Universal Audio releases AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb

Universal Audio has released the AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces, an emulation of the AKG BX 20 spring reverb introduced in the late 1960s.

Universal Audio’s hybrid delay network/convolution design provides the only plug-in representation of this mechanically controllable, acoustic ambience system. To that end, UA emulated a “golden unit” BX 20 from legendary producer, Jon Brion. In addition, the AKG BX 20 plug-in features a range of “plug-in only” controls for modern DAW workflows, and presets from famous AKG BX 20 users, including Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Vance Powell of Jack White, Jacquire King of Kings of Leon, and more.

Exclusively licensed and endorsed by AKG Acoustics and designed by Universal Audio, the plug-in models the BX 20’s dual tank TTL (Torsion Transmission Line) reverb unit and R20 Decay remote control, featuring original dual spring tank configuration, plus "Mk II" stereoized A/B Tank Select, Direct signal defeat, and BX 10 Tone controls.

The model promises ‘dark and dense’ spring ambience for reverb buses or individual sources, with "Digital Only" features including Decay, Volume and Pan, Link, Dry/Wet blend, Predelay, and Low Cut Filter.

The BX 20 requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator or Apollo Interface available from authorised dealers worldwide.