Audio Ease has released version 7.1.2 of its Altiverb 7 reverb effect for Mac OS X.
Altiverb 7 is the industry standard convolution reverb plug-in. It uses top quality samples of real spaces to create reverb, ranging from Sydney Opera House to the cockpit of a Jumbo Jet.
Altiverb 7 is efficient on the cpu, offers many parameters to tweak reverb, is total recall automatable, and has 64 bit support. Every month Altiverb 7 users receive new impulse responses for free.
Changes in Altiverb v7.1.2
IR download works as expected again.
AUVal validation in Logic for version number is corrected.
AAX 32-bits (Please note: Altiverb 7.1 AAX now also runs in Pro Tools 10. It does require Pro Tools 10.3.8).
Clear snapshot does not crash any more.
Installer won’t change privileges for complete library & user IR folder.
[7.1.1] Pro Tools 10 out of memory error (More on this error: The presence of Altiverb AAX triggered Pro Tools 10 to rescan all plug-ins each time at startup. If you have a lot of plug-ins this scanning can eat away your available RAM and take a lot of time. Altiverb 7.1.1 AAX no longer forces the rescan. After installation you must restart Pro Tools 10 twice before the problem is gone.).
[7.1.1]Audio Unit validation issues in Altiverb 7.1 Regular solved.
[7.1.1]The “check for updates online” preference now works.
Altiverb 7 is available to purchase for 499 EUR (regular) / 849 EUR (XL). Prices ex. VAT.
Audio Ease has announced the release of Next Door III, an IR library for use in the Altiverb 7 reverb processor.
This IR set for Altiverb 7 lets you place audio in the room next door, up stairs, close doors between rooms etc. We captured Coll Anderson’s new house in 20 perspectives. Please put on headphones and listen to how this sounds.
Next Door III and other Altiverb IR libraries – including the recently released Davout Studio, Flemish Opera, Berwald Concert Hall, Satsop cooling tower, and Sound Kitchen Studios – are available to download from Audio Ease.
Audio Ease has announced the release of Pyramid Impulse Responses for use in its Altiverb 7 reverb effect for Windows and Mac.
For several hours In May 2011, in a new Egypt, Master Healer, singer and musician Stellar arranged the King’s chamber of the great Pyramid of Giza all for herself.
In that pitch dark resonant chamber in the heart of the pyramid, surrounded by solid Rose Granite and quartz walls 50 meter thick she recorded the vocal tracks for her album ‘Sounds of Light’. She also recorded various mantras of love and creation and Lazu Ra Oh, sung in the original “language of Light” which represents the marriage of the Divine Union, the inner balance of the masculine and feminine within.
And then she recorded a number of beautiful impulse responses for Altiverb.
Audio Ease has announced two new free impulse responses for its Altiverb 7 convolution reverb for Windows and Mac.
It is our intention to add another decade of monthly impulse response releases.
We are celebrating our intentions by kicking off 2012′s series of impulse responses with London’s Wembley stadium, sampled through the PA of the last Take That Tour, followed next month by the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza (Cheops). More material slated for 2012 includes recording sessions from Paris, Antwerp Belgium, Nashville USA, and more exciting recordings from India.
Altiverb 7 users can update for free to Altiverb 7.0.4. This new version can download and install the fresh Wembley impulse response directly from within the plug-in.
Altiverb 7 impulse responses features
Altiverb 7 impulse responses have considerable advantages over Altiverb 6 impulse responses. For one thing, the new IRs contain spectral and temporal data that allows them to be compared to others for Altiverb 7′s “show similar sounding IRs” button.
Altiverb 7 impulse responses come in an entirely new format, allowing single file downloads that include all channel configurations, spectral data, 360 surround movies, pictures, and textual tags for easier finding and sorting. Future Audio Ease impulse response releases will be exclusively for Altiverb 7.
Altiverb 7 is backward compatible with Altiverb 6, so Altiverb 7 loads perfectly in all Altiverb 6 songs and projects.
Altiverb for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 499 EUR.
Audio Ease has announced the release of AltiVerb 7 for Mac, the latest version of the industry standard convolution reverb plug-in.
The Impulse response (sampled spaces) library is more accessible then ever because of Altiverb’s new picture browser: quicker loading, organize-by-size, and single click favorites are among its features. Altiverb 7 looks and feels better. Often used controls all line up on the front, while the more exotic ones are in drawers beneath.
Keyword searching makes it easier to find the right space among the many hundreds of spaces Altiverb includes. Just type “brick studio UK” or “small bed room”.
Altiverb 7 adds an algorithmic reverb that is closely fit to the impulse response. It can optionally add brightness and chaotic modulation in ways only synthetic reverb can while preserving the nature of convolution reverb.
The Impulse response library can be kept up to date from within the plug-in. The TDM structure has been heavily simplified, altiverb is now the only total recall convolution reverb (without the use of snapshots). It adds drag and drop impulse response making from sweeps, slate claps or anything experimental from piano chords to overhead thunder. Altiverb 7 is fully backwards compatible: you can open up any old project and it will load and sound the same as Altiverb 6.
Audio Ease AltiVerb 7
New in AltiVerb 7
Look & Feel – Altiverb 7 looks and feels better. Often used controls all line up on the front, while the more exotic ones are in drawers beneath.
Picture Browser – The IR library is more accessible then ever because of Altiverb’s new visual browser: quicker loading, organize-by-size, and single click favorites.
Keyword Searching – A powerful keyword search field makes you find items like ‘metallic resonances’ ‘bed room’, ‘street slapback’ or ‘brick studio’
Brightness – An algorithmic synthetic reverb layer that is tightly tailored to the impulse response provides a type of brightness that an EQ could never boost from a real world room.
News – Keep your IR library up to date from within Altiverb. You can go into Altiverb’s news tab, see what’s new and proceed to download and install without restarting, all from within Altiverb 7.
Similar – The room does work, but it is not quite the perfect one yet? Hit Similar and Altiverb will suggest similar sounding alternatives to the chosen impulse response.
TDM simplified – In Altiverb 7 XL, the TDM chip management can be done from within Altiverb, using one handy pop-up menu. This feature does away with the long list of Altiverbs in the TDM plug-in popup. On top of that Altiverb 7 XL allows the loading of all IR types (down to mono in / mono out) into a stereo to quad instance of Altiverb.
Total Recall Automation – Everything, including the impulse response choice is automatable in Altiverb 7. This means that you do not have to jump through hoops to fully automate Altiverb 7. And while there are still single-click snapshots, you do not need them to automate Altiverb. You can even read which IR is chosen in the automation curve.
Drag and drop – Just drop any audio onto Altiverb 7 to use it as an impulse response: sweep recordings, several type claps or bangs, or any kind of experimental audio like crashing cars or piano chords. The drag and drop IR feature includes new make-up curves that allows the making of decent IRs using a handheld portable radio, or even slates. Read more
Chaos – Dial in a bit of chaotic modulation and not every hit will sound identical in the reverb. As a bonus tonal material will be dispersed which means that slightly out of tune notes will be covered up in the reverb tail.
Interactive EQ curve – To operate the equalizers you can still use the familiar turning knobs. But Altiverb 7 adds an interactive equalizer curve that allows you to set al four bands including the widths of the parametric ones.
And More… – Altiverb supports 64 bits. It has a new reverb gate, and straightforward pre-delay and attack parameters. Times can be set in note values locked to your song’s tempo, and you have 10 times as much space in the stage positioner.
Altiverb 7 supports 64 bits, is Intel Mac only for now, runs in all major VST Audio Unit and MAS hosts and in ProTools 8, 9 and 10 as a TDM plugin and as RTAS.
AltiVerb 7 for Mac is now available to purchase for 499 EUR excl. VAT. The upgrade is free for all altiverbs purchased in 2010 or later: a grace period of close to two years. Otherwise the upgrade costs 159 EUR.
Audiokinetic and Audio Ease have announced a partnership where Audiokinetic will distribute award winning Altiverb Impulse Response packages for the Wwise convolution reverb plug-in.
The first package will be available before the end of this year and will contain 49 impulse responses mostly oriented for the reproduction of outdoor environments. Reproducing outdoor environments is probably one of the most difficult tasks for sound designers today and this package arrives at the right moment for professionals seeking quality and realism in their games.
“At the design phase of our convolution reverb, we set a very challenging goal that we could have the best technology from the post-production world running in games, said Simon Ashby, VP Products at Audiokinetic. Given that our convolution reverb operates with high performance and that we proudly partner with Audio Ease, which is certainly the most respected player in this field, I think we can say that we have achieved our goal”.
“Convolution reverb approaches the real world so much better than synthetic reverb that it had no trouble taking over Hollywood film sound. I hope this set of movie post-pro Altiverb IR’s will help convolution reverb do the same in game sound, added Arjen van der Schoot, Co-owner of Audio Ease. We had been waiting for the right opportunity to start applying our IR’s in real time in games. When Audiokinetic came along, we did not hesitate. I believe we have chosen to partner with a company as devoted to impressive sounding audio as we are.”