For a time, convolution reverbs were all the rage, narrowing the gap between the hardware reverbs (and real spaces we desired) and their sometimes inadequate software equivalents. Thankfully, the last few years have seen algorithmic reverb plugins seriously up their game.
Softube's TSAR-1 takes its sonic inspiration from a number of classic reverbs - however, it's a bang up-to-date 'true stereo' design using an algorithm that's all its own.
As expected, there is a 'signature' to the sound, and we have to say it's a very pleasing one. TSAR-1 delivers everything from a wonderful medium-sized performance space (Jazz Club), to tracking rooms (Studio A and B) as well as equipment-influenced AMS Ambience and some Lexicon 224-style presets.
In the mix, TSAR-1 produces an excellent, rich sound that meshes very well with the source material, and the CPU hit is minimal. As such, it's a solid buy if you're in the market for a serious algorithmic reverb.45 Stars