From Andrew's blog post outlining his plug in staples. "It's kind of seen as an 'eighties' verb, but that doesn't give it enough credit. While you can definitely get those big digital washes on drums and vocals, there's a lot of flexibility in this plug-in to dial in lush spaces that sit beautifully in a mix."more
“The Universal Audio plug-ins are my bread and butter,” he says. “I use the UAD EMT 140 [Classic Plate Reverb], the Lexicon  Digital Reverb, and the Roland [RE-201] Space Echo. If drums or bass sound boring, UAD’s Fairchild 670 Compressor beefs stuff up and gives them character. Or the [Teletronix] LA2A plug-in on bass. Synths go straight to Pro Tools. Guitars and piano go to outboard effects like the hardware Space Echo, which I love for its unpredictability. I used a Manley Massive Passive EQ a lot too. The TubeTech CL-1B was the main vocal compressor. And I have a set of Lucas Limiting Amplifiers into a pair of Amtek Pultec PEQ-1A clones. That is a dummy-proof signal path. It’s hard to botch that.”more
Saved on my template default. 3 reverbs live there-
UA Lexicon 224 UA EMT 250 Valhalla
There goin’ nowhere. Each shines in its own way, all beautiful. I’ve got several hardware reverbs I use tons as well (spring, 12 bit, etc) but these all do a fantastic job.
Doesn't gobble up DSP like some of my other more math intensive reverbs. This guy is great like that. It allows me to save the my convolution reverbs or just in general any other plugins that are DSP intensive in a large session for where it’s appropriate. That & to my ears it sounds great. I've spent plenty of time with the hardware version & I feel they did an good job on this guy.