PreSonus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has released the Convology Vintage Reverbs Add-ons library for its Studio One 3 DAW. Convology Vintage Digital Reverbs are available for $29.95 U.S.; Vintage Plate Reverbs for $34.95; and Vintage Spring Reverbs for $39.95—or purchase all three for $79.95 U.S. The Convology Vintage Reverbs Add-on library requires Studio One 3 Professional Version 3.2.2 and is part of a collection of Add-ons that enhance Studio One 3. Studio One 3 customers can browse and purchase Add-ons from within the Studio One Browser.
Formatted to work with Studio One 3 Professional’s Open AIR convolution reverb, these 36 reverb effects have been 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/96kHz resolution.
PreSonus Studio One Open AIR with Convology Vintage Reverb
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 a preset called “Tiny Room.”
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 U.S. 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 said to provide the 3-D audio quality that many engineers covet. The collection supplies a variety of spring reverbs, including boing-y 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.