SPATIO Gate - Gated Reverb, VST AU audio plugin

Win 7 - Win 11
VST3 (64-bit)

OS X 10.10 – macOS 14



SPATIO reverbs set a new standard of quality in the field of synthetic reverberation. Efficient and reliable reverbs, natural workhorses for your studio with a unique sound.

SPATIO Gate is a true gated reverb.

Whereas normal reverb is generally used to emulate the acoustic characteristics of physical spaces, gated reverb is a special audio effect: a dense reverb that is cut off abruptly. Very popular throughout the 80’s, especially on drums, this effect creates powerful transients and, due to the absence of the reverberation tail, cleaner mixes.


  • 64 bit internal precision
  • accurate control of echo density
  • highly optimized DSP code
  • ultra clean and noiseless processing
  • factory presets
  • parameter values can be entered manually
  • fully automatable (depending on host application)
  • stereo output (stereo->stereo)
  • HiDPI monitor support (depending on host application)
  • no hardware license dongle or activation required


Windows 7 - Windows 11
VST3 (64-bit)
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) – macOS 14 (Sonoma)
VST3, AU (Universal 2 Binary)

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Gated reverb is characterized by a particular shape of its Impulse Response (IR). An IR is the output of a system, as a reverberator, when a very rapid (ideally instantaneous) excitation is applied to its input.

Room impulse responses have an exponentially decaying slope (Fig. 1). This is the natural behavior of acoustic spaces due to the absorption of their surfaces and of air.

Gated reverberators are not designed to mimic real rooms, they are special effects designed to have non-exponentially decaying IR. Gated are truncated impulse responses (Fig. 2), therefore they are lacking of the later and less energetic part of the impulse response. That’s why they tend to be very effective to impress a strong impact to the attack of a signal.

SPATIO Gated Reverb Plugin Details


Isabella Yordan
producer / audio engineer
Higher Sphere Music

SPATIO Inverse plugin is absolutely the best one I used on vocals for this kind of effect.

John Shepherd, aka 4mica

SPATIO Room, to my ears, rules above all the other small room verbs…I’m now using this on pretty much everything. It adds just the right amount of presence to a sound without being obvious or overbearing. Whatever you did, it just works.

Douglas Spotted Eagle
grammy-winning artist / producer

This freeware verb is frighteningly good! If nothing else, it’s absolutely worth the time for the free download. This little reverb sounds simply amazing…

Craig Anderton
EQ Magazine

I particularly like the plates – they’re nice and silky with voice, and aggressive with snares – but the halls are equally satisfying…This fine-sounding reverb is versatile enough that you’re bound to find something that works for you among the 47 presets. If not, a little tweaking will get you there

Jesse Jost
Cakewalk Product Manager

I really like this reverb. Especially unique among reverb plug-ins are elements like plates and gates, they sound wonderful. The DX Reverb is a model plug-in with a lot of substance rolled into an intuitive, compact UI. Great job!

Eric VanLandingham
musician / audio engineer

Wow, I had no idea the plug-ins were this great! I have worked with them on a 1 minute drum track for a few hours and I am amazed at the quality. I am sold, these are the plugs needed to create pro sound within host recording apps.


1.1.0 (09/03/2021)

  • Fixed: rare UI glitches on some DAWs (e.g. FL Studio)
  • Fixed: blank UI with custom display scaling on HiDPI monitors

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