Video: Digital Reverb Effects vs. Real-Deal Analog | Analog vs. Digital

Can you hear the difference between a plate reverb emulation and the reverberations of a real plate? Between a digital room and an actual room? A true spring reverb or Source Audio's confusingly named True Spring Reverb (which is in fact a digital-only pedal)?

These are the questions we want to put to the test in our newest episode of Analog vs. Digital. But perhaps what's more important is… even if you can hear the difference, does it matter to you?

Our guide Andy Martin leads us through the halls and chambers of our investigation. From the comforts of his familiar demo room to the dank basement and cavernous Studio A live room at Chicago's Electrical Audio studio, we hear numerous versions of analog reverbs and digital reverbs.

Featured Analog Reverbs
Featured Pedals
Featured Plugins
  • Universal Audio Pure Plate
  • Universal Audio Capital Chambers

Watch the full video above to hear all of these reverbs in play. Which one is your favorite?

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