Voxengo has released Sobor, a lush and wide stereo reverberation effect plug-in available in AAX, AudioUnit, VST, and VST3 plug-in formats for macOS and Windows computers.
Sobor is a rebranded and vastly improved version of CRTIV Reverb. It features the following changes:
- Redesigned the user interface.
- Added the "Pre-Delay" parameter.
- Added the "Stereo" parameter.
- Fixed "true-stereo" operation, previously being non-apparent.
- Added reverb signal's polarity switch.
- Added the reverb variation parameter.
- Made the "Dry Mute" switch persistent: its state is not affected by preset loading using plug-in's preset features.
- Improved overall smoothness and clarity of the reverb.
- Fixed minor stereo-balance issues.
Sobor provides a wide palette of reverb spaces while requiring only a minimal effort to obtain useful results. The tails created by this reverb are very dense and produce a well-defined spatialization. Since the reverb uses a kind of "true-stereo" algorithm the panned sounds receive a good stereo field placement.
The early reflections placement and reverb levels are chosen automatically based on a pre-defined model that depends on the "Size" and "Ambience" parameters. Additionally, the user may specify the "Pre-Delay" and "Stereo width" parameters. Sobor is technically based on Feedback Delay Networks (FDNs) with the Hadamard matrix, and uses self-modulation techniques.
Sobor is great on any sound sources: vocals, synths, drums, mixes. This reverb is a relatively CPU-demanding effect (it takes 7.5% of a single core of i7-7700K processor, at 44100 sample rate), for comfortable use it requires a higher-end processor.
- Easy-to-use design.
- "True-stereo" processing.
- 3 ambience modes (reverb characters).
- Preset manager.
- Undo/redo history.
- A/B comparisons.
- Contextual hint messages.
- All sample rates support.
- Zero processing latency.
- Resizable user interface.
- Retina and HighDPI support.
Price: US$59.95. A 20% off sale is currently in effect.
Sobor is free for Premium Membership owners. Discontinued CRTIV Reverb can upgrade to Sobor for US$19.95.
A demo version of Sobor can be downloaded freely at the Voxengo website.