Goodhertz Megaverb – Is it big enough for a Phil Collins snare?
Goodhertz Megaverb is supposed to be the most powerful 80s reverb emulation plugin ever made – “an incredibly good bad reverb.”
Goodhertz Megaverb is in-part inspired by early digital reverb units which were popular in the 1980s and in-part inspired by the classic gated reverb sound which was popular on drums. Goodhertz Megaverb brings together four unique reverb modes, mode A is a quick and resonant reverb sound similar to what you hear on Phil Collins records, mode B is a weird, non-linear reverb similar to the sounds of David Bowie. Then we have mode C which is smooth and big, like what you could expect in a Whitney Houston track and finally mode D which is even bigger and stepping more into the experimental territory, the like of Aphex Twin – Polynomial C.
Goodhertz Megaverb has extensive parameters for fine-tuning your 80s reverb sound – Decay, Pre-Delay, Damping and Filtering. You also have various controls for stereo settings, from cross-talk to bias, and even a LoFi effect built into the filter section for dialling in that perfect amount of vintage grit.
Goodhertz Megaverb also introduces various modern features…
Goodhertz Megaverb features a series of advanced ducking and gating algorithms – Transient, Classic and Dynamic, and you can even choose the source of audio that has the gating applied, whether it’s the full signal-path or just the wet signal. Alongside seamless DAW integration with beat-syncing and sidechain effects, this really is a 1980s reverb reborn for the modern producer.
The developers at Goodhertz had this to say about the new Reverb plugin – “We’ve also made it easy to use. Unlike the arcane controls of many 1980’s reverb units, Megaverb has a simple, expressive interface that gets out of your way, so you can quickly dial in the sound you’re looking for. And (as always with Goodhertz plugins), Megaverb’s controls can handle anything you throw at them. Automate a reverb throw with the Wet Gain slider, create an infinite reverb loop by ramping the Verb Decay, or sweep the filters in real-time. Anything you can think of, Megaverb can handle seamlessly — no clicks, no pops, just the sound of your music, modified.”
Goodhertz Megaverb goes for USD $95 (Around R1400) which is not bad considering the amount of possibilities! For more information check out the Goodhertz website.