hi guys , i'm a bit slow on this one and just drifted in but ive used obsessively reverbs for years and also made it a bit of a focus .
on a budget ?
lexicon Lxp5 or Lxp1 or Lxp15
Line 6 verbzilla
These things can work wonders.
Impulses are also wonderfull but wont get you the same results as a live signal through an h8000 or Lexicon Pcm70/.The Pcm70 ? well like the earlier lexicons it had something people still go on about , there is a reason its famous , because it sounds Way better than anything new they made on many levels , warmer , lushious and just magic.Everything went clinical as specs became the battleground and now its all to pure for my ears.Impulses can suffer this , i tried and tried them and do use them on secondary 'distant ' parts and i love them for plates and stuff but for super expansive ? well i have to use hardware , i cant get that sound any other way.
The black hole reverb is i think modulated reverb ?so the reverb is falling in pitch very very slowly.......down....The H8000 i have used , its jaw dropping for taking a sine wave and turning it into an outspace landscape but again , they enginneered out the H3000's organicness to my ears.I still wouldnt say no to the H8000 ! fully modular and i worked witha patch that had a pmc70 emulation going through an emt plate emulation , a dimension d emulation and then another pcm70 emulation and wow.......on headphones it was incredible , there are somethings software wont ever do.The H8000 has no vst support and cant be used as a plugin but ive seen it used as a send effect in cubase sx via adat and its good for that.
In all honesty though go for these if you in the real world and relative to your cash - Lxp5/1 Lxp15 . Pcm70 , Roland sde 330 , sdx 330 , Fireworx .