u-he Intros Free ‘Experimental Reverb’, Protoverb

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Most algorithmic reverbs try to avoid resonances or model the reflections of sound from a rooms walls. Protoverb does the opposite. It builds up as many room resonances as possible, modeling the body of air in the room. It therefore does not need to modulate or colour the signal.

The result is a very natural sounding reverbration with some interesting features: Long standing frequencies resonate louder, as if the air takes some time to get excited. Multiple instruments don’t mash into a diffuse mud, they stay distinct. If you play a short melody, the room seems to repeat a ghost echo of that melody. Those properties are indeed found in churches and large halls, but they’re rarely found in conventional algorithmic reverbs. Continue reading

Eventide H3000 Band Delays Plug-in Slices & Dices Your Audio

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Eventide has introduced the H3000 Band Delays plug-in for AAX, VST, and AU.

Band Delays will take any instrument or vocal and ‘dice and slice’ it in both time and frequency, creating up to 8 distinct voices, defined by frequency, resonance, filter type, delay time, volume and panning.

Here are the official video intros: Continue reading

eaReckon Intros EAReverb 2 Algorithmic Reverb For Mac & Windows

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eaReckon has introduced EAReverb 2, an algorithmic reverb for Mac & Windows.

EAReverb 2 is an algorithmic reverb plug-in (32/64-bit VST2, VST3, AU, AAX). It features the “Natural” core engine of the original EAReverb, but also brings new algorithms and functionalities, accessible from a totally revised user interface.

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading

Polyverse & Infected Mushroom Intro Granular Note Freezer Plugin

Polyverse Music & Infected Mushroom has introduced a new audio effect, I Wish, for Mac & Windows (AU/VST).

I Wish is a granular note freezer for Mac and Windows. When you hit a note on your MIDI keyboard, the plug-in creates a tiny loop, at the wavelength of that note and can create a diverse range of effects.

You can view a detailed intro to the plugin above.  Continue reading

Kuvert Lets You Create Complex Envelope-Controlled Rhythmic Effects

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Klevgränd Produktion AB has introduced Kuvert – the ‘Swedish Envelope app’.

Kurvert allows you to draw five different envelopes. These envelopes control different effect parameters, and can be drawn freely or onto a grid. The envelopes are looped, letting you create complex rhythmic effects synced to your music.

Here’s a video intro: Continue reading