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.

VIBRANT SPRING TANKS

Multiple spring reverb units in one fantastic, character-packed software effect

ICONIC SOUND

The unrivaled sound of a physical spring resonating with your music

GERMANIUM DRIVE

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 dub producer Lee Scratch Perry, 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.

It’s this marriage of audio techniques and modelling technology that let us create the best-sounding software spring reverb ever heard.

What springs are made for

DIRTY DRIVE

If you push it hard, the recreated germanium preamp can add some of the filthiest, fuzziest distortion you’ve ever heard.

VIBRANT VERB

There’s something so real and physical about the sound of a spring reverb, it really brings your signal to life.
click on FX to hear the effect!

FULL CONTROL

Rev SPRING-636 lets you adjust the reverb length, its width, and the dry-wet signal on the fly without nasty artefacts.

New Features

Modern sounds and abilities exclusive to our software recreation.

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.


POST-VERB EQ

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.


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.

VINTAGE PREAMP

Germanium pre that warms up your signal, and turns into a full-on inferno when you crank it

REVERB LENGTH

Make your reverb as long or as tight and snappy as you like with this simple control

MIX IT RIGHT

Select your perfect dry/wet balance, or change it on the fly like the dub legends did

PREDELAY & PREFILTER

Delay how quickly the reverb starts, and carve out exactly the part of your signal you want to hit the reverb

REVERB TANKS

Explore 8 different spring reverb legends, all perfectly modelled with unique spring and kick sounds.

POST-EQ

A 3-band EQ lets you get things sounding just the way you want, right inside the plugin.

Experience Rev SPRING-636 now!

Can’t wait to try it out on your own music? Why wait? Load it up, and explore this reborn legend for yourself.

Supercharge your DAW
with awesome reverbs

However you use these plugins; for their 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.

Pro Tools

Logic Pro X

Ableton Live

FL Studio

Bitwig

Cubase

Digital Performer

Studio One

Gallery

Main Features

  • 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
  • Pre-delay
  • Multimode pre-filter
  • Parametric EQ
  • Input-Output gain link switch
  • Resizable window
  • Integrated tutorials
  • Comprehensive set of presets

Platform specifications

  • Windows: Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    1GB free hard disk space
    OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • Apple: 10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    1GB free hard disk space
    OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration

VST 2.4 (64-bit), VST 3 (64-bit), AAX (64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (64-bit), NKS* (64-bit DAWs only).

VST 2.4
VST 3
AAX
AU
NKS

Protection

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. You can learn more about it here.

*NKS compatibility coming soon

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