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2013/05/05 17:52:01 (permalink)

Valhalla Room

I just picked this one up yesterday. I was tired of the illegible  Breverb GUI so I gave this one a go since most of you love it. I still have an old Boss RRV 10 reverb half rack thingy and it was the best reverb I ever used for my guitar rig. This Valhalla Room is the closest thing yet. What a great reverb!!! The gui is pretty good. I can manage it well. Hopefully I'll find out it has skins for an even easier gui.

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    clintmartin
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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 19:10:16 (permalink)
    I've been thinking about getting CSR from IK. How do you guys setup Breverb for vocals? I can't find anything I like too much. I'm trying Hall medium hall at -14...its ok. I have Line 6 elements, but I haven't messed with the reverb much. Let me know how you like Valhalla as you get more into it.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 20:03:01 (permalink)
    I am very interested in what you think of Valhalla.  I only have the reverbs that have come with Sonar.  I have been using Breverb since receiving it, but it always sounds a little harsh to me, for a lack of a better description. Basically, as Clint mentions, on vocals especially, I am just not satisfied with Breverb, unless I turn the wet down until reverb is barely noticeable.  

    Every forum that I frequent, Valhalla always gets rave reviews.  

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 20:24:56 (permalink)


    I like the contextual hot tip help and the "mix" lock/unlock feature seems great.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 20:33:47 (permalink)
    The Valhalla plugins have demo versions. Check them out http://www.valhalladsp.com/
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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 20:39:09 (permalink)
    As far as I'm concerned, Valhalla Room is one of the best reverbs out there - if I could only own one, that would be the one. For $50, it's the bargain of the century. There is a demo, btw.

    A good impulse-based one like Logic's Space Designer (or McDSP Revalver if I'm working in Pro Tools), Valhalla, Lexicon and IK's CSR on certain things - that's all I need.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 20:53:19 (permalink)
    I use Valhalla all the time... incredible bargain!!  Sonic clarity and quality is so nice.   I've never met anyone who didn't like it.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 21:01:26 (permalink)
    I've had a chance to use Valhalla on a vocal track. It is extremely smooth. There is a spot where I increase the send level for a really wet effect and I have to say it beats Breverb hands down. The tails are so smooth and it sounds really lush.

    I was able to use Breverb but the gui is hard to see and you had to be careful with the amount of reverb. It never sounded right with to much.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 22:19:58 (permalink)
    To me, it is the best sounding reverb I own. The depth and sense of space/atmosphere is really what I like most about it. I still use other verbs but my bread and butter one is Valhalla Room.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 22:46:27 (permalink)
    Does Valhalla room have a plate or hall settings also?

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 22:52:59 (permalink)
    Yes, you get all the presets in the demo. So does the ValhallaVintageVerb, try them both.
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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/05 22:53:50 (permalink)
    Both V.Room & Vintage Verb are very good.

    I had a bunch of songs already done and I went back and replaced the verbs with one of the Valhallas.
    Actually ended up using VVV more than VRoom.  

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 03:52:23 (permalink)
    Valhalla Room is definalty my go to reverb and V3 and ubermod are also on my to buy list having demoed them.
     
    Freeecho is also a great free delay effect that even not using the shift option gives great delays.
     
    I have used lots of different ones including Breverb, Waves IR, True verb etc
     
    Vallhalla though is always first choice. The depth of controls, amount of options and great sound mean it would be great at a higher price but at $50 it is one of the best if not the best value plugin out there.
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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 07:40:18 (permalink)
    I have both Valhalla reverbs and of late I have been using the Vintage more than room - However either one is my go to reverb - I have and used to use Arts Acoustic but there have been issues with that of late so Valhalla has taken over for me.
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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 08:01:39 (permalink)
    I will look up Valhalla as well, thanks for the tip. I've never been satisfied with any reverb that I've used. I did quite like Altiverb but that one sadly is out of my league.

    Breverb is pure crap if you ask me. I dont like it at all. I bought the bundle with TH2 and Breverb. Mainly because of TH2 but after my tests I dont think I ever will use Breverb again. To my ears it sounds cheap and harsh.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 08:04:42 (permalink)


    Make sure you read the Valhalla blogs about what ever reverb you are interested in.

    The explanations really add value to the experience of using the dsp.


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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 08:09:07 (permalink)
    I just got VVV, I must say it is wonderful. Lots of excellent presets and good on any instrument/vocal. Room sounded good, but I think Vintage is a lot more flexible. Don't think I'll be using CSR much anymore.
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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 08:17:59 (permalink)
    If you are looking for a low cost reverb, you won't find better then Valhalla...

    If you are looking for a really good reverb in the middle price range there are a lot of choices..

    These are in my order of preference

    112db - Redline Reverb - $150 - sits in a mix really really nicely and sounds very close to hardware.
    Lexicon LXP - It's the sound...lush, warm, and inviting - can be had for about $130 or
                        you can get Lexicon MPX for about $65
    2C Audio - Aether, Breeze, B2 -  very nice reverbs
    PSP Easyverb is a nice verb for about $60

    I've heard great things about Phoenix, but haven't demo'd it yet..it's about $200

    There are a lot of really decent FREEVERBS out there also...

    It's all a matter of preference....and the sound YOU are looking for...

    And I agree completely about Breverb...I don't use it at all...if you want to do a whole lot of adjustments you can get an ok sound out of it...but, to me, it's too "metalic" and cheap sounding.

    Bang for buck...you won't do better then Valhalla IMHO...but that's just my opinion...
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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 08:27:10 (permalink)


    "Lexicon PCM - It's the sound...lush, warm, and inviting - can be had for about $130"


    Tell me more.. I thought $389 was a good price for PCM.


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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 10:59:21 (permalink)
    I recently pulled up an old project and was impressed with how nice the reverb sounded in it. Knowing it dated from way before VR's existence, I looked to see what I'd used that sounded so great. It was the Sonitus Reverb.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 12:29:48 (permalink)
    mike_mccue


    "Lexicon PCM - It's the sound...lush, warm, and inviting - can be had for about $130"


    Tell me more.. I thought $389 was a good price for PCM.


    Thanks.




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    Oops...my bad Mike.....that was supposed to be LXP....best price I've seen for PCM is at Plugin Discounts @$389

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 12:36:08 (permalink)

    I thought I got lucky. :-)

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 15:15:58 (permalink)
    Just tried the demo of Vallhalla room. I'm using the 64 bit version under win8 64 bit. I had some weird results here. The first presets sounded fine but then it started to sound really werid. With all the praise I've read in this forum something must be wrong. Will do more testing.. Anyone else had problems?

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 17:21:48 (permalink)
    Really weird? Are you sure you didn't download UberMod by mistake? :)



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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/06 21:31:49 (permalink)
    I think I'm liking the V3 best... I gotta give these a longer test run before I choose though.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/07 05:09:20 (permalink)
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    Just tried the demo of Vallhalla room. I'm using the 64 bit version under win8 64 bit. I had some weird results here. The first presets sounded fine but then it started to sound really werid. With all the praise I've read in this forum something must be wrong. Will do more testing.. Anyone else had problems?

    /M

    Having read this I double checked my version of Valhalla Room.  I also downloaded the last update to v1.1 (I was still on v1.09 for some reason).  I played with it for an hour and must say it is smooth and no weirdness at all; however, I am using Win7 64 if that makes any difference.  For $50 it was definitely a good investment.  No regrets buying it over a year ago.  You might try to redownload to make sure it installed correctly.  
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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/07 19:44:04 (permalink)
    I caved again. I bought Valhalla Vintage reverb. I liked it best on what I tested. I would still like to have Valhalla room and CSR at some point, but it's nice to have at least one of these reverbs in the tool box.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/08 09:54:07 (permalink)
    Have both VRoom and VVV. +111 for VVV! Havent open Room since i got Vintage.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/19 00:50:41 (permalink)
    I tried the demo and I'm sold. Bought it today. I never liked Breverb, it just doesn't sound good to me. ValhallaRoom will be my first go to verb now. It's a great sounding reverb. I also downloaded the free FreqEcho and it's very usefull. Good stuff. I'm sure to have them all at some point.

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    Re:Valhalla Room 2013/05/20 00:01:24 (permalink)
     Yea I don't much like the look or sound of Breverb myself, I always thought TC's native M40 would make a lovely PC module



    You can get theM30  Hall for $39. TBH, I like M40 better than Breverb or any of the Vahalla demos I've tried.

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