Source Audio Intros Ventris Dual-Processor ‘Dream Reverb’

Source Audio will introduce the dual-processor equipped Ventris Reverb at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show.

The Ventris is a powerful stereo reverb pedal, featuring 24 distinct effect engines, ranging from classic Spring, Plate and Room sounds to advanced Shimmer, Swell, Modulation, and Pitch Shifting reverbs.

“We spent much of 2016 talking with hundreds of music professionals and gear forum enthusiasts,” says Source Audio president, Roger Smith. “We asked them, ‘what would you put in your dream reverb pedal?’ It was that conversation that led us to the conclusion that dual processor architecture was our best path. This gives the Ventris a number of powerful advantages – it’s like having two high-end reverb pedals in a single unit.”

The pedal features 12 onboard reverb engines, with an additional 12 available in the Neuro Mobile App. Effect engines include two flavors of Spring and Plate reverb for remarkably authentic vintage tones.

According to the company, the pedal captures the ambient reverberations of a wide range of room sizes, from the warm and tight Club engine to the vast and cavernous E-Dome.

  • The Ventris also offers a beautiful collection of “unnatural” reverb effects.
  • The Swell engine creates a reverb swell for subtly emerging puffs of sound.
  • Metal Box imagines the sound of your amp blasting in a claustrophobic, steel walled storage container.
  • Shimmer mixes in angelic octave-up reverberations for an atmospheric sheen.
  • Vocal applies detailed filtering to the reverb for a haunting vocal quality.

The Ventris Reverb also features a long list of time-tested control functions as well as some bold new ones. Independent dual DSPs (a completely new feature in the Ventris) give the pedal the ability to perform a number of valuable routing and preset switching options. A standout feature made possible by the dual DSP is “true spillover,” which allows users to change from one preset to another without cutting off or shortening the reverb tail in any way.

The Ventris also features 8 onboard presets, full MIDI functionality (extending the preset number to 128), stereo inputs and outputs, runaway feedback capabilities, simultaneous expression control of multiple parameters, external preset switching, a “Hold” function that sustains the reverb trail with the pedal’s second footswitch, and much more.

The Ventris is expected to be released in Spring of 2017. Pricing TBA.

3 thoughts on “Source Audio Intros Ventris Dual-Processor ‘Dream Reverb’

  1. Looks good, and it will probably be in the $500 ballpark. Other high-end reverb pedals include the Strymon Big Sky, Empress Reverb, Eventide Space/H9 (the H9 has one more reverb algorithm and a bunch more non-reverb algorithms), and, when it’s available, the OTO Bam. There’s a lot of choice here for people who want a hardware reverb.

    Personally, I use a computer and a VST Reverb (Sean Costello’s excellent Valhalla Vintage Verb), which integrates nicely in to an otherwise all-hardware setup.

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