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Eventide Reverb 2016
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Eventide Reverb 2016 Digital Audio Effects Processor

The Eventide Reverb 2016 Digital Audio Effects Processor, every aspect of the original effects has been duplicated including every detail of the user parameters.

Eventide Reverb 2016 Digital Audio Effects Processor Details

The Eventide Reverb 2016 Digital Audio Effects Processor, designed in conjunction with Princeton Digital, recreates the legendary reverb algorithms of Eventide's legendary SP2016: Stereo Room, Room Reverb and High Density Plate. Every aspect of the original effects has been duplicated including every detail of the user parameters. While the algorithms are identical to the originals, the hardware implementation is state-of-the-art, with features that include a high performance 24 bit DSP, 24 bit analog audio I/O, digital I/O and MIDI interface. However, to take advantage of the original algorithms, all audio is digitized (or resampled) to 40kHz.

The Reverb 2016 is built to reverberate: it's not a multi-effects box. It was designed from the perspective that reverb is used nearly always and warrants a dedicated box with an optimal user interface. The Reverb 2016 UI is extremely easy-to-use featuring dedicated controls for each of the effect's parameters. The controls and display are intuitive. The UI is optimized for the studio and for live performance. Up to 99 user presets can be stored.

While recreating the original reverbs is the Reverb 2016's raison d'etre, it also features brand new, enhanced versions of the originals. These "New" reverbs are not a breakthrough: they have the same basic structure of the originals but with more complex early reflections, higher density, and finer control of the parameters. The "New" reverbs represent the natural evolution of the development work that maxed out the array processing power of the SP2016.

The Reverb2016 Algorithms

Creating a reverb algorithm is part art and part science.

The science bit is all about the naturalness of the sound - whether the simulation convincingly conveys the 'feel' of a real room. Some digital reverbs don't have the horsepower to run a sufficiently complex program to achieve 'naturalness.' Without enough processing power the effect will suffer from low echo density or unnatural density growth with time or comb filter effects, etc. As Einstein is alleged to have said "things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." This principle certainly applies to reverb algorithms.

The art of reverb algorithm design begins with simulating a 'room' that actually sounds good. Needless to say, rooms exist in the real world that sound awful. The structure of the reverb algorithm combined with the choices of delay lengths, interconnects, filter placement, early reflections, etc. all contribute to the overall sound. The final element of the art of reverb design is the designer's choice of the ways in which, and the extent to which, the artist/engineer/producer is permitted to modify the effect. What are the parameters and what do they do?

The degrees of freedom available to the designer guaranty that no two (sufficiently complex) reverb algorithms will sound the same. Each will be unique. There are a number of popular digital reverberators for good reason. Each has a distinctive sound, each has a particular set of possibilities. The SP2016 reverbs have attracted a loyal user base because of a particular blend of art and science. They sound natural. They sound distinctive. And, although they allow the user to vary the effect dramatically, the controls can't be set in such a way as to create an unnatural sounding effect - this is a good thing.

The algorithms naturally simulate every aspect of the sound of a real enclosure - from the complex early reflections, to the natural way in which the echo density increases with time, to the smooth Gaussian decay of the reverb tail. A powerful simulation that lends itself to parametric control - a good thing indeed.

Eventide Reverb 2016 Digital Audio Effects Processor Features

  • 6 Reverb effects and a dedicated user interface
  • Recreates 3 Original SP2016 reverb effects
  • Stereo Room
  • Room Reverb
  • High Density Plate
  • 3 NEW enhanced versions of the originals
  • Fast top leve UI (one knob - one job) optimized for studio and live performance
  • Stores up to 99 user defined presets
  • Digital input/output (S/PDIF)
  • Input kill switch, relay bypass switch
  • Dual function footswitch input
  • >98dB dynamic range
  • 24-bit AD/DA conversion
  • MIDI in & out
  • 20 Hz - 2- kHz +/- 1dB
  • Pro levels (+4 dB nominal) and connections (XLR and 1/4" TRS)
  • Balanced/unbalanced input selection via rear panel, push button switch
  • Universal internal power supply - works anywhere in the world!

What The Professionals Are Saying about the Eventide Reverb 2016...

"One of my favorite reverbs." - George Massenburg

"I love the Princeton Reverb!" - Joe Chiccarelli

"The reverb by which we judge all reverbs." - Dave Pensado

"I've used the Eventide SP2016 on hundreds of projects." - Mick Guzauski

"Penetrates guitar music better than just about anything." - Hank Neuberger

Eventide Reverb 2016 Digital Audio Effects Processor Specifications

  • Digital Input/Output
    • Digital Input
      • Digital S/PDIF Input
      • Sample Rate: 44.1kHz - 48kHz (downsampled to 40kHz)
      • Connector: Coaxial, RCA type
      • Digital Input is selected via front panel switch.
    • Digital Output
      • Digital S/PDIF output
      • Sample Rate: 44.1kHz or 48kHz with ext clock
      • Connector: Coaxial, RCA type
      • Digital output is always active at 44.1 kHz when not using digital input
  • Audio Input
    • Connectors
      • 1/4" T/R/S phone jacks (2)
      • XLR 3-wire balanced (2)
    • Impedance
      • +4dB/Bal switch position: 100kOhm
      • -10dB/Unbal switch position: 50K Ohms
    • Levels
      • +4dB/Bal switch position:
        • 2dBu min for full scale
        • +20dBu max
      • -10dB/Unbal switch position:
        • -14dBu min for full scale
        • +8dBu max
  • Audio Output
    • Connectors
      • 1/4" T/R/S phone jacks (2)
      • XLR 3-wire balanced (2)
    • Impedance: 125 Ohms, each side, balanced
    • Levels: +18dBm max, full scale, balanced/unbalanced
  • General Audio
    • Frequency Response
      • Dry 20Hz-20kHz, +/-1dB
      • Wet 20Hz-16kHz, +-1dB
    • Dynamic Range
      • >90dB
      • 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Non A-weighted
    • Sample Rate: 40.0 kHz
    • Conversion: 24 Bits A/D, 24 Bits D/A
    • Environment
      • Operating temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
      • Storage: ?"20° to 170°F (-30 to 75°C)
      • Relative humidity: 95% non-condensing
    • Throughput delay: Less than 2 ms.
    • THD: <=0.05%, 20Hz-20kHz
    • Crosstalk: <=45db below full scale
  • Physical
    • Dimensions
      • Width 19"
      • Depth 6"
      • Height 1.75"
    • Weight: 9.5 pounds

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What We Think

"The Eventide Princeton Digital 2016 Reverb has become a piece that I just really don't ever want to be without. Reverb plug-ins, while incredibly convenient, sometimes lack the depth and breadth exhibited by their hardware counterparts. My experience with the 2016 exemplifies this phenomenon; particularly when using the Analog I/O. By comparison to the classic sense of space one gains in their mixes when using the 2016, plug-in reverbs typically are smashed into the same dimension as the instrumental elements; not around and behind the instruments. Gaining this sense of depth is not a problem in the least when using the Eventide Reverb 2016, making this reverb an indispensable mixing tool."

Alan Moon - Front End Audio

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Average Customer Review 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 | Write a review!

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Character October 8, 2014
Reviewer: Stuart Martin from Leesburg, VA United States  
As a fan of the SP2016, I was curious about the Reverb 2016.  I ended up buying it and keeping it because it provides a character and an analog platform that allows me to use it in ways that aren't reproducible in the digital arena.  While some of the internal hardware is updated, the algorithms and sampling rate (40kHz) are retained from the original SP so that the best way to use this piece is to drive it hard with an analog aux send.  How it distorts and reacts is key for me when trying to develop a "signature sound" for someone's mix that doesn't sound like the next guy's ITB mix.

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