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The KVR Audio product database contains 20803 products: 4974 instruments; 6742 effects; 519 plug-in hosts; 8331 soundware; (some are both or all) (4993 are free!). 14823 run on Windows; 10750 on macOS; 449 on Linux; 670 on iOS; 169 on Android.

The plug-ins and hosts are ranked by their popularity below - this is derived from how many times the product's KVR page has been viewed. A plug-in's KVR Rank, which is displayed on its page at KVR, is calculated from a 3 month average (updated daily).

KVR Rank

Commercial All Products

1
DUNE 3 by Synapse Audio
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
2
Purity by Sonic Cat
Sound Module
3
Serum by Xfer Records
Synth
4
SQ8ROM by SampleScience
ROMpler
5
Arcade by Output
Instruments
6
Nexus by reFX
Synth (Hybrid)
7
Sylenth1 by LennarDigital
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
8
Kontakt by Native Instruments
Sampler/Sample Player
9
RealGuitar by MusicLab
Guitar
10
Magic AB by Sample Magic
Referencing Tool
11
soothe2 by oeksound
Resonance Removal
12
Obsession by Synapse Audio
Vintage Analogue Emulation
13
14
BlueARP by Oleg Mikheev aka Graywolf
Pattern Arpeggiator
15
Zebra by u-he
Synth (Modular)
16
M1 by Korg
Synth (Sample Based)
17
Diva by u-he
Synth
18
20
Play by EastWest
Sampler Engine

Free All Products

1
Synth1 by Daichi Laboratory (Ichiro Toda)
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
2
3
SQ8L / SQ8X by Siegfried Kullmann
Synth (Hybrid)
4
Delay Lama by AudioNerdz
Singing Monk
6
Keyzone Classic by Bitsonic
Sample Based Instrument
7
Luftikus by lkjb
EQ
8
KeroVee by g200kg
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
9
NadIR by Ignite Amps
Convolver
10
Free Effects by Dead Duck Software
Effects Suite
11
PTEq-X by Ignite Amps
Tube EQ
12
Emissary by Ignite Amps
Amp Simulator
13
You Wa Shock! by Red Shine Sound
Exciter / Enhancer
14
Surge by Surge Synth Team
Synth (Hybrid)
15
LoudMax by Thomas Mundt
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
16
pg-8x by ML-VST
Synthesizer
18
Piano One by Sound Magic
Piano / Keys
19
Vital by Matt Tytel
Wavetable Synth

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Commercial Instruments

1
DUNE 3 by Synapse Audio
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
2
Purity by Sonic Cat
Sound Module
3
Serum by Xfer Records
Synth
4
SQ8ROM by SampleScience
ROMpler
5
Arcade by Output
Instruments
6
Nexus by reFX
Synth (Hybrid)
7
Sylenth1 by LennarDigital
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
8
Kontakt by Native Instruments
Sampler/Sample Player
9
RealGuitar by MusicLab
Guitar
10
Obsession by Synapse Audio
Vintage Analogue Emulation
11
BlueARP by Oleg Mikheev aka Graywolf
Pattern Arpeggiator
12
Zebra by u-he
Synth (Modular)
13
M1 by Korg
Synth (Sample Based)
14
Diva by u-he
Synth
16
Play by EastWest
Sampler Engine
17
Spire by Reveal Sound
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
18
TAL-J-8 by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
19
Hive 2 by u-he
Lead Synth
20
Vanguard by reFX
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)

Free Instruments

1
Synth1 by Daichi Laboratory (Ichiro Toda)
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
2
SQ8L / SQ8X by Siegfried Kullmann
Synth (Hybrid)
3
Delay Lama by AudioNerdz
Singing Monk
5
Keyzone Classic by Bitsonic
Sample Based Instrument
6
Surge by Surge Synth Team
Synth (Hybrid)
7
pg-8x by ML-VST
Synthesizer
9
Piano One by Sound Magic
Piano / Keys
10
Vital by Matt Tytel
Wavetable Synth
11
Stochas by Surge Synth Team
Random MIDI Arranger
12
T-Force Alpha Plus by Mastrcode Music
Subtractive/FM Synthesizer
13
Beat DRMR by Beat
Drum Sampler
14
MinimogueVA by Voltkitchen
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
15
DrumTROOP by DUBturbo
Drum Machine
16
Cloudrum by Ample Sound
Steel Tongue Drum
17
Drumatic 3 by e-phonic
Drum Synth
19
Tyrell Nexus 6 by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
20

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Commercial Effects

1
Magic AB by Sample Magic
Referencing Tool
2
soothe2 by oeksound
Resonance Removal
3
4
Waves Tune Real-Time by Waves
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
5
Gullfoss by Soundtheory
Intelligent Automatic Equaliser
7
Cosmosf M31 by sonicLAB
Generative Music Composer
9
TB Isone v3 by ToneBoosters
Binaural Room Simulator
10
midiChords by Insert Piz Here
MIDI Chorder
11
12
VirtualKeyboard by 4drX
Virtual Keyboard
13
Vybz - Lofi Multi FX Plugin by Thenatan
Lofi Multi FX Plugin
14
Glitch by Illformed
FSU
16
Melody Sauce by EVAbeat
Melody Generator
17
TB ReelBus v3 by ToneBoosters
Tape Simulator
18
Realphones by dSONIQ
Headphone Calibrator / Simulator
19
Pulsar 1178 by Pulsar Audio
Compressor
20
STL ToneHub by STL Tones
Amp Simulator

Free Effects

1
2
Luftikus by lkjb
EQ
3
KeroVee by g200kg
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
4
NadIR by Ignite Amps
Convolver
5
Free Effects by Dead Duck Software
Effects Suite
6
PTEq-X by Ignite Amps
Tube EQ
7
Emissary by Ignite Amps
Amp Simulator
8
You Wa Shock! by Red Shine Sound
Exciter / Enhancer
9
LoudMax by Thomas Mundt
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
11
Sound Recovery by Bitsonic
Audio Restoration
12
OTT by Xfer Records
Compressor
13
QRange by lkjb
Linear Phase EQ
14
15
Stochas by Surge Synth Team
Random MIDI Arranger
16
GSnap by GVST
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
17
SHB-1 by Ignite Amps
Bass Amp
18
GTune by GVST
Tuner
19
20
NRR-1 by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp

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Commercial Hosts

2
jBridge by J's stuff
Format Adapter
3
REAPER by Cockos
Sequencer / Multitrack
4
5
Live by Ableton
Sequencer / Multitrack
6
DirectWave by Image Line
Sampler/Sample Player
7
FL Studio by Image Line
Virtual Studio
8
vArranger by vArranger
Arranger
9
Bitwig Studio by Bitwig
Sequencer / Multitrack
10
Logic Pro by Apple
Sequencer / Multitrack
11
Metaplugin by DDMF
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
12
RapidComposer by MusicDevelopments
Music Prototyping
13
Reason by Reason Studios
Virtual Studio
14
Renoise by Renoise
Tracker
15
Bidule by Plogue
Modular Environment
16
Plugindoctor by DDMF
Plugin Analyser
17
SoundDesk - Mixing Desk by LoudLAB
Virtual Audio Mixer
18
zenAud.io ALK2 by zenAud.io
Live Looper
19
energyXT by XT Software
Virtual Studio
20
Cubase Pro by Steinberg
Sequencer / Multitrack

Free Hosts

1
Independence Free by MAGIX
Sampler/Sample Player
3
AudioGridder by Andreas Pohl
DSP Server
4
VSTHost by Hermann Seib
Test Host
5
SAVIHost by Hermann Seib
Plug-in To Standalone
6
MPC Beats by AKAI
MPC
7
Audacity by Audacity Team
Audio Editor
8
StudioRack Plugin Chainer by Waves
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
9
MuLab by MUTOOLS
Sequencer / Multitrack
10
Soundfont MIDI Player by Falcosoft
VST Host Audio Player Audio Recorder
11
Pedalboard 2 by Niall Moody
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
13
14
Helio Workstation by Peter Rudenko
MIDI Editor / Pattern Sequencer
15
vPlayer 2 by Digital Brain Instruments
VST/AU Instrument Host
16
LiveProfessor by audiostrom
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
17
Cantabile by Topten Software
Live Performance Host
18
FFX-4 by VB Audio
VST-DX Wrapper
19
VSTForx by samba_godschynski
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
20
Automap by Novation
Utility

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