TSAR-1R Reverb

TSAR-1R Reverb is the little sibling of the more adjustable TSAR-1 Reverb. They share exactly the same high end reverb algorithm, but TSAR-1R offers extreme ease of use for a fast and intuitive workflow.

Essentially, TSAR-1R is operated with a single control—the Time slider. Add depth and dimension to any sound with short and controlled room sounds, or slide it up towards hall settings for large, dramatic spaces. It really is as easy as that, and it always sounds stellar.

Man!!!!!! Incredible incredible incredible!!!!! Just mixed Lil' Waynes new single How to Love and so sweeeet my TSAR-1 Reverbs are sounding right now. If I had four hands I'd give four thumbs up!

Fabian Marasciullo, Mixer for Lil' Wayne, The Neptunes, etc.

The True Stereo Algorithm inside the TSAR-1R Reverb and the more adjustable TSAR-1 Reverb is what gives them their magic. The strength lies in the sophisticated sound and versatility, no matter whether they are used on strings and brass or rock drums and lead vocals, they always shine. All this while still having a comprehensive and easy-to-use interface that is unparallelled in other high-end reverb products.

In Short

  • True Stereo Algorithm - Same as in TSAR-1 Reverb
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Modern and powerful high-end reverb
  • Bundled for free when you buy TSAR-1 Reverb, Mix Bundle and Studio Collection
  • Upgrade possible to the TSAR-1 Reverb

Fast and easy, yet powerful. Apart from Mix and Volume, there's only three parameters in TSAR-1R. Don't let that fool you though, it has never before been this easy to dial in a great reverb sound.

Predelay Perfect for getting that small gap between the vocals and the reverb tail
Time One fader to rule them all. The Time control changes the Density, Diffusion, Early Reflections, Reverb Time, etc. Almost like a continous swipe through all the best presets.
Color Need a bright or a dark reverb?

Comes bundled with TSAR-1 Reverb or available separately.

TSAR-1 Reverb Sound Examples

The examples start dry and the reverb fades in after 10 seconds.

TSAR-1 Reverb Sound ExamplesThe examples start dry and the reverb fades in after 10 seconds.
TSAR-1R Reverb official video
TSAR-1R in 2 minutes
Features and Tutorial

Man!!!!!! Incredible incredible incredible!!!!! Just mixed Lil' Waynes new single How to Love and so sweeeet my TSAR-1 Reverbs are sounding right now. If I had four hands I'd give four thumbs up!

Fabian Marasciullo, Mixer for Lil' Wayne, The Neptunes, etc.

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I love this reverb. I got it sounding like a Capital chamber in about 20 seconds. Really musical sounding.

Greg Wells, Producer and songwriter for Katy Perry, Weezer, Adele, Timbaland, Mika, OneRepublic, Pink, The Deftones, Rufus Wainwright, etc.

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I put the TSAR-1 on one track of a song 'just to see if I liked it' and I ended up using it exclusively for the rest of the mix.

Fab Dupont, Producer/Mixer Jennifer Lopez, Toots and the Maytals, Marc Ronson

After installing the TSAR-1 it immediately became my go-to reverb and I used it whenever I needed some ambience. A smooth plate for a vocal, medium sized room for a snare drum, sparkly string ambience; it really sounds great on everything. The control set is fantastic and it is very easy to quickly tweak the EQ of the reverb or time the pre-delay. [...] be warned, you will inevitably find yourself purchasing the iLok asset when the demo period is up!

Bo Boddie, Santana, Everlast, Korn, Reni Lane, etc.

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I easily got anything from small boxy rooms to plates to large halls and chambers. I had no problem getting exactly the right reverb for songs ranging from hard, in your face, Rock to smoother ballads and dreamy instrumentals. [...] TSAR-1 is capable of easily creating credible-sounding impossibly large spaces--the hardest job for all digital reverb systems.

TSAR-1's reverbs sit in the track well without being overly loud and taking up a lot of space and level. I found loads of uses on every song I've mixed with it so far.

Barry Rudolph, Contributing editor for MIX Magazine and 'New Toys' columnist for L.A.'s Music Connection Magazine.

Let me tell you, I am one of those guys who will print a ton of extra 'just in case' tracks of my snare and whatever needs ambiance going thru AMS verbs and EMTs at the studio so I never have to use ITB reverbs, I have never had good results with them. TSAR is finally letting me stop the madness. I love it.

Stu Richardson, Bass Player/Producer/Mixer for Lostprophets

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I've never been quite satisfied with plugin reverbs in the past but this plug was something different. It really sat in the track on everything i threw at it... I used it everywhere on the Metal Sinatra record and it quickly became the 'official reverb'. I loved the Vintage EMT Plate on vocals, thick and lush! The Drum Plate and Chamber were amazing! Its quite flexible yet VERY easy and intuitive to use. I can't sing its praise loud enough. Simply great! Another killer plug by the artisans at Softube!

Brett Chassen, Engineer/Producer/Drummer. Recording credits includes among others Dave Grohl, Lemmy Kilmister, Billy Gibbons, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Carlos Cavazo, dUg Pinnick, Alice Cooper, Jack Blades...

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I have three classic digital reverbs that I use every day in my mix room here in Manhattan: The 1978 Ursa Major Space Station, the 1979 Lexicon 224 and the 1980 Sony DRE-2000. With the TSAR-1 Softube have managed to create a reverb that puts a bit of that old black magic in the box. I can't imagine anything simpler or more flexible than the TSAR-1, five basic sliders that can take you from the past to the future...

Chuck Zwicky, Prince, Soul Asylum, Dead Prez, and Jeff Beck.

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TSAR-1 Reverb is my new go to reverb. The sound is just fantastic. And its operation couldn't be easier. I can dial in any ambience I could want in the time it would take me just to scroll through the libraries of some of the other reverbs. Its clarity, versatility and simplicity make it an absolute pleasure to use. If the TSAR-1 were a piece of hardware from 20 years ago people would be tripping over themselves to buy the plug-in emulation. Good-bye convolution, hello evolution.

Geoff Sanoff, Bruce Springsteen, Sarah Brightman, Green Day, Television and Michael Stipe.

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