Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

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meloco_go
KVRian
693 posts since 21 Sep, 2008

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:03 am

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:53 am
Note: I don't claim to be good at programming reverbs so your mileage may vary of course.
I guess it's a taste thing mostly. It's funny how one's preferences towards the verbs may differ from others.
What I enjoy is how adjustable Sonsig is.

rasmusklump
KVRian
921 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:09 am

What sold me on this reverb were the small spaces and rooms on drums especially...

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4damind
KVRAF
4887 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:38 am

For me ValhallaPlate works better for very small "spaces" (I used to use the UAD EMT 140 for this). Here Sonsig couldn't convince me.

Digivolt
KVRian
638 posts since 21 Nov, 2018

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:51 pm

meloco_go wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:03 am
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:53 am
Note: I don't claim to be good at programming reverbs so your mileage may vary of course.
I guess it's a taste thing mostly. It's funny how one's preferences towards the verbs may differ from others.
What I enjoy is how adjustable Sonsig is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM02GXXeHH0

It really is down to taste, I find it interesting the remarks they make on the verbs before they do the test when they know which one is being played vs what they actually chose in the shootout

HcDoom
KVRian
1158 posts since 18 Feb, 2012

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:21 pm

Sonsig is mighty fine reverb, but honestly, nothing that you cant achieve with other quality reverbs as valhalla, lexicon, r4, breeze, etc. If you dont have any of these, than you cant go wrong if you choose sonsig!

meloco_go
KVRian
693 posts since 21 Sep, 2008

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:38 pm

HcDoom wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:21 pm
Sonsig is mighty fine reverb, but honestly, nothing that you cant achieve with other quality reverbs as valhalla, lexicon, r4, breeze, etc. If you dont have any of these, than you cant go wrong if you choose sonsig!
Can't go wrong with Sonsig if you already have those, either. Not that you HAVE to have any particular reverb to produce a great mix.

Did anybody tried short verb/long predelay on Sonsig I mentioned earlier? I'm in love with this setting on acoustic guitar.

SteveWZ
KVRian
983 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:25 am

The real test of any reverb is not how it sounds on a single track when recording but how it sounds on a complete mix when done.

This is the true test.

So many reverbs end up sounding "flat" when mixed down and lack character.

Doing a complete mix with a new reverb is always the best way to know how it will stand up in the mix.

SteveWZ
KVRian
983 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:08 am

Here is a free vocal preset for anyone who would like it.

Audio:

https://soundcloud.com/synth-presets-co ... nsig-rev-a

Settings:

Time: 2.13 Secs
Size: 7
Pre Delay: 20ms
Brightness: 6
Hi Decay: 4
Ensemble: 2
Diffusion: 4
Tilt: 1
Low Tilt: 1
Character: 2
Model: 224
Wet: 100
Width: 75%

mididim
KVRer
3 posts since 16 Jul, 2019

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:33 pm

SteveWZ wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:25 am
The real test of any reverb is not how it sounds on a single track when recording but how it sounds on a complete mix when done.

This is the true test.

So many reverbs end up sounding "flat" when mixed down and lack character.

Doing a complete mix with a new reverb is always the best way to know how it will stand up in the mix.
Do you have your list of proved top ITB Reverbs that are not ruining mix, but enhances it and stacks well ?
Just interesting.

perfumer
KVRian
577 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:08 am

mididim wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:33 pm
SteveWZ wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:25 am
The real test of any reverb is not how it sounds on a single track when recording but how it sounds on a complete mix when done.

This is the true test.

So many reverbs end up sounding "flat" when mixed down and lack character.

Doing a complete mix with a new reverb is always the best way to know how it will stand up in the mix.
Do you have your list of proved top ITB Reverbs that are not ruining mix, but enhances it and stacks well ?
Just interesting.
He's just talking out of his ass, you'd better direct your curiosity elsewhere.

SteveWZ
KVRian
983 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:47 am

mididim wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:33 pm
SteveWZ wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:25 am
The real test of any reverb is not how it sounds on a single track when recording but how it sounds on a complete mix when done.

This is the true test.

So many reverbs end up sounding "flat" when mixed down and lack character.

Doing a complete mix with a new reverb is always the best way to know how it will stand up in the mix.
Do you have your list of proved top ITB Reverbs that are not ruining mix, but enhances it and stacks well ?
Just interesting.
Reverb has been a passion of mine for many years since owning the first of many hardware reverbs.

Having run and worked in several studios for decades, I have had the experience of testing a long list of hardware and software verbs side by side and continue to do that test with new reverbs.

Needless to say, I have my favorites for various musical styles, productions and projects.

In the world of hardware, favorites include:

Bricasti, Lexicon, TC Electronic, Eventide.

But this is about software reverb and without writing a muti page dissertation on the topic I will mentioned a handful of software reverbs that I tend to use the most, depending on the project.

Relab reverbs (all), the Lexicon plugins (still great), UAD has several I like and regularly use, LiquidSonics (underrated), Impulse Responses (love and hate relationship), Valhalla (from time to time), Blackhole (on ambient and spacey stuff, cool for automating), Acon Digital (the newest), Pro-R (good for more acoustic stuff), HD Cart (another underrated), Zynaptiq (full of personality).

These are by no means the only reverbs I use but they are ones that I continue to find stand up well in the mix and continue to have good results with.

There are others I like but that dont get used as much.

This is an on going topic for me that tends to change over time as new verbs are released.

More and more, good reverbs get released, you can never have too many reverbs. :)

mididim
KVRer
3 posts since 16 Jul, 2019

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:49 pm

True, never too many.
Trialing Sonsig right now.
I have some reverbs to compare with.
Including altiverb, vss, lex, R4, B2, valhalla, ebony, lx480.
Some presets on sonsig sounds similar in quality to lx480, but overall it holds very well against the bests. And plenty of quality presets out of the box coupled with simple gui makes it an easy choice with pro sound, no matter which task...Really good, wide Soundstage and depth.
I'm thinked I'm done with reverbs...

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MadDogE134
KVRist
289 posts since 26 Nov, 2007

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:06 pm

i am a reverb whore... i am weak and i ditch rehab regularly

AudioAlien
KVRist
81 posts since 22 Apr, 2019

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:19 pm

MadDogE134 wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:06 pm
i am a reverb whore... i am weak and i ditch rehab regularly
But resistance is futile.....

AudioAlien
KVRist
81 posts since 22 Apr, 2019

Re: Relab Sonsig Rev-A Reverb

Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:21 pm

mididim wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:49 pm
... an easy choice with pro sound, no matter which task...Really good, wide Soundstage and depth.
I'm thinked I'm done with reverbs...
Done with reverbs, its a work in progress.

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