For many years, reverb was arguably software’s weak spot, with the average plug-in effort being a cold, metallic cousin to its rich, lush hardware relations.
You could say that space really was the final frontier for plug-in developers, but it’s one that they’ve well and truly conquered in recent times because there are now scores of excellent reverb plug-ins to choose from.
Not so long ago, convolution reverb was all the rage - this essentially uses samples of real spaces or other reverb devices, as opposed to simulating a space mathematically, which is what algorithmic reverbs do.
But algorithmic reverb has fought back hard, proving that both approaches can offer stunning results.
In this round-up we’re looking at some of our favourite algorithmic reverb plug-ins. Make room…