The bouncy “boing” of a spring reverb has brought joy, soul, and atmosphere to countless records since the technology was devised in the 30s. Now Rev SPRING-636 will add that authentic, physical tone to your DAW.
It’s this marriage of audio techniques and modelling technology that let us create the best-sounding software spring reverb ever heard.
Vibrant spring tanks
Multiple spring reverb units in one fantastic, character-packed software effect
The unrivaled sound of a physical spring resonating with your music
A super-crunchy, musical input that lets you drive it hard for extra distorted tone.
Originally invented to add some “space” to the sound of Hammond Organs way back in the 30s, the reverb is a relatively simple design of a suspended spring inside a tank. The sound of the instrument is passed through the spring, and picked up again, blended into the original sound, and that’s it!
For the core unit, we based our software reverb on the legendary Grampian 636 spring reverb. The original 636 was the go-to reverb of The Who’s Pete Townshend, of legendary producers like Lee Scratch Perry or King Tubby, and a cornerstone of reggae and ska music.
The great thing about spring reverbs, and one of the reasons they have been so popular for the last 90 years, is that every one of them seems to have a unique tonal character. Some are bright, some zap, some zing, and poing, and some boing, but they all have their uses. This is one of the reasons we’ve included many different “spring tank” models in Rev SPRING-636: you can find the one that suits your music best.
Thanks to the power of our TAE® and Phi® modelling technologies, we’ve been able to recreate everything that made the 636, and spring reverbs in general, so very special. True Analog Emulation® handles the electronic side, analyzing and accurately modelling the way the circuitry works, and how it responds to various audio signals. Phi® lets us study the physical nature of the reverb, how the spring reacts, how the tank’s resonance changes the sound.
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These examples show just a fraction of what Rev SPRING-636 is capable of. The true fun begins when you experience it for yourself, in your own projects. Download the free trial now and get ready to have your mind blown.
If you push it hard, the recreated germanium preamp can add some of the filthiest, fuzziest distortion you’ve ever heard.
There’s something so real and physical about the sound of a spring reverb, it really brings your signal to life.
Rev SPRING-636 lets you adjust the reverb length, its width, and the dry-wet signal on the fly without nasty artefacts.
Modern sounds and abilities exclusive to our software recreation.
Loading up this plugin on one of your tracks feels like getting hands-on with a modded, souped up, fully customizable bit of music industry history.
Multiple spring tanks
There are 8 different spring tanks to choose from, all taken from stage and studio classics, from modern tanks to really rare vintage units.
Predelay and filtering
Add a little predelay to your reverb to give your original signal some space, and hone the signal before it even hits the reverb. Great for decluttering your low-end.
Why load up another plugin, when Rev SPRING-636 can refine and shape your reverb for you? The 3-band EQ helps you carve out space for the reverb in your mix.
Experience Rev SPRING-636
Can’t wait to try it out on your own music? Why wait? Load it up, and explore this reborn legend for yourself.
Germanium pre that warms up your signal, and turns into a full-on inferno when you crank it
Make your reverb as long or as tight and snappy as you like with this simple control
Select your perfect dry/wet balance, or change it on the fly like the dub legends did
Delay how quickly the reverb starts, and carve out exactly the part of your signal you want to hit the reverb
Explore 8 different spring reverb legends, all perfectly modelled with unique spring and kick sounds.
A 3-band EQ lets you get things sounding just the way you want, right inside the plugin.
Producer - Drake / ChronixxThe Rev SPRING 636 is an incredible plugin. Being able to very quickly audition the different spring tanks is a real timesaver too. That and a touch of wow and flutter and I’m there. Thanks Arturia!
Mixing Engineer / ProducerThe Rev SPRING-636 is the best software spring I've ever used. It gives anything an instant, distinctive vibe.
Engineer / Mixing / Noel Gallagher, Carly Rae Jepsen, SiaThe Arturia spring is so realistic I've turned the power off my favourite hardware springs now and rely instead on this incredible, characterful plugin!
Effects you'll actually use
This effect is part of FX Collection, a suite of essential audio effect plugins empowering musicians, producers, and artists to get creative with their production. From iconic recording gear modeled with breathtaking accuracy, to cutting-edge contemporary effects, the collection includes the most sought-after studio tools, rare guitar pedals, modern mix enhancers, and beyond. Elevate your production and add color to your mix like never before.Learn More
However you use these plugins; for the amazing tone of their reverb, for the gritty preamps, or for their incredible sound design abilities, you'll be safe in the knowledge that they are fully compatible with your setup. These plugins work with all major DAWs, and on both Windows and MacOS.
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True Analog Emulation
TAE® "True Analog Emulation" is Arturia's exclusive technology that accurately reproduces the defining sonic qualities of analog synthesizers. It recreates the characteristics of analog oscillators in amazing detail, transparency and clarity, as well as the exact properties of the analog filters that give each classic instrument its unique sound. Soft clipping adds even more punch and presence.
Not all keyboard legends use circuits and analog components. To reproduce the incredible acoustic and electro-acoustic instruments found within V Collection, Arturia used state-of-the-art physical modeling technology. By analyzing how each instrument creates its own unique sound, our engineers use advanced mathematical algorithms that recreate every aspect of the original.
Virtual recreation of famed classic Grampian spring reverb
Original electronic path accurately modeled, using Arturia’s state-of-the-art TAE® analog modeling
2 preamp types with their very own sonic color
8 swappable spring tanks
Input-Output gain link switch
Comprehensive set of presets
- Win 10+ (64bit)
- 4 GB RAM
- 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
- 1GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- ARM processors not supported on Windows
- VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).
- Mac OS 10.13+
- 4 GB RAM
- 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
- 1GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
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