March 20, 2017 at 10:58 pm #20866
March 22, 2017 at 3:51 pm #20892
Very impressive. I liked it when you said something like, “Why would you need another reverb?” You said what I was thinking. That was compelling and you made a very good demonstration of why you may need another reverb. Excellent!
Metal Method Guitar Instructor
March 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm #20893
I’m an impulse hound, and I started making giant libraries of impulses as soon as Acoustic Mirror came out in the late 90’s. I was just coming to the end of my time at the big studios and took impulses of EVERYTHING including our giant EMT plates. I kept doing that every time I got a new piece of gear over the next decade, and the early impulse sites like Noisevault contained my libraries. The early impulse packs floating around the internet were from me either under the name pipelineaudio or AES24/96. Nowdays there are zillions of impulses by all manner of places, but getting the earliest ones out really helped me keep my foot in the door with a lot of communities and manufacturers.
Alex from Audio-Assault had me looking thru my old mixes and it turned out that really I only used a few impulses, the same 12 or so every time, but I would stick them in an audio editor and stretch or shrink or filter them like crazy to get them to fit in the song I was working at at the time. Kind of a huge hassle. SIR2 VST and more recently, Liquidsonics Reverberate, allow a lot of this stuff, but in a way which makes it hard for me to quickly audition the results, and especially hard to set the timing correctly.
Additionally, I really tend to use the reverbs in series in the track, rather than on an aux send, so I wanted to be able to filter the reverb (for instance for the Abbey Road “trick”) without messing up the dry signal
I still love DSP reverbs as well and encourage more and more development on them, but for me, I usually try and make the tools that *I* will use most often, like ReaGate and ReaComp, more of an engineer’s toolkit, and this reverb falls right in line with that setup. If other people end up liking them, I am overjoyed, but first and foremost, I need the tools that I will be using to get work done, and I am pleased as punch at how fast I can fit the reverbs that I’ve been using all along into the timing and tone requirements of the song I’m working on at the time with Verbstation. Alex did an unreal job of coding this to use ridiculously little CPU as well.
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