Warm, Natural Reverb with some modulated/ambience

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  1. Ape2000

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    Catalinbread Talisman
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    Which of the above (or others?) Sound most warm and natural, but also have some ambient movement?
     
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    Neunaber Stereo WET on the soft scatter echo setting.
    If you want ambient movement, that is.
     
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    Ehx Cathedral, and Digitech polara.
     
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    When I read this title I immediately thought “Strymon Flint fits the bill perfectly”
     
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    I have all of those, but the first pedal that came to mind was the WET.
     
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    Certainly not the supernatural...not warm nor natural
     
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    Oxymoron, not?
     
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    Polara does the best modulation. Wish it had presets and midi
     
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    Mr. Black Supermoon
     
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    Walrus Fathom. Does modulated reverb like no other
     
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    Free the Tone Ambi Space
     
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    I love my Red Panda Context. It sounds very natural and is super versatile.
    Incidentally it did kick out my Polara out of my board, which was sounding very thin in comparison.
     
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  13. ThinPaperWings

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    Red Panda context is very warm. Tasteful modulation on the Cathedral setting (also sounds like there is some in the delay + reverb one).

    Meris Mercury 7 is also worth a look. It's not the simplest to tweak, but it does have great warmth and detail.

    Just keep in mind OP, as is already evidenced, by including (others?) in your post your are opening the door for everyone to recommend every reverb under the sun. Not that they wouldn't have anyway, but you gave them license ;).
     
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    I would advise that taking reverb pedal advice is a dangerous thing.

    Of all of the effects, getting the right reverb was the most difficult challenge for me. Warm and natural + ambient aren't necessarily always the same thing. The guitars and effects going into your pedal and the type of amp that you are playing REALLY matter. Some digital reverbs sound VERY digital to me (Strymon + Boss) while the Earthquaker effects don't, even though they are.

    You REALLY should go play reverb pedals before buying if you can. YouTube videos are least helpful with reverb.

    With that caveat, my favorite reverb for guitars is the Earthquaker Dispatch Master. I like it because it is clean, bright and seems transparent to me. I can run crazy, wobbly effects into it and it usually sounds great. My 2nd favorite, and my go to for keyboards usually, is the Death By Audio Reverberation Machine. This is dark and grimy, but also weirdly organic
     
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    Lots of good advice (and not just by way of recommendations). I'll take some time to reply to everyone; but, I do agree trying before buying with reverbs is crucial and that warm+natural and ambient/slightly modulated often don't add up.
     
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    I appreciate the sincere and candid advice there, and you're right. FWIW, the Dispatch Master was one of the first pedals I bought when I started down the rabbit hole years ago. But you're right that the instrument, amp, and other pedals onboard make a huge difference. I've had plenty of pieces of my rig that I love independently but found myself scratching my head once assembling.
     
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    Yeah, I should've opened with the caveat that I know everyone will recommend their faves hahaha. That said, the Meris is a pedal I want to love. I've had one twice. PHENOMENAL pedal. But if I have too many tweakable parameters, I get dismayed and know I can make bad sounds. It sounds great, but maybe a bit more Blade Runner than I'm going for. It's still a pedal I heartily recommend others.

    Good to know about the Context!
     
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    Yeah, to a degree. That's not lost on me. I guess I could verbalize what I'm going for more; or at least what I don't want. I love modulation but a lot of it can sound unnatural. And lots of verbs I love have a high end to them that I do not love.
     
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    So far, I will try and track down a WET, Context, and Polara to try out.
     
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    The Cathedral setting of the Context is worth having the pedal. All of the other types of reverb on it are icing on the cake.

    The only downside to the Context is that there's no expression pedal jack.
     
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