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#2918628 - 04/01/18 07:06 PM Favourite Reverb Plugins?
Michael Wright Offline
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I'm trying trials of reverb plugins, looking for a nice all round choice. Sparkverb, Relab Development, Waves Abby Road Plates and a few others. I have Valahalla Vintage Verb. Anyone have favourites I should look at?
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#2918640 - 04/01/18 07:44 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Michael Wright]
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I like ChromaVerb in Logic Pro 10.4.


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#2918674 - 04/01/18 11:28 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Ed A.]
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Ah Thanks for that chromaverb. Have not used it yer. I always have a hard time getting the right sound with space designer, probably because of my lack of skills;)
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#2918696 - 04/02/18 05:00 AM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: RudyS]
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At the top of my list - HD Cart
https://www.reverbfoundry.com/


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#2918717 - 04/02/18 07:24 AM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Mike Martin]
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If you like the sound of Lexicon algorithmic verbs (used in studios for decades but there is a certain sound to them) then I've heard great things about the software versions (PCM iirc is one suite). Very expensive though...from demos I've tried, the Valhalla stuff sounds very good to me.

I also have struggled with Space Designer's sound, but that's probably the IRs that come with it (and I doubt I've tried them all). I "grew up" with algorithmic verbs and the real room IRs don't have that same sound for better or worse, and of course you can't just grab a knob and change the size of the room smile There are some free bricasti IRs of the Lexicon algorithmic units (which is an odd concept!) that sound pretty good, when I use SD I often use these.

I haven't tried Chromaverb yet, haven't been sitting down at my computer for a bit now (darn aquarium hobby has sucked me back in, always nice to have TWO hobbies to suck your time and money away! :D).

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#2918743 - 04/02/18 10:19 AM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Mike Martin]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Martin
At the top of my list - HD Cart
https://www.reverbfoundry.com/
Ooooo! That sounds nice Mike!
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#2918763 - 04/02/18 11:26 AM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Michael Wright]
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Agreed on HD Cart for a top algorithmic reverb. High density and smooooth. Absolutely love it.

The only convolution reverb that gets me excited is VSL MIR, especially when used with the VSL orchestral instruments. With this reverb, you're placing the instrument in a location on the soundstage, with controls over width for stereo sounds. It's absolutely transformative. The affordable MIRx option is great and a must-have for any VSL user who can't afford the full MIR. Otherwise, convolution reverbs often come off as limp, IMO.



Investing in good reverbs is money very well spent, IMO.

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#2918766 - 04/02/18 11:42 AM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: burningbusch]
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Originally Posted By: burningbusch
Investing in good reverbs is money very well spent, IMO.
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That gui is great! hmm I gots me lots more to learn. Thanks Busch! http://brian-doyle.com/2011/10/28/convolution-vs-algorithmic-reverbs/
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#2918815 - 04/02/18 03:48 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Michael Wright]
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#2918846 - 04/02/18 07:03 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Stokely]
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Originally Posted By: Stokely

I also have struggled with Space Designer's sound, but that's probably the IRs that come with it (and I doubt I've tried them all). I "grew up" with algorithmic verbs and the real room IRs don't have that same sound for better or worse, and of course you can't just grab a knob and change the size of the room


The IRs that come with Space Designer are not the best, IMO.
The new version of Space Designer in Logic Pro 10.4 actually does allow you to change reverb length and size.
Here's a link to the Bricasti M7 hardware reverb IRs you mentioned, they do sound really good:

https://www.logicprohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61149#p374497

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#2918872 - 04/02/18 10:15 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Ed A.]
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Try Fabfilter Pro-R. The Eq stuff is great. You can dial in the reverb sound faster than most and move on. I wasted so much time messing with all the parameters of other reverb plugs.Fabfilter makes great plugs and continues to support older OS like Snow Leopard. I hope they put out a dynamic EQ

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#2918988 - 04/03/18 01:14 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: RD57]
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I own MIR but haven't got my head wrapped around it yet so have been spending more time with VSL's Convolution and Hybrid reverbs as well as more basic entry-level variants of MIR until I can work my way up to the more sophisticated usage of full-on MIR pro.

I now use Altiverb mostly for ambience, and Eventide's UltraVerb for most Plate Reverb needs.
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#2919004 - 04/03/18 02:34 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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I can't help but be a big fan of HD Cart. thu

I also use LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven, because it's as close to my beloved Bricasti M7 as I can get with a plug-in.

I quite like the Valhalla plugs as well.

dB

Note: anyone considering HD Cart, go ahead and download the demo now...but you might want to wait until the middle of the month or so if you decide to buy it.



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#2919030 - 04/03/18 04:44 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
I can't help but be a big fan of HD Cart. thu


WOW, dB, Linwood Bell, and Steve Nathan all digging this. I was in the dark. Now I've seen the light. Thanks. smile
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#2919033 - 04/03/18 04:53 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
I can't help but be a big fan of HD Cart. thu

WOW, dB, Linwood Bell, and Steve Nathan all digging this.

To be clear: HD Cart is by Reverb Foundry - one of the companies with which I have a professional affiliation (see below in my sig). idea

Regardless, it's a ridiculously cool 'verb, and there's really nothing quite like it.

Check it out: the hardware Lexicon 480L has two stereo ins, two main stereo outs and two aux stereo outs. It has four processors (machines) inside it that can run in a variety of configurations. The only stock config that used all four processors did so in a SPLIT configuration - each input was routed to one of the two stereo pairs, essentially turning the 480L into two separate processors, both mono in and stereo out - unless you had a rare expansion cartridge Lexicon made called HD/Surround Cart.

What the HD/Surround algorithm/programs did was to combine all four processors into a single unit, harnessing all the power of the 480L - the only configurations to do so. The inputs were stereo, and the four outputs could then be used in either a “quadraphonic” front/back configuration....or, there was this way cool HD mode which stacked the four output channels to the main stereo outs - 1 and 3 to L, 2 and 4 to R - essentially layering the reverbs (including the earlies!!!), and unlocking the ability to do things with reverb unlike any other processor at the time…really lush, with a ton of motion and character.

HD CART faithfully emulates the 480L in this configuration.

Craig Anderton did the official demo video:




Mitch Gallagher did a pretty in-depth review of it.



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#2919061 - 04/03/18 07:25 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Michael Wright]
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WOW, dB, Linwood Bell, and Steve Nathan all digging this.


Yeah, I love that verb, and I know me and Linwood don't lie about a thing like that wink
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DB turned me on to it, and those plates are gorgeous. I use them or the EMTs from UAD most of the time. I also use a lesser known and more boutique one from PSP often, cause it gets sounds that are different but creative in a cool way.
Also an EMT emulation, their 2445. I've got lots more, but those are my most used. Oh, almost forgot, also specialized, but I always use some PSP PianoVerbII on Piano Samples. Killer for authenticity.
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#2921654 - 04/16/18 07:32 AM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
Note: anyone considering HD Cart, go ahead and download the demo now...but you might want to wait until the middle of the month or so if you decide to buy it.

On sale for the rest of April. 35% off.

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#2921743 - 04/16/18 01:39 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
Note: anyone considering HD Cart, go ahead and download the demo now...but you might want to wait until the middle of the month or so if you decide to buy it.

On sale for the rest of April. 35% off.

dB


Thanks for the heads up!
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#2921747 - 04/16/18 01:49 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Ulf]
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Ever since I got it, it's my "go to". Great sounding plugin!

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#2921750 - 04/16/18 02:07 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: linwood]
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An iLok 2 or 3 hardware dongle, or iLok local activation is required to run HD Cart.

Due to an update of iLok technology you may need to synchronise your iLok in iLok License Manager to run the new version.


Does this mean I can activate locally even if I only have an iLok 1? I do run the latest version of License Manager, I think.


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#2921753 - 04/16/18 02:20 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: zephonic]
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Originally Posted By: zephonic
Quote:

An iLok 2 or 3 hardware dongle, or iLok local activation is required to run HD Cart.

Due to an update of iLok technology you may need to synchronise your iLok in iLok License Manager to run the new version.


Does this mean I can activate locally even if I only have an iLok 1? I do run the latest version of License Manager, I think.

Yes. You can authorize the plug without a dongle if you have License Manager. Two installs per download.

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#2921785 - 04/16/18 04:23 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Dave Bryce]
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#2921790 - 04/16/18 05:03 PM Re: Favourite Reverb Plugins? [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce
On sale for the rest of April. 35% off.
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Thanks for letting us know dB!!
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