Best “Room” reverb pedal

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  1. paulbaribeau

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    I’ve been using the “space designer” plugin in Logic for years while recording but now I’m trying to do some non-computer based stuff. Any recommendations for the best sounding “room” reverb in a pedal?
     
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    I like the Room mode on the Boss RV-6. In this demo it's along about the 3:07 mark.
     
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    I'm gonna go with Red Panda Context. Its a great reverb pedal. Strymon is supposed to be stellar, but I have not tried their verb pedal...
     
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    • Strymon Blue Sky.
     
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    Has anyone tried Keeley's Abbey Chamber Verb?



    I'm interested in this for vocals.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. That Keeley pedal looks cool. The boss pedal just doesn’t seem like it has enough variability for the room sounds and the strymon might have too much for me. And the strymon is too expensive. I don’t know anything about Red Panda. Kind of wishing there was a totally room dedicated pedal. Like wall options, size, shape.
     
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    Ventris Dual Reverb. Yr welcome.
     
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    No joke.

    I have two presets that I use these days. Both swap to engine b with the option switch.

    1) a- Spring (modeled off my Ampeg) > b- Room
    2) a- Room > b-Big dumb space reverb.

    95% is on the room reverb though. It’s just about perfect at adding depth without getting in the way.
     
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    Room setting (in stereo) on the Hardwire RV7 / Digitech Polara is excellent.

    It's the secret ingredient in my headphones setup which I have been using for the past 5 years:

    Guitar-> Ge Fuzz Face -> EHX Holy Grail spring -> Joyo American Sound/AcTone/British -> Hardwire RV7 room stereo out-> Zoom Rhythmtrak -> headphones.
     
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    I’ve used the Strymon Big Sky, Dr. Scientist Atmosphere and the Source Audio Collider. They are all very good but the Collider is my favorite. It’s a Reverb/delay pedal but the Ventris use the same algorithms and is ‘verb only.
     
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    I second and love the Digitech Polara I was kind of skeptical as when I started playing digitech pretty much made cheap pedals aimed at the beginner/intermediate market but... man was I surprised the polara is a great reverb unit and all of its modes are very useable, it lets you select if you want the trail to continue after it’s turned off also.

    Apparently it has studio grade lexicon reverb which since learning about was what a bunch of pros used back in the day when a real reverb chamber wasn’t practical
     
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    The Source Audio engines are very, very detailed. The Ventris isn't cheap, but what is cheaper, especially used, is the True Spring, which I also owned. I think the True Spring is a Flint killer, but I'm going on a tangent...

    Here's why I mention it: you can program a True Spring preset with one of the Ventris' engines, including the impeccable room sound, and tweak every parameter you want, leaving your most desired burned to the knobs.
     
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    Yes! Hands down. Great pedal for everything from subtle to cavernous. My favorite reverb pedal.
     
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    I’ll recommend the Digitech Polara as well. I don’t care for the spring or shimmer (can’t remember what they call it) settings, but the hall, modulated, plate, and room are fantastic.
     
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    Every setting on the RV 6 is fantastic. I can't recommend it enough.
     
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    Yes, I acquired the Ventris and it’s an amazing Reverb Pedal. So many options, and that’s not even with the tone app.


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    I have just bought a fender marine layer reverb, I am impressed with it
     
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    This is what I ended up with. SST. Best of both worlds at a flip of a switch with trails option: IMG_4289.JPG
     
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    My two favourites on my TC HOF are Room and Plate.
     
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    The build quality, the dual chipset, and the engines are all very much well-thought out. I found out later how it was a crowd-source kind of creation from those nerds at the Gear Page (kidding, nerds). I’m a big 6G15 user, and the outboard engine is very close, even hitting it with something dynamic like a Timmy will make it splash a little. The room is realistic, and reverse/lo-fi are made for gazing. I’m ok with not using some engines at all, because this does what I want, and there’s lots of room to experiment/discover. After years of playing, it’s nice to find something that opens up the gray matter like when I first started out..
     
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