These programs have been a revelation for me. I've never been a big fan of reverb (although Nebula reverbs changed this to some extent). Consequently my mixes have always been quite dry and lacked the soundstage positioning aspect. And I'm not saying that this has been completely solved (I'm still learning) but TOL has really brought me into the world of soundstage.
When mixing dry sources I have always found it difficult to place a source back in a mix so that you can still hear it but so that it isn't poking you in the eye. ITB reverbs and even nebulised hardware units never really clicked but the idea of positioning something in a space is so natural. For the most part when you pick the appropriate depth and angle for a source you don't even notice these programs so much. The source just sits properly in the mix. It's not like everything in the mix will need it either, the contrast between dry and room really give the mix some depth.
Anyway, just a quick note for people who are soundstage challenged like me. It may sound like an advertorial but even the demo program will allow you to check this out.
Next to CDsoundmasters Producer's Pack 2 these are indispensable. I do mainly electronic composition and there is a certain 'sound' for people to constantly grab digital algorithmic based reverbs in the various styles of composition. I have to say there is NOTHING better even with a pure electronic composition than a 'real' room.
Between this and PP2, HUGE gains in sonic quality and with these I'm more able to accurately translate my musical ideas from pen to playback.
The more I set my mixing chains like more natural studio session the better my compositions sound.
IE instrument in a 'room', hall or other space, recorded through pre-amps, through a board, to tape, and so forth.
This program makes things electronic compositions believable, real, natural and organic.
Fantastic job, and can not recommend these enough along side the verbs in CDSM PP2.