Best Sounding Reverb plug-in

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by audiokid, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I don't care how much it costs, just want the best reverb plug-in available. What is it?

  2. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Valhalla Room sounds superb to me. Even more so when you see the price tag!

    Give it a try: ValhallaRoom: $50 – ValhallaDSP
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Here's the ones I'm using right now:

    1. Sonnox for my versatile modern reverb. I use it any time I'm going for a natural sound.

    2. UAD EMT 140 that gets closer to a real plate sound than any other plugin I've found.

    3. UAD Lexicon 224 for those long tail washes.

    "Best sounding" is really a matter of taste here. The UAD plugins sound great to me, but they are not natural sounds. A lot of people really like the UAD EMT 250, but it just doesn't thrill me.
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Smooth tails and silk is what I'm looking for. The Lexicon 224 sounds like something I would like.
    What does Realverb Pro that comes with UAD sound like?
  5. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Seriously, try VRoom (as users have affectionately dubbed it)
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Thanks Dan, I definitely will!
  7. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    I started a thread for it the other day actually, though its not had much response. Absolutely amazing sound, and very tweakable: its quite hard to make it sound bad or artificial.

    I also love the fact that the reverb time can be automated with no nasty artifacts: sweeping a long ambient 100s reverb down to a really short setting can create amazing "rushing inward" type effects.

    But mostly its about really convincing room simulations, plus some vintage lexicon style flavours from the new "Dark" modes.

    Lots more info on the developer's blog: ValhallaRoom « The Halls of Valhalla
  8. leopoldolopes

    leopoldolopes Active Member

    I found this one a couple of years ago and since then we use it almost on every mix and even mastering work when needed! It sound awesome, natural and with such versatility! For us is one of the best reverb plugins available on the market...


    Sonnox Oxford Plugins

    Hope this one may suit your needs! Good luck!
  9. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    I don't like the Realverb Pro quite as much as the Sonnox, but I like it enough that I probably would not have gone shopping for the Sonnox if I had all of the UAD plugins first. The controls are very different. With the Sonnox you tend to be adjusting more technical parameters. With the RealVerb you choose natural things like room shapes and surface compositions.

    The thing about the Lexicon is that it sounds like a Lexicon - Peter Gabriel, Blade Runner. Same thing with the other UAD emulations - they sound like vintage technology and are not as natural as modern reverbs. I like that. Others may not.
  10. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

    Most of the time, i'll be using the lexicon plug-ins reverb and the AltiVerb.
    I'm getting curious about that VRoom, though!!!

  11. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    I don't have the Lexicon plugs: I would be curious to know how you think VRoom compares, especially using the new "Dark" modes which are inspired by vintage Lexicon designs.
  12. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

    I'll sure give it a try when i find time!!!
    I'll let you know!

  13. gilbert123

    gilbert123 Active Member

    i used the uad dreamverb for a while, can be good. but the tc powercore megaverb is doing it for me now.

    altiverb i have, which i occasionally use, but compared to the Powercore and UAD dsp cards, i have never been 100% happy with any native reverb plugin.

    powercore megaverb sounds like this.............

    or for 3 or 4 thousand dollars, just get a Bricasti System 1 or Lexicon PCM96 !
  14. Le Vab

    Le Vab Active Member

    UAD EMT140 and Altiverb (like the TODD AO scoring stage).
  15. rocksure

    rocksure Active Member

    I like the CSR classic studio's pretty cool. Still use Waves R verb at times also. Haven't tried the UAD stuff, but would like to.

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