AD 480 Pro – A Studio Reverb Effect For Audiobus & Inter-App Audio

ad-480-reverb-audiobusFiedler Audio has updated AD 480 Pro – a ‘studio reverb effect’ for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio.

New in the latest version:

  • full Audiobus 2.0 support
  • (AD 480 basic) easy restoring upgrade after reinstallation
  • (AD 480 pro) Audiobus 2.0 State Saving
  • (AD 480 pro) direct playback from iTunes Library (no import necessary anymore, still to find by pressing import button)

Here’s what the developer has to say about it:

The AD 480 delivers a realistic acoustic sound with a fine sonic character in best studio quality. From small boxes to the Grand Canyon – practically any size and shape is possible.

The highly intuitive user interface is designed from the ground up for today’s touch screens. It gives you quick and responsive access to all parameters and on the iPad it offers a special graphics mode (stage mode) for low light environments. The MIDI functions let you fully remote control / automate the AD 480 and the audio routing matrix gives you greatest flexibility in a multi app / multi channel environment.

Here are the official audio demos:


  • reverb sound effect with variable room size
  • InterApp Audio Support
  • 108 presets
  • preset management for MIDI, audio routing and reverb settings
  • extensive filter layout for a wide spectrum of sound
  • supports internal and external (USB class compliant or MFi) audio interfaces
  • routing matrix, which supports up to 24 input and 24 output channels
  • full Audiobus integration (input, filter and output position)
  • supports full MIDI communication via network and USB-MIDI interfaces, as well as inter-app MIDI
  • supports sample rates of 44.1 kHz – 96 kHz
  • latencies down to 64 samples
  • special low-light mode for live use on stage (“stage mode”, iPad only)
  • background audio for multitasking with other apps
  • Audio Recording, Playback, Offline Processing
  • Audio Import & Export via AudioCopy/AudioPaste/AudioShare
  • Dynamic Upgrade (AD 480 free & AD 480 basic are automatically upgraded to pro features when AD 480 pro is installed)
  • Itunes Library Access

AD 480 Pro is available now in the App Store for US $14.99.

If you’ve used AD 480 Pro, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

20 thoughts on “AD 480 Pro – A Studio Reverb Effect For Audiobus & Inter-App Audio

  1. Maybe the “kids” just don’t know better yet about how under powered a mobile device is for heavy music production.

    How fiddly their touchscreens are for live performances.

    How small and uncomfortable the screen space makes working in full music production.

    Okay so you can wifi or bluetooth your mobile device to control stuff, not always useful. And you can make notepad music on the fly. But let’s stop with all these crazy ideas that real music is made from them.

    Don’t you all remember the Gorillaz – The Fall album done all on an ipad. Haven’t heard from that group since, it might have ended their career?

    Sure you can add some diddly bobs and beepy bits but so can any kid on a toy.

    Until the power in these mobile devices become enough to actually consider them as something you can depend on physically, get the same results every time you move your finger, minus the application lag, wifi spikes, fat finger or cheap touchscreen…

    1. Well this “kid’s” been making music with computers since they were about as powerful as a calculator. If you can’t make music with what’s on offer in the iOS world then you’re either not trying or you just can’t make music.

      1. Anyone can make music, a large amount can make good music, but only a handful make great music.
        I’m guessing you didn’t win a grammy? But you made a tune for your grammy?

    2. facts :

      an ipad air is comparable in power to a 2.5Gz core i5 (check geek bench). the music apps available are totally up to the job of making music. auria can run 48 stereo tracks at 96k. a lot of the soft synths (imini, isem, thor, the korgs, alchemy, etc etc) are identical sonically to their desktop counterparts. there are also some tools on an iPad that are completely unique to a touch device (TC-11, animoog for example), and it’s nice to have built in keyboards / drum pads to play – can’t do that on a desktop or laptop.

      Gorillaz – well, that’s a side project of Damon Albarn from blur. Since that album came out he’s done (among other things) an opera for the manchester festival, and a new solo album came out a few weeks ago. He’s said that tensions with his collaborator Jamie Hewlett cause the current (probably permanent) hiatus of gorillaz


      a “toy” is defined by who is using it, and for what purpose. the quality of music depends on the writer and the musicians. the technology used to record.

      you can make great music on an iPad and you can make terrible music in the best recording studio in the world.

          1. Would love to hear your mixes. Please post link in your (almost assured) reply. Otherwise, you’re just a newb intern in a studio who gets coffee for the big boys… the big boys who would probably kick you out of your internship if they saw how stupid you sound right now. Newb.

  2. I’m not a kid and this is great. I remember when people where saying the same thing about laptops.
    Don’t know why your so afraid of the future. It’s all good. If you need to say those things to make you feel better about your life’s investment in your gear and knowledge, then by all means have your opinion. But give it a shot, try embracing the future. Take an iPad get a great interface for it, route it through some of your classic gear and see how amazing this all is. It doesn’t have to be old vs new, Its all good, really it is. So calm down, let the kids have their tools, try a few yourself and see what you can do.

    1. Laptops are still under powered for major production work.

      Everyone knows that the desktop power is required for heavy processing.

      1 reverb? Try 1 reverb on each track, plus all the other FX.

      Get back to me when you’ve got that puppy all mixed and mastered on your mobile device champ.

      1. nope. you can mix massive projects on a decent laptop. the screen size is a pain, but the power is not an issue.

        a retina macbook pro can do more heavy lifting than the ancient 8 core mac pro i’ve been using for 5 years, and i never ran out of cpu power on that. giant orchestral projects, mastering, dozens of software instruments. all kinds.

        i have, however, in 20 years of recording and mixing music for a living, never, and i mean ever, used a reverb on every channel. because no-one who has the faintest idea what they’re doing would ever do that.

  3. As much as I love using Logic, since I got my iPhone about a month ago, I haven’t touched it a whole lot. Why? Because there is a fun factor in some of the apps I’ve downloaded such as Figure, Loopseque, Impaktor, Beatwave, and others, that is missing from traditional ways of creating music, i.e., using a keyboard for inputing notes

    Ultimately, if I want to use any of my ideas, they will be imported into Logic for proper processing like Eq etc. It’s no different than any other musical tool I use like my drum machines or guitar.

  4. Lol, none of you care much about the app this thread is about! How is anyone to decide wether to go buy it if you are busy bickering wether an iOS device is actually a viable tool to produce with?

    I think you’ve had threads on here before that were aimed at such er “discussions”

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