good outboard reverb

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by rudedogg, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest


    I was wondering about a good outboard reverb unit, I'm looking in the sub $500 range, and I was wondering what my options are. I mostly need it for snare drum, a little vocals and misc. I have some plugin reverbs, but I don't really like any of them. I have the dverb, waves trueverb and ren verb. Is there a nice lexicon style reverb out there in a plugin?


  2. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    In the range you're looking at you could get one of a couple "real" Lexicon reverbs...the MPX110 or the MPX550...that will likely sound better than any native plugin reverb. A good reverb takes a lot of juice to do, and that's one of the places where a hardware-based effect really has an advantage over a native one. You may want to look at one of the cheaper UAD or PowerCore cards as well.

    You may also want to look at the Kurzweil's a fantastic-sounding box and it in your price range as well.

  3. stevesmith

    stevesmith Active Member

    Another vote for the Lexicon MPX500 or 550.

    The TC Electronics M300 also satisfies your price point.
  4. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    can anybody explain to me the difference between the 110 and the 550. im thinking of investing in the 550, but i talked to a friend of mine who said the only difference is the number of lexichips and that is only useful when chaining fx, i just want to use it for reverb only.


  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    A trip to the Lexicon website would answer your questions directly. The main difference is that on the 550 you get a stronger interface and the ability to control and edit all parameters. As far as sound and reverb quality, I consider both of them in the crap reverb catagory.
  6. stevesmith

    stevesmith Active Member


    What would you recommend at this person's price point, then?

    What reverbs have you used in this price range?
  7. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Gaff, I have only ever heard high end Lexicons ($2k and up) in large studios and was wondering if you like any of them and if so which ones. What other reverbs do you like?
  8. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    If you already have a $500 budget, squeeze some more, and seek out at least a PCM70 and aim for a used PCM90.

    I'm a big reverb fan. My current reverb fav's are my three Eventide's, The reverb in my E-mu sampler, TC M5000, AKG ADR 68k, & BX-5. Yamaha SPX-900, Roland R-880, Sony MUR-201, Lexicon PCM91, M300, and an often borrowed 480L.

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