Ask a Professor: Nonlinear Reverb


Q: Professor Case, do we have a Nonlinear Reverb preset in any of our reverbs that have a sound similar to the AMS RMX NonLin that you mentioned in Advanced Multitrack Production?

A: Most definitely. The TC6000 Bank F2 Decade 5 has nonlinear reverb patches, including 2 based directly on the AMS RMX NonLin program.

While the sound can be hot in the mix, front and center, synthesizing an absurd sound, with an 80s touch, it is also used in a more subliminal way to lift a track up out of a crowded mix, overcoming masking through the artificial extension of duration. Short, transient sounds like so much hand percussion are good candidates.

TC6000 NonLin