Source Audio’s brilliant Neuro app has been updated to take on Ventris for creating some extreme, insane and not least beautiful and mesmerizing reverb sounds. So get ready to buckle up and dive in.
On its own, the Ventris Reverb is quite a powerful beast, born with 12 different reverb effects under the hood and the ability to run two engines simultaneously. So, even beofre the Neuro aspect, you can go pretty nuts with this verb. So why add more options? Won’t it just confuse players beyond what’s actually productive? Well, according to Source Audio there is a time for everything:
“Putting too many controls on the face of a pedal undermines the daily user experience, particularly in live situations. However, there are times when it is nice to access deep parameters, browse sound libraries, or create and share your own sounds. With the release of our Neuro Mobile App and Desktop Editors for the Ventris Dual Reverb, we seek to provide musicians access to highly advanced sounds and features without losing the fun and immediate feel of a vintage stompbox.”
And we can only agree! When on-stage, no way we’re gonna fiddle around with an app and deep-edit FX parameters. But when preparing for a gig, or just when there is time for it, plugging in the Neuro app and gaining access to a plethora of effect parameters, it’s time to enter your utmost creative mode. And hey, you might even make some new presets that will spark new inspiration and ignite ideas, riffs and whole new songs in the process.
Look at the Neuro app as a source for inspiration and creation as much as a technical tool. Now, go get it and start messing around with it. Have fun!
Ventris Reverb Hardware Options in Neuro
- Effect Bypass Mode: Select between True or Buffered Bypass.
- MIDI Channel (Device ID): Select the pedal’s MIDI channel.
- Use Control Input for Switching: Allows you to use the Ventris’s 1/8″ CONTROL INPUT with a one button external footswitch (The Source Audio Tap Tempo Switch is a good option). Use the Control Input dropdown menu (located in the field just below) to select the function of the external switch. (See the Ext. Footswitch section below for details on selecting “Engine Tap Function” from the Control Input dropdown menu)
- Preset Extension Mode: This mode adds an additional 4 user presets for a total of 8 presets accessible without MIDI messages.
- Reverb Trails Mode: Avoids an abrupt cut-off and allows your reverb trail to decay naturally upon bypassing the pedal.
- External Loop Safe Mode: If you are placing pedals in the Ventris’ effects loop, this mode will prevent runaway feedback.
- Kill Dry Mode (Requires Trails Mode): Completely eliminates the dry signal from the pedal’s output. Kill Dry Mode is helpful when using the Ventris in an effects send.
- External Footswitch 1 & 2 Functions: Assign switching functions to a two button external footswitch. Please note – external switches only work as latching switches (not “momentary”) – if you choose “Engine Tap Function” in the dropdown menu, the external switch will default to whatever function has been assigned to the Tap action of the Ventris’s OPTION footswitch. It is possible to change the Ventris’s Tap function on a preset-by-preset basis. Choosing “Toggle Single A/B Mode” allows toggling between Reverb A and Reverb B within each preset.
- Power Up State: You can choose whether the Ventris is engaged (on Preset 1) or disengaged after the power up process.
- Default A+B Mode: Select between Parallel and Cascade (a.k.a. “Series”) as the default A+B Toggle Switch Mode.
- Default I/O Routing Option: Sets the a global stereo routing option. Please note: the Default I/O Routing Option can be overridden on a preset-by-preset basis. See the I/O Routing Option section in the Ventris User Manual for details on the different routing options.
Ventris Reverb Sound Editor in Neuro
- Reverb Engine A: Use this dropdown menu to select the reverb engine for Reverb A. You will notice that in addition to the twelve engines available on the Ventris Reverb’s Effect Selector knob, there is an ever-growing collection of additional reverb engines. Go to the Reverb Engines and Extended Reverb Engines section in the Ventris Dual Reverb User Manual for a complete list and explanation of each available reverb type.
- Time: Sets how long the reverb trail will sustain.
- Mix: Sets the wet/dry signal ratio. Push all the way to the left for 100% dry and all the way to the right for 100% wet.
- Pre-Delay: Sets the amount of time between the dry signal and the first reverb reflections.
- Treble: Boosts or cuts the high frequencies of the wet signal.
- Output: Sets the overall output volume.
- Bass: Boosts or cuts the lower frequencies of the wet signal.
- Diffusion: Blurs the reverb trail. Turn up the Diffusion to make the effect smoother or turn down the Diffusion for more of an echo effect.
- Reverb Mod Depth: Sets the amount of pitch modulation in the wet signal.
- Mod Rate: Adjusts the speed of the pitch modulation in the wet signal.
- Pre-Delay Feedback: Controls the circulation amount in the pre-delay taps. Increasing the Pre-Delay Feedback creates an echo effect of sorts.
- Pre-Delay Mod Depth: Increased the pitch modulation of the Pre-Delay taps.
- Size: This dropdown menu offers a subset of root settings within most of the reverb engine. For example: within the Hall L engine there is a choice between five different Hall sizes: Normal, Medium, Large, Extra Large, and Enormo-Hall.
- Input Low Cut: Applies a low cut filter to the dry signal. Low cut filters block all frequencies below the cut-off point. Available cut-off points include 20Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 150Hz, 200Hz, 250Hz, or Engine Default Settings.
Well, believe it or not, but these points are just scratching the surface. Learn much more details about the Neuro app and Ventris Reverb here…