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GlaceVerb is Dasample's first attempt to implement its works on Residual Vector Modulation (RVM) in a VST plug-in. RVM is a proprietary algorithm developed to calculate the deformations, the vibrations and the acoustic response of surfaces and materials.
Imagine a big orchestra playing in a giant box built with thin metal sheets. As the panels are not very rigid, the box will vibrate according to the energy of music and produce an audible spectral deformation. RVM algorithm is able to simulate such deformations and vibrations and apply them to the original signal.
- Residual Vector Modulation (RVM) reverberation engine.
- Reverberation time : up to 20s.
- Improved reflections algorithms for more natural sounding.
- Surface parameters (Texture, Absorption, Reflection).
- Density control (from Flat to Extreme reverberation).
- Size, Bass, Dry and Wet quick access controls.
- Very easy to use and ultra functional interface with large LCD screen.
- All functions and controls are fully automatable.
- 64 hi-quality presets.
Reviewed By Hypertone
June 7, 2005
I've gotten some great results that remind me of the reverb sound in some new wave/pop recordings from the 80's. I've used it on piano and tweaked an awesome jazz lounge reverb sound. It takes a bit of tweaking to get it to sound right, but with a little work the results are very good.
I also use Ambience which might sound a little more transparent and natural, and Ariesverb, which is unbeatable for long sustained reverbs and FX, but I prefer Glaceverb's sound for the aux bus in a mix, the sound just works. Not too thin, not too dense, just right. Try it out for your self, It's free!!Read more
Reviewed By Sea
April 27, 2005
Glaceverb has a silky smooth sound and the presets are very good. I used Vocal - Preset 1 today and love that subtle delay. I also loaded a 2nd Glaceverb to use on drums and was pleased to find it only increased my CPU on my 2.4 gHz processor by about 10%.
It also has a lot of different presets with a variety of sounds FX like Metal Factory that I really like. The GUI is very slick as well, although the little sliders are sometimes hard to adjust because of their size, but they're manageable.
My only question is why is this verb free? To me it's good for a lot of applications. I still haven't found the setting I'm looking for when used to emulate solo concert piano. Although I might just need to play around with Glaceverb a little more with the piano and find out all that she can do.
My advice would be to "Give her a spin." I think most will find Glaceverb a refreshing change that will sit good in a mix!Read more
Reviewed By liars&ashes
February 25, 2005
----I am no reverb expert,but to my ears,this thing is a poor man's dreamverb. It sounds more or less like the big boys,and has enough presets to satisfy even the pickiest of us,or at least I felt there was a pretty generous amount of presets to choose from.
----If you already have a high quality reverb,then 1) why are you reading a review of a freeverb plug in ?! and 2) I wouldn't say toss it and grab this,but you might be surprised if you compared the two.
----The GUI is nice and clear,adjustments are made with 4 knobs and 10 sliders,and they work well,the whole layout is modern looking,yet clean and simple.
----What really makes this reverb worth mentioning is the variety of reverb-ish sounds it can produce,and the cost. This is not the greatest,clearest,brightest,whateverest reverb ever,but for free,it is great,top 3 of the freeverbs I've heard.
----To be honest,I haven't used it as a sendverb yet,and may never,I have my workhorses for that,but,for some special,extra flavor,it's my insertverb go-to these days,and that's where it shines I think. No matter what kind of reverb you already have,there's always room for other flavors of verb,it's that simple,and this is a good enough flavor to check out.Read more