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arrowReleased: 1997  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 8.8/10arrow User reviews: (4)
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Fat Elvis writes:
This is not another multi FX, it's purely a reverb processor with 100 presets and 100 user memories.Reverbs are split into 4 banks of 25 defined by the category Hall, Room, Plate or Special.Some are straight reverbs while others may be combined with another effect like flanging for a bit of added colour.

Good Points
The beauty of this unit is it's ease of use. Each program has four main parameters (Predelay, Reverb Time, Hi Ratio and ER Level) with corresponding values displayed on the main screen. Each of these parameters has it's own dedicated front panel knob, so that any editing tweaks are simple to make and extremely quick. It has to be the easiest to use editable reverb unit ever. If you do wish to get a little deeper into the editing there are up to another 8 parameters hidden away in the utility menu, but this will probably be rarely used as the 100 programs cover most eventualities anyway. The reverbs all sound smooth and natural with none of that metallic ring found on older Yamaha units, and there is loads of variety available from realistic simulations of real spaces like halls, tiled rooms, garages and tunnels through a comprehensive selection of plate sounds to specialised 'verbs for off the wall effects. This is not an expensive unit by any means, so if you use reverb all the time, a dedicated unit like this makes a lot more sense than buying a multi FX unit with loads of sounds you may never use.

 Yamaha REV 500 Specifications:

Digital IOs:

Analog IOs:
stereo in/stereo out, XLR's and 1/4"jacks
Midi IOs:
in, out.
Other IOs:
footswitch socket

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