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Audio Ease releases AltiVerb 7 for Mac

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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
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.

More information: Audio Ease / AltiVerb 7

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Audiokinetic partners with Audio Ease – Altiverb Impulse Responses available for Wwise

Audiokinetic Wwise

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.”

More information: Audiokinetic / Audio Ease

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Audio Ease updates Rocket Science to v3.5.9 and Nautilus to v2.5.9

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Audio Ease has released updates for Rocket Science and Nautilus, two effect plug-in bundles for Windows and Mac.

Changes in Rocket Science v3.5.9 / Nautilus v2.5.9:

  • This update fixes graphic issues in the VST version.
  • Improved authorization.
  • Fixes an issue with higher sample rates (> 96kHz).
  • Fixes a performance problem with denormalized numbers.

More information: Audio Ease / Nautilus / Rocket Science

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Audio Ease releases Snapper 2, audio utility for Mac Finder

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Audio Ease Snapper

Audio Ease has announced the release of Snapper 2, an audio utility which plays, displays and converts audio files from the Mac Finder.

Snapper is the on-screen waveform that appears as soon as you select a sound file in the Mac Finder. While staying in the Finder, you can grab a part of the waveform and drag it anywhere: into another Finder window to create a new file, into tracks of your editing software, or you can convert it to split-stereo, mp3, mp4 etc. You can extract audio from video, normalize, fade, or shoot the selection up to the cursor of your Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase or Logic. All without ever leaving the Mac Finder.

New in Snapper 2

  • Much improved integration with Snow Leopard.
  • Spot-to-cursor supports Nuendo, Cubase, Logic and ProTools.
  • Drag selections anywhere, into tracks of any DAW, video editor or even iChat or mail.
  • Even smaller cpu footprint.
  • Better looking waveforms that build up quicker, and zoom smoother.
  • Loop playback.
  • 64 bit file support.
  • New edit features such as a trim tool, fades and normalizing.
  • Varispeed playback without pitch shift.
  • Recent files tab.
  • Level meters.
  • and dozens of other features.

Snapper 2 is available to purchase for 59 EUR / $79 USD, and upgrades cost 39 EUR / $49 USD. Anyone that has purchased Snapper in the past 6 months gets a free upgrade.

More information: Audio Ease / Snapper 2

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Audio Ease updates Speakerphone to v2.0.3 (Mac)

Audio Ease Speakerphone 2

Audio Ease has updated released version 2.0.3 of the Mac version of Speakerphone, a speaker emulation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

A bad GSM connection on a busy sidewalk, a bullhorn with feedback and a helicopter overhead, or a 1952 rockabilly guitar amp in a recording studio live room: The Speakerphone audio plug-in gives you authentic speakers of any size together with their natural environments.

Changes in Speakerphone v2.0.3 (Mac)

  • When “Mute on Stop” is on, the telecom module also mutes.
  • Bypass not saved anymore in Automation Presets.
  • [AU] MIDI works now.
  • [AU] in Logic: Plugin windows sticks to its frame now.
  • [Live] Presets window floats on top of the plugin window.
  • [VST] offline processing window can access presets window.
  • Avid Media Composer compatibility.
  • [Cubase 5] sample bay works again.
  • [PT] choosing a Pro Tools presets writes automation.
  • [PT] Compare works again.
  • [PT] adjustments of automation data is correct now.
  • [Audiosuite] no remaining of previous preview in rendered audio.

Speakerphone 2.0.3 is now availabe to download for Mac. The Windows update will follow up soon.

More information: Audio Ease / Speakerphone

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Audio Ease releases Zappa recording studio: UMRK for Altiverb

Audio Ease has released Zappa recording studio: UMRK, a free impulse response set for Altiverb.

Arjen and Aram of Audio Ease went by Frank Zappa’s studio, the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, to meet with Dweezil Zappa and together record the acoustics of both the tracking room and the famous Zappa echo chamber. Microphones and speaker in the echo chamber were set up just the way Frank had left them.

Utility Muffin Research Kitchen (Live Room)
Utility Muffin Research Kitchen (Live room & Echo chamber)

You can read the full story on Dweezil Zappa’s blog.

The resulting impulse responses can be downloaded for free for use in Altiverb, Audio Ease’s convolution reverb plug-in, as part of the monthly-free-IR campaign.

More information: Audio Ease / UMRK for Altiverb

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Audio Ease updates Nautilus Bundle to v2.5.7 and Rocket Science Bundle to v3.5.5

Audio Ease Nautilus Bundle

Audio Ease has released version 2.5.7 of the Nautilus Bundle and version 3.5.5 of the Rocket Science Bundle, two bundles of effect plug-ins for PC and Mac.

Changes in Nautilus Bundle v2.5.7 / Rocket Science Bundle v3.5.5

  • Snow Leopard compatibility for AudioUnit.
  • Improved mouse tracking in Cubase and Nuendo.
  • Recording automation from plug-in user interface works again.

More information: Audio Ease / Nautilus Bundle / Rocket Science Bundle

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