Nomad Factory, in association with MoReVoX, has released 80’s Spaces, a plug-in which aims to conveniently recreate classic 80’s reverb sounds from hit songs. The plug-in supposedly makes it easy to obtain the kinds of gated, chorused, sweeping, verbs heard on countless records from that era. Instead of focusing on simulating a particular unit, this is an all-in-one plug-in that borrows trademark sound from various hardware processors.
80’s Spaces has a hardware-inspired user interfaces that features typical reverb controls – pre-delay, attack, decay, and width – but key 80’s vibe controls are directly available as single knobs, too. These are gate, chorus, low and high-pass filters. This way, the plug-in makes it easy to obtain that kind of fairly characteristic sound without much fuss. The interface is complete with input and output trim knobs, as well as a mix knob for blending in the effected sound together with the original dry audio.
Finally, the Parameter Display offers a look at the reverb model currently in use, the type of reverb, and reverb time – in addition to a retro gear design touch. While we don’t know which units are simulated, assorted Lexicon hardware is a good bet. There are plenty of other plug-ins on the market that try and recreate the Lexicon sound, but 80’s Spaces makes it especially easy to obtain the sought-after result.
Price and availability
80’s Spaces is available for Windows and Mac systems at an introductory price of 89 USD, down from 179 USD. A free demo is available for download.