The Sonnox Oxford Reverb Native VST 1.0 is a software instrument program that provides users with a stereo reverberation generator emulation plug-in that can be hosted within their music editing studios.
Users are presented with a large window interface with all of its controls on one clickable layer that offers them control of all parameters. The Sonnox Oxford Reverb control functions are divided into three sections that have no interacting parameters allowing users to freely adjust Early Reflections without affecting Tail settings. A version of the 5 band, type 1, Sony Oxford Equalizer is also included in the interface.
The Early Reflections function features programmable controls like ‘Taper’; controls the loudness of reflections depending on path lengths, and the ‘Feed Along’ fader; allows control of early reflections. The reverb’s Tail function, features an ‘Overall Size’ fader control to allow users to make the space sound bigger, with more low-frequency fullness, without changing ambience length. Buttons in the Early Reflections sections allow users to select one of four virtual room spaces and to set the position of the listener within that room. The Tail function can track Early Reflections room sizes exactly when its ER Track button is selected and the functions Comp Delay fader is in the middle. This ensures control of the overall size when programming a reverb’s Tail character. Each room is provided with a collection from some of the program’s over 100 preset patches from which users can select effects to add to their tracks, including 32 post settings.
- Full control of all parameters
- Slightly intimidating wide interface