Altiverb vs. TL Space? Anything better in the $500-1k range

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by aclane, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. aclane

    aclane Guest

    I'm using protools LE and am looking to improve my reverb with a better VST/RTAS plugin. I've used Trueverb and R-verb alot, but am not too thrilled. I havent used anything better, but I know it's out there.
    Is Altiverb or TL Space a decent step up? do I have other good options around $600? I believe Sony Oxford is another choice around $1k.
    Thanks for your opinions friends!
  2. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Improve how??? What sound do you want???

    Altiverb and TLSpace are convolution reverbs, they sound like natural verbs.

    Revibe will give you better "synthesized" reverbs, emulating electronic box reverbs. Great tails!!

    TLSpace RTAS goes for $100.00 or less, from private parties, as Digidesign is not releasing any new convolutions, people are blowing them out.
    You can buy it, then find a friend with LogicPro, so you can copy their convolutions.
  3. Ballz

    Ballz Guest

    I'm not too sure where you're at as an engineer, but let me ask a possibly stupid question. Are you running the verb directly on the track or through an aux channel?
  4. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    I'm using this:

    T-600 is awesome library. IMHO the closest you can get to the hardware version.

    I didn't turn on any of the True-Ren type reverb since T600.
  5. CharlesDayton

    CharlesDayton Active Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    I use the Altiverb and the Renaissance Reverb (Waves). Both are very different and used for different effects. I have read that TLSpace is giving PT 7.3 some problems (ie. crashing the system). I'm currently using Altiverb 5 and find it very good for ADR. To me, the controls are not as flexable for some effects, so I use the Renverb for those situations.
  6. aclane

    aclane Guest

    I rarely use and aux channel.
    I generally insert the verb on the track I want. If Its something like drums, I'll bus the drums down to a stereo track and insert it on that channel. How would you reccomend doing it? Also, why would that make a difference on how the reverb sounds?

  7. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I always use a send and return for reverbs

    the original track is not effected by proccessing or latency due to the reverb

    you can send other channels to the same reverb

    you can mute reverb without changing the sound of the original track - because it is not being processed by the plug ... even the bypass could be doing something

    the reverb send can be a different MIX to the basic drum mix ... I rarely put kick drum into the reverb ... but I sometimes put more toms in reverb ... and all this can be independantly automated

    reverb doesn't have to be hard left and right ... nor does the drum kit ... but they can ... so more choice

    I'll stop there ... 8)

    create a reverb send ... mono or stereo ... I use mono
    create an aux return ... stereo
    I usually have this mix into the main drum sub group and so effected by the drum comp/limiter

    in addition to that I may have a snare only reverb in mono or stereo
  8. SuprSpy79

    SuprSpy79 Active Member

    Jan 3, 2007

    Is that the same thing as creating an aux track in PT and setting its input to a bus, then putting whatever you on that bus (as a bus not an output)
  9. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    effect sends to the bus ... pre and post

    faders to the bus is more like a sub group ... well ... is a sub group

    a bus can be routed to an output
    to an aux return
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