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Get bouncy with the VREV-666 free reverb plugin, available to download now.

Fuse Audio Labs’ VREV-666 free plugin captures the vintage character of the Grampian 666 spring reverb, originally built for the BBC in the 1960s.

What is spring reverb? In pre-digital times, a coiled spring was used as a cheaper version of artificial plate reverb, with a transducer and a pickup at either end. The Hammond organ first used spring reverb – it’s common in guitar amplifiers. Spring reverb has a synthetic “bouncy” effect, as the coils vibrate and bounce the echoes inside the unit along the spring back to the transducer.  

The original Grampian 666 reverb is very rare, with only a few hardware units remaining. Luckily the free VST means you can experience the sound of the spring reverb in your DAW.

The spring reverb plugin features a limiter to tame peaks, a mix stage, pre-delay and a tone EQ. It’s available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats.

Just sign up for a free Fuse Audio Labs account here to grab your free plugin.