u-he has announced that its upcoming Twangström flexible spring reverb effect plugin is now available in a public beta.

u he Twangstrom

It features shakeable springs and 3 different reverberation tanks inspired by the most used ones built in the guitar and instrument amps that made rock ‘n roll.

If you’re familiar with Bazille you might already have come across its built-in spring unit. We took that one, and modelled two more reverb tanks, paired it with drive section, filter stage, envelope, and mod matrix.

In Twangström, tanks are based on ‘physical modelling’. As opposed to plug-ins using impulse responses (IRs) of actual devices but being limited in expression and manipulation, our approach mimics the actual physics of mechanical reverberation. Thus we’re not reproducing sonic results, we’re actually simulating their origin. And it’s all controllable in realtime, on a per-sample-basis. Which boils down to quite some power at your fingertips.

Twangström comes with a drive and tone stage for heating-up and coloring the sound. The multi-mode filter has variable type blend, stereo offset, and a pre- or post-tank routing option.

The four-flavors envelope stage can pick up the signal from either input, output or external sidechain. It also includes an LFO module and modulation matrix.

The public beta of Twangström (rev 8088) is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux from the u-he forum.

During the beta period you can purchase Twangström for 49 EUR. The plugin is scheduled for release on January 8th (noon CET), at which point it will cost 69 EUR.

More information: u-he