NIMBUS Stereo Reverb Plug-in
Reverb Done Differently
NIMBUS: the powerful new reverb unit from Exponential Audio.
While many companies were making convolution reverbs with photorealistic graphics requiring loads of DSP, Exponential’s Michael Carnes was swimming in the other direction with his designs.
That disruptive approach has paid off, with Exponential Audio now regarded as one of the leading effects companies for professionals in music, post-production and games design. Our plug-ins are used on Grammy-winning albums, and top movies that take you to galaxies far-far away or deep into Middle Earth.
Meet NIMBUS, a new and improved reverb unit based on the familiar PhoenixVerb but offering better sound, greater flexibility and new capabilities:
Better sounding: NIMBUS is based on the core of the hugely popular PhoenixVerb, but we’ve combined honest user feedback with a fertile creative imagination to make it sound even better.
No CPU hog: NIMBUS is a native plug-in, requiring no special hardware and offering even more flexibility while continuing to work with its now-famous minimal load on your computer.
Easy to use: We know that workflow matters to our users. While NIMBUS is brand new, existing users will find it reassuringly familiar, and new users will find their way around in a matter of minutes.
Plugging all the gaps
There were always elements - like overdrive - that NIMBUS creator Michael Carnes felt would be helpful in 'warming up' a reverb. He also saw a need to dynamically lower reverb levels in louder parts of a mix: with dynamic tail suppression NIMBUS now has this covered.
Users have long asked for tempo-controllable pre-delay: NIMBUS now has this implemented.
Over 1200 presets and handy new tool-tips: NIMBUS has everything under control to get you started.
NIMBUS’ features at a glance:
The familiar core of PhoenixVerb, extended in new directions
New warp section with compressor/expander and overdrive
Pre-delay and reverb delay now adjustable by tempo
New tail suppression circuit for more dynamic response
Over 1200 presets
Helpful tool-tips to guide new users.
What Are People Saying About NIMBUS?
"I love PhoenixVerb for sweetening the acoustics recorded from microphones including orchestras. NIMBUS takes this another step, plus it also offers almost every kind of treatment that I’ve used for pop music with real echo chambers in the past. I can even import my PhoenixVerb settings as a starting point."
Bob Olhsson - Audio Mastery, Nashville
"I've grown quite fond of the exquisitely luscious tails of Phoenix. But I did wonder, "What more could they do with reverb? NIMBUS is powerful but simple. As a sound designer whose focus is transforming field recordings into something musical and (hopefully) magical, this is the perfect tool. I'd recommend NIMBUS to any sound designer or producer who is looking for control and impeccable sound quality. The tempo-sync features allow me to try out rhythmic ideas, instantly transforming found-sound percussion. NIMBUS is my a desert-island reverb."
Beth Burnett, Puddle Wonderful
"NIMBUS is totally my go-to stereo reverb plugin now! It's like having three plugins in one! A beautiful sounding reverb paired with an exciting and flexible set of control parameters makes this plugin a great big joy to use. It is a welcome and versatile addition to all of my music, editing and design sessions. I am so in love with The Warp function!"
Stephen Gallagher - District 9, The Hobbit
"I never knew I needed another reverb plugin until I heard NIMBUS. All this inside the plugin contributes greatly to the feeling of endless sounds. I much prefer having all this ability inside the reverb, it makes NIMBUS much more flexible, enough that I could easily use it as my only reverb in a mix. And the last time I was able to do that was before any DAW was made."
Robert L Smith - Oscar and Grammy winning Producer/Engineer
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NIMBUS is reverb reinvented: like you, we can't stop being creative!
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Mono-in/Mono-out, Mono-in/Stereo-out, Stereo-in/Stereo-out, depending on workstation.
Plug-in Formats :
AAX 64, VST 64, VST3 64, Audio Units 64.
All forms are 64-bit only.
Win 7, Win 8, Win 10. Multicore processor in excess of 2GHz is recommended. 2GB RAM or more. Display 1024 x 768 or greater.
OS X 10.8. Multicore processor in excess of 2GHz is recommended. 2GB RAM or more. Display 1024 x 768 or greater.
Please note that Snow Leopard and Lion are not supported.
iLok2 or iLok3 required
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