Polyverse Comet Reverb Review

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Comet is a beautiful sounding reverb with a powerful yet intuitive design. The GUI has an organic nature to it that responds with both sonic and visual feedback allowing you to dial in both lush spaces and straight ahead reverbs. The visual feedback is in the form of, you guessed it, a comet. It turns out to be a really great way to represent how the various settings impact the sound of the space. More discrete trails in the comet represent less diffusion. The comet gets bigger or smaller to represent size and the comet trails get longer or shorter depending on the decay settings. Dial up the detune settings and the comet trails are less directional. It's a really smart way to design a reverb GUI and provides instant visual feedback. It's certainly one of the most intuitive plug-ins we've used and very easy to dial in an effect.


Most importantly, Comet sounds really, really good. It's equally effective on separate instruments, vocals or an entire mix.  In our video samples below you can hear it on a dry Moog lead sound, Korg Opsix and a full mix. It's easy to lose yourself in the sonic trails of Comet.  And it's not just the wide open lushness. You can get the sound of  tighter, smaller rooms with more discrete reflections or massive lush spaces with endless decay. With extreme settings you can create interesting effects that go beyond what a typical reverb plug-in can do and create syncopated effects.

Polyverse is aggressive on the pricing and you can grab Comet for $100 or so during special sales. We think it's a great tool to have in your sonic arsenal. At $149 Comet is very competitive with other reverbs on the market and the only one we've seen with such an inventive GUI. it's not your typical take on a hardware unit emulated in software.  Like David S. Pumpkins, it's its own thing.  We highly encourage you do download the demo and play with it. Check out our video and visit Polyverse for more on Comet and their entire lineup of plugins.