Source Audio set out to create the most versatile and flexible reverb pedal imaginable. With Ventris, this mission has been accomplished, and the dual-engine reverb revolution has just begun!
Pete Thorn takes his usual approach in this video. The first thing he does when setting out to demo a pedal is simply to plug it in and mess around with it. This is not recorded, though, but simply serves as a session for inspiration, which usually triggers an idea for a brand new track. And if there is one word that nails the very essence of the Ventris Dual Reverb, it’s ‘inspirational’! So, no wonder Pete Thorn comes up with a killer track, which is what you can hear at the opening of his video demo.
Afterwards, he moves on to give you a brief overview of the pedal and demonstrate individual reverb types. However, he does recognize that this is one h… of a deep pedal with so many features and possibilities that it would be a feature-film.length video if he had to cover it in full. So, rather than attempting to do so, he simply advises that you check out the Source Audio website, and then moves on what it’s all about. Playing guitar through the Ventris!
- Dual Reverb Effects: The power to combine two reverb engines truly expands the pedal’s ambient possibilities. Run dual reverb effects in a parallel or cascading signal path, or split your reverbs and send a different effect to each of the pedal’s two Outputs.
- Massive Processing Power: Dual processing eliminates bloated all-in-one reverb programs. Instead of being forced to allocate 5% of the processing power to something vital and complex like the True Spring reverb, we can now dedicate 100% of the processor, opening the door to a new frontier of realism and sonic exploration.
- True Spillover: Seamless “spillover” from one preset to the next is an enormous advantage in live situations. Switch from one reverb preset to another without abruptly cutting off the trail of the previous effect. And, the dual reverb engines make it possible to program (with the soon-to-be-published Neuro Desktop Editor) the decay rate of the first reverb trail.