Eventide’s MangledVerb plugin is ready to put your sounds through the wringer

What happens when a good reverb goes bad? Eventide thinks that the answer is MangledVerb, the latest plugin in its H9 plugin series. This comes straight out of the H9 Harmonizer and combines reverb and distortion to supposedly sonically-nefarious effect.

The MangledVerb signal chain starts with a pre-delay, which feeds into a stereo reverb followed by a complex distortion effect. You can expect it to produce lush reverbs, filthy distorted leads and all kinds of other chaos.

Another notable feature is the Ribbon control, which enables you to program two settings for any combination of the controls and seamlessly transition between them. This has lots of potential applications in live situations. The HotSwitch, meanwhile, enables you to jump to an alternate setting at the push of a button.

MangledVerb is available now from the Eventide website for the introductory price of $49, rising to $79 next month. It runs on PC and Mac as a VST/AU/AAX plugin.

Eventide MangledVerb features

  • Create out-of-this-world soundscapes by increasing the Size and Overdrive.
  • Use it as Mono-In/Mono-Out, Mono-In/Stereo-Out or Stereo-In/Stereo-Out for ultimate flexibility.
  • Smoothly move from Softclip distortion to Overdrive for ripping transitions.
  • Use the Wobble control to create spooky detuning effects.
  • Use The Ribbon control to easily manipulate multiple parameters in a live situation.
  • Program the HotSwitch to instantly change multiple parameters at once.
  • Optimized for live use with MIDI control of The Ribbon and Tap Tempo for quick meta-control on the fly. 
  • Use Mix Lock to scroll through presets while keeping the wet-dry mix constant.
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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