"My first reverb was a guitar effects pedal… a piece of crap. Now, I've got Valhalla [DSP]. I've seen people talk about it in the tech mags before and, yes, it really is that good! Shimmer and VintageVerb is on everything I do, from the smallest touches to the huge sweeps that can take a song way off into the distance."more
If you want dark, rich-sounding reverbs this is the plugin to use. Absolutely stunning sound quality, whether you're using it for a light dash of reverb to give any instrument that special "mojo" or going crazy with 100% MIX settings for special FX purposes. This plugin will give you the "lonely clean guitar tone" used by Mikael Akerfeldt when used with the right settings and a PRS guitar. Such a wonderful sound! Valhalla rocks!
When someone asks me what reverb they should get, not matter if they're a new producer or someone who's been doing this for a long time, I will always recommend this. I own a plethora of other reverb plugins. I have the Reflektor, the Waves IR1, the Waves TrueVerb, the UAD Lexicon 224, and the UAD AMS RMX16. A majority of those reverbs cost hundreds of dollars, however this $50 plugin just continues to make me smile every time I load it up. This is always the first reverb I use in a project. For just about everything. Sometimes I take a break to use the RMX16 but this is the one for me.
"I've grown to love some of the custom programs I have been able to make with this plugin. What I love most is the user interface and it's minimalistic design. Being a person who worked for years on Lexicon 224, 480L and PCM 70 through 92, I can really appreciate how Sean Costello of Valhalla has found a way to make the Lexicon sound more ready, willing and able than it ever was. This software is fun!"
I mainly use Ableton's built-in reverb on individual sounds, but I use VintageVerb on a return as a sort of "glue" verb that I route tons of stuff to, saturate & filter and then sidechain compress the living sh*t out of. The algorithms all have very distinct sounds and the GUI is so rad.