The Bricasti Design Model 7 Reverb.

Bricasti Model 7

A friend of mine Marc Acardipane is working on a new album. He is moving from dance music into full on pop. To make the move he went on a serious shopping spree. Recently during a phone conversation he went on for an hour about a new Reverb unit he bought.

Most people would be fine with the built in software reverb that comes with your DAW. I often use Ableton Live’s built in Reverb. A quick tip for the Ableton Reverb is to click the “Quality” drop down menu and pick “High”. Most of the people I know also spend some cash and grab a Convolution Reverb plug-in like Altiverb. I have my Altiverb loaded with vintage hardware reverb Impulse Responses.

Ableton Live - Reverb Quality Setting

But what if you want the absolute best reverb? Lexicon possibly? Nah! Bricasti! According to my friend Marc he just sat there for hours listening to vocals through the Bricasti Model 7 in total awe. I trust Marc as he owns every software and hardware Reverb there is. The specs are basic but this unit is all about sound quality:

  • Revolutionary new reverb algorithm
  • True Stereo Reverb Process
  • Classic and new Presets; Halls, Plates, Rooms, Chambers, Ambient Spaces
  • 12 Parametric Program Parameters
  • Custom design toroidal transfomer
  • High performace switching supply
  • Separate Digital and Analog modules
  • Postive feel 2 db stepped analog input level control
  • MIDI I/O
  • Hand Crafted in the USA

An optional remote control is coming soon. It’s $3700 USD. Are you game?

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 12, 2008 at 6:52 am, filed under hardware and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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5 Responses to “The Bricasti Design Model 7 Reverb.”

  1. Over $3k dammmm, lets see him top Alexander Kowalski in the compressor dept(roughly same cash on a Cranesong comp).

  2. Mark says:

    Pretty pricey, but no match (costwise) for the Sony DRE-S777. I can hardly find any info on it now, but these things were hardware sampling convolution reverb units with a mahogany finish and went for north of $10K back in the day (circa 2001 or so).

    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar06/images/reverbsonydres777.l.jpg
    http://www.broadcaststore.com/pdf/model/665536/dre-s777.pdf

    I am guessing they didn’t sell as many as they’d hoped. Hard to even find a trace of this product on any of Sony’s websites anymore.

  3. Yes I remember that Sony. NIce looking machine and quite ground breaking. Even though Sony is taking a beating lately they have released some amazing products.

  4. Endosine says:

    Looks pretty nice. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Quantec Yardstick too. It’s comparable in price to the Bricasti http://www.quantec.de/

    I’m not too sure how those two would compare to the TC Electronic M6000 or Lexicon 960L. I use the M6000 and it really is incredible. When manufacturers claim “Revolutionary” new features I get skeptical. The Sony DRE was pretty sweet but I’ve read there were not too many impulse responses for it.

  5. I never used an actual Quanteck Yardstick but I have some IRs from it that I use often. It certainly looks like a great piece.

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