The best way to describe the Behringer Reverb Machine RV600 pedal would be top-level versatility at a budget friendly price. We were very pleasantly surprised upon plugging this puppy in, as the options for audio tweaks are truly vast.
Whether you're a newbie looking to discover the capabilities of the reverb domain or a seasoned pro in pursuit of a mean machine at a fair price, you're in luck 'cause the RV600 has it all. Let's dissect this bad boy a bit more!
In the aesthetic department, we are looking at classic Behringer design. The inside components are top-notch stuff that provide excellent value for money, while budget cuts have been made on the casing. And not on the looks, which are neat, sleek and distinguishable, but durability, which is decreased due to the use of plastic.
Not that this is some poor-quality plastic, but it is plastic nevertheless, meaning that the casing is less likely to endure drops and heavy stomping than the metal models. Apart from that, the item utilizes two In and two Out jacks, a status LED, and a standard big on/off foot-switch.
Now this is a lot of controls – 6 of 'em! So, five knobs and on switch, here's what they do:
Mix – This knob determines the amount of reverb effect that's injected into the output. Essentially, it determines the natural signal – reverb ratio and the more it's cranked up, the stronger reverb will be.
Decay – The Decay knob determines the length of reverb, or how much echo will be infused into the output.
Time – This knob is used to set the pre-delay time, crafting the overall harmonic density of the audio signal
Tone – This knob is pretty standard and is used to adjust the brightness of the reverb effect. The more you crank it up, the darker and fuller the effect becomes.
Type – This one allows you to select between a variety of operational modes: Spring, Room, Plate, Hall, Echo, Ducking, and Space.
Trails switch – Use this one to choose between fade-out and cut-off on bypass
This one is a very smooth ride – easy to use, easy to adjust, good results always available. However, the number of controls might be a tad daunting to some users, and if you aren't capable of investing a solid chunk of time into this fella, maybe it's best to try something else, the company's DR600 model for example.
Anyhow, the sound – it's good, quite good. There's a very vast array of sonic tweaks you can make and vibes you can create, and all we can say without writing a wall of text is that they are all pretty good. It's just a matter of being patient and nailing that perfect tone. Have no fear, it's out there somewhere!
When all is said and combined, this is one of the best items within the specified price range. Now it's just a matter of pinpointing your exact needs and preferences and determining whether the RV600 is the one that you want. What we can say regardless of all that is that this is simply an item no player can regret purchasing. Proper stuff it is!