Plate Reverb

The History of Plate Reverb   Back in 1957 EMT, a pioneering German company invented and build the first plate reverb called EMT 140. This model had very large proportions (8ft * 4ft) and weighed more than a quarter of a ton. These original units were quite large...

Hall Reverb

Discrete Echoes   Reverb actually represents a large number of discrete echoes. They are caused by sound bouncing off of every conceivable solid surface and then mushing together as the thousands of echo’s return to the listener. A reverb processor is a...

Chamber Reverb

Echo Chamber   The first reverb effects created for recordings used real physical space as a natural echo chamber. A loudspeaker would play the sound, and then a microphone would pick it up again, including the effects of reverb. Echo Chambers have been an...

Overdrive

Distortion confusion   ”Overdrive” is a gain-based effect which people often mistake as a distortion effect. It’s pretty hard to draw the line between the two, especially when it comes to guitar effect pedals. One of the simplest ways to...