1987

Yamaha Rev5 Digital Reverberator

Yamaha REV5
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The Yamaha Rev5 is a highly sophisticated digital reverberation and effects system which offers warm, accurate simulations of natural and plate reverberation, extensive control, and basically superior sound quality. With a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz, it delivers full, flat frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz for exceptionally clean, “transparent” effect sound and a broader control range.

A total of 30 preset effect programs are provided that can be edited, re-titled, and stored in any of 60 RAM user memory locations. Programs 1 through 30 cover a range of reverb, early reflection, delay, modulation, gated reverb and pitch change effects, while programs .91 through .99 provide a unique set of “combination” programs which effectively function as several Yamaha Rev5 units in one.

Individual three-band parametric EQ parameters are provided for each effect program for precise tonal tailoring. In addition to the basic effect and EQ parameters, the Yamaha Rev5 offers a list of “internal parameters” which provide exacting control over the effect sound. The REVERB programs, for example, feature a total of 12 parameters that make it possible to create precisely the required effect.

The Yamaha Rev5 is also MIDI compatible, with a MIDI IN terminal that allows MIDI selection of effect programs, and a switchable MIDI THRU/OUT terminal. When switched to OUT, edited programs stored in internal RAM can be dumped to a MIDI data recorder or other data storage device. Programs thus stored can be reloaded when necessary via the MIDI IN terminal.

As an extra touch of convenience the Yamaha Rev5’s electronically balanced input and output terminals can be switched to match -20 dBm or + 4 dBm line levels – providing compatibility with a broader range of sound equipment.

Full 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response for superior sound
Yamaha Rev5 sampling frequency has been increased to 44.1 kHz to provide full, accurate frequency response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. This extra margin of reproduction precision means exceptionally clean, “transparent” effect sound and a broader control range.

Expanded control parameters and 60 user memory locations
Yamaha has provided an extremely broad range of control over the reverb sound, allowing the operator to precisely simulate almost any desired effect. This same expanded control capability applies to the Yamaha Rev5’s early-reflection, delay and echo, modulation, pitch change and combination effects as well.

Independent digital program EQ in addition to master EQ
In addition to a master three-band sweep equalizer which can be used to shape the overall response of the Yamaha Rev5 effect signal, individual EQ settings are possible for each effect program.

Midi program selection and dump capability
The Yamaha Rev5 features a MIDI In terminal which allows MIDI selection of effect programs, and a switchable MIDI Thru/ Out terminal which serves dual functions. When switched to Thru, it functions as a standard MIDI Thru terminal, re-transmitting MIDI data received at the MIDI In terminal. This facilitates the “daisy-chaining” of MIDI devices. When switched to Out, user-edited programs stored in internal RAM can be dumped to a MIDI data recorder or other data storage device.

Switchable input/output levels
As an extra touch of convenience the Yamaha Rev5’s electronically balanced input and output terminals can be switched to match -20 dBm or +4 dBm line levels-providing compatibility with a broader range of sound equipment.

Drums Dry
Perc Plate Reverb
Reverb Gate
ER1 Type Pan A
ER1 Type Pan B
ER1 Type L Hall Reverb
ER1 Type S Hall Reverb
ER1 Type Random
ER1 Type Plate Reverb
ER12 Type Pan A
ER2 Type L Hall Reverb
ER1 Type Spring Reverb
ER12 Type Random
ER12 Type Plate Reverb
ER12 Type Pan B
Kick Reverb
ER12 Type S Hall Reverb
Large Hall PD4ms Reverb
Large Hall PD8ms Reverb
Live Reference Mode L Hall Reverb
Large Hall Reverb
Live Reference Mode Pan A
Live Reference Mode Plate Reverb
Live Reference Mode Pan B
Live Reference Mode S Hall Reverb
Live Reference Mode Spring
Percussion Plate Reverb
Reverse Gate Type L Hall Reverb
Reverb Gate
Small Hall Reverb
Reverse Gate Type Random Reverb
Spring Reverb
Strings
Vocal Plate Reverb
Snare Reverb
Echo Room Reverb
Guitars Dry
Vocal Plate Reverb
Chorus A
Chorus B
Delay LR
Echo Room
Electric Bass A
Electric Bass B
ER1 Pan A
ER1 Pan B
ER1 Plate Reverb
ER1 Random
ER1 Reverse Reverb
ER1 Small Hall Reverb
ER1 Spring Reverb
Large Hall Reverb
Live Reference
Percussion Plate Reverb
Pitch Change C
Rehearsal Room Reverb
Small Hall Reverb
Spring Reverb
Stereo Echo
Stereo Flange
Symphonic
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Specifications

Released: 1987
Quantization: 16 Bit
Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Dynamic Range: 84dB
THD: Below 0.03%