Altiverb. The original, professional convolution reverb.
Altiverb 7XL 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.
King of spaces
Longer than anyone in the industry, and with more ear for detail, Audio Ease has been traveling the world to record the acoustics of the very best sounding spaces. The results of hundreds of these travels are included with Altiverb 7. From London’s Wembley stadium to the ancient caves of the island of Malta, and the churches, concert halls and rock studios of the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and New York.
The Impulse Response library is now more accessible then ever because of Altiverb’s new visual browser. Select impulse responses by clicking photos of rooms. Instant gapless loading, organise-by-size, and single click favorites are just a few of its features. The Impulse Response Browser contains a keyword search field, single click downloading and installing of new (free) impulse responses.
Altiverb 7 for music
The Altiverb Library of Acoustics contains the most sought after spaces for music. The main concert halls of the cities of Berlin, Los Angeles Vienna and Amsterdam for your orchestral work. Or legendary rock studios from New York or Paris. But you can also put your audio in French Cathedrals, the Gol Gumbaz of India or London’s Wembley stadium.
Altiverb contains a tremendous amount of classic reverb gear and purpose built echo chambers. You’ll find all the EMT plates you want, spring reverbs, classic digital gear like the 480, 224, the AMS RMX 16 or the EMT 240. Add the Frank Sinatra and Beach Boys echo chambers and you have everything you need to recreate all those classic sounds.
Grab any sound from your tracks or the Finder and toss it on Altiverb to use it as an impulse response. Try piano chords, breaking glass, spoken word, thunder or a drum loop. In convolution each sample of the input is replaced by the entire impulse response. So if you use a piano chord as an impulse Response, and you clap your hands into Altiverb, out comes the chord.
An exhaustive recording session in a Viennese concert hall gave us an algorithm that allows you to accurately place your sound anywhere on stage of all our concert halls, or in any of our other rooms. Physically correct sound placement using the Altiverb Stage Positioner creates a stunningly realistic audio panorama.
Musical gates and delays
To tie your reverb effects more to your tracks Altiverb 7 features a reverb gate that is set using note values. And it is tied to your song’s tempo. Any reverb tail can be reversed and handles the same way, and Altiverb’s pre-delay can also be set in this manner, so it is easy to put that slap-back delay in musical spot.
Brightness and Chaos
The Brightness parameter closely fits a classic synthetic reverb on top of the Impulse Response. This adds a particular brightness in a way EQ never can. Toss in a bit of chaotic modulation in your reverb and not every hit will sound identical in the reverb. Slightly out of tune notes will be covered up in the reverb tail by modulation.
Altiverb 7 for post
Spaces for Post
The Altiverb Library of Acoustics contains hundreds of spaces geared towards audio post for picture. This includes 18 bed rooms, 30 car interiors, trains, boats, many streets and forests, the cockpit of a boeing 747, clubs, sports stadiums, bathrooms, closets and cupboards.
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 simply automate Altiverb 7 100% accurately. While there are still single-click snapshots, you do not need them to automate Altiverb fully.
To make an IR just drag a sweep recording onto Altiverb. Use a portable radio, a starter pistol shot. Altiverb 7 even has built in correction curves for the most popular clapper boards. Next time you need to match production acoustics and all you have is a slate clap, think of Altiverb.
You do not have to endlessly browse through hundreds of spaces to find exactly what you need. Altiverb 7 has a powerful keyword search field so you can look for items like ‘metallic resonances’ ‘bed room’, ‘street slapback’ or ‘brick room’
Find similar Sounding IRs
You found a space that works but it’s not quite the thing yet? You can tweak EQ or damping parameters, but you can also try Altiverb’s ‘Similar’ button. It will list a number of similar sounding alternatives to the currently chosen impulse response.
Walls, Floors and Doors
Altiverb contains many samples made through walls, doors and floors. If you need a rejected lover to beg from behind the front door, that party-at-the-neighbours sound or an upstairs piano practice, browse the next-door category of impulse responses.
XL version features:
- up to 5.1 surround input and output
- up to 384 kHz sampling rates
- AAX DSP plug-in for Pro Tools 10 and up
OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher
1280 x 1024 or larger display
Host software that supports Audio Units, MAS, RTAS and AudioSuite, TDM (Mac only) and VST plug-in formats
Available USB port for iLok. Software requires iLok license to operate. Both type 1 and type 2 iLok keys will work.
The Altiverb 7 plug-in for Windows has not yet been released. However, Altiverb 6 is included in this package for Windows users. When Altiverb 7 is released for Windows, owners of this license will be able to download a free upgrade from version 6 to version 7.