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JMG Sound Hyperspace

Algorithmic Reverb Plug-in By Paul White

JMG Sound Hyperspace

One look at the interface and you can tell right away that there's more to JMG Sound's Hyperspace than your usual reverb plug-in. Its GUI is divided into four sections denoted by colour. The blue controls provide the parameter adjustments you might expect from an algorithmic reverb — such as pre-delay, decay time, early/late reflections balance, damping, density, EQ, modulation, serial/parallel early reflections routing, and so on. The other sections, of which more later, are what differentiates Hyperspace from your grandad's reverb.

At the top of the GUI is a strip that houses Bypass, the various level and balance controls, preset handling, three randomiser dice and an X2 button that allows you to use oversampling (at the expense of using more CPU). The three die buttons work as follows: the one-spot die affects only the vector pads, the three-spot one affects the more common reverb settings within sensible limits, while the five-spot die mixes everything up.

So what do the other sections bring to the party? For starters, in addition to offering Vintage, Classic, Retro, Modern, Sci-Fi, and Cosmic algorithms by using the purple vector pads, it's possible to modify the algorithms to create something new. The left panel controls the structure of the algorithm...

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Published February 2020