Which reverb is best suited for Moog sound?

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martinjuenke
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6093 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:01 pm

Let's take the Mood Grandmother, forget about her spring reverb, add the Moog Sound Studio with all three semi modulars and include the Moogerfooger plugins:
Which reverb would best compliment this combo?
:?:

chk071
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33355 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:08 pm

The most expensive one. ;)

whassup
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199 posts since 2 Oct, 2021

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:44 pm

I take the bait and say: Check what Sean of Valhalla DSP did with his Moog into his stuff. Sounds decent to me.

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BONES
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14601 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:52 pm

This is possibly the stupidest question I have ever seen on KVR, although I can easily udnerstand how anyone with little or no experienc might feel compelled to ask it. The only possible answer is that it doesn't f**king matter because it doesn't f**king work like that. The reverb you would use on a bass patch from your Moog is not the same reverb you would use on an airy pad patch. You don't match a reverb to a synth, you match it to a patch, to a timbre, or to the piece you are working on.

More broadly, you need to stop overthinking things and take Nike's advice - just do it!
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briefcasemanx
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1369 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:24 pm

For a moog lead I would probably go with a delay over a reverb.

Azbest
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236 posts since 17 Oct, 2020

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:26 pm

Bricasti Design Model 7 or Fruity Reeverb 2.

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Uncle E
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13988 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:48 pm

Moog One has Eventide Blackhole in it and they sound stellar together. With Blackhole turned off, the One sounds like a polyphonic Little Phatty. Blackhole is on sale for $29 right now, too:

https://www.jrrshop.com/eventide-blackhole

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CrystalWizard
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1931 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:19 pm

An odd question for sure. I used a delay and a reverb and the two other folks i knew well that played Moog hardware used delays. One guy used an analog BBD (late 70s) and another friend used a digital as did i. Didn't know about the built in Blackhole on the Moog One, that's cool. My birthday is coming up in less than a year...
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Mr Arkadin
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:41 pm

Azbest wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:26 pm Bricasti Design Model 7 or Fruity Reeverb 2.
:hihi: Cheeky ;)

mholloway
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2130 posts since 11 Jan, 2009 from Portland, OR, USA

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:57 pm

We're matching reverbs to synth brands now?

it makes no sense.....like, I can't even.....ok I'll try: in the 70s moogs were used in a lot of progressive rock and early synth music (pink floyd, tangerine dream...) and those guys were all using EMT plate reverbs during that era, before Lexicon digital units took over the 'verb world. So try an EMT 140 or 240 emulation on your Moog, for 'classic' moog + reverb sounds.

but truly, though, the question is silly as heck. you match reverb to sounds, not brands.

martinjuenke
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6093 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:51 pm

BONES wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:52 pm This is possibly the stupidest question I have ever seen on KVR, although I can easily udnerstand how anyone with little or no experienc might feel compelled to ask it. The only possible answer is that it doesn't f**king matter because it doesn't f**king work like that. The reverb you would use on a bass patch from your Moog is not the same reverb you would use on an airy pad patch. You don't match a reverb to a synth, you match it to a patch, to a timbre, or to the piece you are working on.

More broadly, you need to stop overthinking things and take Nike's advice - just do it!
Thanks! Polite as ever :tu:

martinjuenke
KVRAF
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6093 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:54 pm

mholloway wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:57 pm you match reverb to sounds, not brands.
Unless a certain brand combo (as described above) has a specific sound.
But thanks for your effort. :tu:

martinjuenke
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6093 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:59 pm

My take away so far from here:
Eventide Blackhole
A decent plate reverb

My take away from another (a bit more polite) gear forum:
Eventide SP2016
Relab LX480

martinjuenke
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6093 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:02 pm

Due to the danger of creating another list thread and to avoid further "stupid" "silly" comments
I close this thread.
Thanks for the fish :tu:

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