ShimmerVerb - Eventide Audio

Move Towards the Light

ShimmerVerb combines a massively lustrous reverb with parallel pitch shifters to add ethereal layers making any signal, well, “shimmer.” Oftentimes, producers would achieve the effect by using Eventide pitch shifting hardware such as the H910, H949, or H3000 or other rack mount units in combination with a reverb. This production technique was popularized by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno on U2’s The Unforgettable Fire. Now, this iconic sound has been refined and extended with a modern, unified interface that is great for adding dreamy ambiance to guitars, keys, synths, samples, and vocals. In typical Eventide fashion, features have been added such as the ability to infinitely feedback the signal, resulting in cascading reverbs that smear into oblivion. Feedback can be further fine-tuned by specifying which frequencies are fed back through the low/mid/high cross-over network. 

ShimmerVerb shines via its playable, performance-based parameters. THE RIBBON is an easy-to-program performance macro allowing users to morph between two settings with one control. Desktop users can plug in a MIDI keyboard and gain tactile command over this function via the modulation wheel. Ribbon mappings are great for Feedback swells, moving the Pitch knobs, or changing the Size for a massive detuning result. ShimmerVerb also boasts a HOTSWITCH for calling up another state of parameters inside the same preset. Use this for changing octaves, turning off/on the pitch shifters, or simply turning the Mix up or down while crafting your performance. Finally, the FREEZE button allows you to make smeared textures out of single voices, full pads, or percussive elements resulting in metallic “shimmers.”

Sound Examples

Features

  • Unique reverb plug-in with parallel pitch shifters on the reverb tail
  • Easily pitch with perfect fourths, fifths, and octaves
  • MicroPitch tuning available around perfect intervals
  • Four octaves of pitch shifting (from two octaves down to two octaves up)
  • Delay pitched signals up to one second or sync them to your DAW’s tempo
  • FEEDBACK determines how much delayed signal is fed back into the input of the reverb
  • Low, Mid, and High cross-over network determines which frequencies are fed back
  • FREEZE holds the current state of the reverb in a smeared texture
  • The RIBBON allows for real-time modification of several parameters at once
  • HOTSWITCH allows for instant switching between two sets of parameters within one preset

Artist Presets: Ronit Kirchman

Ronit Kirchman is a composer, music producer, songwriter, conductor, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. She composes music for film and television, theater and dance, multimedia installations, and the concert stage. Her credits include The Sinner, LimetownZen and the Art of Dying, and The Skin I’m In.

Available on iOS

ShimmerVerb is also available on iOS for all your shimmering reverb needs. Download now to experience reverb as you’ve never experienced it before!

Reviews

Easily unfurls everything.

ShimmerVerb easily unfurls everything from percussive impulses to traditional instrumentation or even the most basic synthesized sounds into expansive, gleaming atmospheres.

Noah Pred
Ask.Audio

Adds space and texture.

With ShimmerVerb, Eventide supplies us with a one-stop shop for an effect that can certainly find use on plenty of the melodic and lead-type tracks in your production, as well as some of your more pad-like support tracks that can benefit from a little space and texture.

Dan Gluszak
SonicScoop

One of the best.

Whether you’re looking to add otherworldly texture to guitars or lustrous polish to vocals, the ShimmerVerb will add depth and beauty to your tracks immediately, and that makes it one of the best new software offerings of 2020.

Nathan Doyle
Vintage King

Artists Using ShimmerVerb

Dälek
Fred Everything
Paul "Willie Green" Womack
Ronit Kirchman
The Sinner, Evil Eye, Limetown

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.