Vintage Digital & Analogue Studio Effects
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The Korg DRV-2000 Digital Reverb is a creative digital reverb that responds like a musical instrument – because it responds to the way you play. The Korg DRV-2000. Much more than a professional 24-bit digital reverberation unit. Much more than a MIDI compatible multi-effects unit, featuring 16 programs like Gate Reverb, Stereo Echo, Flanger, Space Pan, and dual effects programs like Reverb and Echo and Reverb and Chorus.
Much more than a creative sound-processor that lets you program and store up to 80 of your own effects. The Korg DRV-2000, like a musical instrument, can actually be controlled by tile way you play. We call it Multi Modulation. It enables you to modulate parameters such as Reverb Time, Pan Speed, Echo Feedback Level and Gate Shape by the level of your playing, whether you play electric guitar sampling keyboard, sax or even drums.
Each of the DRV’s 96 powerful effects programs (16 presets, 80 User Programs) can respond to your playing just as expressively as your own instrument does. MIDI users can modulate the Korg DRV-2000’s effects by MIDI touch sensitivity and a full range of MIDI controllers. You can also use optional foot controllers for Multi Modulation, as well as for selecting programs and cancelling effects, leaving your hands free to play your music. The Korg DRV-2000 Digital Reverb – it responds like a musical instrument.
The Korg DRV-2000 allows you to select, for each effects program. two parameters 10 be controlled by Multi Modulation You can then select a control source Irom Ihree calegones.
For each parameter, the Multi Modulation sensitivity can be set anywhere from – 100% to + 100%. For example, you could control Reverb Time by MIDI Key Velocity. Set the Multi Modulation sensitivity 10 +100% and the Reverb Time will increase as you play louder, to add power to dynamic solos.
Set the sensitivity to – 100% and the Reverb Time Will Increase as you play more softly, to add atmosphere to quiet passages. On all programs, you can Multi Modulate the Input level or Output level, so that you have complete control over the overall level of the processed-sound direct-sound mix from your Instrument.
And when you change programs (using an optional foot switch) the parameters that you have selected for Multi Modulation change automatically. The Korg DRV-2000 is designed so that during performance you need never touch the controls on the main unit – you’re totally mobile.
With the DRV -2000. control of digital effects is not just for MIDI users. Arrt player can control parameters list by the level of their Playing. Natural, realistic effects can be created, such as having the Reverb Time increase when you play louder.
Special effects are easy too, like Multi Modulating the Space Pan so that when you turn up for a solo, the sound pans dramatically between your speakers. You could take advantage of the Korg DRV-2000’s variable Gate Shape feature and use Input level to modulate the Gate Reverb program so that your playing actually affects the type of reverberation that you hear.
Another plus for non MIDI users. A volume Pedal such as the Korg KVP-001 can be used to control any two selected parameters. For example, a pianist could use a volume pedal to increase the Reverb Time of any of the DRV-2000’s six natural reverberation programs, to instantly add just the right amount of ambience to his sound or an electric guitarist could use a volume pedal to simultaneously control the speed and depth of the Flanger program.
Of course, the Korg DRV-2000 IS fully compatible with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), the technology that allows digital instruments to control each other. This means that you can set selected parameters to respond to a wide range of MIDI controls, including:
This permits an enormous variety of MIDI control possibilities. such as:
The Korg DRV-2000 is principally a powerful, state-of-the-art digital reverb unit. It provides remarkably rich stereo digital reverberation which will enhance any performance and add natural acoustic ambience to recordings. The six reverberation programs all feature an “Early Reflection” parameter, realistically creating the initial sound reflections occurring in various environments, from a large concert hall to a garage.
There are also Reverb programs especially designed for vocal and instrument sounds. It also provides a number of other superb effects programs. You can edit (modify) any of the Korg DRV-2ooo’s programs, to create up to 80 of your own programs, to exactly suit your needs.
The Gate Reverb programs let you create a popular studio- type effect (for that Phil Collins drum sound) where a long reverb is abruptly and dramatically cut short. And you can vary the shape and length of the gate, from normal reverb, to straight gate, to reverse gate, for a variety of powerful contemporary effects.
Three types of Stereo Echo, utilising different types of signal routing, permit an enormous range of tape-echo and digital delay type effects, with time and feedback level of left and right channels independently adjustable.
The Space Pan takes automatic panning to new dimensions-its Pan Depth parameter allows you to create a circular panning effect, by increasing or decreasing the signal level on alternate passes of the centre position. And of course this effect is widely variable in rate and depth.
Reverb & Echo
The DRV-2ooo’s vibrant Reverb & Echo program permits the creation of really rich, natural reverberation treatments by combining, in parallel, a reverberation effect on the right channel with a delay/echo effect on the left channel.
Reverb & Chorus
Routing your input signal first to a reverb processor, then to a stereo chorus processor, the Reverb & Chorus program adds a thick, deep modulation effect to multiply and transform the tone of any instrument.
Quantization: 16 Bit
Sampling Frequency: Unknown
Frequency Response: 20Hz-15kHz
Dynamic Range: 95 db
Small Hall Reverb
Large Vocal Reverb
Ambience Room 2
Small Hall Reverb
Large Instrument Reverb
Small Hall Reverb
Large Instrument Reverb
Underrated and forgotten late 80’s budget reverb, but still great for small rooms and adding ambience. Settings for plates and large halls sound best with a bit of HF damping and the (not too bright) delays fit nicely in a mix. The gated reverbs are adjustable for gates I used one in the 1980s in a small studio. The range of effects and quality were, on the whole, excellent. Long reverb times would expose the processor’s limitations, displaying a terrible fluttering which, at it the longest settings, made it little more than delay with high feedback.
The MIDI functionality made it superb for live vocal use with a sequencer: I programmed it to select a suitable effect for each song, then reduce the effect to zero at the end so that the mic was dry to talk to the audience. It was also simple to use MIDI CC live to automate FX level during a song, so that, for example, it would bring in a delay under specific vocal lines, which sounded spectacular back then. It was a lot of fun to use.ize and gate shape, which is endless fun for programming unusual effects and for fattening drums up! Grainy and lovely character, controllable via MIDI CC, with a bunch of algorithms you won´t find elsewhere. A very useful unit for me – and cheaper than a plug in!
Underrated and forgotten late 80´s budget reverb, but still great for small rooms and adding ambience. Settings for plates and large halls sound best with a bit of HF damping and the (not too bright) delays fit nicely in a mix. The gated reverbs are adjustable for gate size and gate shape, which is endless fun for programming unusual effects and for fattening drums up! Grainy and lovely character, controllable via MIDI CC, with a bunch of algorithms you won´t find elsewhere. A very useful unit for me – and cheaper than a plug in!