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Soundtoys Crystallizer Octoverb/Shimmer Settings? Reverb & Delay Plugins
Old 12th September 2011
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Soundtoys Crystallizer Octoverb/Shimmer Settings?

Can anyone help with a setting to get a sound out of Crystallizer that's similar to the Octoverb in the Line 6 M9, the infamous U2 shimmer? I can't quite get it dialed in.
Old 12th September 2011
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Old 13th September 2011
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Originally Posted by henge View Post
Have you tried Shimmer.

http://www.valhalladsp.com/
I know about it, but I already own Crystallizer and surely it's capable. I was just hoping someone could post starting settings to help me out and save me a couple of hours of experimenting.
Old 13th September 2011
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A wet reverb after the crystaliser & then send some of the reverb back to the crystaliser to taste. The feedback regeneration is what nails it. The crystal isn't that important, just make sure the shifts are going upwards. octaves & sevenths are a great place to start. The reverb is key

Set it up on auxs and sends
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A wet reverb after the crystaliser & then send some of the reverb back to the crystaliser to taste. The feedback regeneration is what nails it. The crystal isn't that important, just make sure the shifts are going upwards. octaves & sevenths are a great place to start. The reverb is key

Set it up on auxs and sends
Worked perfectly. I got close with the regen control in Crystallizer but not quite, extra reverb was what I was missing. I also used Panman to move the shimmer around the track. Subtle but very cool. Thanks!
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care to post your crystallizer settings?
Old 14th September 2011
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care to post your crystallizer settings?
I just used the default setting on Crystallizer, with 100% mix and pitch up 1200 cents. The reverb settings made more difference and how much you fold back. I used D-Verb with a 3 second plate and about 40% regen. It wasn't necessarily the U2 sound but it worked well with the track.

I'll be playing with it more in the next few weeks. I'll post back if I really nail it.
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