Here they are, surround reverb plug-ins from Exponential Audio, ready for you to buy and Michael is offering 30% off too.
The algorithms on the surround versions have much more extensive control of early reﬂections. There are multiple patterns and many more ways of distributing those reﬂections. This is especially useful for mixers doing ADR or foley work. The gate in R2 Surround is also more powerful. Finally, there are additional delays and gain controls to allow these reverbs to work in complex multichannel mixes.
The The surround versions will sound very similar to the stereo plug-ins although the additional early reﬂection control means that the surround plug-ins are more ﬂexible.
The Does R2 Surround sound like PhoenixVerb Surround? Although they look alike and are controlled in the same way, they’re different reverbs. PhoenixVerb Surround is very transparent—natural if you want to use that term.
The R2 Surround is more aggressive, with modulation you can hear. Your choice depends on what you want out of a mix.
The PhoenixVerb Surround is ideal for applications where a realistic natural reverberation is needed. It’s perfect for classical music, jazz, acoustic music or percussion with just the right placement.
The R2 Surround was created for mixes where the sound of the reverb is part of the sound of the mix. Reverb tails are alive with character. You’ll notice real (and intentional) artifacts in the tail, which might include pitch modulation. R2 Surround has many of the characteristics of ‘classic’ reverberators! R2 Surround also has a gate, driven by the reverb’s input. Whether for the dramatic effect of a fat reverb that’s suddenly swallowed up, or for gentle ducking, you have power you can explore.
Supported Surround Formats
- Mono (1-in)
- Stereo (1-in, 2-in)
- LCR (1-in, 2-in, 3-in)
- Quad (1-in, 2-in, 4-in)
- LCRS (1-in, 2-in, 4-in)
- 5.0 and 5.1 (1-in, 2-in, 5-in, 6-in)
- 6.0 and 6.1 (1-in, 2-in, 6-in, 7-in)
- 7.0 and 7.1 (1-in, 2-in, 7-in, 8-in)
- SDDS (1-in, 2-in, 7-in, 8-in)