by Smartelectronix
4.1 / 5     (109 votes)
Win32 OSX OS9
Ambience is a reverb that rivals the quality of the best commercial reverbs.

You are free to decide yourself how much you want to pay for it, and when.
Kelley Jul 13 2022
(5 / 5)
Jul 13 2022
Easily my favorite reverb plugin, but I was unable to use it in 64-bit windows without JBridge so I had to retire it unfortunately. Still highly recommend. Best free reverb plugin
peter May 18 2022
(2 / 5)
May 18 2022
Very good sounding but has a major problem in Reaper. It doesn't load saved presets properly even when loading a project. This makes it unfortunately totally unreliable.
Jim May 07 2022
(5 / 5)
May 07 2022
First reverb ever that I've put on a track and didn't hate it. I hate reverbs but this one blends better than most and sound good too. It's got a nag screen but all functions work and you can donate to get rid of it.
Danny Howe Mar 23 2022
(5 / 5)
Mar 23 2022
Just one word, impressive.
Daniel Smith Jun 10 2021
(5 / 5)
Jun 10 2021
Love this plug-in. I'm using maybe 10% of its features for my church worship recordings (using Reaper) but it's absolutely tremendous - particulary for getting a realistic "live" sound.
Rex Luciano Jul 24 2020
(5 / 5)
Jul 24 2020
Working on Adobe Audition 1.5. Thanks for this.
Alex Apr 08 2020
Apr 08 2020
Cubase 10.5 only takes 64-bit plug-ins, VST 2.4 or higher. Zero support for 32 bit. Sad face.
Jacker Mar 05 2022
Mar 05 2022
Use a bridger und there you have it!
Angel Mar 07 2023
Mar 07 2023
A mi me estaba funcionando perfectamente hasta hace un mes en windows 10 64 y de repente va mal.
Kusol Mar 28 2020
Mar 28 2020
Can not install on Mac
soulmuzicproductions Feb 12 2020
(5 / 5)
Feb 12 2020
gr0wler Dec 12 2019
(0 / 5)
Dec 12 2019
Same here, plugin won't show up in garageband
Digital Rules Oct 27 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 27 2019
A Classic, I really wish it was 64-bit for Windows.
wowabox Apr 01 2020
Apr 01 2020
64 should always work on 64 just not the other way around
wadabla48 Jun 15 2019
(0 / 5)
Jun 15 2019
Yeah same for me bro, it doesn't show up in Adobe Auditions CC 2019
yoDave Jan 30 2019
Jan 30 2019
It just doesnt show up in my ableton live 9, no matter how much i rescan the plugin folder:(
Christian Nyman Sept 13 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 13 2018
This fantastic reverb is now open source, can anyone port this to linux vst?
BizzleMade Sept 14 2019
Sept 14 2019
You don't need to port it. Just use wine to load fl studio. When it makes the directory for it enable hidden folders. Click on .wine, go to drive: c, program files x86, vstplugins, and paste the .dll in the folder. Load up fl and scan plugins and you are good to go.
Digital Rules Nov 30 2019
Nov 30 2019
Really? Open source? Where can we get the source code?
Darko Sept 09 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 09 2018
A Classic!
Peter Nov 19 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 19 2017
One of the rare instances where I downloaded reverb, put it on master, selected "Pady-Drums Easy" preset and it was just right. Lots of great presets.
SuperMegaDJs Oct 26 2017
(5 / 5)
Oct 26 2017
Very Nice Reverb effects
ntrpy Jun 25 2017
(3 / 5)
Jun 25 2017
Good reverb, except slightly seems to bias reverb on sub basses to be panned left if width is 100%
Tori May 31 2017
May 31 2017
I'm unable to get the graphic layout for this- it is just the sliders with values for gating/decay etc. Any ideas whats wrong?
anon May 05 2017
(5 / 5)
May 05 2017
I was first intimidated by all the settings, but now I use this plugin constantly in my works because the presets really get you started, and sure do they give you the sounds you want.
Xenon Feb 20 2017
Feb 20 2017
I've been thinking about writing a review for a while because for any of you contemplating dling this, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOING SO!, this plugin is an absolute beast and its is very simple to get real sounding spaces. I've tried different presets and some have shocked me for instance there was one that made it sound shallow like the sound was coming from a different room. MUST GET! :D
Tomasz Modecki Dec 26 2016
Dec 26 2016
Is it normal it shows up in my Logic for a 3 second and it is gone. I see Magnus ni menu and then go to track to put it on and it is fu..g gone from the list!!!. WTF?
luhum Oct 04 2016
Oct 04 2016
I use the as a AU in ableton 9, works perfect. The only thing I miss, is the interface, but you get used to it.
James Jun 08 2016
Jun 08 2016
Has anyone got this working with Ableton 9? Doesn't for me but worked fine with 8. Is there something im missing? Cheers
McGuire Jul 07 2016
Jul 07 2016
Ableton 9 doesn't support 32bit plugins. however, I use Jbridge to bridge 32 bit plugins to 64bit format. works great. jbridge costs like 20 bucks if I remember correctly
tylr Apr 23 2016
(4 / 5)
Apr 23 2016
Aaahhh yes! I had forgot about this plugin. I used to use it on my old rig that crashed. A go-to reverb, for sure. Has a unique character and usability that I loved, and it is nice being able to control how "digital" you want it to sound, if you're into weird textures.
M�mi Feb 02 2016
Feb 02 2016
I don't have any sound!!! Why? Please! Help! I use LMMS! Thanks a lot!
Dan Mar 27 2016
Mar 27 2016
LMMS uses VST instruments, not VST effects. You'd need a LADSPA plugin for effects.
ksavHOMErecs Jan 07 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 07 2016
I'm giving 5* bcs it's versatile, but still I want to say that sound wise it kind of reminds me of moto q (compering reverb and eq? yup). All in all great sound toy and it's free so thhhhhhhhhanks <3
Gutted Dec 13 2015
Dec 13 2015
Won't show up at all in my Ableton plugins no matter how many times I rescan or try different directory.
sarah Nov 02 2015
Nov 02 2015
I am so lost. I want reverb. I have a behringer mixer. I use it for singing. I am hoping someone on here will see my comment and know what to do. This is a driver so then how to do I get it so I can use the reverb effect. What else do I have to install..?
Anonymous Nov 02 2015
Nov 02 2015
Please contact
Robert Dec 02 2015
Dec 02 2015
Hey sarah, relax!!! ;o) you have to install the software / plugin. After this you have to do a "scanning" in the directx area of your daw (adobe audition, cubase, digital performe. Or whatever you use...) and before the scanning you need to add the folder with the new plugin(s) so the software daw can - find - it... Hope this helps! Wishing you a lot fun! ;o)
Richard Tibbitts Sept 30 2015
(3 / 5)
Sept 30 2015
An excellent compilation of different reverb settings. You'll never go wrong with these... just remember to donate, as Magnus put a lot of effort into this project. Now if I could just get it to play nice with Mavericks...
Aida Aug 08 2015
(5 / 5)
Aug 08 2015
Has always been my favorite reverb, till I bought Altiverb.
Viper ITB May 02 2015
(5 / 5)
May 02 2015
A studio grade professional reverb unit, comparable only to the most expensive plugins. How come this thing is free? :)
.:PLTX:. Feb 28 2015
(4 / 5)
Feb 28 2015
Very good vst with sensations of real reverb & delay. But some presets are too messy (horrible long echoes), and not explicit names. BUT very good VST ! Like it.
Anonymous Oct 31 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 31 2014
If you're a beginner it can be tricky to get it to sound right, but it's very versatile and really works extremely well for any application.
Luis Tamayo Zegers Sept 16 2014
(3 / 5)
Sept 16 2014
Good. The names of presets could be more expressive.
Mark May 28 2014
(4 / 5)
May 28 2014
I use this reverb regularly... It's brilliant!
Renaldo Mar 27 2014
(5 / 5)
Mar 27 2014
One of the best and so realistic, and for free. Thank You.
Bobby Mar 21 2014
(5 / 5)
Mar 21 2014
I like using this one. Lost of nice presets to manipulate.
n000b51 Feb 26 2014
(4 / 5)
Feb 26 2014
Close to ArtsAcousticReverb (v1.1.1.2) ! Must to have : - Complex & multi-reverbs section. Incredible free VST. Nov 29 2013
Nov 29 2013
I had problems on a "weak PC" using many re-verb VST's. Ambience not only sounds good, it doesn't eat up all the CPU for itself. It's very easy to use and you can hear clearly what each function does even if you have no idea what it means. I am a major user of OHMSTUDIO and Ambience is my first choice for all my projects. Great work and thank you.
David Sept 26 2013
(2 / 5)
Sept 26 2013
Well, ALMOST all adjustments I can make are exactly the ones I need to create the adequate natural ambience for a specific source.... But the knockout criterion is the RANDOM variation! Why did you do this, why can't I enter an number in there? Sorry, I can't rely on coincidence for the perfect room. Too bad, otherwise it would be fantastic!
dyla Aug 11 2021
Aug 11 2021
Just a heads up for anyone facing this issue: if you browse the parameter settings for Ambience, there will be a "seed/variation" knob which you can manually edit. Problem solved!
LEMN Jun 30 2013
Jun 30 2013
This is my absolute favorite reverb vst, free or otherwise.
too good Jun 08 2013
(5 / 5)
Jun 08 2013
it gives massive reverb and pretty good stuff!!!
Phoonck Jan 18 2013
(5 / 5)
Jan 18 2013
More you can't get for this price... take it and run;)
Peen Jan 14 2013
(4 / 5)
Jan 14 2013
Good work
great Dec 30 2012
(4 / 5)
Dec 30 2012
love it
nikolas221 Jul 05 2012
(5 / 5)
Jul 05 2012
For my poor CPU machine 6 m. ago it was... well you know. But now this is the top!!!Thanks to this developers!!!!
jack the ripper Jun 03 2012
(4 / 5)
Jun 03 2012
This is top-notch, better than a lot of paid ones and rivals Lexicon easily. I am shocked that such a quality reverb can be free, the guy who made this deserves an award in the arena of free vst plugs, golden award for best premium-quality free vst.
Youno Nov 27 2011
(5 / 5)
Nov 27 2011
Get this and EpicVerb and you have every sort of reverb you would ever need. Absolutely lush.
Anonymous Oct 15 2011
Oct 15 2011
Great sounding, versatile reverb with lots of features. Can be a bit complicated, but there are so many good presets, i haven't had to mess with the individual controls a whole lot. One glitch-- occasionally it forgets my settings when I reopen a saved project in my DAW.
Tornface Feb 18 2011
(5 / 5)
Feb 18 2011
A great plugin - so useful and versatile.
Alex Nov 10 2010
(4 / 5)
Nov 10 2010
It's a VST Classic, one of the best works in Freeware.
RZ Aug 23 2010
Aug 23 2010
Lol , it's the Ambience included in Garritan Personal Orchestra (first version). A nice reverb :-)
Prefect_X Aug 06 2010
(5 / 5)
Aug 06 2010
What an amazing plugin...!!! Not something that I would have bought, but since it advertises itself as "free to use", I downloaded it to try without much thought behind my actions. Now, after using it for a while, it has become VERY EASY for me to hand over my heard-earned money (via the nag screen) not ONLY to get rid to that nag screen, but to show some appreciation for real QUALITY programming. Thanks Magnus -- keep up the good work.
Ghekorg7 Apr 22 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 22 2010
Just GREAT.... exept the donation remindings!
Excellent! Apr 09 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 09 2010
Lots of features and control and the reverbs sound great.
Chinasky Sept 14 2009
(5 / 5)
Sept 14 2009
Great reverb, why spend thousands of $ for a 960L ? You can get a very good quality with this one... Plus the gating section is very interesting ! This vst is a totaly "playable" demo, but you can register it at the author for a small (or big !) donation.