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Exponential Audio R2 Surround

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Exponential Audio R2 Surround
  
Exponential Audio R2 Surround

Lush multichannel reverbs

Bring new life and personality to your multichannel mixes with R2 Surround. This character-filled reverb is built to meet the demands of any surround music or post-production project, no matter how complex. Use the 3D Link expansion feature to connect multiple instances of R2 Surround for control over your entire multichannel mix, choose from eight early reflection patterns, then add shimmering modulation to your reverb tail for added depth and motion.


Highlights

Musical reflections with flexible multichannel support

R2 Surround carries on the stereo version’s reputation for full-bodied reflections and introduces a multichannel upgrade. R2 Surround gives you control over every piece of your reverb signal with level and EQ controls for early reflections and reverb tail, plus in-depth Attack, Tail, and Early Reflections modules to fine-tune the size and timbre of your reflections. The Chorus and Gate modules can be used to produce a greater sense of motion in your reflections for effective and engaging spatial effects.

Surround reverb that's equal parts art and science

7.1 multichannel support with 3D Link expansion
With up to 7.1 surround support and the ability to link instances together via 3D connectivity, don’t just stop at depth and width—use R2 Surround to add height to your mixes.

Set the exact timing of reflections with Balance
Balance provides channel-specific delay and independent level controls for early reflections and reverb tail, giving you the ability to refine both the time placement and overall proportions of your reflections.

Advanced directional controls
You can now fine-tune the front-back ratio of your reverb tail with Time Balance. Pattern, density, and distribution controls let you further tailor the physical characteristics of your early reflections’ movement.

Key Features

  • Lush surround reverb algorithm with support up to 7.1
  • Chorus and Gate modules for musical effects
  • Advanced control of reverb tail and early reflections
  • Additional delays and gain vontrols to work in complex multichannel mixes
  • 3D controls link multiple plug-in instances
  • Over 800 presets (rooms, plates, halls, chambers, and more)
  • EuControl support

“I find myself keeping mental notes on my favorite plates, and R2's was among the most musical that I'd ever used.”

— Dave Hidek, TapeOp

“With so much control over the exact way reverberation sounds in my mixes, PhoenixVerb and R2 are must-have plug-ins.”

— Barry Rudolph, New Toys

Operating Systems

  • Mac: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • PC: Win 7 - Win 10

Hardware Requirements

  • CPU: Multicore processor, 2 GHz or greater
  • RAM: 4 GB or greater
  • Display: 1440 x 900 or greater

Plug-in Formats

  • AAX, AU, VST, VST3 (all formats 64-bit only)

Channel Formats

  • Mono, Stereo, LCR, LCRS, Quad, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, SDDS

Authorization

  • iLok License Manager required
  • iLok2, iLok3, or iLok Machine License
  • Exponential Audio products are not available in iZotope’s Product Portal