Zynaptiq Intros Adaptiverb Harmonic Tracking Resynthesis Reverb

adaptiverb-screen-shotZynaptiq has introduced Adaptiverb a harmonic tracking resynthesis reverb effect plugin for Mac OS X & Windows.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

ADAPTIVERB is a revolutionary reflectionsless reverberation plugin. Unlike traditional reflection-based acoustic room modeling, ADAPTIVERB adds perceived depth, harmonic richness, and butter-smooth tails without obscuring the source. Preserving the tonal definition and directness of your mix, it adds “size”, “glue” and “body” – making it perfect for mixing and mastering applications alike.

Powered by ray tracing, source separation, and advances in artificial intelligence, ADAPTIVERB automatically adapts to the input audio like a chameleon, blending with your sounds perfectly, and conforming its reverb tail to the tonality of the input or a user defined set of notes.
While exceptionally fast to use, its advanced synthesis, cross-filtering and reverb pitch processing functionality provides ambient artists, film composers and sound designers with exciting new creative options for making evolving drones, organic pads, lush ambient sound scapes, and more.

Here’s the official intro video:


  • New reverberation approach with unique sonic characteristics.
  • Bionic Sustain Resynthesis creates stunningly organic tails, eliminating noisy components from the input for clear, harmonic results free of graininess.
  • Harmonic Contour Filter (HCF) circuit for removing effect components not in tune with the input, a captured harmonic fingerprint, or a set of notes defined using an on-screen keyboard.
  • Filtering and pitch quantization based HCF Keyboard modes to conform the effect to a specific key.
  • HCF HOLD mode for creating cross-filtering effects.
  • Ray Tracing and Allpass based reverb engines.
  • Input FREEZE function for creating drones, pads or infinite reverb type sounds.
  • SIMPLIFY function that recreates the input’s harmonic content with a small amount of oscillators for additive synthesis type sounds — without the warbliness.
  • RICHNESS parameter for adding octave, fifth or unison interval harmonics into the reverb.
  • Pre-Processing section including harmonic synthesis based AIR.
  • More than 400 presets covering a broad range of effects, including bread-and-butter reverbs, “invisible” reverbs, instrument-/voice-colored reverbs, cross-filtering, adaptively filtered delays, and pads/drones that play without input signal.
  • MIDI control of all key parameters.

Pricing and Availability

Adaptiverb is available now for Mac & Windows, with an introductory price of $149 USD / 159 EUR through September 30th, 2016 (regular $249 / 269 EUR).

8 thoughts on “Zynaptiq Intros Adaptiverb Harmonic Tracking Resynthesis Reverb

  1. “Powered by ray tracing, source separation, and advances in artificial intelligence” ………… self aware plugins people the future is now!

  2. That is a very sweet sounding teaser track, but its not clear what the reverb is doing. I guess I need more of a tutorial or features demo.

    I like the idea of filtering out frequencies that are dissonant with the key of the source. That’s unique. The idea of kind of harmonic notching to make the reverb sit back and not have resonances you want/need to hide is nice.

  3. Demo sounded great, but I also agree that I’m not entirely clear on what it’s doing. Seems like some adaptive EQ and harmonic filtering? But I’m intrigued enough to try out the demo.

  4. Latest version of (iLok License Manager) does not work on windows xp.
    (Server Unavailable) and so on like:
    (Activate ADAPTIVERB) always says this:
    Service Temporarily Unavailable.

  5. OK, I was a platforms engineer for Microsoft and did a lot of performance monitoring, tweaking, baseline recording, etc. Why are you on Windows XP? Is it just due to not buying a new OS or hardware to get a new OS? The protected driver/kernel interchange model is what the company and almost every vendor that wants DRM bullshit in the way were demanding. There is an iLok 2.4.7 for rickety ass Windows Vista and earlier operating systems, both in 32 and 64-bit modes. However, considering the computational behavior of this plugin by itself, I’d count on it requiring some serious math in real time, and then a large amount of binging and purging along the north bridge I/O.


    My last PC that I used was around a P990x Core Extreme with 24 GB of RAM in a triple channel configuration. I got it in 2011 for setting up virtual servers and running test deployments of a few dozen servers and workstations in Hyper-V. That thing was still great with Windows 10 before the mainboard finally gave up and I got a MacBook Pro to do my music and video stuff on. However, if I tried to shoehorn XP onto that hardware, it wouldn’t have been able to leverage it correctly, nor interact with a great deal of hardware that’s been added using 64-bit drivers. And if a 6 year old PC was still great with Windows 10 and not able to use XP, why are you?

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