High Quality Reverb Plugins?

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High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by Damo303 » 16 Feb 2010, 02:12

I'm in the market for some high quality Reverb plugins (VST or AU), for a Intel Mackbook Pro running Live 8.

Can anyone recommend the good ones? Budget isn't really an issue, i'd rather spend money and get one really high quality reverb plugin rather than a bunch of budget rubbish ones.

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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by David T » 16 Feb 2010, 03:29

Two that tickle my fancy;

The rather costly Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle (Don't own it myself but the demo has me convinced)
http://www.lexiconpro.com/product.php?id=163

The cheap yet amazing EOS from Audiodamage
http://www.audiodamage.com/


Also IR's from Acousticas. More so their Bricasti M7 IR's and these are free.

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Post by ottoman42a » 16 Feb 2010, 06:48

You want Altiverb. It is the best.
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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by DHR » 16 Feb 2010, 07:30

OTOH, I was looking for cheap Reverbs the other day and DLd the PSP "easy" verb and was really surprised how good that sounded? Crazy ...8)
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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by Camillo Jr » 16 Feb 2010, 09:24

Aether is not cheap but it's very good. Smooth and highly configurable and you can use it to create both unreal and very real spaces. Great early and late reflection sections that you can use separately or together. The company is just in the process of upgrading it and I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with an already fantastic verb. Who knows, they may have a new special price on the rebuilt version for newcomers.

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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by Loopy C » 16 Feb 2010, 14:16

My top three would be:

-Audio Ease Altiverb (premiere convolution audio engine and world class library which continues to grow). Speakerphone 2 is also a great 'post and beyond' processor:

http://www.audioease.com/

-2C Aether (great algorithmic engine and animation features and amazing sound design possibilities):

http://www.2caudio.com/products/aether/index.html

-Overloud Breverb (another good algorithmic engine, especially like the dynamics features):

http://www.overloud.com/

...and as mentioned Acoustica's IR's are definitely a must ;-):

http://www.acousticas.net/

Special mention 'Hollywood Impulses' by Numerical Sound:

http://www.numericalsound.com/hollywood ... onses.html
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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by AdamJay » 17 Feb 2010, 00:04

please demo Arts Acoustic reverb

i absolutely love it.

also, i second the Audio Damage EOS recommendation.

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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by muleskinner » 17 Feb 2010, 00:52

I use the Arts Acoustic for an algorithmic verb and am more than happy with it. Well worth trying.

Some people rave over the IK Multimedia verbs. Never tried them myself.

Altiverb is awesome, used to use it when I was a young krack addict but can't afford a legit copy atm. :wink:
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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by WaveTable » 17 Feb 2010, 02:43

You don't say if you want an algorithmic reverb or a convolution reverb. There is a big difference between the two. The modulation used in algorithmic reverbs produces an effect that convolution reverbs cannot replicate, it's very hard to describe and quite subtle, but lets just say it has something extra, a kind of warmth.

I have the IK Multimedia CSR which is very good and sounds, to my ears as good as my old Lexicon PCM91, in fact it is good enough that I sold the PCM91.

The very costly Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle has one big advantage over the other plug-ins and that is an excellent well organised library, which I think has 5 variations per preset.
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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by mobilegazer » 17 Feb 2010, 04:21

Actually if I recall correctly the CSR Studio is supposed to be modeled on the 91 ... don't quote me on it though.

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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by WaveTable » 17 Feb 2010, 05:25

I thought it was modelled on the 480L, but they don't specify the model (I'm not sure if Lexicon could sue them if they did!).

I made about 30 copies of PCM91 Halls on the CSR and it seemed to be parameterised rather differently as one would perhaps expect.

I feel that the real problem with most of the Plug-Ins is not necessarily the sound but the lack of really good presets that can be tweaked if needs be.
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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by spitfire31 » 17 Feb 2010, 05:57

WaveTable wrote:You don't say if you want an algorithmic reverb or a convolution reverb. There is a big difference between the two. The modulation used in algorithmic reverbs produces an effect that convolution reverbs cannot replicate, it's very hard to describe and quite subtle, but lets just say it has something extra, a kind of warmth.
Virsyn REFLECT tries, successfully IMO, to bridge the two – early reflections by convolution and algorithmic tail with modulation. My go-to verb these days.

www.virsyn.de/en/E_Products/E_REFLECT/e_reflect.html

It uses a Syncrosoft dongle, BTW.

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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by 27 » 17 Feb 2010, 11:34

ottoman42a wrote:You want Altiverb. It is the best.

+1

might as well get speakerphone while you're at it :D

there are a bunch of good less expensive and very useful reverbs out there as well that would complement something like altiverb...

audio damage EOS, ADverb
also look at ehu's uhbik bundle

http://www.uhbik.com/

there are also some great weird reverbs in reaktor's user library.

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Re: High Quality Reverb Plugins?

Post by schmudde » 17 Feb 2010, 13:18

+1 IK Multimedia's reverb.

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