In 1981 a reverb was released that would go on to define the sound of the decade and redefine reverb itself. When you think of punchy gated drums, lush ambient synths, and the ethereal, atmospheric vocals of the 1980’s – you’re thinking about the RMX. A truly iconic reverb heard on countless hit records.
Brought back to life and taken even further with advanced DSP and modern workflow enhancements, Glow instantly transports you to the 80s. Available now as an AU, VST3 and AAX plugin for macOS and Windows.
Dial in the exact sound of the original hardware or take this legendary sound into the 21st century with creative reverb dynamics and modulation. Glow allows you to get great sounds quickly with its clear and concise interface.
A Legendary Reverb, Reborn
Glow was given its name for the distinct and instantly recognizable character it can impart on any sound. Glow is to sound what neon is to colour! Its otherworldly and futuristic reverbs are the perfect complement for synthetic sounds or transforming the ordinary into the unexpected.
The iconic NonLin 2 reverb program, a beast on drums, was meant to emulate the now legendary sound of a gated room, and the Reverse programs can create a three-dimensional space that is both instantly recognizable and like nothing you’ve heard in real life. The vibrant Ambience program can create a near infinite space – perfect for lush synths and atmospheric vocals.
With 14 unique programs ranging from Halls, Plates and Rooms, to the abstract and creative – Glow is an instant ticket to surreal and retro future reverb spaces.
One of the secret ingredients of great drum reverb is lowering the initial transient of a drum sound before processing with reverb. Glow makes this effortless with Smooth. Intelligently suppress transients and focus the reverb on the body and sustain without altering the original dry signal. Get your percussive reverb sounding warmer, fuller and thicker instantly.
Make space in the mix with Glow’s Duck control. Intelligent volume ducking allows you to get rich reverbs that stay out of the way of the dry signal.
Go from subtle 3D spatialization and diffusion to deep chorusing and lush stereo modulation with a single control.
Don’t let the simplicity of Glow’s Flux parameter deceive you. Under the hood are a complex series of stereo filter, width and pitch modulations. All custom built for reverb specific modulation for a never-ending sweet spot.
Illuminate Your Music
Listen to a full production with and without Glow. The first track is totally dry, the second makes use of 20 instances of Glow.
Dry Track (No Instances of Glow)
Reverbed Track (20 Instances of Glow)
Glow delivers the legendary sound of the original reverb exactly as it sounded in the 1980s; including both the sought-after classic reverb programs alongside a collection of much rarer programs only found in very early hardware units.
We spent months modelling and analysing every detail of the original sound until it was indistinguishable from our original unit. Beyond this we enhanced the original sound even further with modern tools for even deeper reverb tails and increased dynamic range.
The original sound is an undeniable classic, but Glow lets you take this sound even further with a high-fidelity mode for modern music. The Modern parameter provides an enhanced stereo image for tighter bass and a punchy tone circuit that helps your reverb cut through a busy mix.
Get both a punchy direct sound and atmospheric reverb tails at the same time without either competing for space. Automatically lower the reverb sound based on the direct volume without complex side chaining or routing. Glow’s single parameter Duck control makes it easy to get the perfect balance between your direct and reverb signal.
The NonLin 2 program is an iconic gated reverb, but Glow lets you take the classic gated reverb sound even further. With the included Gate parameter, you can make every program a gated reverb. Sophisticated internal sidechain makes this process easy and accurate by setting the decay time based on the input signal.
Pick your colour
Whether you want to soak in the Miami Vice vibes of Radical Pink or prefer to stick with the Classic Black, Glow offers four unique colours so you can match the user interface with your personality.
Take a listen to some examples of Glow effecting a variety of different sound sources. Each audio demo plays the dry performance first, followed by the reverbed signal, processed only with Glow.
Female Vocal 1
Female Vocal 2
Female Vocal 3
Male Vocal 1
Male Vocal 2
Big Synth Chords
RMR on Glow
Dom Sigalas on Glow
Espen Kraft on Glow
MixbusTv on Glow
Manchester Music on Glow
- Hybrid convolution and DSP engine perfectly recreates the iconic RMX reverb
- 14 Iconic reverb algorithms: Ambience, Room A1, Room B1, Room A0, Hall C1, Hall B3, Hall A1, Plate A1, Plate B1, NonLin 2, Reverse 1, Reverse 2, Image P1, Freeze
- Take things further with custom DSP for gating, ducking, transient smoothing and flux (stereo spatialization and pitch modulation)
- Modern mode for tighter bass and extended, punchy frequency response
- Input, Output and Mix parameter with preset locking for deep control over reverb balancing
- Phase coherent mono mode
- Optional tempo-sync pre-delay
- Four user switchable themes in Classic Black, Radical Pink, Phantom Grey and Studio Blue.
- Internal preset browser for easily saving and recalling presets among various DAWs
- Random preset shuffling and selection for instant inspiration
- Resizable high definition UI
- Undo and Redo parameter changes
- Available as VST3, AU and AAX on macOS and Windows
- Apple Silicon native for VST3, AU and AAX on macOS
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