"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
Christian explains he uses VALHALLA SHIMMER around the 20 minute mark in this video posted on his website. he also uses the stock Ableton Reverb. As well as FM8 reverb Fx.
My whole secret is in post processing and proper layering. Instead or worrying about synthesis, I really like to get into totally screwing up sounds that already exist and slapping them on top of each other haha. My go to plugins are Ohmicide, Logic X's Space Designer, and valhalla shimmer to top it all off.more
"I use Ableton Suite 9 currently. Large range of synthesizers, favourites include IL Harmor, Roy Papen's Blue 2, Adam Szabo JP6K, Serum, Spire, and of course Massive. As for processing I use Fab Filter Pro-Q 2 as my primary equalizer, Camel Audio Camelcrusher and Sugarbytes WOW for distortion, iZotope RX2 and Ozone 6 suites for various purposes, Valhalla shimmer for reverb along with Room and Ubermod for spatializing. Oh and BazzISM and Drumatic for creating drum samples And thanks to Eoin (Noisestorm) I just started using oxford transmod for transient modification."more
The timbres and textures you can generate with this reverb are different to that of most normal reverb plugins, would highly recommend for pleasant, deep reverb shimmer sounds in atmospheric work.
I find it VERY easy to overuse this plugin in production; subtle hints of it in most tracks seems to just bring the whole project to life. I don't see it as a replacement for the octave-y reverb pedals I've come to know and love like the various Walrus reverbs (though I would argue it sonically outclasses the likes of Strymon), but it serves as a handy addition to a sound design toolkit to give projects the sparkle they might otherwise be lacking. Deceptively simple but brimming with weird and wonderful options, shoegazers to soundscapists to pop producers will find some use for this, and its low price point compared to hardware/stompbox alternatives is a huge plus.