Mutant Reverb: A Powerful Plugin for Precise Control of Reverb Tails
If you are looking for a reverb plugin that can create space and clarity in your mix, you might want to check out Mutant Reverb by W.A. Production. Mutant Reverb is a mono-to-stereo reverb plugin with a built-in ducker, which means you can automatically reduce the volume of the reverb when the original signal is playing, and bring it back up when the signal is silent. This way, you can avoid the common problem of reverb tails masking the clarity of the original sound, resulting in a muddy and undefined mix.
Mutant Reverb has a lush reverb algorithm that can turn a mono source into a stereo reverb signal, and several controls to tune the room and tail character of the reverb effect. You can adjust the time, size, diffusion, pre-delay, high-pass and low-pass filters of the reverb to suit your needs. You can also use the mix dial to set the wet reverb level, and mute the original signal if you want to listen to the ducked reverb effect in solo mode or use the plugin on an effect bus.
The internal ducker section gives you the typical threshold, ratio, attack, hold and release controls to create space in your mix. You can also see how the dry and wet signals are interacting in a waveform graph at the top of the interface, which shows the reverb tails and the ducking in different colours.
Mutant Reverb is perfect for vocals, percussion, synths and many other applications where you need precise control of reverb tails. It is available for Windows and Mac in VST, VST3, AAX and AU formats. You can buy it from W.A. Production's website or from various online retailers for a reasonable price.
If you want to add warmth, character and real-world space to your sounds without compromising clarity and definition, Mutant Reverb is a plugin you should try.
To demonstrate how Mutant Reverb works, let's take a look at a simple example. Suppose we have a vocal track that we want to add some reverb to. We load Mutant Reverb as an insert effect on the vocal track, and set the mix dial to 100% to hear only the wet reverb signal. We also mute the original signal by clicking on the mute button. We can then adjust the time, size, diffusion and filters of the reverb to create the desired ambience. For this example, we set the time to 2 seconds, the size to 50%, the diffusion to 75%, the high-pass filter to 200 Hz and the low-pass filter to 10 kHz.
Now we have a nice reverb effect on the vocal track, but it sounds too loud and washes out the original signal. This is where the internal ducker comes in handy. We can set the threshold and ratio of the ducker to determine how much the reverb volume will be reduced when the original signal is playing. For this example, we set the threshold to -20 dB and the ratio to 4:1. We can also adjust the attack, hold and release of the ducker to fine-tune how fast and smooth the reverb volume will change. For this example, we set the attack to 10 ms, the hold to 0 ms and the release to 100 ms.
Now we can unmute the original signal and set the mix dial to a lower value, such as 30%, to blend in some dry signal with the wet reverb signal. We can also see how the ducker is working in the waveform graph at the top of the interface. The dry signal is shown in blue and the wet reverb signal is shown in green. We can clearly see how the reverb volume is lowered when the dry signal is playing, and raised when the dry signal is silent. This creates space and clarity in the mix, without losing the warmth and character of the reverb effect.
Mutant Reverb is a versatile and powerful plugin that can help you achieve professional sounding reverb effects with ease. Whether you need a subtle or dramatic reverb effect, Mutant Reverb can handle it with its flexible controls and built-in ducker. You can download a free trial version of Mutant Reverb from W.A. Production's website and try it for yourself. 061ffe29dd