But when we do need reverb, there are plenty of free Reverb Plugins that do the trick, and there are LOTS of Impulses Responses on the net that do everything when used with the right plugin.
We use Reaper, and do everything ourselves, and aren't into huge projects. At least that has been the case so far. We keep it to a track or two for each part, plus a track or two for reverb, and generally one or two for delays for short and long echo.
We recently used our Crystal Soup Project to look at all the reverbs we do have and see if we have been over looking something in our reverb selection.
The plugins we have on hand that we have used on occasion are Kaejerhus Classic Reverb, epicVerb, GlaceVerb, ReaVerb, SIR1 and Ambience. These are all free and downloadable from the web. We have also recently tried the Demo of ValhallaRoom.
|Kaejerhus Classic Reverb|
More often than not Kaejerhus Classic Reverb is the algorithmic plugin of choice. For what I mainly do, there isn't really much difference between them! Not that they sound the same, but each is just as valid. Once you make an mp3 file, or a YouTube video, the subtle low level details get lost anyway.
ValhallaRoom is only $50, which is similar to the Reaper license. It works very well and is very efficient, an issue if you have some CPU intensive synth and do want several processes running at the same time. I haven't bought it, and really know that I don't need it. It will not make any difference to the tracks I do anyway.
We have our tracks on the usual places; SoundCloud, ReverbNation and BandCamp. But the most views by a factor close to a 100x is at our YouTube Channel.
Update: Jan 8 2013
And from the developer:
"NONE of the algorithms are the same. The ValhallaRoom algorithms, for the most part, use a more "modern" topology (there are a bunch of different topologies in ValhallaRoom, but they all tend to be from more contemporary "schools" of reverb design). The ValhallaVintageVerb algorithms are all based on older reverb topologies, that have different characteristics than the VRoom algorithms."