AKG® BX 20 Spring Reverb
AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb
TOO ... MUCH ... DSP
This is truly a great sounding reverb, and using it is a treat (as I know Jon Brion). BUT---and this is a substantial BUT--it eats up so much processing power that I find myself turning to other UAD reverbs (Lexicon) and excellent plug-ins by Baby Audio and Valhalla. Those reverbs are in no ways compromises... they sound amazing and allow my mixes to run flawlessly. I think that's why you've seen this come down in price so much... it's become a back-shelf reverb for me because while its colour is unique, it conjures up the Mac "beach ball of death" if I try to rely on it too much. If you've only got so much to spend in UA Land, go for the Lexicon 224 ... and then buy the Valhalla Vintage Verb, one of the most outstanding, unsung reverbs on the planet and used on every mix I do.
Analogue spring reverb in the digital medium
Well done UAD. This is pretty much spot on. Again one of the keys to UAD modeling success is there are no harsh edges to the sound quality (if used correctly). Lots of controls to mess about with to alter the tonal quality of the verb. Granted early days in my use of the plug-in but initial impressions are good. It's a spring reverb but in the box.
I love this for my voice and amazing reverb for me
Smooth & Gorgeous
It doesn't have the "boing" I usually think of in a spring reverb, but it's pretty incredible nonetheless. It can handle punchy hits without losing articulation, or it can provide a dense, luxurious fog. It doesn't have an enormous range of sounds, but you can really tweak & dial in the sounds it does have.
Go to reverb.
Fantastic reverb! Very musical. Works perfectly on guitars, vocals, even drums. UAD must have!
The best spring reverb plugin I ever tried, and I tried all. Cheers!
I can't stop using this at the moment... Guitars and vocals.
A must if you play guitar
This is the only reverb i need when i plug my guitar. UAD Fender with this reverb is the perfect combo
Best "dark" reverb
Immediately creates the right mood with Bass VI, snare drum, and vocals. Highly recommended!
No-one does it better...baby you're the best!
After trying it out I had to have it. Convo's don't nail it like this does and nothing ever made does what the BX20 does. IMHO in a mix it's sounds no different to the classic hardware unit. UA hit a home run again!
As close to the real thing as the real thing
This thing is amazing. Using the real thing is great, but you only get one and have to print it in. This is so close it's ridiculous.
Another magic wonder box
There’s no UAD plug in that hasn’t changed my life :)
The only obstacle it’s me. There’s no limit to creativity with this machines.
Working With it on a project at the moment. So far i am pleased as can be! Sounds amazing!
The Best Spring Reverb Plugin Without A Doubt & My Absolute Favorite UAD PLUG-IN!!!
Just Love it on Every Mix!!!
Beautiful spring reverb magic!!
I was thinking, sure the UA team can port over the classic digital reverbs as those are digital algorithms to start with. And yes, those sound perfect when I compare side by side with the originals. However this spring emulation is off the charts. It is literally an extension of your sound, like its own physical instrument. This emulates all the natural spring characteristics beautifully.
My new favourite reverb!
I never really considered this reverb, but once I tried it I HAD to buy it, I have an eventide h8000fw that’s great for verbs but the AKG just has a beautiful quality to it that just feels so real and natural, that really has a unique vibe to it that I haven’t heard elsewhere, a must have!
Love this one.
Don't get me wrong. I really love this one. Probably just me, but I could really use a more sophisticated EQ than just a Tone Control. And also an adjustable low-cut filter instead of a static one . Kinda like the EQ/HPF on the EMT 140.
Problem is, I often find springs and reverbs to be a bit dark, and tend to disappear when a mix get a tad to busy, making me want to boost the upper mid/hi's and cut the lows.
But I do love the sound of it. I can always use it on a send followed by an agressive EQ like the API 560. That would be perfect. You still get all the stars, as I do love the sound. I would just have loved a Parametric EQ and an adjustable HPF, to avoid having to use it on a send. ;-)
One of the best spring reverbs I've heard.
The perfect reverb to add a darker, more dense space to instruments. Unlike traditional spring reverbs, no metal-like artifacts are heard. Its versatility stems from turning on/off the direct signal, selecting different tanks, mono/stereo operation, linking/unlinking channels, and so forth. An amazing achievement by UA.
Wonderful Spring Reverb
Very good quality!