Exponential Audio – NIMBUS & R4 Reverb Plugins Review with Lij Shaw

Exponential Audio - NIMBUS & R4 Reverb Plugins Review with Lij Shaw

Exponential Audio makes some of the best reverb plugins that you can find for any DAW. These are definitely the best and most flexible digital reverbs I have heard.

The designer, Michael Carnes, brings 30 years of digital reverb design and knowledge to create a complete line of plugins. These reverbs are useful whether you are mixing on a laptop or in multi channel surround for a feature film. They are very realistic and musical reverbs, and the closest thing to my real plate reverb in a DAW.

In this video I take you on a quick tour of the NIMBUS and R4 reverb plugins.

These reverbs are expansive and flexible. You can easily get a killer room sound for your drums or a full rich plate, chamber, or hall for your vocals. The music in this video is the song "The Girl Sleeps As If..." from my band Three Fried Men for Poetry Scores productions. http://poetryscores.blogspot.com/

Cheers!Lij

Go check it out at: https://www.exponentialaudio.com/

From the Exponential Audio website:

Exponential Audio makes world-class plugins for demanding audio professionals. Our plugins are used by some of the biggest names in audio production and can be heard on award winning music, TV and movies. Our stereo and surround reverbs and effects plugins are some of the best around. We support all major DAWs including Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Studio One--in fact anything that uses AAX, AU, VST or VST3. Visit the product pages to learn more about the products Exponential Audio makes for you. Then download plug-in demos and try them for yourself.

NIMBUS: the powerful new reverb unit from Exponential Audio.

While many companies were making convolution reverbs with photorealistic graphics requiring loads of DSP, Exponential’s Michael Carnes was swimming in the other direction with his designs.

That disruptive approach has paid off, with Exponential Audio now regarded as one of the leading effects companies for professionals in music, post-production and games design. Our plug-ins are used on Grammy-winning albums, and top movies that take you to galaxies far-far away or deep into Middle Earth.

Meet NIMBUS, a new and improved reverb unit based on the familiar PhoenixVerb but offering better sound, greater flexibility and new capabilities:

Better sounding: NIMBUS is based on the core of the hugely popular PhoenixVerb, but we’ve combined honest user feedback with a fertile creative imagination to make it sound even better.

No CPU hog: NIMBUS is a native plug-in, requiring no special hardware and offering even more flexibility while continuing to work with its now-famous minimal load on your computer.

Easy to use: We know that workflow matters to our users. While NIMBUS is brand new, existing users will find it reassuringly familiar, and new users will find their way around in a matter of minutes.

Plugging all the gaps

There were always elements - like overdrive - that NIMBUS creator Michael Carnes felt would be helpful in 'warming up' a reverb. He also saw a need to dynamically lower reverb levels in louder parts of a mix: with dynamic tail suppression NIMBUS now has this covered.

Users have long asked for tempo-controllable pre-delay: NIMBUS now has this implemented.

Over 1200 presets and handy new tool-tips: NIMBUS has everything under control to get you started.

Meet R4: reverb royalty from Exponential Audio.

Every generation of engineers and producers has iconic pieces of studio equipment; they act like markers along the path of recording history. Many top engineers will talk about reverbs in the same way, they will speak of the first time they heard some of the classic hardware reverb units which have created a dynasty over the past few decades. Some of these units have Michael Carnes' fingerprints on them, and his new creation R4 is the next reverb in this royal lineage. R4 offers all the class of historic hardware reverb units but with many new features only possible with modern plug-in development technology. R4 is pure class and for this reason, is destined to become a classic.

No CPU hog: R4 is a native plug-in, requiring no special hardware and offering even more flexibility while continuing to work with its now-famous minimal load on your computer.

Easy to use: We know that workflow matters to our users. While R4 is brand new, existing users will find it reassuringly familiar, and new users will find their way around in a matter of minutes.

Plugging all the gaps

There were always elements - like overdrive - that NIMBUS creator Michael Carnes felt would be helpful in 'warming up' a reverb. He also saw a need to dynamically lower reverb levels in louder parts of a mix: with dynamic tail suppression R4 and NIMBUS now have this covered.

Users have long asked for tempo-controllable pre-delay: R4 now has this implemented.

Over 1200 presets and handy new tool-tips: R4 has everything under control to get you started.


What’s new?

R4 features at a glance:

  • A character reverb that outdoes all the classics
  • A new hall algorithm, as well as updated versions of the R2 algorithms
  • Warp section with compressor/expander and overdrive
  • Modulated EQ
  • Pre-delay and reverb delay now adjustable by tempo
  • Tail suppression circuit for more dynamic response
  • Gated reverb effects
  • Over 1200 presets
  • Helpful tool-tips to guide new users.

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