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Old 24th September 2012
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"True Stereo" reverb plugin list?

I did a search and didn't find anything recent on this topic (plus I'm a little confused about it anyway), so here's the question:

Which of the current higher-end reverb plugins are "true stereo," and don't just sum a stereo input to mono? If I'm not mistaken, that requires 4 reverb engines but I could be wrong about that.

Anyway, I'm trying to put together a list of plugins to audition as I leave UAD and Powercore land, and the specs aren't always clear about this on developer web sites. I only use reverb on a stereo AUX bus, so I'm prioritizing verbs that can retain soundstage placement on sends from stereo tracks. From what I've been able to tell so far, the following are "true stereo"....

Valhalla Room

What else?

I'm interested in Flux Verb, but it isn't clear if the lower-priced Session version is "true stereo" or not. The full Verb version has more channels, but I think it's oriented more towards surround? Hard to tell, from the web site.
Old 24th September 2012
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Softube TSAR. Haven't heard it myself.
Old 24th September 2012
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EastWest's "Spaces" convolution reverb.
Old 24th September 2012
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REVerence / LX480
Old 25th September 2012
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Old 25th September 2012
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Reverberate LiquidSonics - Reverberate | Convolution Reverb for VST, RTAS and AU

Steinberg built in REVerence

Old 25th September 2012
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Reverbs I've worked on that are true stereo:

ValhallaRoom (as mentioned)
VahallaShimmer (all modes except the mono reverb mode)
Eos (P2 and SuperHall; P1 sums to mono)

Other reverbs I know about that are true stereo:

Lexicon MPX
Lexicon LXP
I'd presume Lexicon PCM, but I haven't heard it
UAD Lex 224
Old 16th June 2014
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Im not sure if lexicon pcm is a true stereo reverb. It has controls of early reflection regarding stereo. But the tail does not, so you can not change that. To me that can't be "true" stereo reverb.
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Originally Posted by sbackdoor ➡️
Softube TSAR. Haven't heard it myself.
Originally Posted by Peter H. Boer ➡️
I use both of these, mainly the TSAR1...very nice.
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Originally Posted by bace ➡️
Im not sure if lexicon pcm is a true stereo reverb.
According to Michael Carnes, the PCM's designer, ALL Lex reverbs made since '06 or so are true stereo.
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