Lossy’s reverb was inspired by the 1980’s reverb algorithms developed by Keith Barr and other pioneers of the first digital reverbs. Though it’s not a realistic-sounding reverb and doesn‘t sound like Carnegie Hall or Concertgebouw, it does sound extremely reminiscent of the reverbs used by electronic musicians in the early 1990’s (Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Boards of Canada, etc).
Despite being pretty much the most “digital” reverb we could make, it has a warmer, almost organic quality.
Lossy has a number of different loss modes — each with their own unique sounds and applications.
|Standard||Lossy data compression reminiscent of a low bit-rate digital MP3|
|Inverse||Hear what’s taken away by Standard mode|
|Phase Jitter||Simulates inaccuracies in phase and timing due to imperfect clocking|
|Packet Loss||The skips and spaces of a bad connection|
|Packet Repeat||Fills the spaces of Packet Loss with repeats of the previous audio|
|Standard + Packet Loss||A combination of Standard and Packet Loss modes|
|Standard + Packet Repeat||A combination of Standard and Packet Repeat modes|
Overall gain of the Lossy signal.
Loss Gain includes a level meter embedded in the slider. This meter shows the peak level of the output signal after Lossy’s processing.
If the signal peak exceeds or equals 0.0dB the meter color turns red, indicating that clipping could occur. Lossy will never clip internally, due to its double-precision floating-point processing, but the signal might be clipped at a later stage (by the host/DAW or DAC).