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Favorite Reverb

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:43 pm
by John Bowen
Hi Solaris Owners!

I’d like to know what reverbs everyone is using - to see if there’s a general consensus as to which one works best for Solaris sounds, and your uses in general.

Thanks,
John B.

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:29 pm
by chapolin
Hi John,

Since a short time - like a lot of synthesizer users - I have a BigSky Strymon. I like it a lot.

Regards
Philippe

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:36 am
by Toby Emerson
I have been using Valhalla vintageverb quite a bit which I like a lot (you can really dial in the tone with the EQ settings). I have heard lots of great things from the BigSky Strymon and have been considering getting one of those for a while.

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:20 pm
by Hook
For 70s/80s sound -- OTO BAM
For general room/ambience -- Eventide 2016
For AMAZING ambient 'blade runner' sounds -- Mercury Meris 7

I still have a Big Sky but I'm slowly losing my interest in Strymon's delay/reverbs -- they have a metallic sheen to them, and that weird "dry on top of wet" sound.

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:09 pm
by chapolin
I discovered Mercury Meris 7 in internet vidéos and it look to be a good reverb :)

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 pm
by Jpmcmullan
I use Strymon big sky and eventide h9 max. Both are very flexible with small to extremes.

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:47 pm
by M-Prod
valhalla mostly for big spaces
redline reverb. Super old algorithm (r66 is was once called). But still does the job.
lexicon mx200 large plate

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:39 am
by wouter
Lexicon MPX1 for darker, colored and long reverbs.
TC Electronic Reverb 4000 for clean and shorter reverbs.

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:25 am
by Oehi
Use different reverbs but mainly Lexicon MX300 and MX400. But would love to checkout a profession al lexicon
Cheers,
Werner

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:17 pm
by Octupole
Nothing special here - Lexicon MX 400, and some old fashioned stuff (Digitech Studio Quad V2, Mackie d8b plugins). Reverb within the Solaris is nice-to-have, but to my opinion not really mandatory. There are so many different and good reverbs available - everyone is free to choose his favourite. However I acknowledge that for live performing synthesists (which I am not) an integrated reverb might be important.

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:25 pm
by niversen
Strymon BigSky here as well - it is excellent.

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:19 pm
by John Bowen
So...I also bought a Strymon BigSky a couple of years ago, but have yet to put it to use. However, at the time, I did contact the head of Strymon to ask off they would license the code or some such arrangement. Unfortunately, I never heard back from them.

Since they are using a SHARC chip, I thought it might be a relatively simple project to export it to the Solaris. Of course, there’s a lot of issues with proprietary code/IP, so I’m not surprised nothing happened (although it would have been nice to at least get some kind of response).

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:38 pm
by scope4live
TC Fireworx.
VST & DSP still have that blanket over speaker quality.
Hardware just wraps around the Audio instead of making tails.
But there’s really not a big difference between a good 1k and 4k unit if it’s just for synths.

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:39 pm
by Hook
John, you might want to ask Sean Costello (Valhalla) if he'd be interested in licensing a couple basic algorithms. I believe he's based in Seattle as well. His stuff runs on PC for the most part but I know he did some work on a SPIN FV-1 as well.

Re: Favorite Reverb

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:45 am
by francois
For Creamware, I really like RMX160.

https://www.sonic-core.net/shop/product ... MX160.html

SonicCore sell this plug from DAS at €69. If this were available on the Solaris at that price, I'd buy it in a flash.

Some excellent stuff from Sonic Timeworks too, like the P-100 plate.