Favorite Reverb

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John Bowen
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Favorite Reverb

Post by John Bowen » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:43 pm

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.

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by chapolin » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:29 pm

Hi John,

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

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by Toby Emerson » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:36 am

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.

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by Hook » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:20 pm

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.

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by chapolin » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:09 pm

I discovered Mercury Meris 7 in internet vidéos and it look to be a good reverb :)

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by Jpmcmullan » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 pm

I use Strymon big sky and eventide h9 max. Both are very flexible with small to extremes.

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by M-Prod » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:47 pm

valhalla mostly for big spaces
redline reverb. Super old algorithm (r66 is was once called). But still does the job.
lexicon mx200 large plate

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by wouter » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:39 am

Lexicon MPX1 for darker, colored and long reverbs.
TC Electronic Reverb 4000 for clean and shorter reverbs.
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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by Oehi » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:25 am

Use different reverbs but mainly Lexicon MX300 and MX400. But would love to checkout a profession al lexicon
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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by Octupole » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:17 pm

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.

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by niversen » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:25 pm

Strymon BigSky here as well - it is excellent.

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by John Bowen » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:19 pm

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).

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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by scope4live » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:38 pm

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.
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Re: Favorite Reverb

Post by Hook » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:39 pm

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.

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