I was reading the \"Jeremy Soule on Far micing\" topic and noticed many people who wanted comparisons of the various reverb boxes;
Perhaps what we need now is a .wav file of a short dry orchestral snippet (any early Star Wars recording springs to mind as a useful one, even though it would be better with a midi-mockup of course) that people can download and apply their reverb to (at a fixed wet/dry ratio). This could make for a useful comparison of reverb units. (Kinda like that piano sample comparison)
Maybe someone could devote a little webspace to host the clips in mp3?
The snippet wouldn\'t have to be that long. 15-20 seconds or so perhaps?
My guess is that the differences in sound wouldn\'t be that noticable, and to an untrained ear maybe not even distinguishable.
I can apply the tc3000, (maybe lex 300) tc reverb software plugin, waves reverb, the trusty Zoom 1202 and a few others I think I can dig up.
We could make a complete comparison! It would be great in deciding which reverb to go with to best suit your \"style\". It would be a comparison for orchestral stuff of course.
I\'ve also been looking for a good reverb unit for a while (I would prefer an external box - I\'m still using a Pentium 100 Mhz!!! and Emu samplers - maybe one day I will upgrade to gigastudio when it will be more flexible - that\'s why I\'m reading through this forum since beginning).
Once or twice I\'ve started a thread about reverb and last time I was pointed to an interesting link on Harmony Central. I think many people would like to give a try to \"Moster Rack\" at www.harmonycentral.com. There you can basically apply any preset of a PCM91 or TC M3000 to a file of your choice.
I\'ve found that for my taste TC unit is better for orchestral and classical acoustic instruments (I\'ve borrowed one for one day and I liked it a lot). Also, here in Geneva, pros are saying that for classical recordings some guys just throw away 300Ls to use the M3000\'s more \"natural reverb\".
I started some years ago with AKAI samplers and Lexicon Alex (the best I could afford). Then I was going to switch to an MPX1, but having listened to it I didn\'t like the way it fitted to my sounds. Then I was looking for a PCM91 and that\'s when they pointed me to the M3000.
Yet, I\'m still curious to listen to a higher end Lex like 300-960, and I wonder if they\'ve all the same reverb algorythm and just different power...
I second your idea and I hope to listen to some comparison between the most powerful units and softwares (even if - due to the amount of system crashes I have to stand daily - I would always opt for a dedicated solution!).
P.S. I wonder if and what was the reverb used for the Artificial Intelligence score (which I like so much!). That\'s the kind of space I\'m looking for...!
It aint much but i got a Lexicon MPX 500 i can throw in if needed
It\'s great for a monitoring reverb for singers. It has analog and digital outs that you can assign which mean i can send the analog outs with effects (to monitors) and send the digital out without effects to multitrack.
Excellent! I\'m glad many people are willing here! We need more units though! Once I get about 10-15 different units from different guys I will post a short dry clip here on NS and you can mail your processed clip back to me. I will try to make room for them all on my web space.
As for the music clip, any preferences? I\'m thinking film music here of course.