Which reverb (hard or soft) blend well with original signal?
Old 31st March 2009
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Which reverb (hard or soft) blend well with original signal?

I'm looking for a reverb - hardware or software - that blends or saturates well with the original signal rather than sounding like an effect?

Thanks.
Old 31st March 2009
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bricasti
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Any other options that won't bankrupt me?
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Any decent reverb will do this. You have to set it right, though....



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Old 31st March 2009
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The Plate 140 on the UAD-1 is the first ITB-reverb I've tried that does exactly this. My CSR is not bad but not in in the same league IMHO. Breverb might be something to look at, too, but I have no experience with it.
Old 31st March 2009
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I think that the Lexicon LXP15II, the ART effects network, or the Ensoniq DP4 all sound AMAZINGLY natural, and they definitely won't break the bank.
If you look those up online you should find some pretty good reviews, especially about the ART.

DP



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Old 31st March 2009
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REVerence, in Cubase 5. Very, very nice thumbsup
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Also check out the Kurzweil Rumour. It's not a Bricasti, but it won't break the bank either, and sounds pretty good. Really good, in fact, for what you pay.
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The Plate 140 on the UAD-1 is the first ITB-reverb I've tried that does exactly this. My CSR is not bad but not in in the same league IMHO. Breverb might be something to look at, too, but I have no experience with it.
+1 for the UAD Plate 140, it is excellent. Don't like Breverb at all. There are many hardware verbs that will sit in the track well, Lexicon 224, 300, 480, PCM-70, Roland SRV-330, Roland 3030, 880, Yamaha 990, Rev-5, Pro R3, etc.......
Old 31st March 2009
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UAD DreamVerb/RealVerb Pro

I absolutely LOVE UAD's DreamVerb... but let me accentuate something: It sometimes takes some tweaking... depending on the application. The presets can often get you to a very solid starting point, but tweaking is always needed, and there are an incredible amount of parameters to tweak... room shape, size, 3 different materials (that give different vibes), EQ, resonance. It's certainly not TL Space, nor is it TDM... but it sounds (imo) incredible... and sometimes you can really get it to sound even better than incredible. I'm currently mixing a record in which I use DreamVerb on the toms, and, man... very pleasant sound... blends incredibly well and sounds very natural.

If you really want your verb to blend well, regardless of the verb... set it up in a bus 100% wet, and send tracks to it. It's certainly not anything new, but is a very effective trick to blending verb in with anything.

Also, I almost always use RealVerb Pro for my Snare Verb. It's great.
Old 1st April 2009
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accutronics spring reverb

akg bx20

emt 140

any lex with a 3-digit number

uad 140

altiverb

logic's a-verb (yup)


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Old 1st April 2009
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Thanks for the ideas -

It sounds like it's a matter of tweaking a reverb, as much as comparing them in terms of A verus B = the best
Old 1st April 2009
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wizooverb if you can find it anywhere... great m audio plug that avid buried...
Old 20th July 2009
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UAD is the only plug I've ever used that does what you're looking for. Every other verb I've used has, ultimately, compromised the signal. Sometimes you want that...that's what the 'Abbey' setting in Space Designer is fore! :-)
Old 20th July 2009
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I haven't found a plugin verb that "blends" but i haven't tried everything out there.

I often use plugins for delays with great results.

I only have one outboard verb and it works great for me when it does work. Demeter spring reverb. Blends amazingly when used tastefully.

Best verb you can get is a mic placed right away from the source either unprocessed or heavily processed. Never sounds cheezy : )

Russell
Old 20th July 2009
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Altiverb blends really well and allows you to setup the verb as you choose as there are a variety of different parameters for each IR. It's pretty much the only ITB plug-in reverb I'll use.
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About 6 weeks ago there was a big hoopla over 112dB's Redline Reverb. No one may be mentioning it anymore but I thought the hype was moderately appropriate.

It's only $150 (2-month unrestricted demo) and I find that it's got a nice ability to sound smooth, lush, but stay tucked away in the background.
Old 20th July 2009
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yeah my 60 day demo ran out and i bought it straight away.

really nice reverb, very versatile and has worked out great for me since i have started using it.
Old 21st July 2009
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Altiverb blends really well and allows you to setup the verb as you choose as there are a variety of different parameters for each IR. It's pretty much the only ITB plug-in reverb I'll use.
I agree to this opinion IR reverb is not that bad as some people talk it into.
Yes sometimes it sounds a little not together with the signal but if you try to get the right impulse you will find a way and it is much cheaper as a LEXi 960...and good enough for the most cases.
Old 21st July 2009
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again , the plate 140 from UAD is really a hit reverb for DAWS --- the CSR package is really good for the price though ...
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Any other options that won't bankrupt me?
A convo reverb with the FREE Bricasti impulses from Acousticas. Seriously the very first impulses I've chosen over my outboard verbs (inluding a 3-digit Lexicon) for the sole reason they just become part of the sound instead of being any kind of "effect".
Old 21st July 2009
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A convo reverb with the FREE Bricasti impulses from Acousticas. Seriously the very first impulses I've chosen over my outboard verbs (inluding a 3-digit Lexicon) for the sole reason they just become part of the sound instead of being any kind of "effect".
That is interesting I caught myself using the Briscati IRs of Acousticas very very often.
Now it is clear to me my subconscious choses them because they blend well with the signal.
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Tl space is a very good one. Breverb is good also. If you need only plate and room, take the limited breverb from audiomidi. It's like 5dollars, so can't go wrong with it.
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