Eventide Reverb Plug-in Gives Iron Man Ambience

4/1/2008 - Mixer Alan Meyerson finds the just the right tonal balance with Anthology II plug-ins 

The Anthology II TDM Plug-in bundle helped celebrated film sound mixer, Alan Meyerson, meet a challenge on the recently completed mix for the soundtrack of the soon-to-be-released action film, Iron Man.

Working with composer Ramin Djawadi, Meyerson was mixing a largely rock soundtrack and was looking for the right sound without it being excessively reverb-heavy.

“I was struggling to find the right ambiance,” said Meyerson, “because it needed to have a rock feel and I didn’t want an overly wet mix. I wasn’t getting what I was looking for but, when I found the Eventide Reverb in the Anthology II plug-ins, I knew I hit pay dirt. It gave me a live feeling without a disproportionate amount of reverb.”

The soundtrack for the film was mixed at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Studios. Initially, Meyerson wasn’t even aware that the studio had the Anthology II bundle. That is, until he discovered the Eventide reverb that, he says, has replaced all the other reverbs.

“It has a really natural sound,” said Meyerson. “I’m using it multiple times per session and now want it for my home studio so I can duplicate that quality when I’m working there. I have to say, I’m really pleased with the quality of the sounds in Anthology II. EQ filters are as good as they’ve always been with Eventide’s industry standards such as the H949. The software carries on those great sounds.”

Meyerson has found it ideal for percussion, and, with a brilliant top-end that avoids being harsh, he has found it to be perfect for guitars and anything with a quick, transient response.