Spring reverbs have always had a bit of a sketchy reputation in the music world. They are untweakable, noisy, physically delicate and make clanky sounds when you kick your guitar amp. But despite their shortcomings, one thing is for sure: their characteristic boingy sound has cemented their place in history. Love them or hate them, spring reverbs instantly give any instrument an undeniably vintage vibe.
What makes ReCoil special?
Tweakability: What’s the point of a plugin if you can’t tweak it? ReCoil lets you choose which spring, but how many. Each spring model lets you choose between 1 and 3 springs.
Variety of Springs: We started out with the plan of just using a few reverb tanks, but got a bit carried away and added slinkies, door stops, random springs we found in the trash and basically anything that we could find that could vaguely resemble a spring (I prefer Arvin Ash’s definition of a spring).
Algorithmic or Impulse: What good is a reverb if you can’t tweak its settings? ReCoil comes with both algorithmic reverbs for maximum control and impulse based reverbs for maximum realism. You get to decide what you need.
Stereo: Spring reverbs are almost universally mono, which is cool and all, but it’s hard to beat a nice wide stereo reverb. ReCoil lets you get a naturally wide reverb sound out of a spring reverb by panning each spring separately.
Keith Marriott –
I have several spring reverb plugins but Recoil blows them all away! Not only can it produce authentic spring reverb – it can be extremely creative too. Seriously, try it and buy it while it’s cheap!