Getting a reverse reverb sound isn’t all that difficult in a DAW these days. Copy the reverb to a new track, reverse it, then copy and paste the result where needed. The real problem is that if you don’t like the way the effect came out, you have to keep doing it over again until you get what works best in the track. Now there’s a much easier way to get almost any reverse effect with JMG Sound’s new Mirror reverse reverb plugin.
Mirror uses a look-ahead process to sample the track and hold it in a buffer, then provides a set of highly tweakable parameters to get you the effect you need quickly and easily. Because Mirror uses your DAW’s built-in delay compensation to keep it in time with the rest of the tracks, it’s not going to work when tracking live, but that shouldn’t be a concern to most producers.
The plugin has a pretty good set of parameters so you can get a usable reverse reverb quickly. Wet controls the level of the new reversed signal, while Dry controls the level of the original signal. Verb controls the dry/wet mix of the reversed reverb that’s applied to the audio before the reversing, so the result is a reversed reverb sound.
Trim controls how much of the end of the reversed audio will be trimmed off (in milliseconds), while Blur controls the dry/wet mix of a short reverb that softens any transients that might be too dynamic for the reversed effect.
There are also high and low-pass filters built into the plugin. High-pass ranges from 20Hz to 2kHz, while the low-pass filter ranges from 200Hz to 20kHz.
Mirror is currently available for just $25 thanks to an introductory offer, but the price will return to $79 at the end of February. It’s available in all plugin formats and for both Mac and PC.
You can find out more here, or watch the video below.