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Different VSTs / Orchestral Instruments, same sound? Reverb & Delay Plugins
Old 10th September 2016
  #1
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Different VSTs / Orchestral Instruments, same sound?

Hello!

This might not make any sense, but.

If I while trying to create an orchestral piece use various instruments from various companies like; Spitfire, 8dio, Native Instruments etc.

How do I get it to sound that it was actually recorded in the same room?

I mean they will ofc. Be recorded in various studios, but how do I get it so it sounds like it was created in the same room?
Old 10th September 2016
  #2
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Two things that might help are reverb, and the use of a match eq in which you can capture a snapshot for use as a reference.
Old 11th September 2016
  #3
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Convolution Reverb would probably be your best option here.... Audio Ease (altiverb) has actually sampled quite a few venues for orchestras just for this purpose. Create a IR bus and send your instruments to the VENUE IR. As a side note, AE IRs are STEREO, so you can pan the instruments at will.

Jim
Old 11th September 2016
  #4
If there are reverb options on the individual instruments, take that off and feed them all to a good reverb to create a space for them all to live in. Also, pay attention to where each instrument/section is panned. If there are a bunch of wide L/R panned stereo instruments it will sound a bit odd.
Old 12th September 2016
  #5
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Convolution Reverb would probably be your best option here.... Audio Ease (altiverb) has actually sampled quite a few venues for orchestras just for this purpose. Create a IR bus and send your instruments to the VENUE IR. As a side note, AE IRs are STEREO, so you can pan the instruments at will.

Jim
Altiverb 7 is deff. Gonna be on my wishlist. I kinda get the feeling that nothing else comes close to what these guys have done, but.

Is there a cheaper Convolution Reverb alternative to start with?

650+ Euros is alot for me.
Old 12th September 2016
  #6
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It all depends which libraries you have. Some have the verb baked in (Spitfire) other can be dry ( VSL)

Getting the positioning & phase issues between them is a key issue. As far as reverb I'd get the placement correct first (phase & ER's) then try a single tail for them all. It can be convo ( less movement) or algo. ( more movement)

Be sure to check out Liquidsonics Reverberate 2, nice M7 library there. The Fusion tech it uses adds the movement lost with convolution reverbs.
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