Kilohearts has introduced its new audio plugin Convolver, an effect that uses the mathematical process of convolution to shape the input using a prerecorded sound. This allows for recording the reverb of any physical space and applying it to any sound, and much more.

To convolve is to multiply one sound with another… sort of. The most common, and very cool, use for convolution is for reverb. If you go to a place with a nice ambience, like your local church or your grandmother’s bathroom, and you record the echo from a short loud click, you can convolve any other sound with the resulting impulse response (IR) and it will sound as if your were magically playing it in that location.

But that’s not all you can do with Convolver. Because IRs are simply audio files, you can load any sample into Convolver to emulate anything from a simple guitar amp cabinet, to freaky filters, distinctive delays, and much more. To give you an idea, we’ve included over 300 factory IRs for a range of unique effects. And some reverbs, of course.

As part of the Kilohearts Ecosystem, Convolver can be combined with other Snapin effects and modulated at will in any Kilohearts modular host, including Phase Plant, Multipass, or the free Snap Heap.

Convolver features

  • Choose from over 300 factory IRs or load your own.
  • Start and End controls.
  • Fade in and Fade Out controls.
  • Stretch and Reverse.
  • Pre-delay control.
  • Feedback control.
  • Tone control.
  • Mix control.
  • Tooltips for all controls.

Available in VST, AAX, AU and Snapin formats, Convolver has an introductory price of $19.50 USD in the Kilohearts Shop until October 15th, 2021 (regular $39 USD). It is included at no extra cost in the Kilohearts Subscription. Subscribers can simply run the installer and update to add Convolver to their collection immediately.

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