Toontrack has announced the release of Rooms & Verbs, a new collection of 50 presets for the EZmix 2 mixing tool.
If you ask a group of mix engineers what they would keep if they were forced to strip their rigs down to a minimum, a solid source for ambience would likely be at the top of most people’s lists. Reverb is a key ingredient in any great mix, regardless if it’s an epic ballad or a thunderous metal track. It adds that subtle air, breathing room and has the power to elevate even the most mundane of material. Try it – mute all your ambience sources in a mix and you’ll see. With that in mind, getting real rooms and reverbs takes it to a whole new level.
The Rooms & Verbs EZmix Pack includes 50 settings based on impulse responses (IRs) of real locations, reverb hardware and stomp boxes. The technology of impulse responses means that a pre-recorded, full-frequency sweep or loud one-shot is used and captured again on location. From there, an advanced series of algorithms calculates the difference between the source and the output file. The information left determines the size and characteristics of the room, resulting in a natural reverb. Yes, it may seem tedious and overly complicated – but listen and you’ll understand why.
This collection has anything from church-like halls, dense theaters and loud, concrete-lined shelters to the tight confines of the inside of a car. So, if you need a room, this EZmix Pack has it. Stop imagining – place your instrument in a real environment. Your mix will thank you.
The EZmix pack is available for purchase for 39 EUR.