reverbs.lib

A library of reverb effects. Its official prefix is re.

Schroeder Reverberators


(re.)jcrev

This artificial reverberator take a mono signal and output stereo (satrev) and quad (jcrev). They were implemented by John Chowning in the MUS10 computer-music language (descended from Music V by Max Mathews). They are Schroeder Reverberators, well tuned for their size. Nowadays, the more expensive freeverb is more commonly used (see the Faust examples directory).

jcrev reverb below was made from a listing of "RV", dated April 14, 1972, which was recovered from an old SAIL DART backup tape. John Chowning thinks this might be the one that became the well known and often copied JCREV.

jcrev is a standard Faust function

Usage

_ : jcrev : _,_,_,_

(re.)satrev

This artificial reverberator take a mono signal and output stereo (satrev) and quad (jcrev). They were implemented by John Chowning in the MUS10 computer-music language (descended from Music V by Max Mathews). They are Schroeder Reverberators, well tuned for their size. Nowadays, the more expensive freeverb is more commonly used (see the Faust examples directory).

satrev was made from a listing of "SATREV", dated May 15, 1971, which was recovered from an old SAIL DART backup tape. John Chowning thinks this might be the one used on his often-heard brass canon sound examples, one of which can be found at * https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/wav/FM-BrassCanon2.wav.

Usage

_ : satrev : _,_

Feedback Delay Network (FDN) Reverberators


(re.)fdnrev0

Pure Feedback Delay Network Reverberator (generalized for easy scaling). fdnrev0 is a standard Faust function.

Usage

<1,2,4,...,N signals> <:
fdnrev0(MAXDELAY,delays,BBSO,freqs,durs,loopgainmax,nonl) :>
<1,2,4,...,N signals>

Where:

  • N: 2, 4, 8, ... (power of 2)
  • MAXDELAY: power of 2 at least as large as longest delay-line length
  • delays: N delay lines, N a power of 2, lengths perferably coprime
  • BBSO: odd positive integer = order of bandsplit desired at freqs
  • freqs: NB-1 crossover frequencies separating desired frequency bands
  • durs: NB decay times (t60) desired for the various bands
  • loopgainmax: scalar gain between 0 and 1 used to "squelch" the reverb
  • nonl: nonlinearity (0 to 0.999..., 0 being linear)

Reference


(re.)zita_rev_fdn

Internal 8x8 late-reverberation FDN used in the FOSS Linux reverb zita-rev1 by Fons Adriaensen fons@linuxaudio.org. This is an FDN reverb with allpass comb filters in each feedback delay in addition to the damping filters.

Usage

bus(8) : zita_rev_fdn(f1,f2,t60dc,t60m,fsmax) : bus(8)

Where:

  • f1: crossover frequency (Hz) separating dc and midrange frequencies
  • f2: frequency (Hz) above f1 where T60 = t60m/2 (see below)
  • t60dc: desired decay time (t60) at frequency 0 (sec)
  • t60m: desired decay time (t60) at midrange frequencies (sec)
  • fsmax: maximum sampling rate to be used (Hz)

Reference


(re.)zita_rev1_stereo

Extend zita_rev_fdn to include zita_rev1 input/output mapping in stereo mode. zita_rev1_stereo is a standard Faust function.

Usage

_,_ : zita_rev1_stereo(rdel,f1,f2,t60dc,t60m,fsmax) : _,_

Where:

rdel = delay (in ms) before reverberation begins (e.g., 0 to ~100 ms) (remaining args and refs as for zita_rev_fdn above)


(re.)zita_rev1_ambi

Extend zita_rev_fdn to include zita_rev1 input/output mapping in "ambisonics mode", as provided in the Linux C++ version.

Usage

_,_ : zita_rev1_ambi(rgxyz,rdel,f1,f2,t60dc,t60m,fsmax) : _,_,_,_

Where:

rgxyz = relative gain of lanes 1,4,2 to lane 0 in output (e.g., -9 to 9) (remaining args and references as for zita_rev1_stereo above)

Freeverb


(re.)mono_freeverb

A simple Schroeder reverberator primarily developed by "Jezar at Dreampoint" that is extensively used in the free-software world. It uses four Schroeder allpasses in series and eight parallel Schroeder-Moorer filtered-feedback comb-filters for each audio channel, and is said to be especially well tuned.

mono_freeverb is a standard Faust function.

Usage

_ : mono_freeverb(fb1, fb2, damp, spread) : _;

Where:

  • fb1: coefficient of the lowpass comb filters (0-1)
  • fb2: coefficient of the allpass comb filters (0-1)
  • damp: damping of the lowpass comb filter (0-1)
  • spread: spatial spread in number of samples (for stereo)

License

While this version is licensed LGPL (with exception) along with other GRAME library functions, the file freeverb.dsp in the examples directory of older Faust distributions, such as faust-0.9.85, was released under the BSD license, which is less restrictive.


(re.)stereo_freeverb

A simple Schroeder reverberator primarily developed by "Jezar at Dreampoint" that is extensively used in the free-software world. It uses four Schroeder allpasses in series and eight parallel Schroeder-Moorer filtered-feedback comb-filters for each audio channel, and is said to be especially well tuned.

Usage

_,_ : stereo_freeverb(fb1, fb2, damp, spread) : _,_;

Where:

  • fb1: coefficient of the lowpass comb filters (0-1)
  • fb2: coefficient of the allpass comb filters (0-1)
  • damp: damping of the lowpass comb filter (0-1)
  • spread: spatial spread in number of samples (for stereo)