Sometimes, all you need is one really good reverb with editable parameters. TC Electronic has done some really lovely reverb work, and they’re currently giving away one of their plug-ins, for three days only. Registration is required, if you’re opposed to such things, but beyond that, there are no strings attached. (Yes, there’s a mailing list, too, so you have to unsubscribe if you don’t want it. Why not put an opt-out on the registration page, TC?)
The plug-in is free through Wednesday, and then costs US$79 after that.
What you get from the M30:
- VST, AU compatibility on Windows and Mac
- Hall algorithm (no Room or Plate, though – for that, you need the M40 which ships with TC’s audio interfaces)
- Editable parameters for pre-delay, decay, “hi color,” and the requisite wet/dry mix
It’s nothing revolutionary, but I’m always game for a nice Hall algorithm. Interestingly, TC has worked out a way to port their native DSP code from hardware to computer-native code using something they call AlgoFlex. (Out of context, that sounds like some modern-looking lamp at Design Within Reach, or maybe that’s just me.)