Best overall software reverb under $250?

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KVRer
2 posts since 23 Oct, 2020

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:09 pm

Any thoughts on this?? From Waves, to SoundToys, and a million others.... I've heard so much REALLY opinionated competition that it's hard to get a hold on this one.... Please advise!!!

KVRAF
2370 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:22 pm

Is this a wind up by a 'new' member?

If you've already heard (and read) so much opinionated competition, you'll appreciate that the preference for reverb is very subjective.
And $250 will cover most software reverbs easily.

Why not just take some of those opinions (here at many KVR threads and elsewhere), go to the developers' website, download the demos and find out what you like?

Also, some reverbs are better at specific reverb tasks than others (eg, Seventh Heaven Pro for realistic spaces vs Blackhole for spacey fx).
What are you looking for in terms of reverb fx?

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KVRAF
34833 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:23 pm

There are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many.

Why style of music?


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KVRAF
29951 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:26 pm

Use this in the meantime: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=551072&p=7862362&hi ... b#p7862362

Coincidentally (or not) also created by a new member.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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KVRian
1132 posts since 8 Feb, 2013 from Switzerland

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:39 pm

If I could pick just one reverb product then under $250 on sale or 2nd hand algorithmic Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Bundle for my lonely island.

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KVRian
698 posts since 19 Sep, 2007 from Germany

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:57 pm

That's really a difficult question, because there are many great reverbs available and the difference is the operation area! Sometimes I just use the simple reverb of my DAW or a Valhalla or Fabfilter Pro-R. And I'm thinking about also buying Adaptiverb, but it needs much CPU power ...
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KVRAF
1857 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:58 pm

No such thing. You could get a bunch of excellent free ones like Supermassive and all-rounders to cover many bases. For $145 you get Valhalla Room, Vintage Verb, and Xenoverb which covers a huge range of use cases. Wait for iZotope's fire sales of Exponential Audio and you're still well under $250. Then go bonkers with a creative verb like when Blackhole goes on sale for $29. You'll still have money left over for a $15 one month pass to Groove 3 on how to use reverb (and more).

Don't forget the convolution reverb that comes with your DAW and the many free IRs out there.

Plan and prioritize your purchases, wait for sales, ignore impulse, buy smart. Honestly, start with one and learn how to use a reverb in different situations so you can figure out what's missing from your toolbox. No need to rush into purchases. Welcome to KVR.

Edit: No longer recommending Exponential Audio reverbs if you are on Mac. Izotope have no plans to update them for M1. Development has been abandoned. https://support.izotope.com/hc/en-us/ar ... le-silicon
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KVRist
359 posts since 17 Sep, 2020

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:13 pm

Depends on what you want really.

Reverberate 3? Awesome reverb for $99!

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KVRian
1182 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:25 pm

Exponential Audio Phoenixverb for natural spaces.
Exponential Audio R2 for classic rack reverb.
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KVRAF
3028 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:33 pm

Cinematic Rooms is probably the best reverb that isn't a Bricasti. But I have a soft spot for VSS3.
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KVRAF
29951 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:46 pm

jamcat wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Exponential Audio Phoenixverb for natural spaces.
Exponential Audio R2 for classic rack reverb.
They're a great combo indeed.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRian
1187 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:47 pm

under 250, that would be 249 then, and the best reverb at that specific price is probably the SP2016.

KVRist
316 posts since 3 Feb, 2017

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:52 pm

Aether and B2 are amazing.

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KVRAF
1690 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:06 pm

If I had to choose only one to fit ALL my needs from realistic sounds to deep Blackhole-like sounds, I would keep one of these :
- Relab VSR S24 ($249)
- Fractal Audio Systems - FAS FX Reverb ($129.99)
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KVRAF
1795 posts since 28 Sep, 2012

Post Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:07 pm

Eventide SP2016
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