Mixing/mastering studio Submersible Studios created this audio comparison of several cheap, but high-quality software audio reverbs.
The audio comparison includes two from VallhallaDSP, AudioDamage’s Eos, and the stock Logic Platinumverb (and the convolution ‘verb Space Designer for comparison). The audio embed includes tags that indicate the individual reverb and setting.
They note, “Frankly, any one of these plugins are kind of ludicrously well-valued at $50. They hold their own against more expensive products and even sampled reverbs. This does raise the question of just what you’re getting when you spend $200 for an algorithmic reverb plugin. The cynic in me thinks the name on the badge is an extra $100 right there.”
Check out the audio examples and let us know what you think! Can these inexpensive reverbs hold their own against more expensive alternatives?