Reverse reverbs were popularized in the 1980’s. This type of reverb can be heard on many rock snare drums from this time period. A Reverse reverb applies an envelope (slow attack, fast decay) to the early reflections. The main parameter that affects the sound of this reverb is time. Time can be adjusted for the buildup and cut off of the early reflections. This affects the sound as if it were being reversed in the reverberation, but in actuality it is simply an envelope effect.
This type of reverb has been heavily used on drums and percussion. It is also useful with vocals or any sound that needs an unnatural but interesting ambience. Try combining this reverb with another reverb effect to create a complex moving ambience around the sound.
Each unit has a unique sound and very distinctive characteristics for the highest level of “tweakness” and aural satisfaction fulfillment.
CSR makes applying the perfect reverb extremely easy… and extremely advanced. Each module has two modes: Easy and Advanced. And each mode is amazingly intuitive with the critical parameters and controls beautifully laid out for an immediate great sound. Plus, all knobs and macro controls can be automated through your host’s sequencer allowing you to break with tradition and create all kinds of creative reverb effects.
Easy Mode puts the most commonly used controls on the front panel of the plug-in, making CSR a quick-and-easy solution when a high-quality reverb is needed. You shape the sound using only six parameters: Mix, Diffusion, Reverb Time, Low Frequency Gain, High Frequency Cutoff, and High Frequency Dampening; giving you full control over the main character of the reverb.
If you need more control than is available in Easy Mode, CSR provides Advanced Mode. Here you will find an array of highly developed modeling and shaping controls that are hard to find in any reverb – over 100 parameters per unit to be precise. All parameters, the Modulation Matrix, and Macro Controls, can be adjusted and changed to create the reverb effect that you need, tailored to the very finest detail. The Modulation Matrix is an 8×8 structure; meaning that 8 modulation sources can manipulate 8 destinations. For example, to apply an envelope to your reverb time, you can fine-tune the tail for a specific reverb sound. Or, use an LFO to modulate the reverb image, creating movement in the acoustic space.
Macros: A New Level Of Texture and Innovative Programming Potential
Macro controls can be created allowing complex sweeping changes in Classik Studio Reverb’s effects, changing virtual environments at your command. You can associate up to 8 different CSR controls to a simple Macro slider, therefore making morphing between different reverb settings easier than ever. In both Easy and Advanced Modes, it is always simple to find that perfect sound. A convenient A/B comparison allows you to quickly apply modifications and compare between two reverb settings in a snap.
The “Green” Reverb
Bottom line: CSR saves energy, and we’re talking the CPU kind. While impulse reverbs are popular because of their particular emulation of environment reverberation, they are inherently CPU-intensive and typically lack the particular musical sound and editing possibilities that famous outboard studio digital reverbs have always offered. CSR not only puts less demand on your processor, it’s much more flexible than an impulse-based plug-in. Now you have the ability to manipulate and shape reverbs from a number of angles, giving you performance that mirrors and even rivals high-end