Blackhole® - Eventide Audio

Extraterrestrial Reverb

Most reverbs are earth-bound and constrained by the physics of the real world. Our Blackhole® reverb breaks the rules by allowing you to create virtual spaces that could never exist in reality (or at least the one we inhabit). At large sizes, its soft attack and lingering, harmonic tails allow it to really shine on guitars, strings, and pads. At small sizes, those very same qualities can add an angelic sheen to vocals or turn a simple drum track into an otherworldly rhythm section.

From the Extreme to the Sublime

While it’s true Blackhole is capable of creating space-warping special effects and drones, it’s also capable of creating musical and subtle effects you’ll find useful for highlighting key instruments or painting a backdrop for your mix. Whether you’re at the event horizon or closer to home, Blackhole will inspire and amaze while its intuitive controls will allow you to add that special something to your tracks without a degree in rocket science. 

In short, Blackhole is destined to be one of those tools that you turn to time and again when reality just isn’t enough.

Blackhole was designed to give you extensive control, allowing you to craft your own signature sounds. Included with Blackhole is a carefully curated set of 50 presets that serve as a launchpad for your explorations. These presets cover spaces as small as a room and as large as space itself. 

Features

We’ve now perfected the galactic sounds of the Blackhole reverb in native plug-in form. With the Blackhole plug-in, any instrument in your DAW can warp acoustic space and time. This famed, massive reverberator first saw the light of day as an algorithm in our rackmount DSP4000. For decades, studio engineers considered Blackhole their “secret weapon.” It’s become the go-to ambient effect for guitar and keyboard layers. With each new version, the reverb has been refined and enhanced.

  • Incredibly easy to use with over 50 presets, many created by Eventide artists.
  • Ability to create extremely musical effects useful for highlighting key instruments.
  • Supernatural settings for abstract spatial effects and drones.
  • Subtle settings for ambient washes and track highlighting.
  • Unique “Gravity” control reverses the arrow of time by inverting the reverb’s decay.
  • Kill Switch mutes the input so you only hear the reverb. This makes for some incredible effects when automated.
  • Mix Lock allows for scrolling through presets or settings while keeping the wet/dry mix constant.
  • Fully flexible mono and stereo options. Bring new realms of stereo imaging to mono instruments.
  • Innovative Ribbon and Hot Switch allow for changing any combination of parameters simultaneously.
  • Full support for the Native Instruments NKS Effects system.
  • Available for iOS as a AuV3 plug-in and standalone app.

Artist Presets

Richard Devine

Sound Designer

– Artic
– Automate
– Boxed In
– CargoShip
– Cathedral
– Circular Hall
– CombChamber
– DarkenHall
– DecayDrop
and more!

Flood & Alan Moulder

Nine Inch Nails, U2

-FISHHOLE

Vernon Reid

Living Colour

– Dogstar
– Transfigured
– Vortexing
– Centaurus
– Starcrater

Jonsi & Alex 

Sigur Ros

– Sigur Ros

John Agnello
John Agnello

Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.

– Hey Honey

Available on iOS

Blackhole is also available on iOS, for all your out-of-this-world reverb needs. Download now to experience reverb as you’ve never experienced it before!

Reviews

Cosmic.

The epic, evolving soundscapes, haunting drones and sinuous ambiences that it spits out have to be heard to be believed… In a word: cosmic.

Ronan Macdonald
MusicRadar

Turn things more sinister.

A simple clean guitar can be transformed into a vast atmospheric soundscape, but by the same token you can also turn things a touch sinister by heaping on the resonance, feedback and modulation depth.

Paul White
Sound on Sound

Huge reverb.

The huge reverb would lend itself perfectly to cavernous echoes on dubstep snares, for example. More subtle settings sound exceptional on soft pad sounds, classic deep house Rhodes chords and even on percussion parts.

Attack Magazine

Artists Using Blackhole®

Andre Kelman
Beastie Boys, Phoenix, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power
Anthony Baldino
Interstellar, Ex-Machina, Avengers: Infinity War, Venom
Chris Carter
Chris & Cosey, Throbbing Gristle
Dave Sitek
TV On the Radio
Joe Chiccarelli
U2, Elton John
John Agnello
Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.
Neil Dorfsman
Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Bruce Hornsby
Nick Hook
Richard Devine
Schematic Records
Steven Williams
Sting, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton
Stewart Lerman
Patti Smith, St. Vincent, Boardwalk Empire
Tony Visconti
Bowie, T. Rex

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
iOS 11.0+
AUv3 64-bit, Standalone 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.
We test our iOS plug-ins in AudioBus, AUM, Auria Pro, Cubasis, GarageBand, and NanoStudio. However, our plug-ins should work with any compatible host.