CSR offers a reverb solution for virtually any computer-based musician. VST, RTAS, and Audio Units formats are included for Mac and PC, allowing CSR to work as a plug-in with popular virtual studio environments such as: Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Sonar, Ableton Live, and more. Individual CSR modules can also be opened from within the T-RackS plug-in shell, which allows for complex effect chaining.
The Models: Classik Studio Reverb is a collection of four separate reverb plug-ins:
Plate reverbs were invented in the late 1950s, and their distinctive sound quickly became a staple of the pop music world. Plate reverb sounds are still widely used today, mostly through digital emulations. The Plate module in CSR is extremely accurate sonically. The original plate units consisted of a large metal sheet, suspended from a heavy steel frame, with a small transducer (like a small speaker) transmitting the sound energy onto the plate. A pickup (or two if stereo) was used to capture the sound, and the whole unit was generally in a box about 4 x 8 feet in size. When originally designed, plate reverbs were considerably smaller than their predecessor, the echo chamber.
Room reverb is often used to create the ambience of a small-to-medium-sized room. This type of reverb is effective on any instrument when you want to add the illusion of recording it with room ambience. This might seem like a simple thing, but in reality, close-miked instruments are often lacking in room sound. Adding a little bit of room reverb can make the instrument sit better in the mix and give the illusion that the sound came from a nice-sounding room, even if it was recorded in a small boxy closet!
Hall reverb is a simulation of a large acoustic hall. This type of effect has been widely used to create large ambient spaces. Digital reverbs made this sound popular, simply because it was not until the introduction of digital technology that such complex artificial reverbs were possible, unless you had the keys to your local cathedral or concert hall.
Reverse reverbs were popularized in the 1980s. This type of reverb can be heard on many rock snare drums from this time period. A Reverse reverb applies an envelope (with slow attack and fast decay) to the early reflections. The main parameter that affects the sound of this reverb is time. Time can be adjusted for the buildup and cutoff of the early reflections. This affects the sound as if it was being reversed in the reverberation, but in actuality it is simply an envelope effect.
Reverse reverb is often used on drums and percussion. It’s also useful with vocals or any sound that needs an unnatural but interesting ambience. Try combining it with another reverb effect to create a complex moving ambience around the sound.
Each unit has a unique sound and very distinctive characteristics for the highest level of "tweakness" and aural satisfaction fulfillment.