The Reverb 2016 re-creates the legendary reverb algorithms of Eventide's SP2016 - Stereo Room, Room Reverb and High Density Plate. Every aspect of the original effects has been duplicated including every detail of the user parameters. While the algorithms are identical to the originals, the hardware implementation is state-of-the-art, with features that include a high performance 24 bit DSP, 24 bit analog audio I/O, digital I/O and MIDI interface.
The Reverb 2016 is built to reverb - it's not a multi-effects box. It was designed from the perspective that reverb is used nearly always and warrants a dedicated box with an optimal user interface. The Reverb 2016 UI is extremely easy-to-use featuring dedicated controls for each of the effect's parameters. The controls and display are intuitive. The UI is optimized for the studio and for live performance. Up to 99 user presets can be stored.
While recreating the original reverbs is the Reverb 2016's 'raison d'etre', the temptation to create a new reverb algorithm, one that squeezes every last MIP out of the 120MHz DSP, proved to be irresistible. And so, the Reverb 2016 features one new algorithm, an enhanced version of the originals. This "New" reverb is not a breakthough, it's the same basic structure with more complex early reflections and higher density. And, finer control of the parameters. The "New" reverb represents the natural evolution of the development work that max'd out the array processing power of the SP2016.