I wonder where I got that idea from ????
PreSonus Tech Talk Live - Studio One, Ampire XT, and IR Maker
You can use the Bricasti impulse files on virtually any popular convolution player - like Pristine Space, Perfect Space - and many other convolution-based reverb programs that come stock in DAW's like Samplitude where standard verb impulses can be loaded. There are impulses available from other classic sounding verbs as well - TC Electronics, Lexicon, Eventide, etc.
Some of them sound very nice, ( it's been my own experience that impulse files seem to sound the best, the less that you tweak them) but, as one who has used a lot of impulse files - and who has also heard a real Bricasti in action, those impulse files are not the same thing when it comes to sound, no matter how much you tweak them. It's just not sonically the same thing as having an actual Bricasti.
Bricastis's - the actual models - are serious beasts when it comes to processing and calculation power. Chris (@audiokid ) had mentioned some months ago here, that in order to get the same, well-known and often-used Bricasti room simulation in a DAW plug form, the computer would have to have the equivalent of something like eight quad-core i7 processors... dedicated to just that processor alone. That's how powerful those real units are, and perhaps, the main reason why they sound as fantastic as they do ( and why they are as pricey as they are).
I'm certainly not saying that you shouldn't use the Bricasti impulse files - or others like them, like the Lexicon, TC and Eventide impulses, which are all available out there on the internet for nothing - because, if you like using convolution-based verbs in your productions, then these certainly sound good... BUT... don't be fooled into thinking that it's even close sonically, to having an actual Bricasti.
Perhaps a Bricasti reverb plug in version is on the horizon at some point; these days, with technology moving at such a lightning-fast rate, it's getting tougher to say "that will never happen" and still be able to keep a straight face at the same time, because most of what we've all said that about in the last decade or two has happened.
Modeling is the hot new thing, and guys are getting a lot better at it. Cats like Fabrice Gabriel ( from Slate Digital, and his own company, Eiosis) are now doing things with modeling that very few would have even thought remotely possible just a few short years ago. But, a Bricasti emulation, and I'm talking about an actual Bricasti verb in a plug/processor form, seems to still be a ways off yet. Time will tell. I'm gonna be looking pretty stupid this time next year, if someone is able to develop a Bricasti plug that sounds as good as the hardware, between now and then. ;)
DonnyThompson, post: 431603, member: 46114 wrote: I'm certainly not saying that you shouldn't use the Bricasti impulse files - or others like them, like the Lexicon, TC and Eventide impulses, which are all available out there on the internet for nothing - because, if you like using convolution-based verbs in your productions, then these certainly sound good... BUT... don't be fooled into thinking that it's even close sonically, to having an actual Bricasti.
One of the better methods I found for Bricasti's is when I put it between the analog mixdown path of an uncoupled DAW1 to DAW 2 .
Example, DAW1 96k> DA> Bricasti analog> uncoupled AD 44.1 DAW2.
The value of these seems to sound most true to its intention when they are used (very subtly) as an overall effect> to mix an entire session through them apposed to using them only as a aux or group effects (like a plug-in).
I also like then when they are used in an aux stem in analog setting via a console insert.