PEAVEY INTâ€™L. HEADQUARTERS â€” Readers of Guitar Player magazine voted ReValverâ„¢ Mk III amplifier-modeling software as the Best Home Studio Gear of 2009 in its annual Readersâ€™ Choice Awards.
Developed by veteran tube-amp maker Peavey Electronics, ReValver Mk III is a revolutionary 64-bit amplifier modeling software that captures the true characteristics of vacuum tubes while allowing users unprecedented control over their tonality and gain structures.
“ReValverâ€™s amp models might be the ones that make you leave the real thing at home, wrote Michael Ross in the June 2008 issue of Guitar Player. “At times, I forgot I was playing through software.â€? In his EQ magazine critique, he added, “In terms of sounding and feeling like a real amp, ReValver is easily the best software Iâ€™ve tried. I will stack ReValver against any other software, and more than a few boutique amps.”
ReValver Mk III models 15 of the worldâ€™s most popular guitar amplifiers, including several Peavey amps, through an exclusive algorithm that analyzes the interactions of the components at the circuit level, based on the ampsâ€™ original schematics. By controlling these amplifier models from the component level, ReValver is able to model every nuance with amazing accuracy, allowing serious players to design their ultimate custom amps and speaker systems.
As advanced as ReValverâ€™s modeling algorithms are, operating the models can be as simple or in-depth as the user desires. The software GUI is instantly familiar and easy to use, with a drag-and-drop interface where users can add and subtract individual components and devices such as amplifiers, preamps, power amps, stomp boxes and effects.
Unlocking ReValverâ€™s groundbreaking customization tools is also easy. By right-clicking on an amp model, users can â€œgo insideâ€? and adjust the ampâ€™s tones and components on the Tweak Module GUI. This allows users to change, add or subtract tubes on all amplifier models, and then calibrate even the voltage parameters of those tubes. In all, users can program more than 15 elements and functions on each tube stage, with as many as 17 different preamp and power tube types to choose from.
ReValver Mk III also features a robust stomp-box and effects section including various types of chorus, distortion, wah, tremolo, compression, limiter, delay, octaver and much more. A new FFT-based convolution reverb allows for very complex and smooth reverbs, including sampled spring reverb, and allows users to import their own .WAV samples. Models of Peavey 6505Â®, JSXÂ®, ClassicÂ®, ValveKingÂ® and Triple XXXÂ® guitar amps are available in ReValver in software format.
Peavey ReValver recently won a Premier Gear Award from Premier Guitar magazine and Platinum and Value Awards from Future Music magazine. At the recent Winter 2009 NAMM trade show, Peavey announced a forthcoming RTAS-compatible version of the software. ReValver MKIII owners will be able to download the new RTAS-compatible version free at Peavey.com in Q2 2009.
Founded in 1965, PeaveyÂ® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and produces more than 2,000 products, which are distributed throughout the United States and to 136 other countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrixÂ®, Architectural AcousticsÂ®, PVDJÂ®, Crest AudioÂ® and Trace ElliotÂ® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in more than 5,000 airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.