Free Nebula Reverb VST Plug-in

There’s a horrible misconception that music technology is the domain of white guys who speak either English or German. (Erm, yes, I don’t do much to counter that — shout out, my nerdy, pale guy friends.)

But think again. One of the best music production sites on the Web in any language is the Spanish-language Hispasonic (and we have a strong readership in Spanish-speaking countries even here on CDM). Clearly, music technology and the Web itself are growing in popularity all over the planet, as diverse communities grow and start talking about this stuff in their native tongues. Hispasonic was already one of the most mature, and they’ve just gotten a terrific redesign (Hispasonic 2.0). In fact, it’s not the absence of these communities — it’s the fact that the rest of us don’t pay enough attention.

Hispasonic is happy to let you share in their success. To celebrate the 2.0 design, they’re giving away a special version of the lovely Nebula Reverb (VST – Windows), complete with eleven presets designed by Jorge Ruiz (a total of 450 MB of presets, downloadable separately).

Nebula HS (Hispasonic Edition) Reverb, Tutorials, Presets

Updated: Just to demonstrate how multinational this effort is, noou notes in comments:

Hey! You forgot to mention that Acusticaudio (the creators of the Nebula plugin) are from Italy! BTW once you learn Spanish the road to Italian is much easier…

Italy is another country that has produced many developers, designers, artists, and musicians who are expressive with technology. (Take that sentence, apply it to multiple centuries, and it’s an understatement for many nations of the world. Except the US; we haven’t been around very long.)

So go have a look. Brush up your Spanish, and check out the tutorial on the plug-in. (The download page is helpfully translated to English.) Subscribe to the RSS feed, and see if some of that high school Spanish starts flooding back. (It’s like riding a bicycle, really.) Just be sure to enjoy it fast, before Elton John demolishes the Internet.

  • Hey! You forgot to mention that Acusticaudio (the creators of the Nebula plugin) are from Italy!

    BTW once you learn Spanish the road to Italian is much easier…



  • dead_red_eyes

    Haha. You crack me up Stefano!

  • Thank you for the article and the wise words.


  • I tried to download the sound banks for this and all are, the EXE came out to 48k so no go.

  • I just tried the installer. No problem here. What you should have is an RAR file, not EXE, so I'm guessing something else went wrong. (I'm using ALTools / ALZip for RAR decompression; 7zip should also work…)

  • Also, you may just want to try the download again. There's a notice saying paths may move … maybe something went wrong due to demand.

  • Joel Abbott

    I'm curious: What does this reverb feature that sets it apart from others? And, what is the reason for the large file size of the program?

  • Sorry; more on the original plug here:

    Description: "VST Plugin based on Volterra Kernels Series. It emulates different types of vintage gear: equalisers, filters, microphones, preamps, compressors, reverb and generic time-variant processors (chorus, flangers, phasers)."

    I think those are impulse files that are so large.

    There was always a free version of this reverb; you may prefer the default skin. (I think the presets will work with the original, too.) These presets were produced just for this version.

    It didn't occur to me to ask what sets it apart — ahem, thanks to being reverb addicted — but it does look nice!

    Since the tutorial is in Spanish, I'll have a look and post anything that isn't obvious.

  • hola hispasonicos !! me leeis ?



  • Jorge

    Joel, if you like convolution reverbs such as SIR or Pristine Space, which use a single WAV file to represent the acoustical behaviour of a certain space, just think what quality could be achieved if you sampled 25 impulses to define that space, instead of just one… This is exactly what Nebula HS Reverb does. You lose some control, and the CPU usage is high, but the sound quality is superb, very close to the original space or gear sampled.

  • I wonder what the difference would be between this and Nebula3CM, which is included on the monthly Computer Music Magazine DVD?

  • Jorge

    Orbit, Nebula3 HS Reverb only offers reverb programs, and they are exclusive (never released before, and not featured in the commercial library). On the other part, Nebula3 CM presets are a selection from the commercial library.

  • 3F05Q

    looks great, can't wait to try it. The translation is nice to have. Great until I lauged at this:

    "2) If you are observant, you will respectively realize of which when initiating anyone of the programs, two of the speedboats of the right zone "

    Awesome, this plugin has speedboats in it!!! 🙂

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