hardware reverb

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by saemskin, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Hello everyone. In the coming months I'm going to have some money to buy some new toys. I'm thinking of perhaps possibly maybe ( :) ) getting some good reverb going.

    Right now the reverb capability I have is
    Hard:
    -Kurzweil Mangler
    -Ensoniq DP4
    Soft:
    -Altiverb (this has too many options to be very useful to me though)
    -UAD Dreamverb, Plate 140, RE-201
    -Powercore Classicverb and Realverb Pro
    -Audio Damage Reverence

    As you can see I dont have anything spectacular in the reverb department, and I was browsing ebay yesterday and I see those Lexicon PCM's can be had for well under 1k used, and they are much more than that new.
    But then I've always wanted an Eventide Orville or the H8000, but I would have to save for another year probably to afford that.

    Do any of you have experience with Eventide reverbs?
    Good, bad, or just different?
    What *is* your favorite high end reverb box and why?
    Based on what I currrently have, what would *you* get and why?

    My Powercore is only the PCI, so I cant use the newer VSS3, Nonlin, etc... and I'm out of PCI slots anyway.
     
  2. SeniorFedup

    SeniorFedup Guest

    what more could you want.
     
  3. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    I've got a few "decent" units... H3000, H949, PCM81, PCM90, MPX100, LXP1, LXP5, Rev7, SDE1000.

    Different strokes for different folks... but I find that I'm always looking for the right paintbrush to work the pallet... I can't say I have a real "Go To" verb... well yes I can... the Eventide. It may not be perfect for EVERYTHING, but it will work on everything. I guess if I had to dump all the others... I'd keep the H3000.

    Since the introduction of the 960L, I've been keeping an eye out for 300's and 480's. I want a couple more H3000's, a 42, another 949 and at least a D-Two and/or preferably a 2290. I'd GLADLY sacrifice studio space for an EMT, too!

    IMHO, can't have too many units...

    X
     
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    There is a night and day difference between the Eventide H3000 series and any of the newer Eventides including the sound of their reverbs. Eventide is WAY more than just a reverb box.
     
  5. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    I suppose I dont "need" anything right now, but I want all kinds of things. To be honest, if I had 1 of everything, then I *might* be happy.

    I'm just curious as to what everyone is using, a Lexicon pcm81/91 is the obvious choice for a step up.

    Anyone here have the TC M3000/4000. similar pricing, reverbs ported from the system 6000. ???
     
  6. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    I suppose I dont "need" anything right now, but I want all kinds of things. To be honest, if I had 1 of everything, then I *might* be happy.

    I'm just curious as to what everyone is using, a Lexicon pcm81/91 is the obvious choice for a step up.

    Anyone here have the TC M3000/4000. similar pricing, reverbs ported from the system 6000. ???
     
  7. zerosin

    zerosin Active Member

    The DP/4 is killer. Just found myself a DP/4+!

    Nice creamy reverb.
     
  8. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    Good lord that's been 6 years ago. What are ya waitin' fer?

    300s are not that great. Personally, I wouldn't buy any Lexicon anything, because Harman has managed to fend off all of the original Lexicon designers/programmers, and all but a few knowledgable people that were not involved with that roll-out. The new single space Eventide thing is good. Used that. Have their plugs and love them. It is hard to beat a 3000 for live work, but I would not buy one for the verb. That wasn't it's strong point.

    The original Lexion guys recently showed their new verb. Check it out here: http://www.bricasti.com/
     
  9. dyoshi

    dyoshi Guest

    I'm thinking about buying an Eventide. It's hard to decide without trying one out. But I have found that, at a certian level of quality. It's all pretty good. After that it's a matter of opinion. Like how I work with guys who love Rush. Me I don't. But that's an opinion.
     

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