The Bandwidth parameter adds a modern and versatile twist to the classic design of the Quantec QRS Hardware Reverb unit. While the original unit had a fixed bandwidth of 8kHz, our plugin expands on this by offering seven selectable bandwidth settings, measured in kHz: 4.0, 5.0, 6.3, 8.0, 10.0, 12.0, and 16.0. These settings allow users to define the overall bandwidth of the reverb outputs, utilizing synthesized analog models to emulate and extend the capabilities of the original hardware.
Adjusting the Bandwidth parameter changes the frequency range of the reverb effect. Lower settings, like 4.0 kHz or 5.0 kHz, result in a more focused and potentially darker reverb tone. This can be particularly useful for creating vintage or lo-fi reverb effects, or when you want the reverb to be more subtle and less intrusive in the mix.
Higher bandwidth settings, such as 12.0 kHz or 16.0 kHz, extend the reverb effect over a wider range of frequencies. This results in a brighter, more expansive reverb that can add airiness and presence to the sound. These settings are ideal for creating lush, spacious reverbs that enhance the clarity and depth of the higher frequencies, particularly useful in modern production styles where a more pronounced reverb effect is desired.
The flexibility of the Bandwidth parameter offers a significant creative tool, allowing users to tailor the tonal characteristics of the reverb to suit different musical styles and production needs. From emulating the classic tones of the original Quantec unit to exploring new sonic territories with wider frequency responses, this parameter provides a bridge between vintage character and contemporary versatility.