Dear Reality has announced the launch of EXOVERB, a new reverb plugin designed to add three-dimensional depth and width perception to stereo productions, offering 50 true-to-life acoustic scenes that rely on the plugin’s proprietary reverb engine with synthesized spatial multi-IRs.
Incorporating the fundamentals of spatial hearing, EXOVERB is designed to enable enhance control of the spatial distance perception to clean up the stereo mix and leave more space for additional instruments.
The 50 hand-tailored acoustic scenes are provided in four categories (Ambiences, Rooms, Halls, and Plates) that are tuned for modern music production. Each preset is based on multiple synthesized impulse responses (IRs) developed with Dear Reality’s proprietary software and experience in immersive audio.
“Though spatial audio technology offers new perspectives on sound and the listener’s immersion, it is often overlooked that stereo can produce an immersive sound field with realistic depth, too – if done right,” states Achim Fell, co-CEO of Dear Reality, who adds that “with EXOVERB, we unlock this capability by applying the fundamentals of our spatial audio technology to our first pure stereo reverb plugin.”
EXOVERB offers a straightforward user interface where the reverb can be adapted to the individual mix. A triangle pad helps in selecting the right blend of reverb, early reflections, and dry signals by setting the ratio of the early reflections and the late reverb on the x-axis and the level of dry and wet signals on the y-axis. Moreover, EXOVERB provides direct access to commonly used parameters such as Pre-Delay, Size, Decay, and Width without the user having to use sub-menus.
“The perception of auditory events is inseparably linked with their position in space,” explains Felix Lau, product owner at Dear Reality. “The fascination for this relationship between the position of sound in space and how its position is perceived and recreated by the listener’s brain is what has brought me into spatial audio in the first place. With EXOVERB, we are now making this relation in space accessible for stereo productions.”
In addition, EXOVERB provides three separate EQs to help shape early reflections, decay and summed signal. Each three-band EQ includes a low-shelf, a parametric, and a high-shelf filter.
The new EXOVERB plugin is available now in the Dear Reality store. During the introduction phase (until 30 November 2022), the plugin is available for USD 69/EUR 69/GBP 59 (+ local VAT), from 1 December, the price increases to USD 99/EUR 99/GPB 89 (+ local VAT).