Baby Audio has announced the release of its new audio plugin Crystalline, a next-generation algorithmic reverb with a pristine and modern sound.

The plugin gives you unprecedented creative control to shape your reflections and allows you to sync reverb start and decay times to your song’s tempo.

A ‘perfect algorithmic reverb’ is often considered the holy grail of digital audio effects. In fact, the idea can be traced all the way back to research papers from the 1960s. Throughout the 20th century, algorithmic reverbs evolved thanks to companies like EMT and Lexicon. But limited computing power at the time forced manufacturers to work within narrow constraints.

Fast forward, and we now have the resources to do things that couldn’t be done during the golden age of studio reverbs. Both in terms of sheer sound quality. But also in terms of adding creative features that weren’t possible in the hardware days. Crystalline stands on the shoulders of 60 years of chasing ‘the holy grail of DSP’. We’ve asked ourselves what the pioneers of the legendary digital reverbs would have done if they had the resources we have today – and then we’ve made exactly that plugin. With all the bells and whistles a modern engineer would need.

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, Crystalline is on sale at the Baby Audio store for $49 USD until May 16th, 2022 (regular $99 USD). Use promotional code REKKERD at the checkout to get an additional 10% off your order (also valid on other products).

The plugin is also available from distributors ADSR Sounds (includes a free copy of NoiseAsh’s Rule Tec EQ1A) and Plugin Boutique (includes free copy of UJAM Virtual Drummer Phat 2).