ANWIDA Soft releases SPATIO Light, a freeware reverb effect in VST and AU plugin formats for macOS (the Windows-compatible edition of the plugin is coming soon).
SPATIO Light true stereo reverb capable of simulating a variety of spaces. The developers claim that SPATIO Light excels at emulating anything from small rooms to large concert halls and natural spaces.
I’m sure some of our readers will remember the old (and now discontinued) DX Reverb Light plugin by ANWIDA Soft. It featured a completely different GUI, but the available control parameters were exactly the same as in SPATIO Light.
While ANWIDA Soft doesn’t mention DX Reverb Light on the SPATIO Light, I wouldn’t be surprised if the new plugin uses at least some fragments of the old code. I actually used DX Reverb Light quite a lot back in the day. It was easy to operate and delivered some pretty good-sounding room reverbs.
Let’s take a closer look and SPATIO Light’s feature set. The plugin offers five controllable parameters. The user can tweak the simulated space by setting the pre-delay, decay, and low-pass controls. It is also possible to adjust the mix balance and the output volume.
For users who value high precision, the GUI lets you enter the numeric values below each slider control. This isn’t a must-have feature by any means, but it’s a handy option to have at your disposal.
ANWIDA Soft claims that the plugin uses “highly optimized DSP code” and “ultra-clean and noiseless processing.” Again, it would be pretty cool if SPATIO Light uses the same code as DX Reverb Light, only optimized for modern CPUs and operating systems.
I couldn’t test SPATIO Light in my DAW because the plugin is currently only available on macOS. Hopefully, the developer will release the Windows version of the plugin sooner than later.
Have you tested the new SPATIO Light plugin by ANWIDA Soft? You’re welcome to post your first impressions in the comments section below. I’d love to hear how the plugin compares to the old DX Reverb Light freebie, too!
UPDATE: SPATIO Light is now updated to v1.1. The new version introduces smoother decay, a more refined bass response, improved stereophonic image, optimized performance, and new presets.
Download: SPATIO Light (4.4 MB download size, DMG file, 64-bit VST/AU plugin format for macOS)