ReCoil is the latest effects plug-in to be released by Boz Digital Labs, and uses both algorithmic and impulse-based processing to offer a wide range of spring reverb effects.
The company say that they initially intended to kit ReCoil out with a small selection of reverb tanks, but got carried away during the development process and also added a range of unusual examples such as door springs and slinkies, as well as “basically anything they could find that could vaguely resemble a spring”!
As a result, users are able to choose between an interesting selection of different reverb models, with each model also offering a choice of up to three springs. Unlike many spring reverbs, the plug-in is capable of operating in stereo, and achieves the effect by panning each individual spring rather than relying on pseudo stereo processing.
The algorithmic models are well-suited to situations where detailed control over the reverb’s settings are required, providing users with Length, Tension, Decay and Boing parameters that allow the overall effect to be finely tuned. The impulse-based modes offer fewer controls, and focus on delivering an authentic-sounding reverb. Some adjustment is still available courtesy of Length and Stretch controls, and a wider range of spring models are provided.
In addition to the model-specific parameters, the plug-in also offers global Pre-delay and Width controls, along with separate volume controls for the processed and unprocessed signals. An equaliser section is also present, containing both high- and low-pass filters, along with mid-range peak and high-frequency shelf filters.
ReCoil is supported on PCs running Windows 7 and above, and Macs running macOS 10.13 or higher. VST2.4, VST3, AU and AAX plug-in versions are available.
Pricing & Availability
ReCoil is available now, and is currently (15 March 2023) being offered at an introductory price of $19, reduced from its full price of $99.