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1 Like all Kilohearts plugins, Reverser’s name leaves little to the imagination: it simply reverses sections of the input signal in real time and mixes the output back in with the dry signal. The Mix control sets the dry/wet balance. 2 The size of the reversed buffer and the delay before it starts playback are set by the Delay Time parameter – that’s the big number at the top. This can be set in milliseconds, from 10ms to 5s, or anywhere from 1/32 to 16 bars when synced. Really short times generate wild, glitchy, almost granular effects. 3 The Crossfade control is used to smooth over the transitions between slices, which can otherwise get quite clicky at short delay times, by fading in the start and end of each one. This is expressed as a percentage of the reversed buffer length.