The IK Multimedia CSR Classik Studio Reverb (Digital Download) is a suite of 4 high-end studio-quality reverbs. It offers over 100 adjustable parameters per unit, allowing for ultimate tweaking and perfecting of your sound in a convenient low-CPU-usage plug-in format.
CSR’s 4 reverb modules can be used in the T-RackS CS processing chain. They can also be run as single plug-ins in VST, RTAS, and Audio Unit’s compatible hosts that support 64-bit operation.
CSR offers a reverb solution for virtually any computer-based musician. VST, RTAS, and Audio Units formats are included for Mac and PC, allowing the CSR to work as a plug-in with popular virtual studio environments such as Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Sonar, Ableton Live, and more (all sold separately). Individual CSR modules can also be opened from within the T-RackS plug-in shell, which allows for complex effect chaining.
The Models: Classik Studio Reverb is a collection of four separate reverb plug-ins, Plate, Room, Hall, and Inverse.
The Plate module in CSR is sonically accurate. Room reverb is often used to create the ambience of a small-to-medium-sized room, when you want to add the illusion of recording with room ambience. Close-miked instruments are often lacking in room sound. Adding a little bit of room reverb can make the instrument sit better in the mix and give the illusion that the sound came from a nice-sounding room, even if it was recorded in a small boxy closet. Hall reverb is a simulation of a large acoustic hall.
Inverse or Reverse reverb applies an envelope (with slow attack and fast decay) to the early reflections. The main parameter that affects the sound of this reverb is time. Time can be adjusted for the buildup and cutoff of the early reflections. This affects the sound as if it was being reversed in the reverberation, but in actuality it is simply an envelope effect. Reverse reverb is often used on drums and percussion. It’s also useful with vocals or any sound that needs an unnatural but interesting ambience. Try combining it with another reverb effect to create a complex moving ambience around the sound.