What delay and reverb units should I buy?

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addled muppet weed
80658 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:31 am

Friendly Noise wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:27 am
The Strymon Nightsky is not your usual reverb unit.

why?

KVRist
469 posts since 23 Jan, 2008 from Hamburg, Germany

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:28 am

lfm wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 9:32 pm
I recently was lucky enough to find Lexicon MX200 rack unit, and don't use anything else since. Just an incredible reverb and other effects as well and just $150 new.

I had a spare spdif in and out so just connected those and off I went. But support analog too.
I have a MX200 in my synth rack as well. I got it used for a few bucks and it's really great if you just want to spice up your synth sounds while playing. If you want to use reverb as dominant sound source with shimmer and things like that then I'd go with a BigSky or the NTS-1. I have a NTS-1 and the FXs are amazing but it loses it's settings when turned off. That's a showstopper for me for a permanent setup.

KVRist
86 posts since 31 Aug, 2020

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:06 pm

Check out the Deluxe Memory Man BBD, it sounds lovely, the tails are really soft and warm at the same time.

KVRAF
4522 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:59 pm

you should seriously eat 3 cans of chili, and while you wait set up a room with sound proofing, stick a good boom mike on a stick and shove it down south. you won't believe the vibrations.

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KVRAF
30166 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:04 pm

Dasheesh wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:59 pm
you should seriously eat 3 cans of chili, and while you wait set up a room with sound proofing, stick a good boom mike on a stick and shove it down south. you won't believe the vibrations.
Is that what you do? :scared:

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KVRAF
2122 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:36 pm

Valhalla...
No auto tune and iLok free...

KVRist
363 posts since 15 Jan, 2003 from USA

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:48 pm

The Lexicon MPX-550 is one of my favorite effect units for reverb and delays. However, there are so many older effect units by Lexicon, Alesis, Roland, ART, and Digitech that could potentially suffice, and found relatively cheap on the market.

KVRAF
8570 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:42 pm

The OTO BAM is a wonderful hardware reverb that loves users getting hands on with it. Highly recommended. Closest thing to ValhallaVintageVerb I found in hardware.

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KVRAF
11059 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:16 pm

I just went around the block on this one and… I couldn’t find a solid reason to go with a hardware unit. My UAD plugins sound excellent as do many native plugins. For what all the Valhalla plugins would cost you, you could have quality, flexibility and all the dub you could ever want. Or go with U-He. Colour Copy and Twangström are amazing. Automate them using Live’s modulation system and you’ll have something that no hardware box could touch.
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KVRian
677 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:24 pm

If you’re *seriously* committed to hardware reverb and delay (there are *so* many amazing options in software...) then okay, maybe try Bricasti or Eventide, and frankly w/e for the delay side.

Or go modular, even better. If you thought software could get crazy ...

KVRist
83 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:37 pm

vurt wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:31 am
Friendly Noise wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:27 am
The Strymon Nightsky is not your usual reverb unit.

why?
The answer is the video. 8)

KVRist
83 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:41 pm

Friendly Noise wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:37 pm
vurt wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:31 am
Friendly Noise wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:27 am
The Strymon Nightsky is not your usual reverb unit.

why?
The answer is the video. 8)

(Short answer: Nightsky does much more than the usual reverb effect. Again: please listen to the video)

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addled muppet weed
80658 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:31 am

Friendly Noise wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:37 pm
vurt wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:31 am
Friendly Noise wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:27 am
The Strymon Nightsky is not your usual reverb unit.

why?
The answer is the video. 8)
uses too much mobile data.
text is preferable when im out and about. :)

KVRist
83 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:03 am

Hi Vurt, I’m sorry but it is difficult to explain why a reverb is special without listening to the actual reverb.
Nightsky is not your usual nice reverb with real sounding tails. It is (almost) always an effect including sequencing, LFO control of filter, pitch and time, extensive CC midi control of all parameters, on boards distortion and Eventide/like pitch shifting, freeze for infinite reverb, preset morphing…
Just listen to the video when you can. Nightsky is always on.

KVRer
7 posts since 16 Jun, 2021

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:18 pm

I like my Earthquaker Afterneath, there is a modular version now. Also Earthquakers Transmisser and Astral Density are worth a listen.

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