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Old 9th September 2015
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Valhalla Reverb

I'm going to get one of the Valhalla verbs. I need to step up my verbs as I have few, but I have no budget right now so $50 is fine. I do a good about of reverb heavy production and I've been getting by with only logic's verbs.

I'm looking for big, lush, smooth. Vintage definitely appeals to me a lot, but I'm thinking Shimmer might be up my alley.

Those with experience, what do you think?

Thanks.
Old 9th September 2015
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I'm going to get one of the Valhalla verbs. I need to step up my verbs as I have few, but I have no budget right now so $50 is fine. I do a good about of reverb heavy production and I've been getting by with only logic's verbs.

I'm looking for big, lush, smooth. Vintage definitely appeals to me a lot, but I'm thinking Shimmer might be up my alley.

Those with experience, what do you think?

Thanks.
Shimmer is very specific (does the "pitched verb" thing mainly)

Go for Vintage Verb. It's lush, big and so much fun to adjust.
Old 9th September 2015
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Shimmer is very specific (does the "pitched verb" thing mainly)

Go for Vintage Verb. It's lush, big and so much fun to adjust.
I have Valhalla Room, and have been considering getting an IR verb ... one of the I found was about $50 -- the Liquidsonics Reverberate.

Would you say Valhalla Vintage Verb is more like that type?
Old 9th September 2015
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you can (& should!) demo them all.

Shimmer is a very specific thing. It's super cool, but has a very limited usefulness.

I use Room & Vintage about equally, both are great.
Old 9th September 2015
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you can (& should!) demo them all.

Shimmer is a very specific thing. It's super cool, but has a very limited usefulness.

I use Room & Vintage about equally, both are great.
Thanks just downloaded.

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Shimmer is very specific (does the "pitched verb" thing mainly)

Go for Vintage Verb. It's lush, big and so much fun to adjust.
Yeah, just opened shimmer and you guys were right. It's definitely not what I'm looking for. It's neat, but I can't see myself using it much. Don't think I'll spend $50 on that.

On the run right now, but can't wait to try the vintage and room, when I get back.
Old 9th September 2015
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I have both vintage and shimmer. Like others have pointed out, shimmer is more of a specialized effect. I use it from time to time, but vintage is my staple reverb. You can also get something resembling the effect of shimmer, using vintage.
Old 10th September 2015
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I have both vintage and shimmer. Like others have pointed out, shimmer is more of a specialized effect. I use it from time to time, but vintage is my staple reverb. You can also get something resembling the effect of shimmer, using vintage.
Wow! I love the Vintage verb.

Thanks for the help.
Old 10th September 2015
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They are all great. I prefer Room though. It has a lot more controls for making adjustments to the early and late reflections independently. I know VV does the downsample thing, but I prefer the algos on Room, especially Lv-426. At times I follow it with a bit crusher for the same kind of downsampling effect.

You can't go wrong with either Room or VV though.
Old 10th September 2015
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At $50 for the quality you get, you can't go wrong with Vintage or Room. I've got both and reach for Vintage more often, but they're both great - especially at that price point.
Old 10th September 2015
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At $50 for the quality you get, you can't go wrong with Vintage or Room. I've got both and reach for Vintage more often, but they're both great - especially at that price point.
Yeah, same here. I have them both and Vintage Verb gets used a lot more than Vroom. I guess it's because I'm so happy with the new algorithms in Vintage Verb, as I mostly use those (smooth plate, smooth room and Nonlin).
Old 10th September 2015
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I'm liking the Vintage Verb over V Room. It sounds a little more open / clear. And I like the eras options.

Though I'm not crazy about all of the algorithms.
Old 10th September 2015
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Vintage Verb is the most versatile to my ears. I mostly use it for Halls and use my UAD 160 for Plates but if I didn't have the UAD I'd have no problem with the Vintage Verbs Plates and Room sounds.
Old 10th September 2015
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I have Valhalla Room, and have been considering getting an IR verb ... one of the I found was about $50 -- the Liquidsonics Reverberate.

Would you say Valhalla Vintage Verb is more like that type?
I bought Reverberate years ago. Rarely use it (even if it's great!) But the ER's are super cool. Don't have a plugin that does them (like Sonnox Verb) this way...so sometimes these scattered delays are amazing.

I also prefer VV to Room (which is fantastic as well!) I wouldn't say it sounds more "open/clear"
(actually I find Room to be more "clear" and transparent/sterile) VV has more mojo and it's workflow, ease of use, large halls but also ambiences is what I click with.

Oh, and NONLIN...love it!

BTW: Don't forget the reverbs in Übermod guys!
Old 19th September 2015
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BTW: Don't forget the reverbs in Übermod guys!
Ubermod verbs are super cool. I esp like the preset called "Dirty Ambient Hall" on keys where there is some space in the track.
Old 19th September 2015
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At $50 for the quality you get, you can't go wrong with Vintage or Room. I've got both and reach for Vintage more often, but they're both great - especially at that price point.
I use them both all the time. I'm better at tweaking Room so I reach for it more often, but both are equally great.
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