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Test: EAReverb (VST)



This is a "hearing test" of the
Algorithmic Reverb PlugIn "EAReverb"
from eaReckon
http://www.eareckon.com/index.php

It is available as:
Windows VST, and OSX Audio Units, VST.
64-Bit & 32-Bit

Price: 129.- EUR / Demo available
(89.-EUR until February 15, 2011)

The PlugIn comes with several presets. They all are based on 7 Roomsizes:
XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL
So the Size Selector is surely the most important setting in EAReverb.
You are able to create the "Reverb" with an
"Early Reflection Section" and a
"Late Reverb Section".

How to listen to the demos?

This is more a Room-Builder-PlugIn than a common Reverb.
The "Early Reflection Section" creates the main sound and the "Late Reverb Section" is for enhancing and supporting it.
I produced demos with each Roomsize (from XXS to XXL) for showing how well EAReverb can create spatial rooms without a lot of reverb.
So you will listen to depths - only produced by the "Early Reflection Section" and with different dry/wet ratios.

Roomselection XS

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_halltest_xs.mp3


Roomselection S

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_halltest_s.mp3


Roomselection M

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_halltest_m.mp3

Roomselection L

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_halltest_l.mp3


Roomselection XL

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_halltest_xl.mp3


Roomselection XXL

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_halltest_xxl.mp3

Listen to this short example with Oboe1, Oboe2, Bassoon and Contra Bassoon
(G.F. Handel: Watermusic, Bourée Nr.7).

I tried to play the excerpt in several distances. I always used "Room L" (same test conditions as shown on the right).
But, I added VSL's PowerPanner for making the farther signals (75% and 80%) a bit more mono (50% stereo) for getting a more natural result.

Have fun

Room L, wet = 25%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_bourre_l25.mp3


Room L, wet = 55%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_bourre_l55.mp3


Room L, wet = 75%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_bourre_l75.mp3


Room L, wet = 85%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    eareverb_bourre_l85.mp3


EAReverb comes with some different factory presets. They could be better for showing the real qualities of this Reverb.
EAReverb is not able to produce Reverbs (with long Tails) as TSAR or BREEZE can do it. But it is a specialist for producing spatial depths without a lot of reverb.

Listen to the demos: The depths sound good without the "Late Reverb Section" as well.
As I mentioned above, the "Late-Reverb-Section" doesn't produce nice reverbs as BREEZE or TSAR.

EAReverb seems to use only a little CPU-Power. Bravo!

Because this reverb can produce nice rooms and depths which could be useful for placing orchestra instruments (played with samples) on a virtual stage...

Summary

+ natural sounding depths
+ 7 different rooms

++ depths without reverb
++ CPU- friendly


+ fair price



– Factory Presets: averrage quality and number
– "Late Reverb Section" could be more flexible



Other Reverbs in Test:

TSAR-1 Reverb / BREEZE Reverb / REFLECT Reverb