Many times the use of the reverb is limited to a few minor tricks.
But how much can it influence the timbre of your sounds by making them unique?
Draw your sound
Convolution reverb uses the response impulse of a room, a place, objects etc. and through a process of multiplication between the partials of the original sound and the impulse responses creates a new result. Using the reverb not only as an imitator of the surrounding world but as a structural musical effect for your compositions is something that can define you as an artist.
The very Best Reverb Plug-Ins
- SIR2 Convolution Reverb (SIR Audio Tools)
SIR2 is an easy to use native audio-plugin to use for high quality reverberation. It's available for the plugin formats VST and AudioUnit. It offers zero-latency processing with low CPU-consumption and non-destructive audio processing of impulse responses. SIR2 includes high definition impulse responses (HDIR) of real places produced by Pinguin, Hamburg. You can also use various impulse responses from free or commercial sources.
- Reverberate (LiquidSonics)
Reverberate 2 introduces Fusion-IR, an innovative approach to convolution reverb creating a lively, organic reverberation that is impossible to achieve with traditional static convolution. By using a modulated mix of two separately controllable true stereo or Fusion-IRs incredibly musical and convincing reverbs are possible far surpassing traditional convolution plugins.
- Altiverb 7 (Audio Ease)
Altiverb 7 is the industry standard convolution reverb plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows. It features top quality samples of real spaces to create reverb, ranging from Sydney Opera House to the cockpit of a Jumbo Jet. Altiverb 7 is efficient on the cpu, offers many parameters to tweak the reverb, it is total recall automatable, and it has 64 bit support. Every month Altiverb 7 users receive new impulse responses for free.
- IR1 Convolution Reverb (Waves)
Wembley Arena. Grand Ole Opry. Sydney Opera House. CBGB’s. Birdland. Want to record in the world’s greatest venues? Now you can. IR1 puts the meticulously captured sound of these and many other renowned spaces in your hands. It lets you capture the sonic characteristics of your favorite rooms and hardware, and shape the reverbs with pinpoint precision. Everybody wants to play the big rooms. With the IR1, you’re there.