ScatterVerb - Modulated filtered reverb ensemble for Reaktor.
This is no basic reverb delay processor.
The ScatterVerb when used in it's most basic form is a reverb and delay processor for use as an insert effect within a digital audio workstation.
Start tweaking a few dials and sliders you will soon discover this is no basic reverb delay processor.
At the heart of the ScatterVerb is the modulated LFO Filter Bank, the audio input is split into 16 stereo paths and sent to 16 stereo LFO modulated band pass filters, each with independent level control, 4 sends then tap into the modulated filters picking up the audio as it travels past the window set by the filter, sending the filtered sound over to the scatter processors.
All is then combined, producing very musical textures and dreamy ambiences without cluttering the sound field.
The heart of the ScatterVerb is the modulated LFO Filter Bank.
The audio input is split into 16 paths and sent to 16 LFO modulated band pass filters, each with an independent level / send control.
The LFO section modulates the filter placement and the depth controls the amount of effect that the LFO has on the filters, Phase and Symmetry control the stereo placement, Rate and Shape are used to adjust the LFO speed and waveform.
There is a small oscilloscope displaying the output of each effect process above the menu, the top 2 displays show the phase of the scatter effect.
The 2 scatter processors can tap into the 16 filters via the 4 drop down menus, the amount of send level is set by the small fader above each filter display.
Verb is the pre reverb and delay time control.
Mod is the modulation depth, M R controls the speed of modulation and Spread effects the stereo placement.
The Time and Feedback controls adjust the interval and the number of repeats of the delay.
Scatter adjusts the density of the delays, the more you turn the dial clockwise the denser the effect will become and the processed sound will turn from delay to reverb.
L C and H C are low pass and high pass filters.
The Compressor is first in the chain with Input - Ratio - Knee - Saturation - Attack - Release and Output.
The two channels can be linked for stereo compression or you can let it work as two mono compressors on a stereo signal.
Meter Section from left to right.
1 and 2 are the attack meters and show how the compressor is reacting to the input signal, the Att dial adjusts the amount.
3 and 4 display the input level to the compressor.
5 and 6 show the output level.
7 and 8 show the auto gain reduction process amount at the end of the effect chain before the audio is passed back to your digital audio workstation.