IQ-Series Reverb

The IQ-Series Reverb combines the most innovative convolution technology with the “retro” features of classic reverb processors from the golden age.


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Impressive audio quality, previously unheard reverb textures and groundbreaking options combined with easy operation – all that makes the IQ-Series Reverb an indispensable tool for your mixes and masters.

Excellent sounding reverbs and clever editing tools like positioner, modulation and vintage gate make depth processing in the mix easier than ever before.
The included impulse response (IR) library contains hardware reverb devices, real rooms and new, layered reverb combinations.
You can import existing IRs and edit them – the IQ-Series Reverb can handle all resolutions and works in true stereo.

The IQ-Series Reverb’s centerpiece is the intuitive 3D display. All reverb processing steps are displayed here. You can change the length of the IRs, adjust the envelope curve. You can even process the different frequency ranges of the reverb differently. Gated or reverse reverbs are just a mouse click away.

The modulation section breaths life into any impulse response. The positioner is the perfect tool to place signals in a 3D space.

Impressive audio quality, previously unheard reverb textures and groundbreaking options combined with easy operation make the IQ-Series Reverb an indespensable tool for your mixes and masters.

IQ-Series Reverb


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Video tutorial with English subtitles about the cut and gate functions of the IQ-Series Reverb.


Features V1.0.37 (changelog):

  • convolution reverb with groundbreaking editing capabilities
  • easy to use, clear interface
  • intuitive 3D GUI
  • reverb time can be adjusted for 3 frequency ranges
  • cut- & vintage gated reverb
  • reverse reverb
  • modulation for vibrant reverb textures
  • positioning of sound sources in a virtual space (positioner)
  • true stereo capabilities
  • extensive IR and preset library (vintage & high-end studio gear, “real” spaces, layered reverb combinations)
  • create user reverbs
  • import third party impulse responses and libraries
  • scalable plugin window size
  • “set as default” preset
  • supports all common sample rates
  • PC and Mac, 32- and 64-bit DAWs

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How does the modulation tool of the IQ-Series Reverb work, and how can it be used? Learn more in this video.

The HOFA IQ-Series Reverb:

  • clear display of all presets and IRs, sorted by reverb time or application (vocals, drums, keys, etc.)
  • resiseable GUI and “magnetic” preset browser
  • fast, great sounding results due to a clear display and easy operation
  • complex soundscapes with a wide variety of reverbs
  • impressive depth due to groundbreaking controls
  • creative sound design with unheard reverb textures and editing tools
  • vibrant reverbs with complex, non linear modulation
  • precise depth perception with the “aurally correct” positioner (also works third party IRs)


  • You can use the HOFA-Plugins Manager to install and activate the software on two machines at the same time. It is possible to deactivate licenses and transfer them to another machine. HOFA plugins can be activated and used offline. A description of the activation and deactivation process is available here.
  • Licenses on USB flash drives can be used alongside the licenses from other plugin manufacturers.


  • HOFA plugins are compatible with Windows 7/8/10, as well as Intel® Macs (64 bit) with OS X 10.8 up to macOS 11 (Big Sur)
  • Audio Unit, VST, VST3 and AAX, 32 and 64 Bit.
  • We constantly test HOFA Plugins with the following DAWs:
    Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Avid Pro Tools, Bitwig, Cockos Reaper, Image Line FL Studio, Magix Samplitude/Sequoia, Presonus Studio One, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo/Wavelab

Info: Click here to download the IQ-Series Reverb manual
IQ-Series Reverb Release-Video | QuickTip Cut & Gate | QuickTip Reverb Modulation | Press & Reviews

HOFA IQ-Series Reverb: only 149,90 €

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User feedback & press reviews:

.. I quickly forgot I was using a convolution reverb and began to muck about with IQ-Series Reverb’s presets just as I would those of an algorithmic reverb.

Sound on Sound
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There’s no easier way to place a signal in a room than with the positioner.
(…) a very good idea that shows once more the practical approach of HOFA plugins. This is also true for the IQ-Series Reverb: this plugin with its innovative operating concept and the various features is a must-have for every studio!

Recording Magazin

More space for creativity
The possibilities are breath-taking (…) The plugin’s easy handling is very convincing (…) Soundwise the plugin plays in the Champions League (…) The positoner is really impressive – the IQ-Series Reverb leaves no wishes unfulfilled.
+ Outstanding sound quality + easy handling + 3D display

Soundcheck – the band magazine

IQ-Series Reverb – miraculously spacious
The HOFA IQ-Series Reverb does not only have a very intuitive GUI but also a top pro sound. The on-board impulse responses are extensive and well done (…) Editing the IR in the 3D window is just brilliant. The quality of the reverb is very good. Anyone, who wants to convince oneself can test the IQ-Series Reverb for 2 weeks at no costs until it needs to be activated. The price of 149,90 € is very fair and if you hurry you get the plugin at the introductory price of 129,90 €.

Well earned Buenasideas tip!

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Professional Audio

The HOFA IQ-Series Reverb is a very good convolution reverb, that combines the flexibilty of an algorithmic reverb with the sound of a convolution reverb. As with all HOFA IQ-Series Plugins there is an extensive preset library, created by the expert HOFA audio engineers. These presets are really great and provide for a wide variety of styles exactly what is promised: spatial positioning in the mix that sounds really good and professional. Given the the very affordable price, this plugin is strongly to be recommended.
overall mark: „top of the range – very good“ | value for money: „very good – outstanding“ 

Professional audio

The IQ-Series Reverb does indeed combine the best of both worlds: the natural room sound of convolution reverbs and the extensive possibilities of control of an algorithmic reverb. At an affordable price you get a remarkably flexible room simulation that meets the highest demands concerning sound quality and useability.
We also have to point out the high class library of impulse responses.

Rating 6 out of 6 points / Editor’s Choice

Beat magazine

I had called a friend a couple of weeks ago to ask his thoughts on a reverb/ room simulation that I was thinking about buying. He told me that I should try your IQ-Series Reverb. He said that he had not heard anything else that sounded better and he said that the versatility of the plug-in was not matched by any other reverb plug-in on the market. I had never heard of your company, but with an endorsement like that I had to try it.

I downloaded the demo and put it on a reverb Aux in a project that I am working on. At the time I was using the EMT 140 plate model of another company. The IQ-Series Reverb defaulted to a “Large Famous Bright Plate”. I started the track and immediately heard the difference between the two plates. The IQ-Series Reverb was “rich” and “smooth”.

Brando Marius
Audio Engineer
Nashville Tennessee

I’m a 60-year-old sound guy who started with BX20, EMT and went on with Lexicon and tested a lot. The HOFA IQ-Series Reverb is very good, among the best that I know because it sounds realistic and true – in the way a big studio with good ambiences sounds. […] That makes a “natural” room sound much easier – even in a fully digital world. Well done!

Eric Merz
Mix & Mastering Cockpit
Kerzers | Switzerland

IQ-Series Reverb extends beyond your normal reverb effect as HOFA approaches things from a different perspective, aiming to recreate actual environments as opposed to simply simulating the reverb of those environments.
The results are stunning and for the first time, I find myself not listening to reverb but I can hear a recording transported into a different room.
Indeed IQ-Series Reverb should not be considered as a reverb effect at all. Instead, it is a true special design program allowing one to literally design an environment for a particular source.
The interface is amazingly clear and easy to understand. A huge array of parameters can be quickly adjusted and the results heard in real time.
I’ve been waiting years for something like this.

Alex Bhinder
worked for Duran Duran, Kiss, Bad Company, Def Leppard
Plasma Music Limited
Hemel Hempstead, UK

I just purchased IQ-Series Reverb, hoping the license arrives soon:) 
I just couldn’t pass on the fantastic sound this plugin has. And I would again like to complement you on your excellent customer service.

Christine Derksen
Muziekvereniging Kunst en Vriendschap
TT Zoetermeer, NL

Want to say congratulation for the good work you come with! I am an addicted person toward reverb – there´s no convolution reverb or any classic reverb on the planet I didn’t try, and I have to say IQ reverb beats them all – so happy finally to have found it out :)

Ali Ramadan
Sound engineer
Toronto, CAN

Sounds great! Loving the included I.R.s as well. Good work!

Dennis Ward 
Musician, audio engineer, producer (Pink Cream 69, Angra, Axxis, Unisonic, Krokus, D.C. Cooper, Primal Fear…)
Karlsdorf, D

Right away I can already tell this is going to be an unbelievable tool for all my future recording. I downloaded the plugin this morning and even with the limited amount of time I have had today, I am overwhelmed with the options and flexibility. The waterfall plot manipulation is fantastic! I will definitely be trying the other plugins! This really is the best plugin I’ve used to date. Thank you so much!

Josh Martin
Musician, Audio Engineer & Owner of Spurgeon Room Studios, USA