ValhallaVintageVerb is a postmodern reverb plug-in, inspired by the classic hardware digital reverbs of the 1970s and 1980s.
8 true stereo reverb algorithms:
- Concert Hall. Based on the hall algorithms of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Huge spatial image, echo density that can be adjusted from very sparse to very dense, and lush chorusing modulation.
- Bright Hall. Similar to the Concert Hall algorithm, but with a brighter initial sound, and deeper and lusher modulation.
- Plate. Inspired by early 1980s plate algorithms. Highly diffuse, bright initial sound, high echo density, lush chorused modulation.
- Room. Emulates the sound of early 1980s room algorithms. Medium diffusion/early echo density, somewhat darker sound, chorused modulation.
- Chamber. A transparent and dense algorithm. Highly diffuse, high echo density, less coloration than Plate/Room algorithms, chorused modulation.
- Random Space. This generates DEEP and WIDE reverbs, with a slow attack, and more diffusion than the late 1980s algorithms that inspired it. The modulation uses internal delay randomization, to reduce metallic artifacts without the pitch change that can occur in the algorithms with chorused modulation.
- Chorus Space. Same as Random Space, but with the delay randomization replaced with lush chorused modulation.
- Ambience. Combines time varying randomized early reflections with a full-featured reverb tail, with the balance between early and late reverb controlled by the Attack knob. Useful for adding "air" to drums, vocals, and any place where a reverb should be felt but not heard.
3 color modes for dialing in the tone color and sonic artifacts of a specific reverb era:
- 1970s. Replicates the reduced bandwidth of the earliest digital reverberators (10 kHz maximum output frequency). Downsampled internally, to reproduce the artifacts of running at a lower sampling rate. The modulation is dark and noisy, and can produce strange and random sidebands with sustained notes. This is intentional.
- 1980s. Full bandwidth / sampling rate, for a brighter sound than the 1970s. The modulation is still dark and noisy, but will produce different artifacts than the 1970s mode as it is running at the full sampling rate.
- NOW. Full bandwidth / sampling rate. The modulation is clean and colorless, versus the funky artifacts of the 1970s/1980s modes.
The copy protection is based on a simple keyfile, and the plug-in can be installed and used on multiple computers. No dongle required, no challenge/response.
Best Reverb Plugins you own and how many
In no particular order:
UAD EMT 140
UAD Realverb Pro
UAD Precision Reflection Engine*
*Yeah, I know :) But sometimes I can faff with moulding a reverb return for ages then end up sticking this on and job done - I'm becoming a big fan of using less reverb and more delay-type solutions to keep things...
Plugins that you use on every mix?
...1-band EQ and filter the lows before compressor.
Ozone RX-7: really quick to clean up track noise, mouth noise, repairs.
Valhalla Vintage Verb: very popular on sessions sent to us, so is has become a go-to tool.
Waves H-Delay or Avid Mod Delay III: good basic delays; if I’m looking for more specialized effects there are a...
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I thought I'd have fun and do an experimental Drone Battle between the E-RM Polygogo and the Synthesis Technology Cloud Terrarium modules. Both modules are being modulated by the XAOC Devices Batumi (my favorite LFO!) and after demonstrating the dry signal, a touch of Reverb is added in post using Valhalla VintageVerb.
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