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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: TC Powercore on OSX 10.7
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:51:44 PM »
Thanks Loren for the info.....from what I have read the company seems really stand up in support for discontinued products.  I may just roll the dice.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / TC Powercore on OSX 10.7
« on: March 01, 2014, 10:18:05 PM »
Powercore is gone sadly.....as Ive said elsewhere I bought a power core pci express card just to run TC's VSS3 Reverb plugin.  I still have the card and was considering getting a chassis for my laptop to hopefully run it again but TC electronics official dont support the platform beyond OSX 10.6..Snow leopard   So before I drop the cash on a thunderbolt Pci express expansion chassis I am hoping for some confirmation positive or negative that may help me decide to peruse this.  Can it work...because out there in the web I have not read confident reports

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: March 01, 2014, 09:35:56 PM »
Disintegration Loops #6...... :)

William Basinski - Disintegration Loop 6 (dlp6)

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 26, 2014, 06:21:25 AM »
Julio,

Thanks very much for adding the guitar stuff to your demos, very interesting to hear these verbs (some of which I couldn't demo myself as I don't use an iLok thingy).
The thing that struck me is that they all sound good - dense and tonally balanced. I suppose it becomes a bit like fine wine appreciation - the differences are more perceptible with a more refined palette (so to speak) Saying that, I had a preference for the Sonnox Oxford, the lexicon PCM examples (very 'clean') and the softude TSAR 1's spatial effect.

I have to say though, that my favourites (for clean guitar) were still my two 'mysteryverbs', which are:
'mysteryverb1' A Nebula library (EMT140VNXT) of a sampled plate reverb
http://vnxtsound.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/so-finally-vnxtemt140-ready-emt-140s.html

'mysteryverb1_2' Valhalla Uber-mod 'lateweb' preset (that I modified)

Ubermod is particularly interesting, as it's not sold as a reverb plugin as such, but you can really create things from scratch, with easy access to lots of parameters and it has extensive modulation parameters too. That Nebula library (to me) is just a great capture of a plate.

Lastly, one of my favourite verbs is actually the 'reverb' effect in Native Instrument's 'Razor' synth. I wish that was available as a standalone effect, as it's unique.


I feel your guitar piece Pete is well played with just the right articulation to show off these verbs, better than the synth demo which is interesting but has more going on which of course shows off the verbs in another way.

I agree they all sound good and as you say it is like fine wine appreciation.....

Interesting the Valhalla uber mod is a delay not a reverb....would not know it from the demo.

Thanks again for your contribution to this thread!

The reverb demos are expiring one by one and I honestly can not say which one I would buy at this point as my preference changes.....at least this thread is here to come back to for reference.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:44:15 PM »
Just got done adding Pete Kelly's Guitar recording passed through each plugin......the differences are subtle.  The mix is set at 60% wet.

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:24:52 PM »


Just a great Guitar piece of work....really evolves as the piece progress   http://www.12k.com/index.php/site/releases/sleeping_pills/

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:53:52 PM »
Yes Immersion I understand your perspective...why not put an entire PCM96 hardware processor ITB. .

Its sort of funny because I was a bit perturbed by the buy in price for the UAD 224....Core 2 Satellite + plugin.  I just am really starting to love it.  I recall buying a Powercore platform just to install the TC VSS 3 Reverb.

I suppose the point is that Im realizing I can go ITB without giving up anything and perhaps gaining a certain something  ???  I dont know...makes sense to me ;D

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Classical Hipsters.....a Monopoly rebirth!


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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 23, 2014, 06:38:06 AM »
I have the demo of the Lexicon PCM Effects running and Ive listened to the lex reverb and fx together.  They are good but if I did opt to buy the PCM native verbs I would use my Sound Toys fx for designing a sound

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Now Playing / Re: Currently listening, part 1
« on: February 22, 2014, 05:27:00 AM »
Faures - Continental Drift
Faures is RenÚ Margraff/Pillowdiver, Le Berger, and Elintseeker/Fuzz Lee. This release is beautiful--really unique. The primary form of instrumentation is layers upon layers of guitar, with occasional piano, synth, and glitchy electronics. The result is a shoegazing style "wall of sound," but much more restrained and delicate than what might be expected. The music is thick, but delicate. And the melodies, when they emerge, will melt you. Give this a shot; the first two tracks, in particular, are outstanding.

Listen/Buy: https://homenormal.bandcamp.com/album/continental-drift

Thanks for the heads up on this Chris....its on its way to me.

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: ROACH Road Trip. . . .the Long Trip
« on: February 22, 2014, 05:25:11 AM »
Good story....2 concerts and a hands on workshop in-between. What an experience!

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 21, 2014, 10:31:07 PM »
Found this just now...really reflects what Paul was talking about.  Give it it chance its not your usual sales demo.... it may surprise you, it did me!

Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb Plug-In Demo

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 21, 2014, 10:00:37 PM »
Thanks for the in depth response Paul.

I found it interesting what you said about the modern verbs......you dont know what they are doing until you bypass them.  I found this to be the case with a lot of the plugins Ive listed.

And I think its true, or Im coming to realize it that you can have several soft verbs for different applications when one hardware box was all you had to do everything as I do with the Eclipse. I am enjoy the variety of sound possibilities having all these verbs to play with which will start ending in a few days as the demos expire.

THe UAD system and plugins like the 224 are really enticing but the buy in to a satellite processor is not when the choice plugins do not come bundled...works out to be expensive for plugins. If I was looking for a new Daw interface the UAD Apollo with core plugin processors included seems a much better deal.  Your description of the UAD 224 has got me very curious.  You describe it with artist and colors close to my heart...perhaps when you consider that the UAD satellite system are really hardware, much like the TC Powercore platform was the sticker shock is subdued because the plugin is just a GUI to a hardware system not the system itself.

Thanks for your insight Paul.....and on that note few seem to be forth coming with their reverb suggestions. >:(  ;D  Anyone use Altiverb.

Altiverb 7 guided tour


   

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:26:22 AM »
Just added a link to the Synth wav files at the bottom of the first post.   Might as well put it here to...https://www.dropbox.com/sh/osj98tu6mv4xcnq/dC7C_gjBSQ

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:26:12 PM »
Yes Castleview.....I think the Eventide & Oxford/Sonnox are good and very different from the rest as most of the others seem to be going after that coveted Lexicon sound and as such to my ears the Lexicon plugins still do it better.  I have been going back and forth and if you ask me tomorrow I could well change my mind.  But today or rather tonight the lexicon does itself the best.

I also feel that the Lex verbs are sort of in that category with a big price tag that makes one back away from them when Valhalla verbs and others do the job very well at considerably less the expense, and yet the Lex verbs have something about them to my ears that is just a notch or two above the rest. I does get a bit gray...sort of like listening to different monitor cables and inter connecters.  A good pair of $50 Mogami cables  or a $500 pair of silver wire. Is the difference worth it?  If you can hear the difference then you will be able to make that decision.  For me the Lex verbs fall into this category.

Once I get Pete Kelly's guitar contribution up I think it will be quite revealing....Thanks again Pete.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 20, 2014, 05:21:51 PM »
I wish it was that simple....the most expensive is the Lexicon Native and I do like it but there are others that cost 1/2 its ticket price that are as good and some of those are here in this thread.

The Valhalla verbs @ $50 are really very good to my ears regardless of price.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 20, 2014, 06:40:19 AM »
Got them Pete....thanks.  The dry guitar really shows off the reverbs especially in the tail. Also interesting how the reverbs that worked for my synth file are good with the guitar but the ones that where not spectacular with the synth sound so good with the guitar.  Love those sleepers

Wont be able to do much today with them but as soon as Im done I will get them to you for auditioning.

I could not get soundcloud to open up any parameters to download a file...perhaps someone may know more.

I also like the the mystery verbs very much.

Once Im done perhaps I can load up the guitar files beneath the synth files for each verb plugin, with your permission.  Will make the story more complete.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 19, 2014, 07:50:00 PM »
Sure Pete.....I would be happy to zip them to you.  To the Luminasounds address.   Can I load them Here?

If you want send my a minutes worth of sound from your system, guitar, synth, whatever and I will process the dry file with these Medium Hall presets on the plugins listed here.  That way you will be more familiar with the end results.

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 18, 2014, 08:06:54 AM »
That music sounds very lush...nice improvisation Immersion.  Thanks!

The X-Verb was on my list but I back off it because of a strange demo download procedure...Will try it again. 

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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Reverb Plugin Sound Demos
« on: February 18, 2014, 07:03:18 AM »
Sure we all love soundcloud cause it is fast and easy to share links, but Also I would be careful to judge a test done from Soundcloud the sound quality is not representative.


Hi Immersion, the possible audio degradation from sound cloud processing happened to all files so it does not invalidate the test or better put the "experience".  This is definitely not scientific.  Perhaps different sounds like piano or vocals would be more telling but I mostly use synths.

After some thought, well days of thinking my personal favorites are the R2, TSAR 1 & Lexicon Random Hall.  Still need to track down which Reverb lends itself best for that "Lost in Space" sound. 

Heres a long gearslutz thread where the designers of LexiconPCM native, Exponential Audio & Valhalla talk about their verbs.  The link drops you in at page 14 where it starts to get interesting  http://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-computers/717515-2012-best-reverb-plug-ins-until-now-14.html

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