« A versatile reverb plug-in »Published on 06/28/12 at 15:31
Running in Ableton Live 8 on my MacBook Pro with a 2.7Ghz Intel Core i7 processor and 4GBs of RAM, Waves' TrueVerb is as smooth as clockwork, but worry not Windows users as this plug-in is cross compatible. Being fairly light with regards to overall CPU usage, it is stable and reliable even in situations where many other effects and VSTs are operating simultaneously. As far as performance is concerned, I give TrueVerb a thumbs up. Although it is not perfect for every scenario that I use reverb in, it certainly holds a high rank on my list of top Waves plug-ins and is certainly Waves' best reverb VST yet. I've had it for almost four months now and I certainly don't regret my purchase.
Overall Waves' TrueVerb is a must-have if you are a producer who is a fan of the Waves series and needs a reliable reverb plug-in. Despite the slight learning curve, TrueVerb has a fabulous sound and is not too demanding on your system or your patience. As far as price is concerned, you can pick this up in its Native version or the Mercury bundle deal. This is one of the few Waves plug-ins I wouldn't discourage picking up in its Native version. Originally $150, it is now on sale for $64 on the Waves website. Not a bad deal for such a versatile device, but probably still more bang for your buck if you get the Mercury bundle deal.