Tape Delay

The History of Tape Delay   The term “echo“ was first mentioned in 1950 when electronic devices came into the recording studios. Back then, producers tried to recreate the acoustic properties of different sound spaces. These devices were referred to as “echo“...

Spring Reverb

Spring Reverb Device   The reverb effect essentially represents a collection of delayed sound repetitions. Bell Labs company invented and patented the original spring reverb device. The reason for its creation was because they wanted to simulate the delays which...

Room Reverb

Room vs Hall   Room reverb, as the name suggests, is closely related to a Hall reverb. They are both designed to simulate the natural sound of acoustic spaces. The main difference between them is that rooms are smaller spaces, which means that sounds travel much...

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...