OTO Machines Intros BAM Space Generator Stereo Reverb Processor

oto-bam-space-generatorOTO Machines has introduced BAM – a stereo reverb processor inspired by vintage 70’s & 80’s digital reverberator units.

“The musicality of the early digital reverb processors was partly due to the algorithms (the way the processor synthesized a natural reverberation), but also due to their hardware limitations,” they note. “The technology used in BAM is very close to the one used in these early digital reverberator units: 16 bits converters, 20 bits fixed-point processing, analog filtering and even an input transformer transient simulator.”

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Strymon Announces Generalissimo Eurorack ‘Interstellar Space Machine’ Module

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, Strymon is previewing the Generalissimo – a voltage-controller Eurorack Four Head dTape Echo machine, with extensive control over tape characteristics and machine health.

According to the company, Generalissimo lets you ‘incorporate the warm, inviting sounds of tape into your modular rig in limitlessly creative and expressive ways.’ Continue reading

u-he Intros Free ‘Experimental Reverb’, Protoverb

protoverb-free-reverbu-he has released Protoverb – an ‘experimental reverb’, based on the idea of a “room simulator”.

Most algorithmic reverbs try to avoid resonances or model the reflections of sound from a rooms walls. Protoverb does the opposite. It builds up as many room resonances as possible, modeling the body of air in the room. It therefore does not need to modulate or colour the signal.

The result is a very natural sounding reverbration with some interesting features: Long standing frequencies resonate louder, as if the air takes some time to get excited. Multiple instruments don’t mash into a diffuse mud, they stay distinct. If you play a short melody, the room seems to repeat a ghost echo of that melody. Those properties are indeed found in churches and large halls, but they’re rarely found in conventional algorithmic reverbs. Continue reading

eaReckon Intros EAReverb 2 Algorithmic Reverb For Mac & Windows

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eaReckon has introduced EAReverb 2, an algorithmic reverb for Mac & Windows.

EAReverb 2 is an algorithmic reverb plug-in (32/64-bit VST2, VST3, AU, AAX). It features the “Natural” core engine of the original EAReverb, but also brings new algorithms and functionalities, accessible from a totally revised user interface.

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Diego Stocco Wants You To Use A Squirrel For A Reverb, Intros Rhythmic Convolutions 2 Impulse Responses

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Diego Stocco is one of the most creative sound designers around – whether he is creating sounds for OmniSphere, scoring films, building his own orchestra or finding inspiration in strange places.

Now he wants to teach you how to use a squirrel for a reverb.  Continue reading