1st July 2009
Rob Papen has announced that his next product will be an algorithmic reverb plug-in: RP-Verb. It is hoped to be ready for release by the end of July, 2009. It will be available for Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU and RTAS plug-in formats with an MSRP of €149 / $179.
Reverb is a very critical effect when mixing. A bad sounding reverb can break the mix, and your music. Today, in the age of powerful computers, it is possible to run far more complex reverb algorithms than in the past, but it is still down to the algorithms if a reverb sounds great, or not.
In 1981 Rob Papen was recording in the Wisseloord studios. At that time legendary engineer Ronald Prent sent the "electronic" drums, using speakers, into a big recording room, and picked up the sound with microphones to add "room" to the electronic drum sound.
As a young synth player, Rob became fully obsessed with rooms and reverbs.
Together with Jon Ayres, Rob Papen has dived into codes and searched for new directions, new algorithms. After long testing and tweaking, Rob says that the result is "a unique sounding reverb plug-in, most likely the reverb you have been waiting for for years to have available in your computer's recording setup".
The "main focus" of the RP-Verb plug is its sound. So the controls are "exactly" the ones you need. Added are easy to use "space types" that each have their own character.
Long tail reverbs or unheard of rooms are possible. Just like the RP synthesizers, it is made for audio quality, performance and making music.