July 18, 2024

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The VREV-305 is modeled from the Master Room XL-305 which was released in the 1970s as a totally new design approach in reverberation technology

DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) plugin and audio DSP (Digital Signal Processing) developer Fuse Audio Labs is proud to announce availability of its VREV-305 plugin — purposed from an iconic and rare Seventies-vintage spring chamber reverb system, set around a tank comprising no fewer than 12 individual springs with equally tempered timings following a logarithmic progression very similar to the musical scale to produce unique reverberation textures that can be shaped with a compact yet powerful tweaking matrix — as of September 23…


The spring chamber of the VREV-305 plugin produces a harmonic series of reflection patterns that result in lush and dense reverb tails, but without the twangy artifacts typical of springs. Saying that, the plate-like ambience can be adapted to individual signals with a simple yet very musical and interactive EQ section. Also, the plugin permanently removes the fixed decay time limitation imposed by the hardware from which it is purposed.

But better still, VREV-305 also offers separate PREDELAY parameters per channel, as well as switchable stereo summing options — both before and after the spring system. Since it does not need tons of complex controls to do its thing, this reverb plugin lets users create many interesting tails in next to no time — always adjustable in intensity with the onboard MIX controls.

Clearly, its flexibility makes VREV-305 a favorable choice for many sources. Indeed, it is especially well suited to working with drums, guitars, and vocals, and its 12-spring topology produces interesting-sounding alternatives to the default reverbs used on most productions. Put it this way: users who appreciate springs and plates while looking for fresh and easily tunable reverb textures are likely to find a match made in musical heaven with this plugin.

What is a spring reverb?
Spring reverbs, introduced by Bell Labs, use a set of physical springs mounted horizontally inside an enclosure. They work similarly to plate reverb, with a transducer and pickup placed at either end of the spring. A signal is fed into the springs, the springs vibrate, the resulting sound is fed into an electronic circuit for manipulation. They were popular in the 1960s, and were first used by the Hammond company to add reverb to Hammond organs. They became popular with guitarists, including surf musicians such as Dick Dale, as they could easily be built into guitar amplifiers. They were also used by dub reggae musicians such as King Tubby. Laurens Hammond was granted a patent on a spring-based mechanical reverberation system in 1939.

Positioning it this way, Fuse Audio Labs CEO Reimund Dratwa says, “The 305 is a super-inspiring mechanical masterpiece, so it felt only natural to put huge effort into getting its complex and unique signature sound just right for this plugin while offering some really useful DAW add-ons to the original concept.”

Where to buy:

VREV-305 is available at an attractive 50%-discounted introductory promo price of only $29.00 USD until October 23, 2022 — rising thereafter to its regular price of $59.00 USD — directly from its dedicated webpage, which includes more in-depth information, HERE

Note that 14-day trial versions of all Fuse Audio Labs plugins without any restrictions are also available to download for free from HERE

Get a feel for VREV-305 while watching Fuse Audio Labs’ lovingly-produced presentation video here: https://youtu.be/imaAib1aBsw

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