Voxengo Oldskoolverb is a free plate reverb plugin from Voxengo. It is the subject of this week’s Freebie Friday, and today; I am going to show you what I like and what I don’t like about it. As with all my reviews now, I have based it on Plugin Boutique’s rating system. If this is your first time here, Freebie Friday reviews follow the same rating system as Plugin Boutique. This five-star system rates it for ease of use, features, presets and sound quality. Plugin Boutique also measures their ratings by value for money. However, this is an irrelevant score for a free plugin because you don’t spend any cash on them. Let’s take a look now at Voxengo Oldsk.oolverb.
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Voxengo Oldskoolverb: Free Platereverb Plugin
Is this another great free plugin from Voxengo? Is it worth your time? Would I use it? I will answer all of these questions in this post so that you can make an informed decision when you are broke and looking for something nice and free.
The sound quality is also excellent. This is because you can hear that lush ambience that should be a goal of every reverb plugin. The fact that this is a free plate reverb plugin doesn’t compromise the quality. This would even be impressive if you paid for it.
I give the sound quality four out of five stars
Ease of Use
Voxengo Oldskoolverb does come with a bit of a learning curve. If you are a newbie music artist and don’t have much experience in moulding, developing and shaping your reverb sounds, Voxengo Oldskoolverb can be challenging to get your head around.
I have been making EDM for nine years and find it challenging to get the best sounds out of this free-plate reverb plugin. However, I am not the most technically minded EDM producer on the planet.
Ease of use gets three out of five stars.
Voxengo Oldskoolverb comes with all the features you would expect in a reverb plugin and more. There are the pre-delay, time, width and the wet and also dry controls that you would get with any reverb plugin.
There are extra features that you don’t find on your typical reverb plugin. This includes the EQ feature and also the reverb damping feature.
As with all good plugins, you can also save your presets and access them anytime. Therefore, if you require a preset that you have been working on in a future project, you can access that sound whenever you need it.
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of Voxengo Oldskoolverb is the Mode feature. It includes default, reverse, old, deep, skip and slapback. These are great for EDM, rap, r&b and pop genres. It is a handy tool. Therefore, they are versatile and can be used by a wide range of different artists.
Features get a five-star rating because it goes above and beyond my expectations in the quality of a free plate reverb plugin.
There are tonnes of great presets in Voxengo Oldskoolverb. If you haven’t yet done so, I recommend you check out the presets in the second of our two videos. You can also hear the distinctive sounds of each preset in that video.
Presets gets a five-star rating too. You don’t get a range of presets like this, even from a premium plugin.
What Genres Is Voxengo Oldskoolverb Useful For??
As mentioned above, Voxengo Oldskoolverb is particularly useful for EDM, hip-hop, r&b, trap and pop music. If you make music in any of these styles, you should at least investigate this free plate reverb plugin.
Overview of Voxengo Oldskoolverb
Overall, Voxengo Oldskoolverb gets four out of five stars. It is also exceptionally good for features and presets. However, sound quality is a little similar for each preset and could be a steep learning curve for someone who has never used a plate reverb plugin.
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