Tony Visconti Demonstrates Eventide's Tverb

David Bowie's producer shows off the plug-in that recreates the Heroes sound - video      23/05/16

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We brought you a news story several weeks ago about the release of Eventide's Tverb, a plug-in developed with Tony Visconti, and now Eventide has posted a new video where Tony shows you how to get the most out of it.

A spokesperson told us, "In this video, Visconti shows the Tverb plugin applied to vocals and snare drum. Tverb captures the rich ambience of Studio Hansa's Meistersaal concert hall without burdening your DAWs cpu. It features 3 independent reverbs, with the ability for the two far microphones to be convincingly placed anywhere in the hall. The result is a lush, organic and realistic reverb."

Here's Eventide's description of Tverb...

Tverb was developed in collaboration with legendary producer, engineer and musician, Tony Visconti. The plug-in was inspired by the iconic sound of the title track of David Bowie's twelfth studio album, Heroes, recorded in August 1977 in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. With only one track left for lead vocals, Visconti was able to harness the power of Bowie's voice by inventing a stunning recording technique. This technique is the foundation of Tverb.

Visconti set up three microphones in the hall of Berlin's Hansa Studios, the first for Bowie to sing directly into, a second positioned about 15 feet away and the third further back in the hall. Visconti placed gates on the second and third microphones set to open as Bowie sang louder and louder.

Tverb integrates three completely independent lush reverbs with compression and selectable polar patterns on microphone 1 and adjustable gates on microphones 2 and 3. Tverb recreates Visconti's iconic effect as a starting point while adding features that enable new soundscapes and effects. The use of stereo microphones enhances the effect and DAW automation can be used to program the microphones to wander around the hall as the track plays.

Pricing and Availability:
Tverb is on sale at $149 until May 31st. (normally $249)

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