Polish developer d16 Group has introduced Spacerek, a mammoth new reverb plug-in. d16 stuff is my go-to for creative effects and I’m stoked to see the developer step up its game from the excellent Toraverb 2. While that one lends itself better to sound design experiments, the new Spacerek looks like a workhorse reverb with no less than 114 reverb models. That said, the nice little introductory discount and the sane price for d16 product owners make Spacerek a very attractive proposition! Here’s more about it.
d16 Group Spacerek
As a reverb plug-in, Spacerek is straight-up room modeling, but its architecture – true to d16 form – is something way different. It features a proprietary hybrid algorithm to merge “scanned” virtual rooms with real-time calculations of reverb tails, early reflections, density, late reflections, and pre-delay. There are 114 different room models, and each lets you freely position microphones inside the virtual spaces.
The generated reverb is then fed to a mixer that lets you adjust the mix ratio of the unprocessed audio signal, the early reflections, and the late reflections. This is followed by a tilt equalizer and a low-cut filter, as well as a dry / wet control. The plug-in works either in stereo or in mid / side mode. All in all, if you love tweaking, you will be in parameter heaven! d16’s analog-inspired user interfaces make that feel all the more intuitive and enjoyable.
Price and availability
You can get d16 Group Spacerek from the manufacturer’s website and our affiliate partners Plugin Boutique. The introductory price is EUR 59, down from EUR 79. d16 plug-in owners have a 50 percent discount code waiting for them in the email. The offers are valid until November 11, 2020.
Spacerek runs under macOS 10.7 or higher and Windows 7 or higher in AU, AAX, and VST formats for 32 and 64-bit systems. A demo version and a PDF user manual can also be downloaded from the developer’s website.