2016 Stereo Room - Eventide Audio

The Art of Reverb

The 2016 Stereo Room reverb plug-in was crafted to simulate a great sounding ‘room’. Delay lengths, reflections, and other properties of the virtual room were carefully considered in the modeling. This combination of art and science results in a natural, yet distinctive sounding reverb. The simple intuitive controls allow you to fine-tune the perfect space for your sound — whether it’s a dark hallway or a bright studio vocal room.

Originally found on the SP2016 rackmount, which has been used on hit records for decades, the 2016 Stereo Room plug-in features hand-crafted artist presets from Joe Chiccarelli, George Massenburg, and Dave Pensado. Capable of both lush and subtle sounds, it’s also easy on your CPU. Use multiple instances to bring out the character of different parts of a track — 20 instances in one session? Go for it!

Please note this product has been replaced with the new SP2016 Reverb Plug-in

Sound Examples

Features

  • Natural and distinctive sounding room reverb
  • Simple, intuitive parametric controls that prevent unnatural results
  • Complex early reflections resembling those of an actual great-sounding room
  • Smooth decay tail that sits in the mix
  • Novel Position control for precise mic placement in the virtual room
  • Diffusion alters the character of the space – from sharp to rich
  • Dedicated EQ controls to further sculpt your sound
  • Low CPU hit – use as many instances as you want!

Own the Legend

Since its debut in 1982 as the go-to reverb in the SP2016 rack effects unit, Eventide’s Stereo Room algorithm has been the gold standard for a room reverb that sits nicely in a mix and positions your sound in an acoustical space without washing out the integrity of the source. This is why Allen Sides, Mick Guzauski, and Jack Douglas have been proud adopters and to this day it’s still in use in world-class studios like Ocean Way.

“The algorithms naturally simulate every aspect of the sound of a real enclosure — from the complex early reflections to the natural way in which the echo density increases with time, to the smooth decay of the reverb tail.” — Tony Agnello, Designer of the 2016 Stereo Room

Reviews

Easy to view and control.

 The look and feel of Stereo Room 2016 is kind of retro but is easy to view and control which is good. As for the sound Stereo Room 2016 does a great job at recreating the 80’s style reverb algorithm from the hardware unit and sounds really natural.

Producer Spot

Blend scale and proximity.

You’ll love the way the 2016 encourages you to blend scale and proximity to create space that doesn’t swallow up the sound. Boosting the Low EQ can turbocharge the decay and, as long as you keep the levels in check, the tail is wonderfully smooth. 

Computer Music
MusicRadar

Artists Using 2016 Stereo Room

Joe Chiccarelli
U2, Elton John
John Agnello
Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.
Neil Dorfsman
Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Bruce Hornsby
Stewart Lerman
Patti Smith, St. Vincent, Boardwalk Empire
Alex Solano
Pulsating Waves, Plugin Connection
Aran Lavi
Oren Barzilay, Avraham Tal, Dikla, George Benson
Buda & Grandz
Wyclef, Dave East, Meek Mill, G-Unit, The Lox
Ed Pettersen
Richard Thompson, Freedy Johnston, Candi Staton, Wadada Leo Smith, Giuseppi Logan, Henry Kaiser
Erin Tonkon
David Bowie, Holy Holy, Esperanza Spalding
Jordi Martinez Guals
Autoput
Ken Sluiter
Heart, Weezer, Ok Go, Morrissey
Siegfried Meier
Kittie, Face To Face, DMX, Woods of Ypres, Adam Wendler

Platform Compatibility

Windows 8+
AAX 64-bit, VST2 64-bit, VST3 64-bit
macOS 10.9+
AAX 64-bit, AU 64-bit, VST2 64-bit, VST3 64-bit

An iLok account is required, but no physical dongle is necessary.
We test our desktop plug-ins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One.
Our plug-ins should work with any compatible host, however we recommend you download a 30-day demo to check before buying.