The inspiration for the Cloak came from the land of academia and the acoustics department at Stanford, where a treatise on the optimal shimmer effect was penned a handful of years back. In a similar pursuit of perfection, we’ve drawn inspiration from a combination of research and our own endeavors to craft a truly superb take on shimmer reverb.
At its core, the Cloak is a “room” style reverb that sounds amazing on its own, but with a twist of the Shimme
knob, rich, harmonically-laden overtones creep in, emphasizing three different orders of harmonics within the trails. A specially-designed low-pass filter steps in and smooths the harmonics out before they get too out of hand and wreck up the signal path. The size of the room can be effortlessly dialed in, from a cramped broom closet to as close to infinity as we can possibly muster.
The Cloak offers up true bypass switching that cuts off the reverb trails when the Cloak is disengaged,
or buffered bypass, which keeps the decay going even after switching off.