Favorite versatile reverb?

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KVRAF
5241 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:39 pm

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:05 am
After much resisting, I finally succumbed to a great deal on FabFilter Pro-R. Finally done with reverbs.
169 Euro for me. Well, I pass...

KVRAF
4481 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:46 pm

martinjuenke wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:39 pm
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:05 am
After much resisting, I finally succumbed to a great deal on FabFilter Pro-R. Finally done with reverbs.
169 Euro for me. Well, I pass...
That’s the full price

I think 25% only works if you already own something Fabfilter?

At that price it makes more sense to get essential for 254€
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KVRAF

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3921 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:39 pm

martinjuenke wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:29 pm
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:05 am
After much resisting, I finally succumbed to a great deal on FabFilter Pro-R. Finally done with reverbs.
What great deal?

Second hand. Got an even better deal than my in-account sale price here on KVR. :)

I already owned Pro-Q 3, Pro-C 2, and Pro-L 2. With Pro-R, I think I am done with my FabFilter collection. While it would be nice to have one or two more (Saturn 2 and Timeless 3 in particular), I don't fancy using any other FabFilter plugins as much.

In total, I have paid a little over $400 for these 4 plugins now. While it seems a bit expensive, I genuinely love these plugins and use them (Pro-R being new of course), bought them over last 3 years, and each is a separate license so I have full control if I need to let go any one of them at any point (not that I would ever want to).

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KVRAF

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3921 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:43 pm

Ploki wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:46 pm
martinjuenke wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:39 pm
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:05 am
After much resisting, I finally succumbed to a great deal on FabFilter Pro-R. Finally done with reverbs.
169 Euro for me. Well, I pass...
That’s the full price

I think 25% only works if you already own something Fabfilter?

At that price it makes more sense to get essential for 254€
Exactly.

If you are starting out and 100% sure you will use them, get FabFilter Essential Bundle first. For $300, it is a fantastic deal right now. Then, buy Pro-L 2 if you are like me. The advantage is Pro-L 2 (or any other plugin for that matter) price will have a great discount in the account, even more during these 25% off sales.

The only downside with bundles is you cannot sell individual plugins in case you feel you don't like/use it much.

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KVRAF

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3921 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:49 pm

For Pro-R, I see people keep mentioning shiny/plastic-y top end, phasing issues, etc. Not sure I notice that to the extent of it bothering me, but any tips on how to best tame such things or in general, especially the decay graph? Guess EQ is just a normal EQ for processing the reverb signal with low cut and high cut for example, as is typical when using reverbs.

KVRist
152 posts since 18 Jul, 2021

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:01 pm

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:49 pm
For Pro-R, I see people keep mentioning shiny/plastic-y top end, phasing issues, etc.
i wonder whether the phasey thing is to do with the main eq.

some of the presets have really steep lo-cut filters on them. There's a "horns studio" preset with a 48db lo-cut filter on it. put something with a lot of bass through that and it's gonna sound phasey. something a bit more gentle takes that away.

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KVRAF

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3921 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:57 am

gaggle of hermits wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:01 pm
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:49 pm
For Pro-R, I see people keep mentioning shiny/plastic-y top end, phasing issues, etc.
i wonder whether the phasey thing is to do with the main eq.

some of the presets have really steep lo-cut filters on them. There's a "horns studio" preset with a 48db lo-cut filter on it. put something with a lot of bass through that and it's gonna sound phasey. something a bit more gentle takes that away.
Good point. I will check this out shortly.

KVRian
1214 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

Post Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:03 am

Its a very flexible reverb, great GUI (PRO-R).
You can tweak it with lots of control to get what you want.
I like it on acoustic instruments.

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