It’s our opinion that after compression, reverb is the most important mixing tool that there is.
With that in mind, we are embarking on a hybrid comparative review which will look at the best and brightest in algorithmic, convolution, and emulative (recreation and/or homage) plug-ins, as well as hardware reverbs available today.
We have chosen plug-ins that do not require the use of dedicated hardware interface (or expansion card), which means that some otherwise worthy participants won’t be a part of this review.
While this list might grow, here’s what’s currently lined up for testing:
LiquidSonics – Seventh Heaven Professional (an homage to the Bricasti M7)
Eventide – SP2016 – A recreation of Eventide’s venerable early digital reverb
Eventide – UltraReverb – Eventide’s latest and greatest reverb plug-in
Reverb Foundry HD Cart – (an interpretation of the Lexicon 480 reverb)
Sonnox Reverb Native – A great reverb from the folks that developed the Sony Oxford console
Testing will be conducted in a hybrid setup (both analog and digital) which will compare results using plug-ins “in the box” and as aux send traditional effects when interfaced to our console.
We are expecting additional participants (both hardware and software).
Watch this space for updated details.