Free Convolution Reverb Plug-in & IR Resources
Free IR Software
This is huge. I try to keep articles short, because the pages I link to generally have so much better info than I can provide. In this case I need to mention
Bill Gardener. I first ran into Bill Gardner's name in the early 1990s. I'd found a small Mac program that turned any Digidesign DSP card into a programmable algorithmic reverb unit, which is astounding to this very day.
Coincidentally, some long time ago, I fell in love with all the audio plugins made by a company called Wave Arts. After 20+ years of using Wave Arts Plug-Ins I only recently discovered that it's Bill Gardner's company. I thank you, Bill Gardner! Your wares have made my life happier and better-sounding! Bill's app, simply called "Reverb", let me program FX that I'd never heard before not since. It gave me a deeper understanding of algorithmic reverbs construction.
Wave Arts recently partnered with a company called Impulse Record and together they make a convolution reverb plugin called Convology XT. The plug-in is free, and it comes with a hefty library of Impulse Responses of famous spaces and FX Units. In addition, dear User, you can load up your own Impulse Response Files. The plug-in works with regular Wave files. Below I'll list links to my favorite free Impulse Response libraries on the internet. Impulse Record offer a GIGANTIC library of expertly recorded Impulse Response Files for sale on their site, but the plugin is free and fully functional without any limitation.
Over a very long time, I've assembled for myself a list of Impulse Response libraries that are on the internet. For your time-saving convenience, here is that list. Like a good audio engineer, I play with all these IR files like normals listen to music lol. You can drag them right into the Convology XT plugin! It's so easy to use!
Here's my entire list of Impulse Response and Convolution links. There are some more Convolution apps and plugs, followed by impulse response libraries of spaces, and finally a long list of guitar cabinet impulse responses.
Once again, I'm biased toward this plugin for ease of use and tweakability.
GratisVolver Free for Windows
X-MCFX Volver or the MConvolutionEZ from MeldaProduction, both free :
Lancaster Audio Pulse
Effects IR Libraries
Echochamber.de at the archive wayback
David Das insanely huge it library
Includes a complete 960L
Stuffit archives for altiverb
Clipgod's IR KSP8 & Space Station
In Mac Stuffit archive sit format for Altiverb
Flo Audio gear impulses zillions
Includes complete PCM-91
Bandcamp pay what you want
Trevor Cox impulse packs at freesound
Dubbhism.org (not currently working)
1-1-1-1.net at archive
The Threshold by Intelligent Machinery
Samplicity Bricasti M7 impulses
Zidee's free Lexicon PCM-90 impulses
Echothief real spaces
480L free impulses by Housecall
7deadlysins free guitar ir pack Direct Download Link
Tone VampIReHD IR Library
Direct Link to File
Forward Audio FaIR Libraries
God's Cab & others by Wilkinson Audio
All the free products are on one page...
Guitar Hacks IR library
SNB IR Files - many here
Free Allure IR pack from Line6
Free Celestion IR pack
Greg Hopkins Plates & Spaces
Greg's Preferred Dropbox Link so he can count downloads
Original Thread on gearslutz
Greg's old Homepage Way back Machine
2014 EMT-140 Download from Dropbox
Direct 2012 Hopkins Collection Dropbox Download
That should be enough to keep anyone busy.
Peace & Love,