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

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.
  • Over 180 presets including some crafted by Richard Devine, Vernon Reid, Count, Chris Carter and more.
  • 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.
  • Available as an iOS standalone app and AUv3 plug-in

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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.

Artists Using MangledVerb

Dälek
Serge Bulat
Stewart Cararas
Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Perry, Simple Plan

Reviews

It's more wild and aggressive in its approach and skews closer to creative sound design than most reverbs out there. …If you want to get into some weird, wild and relatively unpredictable sound design possibilities, then I can't recommend it enough.
Graeme Bateman
Resident Advisor
If you like your reverb with a measure of fire and brimstone, MangledVerb belongs in your effects library… We give it a strong recommendation. If you love reverb, but want an extra measure of industrial strength sonics, MangledVerb belongs on your shortlist.
Paul Williams
TabMuse.com
Kein anderer Hall beherrscht diese Spezialität so gut und variantenreich wie MangledVerb. ("No other reverb masters this specialty as well and varied as MangledVerb.")
Holger Obst
Releasetime

Customer Testimonials

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)
"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 killer tool for making elements in a mix sound like they happened in an interesting space."
—Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Highly Suspect)

Platform Compatibility

Windows 7+AAX 32/64-bit, VST2 32/64-bit
macOS 10.7+AAX 64-bit, AU 64-bit, VST2 64-bit
iOS 11.0+AUv3 64-bit, Inter-App Audio 64-bit, Standalone 64-bit
We test our desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, our plugins should work with any compatible host - we recommend you download a 30-day demo here to check before buying.
We test our iOS plugins in AudioBus, AUM, Auria Pro, Cubasis, GarageBand, and NanoStudio. However, our plugins should work with any compatible host.
New 32-bit macOS installers are no longer being made for this product.
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