cactuseskimo wrote:Well, a little update. I purchased the Theatre of Life and VNXT plate. The plate seems nice - sounds like a plate I guess . . .
The Theatre of Life is cool, but it's hard to control. Even a minimum mic depth, it can be too much reverb, and although it sounds cool on some instruments, it is pretty much unusable on vocals adding a weird nasally quality to everything.
Just my two cents. I'm thinking of going back to IR's for the most part because I love real spaces, echo chambers, etc., and unfortunately I don't think Nebula has enough dedicated libraries yet.
did you put it as an insert? after my first tests, i went for using it on aux-busses, as they have no mix-parameter, to dial in the amount of room i like. you can control the programs a bit, when you shorten the kernel-length on the kernelpage, which is in fact shortening the reverb tail, experiment with fade too.
the interpolation in the distance and angle parameter is sometimes a bit wrong, so maybe keep it in the nearest or farest position.
one setup i use sometimes is: two aux busses, one instance of the same rh-program on each, level of the two busses the same. set one angle to full left-position, the other to full right and adjust the sends of your tracks to taste. this way you can get a pretty good stereo-picture.
maybe you get more out of it this way.
system 1: windows 8 32 bit - samplitude prox/x3, tracktion6/7, reaper system 2: mac osx yosemite - reaper(32+64bit), tracktion6/7(32+64bit)
both systems on: macbook pro (late 2009), core 2 duo 3,06 ghz, 4 gb ram, graphic: nvidia geforce 9600M GT 512 MB
I've been trying to sample some reverbs lately, but the resulting presets generate a lot of crackling/noises. The same issues happen with commercial 3rd party reverbs that I've tested (easily audible using the VTT).
Changing the "GUI RATE" and "RATE CNV" parameters didn't help (nor did updating Nebula). I'm wondering if someone has more tips about how to get reverbs to work properly.