PRESS RELEASE — Graz, Austria – smart:reverb is the latest addition to Sonible’s collection of A.I. powered tools for music production. The intelligent plugin delivers custom-tailored reverb by adjusting its processing to the individual characteristics of the input material. In addition, smart:reverb creates an intuitively navigable reverb matrix that helps users quickly find the right sound. Sonible’s approach of computing reverb based on the source signal rather than working with presets or pre-recorded impulse responses is a completely new way to meet the uniqueness of every creation.
Reverb perfectly matched to the source
Because no two audio tracks are the same, smart:reverb’s processing focuses on the individuality of every signal. With a single click, the plugin quickly analyzes the source material to create every reverb from scratch. By custom-fitting the reverb to the spectral and temporal characteristics of the input signal, typical problems like disturbing resonances or muddy reverb tails are avoided from the very beginning.
Explore characteristics, not presets
Simultaneously, smart:reverb computes a reverb matrix that provides a range of styles for the reverb at hand—each of them tailored to the input signal. Guided by descriptive properties, users can quickly find the style that best suits their creative visions without having to rummage through hundreds of presets.
The best of both worlds: Use A.I. but stay in control
True to Sonible’s maxim – use smart technology but stay in control – smart:reverb is a hybrid plugin that combines the flexibility of a fully parametric reverb with the transparency and sonic integrity of convolution reverbs.
For maximum control, the plugin provides an interactive view of the reverb’s anatomy. A detailed interface makes it easy to manipulate the deep-structure of the reverb by modifying its frequency- and time-dependent decay rate as well as the reverb’s spread and density evolvement over time.
Smart processing for a faster workflow
Sonible’s smart:engine – an A.I.-based, content-aware system designed on the basis of psychoacoustic principles and extensive hands-on mixing experience – powers the inner workings of smart:reverb. Just like smart:comp and smart:EQ 2, this new plugin comes with profiles for different audio sources to prime the processing of the smart:engine to the input signal.
Ralf Baumgartner, co-founder Sonible GmbH:
It’s very easy to get lost when searching for the right reverb. You might know what you want but getting there can be time-consuming and tedious. When we developed smart:reverb, we started with a clean slate to support users in realizing their unique vision. So, we moved away from the idea of rooms, presets, etc. and instead focused on finding the right sound for the material they are actually working with.
smart:reverb – key features
- Custom-tailored reverb in just a few seconds
- Reverb matrix with a wide spectrum of different styles
- Interactive representation of the reverb’s anatomy
- Time- and frequency-dependent adjustment options for maximum decay control
- Time-dependent spread and density control to design the right sound
- Creative features like Infinite and Freeze for layering sounds
- Signal-adaptive controls for reverb width, color and clarity
- Pre-filter EQ to quickly shape the signal
Sonible smart:reverb is available now for €129, with an introductory price of €89 until September 10. Check your account for an additional discount if you own other Sonible products. smart:reverb requires macOS 10.8 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host.