R4 Audio Examples

This page contains many examples where you can hear R4 in action.  Each example is first played dry (no effect), followed by the same selection through several different presets. Note: the mixes are a little bit wetter than they should be so that the reverb effect is more obvious.

Drums and Percussion

Here's a nice groove recorded in mono. See how R4 opens it up
A nice Latin groove, in mono. R4 spreads out the image and adds pop.

Rock drum groove in stereo.

Song: "The Loner" -- Album: "The Loner" -- Artist: Gene The Werewolf -- Producer: Sean McDonald

Nice kick, snare, hi-hat groove

Congas: Very nice Latin groove.

Large hand drums: Nice 12:8 groove


Voice And SOLO Instruments

Several presets on a nice husky voice.

Song: "The Loner" -- Album: "The Loner" -- Artist: Gene The Werewolf -- Producer: Sean McDonald

Several treatments of a jazzy female vocal. Courtesy Jess Hammond

An unusual vocal that reminds the listener of a crowd of sports fans chanting.

Song: "Too Kool For Skool" -- Album: "The Loner" -- Artist: Gene The Werewolf -- Producer: Sean McDonald

Nice harmonica solo

Song: "Too Kool For Skool" -- Album: "The Loner" -- Artist: Gene The Werewolf -- Producer: Sean McDonald


Keys and Guitar

Gentle steel-string guitar, originally recorded in mono
Strummed steel-string guitar, originally recorded in mono
Undistorted electric, originally recorded in mono
Electric guitar with chorus on the original mono dry track. The chorus is not part of R4. This is an old-school treatment using tempo-delayed reverb
Simple piano accompaniment, originally in mono
A set of rich treatments for electric piano. Original track in mono.

What could be more vintage than a Hammond organ recorded in a small room? That room might be covered in blankets or have a mattress propped against the wall. Here are several examples of the Hammond in various rooms. Original track is mono. Image Jason Lander used under Creative Commons licence.

A mono synth track with several reverb treatments.

Classical Music

Several R4 presets featured on a live String Quartet recording. This is the slow movement of op 76 #5. Recorded and mixed at 192K/24-bit. Downsampled for this example. Courtesy Fry Street Quartet

Several R4 presets featured on a live String Quartet recording. This is the finale of op 76 #5. Recorded and mixed at 192K/24-bit. Downsampled for this example. Courtesy Fry Street Quartet