Which Reverb sounds better?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by fasu, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. fasu

    fasu Guest

    Hi all

    My project studio is based around a DAW including a PC running Cubase. While mixing, I prefer a vocal plate as a reverb for vocal tracks. Therefor, I have two possibilities: Lexicon MPX 550 (outboard, hardware) or Waves Rverb (plugin, software)

    Which one would you prefer, and why? (only from a quality aspect, latency and CPU power is not an issue)

    Are there any comparisons or reviews of different reverbs (hardware / software)?

    Thanks, Chris
  2. quartermoonpro

    quartermoonpro Active Member

    Jul 29, 2003
    I've heard - haven't yet demoed- the Kurzweil Rumour is a kick ass reverb unit and it's about the same price as the 550.

    Your other option is to download SIR (it's free). You have to deal with latency, but it is a convolution reverb and as such, there are many reverbs it emulates. http://www.knufinke.de/sir/index_en.html

    I myself prefer some outboard processing, but you can do it all "in the box" especially with something like SIR. Good Luck
  3. shaun

    shaun Guest

  4. fontenel

    fontenel Guest

    Waves reverbs are awesome. Plugin reverbs, at least in cubase, are much more versitale than outboard gear...in my opinion anyway. You can do so much more automation and you have way more control throughout the song...
  5. Technetium

    Technetium Guest

    for the most part convolution verbs are the best thing out there for the $$$, especially SIR, since its free. (most are about $400-$600USD), convolution verbs require large amounts of CPU power, but for the most part can rival any hardware unit, so long as the impulses u use are good.
    another route is the TC Powercore. its pricey compared to the other options listed in this thread, (roughly $1k, USD) but the ClassicVerb has that LUSH Lexicon sound. plus u get the benefit of added processing power & the other included plugins which are quite nice as well. though your DAW will need to have plugin delay compensation. (which cubase does AFAIK)
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    I would weigh in for the Waves verbs ... only because the MPX verbs from Lexicon are not the best. Cheap verbs usually sound cheap.. For great verbs in the Lexicon line you need to get into the PCM line ... the PCM 60, 70 80, 90, 81 and 91 verbs are all great affordable verbs...
  7. sign

    sign Guest

    I happen to have a PCM90, but I wouldn't call it affordable.

    The MPX series are very decent multi effect processors and these are affordable. They're not the best, but they contain some very decent reverbs, nice chorus, almost six seconds of delay, tremolo, auto panning and a lot more.

    TC Electronic makes some very nice processors too.
  8. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    It's a lot more affordable that some of the mega buck Lexi's that proliferate major studios which can cost up to $10,000.

    I don't care for the MPX line much ... to my ear, the verbs are grainy sounding ...

    PCM60's and 70's can be very affordable on the used market. That's what I would look for.

    Kurt Foster

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