ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

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kanuck
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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by kanuck » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:24 am

3dot... wrote:wtf man? just get one already...seriously...
it's a 50$ plugin ffs
(and looks like Valhalla is a favorite)
haha, i completely understand what you're getting at.. but as a broke university student that barely makes enough to pay the rent (avoiding as much student loans as possible). I try to spend even $50 as best as i could.

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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by Press Enter » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:20 am

maybe you'd get more bang for buck out of an affordable convolution reverb, like Liquidsonics Reverberate ... http://www.liquidsonics.com/software_reverberate.htm

and all the impulse responses you can find on google.

Plus it would double as an amp/cabinet plugin (lots of those IRs found via google too), or any other gear/fx chains you could make custom Impulse Responses out of (or google).


Just a suggestion.


other than that demo VRoom & RP-Verb and let yo ears decide.

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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by Khazul » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:37 am

Demo them both - pretty sure they both have demos available.

You might find vahalla has a more appealing denser sound.
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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by 3dot... » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:01 pm

kanuck wrote:
3dot... wrote:wtf man? just get one already...seriously...
it's a 50$ plugin ffs
(and looks like Valhalla is a favorite)
haha, i completely understand what you're getting at.. but as a broke university student that barely makes enough to pay the rent (avoiding as much student loans as possible). I try to spend even $50 as best as i could.
hehe...in that case there are some EXCELLENT free ones..
or you can ..
get Valhalla already ...I'll vouch for it...
and besides..I'm pretty sure you can get your money back if you don't like..
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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by paulmaddox » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:56 pm

I have Breeze and Aether, and to be honest find Breeze getting more use these days just due to the speed you can get the sound you want. Haven't used RP-Verb though, so can't compare the two.

@Locojon - This is an annoying known issue (affecting both aether and breeze) , but easily resolved by using the VST rather than AU version :)

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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by twisted-space » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:05 pm

kanuck wrote:haha, i completely understand what you're getting at.. but as a broke university student that barely makes enough to pay the rent (avoiding as much student loans as possible). I try to spend even $50 as best as i could.

If $50 is a big deal try some of the better freebies,

http://magnus.smartelectronix.com/#Ambience Reverb
http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/ Reverbs and Delays
http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/vst-effects/ Epic Verb and Nasty DLA
http://www.liquidsonics.com/software_reverberate_le.htm Convolution Verb
http://www.vacuumsound.de/plugins.html Plate Reverb

More expensive /= better

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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by Evengy » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:41 pm

Aether is one of the best i ever heard. Live´s Reverb is good enough for adding space and creating effects.

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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by rydn » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:06 pm

Valhalla Room is excellent. It is one of the few plugins that I mess with and leave thinking, "well that sounds even better than I expected" rather than "good enough". Terrific value for $50.

One thing to keep in mind with it - the range of sounds Vroom can produce are pretty wide. The different algorithms all have a different character and the depth, pre-delay and high frequency early feedback to late feedback scale controls are powerful. There are tons of presents built in, but I had to do a little tweaking before I found the range of sounds that I really like.

I don't have any experience with RP-Verb to compare it to. I don't like the RP interfaces in general though - kind of hard to read.

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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by kanuck » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:33 pm

After some more testing I've come to the decision to pick up the Valhalla Room. And hopefully the shimmer soon after (So frickin sweet). Thanks for all the advice.

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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:11 pm

kanuck wrote:After some more testing I've come to the decision to pick up the Valhalla Room. And hopefully the shimmer soon after (So frickin sweet). Thanks for all the advice.
Probably a good idea, simply for the low cost and quality.

Press Enter made a good point that reverberate is also pretty cheap. I was going to say that for less than the price of RP-Verb, you could get Reverberate and ValhallaRoom (and also Shimmer for that matter!).

My main ones these days are Aether, ValhallaRoom and Reverberate actually. Live's verb still has it's place too. I've trashed it a fair bit, but on some sources it can be good, especially the eco mode.
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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by catalyst » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:04 pm

kanuck wrote:After some more testing I've come to the decision to pick up the Valhalla Room. And hopefully the shimmer soon after (So frickin sweet). Thanks for all the advice.
Great choice, Valhalla Room is indispensable for me. Remember to pick up the FreqEcho freebie if you haven't already it's great :)

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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by esky » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:17 pm

...and this http://www.valhalladsp.com/valhallaubermod is also coming soon...:-)

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Re: ValhallaRoom vs RP-Verb

Post by rydn » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:27 pm

esky wrote:...and this http://www.valhalladsp.com/valhallaubermod is also coming soon...:-)
Yeah I'm pumped about that. There are not a lot of great chorus plugs out there. The chorus is Zebra is pretty solid, but I always forget about Zebrify (effects and filters only version of Zebra that comes with it, if you don't know) for some reason.

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