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Test: REFLECT Reverb (VST)



This is a "hearing test" of the
Algorithmic Reverb PlugIn "TSAR-1"
from www.virsyn.de

For any VST 3 / 2.4, AU and RTAS compatible host softaware, 32-Bit

It is for Win XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4/5/6
Syncrosoft-Key, Price: 169.- EUR

There are a lot of Parameters for creating just the room you want. But this may be not so easy for the first time because of the number of knobs...
No problem, the PlugIn comes with huge amount of factory presets which are good for using them directly or as a starting point. (Image on the right)

How to listen to the demos?

  • The voice shows the room in a good way, because we are used to judge a room with voices.
  • You can check the fade out of the reverb with the percussion instruments. If you have more echos than a natural tail than either the preset is bad or the reverb itself.
  • The Violin and the Accordion can nicly show the roomfeeling. Is the instrument removed from the reverb?
  • With the Organ you can check the naturalness of the fade out from the reverb (or if you want of the preset).
  • The Piano is a percussive instrument once more. How does the reverb fade out with the final note?

First, listen to the dry audio demo!
. . . . . . . . . . Voice - Toms - Drums - Marimba - Violin - Piccolo - Accordion - Organ - Piano

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    t_halltest_dry.mp3

Now you will hear the dry demo above with several Factory Presets.
I only adjusted the ratio "dry/wet" for getting a natural result...

Default, wet = 20%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    t_reflect_halltest_default.mp3

Jazz Hall, wet = 25%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    t_reflect_halltest_jazzhall.mp3

Chamber, wet = 24%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    t_reflect_halltest_chamber.mp3

Hansa Studio, wet = 25%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    t_reflect_halltest_hansa_studio.mp3

Acoustic Hall, wet = 34%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    t_reflect_halltest_acoustic_hall.mp3

Church Gothic, wet = 25%

  • Unbekannter KŁnstler:
    t_reflect_halltest_church_gothic.mp3

January 2011
This reverb produces different reverbs! REFLECT comes with a huge amount of factory presets. These presets are very usable or good as starting points. The sound of this reverb not as "removed" from the signal (original) as those of BREEZE and TSAR-1. So we doesn't get another nice "3D-reverb" with REFLECT. Further, The sound of the REFLECT isn't "warm" as we have it with BREEZE. Nevertheless most of the presets produce a natural sounding reverb. You also get a lot of "Ambiance-Presets" which could be very interesting in certain circumstances. The usage of CPU-Power is very moderate. So this is a product which seems to be well developed. Nevertheless I had some crashes with my 64-bit Cubase (Win). But maybe it is Cubase, which isn't able to handle this 32Bit VST- effect properly.

Summary

++ lots of factory presets
+ natural sounding reverb

+ good for creating own rooms
+ price



– not very CPU friendly
– warmth of the sound is a bit missing

– reverb seems not really removed from the original (signal)



Other Reverbs in Test:

TSAR-1 Reverb / BREEZE Reverb / EAReverb