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The KVR Audio product database contains 28614 products: 6447 instruments; 9146 effects; 596 plugin hosts; 11869 soundware; (some are both or all) (6294 are free!). 20100 run on Windows; 15708 on macOS; 861 on Linux; 1023 on iOS; 195 on Android.

The plugins and hosts are ranked by their popularity below - this is derived from how many times the product's KVR page has been viewed. A plugin'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

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2
The God Particle by Cradle
Mastering
3
Purity by Sonic Cat
Sound Module
4
El Rey by Acustica Audio
Compressor
5
Chroma by Xynth Audio
Pitch Correction / Mapping
6
Serum by Xfer Records
Synth
7
DUNE 3 by Synapse Audio
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
8
Nexus by reFX
Synth (Hybrid)
9
VProm by Aly James Lab
Drum Machine
10
Harmony Bloom by Mario Nieto World
MIDI Generator
11
Clear by Supertone
Voice Separator
12
Sylenth1 by LennarDigital
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
14
VOIS by Vois
Voice Processor
15
Lemur by Liine
Controller
16
Master Plan by Musik Hack
Mastering
17
OP-X PRO-3 by SonicProjects
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
18
SynthMaster 2 by KV331 Audio
Synth (Semi Modular)
19
Gullfoss by Soundtheory
Intelligent Automatic Equalizer
20
VB-Cable by VB Audio
Virtual Cable
21
Pigments 5 by Arturia
Synth
22
23
24
Crowd Chamber by QuikQuak
Crowd Simulator
25
Bitwig Studio 5 by Bitwig
Sequencer / Multitrack
26
RX 11 Elements by iZotope
Audio Repair
27
Falcon by UVI
Hybrid Instrument
28
29
Visco by Forever 89
Sample-Modeling Drum Machine
30
Ruby 2 by Acustica Audio
Equalizer/Preamp
31
32
M1 by Korg
Synth (Sample Based)
33
Fresh Air by Slate Digital
Dynamic High Frequency Processor
34
Vanguard by reFX
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
35
Arcade by Output
Instruments
36
Diva by u-he
Synth
37
Roland Cloud by Roland
Bundle
39
TAL-Pha by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
40
The Legend HZ by Synapse Audio
Analog Modeling Synthesizer
41
42
Zebra by u-he
Synth (Modular)
43
Oszillos-Mega-Scope by [BEN/SCHULZ]
Analyser / Monitor
44
Respiro by Imoxplus
Wind Synth
45
Xpand!2 by AIR Music Technology
Workstation
46
Kontakt by Native Instruments
Sampler/Sample Player
48
Spire by Reveal Sound
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
49
Icarus3 by Tone2 Audiosoftware
Synthesizer Workstation
50
Omnisphere 2 by Spectrasonics
Synthesizer

Free All Products

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2
Synth1 by Daichi Laboratory (Ichiro Toda)
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
3
Luftikus by lkjb
EQ
5
Delay Lama by AudioNerdz
Singing Monk
6
pg-8x by ML-VST
Synthesizer
7
Keyzone Classic by Bitsonic
Sample Based Instrument
8
PTEq-X by Ignite Amps
Tube EQ
9
NadIR by Ignite Amps
Convolver
10
QRange by lkjb
Linear Phase EQ
11
s(M)exoscope by Smart Electronix
Analyser / Monitor
12
LoudMax by Thomas Mundt
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
14
OTT by Xfer Records
Compressor
15
16
Vital by Matt Tytel
Wavetable Synth
17
Surge XT by Surge Synth Team
Synth (Hybrid)
18
Actuate by Ardura
Synth (Subtractive)
19
20
NeuralNote by Dr. Audio
Audio to MIDI
21
Signature Lite by ProduceRNB
Synth (Sample Based)
22
EarQuiz Frequencies by EarQuiz
Ear Training
23
Emissary by Ignite Amps
Amp Simulator
25
GClip by GVST
Lo-Fi
26
27
Beat DRMR by Beat
Drum Sampler
28
29
Emvoice One by Emvoice
Vocal
30
GR-8 by Phuturetone
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
31
Piano One by Sound Magic
Piano / Keys
32
Tyrell Nexus 6 by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
33
Zebralette by u-he
Synth (Modular)
34
Crystal by Green Oak
Semi-Modular Synth
36
Firefly Synth by sjoerdvankreel
Synth (Semi Modular)
37
FuzzPlus3 by Audio Damage
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
38
Caustic by Single Cell Software
Virtual Studio
40
EQ1979 by Belles Ondes
Channel Strip
41
42
TDR Nova by Tokyo Dawn Labs
Dynamic Equalizer
44
Model-E by Steinberg
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
45
STFU by ZEEK
VolumeShaper
46
AmpLion Free by Audified
Guitar Amp and FX Modeling
47
ProF.E.T. by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
48
Talkbox by mda
Vocoder
49
GTune by GVST
Tuner
50
GK Amplification 2 LE by Audified
Bass Amp and FX Modeling

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Commercial Instruments

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Purity by Sonic Cat
Sound Module
2
Serum by Xfer Records
Synth
3
DUNE 3 by Synapse Audio
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
4
Nexus by reFX
Synth (Hybrid)
5
VProm by Aly James Lab
Drum Machine
6
Harmony Bloom by Mario Nieto World
MIDI Generator
7
Sylenth1 by LennarDigital
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
8
OP-X PRO-3 by SonicProjects
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
9
SynthMaster 2 by KV331 Audio
Synth (Semi Modular)
10
Pigments 5 by Arturia
Synth
11
12
Falcon by UVI
Hybrid Instrument
13
14
Visco by Forever 89
Sample-Modeling Drum Machine
15
M1 by Korg
Synth (Sample Based)
16
Vanguard by reFX
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
17
Arcade by Output
Instruments
18
Diva by u-he
Synth
19
Roland Cloud by Roland
Bundle
21
TAL-Pha by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
22
The Legend HZ by Synapse Audio
Analog Modeling Synthesizer
23
24
Zebra by u-he
Synth (Modular)
25
Respiro by Imoxplus
Wind Synth
26
Xpand!2 by AIR Music Technology
Workstation
27
Kontakt by Native Instruments
Sampler/Sample Player
28
Spire by Reveal Sound
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
29
Icarus3 by Tone2 Audiosoftware
Synthesizer Workstation
30
Omnisphere 2 by Spectrasonics
Synthesizer
32
Hive 2 by u-he
Lead Synth
33
34
Stepic by Devicemeister
Step and Modulation Sequencer
35
Opus by EastWest
Sample Playback Engine
36
Speedrum 2 by Apisonic Audio
Drum Sampler
37
Battery by Native Instruments
Drum Sampler
38
Galaxias by Roland
Synth
39
Keyzone Classic 2 by Bitsonic
Piano Instrument
40
Sitala by Decomposer
Drum Sampler
41
Quanta 2 by Audio Damage
Granular Synthesizer
42
FM8 by Native Instruments
Synth (FM)
43
Jupiter-8 by Roland
Synth
44
RealGuitar by MusicLab
Guitar
45
Rhythmizer Ultra by Futurephonic
MIDI Randomiser
46
Massive by Native Instruments
Synth (Hybrid)
47
Wavestation by Korg
Synth (Wavetable)
48
50
VirtualKeyboard by 4drX
Virtual Keyboard

Free Instruments

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Synth1 by Daichi Laboratory (Ichiro Toda)
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
3
Delay Lama by AudioNerdz
Singing Monk
4
pg-8x by ML-VST
Synthesizer
5
Keyzone Classic by Bitsonic
Sample Based Instrument
7
Vital by Matt Tytel
Wavetable Synth
8
Surge XT by Surge Synth Team
Synth (Hybrid)
9
Actuate by Ardura
Synth (Subtractive)
10
11
Signature Lite by ProduceRNB
Synth (Sample Based)
13
Beat DRMR by Beat
Drum Sampler
14
Emvoice One by Emvoice
Vocal
15
GR-8 by Phuturetone
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
16
Piano One by Sound Magic
Piano / Keys
17
Tyrell Nexus 6 by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
18
Zebralette by u-he
Synth (Modular)
19
Crystal by Green Oak
Semi-Modular Synth
21
Firefly Synth by sjoerdvankreel
Synth (Semi Modular)
22
Caustic by Single Cell Software
Virtual Studio
23
24
Model-E by Steinberg
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
25
midiChordAnalyzer by Insert Piz Here
MIDI Utility / Monitor
27
Sound FX Vol. 2 by SlapAsSound
Sound Effects
28
Independence Free by MAGIX
Sampler/Sample Player
30
Scratchpad by Patent Sounds
VST Plugin
31
32
Tunefish 4 by Brain Control
Additive- / Wavetable synth
34
VOPM by Sam
Synth (FM)
35
TAL-NoiseMaker by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
36
VB-1 by Steinberg
Bass Guitar
37
BlueARP by Oleg Mikheev aka Graywolf
Pattern Arpeggiator
38
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42
Vaporizer2 by VAST Dynamics
Wavetable Synth
44
Labs by Spitfire Audio
Player
45
46
Engine by Best Service
Sampler / WorkStation
47
Play by EastWest
Sampler Engine
48
MT Power Drum Kit by Manda Audio
Drum Sampler
49
TIZE by SoundWare Inc.
Rompler Plugin

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Commercial Effects

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The God Particle by Cradle
Mastering
2
El Rey by Acustica Audio
Compressor
3
Chroma by Xynth Audio
Pitch Correction / Mapping
4
Clear by Supertone
Voice Separator
6
VOIS by Vois
Voice Processor
7
Master Plan by Musik Hack
Mastering
8
Gullfoss by Soundtheory
Intelligent Automatic Equalizer
9
10
Crowd Chamber by QuikQuak
Crowd Simulator
11
RX 11 Elements by iZotope
Audio Repair
12
Ruby 2 by Acustica Audio
Equalizer/Preamp
13
14
Fresh Air by Slate Digital
Dynamic High Frequency Processor
15
Oszillos-Mega-Scope by [BEN/SCHULZ]
Analyser / Monitor
18
19
Invisible Limiter by A.O.M.
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
22
TB Equalizer v4 by ToneBoosters
Dynamic Equalizer
23
Waves Harmony by Waves
Harmonizer
24
Trance Gate by Kilohearts
Trance Gate
25
bloom by oeksound
adaptive tone shaper
26
Waves Tune Real-Time by Waves
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
27
MoMa by Analog Obsession
Saturation
30
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33
Tape Stop by Kilohearts
Tape Saturation
34
VirtualKeyboard by 4drX
Virtual Keyboard
35
Reference 2 by Mastering The Mix
Referencing Tool
37
Pitch n Time Pro by Serato
Pitch Shifter / Time Stretch
38
Resonote by CARP Audio
Note-Specific Resonator/Soft Distortion
39
Glitch by Illformed
FSU
40
Magic AB by Sample Magic
Referencing Tool
41
midiChords by Insert Piz Here
MIDI Chorder
43
Scaler 2 by Plugin Boutique
Chord Generator
44
Endless Smile by Dada Life
Multi Effect
45
Excalibur by iZotope
Multi Effect
46
pure:unmask by sonible
Dynamic EQ
47
Metaplugin by DDMF
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
49
Multimeter by Klangfreund
Loudness Meter
50
VAST Impulse Engine by Heavyocity
Impulse Engine

Free Effects

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2
Luftikus by lkjb
EQ
3
PTEq-X by Ignite Amps
Tube EQ
4
NadIR by Ignite Amps
Convolver
5
QRange by lkjb
Linear Phase EQ
6
s(M)exoscope by Smart Electronix
Analyser / Monitor
7
LoudMax by Thomas Mundt
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
8
OTT by Xfer Records
Compressor
9
10
NeuralNote by Dr. Audio
Audio to MIDI
11
Emissary by Ignite Amps
Amp Simulator
12
GClip by GVST
Lo-Fi
13
14
16
Firefly Synth by sjoerdvankreel
Synth (Semi Modular)
17
FuzzPlus3 by Audio Damage
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
19
EQ1979 by Belles Ondes
Channel Strip
20
TDR Nova by Tokyo Dawn Labs
Dynamic Equalizer
21
STFU by ZEEK
VolumeShaper
22
AmpLion Free by Audified
Guitar Amp and FX Modeling
23
ProF.E.T. by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
24
Talkbox by mda
Vocoder
25
GTune by GVST
Tuner
26
GK Amplification 2 LE by Audified
Bass Amp and FX Modeling
27
Vinyl by iZotope
Lo-Fi
28
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30
TDR Kotelnikov by Tokyo Dawn Labs
Mastering Buss Compressor
32
Pancz by Spectral Plugins
Multiband Transient Shaper
34
TapeStop by EAS Audio
Tape Stop/Start Pitch Modulator
35
36
Epoch Amp by GuitarML
Guitar Amp
37
SPAN by Voxengo
Analyser / Monitor
38
NRR-1 by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
40
Deja Vu by Cymatics
Pitch Shifter / Time Stretch
41
42
43
VYBE by SoundWare Inc.
Multi FX
44
MAutoPitch by MeldaProduction
Pitch Correction
45
Mobius by Circular Labs
Looper
46
Subhoofer by Ardura
Saturation effect
47
Leveling Tool by AdHd Audio Tools
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
49
T-De-Esser by Techivation
De-esser
50
Limiter No6 by vladg/sound
Mastering Limiter

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Commercial Hosts

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Bitwig Studio 5 by Bitwig
Sequencer / Multitrack
2
REAPER by Cockos
Sequencer / Multitrack
5
Cubase Pro 13 by Steinberg
Sequencer / Multitrack
6
Metaplugin by DDMF
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
7
RipX DAW PRO by Hit'n'Mix
Future Audio Platform
10
Live by Ableton
Sequencer / Multitrack
11
Wusik Station by Wusik
Workstation
12
Magma by Nomad Factory
Effects Suite
13
inTone 2 by Audified
Effect Rack
14
RapidComposer by MusicDevelopments
Music Prototyping
15
Logic Pro by Apple
Sequencer / Multitrack
16
Gig Performer by Deskew Technologies
Live Performance Plugin Host
17
Renoise by Renoise
Tracker
18
MuLab App by MUTOOLS
Sequencer / Multitrack
19
Loopy Pro by A Tasty Pixel
Looper DAW
21
Reason 12 by Reason Studios
Virtual Studio
22
energyXT by XT Software
Virtual Studio
23
Plugindoctor by DDMF
Plugin Analyser
24
Mixbus32C by Harrison
Sequencer / Multitrack
26
Studio One Professional by PreSonus
Sequencer / Multitrack
27
PatchWork by Blue Cat Audio
Effect Rack
28
Mixbus 10 by Harrison
Sequencer / Multitrack
29
TwistedWave by TwistedWave
Audio Editor
30
MP MIDI Controller by MP MIDI
Touchscreen and Encoders MIDI Controller
31
Synfire by Cognitone
Music Prototyping
32
Entonal Studio by Node Audio
Microtonal
33
Fader Hub by Blue Cat Audio
Network Audio
34
Independence by MAGIX
Sampler/Sample Player
35
Cubase Elements 13 by Steinberg
Sequencer / Multitrack
36
Bitwig Studio Producer by Bitwig
Sequencer / Multitrack
37
Drambo by BeepStreet
Modular environment DAW
39
AudioFinder by Iced Audio
Sample Manager
41
Bridgewize by DDMF
32-bit to 64-bit Adapter
42
Numerology 4 Pro by Five12
Sequencer
44
VST Live Pro 2 by Steinberg
Live Performance
46
Bidule by Plogue
Modular Environment
47
Deckadance by Stanton
DJ Tool
48
Nektarine by Nektar
Utility
49
50
zenAud.io ALK2 by zenAud.io
Live Looper

Free Hosts

1
Independence Free by MAGIX
Sampler/Sample Player
4
Giada by Monocasual Laboratories
Loop/Drum Machine
5
AudioGridder by Andreas Pohl
DSP Server
6
Pedalboard 2 by Niall Moody
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
8
HeadRush ReValver by HeadRush
Guitar Amp and FX Modeling
9
Helio Sequencer by Peter Rudenko
MIDI Editor / Pattern Sequencer
10
LiveProfessor by audiostrom
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
11
StudioRack Plugin Chainer by Waves
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
12
MPC Beats by AKAI
MPC
13
VSTForx by samba_godschynski
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
14
Audacity by Muse Group
Audio Editor
15
Zen by BigTick
Preset Browser / Manager
16
Automap by Novation
Utility
17
Ardour by Ardour
Sequencer / Multitrack
18
Wotja: Live Generative Music by Intermorphic
Generative Music Creator Player Host Plugin
19
AU Lab by Apple
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
20
21
ocenaudio by ocenaudio
Audio Editor
22
Contra (FREE) by Audio Vitamins
Mixing Utility
23
24
25
Hosting AU by Ju-X
DAW
26
27
MultitrackStudio by Bremmers Audio Design
Sequencer / Multitrack
28
Keppy's MIDI Converter by KaleidonKep99
MIDI Conversion Tool
29
AudioXplorer by Arizona Software
Analyser / Monitor
30
GarageBand by Apple
Sequencer / Multitrack
31
VSTLord by Arne Scheffler
Test Host
33
OwlPlug by OwlPlug
File Manager
35
VST Shell by Wild Front Ear
Simple VST Host
36
37
ossia score by ossia.io
Intermedia sequencer
38
Sequel by Steinberg
Sequencer / Multitrack
39
RiffWorks by Sonoma Wire Works
Guitar Studio
40
XO Wave by XO Audio
Audio Editor
41
Live Performer by Solaria SRL
Live Performance Host
44
Gadwin Rockmer by Gadwin
Plugin Host
46
PRACQ by pracq.com
Step Sequencer
47
Fmod Ex by Firelight Technologies
Multi-platform C++ Library
48
HostX by MTSoftware
Sequencer / Multitrack
49
50
Open Sound World by Amar / Open Sound World
Modular Environment

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