Music Composers Unite!
I've only read a couple of lines here so I'll be brief.
Go learn a lot more about this before putting yourself up as an expert.
Nice article and a good subject to discuss.
Unfortunately, even Altiverb doesn't work quite as easily as you might imagine. Most people using it don't use the stage placement feature. Honestly there still isn't an easy way to do this that doesn't require a fair amount of fiddling around with levels, reverb settings and EQ. I haven't had a chance to check out MIR from VSL yet but that promises to make life incredibly easy for people trying to do this.
Also while some of the ERs are coming from the back wall (which would probably give the strings a pre-delay of around 40-50ms) we are also getting early reflections from both the side walls and the floor which arrive a lot earlier. So what does this mean? Well either you can use two different ERs for the strings or you can just do it by ear which I think it still what most of us do.
At the moment algorithmic reverb (I assume meaning 'with the properties of Al Gore') is coming back into popularity again and convolutions seem to be getting less popular.
... and while Altiverb may seem a tad expensive, remember that a Bricasti M7 is around 3 times that price.
Just out of interest, there is a set of Britcasti M7 impulses available (for free! - although you can donate to the developer if you wish) from -
I've been playing around with them for a short time in conjunction with Reverberate, and they sound pretty good. Simon - Thanks for putting the chart up - Reverb to me seems to be a black art, and any extra info is always welcome!
Very interesting concept you have laid out. Do you have any produced examples of this concept in practice? Though making sample-based performance slightly more realistic, I can't imagine this making any more than a negligible difference in the performance. Definitely a solid attempt at reaching towards a live performance.
Hold on, Phillip
I forgot to attach the .mp3
It sounds absolutely dreadful to my ears so if I'm in the minority as in past examples I have proved to be, then let me say...... I give in right here right now. I'll transport myself back into the real world out of this cyberspace hell.