It’s a busy NAMM for IK Multimedia, which is now expanding its T-RackS mix and mastering effects suite with its first reverb module. Sunset Sound Studio Reverb recreates the reverbs, sounds, and spaces of four locations inside Los Angeles’ premier Sunset Sound recording facility. Throughout its 60+ years of history, countless icons of rock, pop and R&B have recorded seminal works there. IK is starting its reverb journey with a positively huge announcement.
Enter Sunset Sound
The reverb module opens the doors to four Sunset chambers, each with three modes. These are Live room (Studio 1, 2, 3), Iso Booth (Studio 1, 2, 3), Echo Chambers (1, 2, 3), and Spring/Plate (2 plate reverbs and 1 spring reverb). IK is using its proprietary dynamic convolution engine to model these facilities, with reverbs recorded through the studios’ custom console and mic collection. This way, the acoustics and equipment sounds of Sunset are faithfully captured, claims IK.
The reverbs can be fine-tuned using an array of familiar controls which include pre-delay, decay, HPF, Low, Hi, LPF, Mix (L/R/Stereo) and Width. You can dial in both Dry and Wet signals independently and also adjust input gain. The user interface is simple and to the point, you can also learn a bit about the different rooms from the included text guide.
Sunset Sound Studio Reverb can be used as an individual plug-in or inside the T-RackS 5 container, which is itself plug-in and standalone. All in all, congrats to IK for a major release that likely took an enormous amount of work to happen.
Price and availability
The Sunset Sound Studio Reverb will be put for sale this month inside the IK Custom Shop, the manufacturer’s online store and via IK authorized dealers. The price is USD/EUR 150 until March 31, 2020 – then it’s USD/EUR 250. The prices exclude tax/vat.