The Signature Technique Behind "Heroes"
A faithful recreation of Tony Visconti's three microphone technique used with David Bowie on "Heroes" at Hansa Studios, Berlin.
Eventide takes this concept to the next level. With the Tverb plugin you can run your tracks through this legendary room with one close mic and two movable stereo room mics with control over the response characteristics of the room.
Tverb was designed with a new level of efficiency for plug-ins. It captures the rich ambience of Hansa’s studio 2, the historic Meistersaal concert hall, without burdening your DAW’s CPU. Tverb features three independent reverbs, with the ability for the two far microphones to be convincingly placed anywhere in the hall.
2 Moveable microphones to adjust reverb size and tone
Adjustable polar patterns for microphone 1 to adjust the amount of ambient room tone
Custom Eventide reverb algorithm with EQ, diffusion, and decay control
Compressor module on microphone 1, just as Visconti had in the original session
2 Linkable post-reverb gate modules with control of when the gates close, the speed at which they close and the length of time they are forced to stay open
Console (inspired by the one used in the session and with Visconti’s "grease pencil" labelling) provides post-reverb channel processing for each individual mic and the master
Room mixer module alters the sound of the room itself with control over decay, diffusion and frequency attenuation
Signal inversion buttons to remove (or create) phase cancellation
Mix Lock allows for scrolling through presets or settings while keeping the wet/dry mix constant
Complete automation support
Mac OSX 10.7+, Windows 7, 8, 10; AAX, AU, VST. No iLok dongle required.