Any product that touts itself as “incredibly good bad reverb” is okay in my book. I am basically a reverb lover and believe that the more sonic options you have, the more creative you can be with your work. Megaverb fits that bill perfectly, offering a quirky-cool 1980s reverb emulation with a few twists.
It’s easy to use, with minimal controls, but it lets you get some truly special results. You can set reverb decay times up to 25 seconds, pre-delays up to 500 ms, musical note-synced delays and pre-delays, and four Modes describing the basic reverb character—A: Quick, Resonant B: Weird, Nonlinear C: Smooth, Big D: Even Bigger. The Filter section lets you shape the reverb effect, and the Lo-Fi section brings in the “lack of digital resolution and Lo-Fi digital converters.”
Megaverb uses these modeled characteristics and splits them into digital and analog controls that can be dialed in separately. Analog controls the amount of analog clipping applied to the reverb, and Digital introduces the amount of digital degradation. There’s also a Gate available with syncable times and access to Gating and Ducking controls, where you can tweak the Gate Time, Gate Attack Time and Gate Release Time using the Gate Mode. There are other functions available in Megaverb as well. Overall I have found it to be an incredibly useful tool to achieve unique reverb effects. It’s cool on snares, guitars, synths, pads and even entire drum loops.
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