is Nimbus more Realistic/Natural sounding than R4?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
dkingkong
KVRer
6 posts since 17 May, 2019

Post Fri May 17, 2019 2:55 pm

In general I find it to be more natural and interfere with the source less while still sounding cohesive. The Stone and wood Church presets are great starting points for lush stuff. R4 rooms are pretty vibey but not as good as verberate IMO

vitocorleone123
KVRist
211 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Re: is Nimbus more Realistic/Natural sounding than R4?

Post Fri May 17, 2019 3:58 pm

I gotta say I quite like Illusion. A lot. However... for the price of $250, it's missing some basic usability aspects (like a resizeable UI and preset navigation - though it's better than some others I've tried for sure). For $99, I think Verberate 2 is hard to beat in terms of sound, however... it just isn't as usable as it ought to be. Valhalla verbs are more immediately usable and easier/faster to tweak and sound really good, too. I suspect that with enough tweaking, Verberate 2 might sound better than Valhalla. But as much as I've tried today, I just can't come to grips with using it.

I didn't even bother installing 7th heaven pro as it's just too convolution. Illusion is fantastic sounding... better than Nimbus by a bit. However... Nimbus is still the best for me when looking at both how it sounds and just using it (though it sure won't win any beauty awards until maybe Izotope gets its hands into it) with one of the zillion presets or to just dial things in.

Now I just need to save up enough $$ to get it on sale (or used from KVR)!

User avatar
aMUSEd
KVRAF
30798 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: is Nimbus more Realistic/Natural sounding than R4?

Post Fri May 17, 2019 4:02 pm

I still have PhoenixVerb, didn't upgrade to Nimbus because there's never been a sane upgrade path but also I don't see how it could be any more 'natural' than Phoenix which is the most transparent verb I have. Yes it has the new 'warp' feature but to me that makes more sense in a less transparent verb like R4, which I have already.

vitocorleone123
KVRist
211 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Re: is Nimbus more Realistic/Natural sounding than R4?

Post Fri May 17, 2019 5:18 pm

Yeah - there's more controls and adjustments you can make in Nimbus vs Phoenix, not just Warp (which is a nice addition). The differences make, well, a difference.

Scarlet Pumpernickel
KVRist
56 posts since 30 Jul, 2017

Re: is Nimbus more Realistic/Natural sounding than R4?

Post Sat May 18, 2019 8:55 am

@aMUSEd. In my experience, the most substantial addition Nimbus has is not the Warp section but the new set of early reflections; for me, it made this reverb more flexible.

I wasn't happy about the upgrade path either.

User avatar
I'm Ant
KVRist
65 posts since 15 Jun, 2018 from England

Re: is Nimbus more Realistic/Natural sounding than R4?

Post Sat May 18, 2019 5:21 pm

R2 and R4 were made to be character reverbs.

Return to “Effects”