KVR Readers' Choice Awards 2021: Top 5 nominations for 'Favorite Reverb Virtual Effect Processor'
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We present to you the top 5 nominations for 'Favorite Reverb Virtual Effect Processor'.
During this phase KVR members can choose their preference from the shortlist in each category (or stick with their previous selection, or choose another if they prefer, who are we to judge?) Spread the word, tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell your mum, #kvrrcas. All categories are optional. Please note that Freeware and Donationware products should not be voted for in any categories except Favorite Free Virtual Instrument and Favorite Free Virtual Effect Processor. Everyone can change their nominations / votes at any time until the voting closes.
Blackhole is based on Eventide's Space Blackhole effects pedal. While most reverbs are constrained by the physics of the real world, Eventide's Blackhole reverb creates virtual spaces that could never exist in our reality. At large sizes, its soft attack and lingering, harmonic tails allow it to really shine on guitars, strings and pads.
Breeze is the first member of the next generation of 2CAudio's award-winning reverb family. In the words of 2CAudio: "We believe it is one of our best efforts to date! Not only does it sound absolutely sublime, but it is also now one of the most efficient reverbs on the market. It's more than twice as light, twice as pristine, simpler, prettier, and vastly more powerful. It's simply better. But don't take our word for it: just listen."
The original EMT ️ 140 was breakthrough technology: the world's first plate reverb. Brighter and more versatile than the spring reverbs and echo chambers that preceded it, this plate reverb unit became part of practically every top studio's arsenal. It was a serious investment, costing as much as a house, and weighing more than 3 people. Now, thanks to Arturia's exclusive physical modeling technology, you can use this studio legend in your DAW, without breaking the bank, or breaking your back.
Our Rev PLATE-140 is a circuit-accurate recreation of the iconic EMT ️ 140 reverb and its vacuum tube preamp. A classic, full bodied studio plate reverb with a lush tail, a dream come true for vocals, and adding that sought-after glue and space to your mix.
Not only did they travel the world to find an original 140 in perfect condition, but Arturia also modelled 2 other fantastic plate reverbs that we came across in our travels. They integrated all 3 of these modelled plates into this simple, but incredibly powerful plugin. Each one has a resonant character all of its own, and you'll easily find the perfect model to enhance your music.
Arturia's reimagined version lets you adjust the pre-delay to let your original sound have space, a high-pass filter on the input to hone its tone, integrated chorus, and even a post reverb EQ to make sure the effect perfectly complements your track. Rev PLATE-140 lets you filter and EQ your sound before it even hits the plate, so you can get rid of all those muddy or bright frequencies you don't want to enjoy a lush, vintage reverb whenever you like.
ValhallaVintageVerb is a postmodern reverb plug-in, inspired by the classic hardware digital reverbs of the 1970s and 1980s. It features 8 true stereo algorithms and 3 color modes. The interface has been designed to be instantly accessible and user friendly.
FabFilter Pro-R is a high-end algorithmic reverb plug-in with musical controls and a very natural sound. Its advanced algorithms have been carefully designed to blend well with the source and fit easily into a mix. FabFilter Pro-R is bursting with innovations like the intuitive Space control that seamlessly switches between dozens of room models with automatic decay time adjustment, and the industry-first Decay Rate EQ concept that introduces free adjustment of the decay time over the frequency spectrum. Together with the built-in Post EQ and an abundance of high-quality factory presets, FabFilter Pro-R delivers pristine sound quality and maximum ease of use.
FabFilter Pro-R takes a musical approach to reverb, offering user-friendly, non-technical controls like Brightness, Character, Distance, and Stereo Width to tweak the reverb sound. The stepless Space control lets the user fade between dozens of different, carefully-tuned room models, and automatically chooses a matching decay time for a natural-sounding result. Behind the scenes, each of these settings influences the internal algorithms in multiple ways to deliver exactly what as intended — without requiring a degree in reverb science.
The decay time of a real room often varies wildly over the frequency spectrum, which is one of the key ingredients of a room's reverb character. To simulate this, the industry-first Decay Rate EQ concept in FabFilter Pro-R offers completely free adjustment of the decay time over the frequency spectrum. Since it uses parametric EQ bands instead of a traditional crossover system, it provides much more flexibility to shape the decay time characteristics. Together with the integrated six-band Post EQ, designing reverbs of any character has never been easier.