Eventide SP2016 Reverb - Is it a good plug-in?

Discussion in 'Mixing, Post-Production, and Effects' started by pfmusic, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. pfmusic

    pfmusic Active Member

    Feb 9, 2017
    I've got a few reverb plug-ins from Valhalla and other bits here and there.

    Saw a few comments about this new plug-in from Eventide but would love to hear if it's a worthwhile inclusion?

  2. al_net77

    al_net77 Active Member

    Oct 2, 2017
    IMHO yes, very clean sound and quality. And for 70$ is quite a no-brainer...
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  3. Sanlky

    Sanlky Member

    Dec 15, 2014
    It is good, it doesnt sound like the original hardware, since it had converters which make it sound "vintage", and the plug in dont have that vintage nice sounding.

    I generally use it when i need an instrument to be placed back on the mix, and EQ its not enough, also if you want to emulate what happens on the back of the room, its quite helpful, since it doesnt consume much CPU you can use many instance to place in different places of the room, few plug ins accomplish this good, but for me, for percussions, brasses, Harps tends to benefit a lot from this plug in. Its how you mix it, this plug in could be useful or useless since it doesnt sounds awesome as many other plug ins, but it do great what it does, i got mine on an eventide sale and worth every penny.
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  4. tmhuud

    tmhuud Brown Belt

    Nov 19, 2006
    It’s in my top 20
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  5. storyteller

    storyteller Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2015
    Haha. Ranked behind, which ones may I ask (reverbs specifically)?
  6. wst3

    wst3 my office these days

    Apr 2, 2010
    Pottstown, PA
    I was fortunate enough to use an Eventide Princeton 2016 a long time ago. At the time it was one of my favorite reverbs. When Eventide released the 2016 Room I grabbed it. And it gets a lot of use, alongside reverb plugins from Exponential Audio, Valhalla, Liquidsonics, UA, and others. No one reverb (yet) covers all the bases.

    At the intro price this is a steal! It just sounds great!
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  7. tmhuud

    tmhuud Brown Belt

    Nov 19, 2006
    Off the top of my head, here are a few:
    Bricasti M7 (ignore if you weren't interested in hardware being ranked)
    Space Designer (because I know it better than anything else and it does some other really fucked up things tempo related that you can spend hours getting lost on.
    Seventh Heaven
    LEXi Bundle- Random Hall
    Vienna Suite (Convo) - Something really special
    Valhalla Vintage Verb
    UAD EMT 140
    2CAudio Ether
    Eventide2016 (I have to confess though I use this mostly in a plugin chain with 5 or so other plugins (some delays, eq's and other reverbs) I think Alan Meyerson showed me this setup. I use it to bring a really special spacial sound to solo winds. Its sheer magic and if you take the 2016 out of the chain it all falls apart.
    Fabfiler PRO-R
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  8. gsilbers

    gsilbers Part of Pulsesetter-Sounds.com

    Oct 5, 2008
    Los Angeles
    not sure if its the same or if it maters in this context but it also has the position slider which is soemthing alan mayerson uses to push back instruments that are too close or harsh sounding.

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  9. Henu

    Henu Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2017
    I got so annoyed with always hunting for a reverb that's "best bang for buck" or using impulses that are just too static, that I ended up buying the whole Lexicon PCM bundle last week. Right now it feels one of the best investments I've done for a long time!
  10. lumcas

    lumcas Active Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    To the OP

    Don't want to sound like a broken record, but there's a 30 day fully functional demo for any Eventide plugin.
    Don't be lazy and grab it here...:)


    That will be worth more than any advice or a thousand reviews. We cannot try before buy majority of Kontakt libraries, but now it's your turn and I mean it in a good way. In 30 minutes you will know ins and outs, the sound, GUI and will be able to judge for yourself.

    I can tell you I like it a lot (and I like the old one too and the upgrade price is a no brainer, game changer, whatever) but no one can tell you if it's a worthwhile inclusion for YOU.
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  11. OP

    pfmusic Active Member

    Feb 9, 2017
    Thanks, going to buy this. :)
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  12. Sanlky

    Sanlky Member

    Dec 15, 2014
    Today i realized there was an update to 2016 which its called SP2016.

    Fortunetly, i was still on time, all i said before was for the previous version. The only thing i have to say, the update is amazing. At first it conserver original character, faders are far more confortable than those old knobs, and fast to set a value. 2016 only had one program(if it had more someone tell me because never found them). SP2016 has 6 programs/algorythms, and its far more versatil than before, i would say its now one of my firsts choice on Synth, i will have to do a lot more to know it better :) but the 30usd upgrade was worth it.
  13. Divico

    Divico Senior Member

    How would you compare this to Valhalla Room ?
  14. ThomasL

    ThomasL Senior Member

    I would say it's the opposite, Valhalla Room excels at looooong tails while I feel the strength in sp2016 is in the shorter reverbs.

    Just my thoughts of course.
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  15. Sanlky

    Sanlky Member

    Dec 15, 2014
    Algorithms are so different to compare. But they can complement each other.
  16. JanR

    JanR Senior Member

    Has anyone compared the new SP2016 with the Stereo Room 2016 when doing this Alan Meyerson trick? I was planning to get the Stereo Room for that, but if the new sp2016 has the exact same algorhythm and sounds exactly the same when doing the same trick I’ll go for the new one since its on sale now.
    My Stereo Room trial has expireren like a year ago so I cant compare the two at the moment..
  17. Sanlky

    Sanlky Member

    Dec 15, 2014
    It sounds the same, it just have -3db peak differences in volume. It also has 5 more algorythms you can try, far more versatil. Anyways i think Chroma from Logic can do the same trick, didnt try yet.
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  18. Francis Bourre

    Francis Bourre Member

    Apr 26, 2018
  19. JanR

    JanR Senior Member

    Thanks for the reply, just bought the SP while it is still on discount! So putting the output to +3db should make it identical with the old stereo room 2016 algorhythm?
    Chroma has a distance knob but I dont likt the sound of Chroma, too boxy and metallic sound. And I switched to Qubase so cant use that anyway.
  20. Sanlky

    Sanlky Member

    Dec 15, 2014
    Not necessary, peak-3db difference, it may have some compression previous version had, rms is similar. Sound its quite the same and you can make it better with other algos. Just try yourself :)
    Harps tends to need a loooot of reverb(or some chained short delays might help), dry brass too, some EQ(rolling a bit of high frecs with shelf filter), SP2016 new algos are pretty good, they do the job perfectly. New interface its pretty faster to work with, just play with it, you dont have to make the same trick exactly like Alan Meyerson, you have to make it sound awesome and theres not rule for that :)
    Also, with new plates and new algos, i really liked SP2016 Room with Drums, and plate with synths and vocals. There are a lot of great reverbs for those cases, but liked it a lot on synths.
    For orchestral mixing nowadays, my main reverbs tends to be Seventh Heaven and SP2016. Dont own 2caudio, but i might be buying its entire pack. illusion from Liquid Sonics also looks amazing and phoenix reverb might be another good buy.

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