Plugin Alliance have released the Brainworx bx_rooMS reverb plugin. This new plugin is a mid-side reverb and has been designed in conjunction using TrueSpace technology developed by spatialization wizard Thomas Fiedler of Fiedler Audio. As part of the MS toolkit in bx_rooMS there is mid-side parametric filtering, panning and width control of the reverb's stereo field.
What Does TrueSpace Technology Contribute To bx_rooMS?
Unlike conventional algorithmic reverbs, bx_rooMS doesn't rely on a small number of algorithms to create virtual spaces with different sizes. Instead, its embedded TrueSpace technology produces a continuous gradation of algorithms that recreate a virtually infinite number of room sizes and shapes.
Quick Select buttons are there to provide a starting point for the desired type of space and its size. The Room Shape slider adjusts the reverb's spatial dimensions to produce sounds ranging from smooth and natural to metallic and artificial. The Source Distance control moves the dry signal farther into the virtual room, while the Directivity control adjusts how much each side of a stereo input signal is fed into the opposite reverb channel. Modulation controls lend subtle movement to natural ambience or, at extreme settings, can produce dive-bombing reverb and other pitch-shifting effects. Other controls adjust all the fundamental parameters you would need for a reverb plugin, including reverb time, room size, pre-delay, and low- and high-frequency damping. The reverb's bit depth can also be progressively lowered to emulate classic reverbs from yesteryear.
More On Mid-Side And Other Controls
Adding to all this power and flexibility are the mid-side controls that are designed to shape the reverb's soundstage. The Stereo Width control adjusts the soundstage from mono to stereo to super-wide stereo. Brainworx's famous Mono Maker control collapses bass frequencies in the wet signal to the phantom center, adding focus to the reverb's bottom end and clarifying the hard-panned edges of the reverb. The Pan M control can be used to pan the reverb's mid channel to correct a lopsided soundstage or to creatively change the room's virtual geometry—without narrowing the reverb's expansive width. Two bands of Brainworx's parametric mid-side equalizers are also included and they can be used on the discrete mid and side channels to shape the reverb's spectral balance.
The wet signal can be soloed to allow more discerning adjustments of reverb parameters. Clicking the Input Bypass button temporarily mutes the reverb's input, assisting evaluation of the reverb tail as it naturally fades out. The Fix Mix control locks the current wet/dry balance as different presets are loaded for audition. Many controls have dedicated bypasses for making instant, easy comparisons.
To celebrate its release, Plugin Alliance is offering bx_rooMS at the introductory price of $99, which is a 50% discount, until October 31, 2016.
Brainworx plugins, as well as all other Plugin Alliance products, are provided in AAX native, VST and AU formats for Mac OS 10.8 or higher and Windows 7 through 10. All Plugin Alliance products are available as fully functional 14-day demos at Plugin-Alliance.com.