When it comes to reverb, it’s all about the sound quality. Verberate is an algorithmic reverb plug-in that simulates real acoustical surroundings with exceptional realism. The first Verberate version already raised the bar. Version 2 introduces the Vivid Hall algorithm that adds time variance to avoid the stiffness that plagues convolution based reverbs while preserving the natural high density reverb tails of Verberate 1.
Real acoustical surroundings will have slight variations due to air currents, moving performers or movements in the audience. While these variations may seem subtle, the effect towards the end of the reverb tail is significant, since the sound is reflected a large number of times before the reverb tail fades out. The new Vivid Hall algorithm models these random variations without artifacts like chorus effects or pitch changes, and is therefore capable of simulating reverberation of real halls with a higher degree of realism.
Another new feature is the ability to better simulate mechanical plate reverbs. High frequencies travel faster in metal plates than low frequencies, and this effect is called frequency dispersion. Verberate 2 now has a Dispersion parameter which allows for highly realistic plate reverb simulations when combined with the decay editor to simulate the longer high frequency decay of plate reverbs. A new Swirl parameter makes it possibly to simulate the feedback modulation effect found in many vintage digital reverb units.
Verberate has me STUNNED. It stands alone at what it does. If “natural” was your goal, you’ve certainly achieved it. This may be one of the smoothest-decaying reverbs I’ve ever heard. Extremely well done. Thanks for such an incredible tool — keep up the great work!Jim Daneker, award-winning and Billboard-charting composer & producer
Reverb plug-ins have come a long way over the years, but one that really stands out is Acon Digital’s Verberate 2. What makes it different is its transparent, natural and prodigious sonic quality. Extremely realistic. The tails are clear and pure without any artifacts or degradation. The early reflections are stunning. Definitely a go-to plug-in in everyone of my mixes.Dean Landon, Warner Bros
When you solo the reverb tails there is a complexity to the sound that brings to mind both richness and smooth … and natural.SoundBytes Magazine | May 2019
The 15 early reflection patterns offered are algorithmic, calculated in real time and applied using convolution. A dense and resonance free late reverb tail follows the early reflections, resulting in extremely convincing room simulations with impressive depth combined with the flexibility algorithmic reverbs are known for. A large catalog of beautiful factory presets is delivered with Verberate 2 and a clear and to-the-point graphical user interface simplifies the search for a specific reverb quality.
Acon Digital Verberate 2 is available as VST, VST3 or AAX for both Windows and Mac or as AU plug-ins for Mac. There are 32 and 64 bit versions for Windows. The Mac version is 64 bit and runs natively on both ARM (such as Apple M1) and Intel processors. Acon Digital Verberate 2 supports mono and stereo audio formats. If you need a reverb that works with surround and immersive formats, please see Verberate Immersive 2.
Verberate 2 was nominated for the NAMM TEC Awards 2020 in the category Signal Processing Software (Effects).
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