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absolute best reverb

What is your absolute favorite hardware reverb box?

i' know, probably asked 1000's of times,,,

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EMT 250

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What is your absolute favorite hardware reverb box?
Favorite or best? Favorite is a fun topic ... you might want to change the thread title to that. Asking for best will get you 1/2 responses about how the best one is the one that works for the mix, or about using 2 layered verbs of different sizes, or dual mono panning, etc.
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My vote is the 480L.
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I just got an Ursa Major Stargate 323. Its a bit noisy and gets somewhat distorted sounding too quick but I swear it is easily the best SOUNDING original reverb hardware I've ever heard. It sounds like what I thought an EMT140 was supposed to be but isn't. I don't think I would sell it for any amount. For the weirdo in me it is perfect. I don't really like the 480L type stuff much though. On the cheap I dig the SPX90 for churchy sounds and the MPX-1 for trashier and more ambient sounds.
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emt140 - i love mine. makes anything cool.
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If you're talking about reverbs from a box, I've used most everything out there but I'm lately using the H8000 in my studio now.

It has more rooms, halls, chambers and more reverbs than you can shake a stick at.

If you use both dsp's and set one to a room sound plus another longer reverb on the second dsp you can almost simulate a decent room.

I would never track without it...
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the reverb chambers at Capitol studios in Hollywood

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the reverb chambers at Capitol studios in Hollywood

Hey...that's not fair.
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EMT 250

EMT 250 +1
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whatever the rarest most expensive one is
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+1 for the EMT 250. The EMT 140 is never a bad bet either. My voice was made for plates so perhaps I am biased

Although I've never used Abbey Road's echo chambers so who knows

I think that Altiverb should do that!

Oh yes, Altiverb is great too !
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IMO - Altiverb is nothing more than a nice try. At least, every Convolution verb I've used was trapped in a tin can universe. Every time where I toggled and switched from a hardware unit to the convo, I could have vom!ted right there over my desk. -Even my Dynacord DRP5 sounds more lush
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The most exciting reverb i've ever heard was recorded in a large natural underground cave ... stupendously amazing.

The whole point of convolution reverb was to be able to use samples from amazing acoustic spaces. It seems to have been used mainly to ripoff artificial reverbs - and the static nature, and compromised algorithmns, make these definately second best.

The Numerical Sound resynthesised samples of natural spaces (like the Great Pyramid etc) is a step in the right direction. But I still tend to prefer hardware boxes. I'm wondering about the Bricasti or Lexicon PCM96 ...
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[QUOTE=TobyToby;2001911] I could have vom!ted right there over my desk. -QUOTE]

Can I have an IR of that please?

Altiverb is hard to beat for functionality/sound imo. And I think some IRs are spectacular.
As plug goes the UA Plate 140 is the best emulation of a real plate I've tried.
the only hardware reverb i am using now are spring reverbs (particulary the Roland stereo RV 800)
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In my humble situation... The EMT-250 emulation I build for myself in the H8000.
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My vote is for TC System 6000, very nice and very versatile. If i had to choose one box that would be it.
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The most exciting reverb i've ever heard was recorded in a large natural underground cave ... stupendously amazing.
Funny you mention this, K-burger. The best and most exciting reverb I've heard happened when I was entering a Paris subway station that had a long, tiled, tube-like corridor leading to the actual train. From this corridor, I heard an accoustic guitar being fingerpicked--simple arpeggio's played slowly. The sound was perfect: rich, full, musical, beautiful.

I told my girlfriend that I had to check this out--I had to have this guitar. When we got to the guitar player, he was playing a $100 Yamaha nylon string through a little Peavey amp. The natural reverb of the subway tile tube made this rig sound like a million bucks. I told my girlfriend I had to have that tube-like corridor, but she said it would never make it through customs.

Perfect reverb.

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I always like making my own... but I guess that would be favorite instead of "best."

Two spaced mics in a nice room = .
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the reverb chambers at Capitol studios in Hollywood

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Anything with a spring in it is my favorite.

Also, can't you rent the echo chambers at Capitol seperately from the rooms? I heard people used to book them all over the country and use phone/data lines to transmit the signal.
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wow!! looks like there are a lot of personal favs.
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My vote is for TC System 6000, very nice and very versatile. If i had to choose one box that would be it.
And its little sister, the R4000, a single-engine version without some of the bells and whistles (but does have all the great VSSD emulations like the EMT 140 and 250). I've been using this on every mix.
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I like all the plate emulations from some of the boxes I have, but although I have a ton of reverbs, I find it hard to use some of those more exotic cavernous and tunnel presets.

Where the hell I am gonna use them in a pop song ?
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The one(s) that works that day, for that one song, at that one moment.
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