I think so. I took out ReaVerb last night and replaced it with the TAL-Reverb. The effect is much more subtle, and I don't feel like I lost the direct sound in all the echoes.
I'd still rather have a giant awesome room, but in a pinch...
As far as install goes, Mac installs all audio plugins, regardless of type (VST, AU Component, etc...) in one spot so I just drag the VST directory to there and I'm done. When you install it on Windows, keep note of where the installer puts it on your hard drive, and then do the same exercise we did last night with the VST Preferences by adding that path to the VST directories. I'm assuming you know what *not* to do. ;-)
You might also want to check out Voxengo SPAN. It's a spectrum analyzer but it is a whole lot more useful because it allows you to set up A/B testing between two different setups, and the actual display on the analyzer is a whole lot easier to read. And also, free.
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