R4 Stereo Reverb Plug-in

Reverb royalty

Meet R4: reverb royalty from Exponential Audio. 

Every generation of engineers and producers has iconic pieces of studio equipment; they act like markers along the path of recording history. Many top engineers will talk about reverbs in the same way, they will speak of the first time they heard some of the classic hardware reverb units which have created a dynasty over the past few decades. Some of these units have Michael Carnes' fingerprints on them, and his new creation R4 is the next reverb in this royal lineage. R4 offers all the class of historic hardware reverb units but with many new features only possible with modern plug-in development technology. R4 is pure class and for this reason, is destined to become a classic. 

No CPU hog: R4 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 R4 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 R4 and NIMBUS now have this covered.

Users have long asked for tempo-controllable pre-delay: R4 now has this implemented.

Over 1200 presets and handy new tool-tips: R4 has everything under control to get you started.

What’s new?

R4 features at a glance:

  • A character reverb that outdoes all the classics
  • A new hall algorithm, as well as updated versions of the R2 algorithms
  • Warp section with compressor/expander and overdrive
  • Modulated EQ
  • Pre-delay and reverb delay now adjustable by tempo
  • Tail suppression circuit for more dynamic response
  • Gated reverb effects
  • Over 1200 presets
  • Helpful tool-tips to guide new users.

What Are People Saying About R4?

Greg Wurth

"'R4 is another impressive reverb from Exponential Audio.  It's becoming one of my favorite 'go-to' reverbs for Halls.  Like their other products, R4 offers infinite possibilities allowing you to create the most unique verbs you've every heard. The freeze feature is truly genius."
Greg Wurth, Grammy Nominated Engineer/Producer.


Richard-Furch

"Immediately, what strikes me about R4 is that it's so tightly integrated into the look and feel of all of Exponential Audio's reverbs, with a similar layout and control of their Nimbus plugin. Love the extra chorus modulations here and the no holds barred approach of paying homage to the digital reverbs of the 80s which I love so much.

A great job all around, this will find its way into a lot of vocals and drum sounds for sure."
Richard Furch, Grammy Winning Mixer.


Tom Marks

"With a choice of so many reverb plug-ins on the market today, it can take time to find the right one for a given source.  R4 makes that decision simple by giving you the controls to dial in any sound you want, in an easy-to-use GUI and preset browser.  And with the added Freeze function, the sound design possibilities are endless."
Tom Marks, C.A.S.


Jack Ruston

"There's nothing else in my plug-ins folder quite like R4. It's sonically sublime - the quality of the reverb tail is beyond reproach, but it also has all this bold, creative functionality - the freeze function is inspired, the warp options, gating and modulation. It's a classic sound in a modern context - a true replacement for the algorithmic reverbs that we've all grown to love, updated to let us do things we never could in the past. This is what happens when a product from a truly talented and experienced developer is allowed to mature over time." 
Jack Ruston, Producer, Engineer - Judas Priest, McBusted.


Download a free 21-day trial and experience the difference R4 can make to your mixes now.

R4 is the next generation of the classic character reverb

Want to listen?  There are plenty of examples right here.

Want to know more about R4 features?  Try R4 in depth.

Got a question?  Check our R4 FAQ section

 

Specifications

Channel Formats:
Mono-in/Mono-out, Mono-in/Stereo-out, Stereo-in/Stereo-out, depending on workstation.

Plug-in Formats :
AAX 32/64, VST 64, VST3 64, Audio Units 64. Please note that the only supported 32-bit format is AAX. This 32-bit format will not be supported after 2017.

System Requirements: 
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 or later including Sierra.  Intel only. 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

Ready to add R4 to your system?


If you have any Exponential Audio plugin, there's special pricing for you.


OFFICIAL R4 VIDEO TUTORIALS

We've partnered with our friends at Groove3 who have created the FREE tutorial series 'Exponential Audio R4 Explained.'  Learn R4 inside and out, at absolutely no cost to you. All you need is a free Groove3 membership and you’re good to go. Click this link to get set up now.

We've partnered with our friends at Groove3 who have created the FREE tutorial series 'Exponential Audio R4 Explained.' 

Learn R4 inside and out, at absolutely no cost to you. All you need is a free Groove3 membership and you’re good to go.
Click this link to get set up now.