PreSonus has announced the release of the Convology Vintage Reverbs Add-ons library for Studio One 3, the latest in a series of Add-on products that enhance PreSonus’ popular DAW.
Formatted to work with Studio One 3 Professional’s Open AIR convolution reverb, these 36 reverb effects have been meticulously modeled from many hard-to-find plate reverbs, spring reverbs, and digital reverb processors. The Vintage Reverbs library combines three collections, which are also available individually: Vintage Digital Reverbs, Vintage Plate Reverbs, and Vintage Spring Reverbs. All sounds were sampled at 24-bit, 96 kHz resolution.
The Convology Vintage Digital Reverbs collection conjures the sounds of early 1980s EMT digital reverbs, some of them quite rare. A great deal of audio engineering science went into elements in the EMT 245, such as how far or close together the reflections needed to be in order to emulate different rooms, halls, and so on. The EMT 248 was loaded with presets and adjustable algorithms including Baroque Church, Cathedral, Romanesque Church with numerous size rooms, halls, stairwells, bathrooms, and even a preset called “Tiny Room.” The Convology collection delivers it all.
Convology’s Vintage Plate Reverb collection covers such classics as the Ecoplate, EMT 140 and 240, and Lawson Plate Reverb. The EMT 240 provides a darker sound, while the EMT 140 tends to be warm, replicating the sound of a concert hall—but with a bit of EQ, the 140 can readily replicate a dark, bright, or warm sounding room. You’ll find a wealth of beautiful sounding EMT sounds in this collection, as well as very cool hybrid impulses. The Ecoplate is brighter and a little more metallic sounding—great for bringing certain production elements out in the mix when you need them to cut through. The Lawson Plate tends to be bright, with a bump in the lower mids. Its variety of beautifully sampled, legendary vintage plate reverbs makes this collection a valuable addition to anyone’s convolution library.
The Convology Vintage Spring Reverbs collection brings back the sound of 26 famous spring reverbs, sampled in England, Scotland, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the USA. Many reverbs sampled in this Add-on have been used by major recording artists, including tube spring reverbs used by The Rascals, Van Morrison, and James Brown (“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”). These spring reverbs are absolutely gorgeous, providing the 3D audio quality that many engineers covet. The collection supplies a variety of spring reverbs, including boingy springs suitable for vintage guitar, lead vocal, and organ and lush, warm-sounding springs that can nearly sound like a plate when light tremor and flutter of the spring occurs.
Convology Vintage Digital Reverbs is available for purchase for $29.95 USD, Vintage Plate Reverbs is $34.95 USD, and Vintage Spring Reverbs costs $39.95 USD. All three are bundled for $79.95 USD. Requires Studio One 3 Professional 3.2.2 or higher.