Am I crazy a crazy person or is Spatio Lite the best free reverb?

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KVRian
1252 posts since 16 Jan, 2004

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:08 pm

briefcasemanx wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:17 am
OzoneJunkie wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:39 am
Tried the free TAL reverb? It has an interesting top end to me that I like. If I try to imitate it with other verbs, I usually need to put some type of shimmer verb after a plate verb.
Yes I said in the OP I tried TAL. Really dislike the top end sizzle stuff going on in TAL. Sounds janky and unrefined to me.
Oh, sorry I missed that. Funny how you dislike it and I like it. Admittedly, my usage/example for myself was just a simple synth pluck sound, and I like what it did with that. But for other situations like live/real instruments, I can imagine it wouldn't hold up.

KVRer
8 posts since 22 Aug, 2021

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:26 pm

Convology XT with Samplicity Bricasti IRs. Use the quad files. :tu:

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KVRist
89 posts since 25 Jun, 2014

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:17 pm

Oril River ftw.

KVRist
103 posts since 31 Jan, 2021

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:33 pm

Ya, Spatio Lite is my favorite algorithmic free reverb.

KVRian

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771 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:12 am

I think OrilRiver is the best as far as flexibility, but it's hard to get it to fit well in a mix. You have to fiddle with it a lot. The GUI really bothers me for some reason too. Looking at the GUI almost ruins the rest of my day.

In the OrilRiver thread someone actually posted a really good GUI mockup that was simple but musical, instead of using that, the dev decided to go with the current awful GUI I think because their friend made it.

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465 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:37 am

Orilriver has 2 GUIs, you can switch

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KVRAF
16023 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:45 am

Yes I find the alternative OrilRiver GUI quite appealing but again personal taste.....

Orilriver.png

Just right click on the top bar and choose Skin 2
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KVRAF
21269 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:35 am

Kazi7 wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:24 am
@briefcasemanx

Oh sorry, I was under the impression this is a forum to exchange opinions on audio software related topics?
But you did not take par in any exchange of opinions at all here - all you did was saying you have absolutely no interest in this, which is indeed 100% pointless and borders on trolling.

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465 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:45 am

jens wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:35 am
Kazi7 wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:24 am
@briefcasemanx

Oh sorry, I was under the impression this is a forum to exchange opinions on audio software related topics?
But you did not take par in any exchange of opinions at all here - all you did was saying you have absolutely no interest in this, which is indeed 100% pointless and borders on trolling.
Thanks for sharing your opinion. It's hard to identify any meaningful content in your statement though.

KVRAF
21269 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:02 am

Yes? If it is indeed for you, that tells us everything we might need to know about you.

KVRian

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771 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:40 am

There's an alternate skin for orilRiver?? NICE!!!

KVRAF
3984 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:20 am

OP: How much are they paying you? ;)

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465 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:35 pm

briefcasemanx wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:40 am
There's an alternate skin for orilRiver?? NICE!!!
You are welcome!

KVRist
41 posts since 1 Jan, 2021

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:29 pm

Besides the obvious ones already talked about here, another free verb I like is Melda's Mcharmverb. I might lack experience to tell if something's wrong with it, but I find it nice to work with and easily tweakable.

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KVRian
1467 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:55 pm

Well, you can use reverb as an aux or as an insert. For instance. So there are a lot of techniques when it comes to applying reverb. In that sense you can combine several reverbs, focusing on the features that make a specific reverb shine. Etc. etc. It's all up the mixing twaddo.

But hey.. in the same sense I would not take people too seriously who exclaim: "This is the very best!!!!!!" Even if these guys are named Dan Worrall cs. The guy who spits in a mic if he does not agree with something (which happens all the time btw) and endorses a certain plugin brand on top of that at YT. Go figure. To name one.

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