TC Electronic DVR250 (Win)

TC Electronic DVR250 Win
  • Publisher: TC Electronic
  • Series: Icon Series Legacy Native Bundle
  • Product: DVR250 NATIVE / DVR250-DT
  • Version: 2.0.02
  • Format: VST, VST2,VST3, AAX
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher
  • Bit depth: 64-bit

TC Electronic DVR250 is a reverb VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plugin for Windows. DVR250 runs as a VST, VST2, VST3, and an AAX plugin. DVR250 VST plugin can be used with all major digital audio workstations (DAW) including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, Pro Tools, and others.

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DVR250-DT brings you the iconic EMT 250 Electronic Reverberator, right there in your DAW, as a plugin with a dedicated hardware controller.

DVR250 is a groundbreaking reverb plugin, that brings the long-lasting EMT 250 Electronic Reverberator to your DAW. With its original fusion of precision software and optional hardware controls, it captures the amazing sound and unique tactile controls of the world’s first commercial reverb box. Super easy and artistic to combine with, DVR250 will add a smooth and funky vintage air to any project.

Devil within the detail

TC’s model of the EMT 250 is very regarded and is recreated exactly within the DVR250. this enables the plug-in to make a comparatively convincing 70s reverb sound that works rather well on a good range of source material. The model also can be made more-or-less vintage-sounding, while always retaining the flavour of the first hardware. Being a model of a vintage reverb, the DVR250 does lack the extensive sonic detail and clarity produced by modern reverbs, but that relative simplicity lends a particular musicality and cohesiveness to the sound produced.

But I’m unconvinced by the controller. It works tolerably, but the plug-in has so few parameter settings that it might be even as easy to regulate them on screen and not need to clutter up your workspace and consume another USB socket with yet one more recorder. And within the absence of any throw or movement of the switches, all you’re doing is replacing the press of a mouse with the press of a switch and forcing yourself to possess to seem in two places when working with the plug-in rather than only one.

I don’t just like the look of the controller, either: The EMT 250 it’s supported may have a classic sound that’s desirable to duplicate, but its instrument panel is esoteric to mention the smallest amount, and I’m unsure it’s something I’d want to ascertain in my studio.

The seeming fragility of the DVR250’s switches and cheapness of the switch caps doesn’t fill me confidently about the controller’s long-term robustness, either. I’m also conscious that if and when that controller breaks, the whole plug-in will become unusable.

This could be easily remedied by the inclusion of a full onscreen control mode. Indeed, if TCE was to supply a plugin-only version of its excellent EMT 250 emulation, then I might choose that over the DVR250-DT controlled-version whenever.

TC Electronic DVR250 Features

  • Desktop controlled plug-in
  • Additional effects include delay, phasing, chorus, echo, and space
  • Custom-built signature presets
  • Input/output meters
  • Offers DAW automation
  • Powered by USB for Mac and PC
  • VST, AU and AAX formats

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