music gear psp audioware 2445 reverb plug-in

Music Gear Review: PSP Audioware PSP 2445 Reverb Plug-in

The PSP Audioware PSP 2445 contains emulations for both the original EMT 244 digital reverberator and the EMT 245 unit. The EMT 245 updated the 244 with controls for pre-delay and the level of early reflections. Both these four-rack space units used 13-bit A/D/D/A technology and could provide reverb times (RT60) from 0.4 to 4.5-seconds. PSP added updates, parameters and controls not offered on the original units plus the ability to use either the 244 or 245 engines separately or run both simultaneously for super rich and fat-sounding reverbs.

Retaining the look of the EMT 245, the photo-realistic front panel GUI of the PSP 2445 has: Input and Output Gain controls; Wet/Dry; a switch for either the 244 or 245 only, or a blend; a large red Time control knob for any RT60 time from 0.2 to 5.0 seconds; Pre-delay from 0ms to 84ms with no song tempo locking just like old school; Re- flections sets the amount of Early Reflections; and there are separate toggle switches for a low and high frequency EQ choices. Definitely a great tool in my mixing, I’m finding the PSP 2445 awesome for short and tight ambient effects and/or tonal colorations for vocals or instruments. Its simple operation and classic and vintage digital sound are winners.

PSP 2445 sells for $129 downloadable as AU, AAX, VST, RTAS from their website.


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com