My EMT 140 with my Apollo
is the only plug I have that feels like the real thing to me, and I've got dozens of Waves plugs too. That said, I've found the 140's verbs bussed to most tracks seem to add up to a point where it congests the stereo mixdown, and I have to go back and lower the verbs overall. I don't get that with Logic's verbs, Waves Rverb, True verb. I was thinking the Lexicon 224
from UAD might be my next verb, but after hearing that Relab 480 in the earlier post I was no longer certain UAD's verb was the best Lexi verb. Still, UAD's is on sale for $249, and I have a $25 coupon, so.. that's a heck of a lot better than the Relab's $399. If the price was equal, I'd have to hear both to compare before buying. I've been on a fence regarding UAD's 224, because although I'm familiar with it and liked it a lot when I used to do lots of studio work back in the day, I might find one of their other plugs, like the Massive Passive
EQ, or Shadow Hills compressor a better use of my now very limited budget, as I already have some usable verbs.
And then, there's this lovely offering from Sean.. It might be fun to have another choice in my reverb closet, and I like supporting Gearslutz member's work. Well, I'm leaving for my honeymoon today, so I guess it can wait a week or two. Nice work Sean, it's been enjoyable hearing your views on verbs, as you obviously have an expert opinion, and it helps us all to hear from you.