Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

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1105 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Paris

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:11 am

SteveWZ wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:32 am
neverbeeninariot wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:11 am
Izak Synthiemental wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:47 am
Does anyone know what the upgrade costs for owners of the previous version?
Crossgrade is $29 if you have Stereo Room in your ilok account.
Super price!
Especially for those of us who got the original Eventide Stereo Room plugin for free by quickly making a Focusrite account a few years back. ;)

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1648 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:19 am

Interesting, while most people here are praising SP2016 for its naturalness, I really like it for getting obviously artificial but very useful '80s-style drum/percussion sounds - think Talking Heads' "Wind In My Heart", NOT Phil Collins or that wretched Fine Young Cannibals snare. :D
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KVRian
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Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:01 pm

I've never thought or said it was "natural", just that it sinks back into the source/mix in an invisible way that is unlike a LOT of other reverbs. It's like the Roland Dimension D, when it's on, you don't really notice it, but when you turn it off, it suddenly sounds like total arse in comparison. There's magic there, for sure. I've never been worried about "natural", which is why I've never bothered with convolution reverbs. It either sounds great, or it doesn't, and the 2016 sounds great. :)

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Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:13 pm

:tu:

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1624 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Skövde, Sweden

Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:23 pm

Just bought it at JRR! :party:
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Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:18 am

I agree, the SP2016 is amazing at sitting in the mix in just about any situation. I wouldn't use it as my only reverb but it works really well if you use it in combination with more obvious reverb like Valhalla.

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KVRAF
2758 posts since 9 Dec, 2008

Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:27 am

Just bought VVV in the marketplace so can't justify another reverb :/

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KVRist
200 posts since 12 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:36 am

Amazing Reverb. Like so many eventide plugins are amazing.

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KVRAF
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Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:28 pm

c1c2 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:36 am
Amazing Reverb. Like so many eventide plugins are amazing.
For the ones viewing this thread: a copy of Eventide Blackhole is currently for sale at KVR: viewtopic.php?p=7524964

I have it and can really recommend it for super-long and great sounding reverbs.
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KVRAF
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Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:48 pm


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197 posts since 29 Nov, 2018

Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:26 am

Great sounding reverb.
The hardware is classic and is on tons of records/cds.
Its up there with Lexicon, EMT and other hardware verbs.
The software is faithful to the hardware, just a lot cheaper.

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KVRian
924 posts since 29 Sep, 2006

Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:33 pm

sqigls wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:28 am
it's my go-to.
i own many stunning reverbs, but the SP2016 (while not exactly lush or realistic) is easy to work with, and generally just seems to fit. not always, but that's why i own so many stunning reverbs :P
I agree, its a great sounding reproduction of the hardware.
Sounds great on drums, vocals, guitar....
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419 posts since 30 Aug, 2012 from Sweden

Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:06 pm

SparkySpark wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:19 am
Hi,

Just noticed the SP2016 reverb plugin from Eventide is on a flash sale. At 69 bucks, it still sounds a bit pricey to me... so is it worth the money?

The strong point of the SP2016 seems to be how well the vocals or instruments sit in the mix. At the same time, the original hardware unit is decades old, so I am a bit I-don't-know-ish here. :wink:
There you have the answer. I crossgraded for 29$ since I got the old version for free, um like 5 years ago? Anyway yes It doesn't smear the sound like so many else reverbs do so that whas the reason and it's light on cpu too. Just becuase it's old doesn't make the original hardware inferior. Try to buy 1176 compressor, pultec eq and a fairchild 670 together. That will cost you more than any ordinary brand new car will do.

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KVRian
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Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:51 am

Daimonicon wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:06 pm
SparkySpark wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:19 am
Hi,

Just noticed the SP2016 reverb plugin from Eventide is on a flash sale. At 69 bucks, it still sounds a bit pricey to me... so is it worth the money?

The strong point of the SP2016 seems to be how well the vocals or instruments sit in the mix. At the same time, the original hardware unit is decades old, so I am a bit I-don't-know-ish here. :wink:
There you have the answer. I crossgraded for 29$ since I got the old version for free, um like 5 years ago? Anyway yes It doesn't smear the sound like so many else reverbs do so that whas the reason and it's light on cpu too. Just becuase it's old doesn't make the original hardware inferior. Try to buy 1176 compressor, pultec eq and a fairchild 670 together. That will cost you more than any ordinary brand new car will do.
There are a ton of plugins that try to sound "old" for a reason.
New is not always better in the world of audio.
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409 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Re: Any thoughts on the Eventide SP2016 reverb?

Post Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:21 am

Sad I missed this. I'll have to wait till it comes back.

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