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Exponential Audio: Stratus vs. Symphony – your thoughts
Old 25th April 2019
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Exponential Audio: Stratus vs. Symphony – your thoughts

Good morning fellow Post-folk,

I'm looking at the 2 exponential audio verbs, Stratus and Symphony. listening, they both seem very awesome. TBH, i'm torn.

That said, i'd love to know your opinions on them. Which do you like better? Why?

What do you find the difference, practically, to your ears?

Which is more common in the post world?

Any other insight?

Thanks!
Old 25th April 2019
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I love Stratus for dialogue. Very transparent, good for subtle exterior stuff too. Symphony is rich, much like the R2, and great for music.


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Good morning fellow Post-folk,

I'm looking at the 2 exponential audio verbs, Stratus and Symphony. listening, they both seem very awesome. TBH, i'm torn.

That said, i'd love to know your opinions on them. Which do you like better? Why?

What do you find the difference, practically, to your ears?

Which is more common in the post world?

Any other insight?

Thanks!
Old 25th April 2019
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I haven't tried the others, but my understanding is Stratus is sort of built upon Phoenixverb and Symphony on R2, yes? And the latter are maybe more along the lines of 'colored' and 'musical' reverbs whereas the former are more 'neutral' and possibly more suitable for unobtrusive post-production scenarios.

Would that be about right?
Old 25th April 2019
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Thanks for the replies thus far.

One other question– the 3D option, anyone using it?
Old 25th April 2019
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I have r2 surround, pheonix and r4 ... also recently got symphony. For dialog i'm 80% in mono, so with r4 (and sometimes r2/phoenix) I was pretty well set for dialog. Atleast I can't tell the difference between r4 and stratus on a mono track, which might be my ear isn't good enough and I'm primarily in mono for dialog. On the other hand fx/music is often always at quad/5.1+, and symphony is definatly giving me a lift from what I was doing before. If I had the money, I'd have gotten both though for that 20% when dialog is not mono (i.e. especially trying to mix in walla to my mono tracks).

(also using the 3d for sound design with symphony)
Old 25th April 2019
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I have used it in 3d for ATMOS mixes. For that it works pretty well. It wants to be 7.1.2. I have had better results using two verbs, not connected and having the second verb send into objects - but that is just me.

Randall


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Thanks for the replies thus far.

One other question– the 3D option, anyone using it?
Old 26th April 2019
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I was just at a demo earlier this week that was presented by Michael Carnes. From what I saw, seems the Stratus. The plethora of presets is overwhelming. If you have any iZotope products you can upgrade to the Exponential Audio Stereo Reverb Bundle (which includes PhoenixVerb, NIMBUS, R4, and Excalibur) for $199 and you'll get %35 off Stratus msrp $399 (making that about $260) so for the whole shebang about $460.

But I have a feeling for black Friday there'll be a huge discount or IMHO in the future they might combine all of these (and I mean all reverbs) into one big package for a discount
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