Waves Renaissance Reverb
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Waves Renaissance Reverb

Renaissance Reverb, Software algorithmic reverb from Waves in the Renaissance series.

Hatsubai 07/20/2011

Waves Renaissance Reverb : Hatsubai's user review

« Fairly nice digital reverb »
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Reverb is probably one of my favorite effects to really add depth to a mix. It's been a staple of the 80s LA studios, and it's works awesome on clean passages. This is a pretty powerful plugin, and there are a good amount of options. To me, this has just about the right amount of options without getting too out of hand. The plugin has the following features: damping controls for low frequency, low ratio, high ratio, high frequency, frequency band marker graphic per band and ratio, reverb types (hall 1, hall 2, room, chamber, church, plate 1, plate 2, reverse, gated, non-linear, echoverb and resoverb), decorrelation variation, EQ controls for low frequency/low gain, high frequency/high gain, band markers, pre-delay, time, size, diffusion, decay, reflections, wet/dry, gain and more. It's a pretty complex plugin, so if you never used something like this before, I recommend trying to either read the manual or finding some tutorials online. To use it, simply enable it on whatever buss you want to have reverb. I usually end up using some sort of Aux Buss and mixing it in.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I've been using the Mercury bundle for half a year or so now, and it's been awesome. I've never experienced a single crash or issue with any of these plugins, including this one. No matter how many plugins I tend to load, my machine still keeps chugging along. The plugin itself is cross platform compatible, so nearly anybody can use this on his or her favorite machine. Personally, I'm a Mac user, so I'm using OS X on a Mac Pro with Logic Pro. There is one issue that I've been having, however. For the OS X users out there, this plugin is a 32 bit plugin. That means that your DAW will need to utilize a special bridge application for this to work inside your 64 bit DAW. It's not a huge deal, but it can be a bit of a pain, depending on how your particular DAW handles the 32 bit conversion.

OVERALL OPINION

I've used this with success very many times. In fact, I use this quite a bit for my more 80s-esque mixes. It adds some great depth to your mix, and you can get that awesome 80s LA studio tone with this plugin. Don't be afraid to use it on things like drums and other instruments where you might not think to use it on. It can really open up a mix and make it fatter. Just be sure not to overuse it.