapanda Feb 24 2018
(5 / 5)
Feb 24 2018
Sounds amazing. Love the effect so much.
Jim Nov 24 2017
(2 / 5)
Nov 24 2017
Had this for a looong time but just never found application for it. To me it's kind of all there but not quiet enough to create useable drum room sound or vac verb.
KsoundHomeWorks May 21 2017
(5 / 5)
May 21 2017
This should be used with voxengo mid/side processor <3 <3 <3 (new version comes with "window" :)
Ken B Mar 11 2015
(4 / 5)
Mar 11 2015
I have this for ages and never really used it much until 2 weeks ago .... holy moly, this is an amzing reverb. It sits much better in a mix than just about everything else Ive tried, and great on drums too despite what they say .... thank you Voxengo !
HappyKafkaCrisis Jan 03 2015
(5 / 5)
Jan 03 2015
My default reverb. I love the TrueVerb from the unspeakable firm. The results of this one come close.
koleszka Nov 18 2014
Nov 18 2014
Thank you. OldSkoolVerb & Ambiance, my best free ones. OSV is more cpu friendly.