Dubspot blogger Josh Spoon looks into the REV content pack for Kontakt and finds that a library of sounds in reverse can have some useful applications.
There are over 1000 sounds in these “engines,” and all the ones I’ve heard are very useful and expressive. The sounds are very clean and have lots of character, especially the loops and swells. REV can create intense sounds and dramatic moments and it also features lighter sounds and some great presets of everyday instruments.
“Overall the biggest advantage to using REV is the reversal of entire music beds,” explains music producer and Dubspot art director Priscilla Jimenez. I agree with Priscilla. You can have a section of music that is already created and then test how it would sound with reversed pads or double a piano MIDI track with reversed percussion loops that follow the cadence of the forwards chords. As I continue to play with REV, I begin see how I can layer multiple engines and create my own patches, creating complex textures.
If you don’t own a copy of REV yet, you can check it out here.
REV is a revolution in software instruments, dedicated to flipping your perception of audio in reverse.
More than your standard DAW reverse function, REV is a four-part instrument packed with a world of sound based entirely on reverse elements for producers, composers, artists, DJs and sound designers. Each of the 4 parts of REV have their own unique sound engine loaded with over 14GB of content including synths, real instruments, multilayered organic pads, loops, rises, pulses, swells, stutters and more.