NAMM06: IK Multimedia Ship Studio-Quality Reverb Plug-Ins
A suite of 4 high-quality digital reverbs 19/01/06
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IK Multimedia have announced that CSR, Classik Studio
Reverb will be shipping this month. CSR offers a suite of 4 high-end studio-quality reverb plug-ins
modeled after popular outboard classics.
With the release of CSR, IK claim that everyone can now afford the high quality and superior sound of signature reverbs once only
found in expensive world-class studios.
CSR offers a complete suite of studio quality reverbs with 4 reverb plug-ins. HALL, ROOM, AMBIENCE and INVERSE are designed to emulate the sounds of
acclaimed high-quality outboard reverb units. IK say that with these four classic studio reverb choices, Classik
Studio Reverb offers a superior and trusted sound for any type of mix situation.
IK's press release sings the praises of CSR as follows... A musicality that rivals high-end outboard gear for a sound that sits perfectly in any mix.
CSR is a high-quality, musical reverb processor with a flexibility that was previously only available in
extremely expensive hardware reverb units. Performing with the quality and character that top
engineers have depended on for years in the studio, CSR was designed to get the maximum musicality
and recreate the classic sound to sit perfectly in any mix. Easy to use with advanced editing features make it suitable for any user, from beginner to
pro. With the look and feel of a typical effects rack on the interface, all the necessary controls are laid
out for an immediate great sound. CSR offers two modes: Easy and Advanced, coupled with more than 100 editing parameters:
Operating in Easy Mode simply puts the most important controls on the front panel of the plug-in,
making CSR an easy to use and a quick solution when an instant high-quality sound is needed.
Shape the sound using only 6 parameters: Mix, Diffusion, Reverb Time, Low Frequency Gain, High
Frequency Cutoff, and High Frequency Dampening; giving you full control over the main character of
In Advanced Mode, you will find a huge array of modeling and shaping controls with over 100 reverb
parameters. All of them can be adjusted and changed to create the reverb effect that you need,
tailored to the very finest detail. Offering high-end controls only found in professional outboard gear,
you also have:
A Modulation Matrix with an 8x8 structure; meaning that 8 modulation sources can manipulate 8
destinations. For example, by applying an envelope to your reverb time, you can fine-tune the tail for
a specific reverb sound. Or, use an LFO to modulate the reverb image, creating movement in the
4 customizable Macro controls which allow complex sweeping changes in Classik Studio Reverbâ€™s
effects, transforming complete environments with singular control. You can associate up to 8 different
CSR controls to a simple Macro slider; therefore allowing seamless morphing changes between
different reverb settings.
In both Easy and Advanced Modes, it is always simple to find that perfect sound. A convenient A/B
comparison allows you to quickly apply modifications and compare between two reverb settings in a
snap. Giving you performance that mirrors high-end studio equipment, Classik Studio Reverb is
much more flexible than the current impulse-based technologies in both editing features
and in behavior. While impulse reverbs have gained a lot of popularity because of their particular
emulation of environment reverberation, they are inherently CPU-intensive and typically lack the
particular musical sound and editing possibilities that famous studio digital reverbs have always
offered. CSR is not only less CPU demanding, but also much more flexible in terms of editing features.
Now you have the ability to manipulate and shape reverbs from a number of angles, without
compromising or slowing down your processor speed and functionality.
High-end studio features:
Suite of 4 separate reverb units: Plate, Room, Hall, and Inverse
State of the art DSP based reverb algorithms
2 operational modes: Easy and Advanced
Specific Algorithm-based Parameters list unique to each unit
Over 100 editing parameters overall
Adjustable input and output reverb width
High quality reverb filtering
Highly customizable 8x8 Modulation Matrix per unit
4 assignable Macros per unit
Smooth parameter morphing capabilities
Two internal LFOs per unit
Two internal Envelope generators per unit
Full automation through host sequencer Minimum System Requirements Macintosh 866MHz Power MacintoshÂ® G4, with 512MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, 1024x768
screen thousands of colors.
Windows PentiumÂ® III 1GHz/Athlonâ„¢ XP 1.33GHz with 256MB of RAM, WindowsÂ® XP, 1024x768
screen thousands of colors. Price & Availability
CSR will have an introductory MSRP of $399/Euro329. CSR will be available in the IK dealer/distributor
network worldwide by the end of January 2006. CSR will support all the most popular plug-in platforms
in both WindowsÂ®XP and MacÂ® OSX including VST, RTAS and AU. A TDM version for Pro ToolsÂ®
systems is also under development.