Eventide continue their ‘Super Promo’ sales with the 2016 Stereo Room plug-in; available for a great price at $47 ($199 list) through May 31st, 2017.
Long used as an essential reverb for mixing hit records, the Eventide SP2016, while long discontinued, is still in use in places like Ocean Way studios.
Some digital reverbs don’t have the horsepower to run a sufficiently complex program to achieve “naturalness.” Without enough processing power the effect will suffer from low echo density or unnatural density growth with time or comb filter effects, etc.
The art of reverb algorithm design begins with simulating a ‘room’ that actually sounds good. Needless to say, rooms exist in the real world that sound awful. The structure of the reverb algorithm combined with the choices of delay lengths, interconnects, filter placement, early reflections, etc. all contribute to the overall sound.
The final element of the art of reverb design is the designer’s choice of the ways in which, and the extent to which, the artist/engineer/producer is permitted to modify the effect.
- Natural and distinctive; unique sound
- Simple, intuitive parametric controls
- Complex early reflections
- Smooth decay tail
- Novel Position control for precise room placement
- Decay control sets the reverb time
- Predelay adds a delay before the reverb
- Diffusion alters the character of the space
- EQ block: corner frequency and gain controls
- Input gain control for precise level matching
- Kill button for quick effect audition