I saw an interesting thread a while back discussing different reverb units that are on the market, but the search engine seems broken right now to xreference it here.
One thing I haven\'t been able to determine in the past from posts is what people use to emulate orchestral recording. A mix of ideas but it wasn\'t clear what is the current call?
First, record each section or instrument dry. Then...a number of options...
1 reverb approach
Use one reverb to adjust for depth, adjusting a mix between source and reverb in\'s for each section or instrument.
2 reverb approach
Same as above only the first stage is applied on either an individual instrument or group to get a small resonance and then applying a second reverb (either same unit or another brand) to the entire mix. Apply a depth mix between source and reverb in\'s on either the first or second stage. Which one?
And how are people using EQ? Separation only? WWinds? Strings?
How is this being utilized with the above chain?
That\'s basically how I set mine up real time in Vegas, though I\'m not satisfied with the end sound I get still. This is probably due to a lack of experience, though I experiment for hours on end sometimes if something just \"isn\'t right.\"
I\'m on my way in just a few hours to purchase a hardware reverb unit and test it out. I\'m probably looking at the Lexicon MPX-110 or MPX-200. Any other suggestions? What have some of you been happy with?
I use a mixture of different reverbs, usually for different groups. For strings I use a PCM90, for some woodwind I use an absolutely blinding little software rev called Silverspike (which has a beautiful, rich sound) but often for brass I like the rev built in to my DPS factory soundcards (based I think around the Rev500). There\'s a part rev/part chorus template called Sympho/rev (or something like that) that does wonders for a big brass sound in a tutti. I wouldn\'t use it on a solo oboe but its a brilliant effect if used at the right time.
For positioning, there\'s not much more user friendly and enjoyable than the Cakewalk soundstage.
Woah, that\'s the first negative comment I\'ve heard from anyone regarding Lex verb. My other contender was TC, but that\'s what I was going to explore today at the store, finding differences (I\'m going to bring in a few dry tracks of instruments on a cd and run them through various machines, but its a far cry from taking it home and getting to know em.)
Please, I\'d like to hear more about why lexicon is inappropriate for orchestral stuff? I haven\'t heard this even from my engineer friends (though they record bands, and have made it clear to me they are not orchestral engineers, so maybe they\'re just not thinking of the purchase from the standpoint of my needs?) Either way, I\'d like a little more info if ya don\'t mind comp22?
The TC M3000 recommendation came from BardsTownAudio who posted a response a while ago. There was another Reverb unit Quan-something which was better for orchestral but there is nothing I can find online in any of the stores...And I cant search so I cant find the original thread.
The MAC product people were gaga over...but I dont have a mac
And I dont have 2k to purchase a high end reverb.
I will prolly go with the waves and short term with the FX3
[This message has been edited by composer22 (edited 04-09-2002).]