New BBD reverb plug-in: Bucketverb

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New BBD reverb plug-in: Bucketverb

Post by drmarble » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:15 pm

Hey, hope this is cool to post about something I worked on. We just released this plug-in, called Bucketverb, which models a bucket brigade (BBD) reverb circuit.

Bucketverb is built around a software model of the Panasonic MN3011 BBD chip. While most BBD chips have a single output, making them ideal for delay effects, the MN3011 featured six differently spaced outputs, allowing for more of a reverberated sound. It has been discontinued for a long time, although it was used in a couple guitar pedals for reverb in the 80s, and in the rackmount ADA STD-1 for delay/chorus. It's also currently found in the Doepfer A-188-2 module.

As far as I know, Bucketverb is the first ever BBD reverb modeling plug-in. It features variable stereo width controls, an LFO, and some other fun tricks to expand on the core sound. Overall, I'd say it's extremely hands-on and synth-friendly.

Bucketverb includes a set of Factory Presets, some of which were designed by Muffwiggler noisejockey aka Nathan Moody.

This video explains all the controls:

Grab a demo here (no signup or iLok required) if you'd like to try it out:

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