With Dual-engine structure enabling two simultaneous reverbs or effects, award winning intuitive user-interface, 600 factory presets and multiple I/O formats, the TC Electronic M3000 is one of the best reverb choices for high-end music and film/post-production. Both software algorithms and hardware performance is optimized to the highest level. This leaves you with a box that is a no compromise solution solving all your reverb requirements - and in the easiest way thinkable.
In addition to all the reverb algorithms M3000 contains various processing effects and tools that can be used stand alone or in conjunction with the reverb programs. E.g. combine a de-esser or a chorus with a reverb and get a completely new sound.
The list of effects & processing tools includes:
* Delay * Pitch * Chorus * Flanger * Tremolo * Panner
* Phaser * De-Esser * Expander/Gate * Compressor
Reverbs for Music
M3000 contains the VSS-3 and VSS-3 Gate reverb algorithms, which are specifically designed for music production applications.
Since the mid-eighties a lot of effort in the high-end effects companies have gone into reverb technology. However, these technologies have all been built upon variations over the same theme, and thus only marginal improvements were created.
Some of the main complaints relating to existing reverbs, are that they have unrealistic imaging, sound too metallic and have a tendency to impose unwanted modulation on the signal. With VSS™3 these drawbacks all belong to the past. The main sonic advantages of VSS™3 are:
- Ultimate realism
- Combining a perfectly smooth diffuse field with detailed Early Reflections, VSS™3 is the ultimate reverb technology in the search of sonic realism.
Accurate early reflections
By employing a large number of directional taps - between 40 and 100 - VSS™3 is capable of simulating the Sonics of actual rooms with an unprecedented precision.
Smooth diffuse fields
VSS™3 gives you the highest degree of smoothness and clarity to the late reflections - diffused field.
The gentle signal processing of VSS™3 keeps the signal in 100% correct pitch, even when engaging extensive effects processing.
VSS™3 is the first reverb technology that has the ability to keep the signal 100% free of sound deteriorating modulation, yet still provides additional modulation as an option that can be added.
All this gives you the ability to experience a completely new approach to reverb while still preserving the virtues of the old style effects.
Reverbs for Film
With the VSS-FP and VSS-SR algorithms for film- and post-production, our main focus has been realistic sounding rooms, no matter how harsh, hard and grinded they may be. Working with standard reverb units in post-production, it has often been a tiresome and unsatisfying task to match the sound of the room to the picture. With the VSS-FP and VSS-SR algorithms that task is now a breeze.
Developing VSS-FP and VSS-SR involved tests, presets and analysis. Measurements have been made in three-dimensional models of selected rooms, in order to obtain knowledge of the reflections in various differently furnished rooms, and precise emulations have been created with the Early Reflection generators in the reverb.