Digital Reverb

In by phoenixgreen

  • Digital reverb appeared in recording studios in the 1980’s
  • Yamaha and Lexicon were the pioneer manufacturers.
  • A signal is input into a computer algorithm which consists of many delays /echos with feedback and filtering which emulate the reverb characteristics of real spaces.
  • The main advantage of digital reverb is that the character of the reverb can be easily changed by adjusting parameters on-screen, or even via MIDI
  • Also the early reflections are more prominent than plate or spring reverbs so they sound more realistic.
  • Digital reverb is very heavy on the CPU, as CPUs got quicker, the realism of the reverb improved
  • In the late 1990’s digital reverbs became software plug-ins in sequencing packages.