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Post by steampoweredsequencer » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:29 pm

the only reverb plugs ive used other than poor plate and tal reverb 3 is logic's space designer with a buttload of IRs from around the nets.

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Post by jonbstevens » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:56 pm

I hear the Exponential Audio reverb compares very favorably with the lexicon 480.

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Post by Francosmo » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:36 am

Valhalla

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Post by vytis » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:30 pm

Exponential Audio PhoenixVerb and R2!

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Post by DiscarnateEntity » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:40 pm

I nominate Lexicon PCM native, VSL Hybrid Reverb and all the Valhallas. These all have lush tails and really work in a mix.

The D16 Toraverb plug-in is amazing; it somehow adds harmonic content and makes synths sound more detailed and tuneful.

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Re: Reverb

Post by C14ru5 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:48 am

Ginko wrote:I would really like a relatively in depth convolution/impulse response effect that I can tweak.
Normally, convolution reverbs are not that tweakable, compared to algorithm reverbs. They usually only have options like pre-delay, EQ, amplitude envelope, depth (changing playback speed of the impulse), and stereo width (M/S processing).

In a later post you mention that you went for the Valhalla reverb, which of course is an algorithm reverb and not a convolution reverb that you initially asked for.

Some convolution reverbs such as LiquidSonics Reverberate and Hofa IQ-Reverb have modulation as well, which really can help add life to the reverb tails. Especially the latter would be what I claim the closest match to your initial question (although maybe a bit expensive?). Oh, and if you are to process stereo signals: Make sure you go for a 4-channel reverb (True Stereo). About half of the convolution reverbs out there are only 2-channel (Stereo).

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Post by noisefield » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:05 pm

i really like the lexicon suite and altiverb they are great
some waves are good to

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Post by C14ru5 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:56 am

My favorite reverb plugins, in no particular order:

Algorithmic:
- Aether for early reflections and dimension
- B2 for modulating reverbs
- Blackhole for weirdness
- Valhalla Room for ease-of-use

Convolution:
- Altiverb for huge impulse library
- Nebula for plate reverbs (and other, non-reverb stuff)
- SIR2 for ease-of-use

IR libraries:
- Samplicity for its donationware Bricasti impulses, and also the L96 impulse library

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Post by vytis » Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:05 pm

For those on Pro Tools, ReVibe is excellent!

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Post by vytis » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:36 pm

Has anyone checked out the new Eventide Ultraverb? Looks excellent. And only $70 or so intro price.

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Post by C14ru5 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:23 am

Yes, I tried the demo of Ultraverb during the weekend. It sounds very Eventide-ish. In some ways, it sounds more open than the Valhalla reverbs, which is a good thing in dense mixes. It does not sound as natural as the Eventide 2016 Stereo Room plugin, but that's not what it's meant to do either.

At the intro price, this is a good buy. But at its regular price, it gets closer to costing the same as 2caudio B2, which sounds better in my opinion, and can be used for the same kind of effects as Ultraverb. But B2 also uses significantly more processing power than Ultraverb, especially when you start using some of its dual-engine reverb capability.

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Post by Ginko » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:43 am

Sorry all, for some reason I stopped getting notifications on this topic and forgot about it. After a few months of using Valhalla, I don't think it is anything to really shout about. It doesn't do an awful lot more than I could do already.

To clarify, when I said tweak, I didn't mean to tweak live I just meant to have some settings to modify - thank you for the further suggestions I will look into them :tu:

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Post by trove » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:28 pm

Vahalla are the best functional reverbs for the price imho.

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Post by Ginko » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:08 am

Well sure, I couldn't argue with that

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Post by C14ru5 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:09 am

Ginko wrote:After a few months of using Valhalla, I don't think it is anything to really shout about. It doesn't do an awful lot more than I could do already.
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thank you for the further suggestions I will look into them :tu:
So, after a few months of looking into the further suggestions, have you discovered anything you like?

If you've tried the reverbs from 2caudio and liked them, they have a big winter holiday sale now in December, between 30 and 60% off their products.

Even 5 years after it came out, 2caudio Aether is still one of my favorite reverbs. It may not sound as otherworldly as an Eventide H8000 (or 2caudio B2), or as dense/smooth as proper high-end reverbs. But zero latency, low CPU demand, and the ability to bloom (conceal the artifacts of the source sound's attack) to a degree more extreme than the Lexicons that made that effect famous, makes Aether something truly unique, and worth checking out.

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Post by painlessparker » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:12 pm

Depends on what sound is being processed, but for more stylised verb sounds I often tend to go with Space Designer, and for subtle embellishment I like Waves Renaissance Reverb.

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Post by blungo2 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:29 pm

I still love all the Valhalla verbs, but I rececently sprung for Exponential's R2 and I'm glad I did. Pricey but worth it in my mind. I want to say that it's very natural sounding, but that isn't quite right. It's kind of an enhanced version of natural. So far I like it best on acoustic material.

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Post by Khyber Pass » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:17 am

Another +1 for the Valhalla VintageVerb here. After getting it it's the only one I use these days. If I were to get more reverbs it would probably be Valhalla Shimmer or Room. Can't beat the quality for those prices IMO.

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Post by cosmic_son » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:00 pm

What about reverb hardware?
I agree about the valhalla being one of the better ones, but it's just on EVERY track now. It's insane.

My favorite verb is still on the Art of Noise track 'Moments in Love', anyone know what they used?


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Post by ACiD50URC3 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:27 pm

Maybe not what you're looking for but if you're into Max/MSP I would suggest you to try out Foreverb --> https://github.com/akihikomatsumoto/Max-MSP-Foreverb

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Post by leeski » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:48 pm

cosmic_son wrote:What about reverb hardware?
I agree about the valhalla being one of the better ones, but it's just on EVERY track now. It's insane. My favorite verb is still on the Art of Noise track 'Moments in Love', anyone know what they used?
Here is one of the studios used http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarm_East_Studios

* Eventide H910 Harmonizer
* Survival Projects panner
* Lexicon 224 digital reverb
* UREI 1176 compressors
* AMS digital delay
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Post by basicbasic » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:32 pm

After years of ignoring it i've finally started to get into Space Designer.

I stumbled on some AMS RMX Impulse Responses and gave them a go - wow, instant Martin Hannett! I also found some free early Lexicon IRs which are nice for a real 80s studio sound. With mix bus reverbs i'm fine with presets so not being able to really tweak IRs is fine for my purposes.

I usually track with spring reverb (Tapco 4400 or Space Echo) so having the IRs on some sends is a nice way to glue the mix.

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Post by xclark » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:31 pm

cosmic_son wrote:I agree about the valhalla being one of the better ones, but it's just on EVERY track now. It's insane.
Do you mean on your tracks, or do you mean you hear Valhalla on other peoples tracks? I can't say I've noticed it in the stuff I listen to, but I haven't been listening for it.

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Post by C14ru5 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:09 am

101010oxo wrote:I quite like this:

http://www.liquidsonics.com/software_reverberate.htm
The new Reverberate 2 has some Bricasti M7 room presets that sound amazing!

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