On May 12, 2005, students at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (Gilbert, Ariz.) came to hear industry veteran and TC Electronic chairman Ed Simeone’s guest lecture on reverberation (pictured).
Using a TC Electronic Reverb 4000, Yamaha PM1D digital console, PM3500 analog console and JBL VerTec line array system for demonstration purposes, Simeone’s presentation covered the history of reverb and anecdotes about using reverb in live applications.
According to Kevin Becka, direction of education at CRAS and Mix’s technical editor, “It’s great to have a guy like Ed Simeone talk to the students. His experience in live sound troubleshooting, engineering and his knowledge of reverb is a killer combination that students lapped up. He brought a PowerPoint presentation that outlined the surprising history of reverb and then gave the students a look inside the TC Electronic Reverb 4000. It was hard getting people to leave at the end of the lecture!”
The Reverb 4000’s feature set includes instant front panel access for live use, 44.1- to 96kHz sample rates and 24-bit processing, 24-bit AES/EBU, Tos-Link, S/PDIF, ADAT and analog I/Os, and the ability to connect via USB to a Mac or PC.