Free Software Friday is our regular Friday feature here at the dBs Music blog. We dig the depths of the music production and media webosphere and discover what downloadable plugin freebies are worth double clicking each week.
Prolific freeware creator Chris Johnson - the man behind Airwindows - has recently released Verbity, a new reverb plugin that he believes is the best he's ever created.
If we were to only have two words to describe Verbity, they would be 'simple' and 'powerful'. Those two words may seem at odds with one another, but Verbity really is both of those things.
Sporting a no-fuss interface and featuring just four sliders; 'bigness', 'longness', 'darkness' and 'wetness', Verbity couldn't be simpler. What's so impressive is the effect that those four controls have on your audio. We highly recommend Chris' video below to hear it in action.
As to what each of those controls affect; 'Bigness' rather unsurprisingly changes the room size, 'longness' determines the regeneration of the audio, 'darkness' alters the clarity and brightness of the audio and 'wetness' controls the balance of wet/dry signal on the audio.
The lack of any kind of visualiser or a more 'polished' interface stems to Chris' desire to keep things about the audio and to force more producers to trust their ears rather.
Verbity packs a lot of sonic potential into its humble housing, and the lack of an intimidating array of controls and features makes it the perfect companion for both beginners finding their feet and more experienced producers looking for a no-nonsense reverb.
Verbity is available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux for free using the link below, though we highly recommend supporting Airwindows on Patreon if you get a lot out of Verbity.
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