Review: Dissolving into McDSP Revolver

Most DAWs come with their very own convolution reverb plug-in these days. So, what makes McDSP's Revolver different? David Earl puts Revolver through its paces and discovers wonderful spaces.  

In continuing with McDSP's let's-put-everything-in-a-single-plugin tradition, we are given Revolver, McDSP's take on a convolution reverb plugin.

McDSP's Revolver


What's the Big Deal with Convolution?

In case you've ever wondered how convolution works, here's a very simple explanation.

Delay-based reverbs are created by using complex algorithms to approximate an ideal acoustic space. These algorithms are programmed by human beings that are very good at math. Convolution reverbs are quite different. With convolution reverb, the acoustic reverberant qualities of a space are actually recorded, and a computer analyzes the recording and determines how to create a reverb to approximate that space.

Recordings of spaces are called '

David writes music for all media including advertising, branding, movies, television, and games. He works for such clients as Sega, LucasArts, Microsoft Game Studios, Landor and Associates, Beyond Pix, Rich Pageant, and Nextel. He also teaches at an Apple Certified training facility in San Francisco called Pyramind and has long bee... Read More

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