GATEVERB / Non-Linear reverb
The most common classical digital and analog reverb effects are linear.. A Non-linear reverb gives an extra burst of the energy to each hit and extends the feel of the rhythm and expressive dynamics in a perfomance. This is a really powerful effect which creates something akin to envelope shaped reverberation. When the verb decay is set to a small value, the gate closes and cuts off the tail using compression. Gated reverbs can punch up simple drum loops into energetic wave rhythms. Sometimes the incoming signal is even mutated into absolutely new sounds. Non-linear reverb can also be used to great effect on guitar. Gate reverberation has been used by such musicians asJimi Hendrix, Madonna and Phill Collins to name just a few. The effect can be heard in many popular tracks from the 80s when gated reverb was used extensively by many producers on instruments and percussion and was an essential element of the ”Big Snare Sound”.