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The KVR Audio product database contains 20814 products: 4975 instruments; 6743 effects; 519 plug-in hosts; 8340 soundware; (some are both or all) (4993 are free!). 14833 run on Windows; 10760 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
Purity by Sonic Cat
Sound Module
2
DUNE 3 by Synapse Audio
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
3
Serum by Xfer Records
Synth
4
SQ8ROM by SampleScience
ROMpler
5
Nexus by reFX
Synth (Hybrid)
6
Arcade by Output
Instruments
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
Magic AB by Sample Magic
Referencing Tool
12
soothe2 by oeksound
Resonance Removal
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
21
Spire by Reveal Sound
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
22
TAL-J-8 by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
23
Hive 2 by u-he
Lead Synth
24
REAPER by Cockos
Sequencer / Multitrack
25
VB-Cable by VB Audio
Virtual Cable
26
Waves Tune Real-Time by Waves
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
27
Gullfoss by Soundtheory
Intelligent Automatic Equaliser
28
Vanguard by reFX
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
29
The Legend by Synapse Audio
Analog Modeling Synthesizer
31
Massive by Native Instruments
Synth (Hybrid)
32
Electra2 by Tone2 Audiosoftware
Synth (Hybrid)
33
Cosmosf M31 by sonicLAB
Generative Music Composer
34
35
Omnisphere 2 by Spectrasonics
Synthesizer
36
Cthulhu by Xfer Records
Chords
37
38
FM8 by Native Instruments
Synth (FM)
39
TB Isone v3 by ToneBoosters
Binaural Room Simulator
40
midiChords by Insert Piz Here
MIDI Chorder
42
V-Station by Novation
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
43
44
SynthMaster by KV331 Audio
Synth (Semi Modular)
45
VirtualKeyboard by 4drX
Virtual Keyboard
46
47
Xpand!2 by AIR Music Technology
Workstation
48
Bioscape by Luftrum
Field Recordings Instrument
50
gen by Quanta
MIDI Arpeggiator

Free All Products

1
Synth1 by Daichi Laboratory (Ichiro Toda)
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
2
3
Delay Lama by AudioNerdz
Singing Monk
5
Keyzone Classic by Bitsonic
Sample Based Instrument
6
Luftikus by lkjb
EQ
7
NadIR by Ignite Amps
Convolver
8
PTEq-X by Ignite Amps
Tube EQ
9
Emissary by Ignite Amps
Amp Simulator
10
Surge by Surge Synth Team
Synth (Hybrid)
11
LoudMax by Thomas Mundt
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
12
pg-8x by ML-VST
Synthesizer
14
Piano One by Sound Magic
Piano / Keys
15
Vital by Matt Tytel
Wavetable Synth
16
Sound Recovery by Bitsonic
Audio Restoration
17
OTT by Xfer Records
Compressor
18
QRange by lkjb
Linear Phase EQ
19
Stochas by Surge Synth Team
Random MIDI Arranger
20
GSnap by GVST
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
21
SHB-1 by Ignite Amps
Bass Amp
22
GTune by GVST
Tuner
23
Beat DRMR by Beat
Drum Sampler
24
25
NRR-1 by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
26
TDR Nova by Tokyo Dawn Labs
Dynamic Equalizer
27
DrumTROOP by DUBturbo
Drum Machine
28
Cloudrum by Ample Sound
Steel Tongue Drum
29
30
Tyrell Nexus 6 by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
31
32
VB-1 by Steinberg
Bass Guitar
33
Wider by Polyverse Music
Stereo Expander
34
35
Vinyl by iZotope
Lo-Fi
36
37
Helm by Matt Tytel
Synth (Subtractive)
39
MAX1 by Beatskillz
Compressor
40
41
42
Crystal by Green Oak
Semi-Modular Synth
43
Lagrange by UrsaDSP
Delay
44
ProF.E.T. by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
45
ValhallaFreqEcho by Valhalla DSP
Delay / Echo
46
SPAN by Voxengo
Analyser / Monitor
47
FuzzPlus3 by Audio Damage
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
48
49
50

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Commercial Instruments

1
Purity by Sonic Cat
Sound Module
2
DUNE 3 by Synapse Audio
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
3
Serum by Xfer Records
Synth
4
SQ8ROM by SampleScience
ROMpler
5
Nexus by reFX
Synth (Hybrid)
6
Arcade by Output
Instruments
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)
21
The Legend by Synapse Audio
Analog Modeling Synthesizer
22
Massive by Native Instruments
Synth (Hybrid)
23
Electra2 by Tone2 Audiosoftware
Synth (Hybrid)
24
Omnisphere 2 by Spectrasonics
Synthesizer
25
Cthulhu by Xfer Records
Chords
26
FM8 by Native Instruments
Synth (FM)
27
midiChords by Insert Piz Here
MIDI Chorder
29
V-Station by Novation
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
30
SynthMaster by KV331 Audio
Synth (Semi Modular)
31
VirtualKeyboard by 4drX
Virtual Keyboard
32
Xpand!2 by AIR Music Technology
Workstation
33
gen by Quanta
MIDI Arpeggiator
34
Phrasebox by Venomode
MIDI Arpeggiator
35
Absynth by Native Instruments
Synth (Semi Modular)
36
ANA 2 by Sonic Academy
Synth
37
Pigments by Arturia
Synth
38
Wavestation by Korg
Synth (Wavetable)
39
Reaktor by Native Instruments
Synth (Modular)
40
Roland Cloud by Roland
Bundle
41
MS-20 by Korg
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
42
OVox Vocal ReSynthesis by Waves
Vocal ReSynthesis
43
Phase Plant by Kilohearts
Synth (Hybrid)
44
OB-E by GForce Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
45
Neo Piano by Sound Magic
Piano / Keys
47
TAL-U-NO-LX by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
49
Repro by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
50
Respiro by Imoxplus
Wind Synth

Free Instruments

1
Synth1 by Daichi Laboratory (Ichiro Toda)
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
2
Delay Lama by AudioNerdz
Singing Monk
4
Keyzone Classic by Bitsonic
Sample Based Instrument
5
Surge by Surge Synth Team
Synth (Hybrid)
6
pg-8x by ML-VST
Synthesizer
8
Piano One by Sound Magic
Piano / Keys
9
Vital by Matt Tytel
Wavetable Synth
10
Stochas by Surge Synth Team
Random MIDI Arranger
11
Beat DRMR by Beat
Drum Sampler
12
DrumTROOP by DUBturbo
Drum Machine
13
Cloudrum by Ample Sound
Steel Tongue Drum
14
Tyrell Nexus 6 by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
15
16
VB-1 by Steinberg
Bass Guitar
17
18
Helm by Matt Tytel
Synth (Subtractive)
20
21
Crystal by Green Oak
Semi-Modular Synth
22
23
Independence Free by MAGIX
Sampler/Sample Player
24
midiChordAnalyzer by Insert Piz Here
MIDI Utility / Monitor
25
HANON B70 by LostIn70s
Hammond B3
26
Afroplugin by Afroplug
Drums
27
Zebralette by u-he
Synth (Modular)
28
VOPM by Sam
Synth (FM)
29
30
Podolski by u-he
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
31
TAL-Elek7ro by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
32
Trickster by Beat
Sample Based Instrument
33
Model-E by Steinberg
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
34
AudioGridder by Andreas Pohl
DSP Server
35
36
Spicy Guitar by Keolab
Guitar
37
38
Emvoice One by Emvoice
Vocal
39
40
41
Synth Voices by Freemusicproduction.net
Synth voice leads - words - pads
44
Sitala by Decomposer
Drum Sampler
45
MT Power Drum Kit by Manda Audio
Drum Sampler
46
Kontakt Player by Native Instruments
Sampler/Sample Player
47
UVI Workstation by UVI
Sound Module
48
TAL-BassLine by TAL Software
Synth (Analogue / Subtractive)
49
sforzando by Plogue
SFZ Player

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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
14
Glitch by Illformed
FSU
15
Vybz - Lofi Multi FX Plugin by Thenatan
Lofi Multi FX Plugin
16
Melody Sauce by EVAbeat
Melody Generator
17
TB ReelBus v3 by ToneBoosters
Tape Simulator
18
Realphones by dSONIQ
Headphone Calibrator / Simulator
19
STL ToneHub by STL Tones
Amp Simulator
20
Pulsar 1178 by Pulsar Audio
Compressor
21
22
GainMatch by LetiMix
Loudness Control
23
Vocal Finalizer by NoiseAsh
Vocal Effects
24
OVox Vocal ReSynthesis by Waves
Vocal ReSynthesis
25
L2 Ultramaximizer by Waves
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
26
S1 Stereo Imager by Waves
Imaging
27
TB Morphit v1 by ToneBoosters
Headphone Calibrator / Simulator
28
The Glue by Cytomic
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
30
Naturaliser by Rast Sound
Effect Plugin
31
AmpliTube 5 by IK Multimedia
Amp Modeling
32
Vocal Rider by Waves
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
33
Bus Driver by Nomad Factory
Compressor
35
DeEsser by Waves
Deesser
37
Alex Audio Butler by Unimule
Video Mastering
38
Oszillos-Mega-Scope by [BEN/SCHULZ]
Analyser / Monitor
40
41
Captain Plugins by Mixed in Key
Plug-in Bundle
42
ToneLib GFX by Tonelib
Guitar Studio
45
STL Ignite - AmpHub by STL Tones
Amp Simulator
46
Cream by Acustica Audio
Channel Strip
47
PaulXStretch by Xenakios
Spectral Timestretch Looper
48
Trigger 2 Platinum by Steven Slate
Drum Replacer
49

Free Effects

1
2
Luftikus by lkjb
EQ
3
NadIR by Ignite Amps
Convolver
4
PTEq-X by Ignite Amps
Tube EQ
5
Emissary by Ignite Amps
Amp Simulator
6
LoudMax by Thomas Mundt
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
7
Sound Recovery by Bitsonic
Audio Restoration
8
OTT by Xfer Records
Compressor
9
QRange by lkjb
Linear Phase EQ
10
Stochas by Surge Synth Team
Random MIDI Arranger
11
GSnap by GVST
Pitch Correction / Auto-tuning
12
SHB-1 by Ignite Amps
Bass Amp
13
GTune by GVST
Tuner
14
15
NRR-1 by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
16
TDR Nova by Tokyo Dawn Labs
Dynamic Equalizer
17
18
Wider by Polyverse Music
Stereo Expander
19
Vinyl by iZotope
Lo-Fi
20
21
MAX1 by Beatskillz
Compressor
22
23
Lagrange by UrsaDSP
Delay
24
ProF.E.T. by Ignite Amps
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
25
ValhallaFreqEcho by Valhalla DSP
Delay / Echo
26
SPAN by Voxengo
Analyser / Monitor
27
FuzzPlus3 by Audio Damage
Distortion / Overdrive / Amp
28
29
HY-Lofi2 by HY-Plugins
Lo-Fi
30
Flying-delay by SuperflyDSP
Delay / Echo
31
Limiter No6 by vladg/sound
Mastering Limiter
32
mvMeter2 by TBProAudio
Meter
33
MGATE-MULTI by Mogwai Audio Tools
Multiband Gate
34
ReFine by lkjb
Mastering
35
Youlean Loudness Meter by Youlean
Loudness Analyzer
38
GClip by GVST
Lo-Fi
39
TPA-1 by Ignite Amps
Amp Simulator
40
Free Clip by Venn Audio
Soft Clipper
41
MAutoPitch by MeldaProduction
Pitch Correction
42
ChowTape by Chowdhury DSP
Tape Distortion
45
s(M)exoscope by Smart Electronix
Analyser / Monitor
46
Leveling Tool by AdHd Audio Tools
Dynamics (Compressor / Limiter)
47
HY-ESG by Bedroom Producers Blog
Gate Sequencer
48
49
50
AudioGridder by Andreas Pohl
DSP Server

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Commercial Hosts

2
REAPER by Cockos
Sequencer / Multitrack
3
4
Live by Ableton
Sequencer / Multitrack
5
FL Studio by Image Line
Virtual Studio
6
Bitwig Studio by Bitwig
Sequencer / Multitrack
7
Logic Pro by Apple
Sequencer / Multitrack
8
Metaplugin by DDMF
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
9
RapidComposer by MusicDevelopments
Music Prototyping
10
Reason by Reason Studios
Virtual Studio
11
Renoise by Renoise
Tracker
12
Bidule by Plogue
Modular Environment
13
Plugindoctor by DDMF
Plugin Analyser
14
SoundDesk - Mixing Desk by LoudLAB
Virtual Audio Mixer
15
zenAud.io ALK2 by zenAud.io
Live Looper
16
energyXT by XT Software
Virtual Studio
17
Cubase Pro by Steinberg
Sequencer / Multitrack
18
Waveform 10 by Tracktion Software
Sequencer / Multitrack
19
Wusik Station V9 by Wusik
Workstation
20
Bliss by discoDSP
Sampler
21
Bridgewize by DDMF
32-bit to 64-bit Adapter
22
Independence by MAGIX
Sampler/Sample Player
23
PatchWork by Blue Cat Audio
Effect Rack
24
AudioFinder by Iced Audio
Sample Manager
26
MIDI Lab by Soundigy
MIDI Processing Host Plugin
27
Audition by Adobe
Audio Editor
29
30
31
deCoda by zplane
Transcription
32
33
Notion by PreSonus
Notation
34
36
37
38
Studio One Professional by PreSonus
Sequencer / Multitrack
39
Chainer by Plug & Mix
Utility
40
Gig Performer by Deskew Technologies
Live Performance Plugin Host
41
WaveLab Elements by Steinberg
Audio Editor
42
ToneLib Jam by Tonelib
Jam and practice software for guitar players
43
Magma by Nomad Factory
Effects Suite
44
AudioMulch by AudioMulch
Interactive Music Studio
45
MIDI Madness by Midi Madness Software
Algorithmic Melody Generator
46
MainStage by Apple
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
48
SpectraLayers Elements by Steinberg
Spectral Audio Editor
49
Samplism by Audio Helper Project
Sample Browser

Free Hosts

1
Independence Free by MAGIX
Sampler/Sample Player
3
AudioGridder by Andreas Pohl
DSP Server
4
MPC Beats by AKAI
MPC
5
Audacity by Audacity Team
Audio Editor
6
MuLab by MUTOOLS
Sequencer / Multitrack
7
StudioRack Plugin Chainer by Waves
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
8
Pedalboard 2 by Niall Moody
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
9
Helio Workstation by Peter Rudenko
MIDI Editor / Pattern Sequencer
10
vPlayer 2 by Digital Brain Instruments
VST/AU Instrument Host
11
LiveProfessor by audiostrom
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
12
VSTForx by samba_godschynski
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
13
Automap by Novation
Utility
14
AMR ReValver by Audio Media Research
Guitar Amp and FX Modeling
15
VSTLord by Arne Scheffler
Test Host
16
Contra (FREE) by Audio Vitamins
Mixing Utility
17
Zen by BigTick
Preset Browser / Manager
18
Ardour by Ardour
Sequencer / Multitrack
19
20
22
23
VST Shell by Wild Front Ear
Simple VST Host
24
ocenaudio by ocenaudio
Audio Editor
25
MultitrackStudio by Bremmers Audio Design
Sequencer / Multitrack
26
Hosting AU by Ju-X
DAW
27
AULab by Apple
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
28
Live Performer by Solaria SRL
Live Performance Host
30
AudioXplorer by Arizona Software
Analyser / Monitor
31
Giada by Monocasual Laboratories
Loop/Drum Machine
32
GarageBand by Apple
Sequencer / Multitrack
34
Gadwin Rockmer by Gadwin
Plugin Host
35
Ohm Studio by Ohm Force
Sequencer / Multitrack
36
Keppy's MIDI Converter by KaleidonKep99
MIDI Conversion Tool
37
RecAll by Audified
Recorder
39
HostX by MTSoftware
Sequencer / Multitrack
40
VEB RUNGsn by samba_godschynski
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
41
RiffWorks by Sonoma Wire Works
Guitar Studio
42
Open Sound World by Amar / Open Sound World
Modular Environment
43
Fmod Ex by Firelight Technologies
Multi-platform C++ Library
45
46
SeqHost by Larry Taylor
Sequence Host
47
pMix by Oli Larkin
Plug-in Chainer / Rack
48
Modulor by Percussa
MIDI FX / Utility
49
XO Wave by XO Audio
Audio Editor
50
SynthTest by Creed
Test Host

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