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Valhalla DSP releases ValhallaShimmer, reverb effect plug-in

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Valhalla DSP has released ValhallaShimmer, an algorithmic reverb designed for big sounds, from concert halls to the Taj Mahal to the Halls of Valhalla.

At its core, ValhallaShimmer is a high quality reverberator, designed to produce a smooth decay, that is both dense and colorless. There are several reverberation modes available, to allow the user to dial in reverb decays of different sizes, ranging from smaller rooms to vast ambiences.

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ValhallaShimmer features

  • By adjusting the Feedback, Diffusion and Size controls, the attack, sustain and decay of the reverb signal can be fine tuned.
  • The modulation controls can be set to produce subtle mode thickening, glistening string ensemble-esque decays, and the distinctive random modulation of the older Lexicon hall algorithms.
  • Two tone controls and the Color Mode selector allow the timbre to be adjusted from bright and glistening to a more natural dark decay, similar to that produced by air absorption in large spaces.
  • 5 pitch shift modes:
    • Single, where the feedback is shifted up or down by the Shift value.
    • Dual, where the feedback is shifted both up and down (in parallel) by the Shift value.
    • SingleReverse, where each grain is reversed before it is pitch shifted. This results in a smoother pitch shifting sound than the Single mode.
    • DualReverse. Similar to the Dual mode, but with reversed grains, for a smoother pitch shifting sound.
    • Bypass, which turns off the pitch shifting (useful for “standard” reverb sounds).
  • By setting the Shift amount to +12 semitones, and the Feedback to 0.5 or greater, the classic “shimmer” sound is produced, as heard on Eno / Lanois productions for U2 and others. A wide variety of other sounds can be created by the algorithm, ranging from spring-esque reverbs to “reverse” reverbs, to glistening pitch shifted pads that are usually associated with high end hardware processors.
  • ValhallaShimmer has been designed to be tweaked in real time. All of the sliders have a smoothed response, to avoid clicks when changing settings or automating the controls. At the same time, the algorithm has been highly optimized, so you get a huge reverb sound without straining your CPU.
  • The algorithms in ValhallaShimmer are the results of over a decade of research into both reverberation algorithms and pitch shift algorithms.

ValhallaShimmer is available to purchase as an effect plug-in for Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for $50 USD. A Windows version is coming soon.

More information: Valhalla DSP / ValhallaShimmer

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Valhalla DSP announces ValhallaShimmer, algorithmic reverberation plugin

Valhalla DSP has announced ValhallaShimmer, an algorithmic reverberation plug-in designed to produce big sounds, from concert halls, to the Taj Mahal, to the halls of Valhalla.

Valhalla DSP announces ValhallaShimmer

ValhallaShimmer is a reverberator, tuned for emulating large spaces and big ambiances. Lots of modulation on tap. Minimal yet powerful controls, to allow the user to tune the attack, sustain, decay and color of the reverberation, with the results ranging from chorusing and short rooms to concert halls, to cathedrals, to near-infinite reverbs.

It also features the ability to pitch shift the reverb feedback, to obtain the “shimmer” sound heard on the Eno / Lanois productions for U2 and others, as well as a variety of beautiful harmonic washes.

I plan on releasing the OSX versions of the plugin (VST/AU/RTAS) in the next week or two, with the Windows version to follow shortly thereafter. Price will be announced when the demo is released and the plugin is offered for sale.

More information: Valhalla DSP Blog

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Valhalla DSP releases ValhallaFreqEcho MkI

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Valhalla DSP has announced the release of ValhallaFreqEcho MkI, an updated version of the free tempo delay effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Bode-style frequency shifter + analog echo emulation = skull melting chaos. Perfect for dub, Dr. Who and all of your psychedelic needs. Sonic results range from subtle chorusing and double tracking to barberpole phasing and flanging to endless glissandos and runaway echos. I get lost in this one.

ValhallaFreqEcho MkI features

  • New: GUI.
  • New: Tempo Sync Delay.
  • New: Mouse-over Tooltips.
  • Low cut and high cut controls for the feedback path, allowing for finer control over the echo decay.
  • Mono/stereo in, stereo out.

ValhallaFreqEcho MkI is available to download as a freeware effect plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS).

More information: Valhalla DSP / ValhallaFreqEcho MkI

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Valhalla DSP updates ValhallaFreqEcho

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Valhalla DSP has released an updated version of ValhallaFreqEcho, a freeware effect plug-in which combines a wide range frequency shifter with an analog style delay.

Bode-style frequency shifter + analog echo emulation = skull melting chaos.

Sonic results range from subtle chorusing and double tracking, to barberpole phasing and flanging, to runaway echos spinning through your skull, to endless glissandos. Perfect for those Dr. Who sounds, dub, and all of your psychedelic needs.

Changes in ValhallaFreqEcho

  • Low Cut and High Cut controls for feedback, for getting a variety of echo sounds.
  • Audio Unit version now available, in addition to VST for PC and OSX.

Planned future development includes a GUI, more controls, and finer tuning abilities.

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Valhalla DSP releases ValhallaFreqEcho

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Valhalla DSP has released ValhallaFreqEcho, a freeware effect plug-in which combines a wide range frequency shifter with an analog style delay, for a variety of paradoxical audio effects.

Bode-style frequency shifter + analog echo emulation = skull melting chaos.

Sonic results range from subtle chorusing and double tracking, to barberpole phasing and flanging, to runaway echos spinning through your skull, to endless glissandos. Perfect for those Dr. Who sounds, dub, and all of your psychedelic needs.

ValhallaFreqEcho is available as a freeware VST plug-in for Windows and Mac (Mac AU coming).

Note: This is a pre-alpha release, so you might encounter some bugs.

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