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What is your favourite convolution reverb preset for guitar?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Affair2k, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Affair2k

    Affair2k Member

    Aug 14, 2004
    Hi all, i have been using SIR's reverb for a few days and i am amazed of the quality of this reverb, i used to mix vocals or lead guitars with my lexicon mpx 500 but i have to say that i found reverbs that sound as good or even better than my real thing.

    Also Samplitude has a good amount of convolutive reverbs that sounds great, and i can even use my impulse library with it, anyway there seems to be a little bug with the room simulator so with my own library i prefer to use SIR.

    To convolution reverb users: Post your settings, wav impulses for guitars, vocals, drums etc...
  2. GaryNattrass

    GaryNattrass Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Lanchester Durham England
    I use a great british spring reverb which is stereo on my guitar tracks.
  3. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
  4. Bassomatic

    Bassomatic Silver Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    western ma

    (but not a long plate, usually.)

    Also some of the ambience/ER stuff works well. For the record, i'm not a big 'verb fan for electric guitar, in most cases.
  5. straticus

    straticus Member

    Sep 7, 2003
    Nevada City, Ca.
    I know plate reverbs are supposed to be a kind of "standard" for vocals and lots of other things but I don't care for them in general.

    Samps RS has tons of great verb sounds but I really like just using the impulses in the ambient folder.

    BC :)
  6. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    I'll use verb on electrics, but it really depends on the song.

    I am fond of some of the halls for electrics, but I only mix in a touch - like 3% wet.

    I tend to use more delays; again very very lightly.
  7. MichaelK

    MichaelK Member

    Jan 7, 2002
    Fort Mudge
    I bought a German spring reverb on eBay that sounds fantastic on guitar. I see one for sale on eBay now from the same guys who sold me mine:

    Spring reverb on eBay

    Suggestion: make sure the wall wart they include is correct for your country. They inadvertently shipped mine with a 220V wall wart, but they sent me the right one as soon as it came in. Good guys to deal with and a GREAT spring verb.

    The only minor hassle is that there's no power on/off switch. I keep mine in a 4-space rack with two similarly configured pieces connected to a power distributor, and turn on the whole rack as needed.

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