The Best Ambient Reverb TonePrints
There's nothing better than a wide washy reverb to make you slow down your playing and get into a more lyrical and melodic mindset, where the space between the notes suddenly become as important as the ones you're playing, and your tone takes on a dreamy and ethereal quality that you can get lost in for hours. So to get you more acquainted with the world of ambient reverb, we've hand-picked 5 of our very best ethereal Reverb TonePrints, perfect for soundscapes and for infusing your chord progressions with stratospheric grandeur.
Jónsi's "Sigur Rós" TonePrint
Let's kick this list off with one of the biggest names within the world of ethereal music, Jónsi of Icelandic ambient/postrock giants Sigur Rós. Jónsi's reverb tone is perhaps one of the most coveted sounds within atmospheric rock, due to the massive amount of reverb he manages to use without clouding his beautiful and heartfelt melodies. With TonePrint you can now get this highly sought after sound, so get beaming and start creating magic!
TIP: The tone knob is set to control the modulation amount, so if you want a massive swirling tone for your volume swells then crank that dial to the max and get ready to float away.
Steve Vai's "Ocean Machine" TonePrint
Even though Steve Vai is renowned for his otherworldly guitar chops that see him pull of almost unreal licks and arpeggio runs at a blinding pace, he is also a master of creating texture and layers that make his songs an extremely rich and captivating sonic journey. So it was really no surprise that once shown the TonePrint Editor, Steve Vai went for a deep and lush reverb sound that sits perfectly in the mix while introducing a sweet shimmery quality to your tone. Once loaded, you'll be wondering how you ever lived without this sound in your sonic arsenal.
Andy of ProGuitarShop's "Church of Andy" TonePrint
Andy is best known for his awesome ProGuitarShop demos on YouTube, where no matter what kind of effect you throw at him he just makes it sound amazing instantly, and the same thing happened when we introduced him to the Hall of Fame and the TonePrint Editor. Even though Andy fares equally well whether he's playing blues, rock or fuzzed-out alternative rock, he has always had a soft-spot for those big swirling shoegaze verbs used by bands such as The Church, My Bloody Valentine and Ride, so that's what he went for, and boy did he nail it!
Paul Riario's "Church of St.Paul" TonePrint
Paul usually doesn't use a lot of reverb, but when he does he wants it to be a very pronounced effect that adds shimmer and movement to his tone. Hence he created a massive church reverb that can be pushed into almost synth-like territories if you push the tone dial to its farthest extent. This TonePrint is a must try!
Jona Weinhofen's "Anthem Reverb" TonePrint
One thing you probably wouldn't expect from a guitarist who's so rooted in the metal community is a big haunting reverb tone, but that's exactly what Jona Weinhofen, former axe-slinger for Bring Me The Horizon and current lead guitarist in I Killed The Prom Queen, created when we met up with him. Jona has a profound love for those big postrock reverb sounds, which he uses to infuse his songwriting with a more dynamic feel and expression.