Favorite versatile reverb?

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KVRAF
3722 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Sun May 16, 2021 9:27 pm

I am trying to organize my reverb plugins folder. Other than Valhalla*, I would like to know what are is/are your favorite versatile reverb/s that can be used for anything and everything. If you had to mix a song with just one reverb, what would it be?

I currently have:
Waves H-Reverb, R-Verb, TrueVerb
Native Instruments RC-24, RC-48, Raum
Soundtoys Little Plate
Polyverse Music Comet
NEWLY ADDED: Exponential Audio NIMBUS

FUTURE CONSIDERATION: FabFilter Pro-R

I think H-Reverb could be that do-it-all plugin for me.

Any suggestions/comments?

* Not that I don't like Valhalla or anything, I just want to know about other plugins, either the ones listed above, or your favorites.
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KVRian
941 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Post Sun May 16, 2021 9:59 pm

Oh joy, yet another favourite reverb topic. Did you try search? 🤦‍♂️
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

KVRAF
1665 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Sun May 16, 2021 11:17 pm

ramseysounds wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 9:59 pm
Oh joy, yet another favourite reverb topic. Did you try search? 🤦‍♂️
I think it is mandatory on KVR to have one of these per month.

KVRAF
1781 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Sun May 16, 2021 11:24 pm

from the list you made, i can only vouch for H-Reverb. has a to lot dial in.
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KVRAF

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3722 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Mon May 17, 2021 12:36 am

ramseysounds wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 9:59 pm
Oh joy, yet another favourite reverb topic. Did you try search? 🤦‍♂️
I did, but not a detailed one. I was looking for more specific suggestions in relation to the stuff I already have.

Feel free to suggest your favorite reverb please. Should not take more than a minute. :)
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KVRAF

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3722 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Mon May 17, 2021 12:37 am

WasteLand wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 11:24 pm
from the list you made, i can only vouch for H-Reverb. has a to lot dial in.
Thanks for your opinion. :tu: Anything outside the list (and Valhalla) that you like the most, you favorite versatile reverb?

KVRian
562 posts since 13 May, 2015

Post Mon May 17, 2021 12:45 am

Audiority Xenoverb for versatility and speed.

KVRAF
28431 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon May 17, 2021 12:48 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 9:27 pm
I am trying to organize my reverb plugins folder. Other than Valhalla*, I would like to know what are is/are your favorite versatile reverb/s that can be used for anything and everything. If you had to mix a song with just one reverb, what would it be?

I currently have:
Waves H-Reverb, R-Verb, TrueVerb
Native Instruments RC-24, RC-48, Raum
Soundtoys Little Plate
Polyverse Music Comet

I think H-Reverb could be that do-it-all plugin for me.

Any suggestions/comments?

* Not that I don't like Valhalla or anything, I just want to know about other plugins, either the ones listed above, or your favorites.
TBH, I think you're pretty much set with what you have... seems like quite a complete collection.

At the moment, I could live on NI Raum alone. At least that's what I mostly use. Very versatile reverb, even though the few parameters would suggest something different.
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KVRAF
1665 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Mon May 17, 2021 1:08 am

Exponential Audio R4 and Nimbus for more versatility than you probably care for (plus outstanding sound).

KVRAF
1781 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Mon May 17, 2021 1:21 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 12:37 am
WasteLand wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 11:24 pm
from the list you made, i can only vouch for H-Reverb. has a to lot dial in.
Thanks for your opinion. :tu: Anything outside the list (and Valhalla) that you like the most, you favorite versatile reverb?
already mentioned:

Audiority Xenoverb
Exponential Audio R4
Exponential Audio Nimbus

Eventide UltraReverb

all great!

the CSR reverbs of IKM, worth to mention, extremely versatile also. a lot of settings. deep...
and still sound great.

perhaps Audiority Xenoverb, although not a lot settings, but has the biggest bandwidth in one Reverb.. a lot of algorithms. and settings not a lot, as i mentioned, but enough.

Softube Tsar-1 is quite versatile, it doesn't show, but you can hear it..

and Meldaproduction MTurboReverb, discovering now how to make algorithms, or use them in my own way. endless...

of course you get only a list of what i own, these aren't all reverbs i have, because i use them (...) and know them (yes!).

quite a lot to choose from. some more expensive yes, but sales, buying into bundles.

and waiting; the TSAR-1, for a very low price, here.

the CSR ones are in sale, but 4 of them, is $100... there a cheaper ways...

this is a list, not one. difficult to choose one, also your needs, H-Reverb has a lot, Xenoverb has a lot of algorithms, makes it very versatile.

and, in my case, it always depend on source, workflow, style etc. genre etc.. i choose the one, that works best for what i want...

but Xenoverb, also R4, for allround..

EDIT: i seemed to have read the post wrong :help: :scared:

additions; you already have great Reverbs, i have RC24/48/raum also, for instance.

Xenoverb. that is the one, me thinks, that will add to what you already have.
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KVRAF
2252 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Mon May 17, 2021 1:47 am

Xenoverb is versatile with a bunch of different algorithms but I don't find myself using it much as it's kind of quirky and not always in a good way. Its hall algo has a very narrow stereo image, for instance. The time control behaves weirdly, often showing a much shorter reverb time than is actually being generated. For me it's one of those plugins you use when you want something a bit different rather than using it as a go-to for general use.

KVRAF
28431 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon May 17, 2021 1:57 am

I think the Exponential Audio Reverbs (R2/R4, Nimbus/PhoenixVerb) could add something to what you already have. Even though, in the case of R2/R4, there might be some overlap with your RC24/48. Even though I always found RC24/48 to be overly dark. Have to spend more time with them though, I also own them.
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KVRAF
3810 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Mon May 17, 2021 2:27 am

2C Audio Aether, except it's neglected as f**k. (But so are Exponential audio, so who cares). It's complciated to work with.

Then on the flipside, FabFilter Pro-R. It can do a lot, and it's imo completely under-rated. It's super versatile but because its tuned very well there's 7 knobs to work with (+ built in post EQ and built in DECAY curve - so you can adjust decay rate per frequency - super easy to clean up an offensive part of reverb) also, you can get where you need to be REALLY fast, and it's soooo easssyyyy to make it sit in a mix.

Not my go-to for "super obvious" reverbs, because the flip side of easy sitting in a mix is also that when isolated, it's not as present and "wow" as some others.

I got it when i bought the FX Bundle and i thought i'll never use it, but in the end it's in nearly every project.

Oh, so if i had to mix with only one reverb, it would be Pro-R, no doubt there at all. Couple of years ago i'd say Aether. (I also have Valhalla, but i find Pro-R just faster to work with)
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KVRAF
6469 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Mon May 17, 2021 2:37 am

My 'gun to the head choose one' would be xenoverb purely because it covers so much more than standard reverbs. If it was just one to record a 'conventional' track (no shimmer, Freq shifting needed etc) then I could live with Orilriver, often used it over Valhalla verbs.
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KVRAF

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3722 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Mon May 17, 2021 5:41 am

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. :tu:

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