Reverb is by far the most complex of calculations in audio production, and only the highest quality of algorithms provide the smooth tail required for accurate room modelling. I run several reverb devices in my system at "ToKwerX" but the latest addition is the DreamVerb from UAD.
I am currently mixing a jazz album featuring a real 9 foot grand piano, double bass, female vocal, drums, guitar and alto saxophone. The ability to create lush, rich reverbs without swallowing definition is by far the first noticeable difference with this processor.
I happily use it alongside TL Space with real Impulse Responses from acoustic spaces and the comparative sound quality is wonderful. Note though the TL Space takes up several TDM chips to render the sounds I prefer. The DreamVerb lets me dig a lot deeper and without the processing appetite, fine tuning elements of not just decay but room shape and diffusive materials within that room. Add to this an ability to blend or "morph" these elements and I struggle to find a reverb processor that gives me such control whilst still sounding natural.
Rich and clear, unobtrusive and above all - natural. DreamVerb is a wonderful addition to my choices of reverbs. P.S. Haven't actually used another processor since getting this one.
I likeit a lot but it's a little CPU intensive for my G5 so I don't use it much.
DreamVerb has given me a tool to inflict a sense of depth, space and clarity to my mixes without having to go further than it's brilliant presets.
I find the presets very useble both within themselves and as a startingpoint to create my own user patches.
All parameters are easy and fast to use, very comprehendable and are extremely intuitive.
The graphic layout displays all info that I need to make quick decisions.
This is important to me because I need the workflow to be fast and intuitive or else I get stuck in parameters and in making numerical decicions instead of letting my ears be the determinators.
Job well done, UA!
I bought it on special. I can never seem to have enough options when it comes to reverb. I found the UI to be rather awful looking, but really quite usable. After 30 or so minutes of playing around I decided this goes into the useful pile.
States that are felt to use space-based plug-ins.
But this is intuitive, and the character is obvious.
Works great on vocals! Gives a nice and clean verb!
The little that I've worked with this plugin so far has me excited to be adding it to my arsenal even more. I like all the fine tuning options this plugin allows. The ability to use different materials, and spaces makes it very useful to create a new space, or add to the space that was already captured in the recording.
I been looking for a really good reverb for a while something that can do a variety of things. I make a lot of electronic music so I'm not always looking realistic but i needed something that can be flexible. I would say this reverb is FLEXIBLE going from subtle to really brash in seconds. Im still learning this reverb as the interface isn't exactly traditional but its not hard to follow neither.
The one niggle i have to get used to is the verb density something |'m not used to as it can be very lush almost too much but once again over time ill master and use this to my advantage. Excellent purchase & already reaping the rewards. As a logic user Space Designer is cool however there is a massive difference between convolution & synthesized.
The same character as RealVerb pro with more options and different useful presets.
An interesting plug-in in your Reverb arsenal.
I love this reverb it gives a new level of visual control to coloring the sound I am get to mix. I feel that the ability to use many different surfaces that may not be easily created in the real world is an amazing twist to the world of sound. It's my go to reverb for most everything.
So far so good. Loving in for "natural" room sounds.
Can sound very nice with tweaking. Can be used for interesting effects. You can change room and surface sounds right in the middle of, say, a solo, change them drastically, with automation.
Ok i like it, this one and the Plate 140. Useful and clear.
One of the few plug-ins that inspire me because of its colourful user-interface. Rather the one I use for "special" audio fx than regular work like improving vocals (EMT250 is my fave there). Try it for making a synth lead outstanding, or any other "I need something different" occasion.
i have always found this one super handy for the big cpu charge mixes or 100+ track mixes. i really needed a quality, nicely tridimensional, dsp loadable reverb.
I have been using dreamverb for the past 3 monts, and I find it to be a very powerfull tool for creating spaces and ambience, it has got depth of control parameters and room shaping and it sounds pretty nice too!
One of my favorites reverbs. It is so useful on drum, percussions and plug sounds. Love the easy way to set the distance of the reverb. Overall a very useful reverb, easy to handle with nice included presets.
Only the GUI is a little bit to colorful.
Sounds large and deep. Its not the best part of UAD-1 (thats the Pultec), but I use it much - because I like it. No more metallic reverbs in my computer :-)
Impressive results can be obtained with this baby, but overall, it's more an upgrade of the RealVerb Pro than a different reverb unit.
It has the same color, the same parameters to play with and a different look.
The differences are 5 band EQ instead of 3, 3 choices of material instead of two... The rest is the same.
In terms of DSP usage, it's pretty much the same.
So, sure, you can get more different results. But the Realverb Pro is close enough to prevent you from buying this one.