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RP-Verb2’s headline new feature is the Reverser, with which the Reverb section or final output is captured and played back in reverse, and mixed with the regular forward reverb signal.
Activating the Reverser initiates constant recording of the reverb to a buffer of user-definable length (hostsynced or up to 16 seconds). When the buffer is filled, the reverb is immediately played back in reverse.
You can set a threshold for the reverb signal to reach before recording is triggered, determine a ‘pause’ time period between triggers with the Hold knob, and delay the record start point in relation to the trigger point by up to 4s with the Offset knob. Smoothing over of the start and end points is done by adjusting the Attack and Decay knobs, while the Mix knob balances forward and reversed signals.
The length-adjustable display clearly shows not only the waveform of the reversed reverb but also the progress of recording and playback, and the Hold time. This really helps you to get a handle on the time-bending nature of the process.
The Reverser is a sublime addition, and the ability to mix forward and reverse reverbs is awesome, opening up all manner of unusual textural and rhythmic effects.
Mix forward and backwards reverb in real time with the Reverser