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    Best sounding reverb plugin?

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    I am using Tal Reverb with Reaper DAW, and wondering if I upgrade to expensive Lexicon one, I would gain in quality significantly. While I am pretty happy with the Tal, it does change the sound if I add a lot of reverb - and I am trying to get away from that - would the Lexicon do that for me?

    Thanks a lot in advance for your words of wisdom...

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    Are you expecting the sound to not change when you add a lot of reverb?
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    You can't layer shit with another layer of shit and expect it to sound like anything other than multiple layers of shit

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    The trouble is, reverb is a very personal thing...everyone has different ideas about what it should sound like.

    I use Audition and 90% of the time I just use the built in stuff. However, for the other 10% I use DASample Glaceverb...which is free and I'd definitely try it before spending money.

    FYI, I've never much like the sound of a lot of Lexicon reverbs. To my ear, a few (mainly plates) are okay but the rest are a bit metallic. However, as I say, that's purely a personal taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny deep View Post
    Are you expecting the sound to not change when you add a lot of reverb?
    Lol. Right?


    You need to tweak the delay of the reverb if you don't want it to hammer the sound. It just depends on what you want. Do you want your sound source to seem right up front, but still within a large space? Or do you want that shit to be a million miles away? That's up to you. Get to tweaking.

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    +1 to what Greg said. With reverb you need to adjust things to get the best.

    ...and, if you can't be bothered with adjusting all the options, start with "Early Reflections" and "Decay" (or whatever similar features are called on your reverb. Those two are the biggies to get right.
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    Thanks a million for the invaluable tips!
    Will definitely experiment with what all of you said ...

    Happy as a peach to have received them - please keep them coming, as I am a newby and need the words of seasoned pros...

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    Don't worry about "sounding like" some amp in the first place. Concern yourself with getting a good-sounding bass track within the context of the finished piece. Doesn't matter how you get it.
    You'll never progress musically until you stop thinking like a musician and start thinking like a producer.

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    When I started mixing, I gave reverb a lot more weight than what it's actually worth.
    Most reverbs from the last 5 years can work for pretty much everything if mixed right.
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    Jump on Youtube etc. and look for a video explaining what the individual parameters in a reverb plugin actually do and what physical concept they imitate so that you can gain greater control over sculpting the sounds you're chasing. At the end of the day, what differs from one reverb to the next is mostly just the algorhythms that determine how the parameters respond to the source. Master the controls and you'll actually be able to make a personal judgement on which reverbs are "good" in the context of your own projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumAudio View Post
    Jump on Youtube etc. and look for a video explaining what the individual parameters in a reverb plugin actually do and what physical concept they imitate so that you can gain greater control over sculpting the sounds you're chasing. At the end of the day, what differs from one reverb to the next is mostly just the algorhythms that determine how the parameters respond to the source. Master the controls and you'll actually be able to make a personal judgement on which reverbs are "good" in the context of your own projects.
    Wow. That really made it all clear....
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