Back in the mists of time (9/04), one of the first posts
on Music Thing concerned some company called Audio Damage, creating a wacky-looking plugin based on one of those old Realistic reverb boxes. 18 months later, Audio Damage
are famous for making cool plugins and being bloggers
themselves. They've just released Ratshack Reverb v.2
, which is - of course - wonderful for making skinny loops sound fat and adding weird resonant feedback to anything. At $34.99, it's a bargain, but also unusual because it's probably the only plugin which costs more than the vintage kit it models - you can usually pick up an 'Electronic Reverb' for $20-$30 on the 'bay, although I'm gutted I missed item #7402891870
- a treasure trove of black, fader covered, Realistic badness (including the Concertmate 500, which is a Casio SK-1
in disguise), which just went for $52...