Reverb is one of the most important and colorful tools available to audio and music producers. At Dear Reality, we have now used our decades of spatial audio expertise to build a powerful new reverb plugin.
EXOVERB is an especially natural sounding and enhanced stereo reverb, using our patented and unique processing to give users a broad level of control over the depth and spatiality of sounds.
To give you an impression of EXOVERB's unique sound, we have put together a range of listening demos below.
Women’s voices are generally an octave higher than males, and on average sit between 165 and 255 Hz. (A3-C4) They also tend to have more high frequencies, in the “air” band, from 3kHz and above, particularly a concentration in 10k, and a gentler articulation.
In this example, a soft chamber space has been used. Chambers have a long, resonant decay, typically (though not always) on the darker side of the frequency spectrum. Further, they have a more condensed, tighter sound than larger spaces like halls.
This particular chamber space adds a decent amount of ambiance and depth. It gives the close-sounding, intimate vocals a deeper, wider, and spatialized feeling. Finally, it adds a rich presence to the recordings, with more mystery and decay.
Guitars have a broad dynamic range, and core frequencies in the range of 80-1200 Hz. The fundamental frequencies are generally below 400Hz, with higher, harmonic richness coming in at 400 and above. Many modern producers record guitars directly into their interface, rather than micing an amplifier, creating very dry-sounding recordings which lack ambiance.
Plate reverbs create a specific reverb sound that differs from traditional acoustic spaces. Plates are typically clean and rich, with long, swelling decays. They are a great choice for instruments and work well with guitar.
Plate reverb is a great choice for an electric guitar. Rather than adding too much space or acoustic footprint, the plate helps to create a soft, rich decay that extends the sounds and adds some harmonic interest.
Male vocals are comparatively lower than female’s and typically come in the range of 85 to 155 Hz (A2-C3). They have a rougher articulation and a larger concentration of lower frequencies.
The use of a small room simulation is a great way to add some realness, presence, and ambiance to a recording. It helps to change a dry recording to sound more acoustic and natural.
This EXOVERB preset helps to enhance the male vocal in the example and brings a new level of excitement and realism to the performance.
Drums are one of the broadest instruments in terms of frequency content, ranging anywhere from 20Hz-20kHz. Drums are transient heavy, so enhancing the punch is key. In fact, half of a drum sound is the room they are played in.
In this example, a small drum room, and drum ambiance settings are used. These are tight, but thick spaces that bring out warmth and depth in drum recordings.
Overly dry drum recordings can sound thin and weak. In these examples, you can hear how much interest is added by even a small amount of ambiance. It makes the recordings sound much more lively, thicker, and punchier.
Saxophones are dynamic instruments that create sounds ranging from soft and warm to bright and cutting. They can sound close to a sine wave, or to a harsh sawtooth.
In this example, a warm plate and a small studio response are used. The warm plate adds some richness and extends the decay without imprinting too much acoustic information. The small studio creates the impression of space with a small slap-back and enhances the performance by adding more dynamics and realism.
Words only do this plugin so much justice. Test EXOVERB yourself with the free 14-day trial. You will be instantly able to feel and hear the difference our technology makes compared to traditional reverb plugins!
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