Good ambient effects?

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s28
KVRist
154 posts since 9 Aug, 2017

Post Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:17 pm

Valhalla Ubermod, SpaceModulator and VintageVerb are all great.

Eqing before and/or after the reverb and delays can yield very different sounds ~ or ~ using filters modulating over time after spatial fx is nice.

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Fleer
KVRAF
4040 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:22 pm

Zynaptiq Adaptiverb and Wormhole. Not cheap though. Just so good.

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V0RT3X
KVRAF
7390 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:59 pm

If you're on the Mac, then you can't do much better than these freebies.

http://michaelnorris.info/software/soundmagic-spectral

Definitely worth donating for if you got the spare monies.


They are very powerful and ... quirky but if you take the time and explore them you'll be rewarded.
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MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
2972 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:16 am

There's a preset in AudioThing's Frostbite called 'Sigur Pool'... cute :D

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8738 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:22 am

UVI plate, turn friction down or off and .,..............

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Delta Sign
KVRian
622 posts since 22 Jun, 2018

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:36 am

BYOME is absolutely fantastic for ambient/soundscape stuff.
It's great for adding just a bit of ambient vibe to sounds as well as transforming even the most simple sounds into a complete soundscape instantly.

Cinebient
KVRAF
3983 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:37 am

Neither free or cheap but B2 and Kaleidoscope.

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1885 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:50 pm

Xhip reverb for ambient stuff. Also epicVerb sometimes. Lagrange by Ursa DSP is great aswell.

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strovoknights
KVRist
317 posts since 22 Aug, 2014

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:00 pm

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SteveWZ
KVRian
791 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:45 pm

LiquidSonics has some reverbs that can make some very Ambient sounds.

Here is an example of LiquidSonics-Illusion:

https://soundcloud.com/synth-presets-co ... -shimmer-5

Cinebient
KVRAF
3983 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:12 am

I like the dark side of B2 as well for some harmonic distortion and noisy and textures.
First seconds the "dry" sound source then just playing it a bit trough some custom made presets (sorry for not removing the clicks when changing presets).
But of course B2 can do so much more. It´s not just a reverb it´s a creative FX.
https://soundcloud.com/user-790535032/b2-ambient-fx

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KVRist
229 posts since 6 Sep, 2004

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:10 pm

Blackhole and its automation capability is awesome for Ambient and other styles.
I love this example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... RCDHkfafZI

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Delta Sign
KVRian
622 posts since 22 Jun, 2018

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:10 pm

I know, Valhalla VintageVerb has already been mentioned (rightfully so), but I strongly encourage people to check out the "new" Chaotic Hall and Chaotic Chamber algorithms. The combination of the reverb and the tape saturation can do wonders for this kind of stuff, especially for dark ambiences and the like. The Chaotic Chamber algorithm is also surprisingly good for "putting things into a small room", if that makes any sense.

s28
KVRist
154 posts since 9 Aug, 2017

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:29 pm

Delta Sign wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:10 pm
I know, Valhalla VintageVerb has already been mentioned (rightfully so), but I strongly encourage people to check out the "new" Chaotic Hall and Chaotic Chamber algorithms. The combination of the reverb and the tape saturation can do wonders for this kind of stuff, especially for dark ambiences and the like. The Chaotic Chamber algorithm is also surprisingly good for "putting things into a small room", if that makes any sense.
Yeah big user of the Chaotic modes, both are two of my favourites on VVV. I really like sanctuary, nonlin and smooth room as well.\

Vintage Verb has been my only reverb for a long time, recently however I've added the new Goodhertz MegaVerb as it does something very different. Well worth checking out as it creates really interesting spaces.

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V0RT3X
KVRAF
7390 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Re: Good ambient effects?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:31 pm

My biggest tip for anyone producing ambient. Honestly don't rely on just a effect you need to think more along the lines of what a good time stretching algorithm and layering will do for you. Oh and don't forget filtering..

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