A new VST reverb for Windows - Verbera
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A new VST reverb for Windows - Verbera - Bollywood demo

Ok, it says self promotion here is ok, so here we are.

Verbera is a new VST reverb for Windows.



It is algorithmic, while it is different from the classic ones (feedback based).
Great for natural sound.
Includes an internal sidechain system for dynamic control and a 10-bands paragraphic equalizer.

Here is how it sounds.

- a live played grand piano
- a pair of large diaphragm condenser mics in stereo pair

Verbera_Piano_Dry

Then 75% dry + 100% effect, early reflections + 500ms reverb

Verbera_Piano_500ms

1000ms reverb:

Verbera_Piano_1000ms

2500ms reverb:

Verbera_Piano_2500ms

5000ms reverb:

Verbera_Piano_5000ms


Then a test about the reverb modulation. The pitch modulation is set to a very high level, so that the reverb sounds "detuned" to the piano:

Verbera_Piano_5000ms_mod


Here is a mix demo.

Reverbs come in and out while the parts come in one after one.

Verbera_Demo_Mix
(all rights Vincenzo Comis & ModoZero)


Classic guitar

Verbera_Demo_Guitar_120110

Four environments of increasing size (on a sad, live mic'd, guitar).

Some Bollywood sounds.

Verbera_Tabla_Tour

Samples from our "Indian Spices" multitrack performances DVD.
Live multimic'd tabla.
Four environments, increasing size.
The last one has the internal dynamics activated, to tame the very long tail while letting a huge amount of reverb.



Any custom bundle can be freely built for a 40% (or higher) discount. A complicated policy, I know, but useful.

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very nice original and natural sounding reverb. any Mac support in the future?
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Probably yes, but I'm not able to set a deadline.
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Kudos. That sounds pretty dang good. Price?
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Kudos. That sounds pretty dang good. Price?
Everything here: www.sknote.it
(30/40% off, look at that complicated but useful pricing policy)
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Goliath: 229 euros. More than the Empty Rooms 250 emu. Seems high. If you have a lot of their plugins already you may be able to get half that. However, I don't know of anywhere where there's reviews for their plugins.

So the 30%+ off is only after you've bought the first plugin. There is a lot of excellent competition at lesser cost. EOS, Aether, Redline, etc. For europeans this may be reasonable - for those of us here in the States it may not be.

Qunito it might be helpful if you explained whether the discounts apply only if all bought at the same time and also if it means that the most expensive plugin is always the one bought at the least discount.
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Goliath: 229 euros. More than the Empty Rooms 250 emu. Seems high. If you have a lot of their plugins already you may be able to get half that. However, I don't know of anywhere where there's reviews for their plugins.
You cannot compare this reverb to other ones (directly), because it is completely different.

- Emulations approximate well known devices (Nobody here in studio tried the ER250, looks great by the feedback. Why is it a reference, anyway?)
- Algorithmic ones use feedback (everyone, I believe, I could be wrong)
- Convolution is just convolution
- This one is based on different principles while being totally feedback-free

Just different colours!

The only serious review is testing by yourself, in your system.
A demo is available by sending an email with your full name (privacy policy on the website).

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So the 30%+ off is only after you've bought the first plugin. There is a lot of excellent competition at lesser cost. EOS, Aether, Redline, etc. For europeans this may be reasonable - for those of us here in the States it may not be.
Yes, this euro-dollar distance is a ruin.
Anyway, consider taxes included and the info below.

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Qunito it might be helpful if you explained whether the discounts apply only if all bought at the same time and also if it means that the most expensive plugin is always the one bought at the least discount.
Just look at that policy in the best (for you) way you can.
Doesn't expire.
You can start from what you want.
A very simple example:

- a small synth 29euro (today)
- Verbera 229 - 30% = 160euro (next month or today)

That is a standard pricing scheme, it gives increasing buying-power to returning customers, while avoiding stupid results like "130% discount"

Doesn't make so much sense if you don't need the synth or other plugs, of course.
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Some Bollywood sounds.

These are samples from our "Indian Spices" multitrack performances DVD.
Live multimic'd tabla.

Four environments, increasing size.

The last one has the internal dynamics activated, to tame the very long tail while letting a huge amount of reverb.

I hope it is fun:
Verbera_Tabla_Tour

P.S. 10MB wav file, being a reverb demo...
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Looking forward to checking it out. Is there a larger screenshot?
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Sounds a little phasey on the piano samples (especially the mid-length decay times). I'm a reverb connoisseur (read "snob"), so I'm pretty allergic to artifacts. How tweakable is that modulation? Could solve this problem.

Also, it sounds a tad thin and bright across all the samples (to my liking). Can the color be changed much within a given room setting, or does it only vary by changing the room?

Anyhow, thanks for the heads-up on this product. I'll check back for your replies.

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Hi Quinto,

I would like to clear up a few things. First of all I was not and am not directly comparing your product to any other. I was simply comparing prices and that the Empty Rooms product was at a lesser price point. I mean neither you, or your company any kind of harm. If anything I was questioning the pricing especially given the exchange rate. I know that there is nothing you all can do about the exchange rate. However, for us on the other side of the pond it is a consideration. Whether you realize it or not you are in competition, in a sense, with other reverb plugins - or possibly more accurately with the money we allot for them. Also keep in mind that all those points were addressed to Goliath, except where I directly posted to you, in order for him to make a well informed buying decision.

Secondly - thanks for posting about the pricing policy. I found your explanation far easier to follow than what I had read on the website. I had asked that question and posed it to you the way I did so that instead of merely pointing people to the page (which I found to be not that helpful) there would be more likelihood of sales. It seems that english is not your first language and I am trying to make it clear that just because you think something is clear doesn't mean it is. No offense meant.

Thirdly - I think your site could do with more demos and some links to reviews if there are any available as well as an organizational shuffle (I found it hard to find the downloads for example). If you have any on KVR or wherever as it would be helpful. It is much easier to tell from a demo whether something works for you.

You have some very nice UIs to my mind for your plugins. However a sound sample and nice UI is often not enough for many people to buy.

I hope you take my points in the constructive sense that I mean them in and wish you luck.

BTW here are the forums for the company at KVR: KVR: Forum - SKNote
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Looking forward to checking it out. Is there a larger screenshot?
Yes, of course, will be uploaded soon.
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Sounds a little phasey on the piano samples (especially the mid-length decay times). I'm a reverb connoisseur (read "snob"), so I'm pretty allergic to artifacts. How tweakable is that modulation? Could solve this problem.
Those are rather extreme samples, long reverb on long sustained piano.
Modulation is highly tweakable, anyway. Yes, it could change that effect...

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Also, it sounds a tad thin and bright across all the samples (to my liking). Can the color be changed much within a given room setting, or does it only vary by changing the room?
Yes, of course it can be changed at will. The response is almost perfectly flat, then the internal 10 channel paragraphic eq can change the color at will.
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Hi Quinto,
...I hope you take my points in the constructive sense that I mean them in and wish you luck.

Sorry, dstroyallmnstrs, probably my answer sounded strange because you are right, english is NOT my first language

Yes, of course I take the points in a constructive sense, I wouldn't write in a forum, otherwise!
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Looking forward to checking it out. Is there a larger screenshot?
Here is the screenshot.
The interface is very simple:
- Amplitude, filter, width, density envelopes
- Modulation
- 10 band paragraphic equalizer
- reverb, dynamics and mix knobs

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Terribly reduced price.

Anybody interested in trading a license for some audio demos?
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Terribly reduced price.

Anybody interested in trading a license for some audio demos?
I might be, PM me with what you need in a demo (drums, etc). I'm pretty busy, but would like to get a real listen to your product and help you if I can. Always happy to hear new and inventive reverbs.
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