The Halls of Valhalla Coming To Eurorack Synths

Valhalla DSP has announced that they will be releasing The Halls of Valhalla – a hardware reverb cartridge for the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP cartridge:

A demonstration of the upcoming Halls of Valhalla reverb cartridge for the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP. This cartridge has 8 high quality modulated reverb algorithms, ranging from short (Room, Chamber) to medium sized (Plate, EnsembleVerb), to big (Cathedral), to unbelievably huge (Niflheim, Asgard, Ginnungagap).

Pricing and availability are to be announced.

13 thoughts on “The Halls of Valhalla Coming To Eurorack Synths

      1. it’s like trying to build a top of the line ferrari upgrade with consumer priced products.

        first of all… the modular synth market is small, only a few money endowed or credit enhanced people can enjoy…

        then you take that portion of maybe 1% of the total synth market and you sell them a device that only accepts proprietary cartridges..

        and try to ride along with heavy priced hitters, instead of how you built your success in the first place…

        i’ve had this same discussion with the old owner of open labs, now creator of music computing…

        you may recall the lokbox…

        1. You could of easily of sold each for $50 minus $15 fee = $35 x 2000+ = $70,000+

          1. Vintage Verb
          2. Room
          3. UberMod
          4. Shimmer

          Or offered a package of 3 or 4 for $99 and $124 x 2000 = You get the point.

        2. Honestly, I’ll probably make the same money per Z-DSP cartridge that I do per plugin. The Z-DSP/Eurorack market is WAY smaller than DAWs/plugins. So I stand to make a LOT LESS MONEY with these cartridges than I would with a new plugin.

          Why release Z-DSP cartridges? Simple: I enjoy programming them. It is so refreshing to not have to worry about GUI programming, DAW compatibility, all that stuff. I can focus on the DSP programming, and how to make everything work with 128 instructions per sample and 3 knobs. The environment is incredibly limited, which forces me to be creative to get things to sound decent. This forced creativity spurs ideas in other domains for me, including plugins.

          Programming Z-DSP (and the FV-1 DSP inside the Z-DSP) is a form of meditation for me. If I make some money, cool, but this isn’t the primary goal of this venture.

          1. Nothing wrong with doing something you love doing for little or no money…

            The thing is… the Propellerhead community could of gained a lot from your great sounding plugins… if not for the money, for the musicians…

            Greed doesn’t always mean money… it can be for personal gain too.

            1. amazing how entitled people feel they are when it comes to not only plug-ins, but something that could feasibly somehow BECOME a plug-in (and therefore needs to).

              to think of how much time people end up wasting having to write code all over again for AAX, VST3, TMZ, etc etc… anyone would rather work within a format like Z-DSP than deal with all of that.

              i wish i could get these reverbs without having to buy a Z-DSP too, but it’s probably more than worth it for this cartridge alone. really look forward to future hardware/modular formats like this (with more processing power i’m sure – not that it really makes much of a difference) and hopefully developers can program for less convoluted environments a lot more often.

          2. Thanks for the feedback.

            Readers really appreciate getting developers perspectives, and they also know that developers that are listening usually make the best products.

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