Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb Pedal

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 150+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$399
Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb Pedal

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 93/100 is based on analysis of 150+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

As the name implies, the Source Audio Ventris lets you use two digital reverbs in one unit, with 2 independent 56-bit Sigma DSP chips for each reverb.

Together with its 14 reverb engines, this dual reverb pedal allows for tones that cover everything from light to surf drip, to shimmer, to hall ambience and more.

The pedal also houses a plethora of control knobs, most notable of which is the ability to preserve reverb trails or not, when switching modes.

Other noteworthy features include stereo routing options, switchable bypass (buffered or true bypass) and it has an input dedicated for expression pedal control.

Features:

  • 14 Reverb Algorithms: Room, Hall-L, E-Dome, True Spring, Plate, Lo-Fi, Modverb, Shimmer, Echoverb, Swell, Offspring, Reverse, Outboard Spring, Metal Box.
  • Controls: Time, Reverb Type, Mix, Pre-Delay, Treble, Control 1, Control 2 and two footswitches.
  • Input: 2 x 1/4"
  • Output: 2 x 1/4"
  • Power: 9V DC Power Supply (Included)
  • Bypass Type: Switchable (True or Buffered)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 2.21" x 4.4" x 4.58"
  • Weight: 1 lb

Pros

This reverb is rating well thanks to its flexibility and good sound quality. Owners appreciate the many reverb modes available, and the ability to conveniently stack two reverb effects. Even Paul White of Sound on Sound has great things to say about it, describing it as being "far more flexible than most reverb pedals" and praising it for its "excellent reverb quality".

Cons

This is a not the pedal for those who want conventional plug and play reverb. And there are a few who feel that the editor software needs a bit of improvement.

Overall

It's hard to beat the specs of the Source Audio Ventris, with its dual reverb design and 14 algorithms.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Reverb Pedals + Delay Reverb Combos.

About the Author

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.