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MVerb is a free, studio quality, open-source reverb. Its release is intended to provide a practical demonstration of Dattorro's figure-of-eight reverb structure and provide the open source community with a high quality reverb.
I wish this reverb was still supported. Even though it has a simplistic digital signature, it sounds amazing and deeply textured. It's a shame it will eventually disappear.Read Review
I'm suprised that this one hasn't garnered a review yet, so here goes.
I'm no real expert on reverbs - I've tried most of the free/cheap ones and I'm familiar with their limitations; mainly that they tend to sound grainy or metallic. Even the expensive ones aren't really getting close to a realistic number of reflections. What piqued my interest in this one is that it's based on Dattorro's figure-of-eight reverb structure - search for the theory online if you're interested. Basically, it's different from the normal comb filtering and allpass filter approach. So you expect it to sound a little different from all the me-too cheap algo reverbs. And it does! Very different! Very nice, in fact. It's much smoother than you have any right to expect for the amazing price of NO dollars. Not only that, but it's also open source. Yup, Mr Eastwood is generous enough to open up the code for all to see.
The controls are simple - all the controls have meaningful labels which do what you expect. And the CPU overhead is surprisingly low.
If I had to gripe, I'd mention a couple of things. All the controls are calibrated 0-100. I'd like to see some kind of units on the controls where that makes sense eg the predelay calibrated in milliseconds. And a bit of documentation would be nice. But it's really the sound that counts. If you're a reverb junkie, or you just need a simple, great sounding verb, you've just found it. Big thanks to the author for this great plugin.Read Review