Jan 5, 2011

Looking for a high quality in-the-box reverb unit? Bo Boddie has a review on Sonic Scoop of the TSAR-1 Reverb, the latest plugin available from Softube:

“In Softube speak, TSAR stands for True Stereo Algorithmic Reverb. Interestingly, this moniker highlights a return to ground-up coding of reverb algorithms, as opposed to the convolution trend over recent years, which involves sampling impulse responses of specific spaces and/or various pieces of gear.  Not to say that there is anything wrong with the convolution “model,” it works well and sounds good.  However, it is nice to be the beneficiary of a ground-up design that focuses more on new and interesting sounds and less so on the emulation of classic rooms and gear.”

“All this said, the TSAR-1(R) is an awesome contender. It sounds excellent on everything, and has a wide degree of tonal characteristics available with incredible ease of use, with a control set similar to the AMS RMX or Klark-Teknik DN-780.”

The TSAR-1 comes bundled with the TSAR-1R, an easier-to-use companion that features the same algorithms, but has just 3 reverb controls: PreDelay, Time, and Color. The Time slider controls a number of parameters at once, including density, diffusion, early reflections and reverb time – making it simple to dial in a verb quickly. The TSAR package is priced at $329, and is compatible in VST, Audio Units, and RTAS. –Mike Bauer

Link to the SonicScoop.com article.

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