Oliver, I do not know and I do not particularly care about what is going on out there with synthetic reverb. There are few major reasons for it.
1) All synthetic reverb is gone by DSP of signal and my experience indicates that post-recording DSP destroys the “fine structure” of recorded material.
2) Reverberation time of acoustic space what the play took place is one of participating instruments that better musicians use. Taken this tool out of the musicians awareness and giving it to a Moron with headphone, mixing console and diploma of appliances’ electrical is not good thing to do.
3) With after-performance synthetic reverb the feedback between results, expressivity and the means to accomplish that expressivity does not incused the musicians awareness. Pretend an amplifier where open loop does not behave as it was affected to closed loop. Scare? The where same happen with music. If you are musician then your definition, you feeling of tempo and timing are greatly modulated by reverberation time at the performing space. If you need to hit two keys on piano with an internal (let present that it is the Beethoven’s Sonata no. 8) then how long the internal would be? The duration of the internal is very important but it is also very important the organization and the reaction of the rest of your play to those internals. That organization is the product of musician awareness and the reverberation time is one of the ingredients that affect the musician compliance. Changing the reverberation conditions without changing the “musician compliance” is not good thing to do/
In the end I have to add one thing – the management of reverberation conditions in playback. This is totally different subject and the synthetic reverberating is fine there if it is done properly. I have some experience with it and some great successes but I do not talk about it as people generally do not understand it. A few years back I mention at My Playback section that I use ADS delays and phase randomizers as “RT60 extenders”. Then I begin getting emails form idiots who blamed me (can you believe!!!) that they bought the ADS processors and the processors sound like shit. The cretins who have “recommended components” intend of brain thought that the ADS are good amplifiers…
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