Studio One Reverb Alternative

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The Noodlist
KVRian
620 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Dingleborough UK

Post Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:04 am

Toneboosters Reverb 4
Presonus Open Air Reverb
I often used Poor Plate
OldSkoolVerb
TAL-Reverb-4
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Local Man
KVRist
452 posts since 31 May, 2017

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:21 am

I just got an email from Plugin boutique with a coupon to get Phoenixverb Stereo for $49.
That sounds like a great deal. Phoenixverb is supposed to excel at natural reverb.
I have R2 and it is great for "lush" reverb, so I can speak to the high quality of the Exponential Audio (now an Izotope company) stuff.

For me personally, I haven't yet found the perfect all arounder. I like specialized reverbs for specialized purposes. Like I said, R2 is great for lush sounds. I really like Soundtoys Little Plate for smooth sounds (it's not very versatile but I love it for its simplicity). Waves Abbey Road Chambers for thick, vintagey stuff is great too.

sinkmusic
KVRAF
6196 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:07 pm

Local Man wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:21 am
I just got an email from Plugin boutique with a coupon to get Phoenixverb Stereo for $49.
That sounds like a great deal. Phoenixverb is supposed to excel at natural reverb.
Yes, but Phoenixverb might not be updated anymore, as Michael Carnes (the lead developer), just got hired by Izotope. If it is not an issue for you, great, but it can be a good thing to know before buying it.
Acon Verberate 2 is fresh from the oven, on the other hand.
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chk071
KVRAF
19842 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:18 pm

Sounds like a nice deal, and good recommendation for the OP's use case.

Even though probably any reverb would make a good alternative to the Presonus reverb...

GreyLion
KVRAF
3022 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:09 pm

Maybe add Reverbical to your check-it-out list. It's just fun to kangaroo around the GUI, and sounds great imho.

jens
KVRAF
19353 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:43 pm

Now people are - as per usual - mention every single reverb plugin on the planet.

Did you guys notice that he is looking for a reverb that can sound natural?

And are you guys actually familiar with Studio One's included fx?

Someone even mentioned a IR plugin here :dog:

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Trancit
KVRAF
2073 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:45 pm

jens wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Now people are - as per usual - mention every single reverb plugin on the planet.

Did you guys notice that he is looking for a reverb that can sound natural?

And are you guys actually familiar with Studio One's included fx?

Someone even mentioned a IR plugin here :dog:

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What I dislike with OpenAir is that it has to think too long if it will load an IR file or not...

It´s the first convolver I encountered which takes that long to load a simple wav file

reggie1979
KVRist
430 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:03 pm

But the thing is it sounds nice in a mix to me.

For example, I do NOT care for "Lustrous Plates" as it sounds samey and cluttered to my ears. Per my opinion you'll get 50 people telling me how much they like it. Nice to have choices.

Frankly, I prefer the stock Reason 7000 to just about anything :shock:

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Muziksculp
KVRAF
1514 posts since 23 Sep, 2005

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:03 am

I love Exponential Audio's Reverbs. I find their R2 Reverb very good for any kind of music / sound I throw at it. You can customize the reverb character to taste via the various parameters it offers, and it is very CPU friendly.

I highly recommend Exponential Audio R2, but all of their other Reverbs are great.

chk071
KVRAF
19842 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:06 am

R2 is definitely the best "general purpose" reverb i own.

spigmu
KVRist
62 posts since 10 Nov, 2012

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:11 am

SoundPorn wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:39 am
Waves H-Reverb may be the most all around versatile reverb plugin that sounds great and easy to use.
+1. I thought I'd go bleh, as I had all the older Waves verbs in the day and I thought they were all useless. But the H-Reverb sounds wonderful and has a useful interface. Goes for $29 randomly.

David_Wise
KVRer
1 posts since 18 Jul, 2009 from Manchester, UK

Re: Studio One Reverb Alternative

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:34 am

Most reverbs sound pretty decent these days.
My prefered choice is the Cubase Revelation - but as you are looking for an external plugin
The Expotential Audio Reverbs sound very Lexicon - we'll have to see if iZotope support them properly. Nice clean tails.
If you have Komplete - it's easy to overlook the Softube Lexicon Clones - these sound amazing.
The Waves H-Reverb is good - but no better than the others - however there's the Waves update plan - so I'm done with Waves now
And I'll echo the Valhala sentiments - the interface isn't sexy - but very user friendly and these sound amazing and are very musical. And a bargain.

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