Yamaha REV100
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Yamaha REV100

REV100, Reverb from Yamaha.

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songboy 22/03/2010

Yamaha REV100 : Recensione di songboy (content in English)

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This is mainly a reverb unit with some delay and modulation options. Yes, you can edit this through a computer using software such as MidiQuest XL. This is in fact a 1u rack mount piece of gear. The Yamaha REV100 is a Digital unit. There are 1/4" stereo audio in and outs and a Midi in connection.

UTILIZATION

Yes, the sound and effects editing is fairly easy via the three main parameter knobs and the Mix knobs on the front of the unit. It is also even easier using MidiQuest. Yes, the general configuration is very simple. Simply select the patch you want and tweak it with the knobs on the front to change the mix, delay time, the decay, etc..... The only reason I used the manual was to find out exactly what all the presets were as they only display a number in the LCD.

SOUND QUALITY

I used this mainly on drums, vocals and acoustic guitar. With drums, it definitely can give you that 80's and 90's plate reverb sound which is fun to use here and there. As for vocals, I found that I didn't really like most of the sounds with the exception of some delay/modulation presets that made some cool sound effects. With the Acoustic guitar is where this unit really shined for me. It really brought some depth and warmth to my guitar and I used it on many tracks for the year that I owned it. The preamp did color the sound a little by making everything just a little muddier, but I generally used this on a bus so I was able to mix in the audio from the separate channel for the finished project.

OVERALL OPINION

What I liked about this unit was how well it made my acoustic guitar sound. It reminded me a lot of the recording I find on "Windham Hill records." What I didn't like about this unit is that the reverbs were definitely dated and didn't sound all that great on most other instruments/tracks I used it on. I paid $35 for this used on ebay and sold it for the same amount a year later so I am pretty happy with that. I give it a 7 out of 10 for sound quality. If you want your drums to sound like they are from an 80's studio, than this can help. It also works well with acoustic stringed instruments, other than that, don't bother in my opinion. I upgraded to a Alesis Microverb 4 after I sold the REV100 and the Alesis blows the REV100 out of the water. No, I wouldn't buy this unit again