Vocal Reverb Plugin
Old 19th July 2009
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Question Vocal Reverb Plugin

Hey guys, I know this question has been asked many times before and I found some great threads... back in 2006

I'm looking for a new reverb plugin for vocals that is 'affordable' ($100) for alternative rock vocals. Don't need a whole collection, just reverb for vocals.

Some of the reverbs I've tried (waves) add 'too much' and take away some of the definition of the vox. Believe it or not until now I've been using Cubase 4 reverbs... time to upgrade.

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Old 20th July 2009
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Check out the $5 promo for Breverb at audiomidi.com.

Only two emulations - plate and room - but pretty great.
Old 20th July 2009
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My first thought was ohh.. probably some crappy reverb, but it is only $5 since it is not the full $289 version which 'might' work perfectly for me .

I'll post my review once I try it.

Thanks a lot bro. Here's the link for anyone else interested: Breverb audioMIDI Edition from audioMIDI.com

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Old 20th July 2009
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Check out the $5 promo for Breverb at audiomidi.com.

Only two emulations - plate and room - but pretty great.
I agree with you JeffE .. there's something that the Breverb plate
does to vocals that's really magical. It adds a shimmer ... very
rich sounding .

jeff
Old 20th July 2009
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ok, got it..

Can't wait to try this.
Old 20th July 2009
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OK.. I'M VERY PLEASED.

There are actually tons of presets within Room and Plate. I don't even think I'll ever need the full version

At first every setting I tried was like me coming out from a distant cave in the middle of a church. Way too much. But when I turned that 'DRY' dial up to 0, I could actually hear it that 'shimmer' that jmarkham was talking about. Dry should be on 0 by factory by the way.

A hell of an upgrade for $5 over what I had, go get it while it lasts guys
Old 20th July 2009
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OK.. I'M VERY PLEASED.

There are actually tons of presets within Room and Plate. I don't even think I'll ever need the full version

At first every setting I tried was like me coming out from a distant cave in the middle of a church. Way too much. But when I turned that 'DRY' dial up to 0, I could actually hear it that 'shimmer' that jmarkham was talking about. Dry should be on 0 by factory by the way.

A hell of an upgrade for $5 over what I had, go get it while it lasts guys

IMHO, it's best to use Breverb as an aux track with a send from the vox track..
(keeping it 100% wet). In theory, the wet/dry mix ratio should accomplish
the same thing .. but for some reason, it's subtly different. Probably because
I'm on an HD system and Breverb is an RTAS insert .. so the wet/dry mix
is happening in the plug while the aux to dry vocal track is happening in
the TDM mixer. At least that's my theory.

Glad it worked for you.. it's a remarkable plug (imho).


jeff
Old 20th July 2009
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IMHO, it's best to use Breverb as an aux track with a send from the vox track..
(keeping it 100% wet).
Glad it worked for you.. it's a remarkable plug (imho).


jeff
+1....

Some other (workflow) reasons to have the reverb on a seperate aux and use sends to get the signal there:

1. CPU/DSP efficiency: You can now send multiple signals to that one reverb... thus cutting the need to have seperate instantiations of that plug on each track you want reverb on...

2. Workflow efficiency: If you are using the same or similar verb settings, you now do not have to change the settings on 10 plugs every time you tweak a setting.

3. Automation ease: Quicker and easier to automate volume and panning of the reverb seperate from the volume and reverb of dry signals...

4. Sonic options: It is now much easier to effect the reverb with EQ's and compressors seperately from the dry signal.

5. Ergonomic mixing: It is usually much easier to move a fader with precision than to move a knob in a GUI environment

etc etc etc

There is actually ZERO reason to have the verb plugin directly on a track.
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I'm glad you agree Mayor999 .. and thank-you for expounding upon the reasons for
using an independent aux track .. (if i may) there's another (further) reason which may
come to bear ... in that if you have a reverb per every track, it
makes for a rather confusing sonic space for the listener.

jeff
Old 20th July 2009
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Awesome! Glad it worked out for you.

Thanks to jmarkham and Mayor999 for the usage tips as well.

Jeff
Old 20th July 2009
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I think they default it very wet so you can audition the effects better. Dry at 0 can make it too subtle to know what the room or plate is actually doing.
Old 21st July 2009
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I use IK Multimedia Classic Studio Reverb Plate for vocals and can get a nice sound out of it...
Old 24th November 2009
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hi all,

I have a question?
Can someone show me...?
In the vocal track when i want add reverb: Insert or send!
Which one is better?

Thank you
Old 24th November 2009
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hi all,

I have a question?
Can someone show me...?
In the vocal track when i want add reverb: Insert or send!
Which one is better?

Thank you
refer to mayor999's detailed post above..that answers your very question.
Old 25th November 2009
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Originally Posted by psycho_monkey View Post
refer to mayor999's detailed post above..that answers your very question.
haha... thank you??
Old 25th November 2009
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2 other great value plugin reverbs:

Audio Damage Eos $49

Redline Reverb $99
Old 25th November 2009
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Originally Posted by CWsounds View Post
I use IK Multimedia Classic Studio Reverb Plate for vocals and can get a nice sound out of it...
+1
Old 26th November 2009
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how about SIR and DreamVerb (UAD)?
Old 26th November 2009
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how about SIR and DreamVerb (UAD)?
Don't forget the UAD plate140 for vocals!!! LOVE IT!!

Oh and I played a lot with Epicverb lately, it's amazing how usefull it can be, and it's free!! I needed a reverb on a piano for a ambient song and Epicverb really made the piano sound AMAZING!!! It whas not after a very realistic room or hall reverb, but I needed a reverb sound that added something special to the piano.. yeah, you should give it a try when you have the time.
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