There are so many really great sounding reverb plugins available these days, but surprisingly, few real chamber emulations. Chambers are a thing of aural beauty when you find a great one, as it’s one of the few instances where you can pile on the reverb without it getting in the way. That’s what you’ll find with Softube’s Atlantis Dual Reverbs plugin, an excellent emulation of the two live chambers from Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.
If you’ve ever listened to records from ABBA, Roxette, The Hives, The Cardigans, Max Martin, Lenny Kravitz, Quincy Jones, or Green Day, you’ve probably heard the famous Atlantis chambers on display. Softube not only made its emulation of these famous chambers sound really great, but also gave it an easy-to-see visual display with a lot of very usable features.
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For starters, there are two separate chambers and they both sound different. What’s unique is that you can actually use a side from Chamber A and another from Chamber B if you want to blend them together.
You can choose the microphone and corresponding pickup pattern, the Decay, the Predelay, the Mechanical Damping (gobos in the chambers) and the mic distance to get almost any sound or decay time that you need. A nice display shows you a reproduction of the vintage mic that was chosen. Plus, the Resonance control allows you to dial out the distinctive room resonance if you want the sound to be a bit more neutral.
On top of that there’s a nice compliment of audio processing on the bottom of the plugin, including a 3 band EQ with selectable High and Low Cut filters, and a Dynamics section that allows you to compress, duck or gate the reverb as well as set the threshold (called Amount) and Release time.
The Output section includes an input Blend control, Output Width and Output Balance, along with a L/R Out Swap switch.
There are not many reverb plugins that sound like this, and if you want that big wall of sound, Atlantis Dual Chambers is definitely one you should consider. The price is normally $199 but it’s on sale right now for just $159.
You can find out more here, or watch the video below.