Voxengo Impulse Modeler - User Reviews
I’ve been fascinated by the impulse response technique ever since the beginning of the 1990ies and followed the development and improvements that this technique could offer in the reverberation aria ever since. I’ve used Pristine Space Light together with Impulse modeler since Pristine Space Light was first released. My impression is that the quality is outstanding and could compare to software solutions way up in the price list.
Let me give you an example: Lately there have been a release within a very big company (no names given) which combines what they call High definition impulse response together with traditional solutions for reverberation. I took a vocal track (dry) and added some HDIR and modified it to my taste. I spent about 4 hours (mostly because of curiosity) to get it right. This new software is in fact impressive.
Then I designed a room of comparable size with Impulse modeler and imported to pristine space light and applied it on my vocal track. I made adjustments of my taste and noticed that there is absolutely no modification restrictions in PSL compared to the very big company’s newly released product. When I was satisfied with the result, I made an A/B comparison.
Guess what? Pristine Space Light + IM sounded better, warmer and more natural. I tested the comparison on a few of my colleges and their opinion was the same.
It’s fair to give “the big company” credit in that I was not used to their GUI and have used PSL+IM for a while. It could be that I did not use the full capacity of the newly released product from the big company. But then again, it took me about 45 minutes (compared with 4 hours) to beat the big company’s quality reverb convolution. In my opinion, there is not that much to discuss.
This is in no way a scientific correct comparison between software solutions but one thing is without any doubt, the capacity to modulate impulse response is far better in PSL. And – in my view, you get better quality in terms of
1) Natural sounding
2) Realistic sound
Did I mention that the big company’s software costs around three times as much as PSL+IM together? But then again, this is not a fair way to compare software since the big company’s software is not able of modeling your own acoustic room. You are bound to use already made “standard” rooms or other solutions. So it’s fairer to compare PSL (solely) with the big company’s software. Then the big company’s software is about six times as expensive and not really any better.
My hat is of for Aleksey Vaneev.
Pristine Space is the best Convolution reverb out there. When Aleksey talks about true stereo he means it. I have tested this theory with other well known reverbs and the clarity, fullness and width of the stereo spread from within Pristine space is simply brilliant. Well worth the money and reflects the attention to detail present in the rest of the Voxengo range that I have seen and used.
Pristine Space offers features found in other far more expensive reverbs and can match if not better the results for less money, try it and see.
The feature set of Pristine Space reads like a plug in collection found in top end sequencers and remember this is a reverb plug in…
Stereo width, Reverse (highly creative), Low and high pass filtering, and Linear phase equalization. As a convolution suite owner, the Deconvolver and especially the Impulse Modeler ensure that I can create my own spaces as well. A superb investment that helps to bring down the cost of music making without sacrificing professional quality.
My name is Juan Carlos Garcia, and I'm from Canary Islands, Spain. I'm a writer and a new age music composer composer.
I want to write you to say you that you are a very big sonic designer. I just buyed serveral of your vst creations and I'm goint to use them in my new musical creations. I love Pristine Space and Impulse Modeler too. Are fantastics! Thank you for this innovate creations.
If you like the kind of music that I compose, visit my website. Soom I will to publicate a new CD entiteled "ANGELICAL" using part of you professional vst. I'm working in this now, designing etheral impulse spaces, etc.
Thank you again, and go ahead.
There's not much to say about the products. They're just fantastic.
Can't really remember how I mastered in my pre Elephant days.
Just bought the convolution suite and looking forward to spending some quality time with it.