Every reverb architecture has strengths and weaknesses. Strengths are usually obvious right away, but weaknesses may take some time to reveal themselves. I think every advance in reverb has been, in large part, a reaction to the problems with what went before. Sometimes the changes have clear advantages, but oftentimes they just provide a different flavor. Many of these flavors—let’s use plates as an example—aren’t the least bit realistic, but they turn out to be essential.
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