Togu Audio Line has just released TAL-Reverb-4, the latest version of their freeware reverb effect in VST/AU/AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac OS based systems.
This is the fourth iteration of Togu Audio Line’s free reverb, which is now based on the same reverb algorithm as the one included in their new TAL-Sampler instrument (more about that release below). TAL-Reverb-4 is one of those simple reverb plugins which are highly optimized for achieving a particular type of reverb sound. In this case, the plugin works incredibly well for creating large modern reverbs which are often added to EDM leads and vocals, although it can also produce some nice sounding smaller reverb types.
See also: Free Reverb VST/AU Plugins Round-Up!
The interface is well designed and easy to look at, although it’s perhaps just a tad bit too small for use on larger displays. A few more pixels in width would make for a perfect GUI size, in my opinion. The plugin used around 2% of the available CPU resources on a single core processor during our test, which is fine (especially if the plugin is being used as a bus effect). There’s a total of six different parameters on the GUI (along with a simple on/off switch), making the plugin extremely easy to operate. The current version doesn’t include any factory patches. A factory bank is not necessary for a non-complex tool such as TAL-Reverb-4, but it definitely wouldn’t hurt if Togu Audio Line added a few presets in some future update. All things considered, I’m already a fan of this little reverb plugin and it’s safe to say that it’s my favorite iteration of the TAL-Reverb product line to date.
On a related note, Togu Audio Line has released TAL-Sampler, a commercial sampler instrument for Windows and Mac OS. Although it might not look like much more than just your standard virtual sampler on first look, the new (and actually their first ever) sampler instrument from TAL packs quite a bit of awesomeness under the hood. In short, the new TAL-Sampler is capable of emulating various vintage hardware samplers on a circuit level, which gets even cooler once you pair up those emulated digital-to-analog converters with TAL’s state of the art analog modeled filters. A free demo version of TAL-Sampler is available on the developer’s website, limited by rising white noise bursts in one minute intervals.
Check out the TAL-Reverb-4 demo video:
TAL-Reverb-4 is available for free download via Togu Audio Line (4.67 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU/AAX plugin format for Windows & Mac OS X).