Category: Time-Based Effects

Convolution Reverb

Convolution reverb is a process that is used to mimic the reverberation of a physical or a virtual space. When used in audio signal processing, convolution reverb uses several software profiles that are capable of recreating a particular audio environment. Convolution reverb can recreate a realistic simulation of any acoustic space.  A little bit of…
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Delay Effects

Delay is an artificially created phenomenon that mimics a natural echo effect. An audio effects device records an input signal into an audio storage vehicle and plays it back after a certain time period. Nowadays, the delay is one of the most powerful music production tools. A little bit of history. Around 1940, people began…
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Chamber Reverb

A chamber reverb is a small device with a very reflective surface and squared angles. Chambers have a lot of color and texture, so they sound great on all sorts of sources. Anything that needs a distinct energy boost or extra texture can benefit from chamber reverbs.  Echo chambers have been an essential part of the…
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Hall Reverb

A reverb processor is a device that uses a customizable algorithm to turn a source sound into a reverberant version of that specific sound. Sound engineers usually set up basic configurations that mimic typical reverbs. It’s worth mentioning that reverb involves a wide variety of echoes that are caused by sounds bouncing off of solid surfaces and…
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Plate Reverb

Plate reverb is a type of audio processor that offers a sonic complexity. The plate reverb involves a large metal plate that vibrates in a two-dimensional way; it goes down the length and across the width of a steel sheet. An audio signal feeds the driver which is directly connected to the plate. When this…
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Room Reverb

A room reverb is a device that uses a customizable algorithm to turn a source sound into a reverberant version of that specific sound. A room reverb is designed to mimic the natural sound of a small acoustic space, which translates into a faster sound and decay.  It’s worth mentioning that small spaces are the…
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Spring Reverb

A spring reverb is an electromechanical device that uses a system of transducers and steel springs to mimic reflections. The reverb effect denotes a collection of delayed sound repetitions. The first spring reverb device was created and patented by Bell Labs Company because they wanted to mimic the delays occurring over long telephone lines. Spring…
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Tape Delay

Tape delay is one of the oldest effects within the music universe. This effect it gives a unique sense of warmness and character to any given sound. Hence, it became a widely used and iconic effect.  The first time the term echo appeared was around 1950 when electronic devices became popular in recording studios. Producers…
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Analog Delay

An analog delay is an electronic device that temporarily stores an audio signal in order to create a time delay. This device is capable of transforming each sample to an average voltage value.  An analog delay typically relays on a bucket-brigade device (BBD) chip that sends the analog signal through a series of capacitors, so…
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Grain Delay

Grain delay is a process that samples incoming audio in very small pieces known as grains. Each grain is released after a specific delay that is measured in sync to tempo or milliseconds. The grain size can be controlled by the user.  A little bit of history. The grain delay effect dates back to 1946,…
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