Extraterrestrial reverb

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Extraterrestrial Reverb

Most reverbs are earth-bound and constrained by the physics of the real world. Our Blackhole reverb breaks the rules by allowing you to create virtual spaces that could never exist in reality (at least the one we inhabit). At large sizes, its soft attack and lingering, harmonic tails allows it to really shine on guitars, strings and pads. At small sizes those very same qualities can add an angelic sheen to vocals or turn a simple drum track into an otherworldy rhythm section.

From the Extreme to the Sublime

While it’s true Blackhole is capable of creating space-warping special effects and drones, it’s also capable of creating musical and subtle effects you’ll find useful for highlighting key instruments or painting a backdrop for your mix. Whether you're at the event horizon or closer to home, Blackhole will inspire and amaze while its intuitive controls will allow you to add that special something to your tracks without a degree in rocket science. 

In short, Blackhole is destined to be one of those tools that you turn to time and again when reality just isn't enough.


We’ve now perfected the galactic sounds of the Blackhole reverb in native plug-in form. With the Blackhole plug-in, any instrument in your DAW can warp acoustic space and time. This famed, massive reverberator first saw the light of day as an algorithm in our rackmount DSP4000 and remained a favorite in the rackmount H8000FW. For decades studio engineers considered Blackhole their "secret weapon." More recently, it was ported to our Space stompbox and became the go-to ambient effect for guitar and keyboard layers. With each new version the reverb has been refined and enhanced.

  • Incredibly easy to use with over 50 presets; many created by Eventide artists.

  • Ability to create extremely musical effects useful for highlighting key instruments.

  • Supernatural settings for abstract spatial effects and drones.

  • Subtle settings for ambient washes and track highlighting.

  • Unique “Gravity” control reverses the arrow of time by inverting the reverb's decay.

  • Kill Switch mutes the input so you only hear the reverb. This makes for some incredible effects when automated.

  • Mix Lock allows for scrolling through presets or settings while keeping the wet/dry mix constant.

  • Fully flexible mono and stereo options. Bring new realms of stereo imaging to mono instruments.

  • Innovative Ribbon and Hot Switch allow for changing any combination of parameters simultaneously.

  • Full support for the Native Instruments NKS Effects system.

Presets Make it Easy

Blackhole was designed to give you extensive control, allowing you to craft your own signature sounds. Included with Blackhole is a carefully curated set of 50 presets that serve as a launch pad for your explorations. These presets cover spaces as small as a room and as large as space itself. 

Artist Presets

Richard Devine

Sound Designer

  • Artic

  • Automate

  • Boxed In

  • CargoShip

  • Cathedral

  • Circular Hall

  • CombChamber

  • DarkenHall

  • DecayDrop

  • and more!

Flood & Alan Moulder

Nine Inch Nails, U2


Vernon Reid

Living Colour

  • Dogstar

  • Transfigured

  • Vortexing

  • Centaurus

  • Starcrater

Jonsi & Alex 

Sigur Ros

  • Sigur Ros

John Agnello

Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.

  • Hey Honey

Artists Using Blackhole

Andre Kelman

Beastie Boys, Phoenix, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power

Dave Sitek

TV On the Radio

Joe Chiccarelli

U2, Elton John

John Agnello

Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.

Richard Devine

Schematic Records

Steven Williams

Sting, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton

Stewart Lerman

Patti Smith, St. Vincent, Boardwalk Empire

Tony Visconti

Bowie, T. Rex

Buda & Grandz

Wyclef, Dave East, Meek Mill, G-Unit, The Lox

Chris Carter

Chris & Cosey, Throbbing Gristle

Danny Gomez

Brian May (Queen), Toxic Productions

Ed Pettersen

Richard Thompson, Freedy Johnston, Candi Staton, Wadada Leo Smith, Giuseppi Logan, Henry Kaiser

Erin Tonkon

David Bowie, Holy Holy, Esperanza Spalding

Jordi Martinez Guals


Mario McNulty

Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, The Raveonettes

Matt Lange

Deadmau5, BT


Reverb as an instrument unto itself might seem far-fetched, but Blackhole fetches far further than your average reverb unit...The sound quality is simply outstanding, all the essential features are there, and it invites a degree of painless creativity that standard reverb units just can't match. 

Noah Pred

Ask Audio

From cavernous depths to huge spaces or otherworldly soundscapes this plugin will take you there in no time and would probably work a treat on a dubstep snare too...and coming from Eventide you know it’s got to sound good and it does for sure on most anything you slap it on be it drum

It breaks away from the plate-room-hall-chamber paradigm and brings a single algorithm geared towards making reverbs as big as the cosmos...Blackhole is simply a joy to use.

Diogo Borges

A simple clean guitar can be transformed into a vast atmospheric soundscape, but by the same token you can also turn things a touch sinister by heaping on the resonance, feedback and modulation depth.

Paul White

Sound on Sound

The huge reverb would lend itself perfectly to cavernous echoes on dubstep snares, for example. More subtle settings sound exceptional on soft pad sounds, classic deep house Rhodes chords and even on percussion parts.

Attack Magazine

The epic, evolving soundscapes, haunting drones and sinuous ambiences that it spits out have to be heard to be believed... In a word: cosmic.

Future Music

...For the tall order of designing huge, infinite spaces that fold out into the far reaches of the imagination, Blackhole is arguably the best tool for the job.

Bedroom Producers Blog

This is a very lush sounding reverb that I find has great uses as a creative reverb and awesome guitar effects.

Matt Butler

The Modern Producer

 Incredibly rich sound, this makes it the perfect tool for creating big, movie-style effects and crazy, warped sounds out of run-of-the-mill sources.

Computer Music

Blackhole has a huge sonic palate of spring, plate, and natural reverbs for you to choice from. If natural reverbs are not your thing Blackhole has some ungodly settings that will absolutely blow you away.

Bruce G Owens Jr



Platform Compatibility

Microsoft Windows 7+ and Apple OS X 10.7+

DAW Compatibility

Software Plug-In Format
Pro Tools 10+
AAX Native
Cubase 7+ VST2
Nuendo VST2
Wavelab VST2
Logic 8+ AU
Ableton Live 7+ AU, VST2
Studio One AU, VST2
Digital Performer AU
Reaper VST2
GarageBand AU
Audition AU, VST2