Monday, 28 August 2017

Rob Papen pushes further into space with RP-VERB 2 boldly going where no reverb has gone before

Virtual instrument and effect plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce availability of RP-VERB 2 — updating its original RP-VERB effect plug-in, a firm favourite amongst many famous producers globally and a go-to reverb for many not-so-famous users, to boldly go where no reverb has gone before.

Space: the final frontier. The dedicated development team at Rob Papen are always on a continuing mission to explore creative new worlds… and boldly go where no one has gone before. But space is quite literally the final frontier, with RP-VERB 2 deftly delivering some truly thrilling tools to explore within its resonating realms, not least its individualistic REVERB spaces, including Room Storm — superb on drums and percussion! Put it this way: with RP-VERB 2 it is easy to (re)create the famous Phil Collins drum sound from his hit single ‘In The Air Tonight’ — and all without resorting to the technical talents of engineer/producer Hugh Padgham, a modified SSL large-format console… and, of course, Phil Collins himself!
However, many more enhancements are available in RP-VERB 2. As implied by name, pre-reverb DISTORTION adds additional bite to the room sound, for example — excellent for drums and percussion, too, but equally at home on vocals for creating a more edgy sound before the reverb itself is applied.

Alongside its superb sound, of course, maybe most intriguing is RP-VERB 2’s recently-added REVERSE section. In playing back the reverberated sound in a most creative way, while doing so it SYNCs to the tempo of the host DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and is easy to control. REVERSE is an awesome tool for creating some uniquely fresh sounds — works well on any sound source, from vocals to drums and loops… you name it! Various Rob Papen-programmed presets are included in RP-VERB 2 to showcase REVERSE in action.

 RP-VERB 2 can be seen and heard in this informative introductory video
 Additionally, there is an ENV (envelope) FOLLOWER on board RP-VERB 2 to effortlessly enable gated reverbs ringing out (‘In The Air Tonight’). This can also be used to control other RP-VERB 2 parameters at the same time. That said, more modulation options are available, including an additional ENVELOPE, LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), and a modulation matrix.

Many more RP-VERB 2 parameters are available to enable deep space exploration. Enjoying the creative spaces within RP-VERB 2 is audibly a continuing musical mission in itself, so why not boldly go where no reverb effect plug-in has gone before? Space is the final frontier, after all!

RP-VERB 2 can be purchased in a boxed edition — as an AAX (32-/64-bit), AU (32-/64-bit), VST (32-/64-bit) compatible audio software plug-in for Mac OS X (10.6 or higher) and Windows (Vista, 7, 8, and 10) — from authorised Rob Papen dealers worldwide or as a download directly from Rob Papen for €149.00 EUR/$149.00 USD from here: (Owners of RP-VERB are eligible to upgrade to RP-VERB 2 for €39.00 EUR/$39.00 USD, while RP-VERB 2 is included in eXplorer4, the latest incarnation of Rob Papen’s all-encompassing software bundle, so owners of eXplorer4 can download the RP-VERB 2 installer for free.)
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated RP-VERB 2 product webpage here:
About Rob Papen (
Self-confessed synth freak and world-renowned sound designer Rob Papen started working with synthesizers at the tender age of 15 when purchasing an analogue Korg MS-20 semi-modular monosynth and accompanying analogue SQ-10 sequencer. Suitably inspired, he subsequently released several albums as part of Dutch electronic music groups Peru and Nova — the latter featuring the same members as Peru, but with a more commercial slant — with whom he enjoyed number one hit singles in The Netherlands (Nova) in 1982 and Austria (Peru) in 1988. Peru disbanded in 1993, by which time Rob had already established himself as a sought-after sound designer, creating presets for the likes of Waldorf, Access, Ensoniq, and E-mu, before going on to found his namesake company in pursuit of creating a sound designer’s dream synth. That software dream soon became reality when Rob formed the RPCX (Rob Papen ConcreteFX) partnership with music software developer Jon Ayres to develop new Rob Papen virtual instruments and effects plug-ins, starting with BLUE — an exciting-sounding, self-styled ‘Crossfusion Synthesis’ affair (combining FM, Phase Distortion, Wave Shaping, and Subtractive synthesis into one powerful dream synth) — in 2005. Today Rob Papen soundware defines cutting-edge contemporary music production: powerful virtual instruments and plug-ins that intermix innovative design, uncompromising sound quality, and musical, production-grade presets to make tracks truly shine, whatever the musical genre… Inspiration Soundware, indeed!
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