recommended reverb plugin for post work on film?

CDM wrote on 3/5/2012, 2:04 PM
what do people out there like to use for emulating different environments while doing sound work for film. I have Waves RVerb and TrueVerb but have never really liked either. I have fiddled with Speakerphone a little. But what has a good user interface for good acoustical simulation?

thanks in advance!


JJKizak wrote on 3/5/2012, 2:18 PM
While Sony Sound Forge is not a plug-in it is integrated into VP11 and dumps your stuff right on the timeline as a take. A bit pricy just for ambients though.
Duncan H wrote on 3/5/2012, 2:25 PM
I'm no expert on sound, but for Internet productions, I use the free ambience plug in. Works for me, start with a preset then tweak away to your hearts content. Price is right. If interested, just google:'ambience VST'
farss wrote on 3/5/2012, 2:32 PM
Acoustic Mirror that ships with Sound Forge lets you take impulse recordings from a location and then apply them to a dry recording.

A copy of Audio Postproduction for Digital Video by Jay Rose although a book is not a bad investment for information about audio for film. It's quite old now but the principles remain the same.

Geoff_Wood wrote on 3/5/2012, 3:42 PM
I'll second Acoustic Mirror from SF, but may be a bit heavy CPU-wise to use multiple instances.

You can download impulses from many famous or generic real places, or make your own.

larry-peter wrote on 3/5/2012, 5:03 PM
You already have my favorite all-purpose ambient plugin, which is Trueverb, The interface is hard to get used to, but it's very powerful for creating a space where one doesn't exist. You don't say what type of environment you're wanting to create, or if you're trying to match an existing ambience. If this is for ADR, or matching close mics to distant mics in the same shot, you can't beat Acoustic Mirror, or another convolution reverb, You can almost always find something in the location track you can create an impulse file from. AM with existing impulse files will always give you a great sounding result, but I generally will go to Trueverb if I just want to quickly enhance the room sound.
John_Cline wrote on 3/5/2012, 5:04 PM
I'll add my recommendation of Acoustic Mirror. If you need to simulate different acoustic environments it works much better than a simple reverb plugin.
Steven Myers wrote on 3/5/2012, 5:58 PM
AM is great. If you want to get real picky, you can create your own impulses when you're on location.
Andy_L wrote on 3/5/2012, 6:48 PM
Erni wrote on 3/5/2012, 8:14 PM
I love Altiverb.
amendegw wrote on 3/6/2012, 4:56 AM
Ha! I hadn't looked at Acoustic Mirror for quite some time and this thread caused me to re-educate myself in its use. Who said those Sonic Foundry guys didn't have a sense of humor when they created the list of basic impulse files? JamesMadisonPark.mp3

...Jerry [still chuckling]