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The KVR Audio product database contains 20452 products: 4943 instruments; 6687 effects; 520 plug-in hosts; 8122 soundware; (some are both or all) (4957 are free!). 14650 run on Windows; 10582 on macOS; 444 on Linux; 657 on iOS; 164 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
Arcade by Output
Instruments
4
Serum by Xfer Records
Synth
6
Sylenth1 by LennarDigital
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
7
Nexus by reFX
Synth (Hybrid)
8
Ascension by Dance MIDI Samples
Synthesiser
9
RealGuitar by MusicLab
Guitar
10
REAPER by Cockos
Sequencer / Multitrack
11
Kontakt by Native Instruments
Sampler/Sample Player
12
Zebra by u-he
Synth (Modular)
13
Diva by u-he
Synth
14
Obsession by Synapse Audio
Vintage Analogue Emulation
15
Waves Tune Real-Time by Waves
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
16
Magic AB by Sample Magic
Referencing Tool
19
jBridge by J's stuff
Format Adapter
20
BlueARP by Oleg Mikheev aka Graywolf
Pattern Arpeggiator
21
M1 by Korg
Synth (Sample Based)
22
Bioscape by Luftrum
Kontakt 6
23
SynthMaster by KV331 Audio
Synth (Semi Modular)
24
soothe2 by oeksound
Resonance Removal
25
26
Hive 2 by u-he
Lead Synth
27
Play by EastWest
Sampler Engine
28
Omnisphere 2 by Spectrasonics
Synthesizer
29
Spire by Reveal Sound
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
30
31
32
Vanguard by reFX
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
33
Electra2 by Tone2 Audiosoftware
Synth (Hybrid)
34
Phase Plant by Kilohearts
Synth (Hybrid)
35
Massive by Native Instruments
Synth (Hybrid)
36
37
The Legend by Synapse Audio
Analog Modeling Synthesizer
38
Pigments by Arturia
Synth
39
Gullfoss by Soundtheory
Intelligent Automatic Equaliser
40
FM8 by Native Instruments
Synth (FM)
41
Sytrus by Image Line
Synth (Hybrid)
42
VB-Cable by VB Audio
Virtual Cable
43
TB Isone v3 by ToneBoosters
Binaural Room Simulator
45
46
Ravity R by Sonic Cat
Sound Module
47
ANA 2 by Sonic Academy
Synth
48
AmpliTube 5 by IK Multimedia
Amp Modeling
49
Cthulhu by Xfer Records
Chords
50
TAL-J-8 by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)

Free All Products

1
Synth1 by Daichi Laboratory (Ichiro Toda)
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
2
4
Free Effects by Dead Duck Software
Effects Suite
5
Luftikus by lkjb
EQ
6
NadIR by Ignite Amps
Convolver
7
PTEq-X by Ignite Amps
Tube EQ
8
Keyzone Classic by Bitsonic
Sample Based Instrument
9
KeroVee by g200kg
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
11
Emissary by Ignite Amps
Amp Simulator
12
pg-8x by ML-VST
Synthesizer
13
LoudMax by Thomas Mundt
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
14
SQ8L / SQ8X by Siegfried Kullmann
Synth (Hybrid)
15
Surge by Surge Synth Team
Synth (Hybrid)
16
You Wa Shock! by Red Shine Sound
Exciter / Enhancer
17
Piano One by Sound Magic
Piano / Keys
19
Vital by Matt Tytel
Wavetable Synth
20
Sound Recovery by Bitsonic
Audio Restoration
21
QRange by lkjb
Linear Phase EQ
22
Delay Lama by AudioNerdz
Singing Monk
23
24
OTT by Xfer Records
Compressor
25
26
Cloudrum by Ample Sound
Steel Tongue Drum
27
GSnap by GVST
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
28
Helm by Matt Tytel
Synth (Subtractive)
29
30
MinimogueVA by Voltkitchen
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
31
DrumTROOP by DUBturbo
Drum Machine
32
T-Force Alpha Plus by Mastrcode Music
Subtractive/FM Synthesizer
33
Tyrell Nexus 6 by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
34
Drumatic 3 by e-phonic
Drum Synth
35
TDR Nova by Tokyo Dawn Labs
Dynamic Equalizer
36
NRR-1 by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
37
GTune by GVST
Tuner
38
Beat DRMR by Beat
Drum Sampler
39
Lagrange by UrsaDSP
Delay
40
SHB-1 by Ignite Amps
Bass Amp
41
42
Vinyl by iZotope
Lo-Fi
43
45
Crystal by Green Oak
Semi-Modular Synth
46
47
ValhallaFreqEcho by Valhalla DSP
Delay / Echo
48
VB-1 by Steinberg
Bass Guitar
49
Wider by Polyverse Music
Stereo Expander
50
MAX1 by Beatskillz
Compressor

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Commercial Instruments

1
DUNE 3 by Synapse Audio
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
2
Purity by Sonic Cat
Sound Module
3
Arcade by Output
Instruments
4
Serum by Xfer Records
Synth
6
Sylenth1 by LennarDigital
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
7
Nexus by reFX
Synth (Hybrid)
8
Ascension by Dance MIDI Samples
Synthesiser
9
RealGuitar by MusicLab
Guitar
10
Kontakt by Native Instruments
Sampler/Sample Player
11
Zebra by u-he
Synth (Modular)
12
Diva by u-he
Synth
13
Obsession by Synapse Audio
Vintage Analogue Emulation
15
BlueARP by Oleg Mikheev aka Graywolf
Pattern Arpeggiator
16
M1 by Korg
Synth (Sample Based)
17
SynthMaster by KV331 Audio
Synth (Semi Modular)
18
Hive 2 by u-he
Lead Synth
19
Play by EastWest
Sampler Engine
20
Omnisphere 2 by Spectrasonics
Synthesizer
21
Spire by Reveal Sound
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
22
Vanguard by reFX
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
23
Electra2 by Tone2 Audiosoftware
Synth (Hybrid)
24
Phase Plant by Kilohearts
Synth (Hybrid)
25
Massive by Native Instruments
Synth (Hybrid)
26
The Legend by Synapse Audio
Analog Modeling Synthesizer
27
Pigments by Arturia
Synth
28
FM8 by Native Instruments
Synth (FM)
29
Sytrus by Image Line
Synth (Hybrid)
31
Ravity R by Sonic Cat
Sound Module
32
ANA 2 by Sonic Academy
Synth
33
Cthulhu by Xfer Records
Chords
34
TAL-J-8 by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
35
midiChords by Insert Piz Here
MIDI Chorder
36
VirtualKeyboard by 4drX
Virtual Keyboard
37
Xpand!2 by AIR Music Technology
Workstation
38
Brain - Intelligent SYNTH by Thenatan
Intelligent SYNTH
39
Viper by Adam Szabo
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
40
V-Station by Novation
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
41
Phrasebox by Venomode
MIDI Arpeggiator
42
Genesis Pro by OZ-Soft
Synth
43
44
Absynth by Native Instruments
Synth (Semi Modular)
45
vArranger by vArranger
Arranger
46
Chromaphone by Applied Acoustics Systems
Synth (Physical Modeling)
48
Pianoteq Pro 7 by Modartt
Physical Modeled Piano
49
DirectWave by Image Line
Sampler/Sample Player
50
SQ8ROM by SampleScience
ROMpler

Free Instruments

1
Synth1 by Daichi Laboratory (Ichiro Toda)
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
3
Keyzone Classic by Bitsonic
Sample Based Instrument
5
pg-8x by ML-VST
Synthesizer
6
SQ8L / SQ8X by Siegfried Kullmann
Synth (Hybrid)
7
Surge by Surge Synth Team
Synth (Hybrid)
8
Piano One by Sound Magic
Piano / Keys
9
Vital by Matt Tytel
Wavetable Synth
10
Delay Lama by AudioNerdz
Singing Monk
11
Cloudrum by Ample Sound
Steel Tongue Drum
12
Helm by Matt Tytel
Synth (Subtractive)
13
MinimogueVA by Voltkitchen
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
14
DrumTROOP by DUBturbo
Drum Machine
15
T-Force Alpha Plus by Mastrcode Music
Subtractive/FM Synthesizer
16
Tyrell Nexus 6 by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
17
Drumatic 3 by e-phonic
Drum Synth
18
Beat DRMR by Beat
Drum Sampler
19
20
22
Crystal by Green Oak
Semi-Modular Synth
23
VB-1 by Steinberg
Bass Guitar
24
Proteus VX by E-MU
Sound Module
26
27
Independence Free by MAGIX
Sampler/Sample Player
29
30
midiChordAnalyzer by Insert Piz Here
MIDI Utility / Monitor
31
32
Zebralette by u-he
Synth (Modular)
33
HANON B70 by lostin70's
Hammond B3
34
VOPM by Sam
Synth (FM)
35
36
Podolski by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
37
Superwave P8 by SuperWave
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
38
AudioGridder by Andreas Pohl
DSP Server
40
UVI Workstation by UVI
Sound Module
41
Warrior by Noizefield Instruments
Wavetable Synth
42
TAL-BassLine by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
43
TAL-Elek7ro by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
44
REPLIK by Reflekt Audio
Reflekt Audio
45
46
Sitala by Decomposer
Drum Sampler
48
Charlatan by BlauKraut Engineering
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
50
Trickster by Beat
Sample Based Instrument

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Commercial Effects

2
Waves Tune Real-Time by Waves
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
3
Magic AB by Sample Magic
Referencing Tool
5
soothe2 by oeksound
Resonance Removal
6
7
8
Gullfoss by Soundtheory
Intelligent Automatic Equaliser
9
TB Isone v3 by ToneBoosters
Binaural Room Simulator
10
11
AmpliTube 5 by IK Multimedia
Amp Modeling
12
midiChords by Insert Piz Here
MIDI Chorder
13
VirtualKeyboard by 4drX
Virtual Keyboard
14
15
Melody Sauce by EVAbeat
Melody Generator
16
Glitch by Illformed
FSU
17
TB ReelBus v3 by ToneBoosters
Tape Simulator
18
STL ToneHub by STL Tones
Amp Simulator
19
Realphones by dSONIQ
Headphone Calibrator / Simulator
20
Vocal Finalizer by NoiseAsh
Vocal Effects
21
CLA Epic by Waves
Delay / Reverb
22
Wires by AudioThing
Wire
24
L2 Ultramaximizer by Waves
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
25
Cosmosf M31 by sonicLAB
Generative Music Composer
26
Captain Plugins by Mixed in Key
Plug-in Bundle
27
OVox Vocal ReSynthesis by Waves
Vocal ReSynthesis
28
S1 Stereo Imager by Waves
Imaging
29
TB Morphit v1 by ToneBoosters
Headphone Calibrator / Simulator
30
Venm by Goliath Sounds
Distortion
31
SketchCassette II by Aberrant DSP
Tape Emulation
32
The Glue by Cytomic
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
33
CrispyTuner by CrispyAudio
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
34
TiCo by Mathew Lane
Compressor
35
Vocal Rider by Waves
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
36
Bus Driver by Nomad Factory
Compressor
37
GainMatch by LetiMix
Loudness Control
39
40
Sugar by Process.Audio
Exciter / Enhancer
41
Ambient Reverb by Stone Voices
Reverb Ambient
42
Alex Audio Butler by Unimule
Video Mastering
43
PaulXStretch by Xenakios
Spectral Timestretch Looper
47
Virtual Mix Rack (VMR) by Slate Digital
Mixing and Mastering
48
Thermal by Output
Distortion
49
C1 Compressor by Waves
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
50
SoundToys 5 by Soundtoys
Multi-Effect Rack

Free Effects

1
2
Free Effects by Dead Duck Software
Effects Suite
3
Luftikus by lkjb
EQ
4
NadIR by Ignite Amps
Convolver
5
PTEq-X by Ignite Amps
Tube EQ
6
KeroVee by g200kg
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
7
Emissary by Ignite Amps
Amp Simulator
8
LoudMax by Thomas Mundt
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
9
You Wa Shock! by Red Shine Sound
Exciter / Enhancer
11
Sound Recovery by Bitsonic
Audio Restoration
12
QRange by lkjb
Linear Phase EQ
13
14
OTT by Xfer Records
Compressor
15
GSnap by GVST
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
16
17
TDR Nova by Tokyo Dawn Labs
Dynamic Equalizer
18
NRR-1 by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
19
GTune by GVST
Tuner
20
Lagrange by UrsaDSP
Delay
21
SHB-1 by Ignite Amps
Bass Amp
22
Vinyl by iZotope
Lo-Fi
23
24
ValhallaFreqEcho by Valhalla DSP
Delay / Echo
25
Wider by Polyverse Music
Stereo Expander
26
MAX1 by Beatskillz
Compressor
27
SPAN by Voxengo
Analyser / Monitor
28
ChowTape by Chowdhury DSP
Tape Distortion
29
30
HY-Lofi2 by HY-Plugins
Lo-Fi
32
34
Limiter No6 by vladg/sound
Mastering Limiter
35
36
Uraleq by Flandersh Tech
Multi Band
37
RoVee by g200kg
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
38
39
ProF.E.T. by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
40
Devil Spring Reverb by lostin70's
Spring Reverb
41
Youlean Loudness Meter by Youlean
Loudness Analyzer
43
VariSpeed by GSi
Delay
44
MAutoPitch by MeldaProduction
Pitch Correction
45
mvMeter2 by TBProAudio
Meter
46
ReaStream by Cockos
Network Audio
47
Crack by Surreal Machines
Transient Designer
49
Leveling Tool by AdHd Audio Tools
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
50
ChowCentaur by Chowdhury DSP
Distortion

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Commercial Hosts

1
REAPER by Cockos
Sequencer / Multitrack
2
jBridge by J's stuff
Format Adapter
4
5
vArranger by vArranger
Arranger
6
DirectWave by Image Line
Sampler/Sample Player
7
Bitwig Studio by Bitwig
Sequencer / Multitrack
8
FL Studio by Image Line
Virtual Studio
9
Live by Ableton
Sequencer / Multitrack
10
Metaplugin by DDMF
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
11
RapidComposer by MusicDevelopments
Music Prototyping
12
Logic Pro by Apple
Sequencer / Multitrack
13
Reason by Reason Studios
Virtual Studio
14
Cubase Pro by Steinberg
Sequencer / Multitrack
15
energyXT by XT Software
Virtual Studio
16
Wusik Station V9 by Wusik
Workstation
17
SoundDesk - Mixing Desk by LoudLAB
Virtual Audio Mixer
18
Notion by PreSonus
Notation
19
Soundop Audio Editor by Ivosight
Audio Editor
20
Bidule by Plogue
Modular Environment
21
Waveform 10 by Tracktion Software
Sequencer / Multitrack
22
Renoise by Renoise
Tracker
23
Plugindoctor by DDMF
Plugin Analyser
25
Bliss by discoDSP
Sampler
26
Bridgewize by DDMF
32-bit to 64-bit Adapter
29
30
Forte by Brainspawn
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
31
Studio One Professional by PreSonus
Sequencer / Multitrack
32
AudioFinder by Iced Audio
Sample Manager
34
Chainer by Xlutop
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
35
36
37
ToneLib Jam by Tonelib
Jam and practice software for guitar players
38
Live-Styler by Norbert Stellberg
Automatic Accompaniment
40
MIDI Lab by Soundigy
MIDI Processing Host Plugin
41
Audition by Adobe
Audio Editor
42
zenAud.io ALK2 by zenAud.io
Live Looper
43
44
Gig Performer by Deskew Technologies
Live Performance Plugin Host
45
PatchWork by Blue Cat Audio
Effect Rack
46
deCoda by zplane
Transcription
47
SAWStudio by RML Labs
Sequencer / Multitrack
48
Independence by MAGIX
Sampler/Sample Player
49
Magma by Nomad Factory
Effects Suite
50
MIDI Madness by Midi Madness Software
Algorithmic Melody Generator

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
MPC Beats by AKAI
MPC
6
SAVIHost by Hermann Seib
Plug-in To Standalone
8
StudioRack Plugin Chainer by Waves
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
9
Soundfont MIDI Player by Falcosoft
VST Host Audio Player Audio Recorder
10
MuLab by MUTOOLS
Sequencer / Multitrack
11
Pedalboard 2 by Niall Moody
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
12
vPlayer 2 by Digital Brain Instruments
VST/AU Instrument Host
14
Helio Workstation by Peter Rudenko
MIDI Editor / Pattern Sequencer
15
LiveProfessor by audiostrom
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
16
Audacity by Audacity Team
Audio Editor
17
Automap by Novation
Utility
18
VSTForx by samba_godschynski
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
19
Cantabile by Topten Software
Live Performance Host
20
VST Oversampler by ArkeCode
Oversampler
21
VSTLord by Arne Scheffler
Test Host
22
FFX-4 by VB Audio
VST-DX Wrapper
23
AMR ReValver by Audio Media Research
Guitar Amp and FX Modeling
24
Contra (FREE) by Audio Vitamins
Mixing Utility
25
Zen by BigTick
Preset Browser / Manager
26
27
28
29
Ardour by Ardour
Sequencer / Multitrack
30
MultiFXVST by CTAF
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
31
32
ocenaudio by ocenaudio
Audio Editor
33
VST Shell by Wild Front Ear
Simple VST Host
34
Psycle by Psycle
Tracker
35
VSTStuff by BelaDaddy Software
VST Host Audio Player Audio Recorder
36
Buzz by Jeskola
VST-Buzz Adapter
37
Podium Free by Zynewave
Sequencer / Multitrack
38
SynthFont by Kenneth Rundt
Sequencer / Multitrack
39
VstBoard by CtrlBrk
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
40
MultitrackStudio by Bremmers Audio Design
Sequencer / Multitrack
41
AirRack by Maizesoft
Virtual Studio
43
Smidy free! by Frank Rittberger
MIDI Sequencer
44
AULab by Apple
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
45
Skale Tracker by Skale
Tracker
46
Giada by Monocasual Laboratories
Loop/Drum Machine
47
Wavosaur by Wavosaur
Audio Editor
48
Hosting AU by Ju-X
DAW
49
VST-Scanner by VB Audio
Utility
50

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