• Catalinbread Talisman Reverb

Catalinbread Talisman Reverb

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Item #12832

Era-defining plate reverb with studio-style controls, and better yet, 479.99% smaller than the original plate reverb! Listen to any recording from the 70’s and you’ll most likely hear the sound of a plate reverb, a giant mechanical contraption roughly the size of a king size bed. It was ubiquitous in the studio, and was the only reverb used on Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon album. It adds lush ambience, dimension, thickness, and depth in an unobtrusive way. When you listen to your favorite albums from the 70's you might not even realize how much plate reverb you are hearing. In the studio the plate reverb signal was often processed on the way back to the console where the things like filtering and delays were applied. 

Catalinbread felt something was amiss with “plate reverb” settings on many products in the marketplace. Their goal was to capture all the goodness of classic studio plate reverb by actually experiencing a maintained EMT140 at Jackpot! Studios in Portland, OR. 

Because plate reverb was born in the studio, on the Talisman, there are included studio style sidechain effects that are routinely paired with plates. These controls are Pre Delay, which delays the reverb by about 100mS. And High Pass, which rolls off the low frequencies of the reverb. Both of these controls allow you to tune the reverb, in order to keep it from interfering with the dry signal.

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