Good Verb Gone Bad

MangledVerb™ is a unique effect combining reverb and distortion. Ported directly from the award-winning H9 Harmonizer®, MangledVerb is capable of creating lush reverbs, ripping distortion leads and sound-sculpting musical chaos. Guitarists have used it for years to create signature sounds and now you can have it in your favorite DAW.

MangledVerb starts with a variable pre-delay which feeds a stereo reverb into a complex distortion effect. Sonically it can range from the light friction of a bow scraping a cello string to the mayhem of a caged beast being poked with a red hot flounder.

Tweak it Live

H9 Signature Plug-in Series

Like all the H9 Signature Series plug-ins, MangledVerb excels in live situations. The Ribbon is an innovative control which allows you to program two settings for any combination of the controls and seamlessly transition between them. The programmable HotSwitch allows you to instantly jump to an alternate setting at the push of a button. This combination of controls brings you as close as possible to the experience of tweaking real hardware.

  • MangledVerb plug-in screen shot

Features

  • Create out-of-this-world soundscapes by increasing the Size and Overdrive.
  • Use it as Mono-In/Mono-Out, Mono-In/Stereo-Out or Stereo-In/Stereo-Out for ultimate flexibility.
  • Smoothly move from Softclip distortion to Overdrive for ripping transitions.
  • Use the Wobble control to create spooky detuning effects.
  • Use The Ribbon control to easily manipulate multiple parameters in a live situation.
  • Program the HotSwitch to instantly change multiple parameters at once.
  • Optimized for live use with MIDI control of The Ribbon and Tap Tempo for quick meta-control on the fly.
  • Use Mix Lock to scroll through presets while keeping the wet-dry mix constant.

MangledVerb Artist Presets

MangledVerb includes over 180 presets from the H9 and artists like:

Aaron Nevezie
Chris Carter
Christian Cassan
Count
Danny Gomez
Drew ofthe Drew
Headsnack
Joel Hamilton
Jordi Martinez
Kerry Leva
Lawson White
Mikail Graham
Richard Devine
Symbion Project
Vernon Reid

Videos

A Brief History of MangledVerb

MangledVerb started life as a popular effect algorithm in Eventide’s rack mount Eclipse and is one of the key algorithms included in our Space and H9 stompboxes. The plug-in version has been optimized for anyone working ‘in the box’ and presets can be shared between Space, the H9 and the MangledVerb plug-in.

Customer Testimonials

"A killer tool for making elements in a mix sound like they happened in an interesting space."
—Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Highly Suspect)
"One of the most interesting reverbs I've ever heard. It’s like running an EMT plate or outboard reverb through a vintage tube amp or analog distortion, but with infinite control over all the parameters of both, and all in one plugin!"
—Lawson White (Ben Folds, Shakira)
"A surprisingly versatile plugin. I’m loving the range of expression available. It will take you from distorted mayhem to beautiful characterful spaces with the tweak of a few knobs. Unlike anything else I’ve used."
—Aaron Nevezie (Black Keys, tUnE-yArDs, Dangermouse)

Specifications

Compatibility

Platform Compatibility

Microsoft Windows 7+ and Apple OS X 10.7+

DAW Compatibility

Software Plug-In Format
Pro Tools 10 + AAX Native
Cubase 7+ VST2
Nuendo VST2
Wavelab VST2
Logic 8+ AU
Ableton Live 7+ AU, VST2
SONAR VST2
Studio One AU, VST2
Digital Performer AU
Reaper VST2
GarageBand AU
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