2CAudio releases Aether

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2CAudio Aether

2CAudio (a sister company of Galbanum) has released Aether, a self-modulating algorithmic reverb for Windows and Mac.

Unlike convolution reverbs, Aether is not a static process, and no two instances of Aether are ever exactly the same. The same is true in real world acoustical spaces as well: a building’s acoustical character may vary slightly depending on several factors such as its current occupancy, and even more subtle things such as the current temperature and humidity. Thus, acoustic space itself is alive in the real world and is constantly shifting, morphing, and evolving to produce a complex array of potential impulse responses. A sampled impulse response of a real acoustic space, can be quite accurate for that particular moment, but it tells only part of the story. It is like a picture of a lake, versus the lake itself. A lake in the real world is unlikely to spontaneously develop waves the size of those found in the ocean, but it is never quite as still as a picture either. Aether’s approach does not simply sample one static picture in time, but rather captures the complete subtly of the dynamic chaotic processes found in life and it retains all the detail and organic feel of these processes. Aether is alive!

Aether features

  • Extreme precision floating-point engine which rivals the best hardware reverb units available.
  • Impeccable specifications in Space, Time, and Frequency response.
  • Unique pervasive Auto-Randomizing scheme throughout the entire algorithm which keeps mixes sounding alive.
  • Non-Exponential Decay curves for incredibly lush sound.
  • Discrete Early Reflection and Late Reflection Engines.
  • 33 Space Type Models.
  • Over 250 professionally designed factory presets ranging from sublime acoustic emulations to extreme sound-design ambiences.
  • Reverb Decay Time range from 0.10sec to 120sec plus an Infinite Decay Mode.
  • Frequency Dependant Decay Time Scaling.
  • True Stereo and Hybrid Stereo modes.
  • Coded in assembly and optimized with SSE for extreme efficiency.
  • Only 4 sample latency! Suitable for use in tracking and performance.
  • Supported Sample Rates of up to 192K.
  • Intuitive futuristic GUI designed for maximum control and ease of use.

Aether is available as an effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) and has an introductory price of $249.95 USD through April 01, 2009 (regular price is $349.95 USD). A demo version is available for download from the product page.

Visit 2CAudio for more information and audio demos.

  • Katzenjammer

    I’m sure it sounds great, but the gui on this thing is enormous. A tad too big imho.

    Respect on quoting Hunter S. Thompson in the copy though. He he.

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    I’m just thinking, this thing is a tad expensive. I know it’s not a regular reverb effect, but still… $350… that’s pretty steep if you ask me.

  • Katzenjammer

    Just realized that there are two versions of the gui, big and small. Still, yup, sure is steep. Might be one of those plugins you will hate yourself for trying when you know you can’t really afford it.

  • http://www.2caudio.com Denis

    The plug-in is currently available for special intro price of 249 USD through April 1st.

  • Masarin

    You can join the group buy and if enough people buy at the same time (>400) we can get it as low as $99. Valid until 26th of April, 2009. Go here for more information:
    http://www.2caudio.com/promo/kvrgroupbuy/

  • marre

    I’ve been trying the demo of Aether. This reverb is great! So many possibilities but still easy to use and the sound is really amazing, comparable to expensive hardware reverbs (Lexicon, TC Electronic and others) imho. Just like the hardware and a few software reverbs it is “True Stereo” which is great because the stereo image is preserved in the reverb, which results in good depth of the sound and less muddiness. The skin might not fit everyone’s taste but since it is reskinable I’m sure new skins will be introduced later, perhaps even by users.

    It’s nice of 2CAudio to offer this groupbuy since the normal retail price is pretty high ($349.95) but at this stage the price is $149.95 and still it can get even lower.

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