I have started on an indy project several years ago, and I went with openAL (mostly because it is absolutely free...). I wrote a simple SoundManager-class and, so far, I didn't really need anything better.
But today I wanted to play around with environmental effects, which I never used before, and it seems that of all the possible effects only reverb is supported. That would be a bit of a deal-breaker I guess.
Maybe I am just doing something wrong? Or if I'm not, what free alternatives are there that people recommend?