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Reviewed By tommyzai [read all by] on 2nd February 2016
Version reviewed: 2.18 on Mac.
Last edited by tommyzai on 16th February 2016.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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INTRO
Breverb-2 from Overloud is a high quality, crystal clear, flexible algorithmic reverb plugin that has an elegant, inviting interface and sensible workflow. It's a good-looking effects plugin that is extremely lively and unexpectedly musical. To quote another reviewer,"Breverb has a sound to match its sweet appearance." I'm astonished by how fast it is to find the perfect space for my tracks. Within the collection of algorithms there is a versatile selection of spaces that range from small, tight rooms to expansive caverns. This is not a convolution reverb, therefore is doesn't have natural world limitations. Users have the freedom and flexibility to create virtually any space imaginable. Although I would classify this reverb as "modern," it's surprisingly capable of producing a vintage-esq sound. I actually discovered this by checking out a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMmwoNw_bsg

There are loads of well-managed, useable presets that sound good out-of-the-box and serve as a excellent start-point for tweaking. It also has an well organized user preset management system with import, export, and sharing. The presets are accessed via a drop-down menu per each algorithms. Users will find all the standard reverb parameters as well as a dedicated EQ and gate. Most controls are located on or through the main screen. Included are easy to read, accurate meters. There is a Extended Nonlinear section for creative shaping and Motion parameters to add. .. movement. The Regen feature makes this even more interesting. All sliders, knobs, buttons and drop down menus are responsive and enable simple, fun tweaking.

Throughout my musical career, I shied away from using much reverb. I mixed and mastered in fear of overdoing it. Yet, I was always envious of other projects that boasted a clear, yet rich, spacious sound. Breverb-2 is one of the few reverbs out there that encourage you to crank the dials and turn up the sliders. With this reverb, it's really a question of what sound you're after. The overall tone is appealing regardless of the algorithm. It's clean, but not cold and sterile. Any harmonic overtones are pleasing, and I am unable to detect any unwanted artifacts. The sound is wide and truly does seem to wrap itself around the music. Many verb aficionados measure a units worth by the quality of the tail. In the case of Breverb-2, the tails have a silky smooth, uncolored fade at all millisecond increments. The combination of fullness and clarity carries a most any mix instead of sinking it in mud.

FAVORITE USES
• Post-production via the Source algorithm, which provides full control over early bursts/refections, reverb field, and tail parameters.
• Drums, vocals, and pads.
• Chambers, plates, and large rooms really stand out.

FAVORITE FEATURES
• Simple purchase, download, install, and authorize procedure.
• Small virtual footprint.
• Slick, alluring, scalable GUI.
• Many great sounding presets.
• Tremendous sound quality.
• Easy to use, despite its power.
• A-B comparisons.
• Pre-delay increments indicated in milliseconds for precise BPM tempo sync.
• Extraordinary ratio between sound quality and CPU usage.
• No added latency.
• Stable.
• Creative, responsive developer.

OTHER THOUGHTS
• I heard there are preset mix packs available.

SUMMARY
I highly recommend Breverb-2 to any e-musician, producer, sound designer, etc., who is working with digital audio of any genre. Download the demo, and then sit back and brace yourself for something sweet. This fine reverb plugin might very well become your go-to workhorse. If you're looking for natural spaces or particular environments, there are other options out there, but if you are after an excellent algorithmic reverb — this just might be the one! I've read that it's modeled after "the most sought-after hardware units." If so, I'm not sure which models, and I'm not sure it matters — this virtual unit sounds smooth and sweet! Without hesitation, I give Breverb-2 a pair of thumbs held up high! Thank you, Overloud, for creating this amazing piece of audio software. Fabulous.

Reviewed By rifftrax [read all by] on 29th January 2011
Version reviewed: 1.5.5 on Windows
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Absolutely astounding plugin. This thing looks pretty and sounds like a dream. I don't feel jealous of expensive hardware units anymore. The reverbs from this piece of software are lush, rich and really dream-like in many cases. Placed a random hall preset on a piano and instantly there was new life in what would otherwise be just a "good" sounding piano (which was now mind-blowingly superb). I don't think I could say enough about the sound. I can't imagine any instrument sounding bad with a touch of this behind it.

CPU usage is also BEYOND low. Uses %1 per instance on my Q6600 (quad-core). Phenomenal and seems very stable. Probably one of the best purchases I've made in a very long while. VERY pleased.

All-in-all this plug-in is bomb-proof. Sound is exactly what I've been looking for and CPU drain is next to nothing. I can't see anything negative here.
Reviewed By poshook [read all by] on 22nd January 2008
Version reviewed: 1.1.1 on Windows.
Last edited by poshook on 29th January 2008.
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I tried a lot of reverb plugins for PC but never found something what sounds good and has low CPU usage.
Now I own Breverb, native reverb plugin with exceptional ratio between sound quality and CPU usage.

As I said, the sound quality and CPU usage is excelent but I can not say the same about user interface which seems to be the weakness of this baby mainly the work with presets is sometimes very confusing because of small place for presets handling and reset of preset window everytime I close the plugin window. The small stereo width faders are also not the best solution. Other things are OK.
The positive difference against its competitors is that you never heard clicks and drops while changing the presets and values. Everything works like a charm.

Sound quality is very subjective thing. For me the sound of Breverb is impressive and you will never believe how fine reverb processor can sound with that low CPU consumption. The overal sound is crystal clear with big depth and uncolored tail. This crystality sometimes evokes a little bit digital feeling.
There are 4 different algos: HALL, PLATE, ROOM and INVERSE
All of them are on the same quality level and highly useful and all of them are fully editable in all possible and impossible parameters.

Customer support is excelent. I got right answer via mail in 10 minutes :)

I use Breverb more than month under Ableton Live without any crash or indication of instability.

Best

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tommyzai
3 February 2016 at 12:59am

This is a sweet sounding reverb plugin. I was inspired and wrote a review. I sincerely hope my findings are useful. Tommy Zai

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