This is a new public beta including our new Spring Reverb, which is one element of a bigger revision of the reverb effects! We are preparing a whole bunch of new reverb effects and the flexibilization of the REV Module. At the end of this process reverb effects will be available in all Modules and all effect types will be available for selection in the REV Module.
And here some explanations:
Spring Reverb Preview
The Spring Reverb is inspired by the most sought-after spring reverb for guitarists: the Fender (TM) Reverb Tank from 1963. There are two prominent characteristics that define this legendary reverb sound: one is the lack of low frequencies - this was due to a steep lowcut filter used in the original design to avoid acoustic feedback between the speaker and the reverb tank, that were both housed in the same combo amplifier. The other is the haunting sound quality that resembles water dripping in a cave. We have gone to great lengths to faithfully recreate this effect, for which we have provided a dedicated intensity parameter called “Dripstone”.
Vintage combo amps do not feature a preamp distortion, meaning that the power amp needs to be clipped to achieve a gritty sound. Due to the placement of the reverb tank before the power amp, its output will be distorted along with the dry guitar. To authentically recreate this effect in the PROFILER, you should place the Spring Reverb before the Amplifier. However, if you place the Spring Reverb after the Amplifier, you can then enjoy it in stereo.
☞ Please find the effect type "Spring Reverb" at the end of the list of effect types - turn the TYPE knob in any of the Modules between A and DLY. Spring Reverb is not available in the REV Module yet!
☞ We suggest you start with the new preset “REV Spring Fan” - turn the BROWSE knob to select it, and then play with the parameters.
Here is a description of the new parameters introduced with Spring Reverb:
Determines how fast the reverb decays. In a way, the Decay Time sets the size of the room, as small rooms decay more quickly, and large rooms more slowly.
Decay Time is analogous to the Feedback parameter of the delay effects. It is measured in seconds (s) and reflects the time the reverb will take to decay by 60dB - well below the hearing threshold.
Controls the intensity of the “Dripstone” sound.
Varies the size of the springs and, consequently, the density of the “Dripstone” sound.
Controls the high frequency degradation over time. The further you turn to the left, the more high frequency content is lost as the reverb decays.
Controls the low frequency degradation over time. The further you turn to the right, the more low frequency content is lost as the reverb decays
The Spring Reverb is originally processed by a strong lowcut filter. By moving Spectral Balance away from the (default) middle setting you can balance the sound of the wet reverb signal more towards low or high frequencies.