reFuse Software has announced Cheeseverb, an analog BBD reverb effect with a lo-fi dark ambience.
The Cheeseverb plug-in is an emulation of a rare beast: the electronic analog reverb. Based around a model of a long out-of-production bucket-brigade (BBD) chip with multiple, specially-spaced output taps, an array of delay signals are combined and recirculated to create a reverb-like signal – without washy diffusion artifacts.
One reason that BBD reverbs never caught on is that affordable digital reverbs came on the market around the same time, and in the ‘80s, that bright splashy sound was in high demand. The Cheeseverb does something different. Being a BBD circuit, it aggressively rolls off higher frequencies to avoid aliasing. The result is dark and rich, and because of the way it pans its various delay taps across the stereo field, it is particularly useful for taking a mono source and giving it some left-right spread.
Cheeseverb will be available August 13th for only $13 USD. From August 14th the price will be $39 USD.
More information: reFuse Software