Available for download, Exponential Audio Symphony 3D from iZotope is an algorithmic reverb that can add character and color to sound sources. The plug-in offers 24-channel support, and as such, you'll find it equally useful in music and post-production contexts. Whether you're preparing audio for surround sound formats (up to 7.1), Atmos, or Auro 3D, this reverb can provide an intuitive yet tweakable interface as well as a pleasurable sound.
Exponential Audio plug-ins trace their origin to the classic Lexicon units of yesteryear. Symphony 3D certainly expands upon that sound, adding color as well as dimension to your signals.
Symphony 3D provides comprehensive controls separated into tabs. Click into the Early Reflections tab, and you can tailor the sound to your needs in highly specific ways. Click into the Tails tab and you'll find a whole new set of controls over the late reflections. You'll also see three sets of input filtering, providing high-, low-, and band-pass tweaking on global inputs, early reflection inputs, and tail inputs respectively.
A Warp tab lets you add compression and overdrive, and also facilitates other effects such as bit-reduction, for a more vintage, digital sound. A chorus section adds modulation, and you can dictate how modulation effects the tails or early reflections on an individual basis. Other features abound: use the Gate tab to create classic, gated-reverb sounds, or automate the Freeze button to achieve weird, momentary effects.
Whether you're looking for halls, chambers, rooms, or plates, Symphony 3D has a colorful reverb for you. Browse through them by keyword, or click the magnifying glass in the top right of the GUI to search. Over 1700 presets are provided in total, many of them for music, many of them for post-production, and many more suitable for both contexts.
This product is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms. It operates in AU, VST, and AAX formats. An iLok account is required for authorizing the plug-in, though an iLok key is not strictly necessary.
Top and Main Balance Tabs
Both of these sections offer control over levels and delays on a per-channel basis. Go into this tab when you want to create compelling soundscapes for surround-sound formats.
Key Features at a Glance
- Lush surround reverb algorithm
- Up to 24 channels, including Atmos, Auro 3D, NHK, and more
- Channel-specific balance controls for top and main signals
- Advanced control of reverb tail and early reflections
- Channel-specific control over reverb delay and gain
- Freeze, chorus, and gate for musical effects
- Over 1700 presets for rooms, plates, halls, chambers, and more
- EuControl support