Reverb

Top Reverb Plugins

Reverb is essential to music, and one of the most commonly used effects. It has the ability to add depth, realism, and emotion. It can make or break a mix, and used correctly will create space between all of your elements. Reverb creates a sense of unified space in mixes. It immerses listeners into that space and keeps them there. In this article, we will tell you about some of our favorites reverbs to date. Polyverse Comet Polyverse just released their newest plugin – Comet. Comet is an incredibly dynamic reverb unit that blew us away. We thought it was so awesome that we ought to update our Top Reverb plugins list!   Comet is designed to look great, and sound better. The controls are laid out in three sections on the left, center, and right side of the interface. As with all Polyverse plugins you are given extremely precise …

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Getting to Know Your Different Reverbs

Getting to Know Your Different Reverbs   Reverb is one of your most important tools for sound design and mixing as a music producer. The perfect reverb type with the right settings (dry/wet, decay time, size, etc.) can make a sound or mix come alive, and the wrong type and settings can kill a mix for a variety of reasons. Your most important tool for the right reverb is your ears and while it is a relatively simple concept, like everything in music production, reverb becomes a deep rabbit hole once you start getting into all of its possibilities. Ask Audio recently did a nice overview of the different reverb types and we thought we’d do our own to provide our community with what we found to be some very useful tips and guidelines. Below we’ll go over a few of the major types of reverb and their common usage. Hall   …

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2016 KVR Developer Challenge – Submissions Released (41 Freebies)

2016 KVR Developer Challenge – Submissions Released (41 Freebies) It’s that time of the year again! The 6th annual KVR Developer Challenge has published the submissions for their annual contest. The challenge receives submissions from sound designers and engineers around the country looking to release their software creations upon the world. Submissions include VST/AU plugins and sound ware products. The best part is, they’re all free to download. This year’s lineup features an array of plugins, from death metal vocal sound banks to psychedelic dub effects. Here are some we think are worth checking out. Lagrange   This is an excellent granular reverb delay effect. By using granular techniques and firing each grain from a different point in the delay buffer, you can easily create vast soundscape and other worlds echoes. Use feedback to build droning soundscapes or shorten the delay to create a metallic-like chorus effect. Play around with a …

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Reverb Solo – Add Space to your mix (Free Download)

Reverb Solo- Add Space to Your Mix (Free Download)   Reverb Solo is a wonderful sounding free single knob reverb plugin developed by Acon Digital for Reverb.com. It has an incredibly simple design, a single knob and a wet/dry fader. Despite its simplicity it is a great tool for quickly adding some space to your tracks.  Reverb.com’s design philosophy was to make a simple reverb plugin that will either make a sound seem close to listener or very far away depending how you adjust the knob.The  tone and size are preset but the knob allows you to go from a small bright reverb with a short tail to a large dark reverb with a long tail.  The developer. Acon Digital is know for their other high end commercial plugins like Verberate, which combines algorithmic and convolution reverb for a unique sound. Reverb Solo is based on the same  algorithm used …

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75% Off Eventide Blackhole – Hollywood’s Reverb (Ends March 31st)

75% Off Eventide Blackhole – Hollywood’s Reverb (Ends March 31st) Eventide has been running for over 40 years now and have placed themselves as veterans of the digital audio processing game. Their famed reverb plugin called Blackhole, known for its cinematic results, and powerful sheen-adding ability, just got a huge price cut and is worth mentioning while you can still get it cheap. The Blackhole plugin features 50 presets constructed by artists like Richard Devine, Flood & Alan Moulder, Sigur Rós, Vernon Reid and John Agnello. The gravity paramter allows you to invert the decay mode of the reverb. The most notable feature within the plugin is the unique and intuitive, ribbon controller, allowing you to hot swap, and morph between assigned parameters and ranges, for a expressive control. The Blackhole is centered around making artificial, out of this world, sounding reverb and can add a gripping aspect to any of your …

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Protoverb- Free Experimental Reverb

Protoverb- Free Experimental Reverb   The biggest struggle digital reverb faces is to emulate a ‘real life’ reverb sound. Reverb affects could easily sit your sound farther back with competing noises, or add a tail of sound to make it ‘reverberate,’ but the attempt to replicate real life reverb is a bit more difficult. With that said, the sound of many reverb effects are generally accepted, and experimental reverb can prove to be stiff. U-He Protoverb is a free experimental reverb plug-in, that lets you randomize and get into tweaking your reverb sound. Results can be a real hit or miss, resulting in either warm organic sounding reverbs, to gritty unnatural digital sounding reverbs. Protoverb is laid out as if it is a reverb pedal, looking like something you’d find in the back of a used gear section, at a music shop in Echo Park. The idea behind the Protoverb is to randomize between two …

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