Veteran DSP wizards Eventide have rebirthed yet more of their legendary hardware-based reverb algorithms in software form. This time round, it’s the turn of the SP2016, the first programmable effects unit, as heard on records by Adele, Talking Heads, Eminem and many others.
SP2016 Reverb (Mac/PC, VST/AU/AAX) emulates the original box’s Room, Stereo Room and Hi-Density Plate algorithms, each in two modes: Vintage and Modern, the first totally authentic (“all the way down to the bit-depth”), the second “brighter, more diffuse and [using] a higher bit-depth”. It’s said to accurately capture “every aspect of the sound of a real environment – from the complex early reflections, to the natural way in which the echo density increases with time, to the smooth Gaussian decay of the reverb tail”. It costs $249.