« Crazy versatile reverb »Publié le 08/01/11 à 22:14
Waves has a well known reputation for having some of the best and most stable plugins ever to have graced the music software industry. This plugin is just like every other Waves plugin out there -- it's rock solid. The main issue I have with this plugin is that it's 32 bit. Logic and OS X are now fully 64 bit, and to utilize this plugin, a 32 bit bridge is needed. I'd like to see these plugins move towards 64 bit in the next update. It would alienate some of the older hardware users, but I have a feeling most people would upgrade their hardware to utilize these plugins. The other issue is that it can take up quite a bit of memory when in full CPU mode. I have a Mac Pro, so it's never a huge issue for me. However, others might run into trouble. Thankfully, they have a switch to allow you to select full or low CPU mode.
This plugin is so complex that it can be a bit overwhelming. I usually just want to create a basic reverb, but I tend to get tweaking syndrome with this thing. There's so much going on that I can't stop messing with what I have. Definitely try it if you're a tweaking fan, but if you need something that sounds great with less clutter, check out the IR-L.