Summer NAMM: ReValver MKIII Launches to Critical Acclaim
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NAMM exhibit #2010)ReValver Mk III, the revolutionary virtual tube-amplifier software developed by a veteran tube-amp maker Peavey Electronics, has received high marks during its first round of reviews by some of the music-products industrys most respected software critics.
In terms of sounding and feeling like a real amp, ReValver is easily the best software Ive tried, wrote Michael Ross in the June 2008 issue of EQ. I will stack ReValver against any other software, and more than a few boutique amps. In his June Guitar Player critique, he added, At times, I forgot I was playing through software. ReValvers amp models might be the ones that make you leave the real thing at home.
Craig Anderton, accomplished musician and author of the classic how-to book Home Recording for Musicians, profiled ReValver Mk III for Keyboard magazines June issue. The buzz about ReValver Mk III is huge, and with good reason, he declared. The amp/speaker combinations have the feelnot just the soundof a tube amp, with undeniable authenticity.
Peavey ReValver Mk III is a revolutionary 64-bit amplifier modeling software that captures the true characteristics of vacuum tubes while allowing users unprecedented control over their tonality and gain structures.
ReValver Mk III models 15 of the worlds most popular guitar amplifiers, including several Peavey amps, through an exclusive algorithm that analyzes the interactions of the components on the circuit level, based on the amps original schematics. By controlling these amplifier models from the component level, ReValver is able to model every nuance with amazing accuracy, creating totally new capabilities where adventurous players can design their ultimate custom amps and speaker systems.
As advanced as ReValvers modeling algorithms are, operating the models can be as simple or in-depth as the user desires. The software GUI is instantly familiar and easy to use, with a drag-and-drop interface where users can add and subtract individual components and devices such as amplifiers, preamps, power amps, stomp boxes and effects.
Unlocking ReValvers groundbreaking customization tools is also easy. By right-clicking on an amp model, users can go inside and adjust the amps tones and components on the Tweak Module GUI. This allows users to change, add or subtract tubes on all amplifier models, and then calibrate even the voltage parameters of those tubes. In all, users can program more than 15 features on each tube stage, with as many as 17 preamp and power tube types to choose from.
ReValver Mk III also features a robust stomp-box and effects section including various types of chorus, distortion, wah, tremolo, compression, limiter, delay, octaver and much more. A new FFT-based convolution reverb allows for very complex and smooth reverbs, including sampled spring reverb, and allows users to import their own .WAV samples. Models of Peavey 6505, JSX, Classic, ValveKing and Triple XXX guitar amps are available in ReValver in software format.
Peavey ReValver Mk III is available now authorized Peavey retailers.
- 15 amp models, including Peavey 6505, JSX, Classic, ValveKing and Triple XXX
- Modules in amp head, preamp and power amp formats
- Two operation modes, with 64-bit and oversampling in HQ mode for hi-fi fanatics
- FFT based convolution reverb, including sampled spring reverb
- More than 150 speaker samples using real-time convolution and membrane modeling
- Algorithm improvements from Mk II to enhance realism, especially in the tube and transformer simulation
- Standard Tuner and Simul-Tuner with six independent tuners for tuning to presets
- Mac Requirements: 1 GHz CPU; 512 MB RAM; 1024x768 screen resolution; VST/AU host or sound card
- Windows Requirements: 1 GHz CPU; 512 MB RAM; 1024x768 screen resolution; VST host or ASIO/WDM sound card
- U.S. MSRP $299.99