Relab LX480L essential - my latest reverb addiction

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KVRAF
4135 posts since 8 Mar, 2005

Post Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:52 am

This thing sounds soo...:love: Great price, nice controls, great GUI, instant win.

I compared this against VVV (large room preset I think), same parameters in both. The LX was a tad brighter in my unscientific test.

Overall I can probably get the VVV to sound like the LX but that's besides the point.
It'll probably be my new go-to, for the simplicity of the controls. It's so easy to dial in a great sound quickly.

The one drawback is the ambience mode seems to sound like some sort of a delay (i.e. it repeats the reverb itself, almost like a delay). I wish I could change this. I've gotten around it with a gate. But other than this, I'm pretty happy with this little gem. Grab it while you can!

Disclaimer: I'm not endorsed/affiliated/compensated by Relab or any such company by any means, directly or indirectly. My opinions are my own as a musician/customer.
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KVRist
280 posts since 28 Oct, 2018

Post Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:53 am

another paid customer

KVRAF

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4135 posts since 8 Mar, 2005

Post Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:10 pm

D.K Envelope wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:53 am
another paid customer
Nope, just a happy customer. :)

KVRist
178 posts since 9 Jun, 2018

Post Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:52 pm

keyman_sam wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:10 pm
D.K Envelope wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:53 am
another paid customer
Nope, just a happy customer. :)
I think you read too much into his comment. I think he's saying he has bought it as well.

Anyways it's a fantastic plug. Very easy to use and sounds great! Only real complaint is it doesn't scale properly on a 4k monitor but still usable.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

4135 posts since 8 Mar, 2005

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:51 am

rageix wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:52 pm
keyman_sam wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:10 pm
D.K Envelope wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:53 am
another paid customer
Nope, just a happy customer. :)
I think you read too much into his comment. I think he's saying he has bought it as well.

Anyways it's a fantastic plug. Very easy to use and sounds great! Only real complaint is it doesn't scale properly on a 4k monitor but still usable.
Ah, the word "paid" threw me off. Since by default aren't we paid customers? :D Unless... :evil:

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KVRAF
1828 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:05 am

Well, Relab gave copies of Essentials free to Relab customers for a short time, so some of us *are* unpaid Essentials customers… :tu:

It’s a great plugin though, and is a steal at the current offer price, and Relab are good folk…

KVRAF
28849 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:11 am

rageix wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:52 pm
keyman_sam wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:10 pm
D.K Envelope wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:53 am
another paid customer
Nope, just a happy customer. :)
I think you read too much into his comment. I think he's saying he has bought it as well.
Didn't sound like it...
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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KVRAF
4675 posts since 25 Dec, 2004

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:14 am

what's the CPU hit like?

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KVRAF
5421 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:26 am

I also got Essentials for free, but haven't spent very much time with it yet. Since it's the stripped down version of Relab LX 480 Complete, I guess there's no need to talk about the quality ;)
I hardly use VVV anymore but it sounds much more colorful and with more modulation.

KVRist
178 posts since 9 Jun, 2018

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:39 am

sqigls wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:14 am
what's the CPU hit like?
Not bad. 3% on a current gen AMD Ryzen 5800X.

Compared to some others:
  • Blackhole: 1-2%
  • Pro-R: 2%
  • Valhalla Vintage Verb: < 1%

KVRAF

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4135 posts since 8 Mar, 2005

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:41 am

Has anyone here done a comparison with the real thing? I mean essential vs. hardware LX480L.

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KVRAF
1828 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:47 am

Essentials is the exact same engine as their LX480 Complete - it's basically more or less 1:1 with the real thing - they are reverb emulation freaknerds! I'm sure there are Relab 480 vs hardware comparison videos if you look around...

They also have the TC6000 emulation coming soon, and they have a Quantec Room Simulator coming somewhere down the pipe too...

KVRAF
28849 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:19 am

I thought about getting it for that price, but then, I have NI RC 48, and Exponential Audio R2, so, I guess I'm pretty much set for that sound.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRist
238 posts since 27 Nov, 2017

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:43 am

Is Relab still VST2.4?

KVRAF
21106 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:22 am

rageix wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:52 pm

I think you read too much into his comment. I think he's saying he has bought it as well.
You mean he meant "paying" when he wrote "paid"?

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