Minimal Audio's Swarm Reverb is a dual-stage reverb plugin that can do everything from realistic spaces to expansive ambient worlds

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Minimal Audio is a developer known for its unique and creative effects plugins (the Rift distortion is our favourite) and also the Current soft synth and content platform, released late last year. 

Minimal's latest plugin release is Swarm Reverb, a "fun and flexible" reverb plugin capable of producing everything from "expansive ambience" to "pumping spaces and lush creative effects". 

Swarm Reverb is a dual-stage reverb with separate algorithms and controls for both early and late reflections, meaning it can confidently handle the whole spectrum of reverbs from realistic spaces to stratospheric ambient decays.

Both the early and late reflections tabs are equipped with controls for attack, decay, reverb size and damping, in addition to width and diffusion. You're able to blend between both types of reverb with a balance control. 

Swarm is equipped with input filters (high and low-pass) and a diffusion filter for sculpting the frequencies of your reverb tail, alongside controls for tempo-synced predelay and a handy wet/dry mix slider at the bottom of the window to dial in the desired amount of reverb to your signal.

There's also a built-in ducker for that'll carve out space in the reverb tail using the dry signal, along with a modulation section that adjusts time values across both reverb algorithms,with controls for depth and modulation rate. Swarm also has a soft clipper at the output stage for introducing limiting and saturation to the final product. 

Swarm Reverb is available now for Windows and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and is priced at $49.

Find out more on Minimal Audio's website.

Matt Mullen
Tech Editor

I'm the Tech Editor for MusicRadar, working across everything from artist interviews to product news to tech tutorials. I love electronic music and I'm endlessly fascinated by the tools we use to make it. When I'm not behind my laptop keyboard, you'll find me behind a MIDI keyboard, carefully crafting the beginnings of another project that I'll ultimately abandon to the creative graveyard that is my overstuffed hard drive.

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