TC Electronic M3000 Reverb Effects Processor
The VSS3-reverb technology inherent in the M3000 is an industry standard. The M3000 has some of the best sounding, most versatile and easy-to-use professional reverbs for music and film/post applications. Combining ultimate control of directivity in the early reflections with a transparent and harmonically magnificent diffused field, the art of reverberation is brought to a new and higher level.
The M3000 enables you to add the softest and cleanest ambience to your work that you have ever heard. Furthermore the processor boasts a wide range of tools and presets to give you the exact vintage or post production reverb you are looking for.
With Dual-engine structure enabling two simultaneous reverbs or effects, award winning intuitive user-interface, 600 factory presets and multiple I/O formats, the M3000 is one of the best reverb choices for high-end music- and film/post-production.Reverbs for Music
M3000 contains the VSS-3 and VSS-3 Gate reverb algorithms, which are specifically designed for music production applications.
Since the mid-eighties a lot of effort in the high-end effects companies have gone into reverb technology. However, these technologies have all been built upon variations over the same theme, and thus only marginal improvements were created. Some of the main complaints relating to existing reverbs, are that they have unrealistic imaging, sound too metallic and have a tendency to impose unwanted modulation on the signal. With VSS™3 these drawbacks all belong to the past.
The main sonic advantages of VSS™3 are:
All this gives you the ability to experience a completely new approach to reverb while still preserving the virtues of the old style effects.Wizard
The Recall page is the "homepage" of the M3000 giving you access to a total of 600 factory presets in Single or Combined Engine mode. The presets are located by turning the Adjust wheel and engaged by hitting OK. After editing one of the 600 factory presets your result can easily be stored as a personal custom preset. The M3000 holds up to 300 user-defined presets: 250 in Single Engine mode and 50 in Combined Engine mode. On an optional PCMCIA card additional 300 user presets can be stored. Being about the same size as a credit card, it is easily fitted into a pocket, allowing you to take your creative work with you and putting it to work on other M3000 processors.Edit
Editing presets and changing any parameter to create the exact ambience or effect you want, is extremely easy with the M3000. VSS™3, VSS-FP and VSS™3 Gate Reverbs can be edited in either Easy Mode or Expert Mode. In Easy Mode the Hi Color and Lo Color tools let's you edit the complex spectral balance of the reverb in a second. In Expert mode you have access to a wide number of well-arranged parameters for full control of your reverb response.Routing
The powerful Dual Engine structure of the M3000 allows any combination of full-blown algorithms to be run on each engine simultaneously. You can choose from 6 different Routing setups including Serial, Parallel and Dual Input mode, enabling large flexibility in the configuration of the two engines.TAP TEMPO
The M3000 is a dual-engine reverb-unit, where both software algorithms and hardware performance is optimized to the highest level. This leaves you with a box that is a no compromise solution solving all your reverb requirements - and in the easiest way thinkable.Effects
In addition to all the reverb algorithms M3000 contains various processing effects and tools that can be used stand alone or in conjunction with the reverb programs. E.g. combine a de-esser or a chorus with a reverb and get a completely new sound.The following effects and processing tools are available:
M3000 holds one of the most versatile sets of application specific factory presets on the reverb-market. 250 Single Engine plus 50 Combined dedicated Music production presets, and 250 Single Engine plus 50 Combined Film&Post-production presets, gives you a total of 600 factory presets to choose from.
All of the presets are made by industry professionals and they are ready to use out of the box. Using the M3000 presets is easy: Select a preset, adjust Decay, Predelay and perhaps the Hi-color and you have the desired reverb sound.Examples from the Music preset list: