Verb2 Tutorial: Epic Reverse Vocal Lead-ins Made Easy

This is how to make epic reverse vocal lead-in effects using Rob Papen’s new and improved Verb2 reverb plugin!

Rob Papen is a legend in the VST game. It’s hardly worth doing a “review” of any of his plugs, because it would just be me saying AWESOME over and over. So, I figured instead, why not show you one of the newest and best features of RP- Verb 2 in action; the reverse reverb module.

Using these techniques you can get those silky smooth reverse reverb vocal lead-ins is simple and incredible!!

Downloads & Links

Watch the Video Tutorial

*verb2 release notes below

Release Notes

Rob Papen RP-Verb 1 users can upgrade HERE.

After the original RP-VERB came out, it quickly became loved by many (famous) producers worldwide. It’s dense and warm sound made it legendary and a go to reverb for many.

As usual, the Rob Papen brand always seeks new directions and for many, it won’t be a surprise to find some new creative tools inside RP-VERB 2!

Most intriguing in RP-VERB 2 – next to a great sound – is the new ‘Reverser’ section! This allows you to reverse the reverb sound in a very creative way. It can be tempo based and controlled easily…. Awesome for creating some unique fresh sounds. The Reverser is fantastic on any sound, from vocals to drums…. loops…you name it.

We have also added even more inside RP-VERB 2 for controlling and changing the sound. There is an ‘Envelope Follower, ‘Envelope’, ‘LFO’ and a ‘Mod Matrix’ to control the parameters!

Last but not least there is the ‘Distortion’ module inside RP-VERB 2 featuring several useful algorithms. You will be stunned at what an amazing influence this can have on the reverb sound and not only for drum and percussion sounds!

Various presets are included to display the amazing fresh new RP-VERB 2 sound.

Features:

General Controls:

  • Dry / Wet control.
  • Wet-only button.
  • FX bypass button.
  • ECS (external MIDI controller setup).
  • ? Displays the ‘User Guide’.

Preset Section:

  • Presets are stored as files in clear categorised bank folders.
  • 500 presets.
  • ‘Quick Browser’, ‘Recently Browsed’ and ‘Favourite’ functions.

EQ:

  • High-quality EQ based on the RP-EQ algorithm.
  • Post audio routing option.
  • Low shelve at 80Hz (20dB).
  • High shelve at 12kHz (20dB).
  • Mid sweep with Q control and frequency range 20Hz-20.5kHz (20dB).
  • On/Off control.

Distortion:

  • Types are Fold-over | Fuzz | Power | Saturation.
  • Amount 1 control.
  • Amount 2 control for sound adjustment.
  • On/Off control.

Ensemble:

  • 6 voice chorus.
  • Amount control.
  • Routing into reverb or direct + reverb.
  • Volume control.
  • Speed control.
  • On/Off control.

Early Reflections:

  • Complex Early reflection algorithm.
  • Routing into reverb or direct.
  • Length / damping / side-feedback / side-feedback / cross-feedback control.
  • On/Off control.

Reverb:

  • RPCX Algorithm reverb.
  • Models: Hall Clean | Hall cave | Hall Warm | Room Cold | Room Edged | Room Storm | Vintage Type 1 | Vintage Type 2 | Space Orbit 1 | Space Orbit 2.
  • Reverb Size control.
  • Reverb Length control.
  • Pre-delay with disorder control.
  • Tempo Sync option for Pre-delay.
  • Damping control.
  • Low-pass and Hi-pass filters with On/Off buttons.
  • Volume control.
  • On/Off control.

Late reflection:

  • Late reflection delay.
  • Routing into reverb or direct.
  • Length control.
  • Tempo Sync option.
  • Damping control.
  • Volume control.
  • On/Off control.

Reverser:

  • This takes in the reverb signal and reverses it.
  • Display Length control.
  • Tempo Sync On/Off.
  • Reverb only control (in off state everything is reversed).
  • Trigger Level control.
  • Trigger Offset control.
  • Retrigger Time control.
  • Reverse Time control.
  • Attack control (reversed sound).
  • Decay control (reversed sound).
  • Mix control (between the reversed and normal output).
  • On/Off control.

Envelope Follower:

  • Special Envelope for ‘Gated Reverb’ effect and more.
  • Tempo sync option.
  • Mono input option.
  • Latch mode option.
  • 2 additional free destinations with amount control.
  • On/Off control.

Envelope:

  • To control RP-VERB 2 parameters.
  • Tempo sync option.
  • MIDI trigger option.
  • Host trigger option.
  • Trigger threshold.
  • Attack, Hold and Release.
  • Loop function.
  • 2 destinations with amount control.
  • On/Off control.

LFO:

  • To control RP-VERB 2 parameters.
  • Tempo Sync option.
  • Speed control.
  • Waveform control with phase.
  • MIDI trigger option.
  • Default starts at start music program.
  • 3 possible destinations with amount control.
  • On/Off control combined with Mod Matrix section.

Mod Matrix:

  • 3 possible sources which include the Envelope Follower | Envelope | LFO | Offset | MIDI controllers.
  • 3 possible destinations with amount control.
  • On/Off control combined with LFO section.

Trigger:

  • Selecting trigger for the Envelope or LFO.
  • Source: Host (music program start) | Note | Pitch Bend | Mod Wheel | Breath Controller | Foot Pedal | Expression Pedal | MIDI Controllers 16-21 84-90.

System Requirements

PC: 

  • 32 & 64 bits VST & AAX for Windows Vista / Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10
  • (Note: PC AAX for PT 12 or higher).

Mac OS X: 

  • 32 & 64 bits AU, VST and AAX, for OS X 10.6 or higher.
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Author: Joshua Casper

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