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Sony DRES 777 vs. Altiverb....
Old 9th September 2002
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Sony DRES 777 vs. Yamaha SREV1 vs. Altiverb....

Anyone lucky enough to have a chance to compare these two? That 777 sure is sexy...never have a chance to actually use one. Those Sony engineers put a lot of time and efforts in capturing many awesome 'reverb' space around the world. I believe Yamaha has a similar product but I just can't remember what the model is. I had a chance to play with Altiverb but it used up lots of CPU resource and basically made the computer freezes up.
Old 9th September 2002
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Altiverb gives you the longest convolution time [depending on your CPU] over the Sony or Yamama. 23s vs 6s [sony] and 10s [yamama w/ dsp card]
Old 9th September 2002
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OK....but I can't really remember when's the last time I needed a reverb time more than 6sec. So alphajerk, you had tried the Sony or the Yamaha? What do you think about them?
Old 9th September 2002
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well, verb times for altiverb are VERY different than the RT60's on algorithmic verbs. i find myself using 12s verbs with no problem at all.

i havent used the sony or yamama.
Old 9th September 2002
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I have had a few hours with the sony machine, and it sounds quite impressive, especially on drums. It sounds absolutly natural. When a fellow engineer introduced the sony to me, we a/b'd it with a 460...It sounded like the lexicon was broken!

Old 9th September 2002
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just read a description on the sony pro audio web site, the max reverb time is 11s. i guess the current unit's expanded dsp card surely gives the unit a boost.
Old 10th September 2002
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Just got a chance the other day to fool around with the S-777. I find the thing to be pretty amazing. It seems to so easily fit into a mix...

I sure hope the Alitverb can do a similar thing. I'd love to have that sound at my home studio. Leave the 5 digit reverb purchases to corporate accounting.

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