Dear Reality has introduced EXOVERB, a new reverb plugin that they say “adds an as yet unheard three-dimensional depth and width perception to stereo productions.”
The plugin offers 50 true-to-life acoustic scenes, relying on EXOVERB’s proprietary reverb engine with synthesized spatial multi-IRs. EXOVERB enables enhanced control of the spatial distance perception, which they say will clean up your stereo mix, and leave more space for additional instruments.
EXOVERB provides 50 hand-tailored acoustic scenes in four categories (Ambiences, Rooms, Halls, and Plates). Each preset is based on multiple synthesized impulse responses (IRs).
EXOVERB features a straightforward user interface. An triangle pad is used to select the perfect blend of reverb, early reflections, and dry signals, by setting the ratio of the early reflections and the late reverb on the x-axis and the level of dry and wet signals on the y-axis. EXOVERB also provides direct access to commonly used parameters such as Pre-Delay, Size, Decay, and Width.
By default, EXOVERB provides a greater sense of depth with natural spatial separation. Using the Depth parameter, the front-back space of the mix can be further adjusted, thereby increasing the perception of depth in stereo mixes.
“The perception of auditory events is inseparably linked with their position in space,” explains Felix Lau, Product Owner at Dear Reality. “The fascination for this relationship between the position of sound in space and how its position is perceived and recreated by the listener’s brain is what has brought me into spatial audio in the first place. With EXOVERB, we are now making this relation in space accessible for stereo productions.”
EXOVERB also features three separate EQs to shape early reflections, decay, and summed signal. Each 3-band EQ includes a low-shelf, a parametric, and a high-shelf filter to get the optimal reverb sound for the mix.
Pricing and Availability
EXOVERB is available now with an intro price (until 30 November 2022) of USD 69/EUR 69/GBP 59 (+ local VAT). From 1 December, the price increases to USD 99/EUR 99/GPB 89 (+ local VAT).