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Re: qualities of reverb

Hi Michael,

of course these early classics benefit enormously from the early digital
reverbs that were available back then. Brian Eno used the Lexicon 224 most
prominently on "The Pearl", plus some Eventide Harmonizer (probably the 
as I believe the 949 wasnīt available around that time).

I wouldnīt go for a vintage Lexicon today because it can be a hard piece of
work to get them fixed in case they break. A Dynacord DRP-20(X) is my 
weapon for getting these huge and airy reverbs at a decent price (oops, now
I gave away a secret...). The Dynacord is slightly noisy (hissy) but this
can be filtered out rather easily (RSP Hush 2000 does miracles). It does
"freeze" reverbs as well as various room simulations, and my tech told me
the Dynacord used exactly the same processor as the Lexicon PCM-70, just 
algorithms differed. In fact, I compared them, and I think the Lexicon
excels at smaller room ambiences while the Dynacord can sound really huge.
Adding a little external chorusing to the reverb (e. g. Roland Dimension D)
produces these lovely, blurred washes of reverb. Just awesome! The DRP-15 
the smaller 1U version of the 20 but I was told it sounds even better,
without that annoying hiss.

You might also want to give the Roland SRV-330 or Sony DPS-R7 a try. Very
underrated because they are *not* Lexicons...

Hope that helps,



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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Peters" <mp@mpeters.de>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:05 AM
Subject: qualities of reverb

> sometimes I love to listen to the dreamy music of Harold Budd, or Robin
> Guthrie (Cocteau Twins). Their pianos and guitars are often drenched in a
> very long and dense reverb that would put the Taj Mahal to shame - this
> reverb has a depth, richness, and aliveness that is lovely to listen to,
> is not the linear, cold, and boring reverb that comes out of my Nanoverb.
> How do they achieve that? it often doesn't sound as if they would simply
> echo or chorus to fatten the sound, it often seems to be nothing but
> Is it just a matter of using one expensive reverb unit? Are there reverb
> units which can create such a sound out of the box?
> I've put a Robin Guthrie sample here as an example:
> http://www.veloopity.de/temp/guthrie.mp3
> Michael www.michaelpeters.de