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quintosardo 31st October 2018 09:23 AM

SKnote announce Verbtone reverb v.2 - Multiple real plates, physical models.
 
So we finally had this crazy yet extremely simple thing going on: Verbtone v.2

Build plates, measure and analyse, model using physics, fine tune until we get that deep, lush feeling from old recordings. No static impulse responses. Non-linearities, frequency responses, dynamics.

http://www.sknoteaudio.com/wp/wp-con...Verbtone_2.jpg

Verbtone is a very organic reverb that uses only physical models to get its sound as close as possible to a real metallic plate being moved and recorded.
We decided to extend the original concept and test more materials. Classical for well known sound, different for a wider palette.

https://www.sknoteaudio.com/wp/wp-co...e-001_L150.jpg

The result is always deep and organic. This is a "dense" setting on a raw sax recording:

Verbtone - Dense - Raw sax playing

Still extremely simple: pick your plate, set a few parameters, play through.

Verbtone v.2 is being released next Nov 7h as VST/AU/AAX and as a special Linux version for our upcoming small "sidecar" (to be announced).
***EDIT Apologies for the usual delay, coming out in two or three more days.

Special launch price 29.99 $ (final MSRP 49.99$). Includes 100 presets.

(It will also be a free upgrade for existing users).


http://www.sknoteaudio.com/wp/wp-con...verbtone_3.jpg

*** EDIT

Here we go with a simple video, electric guitar, clean and dirty:


cprompt 31st October 2018 10:17 AM

Awesome. The original Verbtone is a great plate emulation, although perhaps too many controls for a simple soul like me. This one looks great.

I know there are some people who rag on Quinto, rightly or wrongly, but he has always treated existing customers very fairly with upgrades. Strip, Roundtone, Disto and now Verbtone have all been upgraded at no cost to me. Also, his credit system is very generous and lets me buy his already very cheap plugins even cheaper!

Anyway, looking forward to this. Gosh, it's really been the year of the reverb!

ChocolateHawkins 31st October 2018 01:12 PM

Can’t wait to hear more out of this one. The sax demo sounds incredible. I presume if we buy Verbtone today that'll act as essentially a pre-order?

Deleted e71ab78 31st October 2018 01:56 PM

Is that carpet on the GUI? Instant win.

cprompt 31st October 2018 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Deleted e71ab78 (Post 13602955)
Is that carpet on the GUI? Instant win.

I love the way the amp is sitting on a pile of books rockout

quintosardo 31st October 2018 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deleted e71ab78 (Post 13602955)
Is that carpet on the GUI? Instant win.

We love carpets on GUIs. And relaxed environments :)

quintosardo 31st October 2018 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChocolateHawkins (Post 13602895)
Can’t wait to hear more out of this one. The sax demo sounds incredible. I presume if we buy Verbtone today that'll act as essentially a pre-order?

Yes, of course. You get the current version (that, honestly, sounds so good) and have it automatically replaced by v.2 in your personal page on release.

quintosardo 31st October 2018 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cprompt (Post 13602967)
I love the way the amp is sitting on a pile of books rockout

We wanted to keep the "experimental" feeling. That is really something similar to what we have been living to get the virtual running.

If you compare that amp to the interface of Percolate, yuou'll see how it is our custom hardware "test bench" for tubes.

ChocolateHawkins 31st October 2018 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quintosardo (Post 13602988)
Yes, of course. You get the current version (that, honestly, sounds so good) and have it automatically replaced by v.2 in your personal page on release.

You're the man, Quinto.

quintosardo 31st October 2018 02:35 PM

If I were the man we would be more and more working here. But we are happy like this, still :D

The 6th Beatle 31st October 2018 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quintosardo (Post 13603007)
If I were the man we would be more and more working here. But we are happy like this, still :D

I don't know, but I already get the impression pure italian expresso runs through your veins rather than blood. Thanks for the amazing update!

Hitzalong Daway 31st October 2018 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the 6th beatle (Post 13603107)
i don't know, but i already get the impression pure italian expresso runs through your veins rather than blood. Thanks for the amazing update!

e s p r e s s o

The 6th Beatle 31st October 2018 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Hitzalong Daway (Post 13603150)
e s p r e s s o

Thanks Dad!:)

(isn't it humiliating when an innocent witticism shows up your own cultural ineptitude..oh well)

quintosardo 31st October 2018 04:37 PM

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I personally prefer moka gooof

quintosardo 31st October 2018 04:38 PM

We had some fun testing Verbtone v.2 with clean guitars through Deluxe1.

Quite liquid sound. We wanted to test the available depth.

Verbtone v.2 - Clean Electric Guitars ambience

cprompt 31st October 2018 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quintosardo (Post 13603216)
We had some fun testing Verbtone v.2 with clean guitars through Deluxe1[/URL]

Damn that's nice.

quintosardo 31st October 2018 05:27 PM

Something on the dirty side (both guitar and plate):

Dirty Guitar - Verbtone v.2

cprompt 31st October 2018 05:55 PM

Compared to Percolate (as a reference), how's the CPU on this thing?

quintosardo 31st October 2018 06:04 PM

It is a bit lower. Anyhow, being a typical send effect, the meaning of its cpu load is different.

We are also putting it into a standalone small digital box for total cpu relief. But this is another story :)

brucerothwell 31st October 2018 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quintosardo (Post 13602985)
We love carpets on GUIs. And relaxed environments :)

If there is a GUI carpet, make sure to let the dog out more often. gooof

man in the house 31st October 2018 09:36 PM

demos sound gorgeous rockout

geeorge 31st October 2018 09:38 PM

Hope its not messed up as strip. Its amazing plate pleqse have a look at grasso update there its no.saturation.plugin like that

bgood 31st October 2018 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quintosardo (Post 13602668)
So we finally had this crazy yet extremely simple thing going on: Verbtone v.2

Build plates, measure and analyse, model using physics, fine tune until we get that deep, lush feeling from old recordings. No static impulse responses. Non-linearities, frequency responses, dynamics.

http://www.sknoteaudio.com/wp/wp-con...Verbtone_2.jpg

Verbtone is a very organic reverb that uses only physical models to get its sound as close as possible to a real metallic plate being moved and recorded.
We decided to extend the original concept and test more materials. Classical for well known sound, different for a wider palette.

https://www.sknoteaudio.com/wp/wp-co...e-001_L150.jpg

The result is always deep and organic. This is a "dense" setting on a raw sax recording:

Verbtone - Dense - Raw sax playing
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Still extremely simple: pick your plate, set a few parameters, play through.

Verbtone v.2 is being released next Nov 7h as VST/AU/AAX and as a special Linux version for our upcoming small "sidecar" (to be announced).

Special launch price 29.99 $ (final MSRP 49.99$). Includes 100 presets.

(It will also be a free upgrade for existing users).


http://www.sknoteaudio.com/wp/wp-con...verbtone_3.jpg

Quinto... i’d Love to see you revisit spring reverbs... even with a completely new product

VarikusBrainz 31st October 2018 11:14 PM

Can we change carpet types for different sound absorption qualities? ;)

quintosardo 1st November 2018 12:33 AM

Do you read my mind? :D

PaulJ 1st November 2018 12:46 AM

Not to mention the sound absorption qualities of the books ;)

Seriously though any clues as to what controls of the size and properties of the plate(s) will be available?

quintosardo 1st November 2018 01:27 AM

:)
The parameters are the ones on the interface in the first post, there aren't subpages or whatever. On the interface you can select the plate from the rack on the left, plus a menu in the plate area lets you select a tuning option. We choose to keep it simple and don't expose continuous parameters like tension, that would have needed looking for good sounds among the bad ones, like when tuning the physical plate.

quintosardo 1st November 2018 01:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bgood (Post 13603744)
Quinto... i’d Love to see you revisit spring reverbs... even with a completely new product

Well, Necklace is quite versatile, from classical guitar reverb to crazy springs configurations. May be time for an update for it, too :)

bgood 1st November 2018 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quintosardo (Post 13604107)
Well, Necklace is quite versatile, ffom classical guitar reverb to crazy springs configurations. May be time for an update for it, too :)

Yah... I love necklace but you’d be ahead of the game making a straight up emu of a few of the reverbs in combo Amps... a Fender, a vox... maybe a tremolo circuit, too?

It’s a missing link in the current plugin universe... plenty of amp sims have it built in, but, I don’t want to run a signal through the whole amp sim most of the time

Just a thought!

quintosardo 1st November 2018 02:05 AM

Yes, makes sense. Actually the real reverb and tremolo need the whole amp, because reverb goes through the full path and tremolo, the one which I think is the absolute best, is a modulation of the final tube stage of the amp.

On the other side, still interesting, as a guitar amp has limited frequency range by design, so these effects around full range tube circuits could be very nice. And stereo.