Overview

New from the masters of mid-side processing, bx_rooMS is a breathtaking reverb and the next frontier in simulation of acoustic spaces and mechanical plates. At its core, Brainworx's new space-meister features unparalleled realism, superb sound quality, and a huge collection of virtual rooms, halls, churches, plates and ambience. But bx_rooMS also empowers you to shape your virtual spaces in unusual and extremely powerful ways, adding mid-side parametric filtering, center-image panning and width control of the reverb's stereo field.

The key to bx_rooMS' realism and versatility lies in its embedded TrueSpace technology, which explodes the number of included reverb algorithms to create a virtually infinite number of room sizes and shapes. While currently available reverb technologies emulate a fixed set of space types, such as Room, Hall, Church etc. (often called algorithms) and then offer a limited range of possible sizes for each of them, TrueSpace provides a continuous range of unique space types (or algorithms) while always making available the full range of possible sizes.

Quick Select buttons give you a great starting point to work from. And of course, you can adjust all the fundamental parameters you would expect for a reverb plugin, including reverb time, room size, pre-delay, and low- and high-frequency damping. But bx_rooMS lets you do so much more. Adjust the Room Shape control to warp the reverb's characteristically smooth response, placing trap drums in a metallic silo. Use the Source Distance control to move the dry signal for an electric guitar solo farther out into your virtual room. Tweak the Directivity control to adjust how much each side of a stereo background-vocal subgroup is fed into the opposite reverb channel. Lower the reverb's bit depth to emulate classic reverbs from yesteryear. Use the modulation controls to lend subtle movement to natural ambience or, at extreme settings, produce dive-bombing reverb!

With bx_rooMS, you control the reverb's stereo image. Use Brainworx's famous Mono Maker control to collapse bass frequencies in the wet signal to the phantom center, adding focus to the reverb's bottom end and clarifying the hard-panned edges of your sonic space. Pan the reverb's mid channel to correct a lopsided soundstage or to creatively change the room's virtual geometry—without narrowing the reverb's expansive width. Crank the Stereo Width control for more spacious reverb and bigger-sounding mixes than simple panning can achieve. Apply Brainworx's ultra-transparent mid-side filters to discrete channels to shape the reverb's spectral balance without smearing, clarifying and sitting it perfectly in even the most complex mix. With almost 200 outstanding presets to get you started—including patches contributed by expert mix engineers—bx_rooMS offers unique reverbs suited to every music production and genre.

bx_rooMS' powerful control set also lets you work quickly and with confidence. The Fix Mix control locks your current wet/dry balance as you browse different presets. Solo the wet signal while you fine-tune the reverb's parameters. Click the Input Bypass button to temporarily mute the reverb's input, letting you evaluate the reverb tail as it naturally fades out. Many controls have dedicated bypasses for making instant, easy comparisons.

Mid-side processing is unequaled in its ability to transform stereo mixes. Now you can harness that power in the most realistic and versatile reverb processor ever: bx_rooMS.

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Features

  • Stunning simulations of rooms, halls, churches, plates and ambience
  • TrueSpace technology provides a continuous range of unique space types while always making available the full range of possible sizes, giving you a virtually infinite number of possible room shapes and sizes accessible via just a few straightforward parameters
  • Quick Select buttons easily produce settings for five different environments of three sizes each, starting you off with a solid acoustic response before you quickly hone the space to taste
  • Continuously variable Stereo Width control adjusts reverb field from mono to stereo to super-wide stereo
  • Pan M control pans the reverb's mid channel to correct an imbalanced soundstage or for creative effect
  • Mono Maker control collapses bass content in the wet signal to mono below an adjustable corner frequency, anchoring the reverb's center and increasing clarity at its edges
  • Fully parametric 2-band equalizer can be assigned to the mid, side or both mid and side channels, or bypassed
  • Room Shape slider gradually adjusts the character of reverb programs from natural to artificial
  • Continuously variable Source Distance control moves the dry signal farther out into the virtual room
  • Directivity control adjusts the degree to which each channel of stereo input signals gets fed into the opposite reverb channel
  • Low- and high-frequency damping controls use continuously variable shelving filters with independent bypasses
  • Modulation Frequency and Amount controls add subtle movement or create outrageous, pitch-shifting reverbs
  • Indispensable Fix Mix parameter allows preset surfing without changing wet/dry balance of effect
  • Quantize function changes wet signal's bit depth to 8, 12, 16 or 24 bits to emulate both classic and modern reverb designs
  • Extremely low CPU drain allows many instances to be used on track inserts across a mix
  • Stereo>stereo and mono>mono configurations included
  • Nearly 200 presets from experienced producers and engineers who know bx_rooMS inside and out

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Jody Wisternoff
    Jody Wisternoff

    I've got a feeling bx_rooMS is gonna become my go-to verb! Brilliantly laid out, love the M/S vibe, and more importantly, it sounds lovely!

  • Khaliq Glover “Khaliq-O-Vision”
    Khaliq Glover “Khaliq-O-Vision”

    I can't speak highly enough about the endless possibilities of bx_rooMS. I tried it on a ballad and it was super transparent sounding and doesn't wash out unless you want it to. To me, it's… Read More

  • Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher
    Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher

    A great reverb for creating spaces that don't necessarily try to emulate the classic algorithms. With a clean sound that doesn't command too much attention to itself (in a good way!), it… Read More

  • Thomas Gold
    Thomas Gold

    Super cool reverb. I like how quick you can dial in and tweak all kinds of spaces. The GUI is super easy to understand and the sound is awesome -- as is expected from Brainworx!

  • Trehy Harris
    Trehy Harris

    One of the best, most realistic reverbs available. A wide assortment of parameters makes this reverb unit extremely customizable.

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Straightforward Rooms
    by manick
    Reverb is so important... but I don't have the time to study all the different features of available plugins out there, that's why I often stick with the presets of my DAW's reverb plugins... motto:… Read More
  • ★★★★☆
    Good reverb
    by Pheek
    I'm a reverb collector and this one shines bright for it's results. Not my favorite but the MS control is very practical and well thought of.
  • ★★★★★
    About user
    by bx_rooMS
    The best plugin I've ever seen in my life.
    Very easy to use, simple and fast results.
    I am no longer in search of another reverb plugin.
    Yakar ALLEVİCİ
  • ★★★★★
    Simply the best
    by Eric Snodgrass
    Choosing and tweaking reverb settings has never been my favorite past time when mixing. I found it very time consuming to get just the right sound out of any of the multiple reverb plug-ins I own,… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    gorgeous
    by shanefontane
    I have waited a lifetime for an in-the-box verb with such detail and warmth. The added M/S and FX add a whole new creative processing palette to quickly dialing in unique verbs. Honestly, the… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.11

Windows 7 through 10

Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

Downloads

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