the first time i've load this plugins on a track, i was disapointed .was clean, too much clean, i start to believe that i made a mistake, i regret to buy it...Then i go back to my good old loved tsar 1 & Audio Damage reverb, until a day that none of the reverb i own and know fit to my need. I remember i have VR, i load it, tweek it and BOOM ! Magic ! it does what i expect, i remember i bunch of mysong project and replace Tsar 1 with VR, it do it again ! It quickly become my favorite reverb, then problems come....i had to sell it, I miss it a lot ! finaly i was able to buy it again and keep it forever. The reverb is magic when you know how to use it and adust it to your need. i own TSAR 1, NF Blueverb and 80, Audio Damage verb, Waves reverb, Vengeance sound reverb .they are different and very good, but none of all this reverb is clean like Vroom.
Fantastic Filter for enhancing both mixes and in mastering. No aliasing that i can detect at all. Smooth curves that seem to accentuate all the frequencies you want to hear and feel in your mix without adding in the stuff you don't want. The frequency selection is plenty good enough for me to create a tasty separation with all the tracks. What i liked the most was i became more creative while using it and less noticing issues or problems i had still to deal with. The more tracks i put it on the better mixes became. The VSE-2 is fast becoming one of my fav's and i am really glad i bought it. It won't be the only EQ i use in mixing. It will be one of the final EQs I use to add shape and flavor in deeply felt textures. Congratulations on a great plugin.
The look and feel, doesn't take itself uber-seriously, but is solid and useful and fun all the same.
The "about" says it's better than 5 grand of Eurorack gear, and maybe it is. Eurorack does't stay in tune, this is solid as heck, and you can make a song with it playing everything in less time than it takes to plug in all your euroracks, let alone dial in a patch.
I'm giving this 5 stars mainly because 1) the freeze function is incredible 2) most other free reverbs are junk (the exception being OrilRiver) 3) the CPU load is excellent.
I still need to see if I will use this very much for routine mixing tasks, but after spending just 30 minutes with it I know for sure I'll be using this for sound design, namely making organic pads. If you use the freeze function, or even just dial the decay time up to 100, this thing will make gorgeous sounding pads out of almost anything. So far I've mainly just experimented with single sound sources (piano, tuned percussion, synths etc), but the next stage of experimentation will be to use some bussing and/or sends to create some multi-timbral pads. As someone else pointed out, this reverb does not modulate the wet signal, but honestly it sounds pretty lush anyway, and I plan to bounce these pads I make to audio and then use other FX plugs (EQ, chorus, phaser, trancegates etc) to give these pads some life and movement.
Not an easy one but a true creative masterpiece for sure.
The water seems cold at first impression. I'm not a fan of the GUI but the manual is complete and the more you dive in this instrument (to call it an effect would reduce it too much) the more you love it.
Hours and hours of discovering and ears pleasure, very inspiring too.