The heavenly sound of the world’s first digital reverb, carefully modeled and refined for today’s music production.
The legendary EMT 250, released in 1976, marked the beginning of reverb as we know it today.
Instantly add three-dimensional space to your music and go from drums to ethereal vocals, realistic acoustic spaces, lush halls and blissful synths.
Explore Dawn :
Dial up the exact sound of the original 250 or take this iconic sound into new, uncharted territory with dynamics, mid-range processing and modulation. Dawn lets you quickly recreate the unique 1976 reverb it models, or easily create new soundscapes.
A new dawn for reverb :
Launched in 1976, the EMT 250 reverb, at an impressive $20,000 price tag, forever changed the way music was produced – the digital era of reverb had arrived.
Sometimes nicknamed “R2D2” due to its futuristic 70’s sci-fi design, the 250 reverb was a heavy floor-mounted monster with an impressive array of features controlled by 4 huge levers.
Unlike the mechanical plate reverbs that replaced it, the 250 sounded remarkably clear and open, with great three-dimensional depth and low noise.
To this day, it is considered by many to be the finest digital reverb ever made, with only 250 pieces ever made. The Dawn faithfully reproduces the rich sound of this classic device and greatly expands its capabilities with modern audio controls.
Magic Sound :
Recreate the magic of the legendary 250 reverb and instantly add vibrant space, clarity and 3D depth to drums, synths, vocals and guitars.
Dawn gives you access to the original device’s full reverb time range of 0.4 to 4.5 seconds, as well as distinctive low-frequency decay and high-frequency decay (damping) controls. Get creative with the breathtaking Space mode with a near-infinite decay time, great for outlandish pads and synths.
Modern control :
Going far beyond the capabilities of the original device, Dawn has an expanded set of powerful modern features that often require multiple plug-ins, complex routing, and considerable time to set up.
Take the classic 250 sound to new heights with lush modulation, mute, mid/side EQ, strobing, 2-band stereo width, transient shaping, reverb character modes and more…
Recreate the heavenly sound of the legendary EMT 250 reverb.
Improved Modern mode for extended frequency range and vibrant sound.
Introduce movement and modulation with Flux and Ensemble.
Expand your capabilities with advanced DSP for gating, damping and smoothing transients.
Add depth and space with two-band stereo width controls.
Improved mono mode with phase coherence and summability.
Go from crystal clear to grainy with Dawn Character’s reverb modes.
4-band output EQ with mid and side functions.
Internal preset browser with search, tags and favorites.
150 beautifully designed, production-ready presets.
Random shuffling of presets for instant inspiration.
Mix Lock and tempo sync controls with pre-delay.
Customizable high definition user interface.
Undo and redo parameter changes.