Giant Verb Is A Free Reverb Designed For ‘Infinite Spaces’

Digital Systemic has introduced Giant Verb, a free audio effect for MacOS & Windows that’s designed for creating ‘infinite spaces’.

Features:

  • Total feedback up to 100% (=infinite decay time)
  • Analog input behavior: pre-warmth factor
  • Reverb modulation for smooth & discrete chorusing
  • Direct & intuitive UI, ‘optimized for sound over technical stuff’
  • Ultra low space (5 Mo), super light CPU use (~0%) so you can use it on live sessions without latency

It’s available now as a free download.

8 thoughts on “Giant Verb Is A Free Reverb Designed For ‘Infinite Spaces’

  1. The acoustical reverberation signature of Hagia Sophia (‘The Great Church’ of Roman Emperor Justinian, now being used once again as a mosque in Istanbul) has a decay time of some 12 seconds. The Byzantine vocal ensemble Capella Romana recorded an album of liturgical music that features a digital recreation of the Great Church’s reverberation signature called ‘Lost voices of Hagia Sophia’ . Stanford University’s ‘Icons in Sound’ digital production team and scholar Bissera V. Pentcheva created the digital engine using percussive samples (balloon pops) recorded inside Hagia Sophia late at night when the city outside slept. The record is marvelous and indicates something of how the high Byzantine spiritual culture of the first millenium sounded. It’s truly ‘otherworldly’.

    1. According to William Arthur Griffiths, who wrote ‘Malta and its Recently Discovered Prehistoric Temples’, a word spoken in the Oracle room is “magnified a hundredfold and is audible throughout the entire structure. The effect upon the credulous can be imagined when the oracle spoke and the words came thundering forth through the dark and mysterious place with terrifying impressiveness.”

      It is said that standing in the Hypogeum is like being inside a giant bell. At certain pitches, one feels the sound vibrating in bone and tissue as much as hearing it in the ear. Sarasota arts and architecture critic Richard Storm explained the sensation: “Because you sense something coming from somewhere else you can’t identify, you are transfixed.”

      The Hypogeum of ?al Saflieni is a Neolithic subterranean structure dating to the Saflieni phase (3300 – 3000 BC) in Maltese prehistory, located in Paola, Malta. It is often simply referred to as the Hypogeum (Maltese: Ipo?ew), literally meaning “underground” in Greek. The Hypogeum is thought to have been a sanctuary and necropolis, with the remains of more than 7,000 people documented by archeologists,[1] and is among the best preserved examples of the Maltese temple building culture that also produced the Megalithic Temples and Xag?ra Stone Circle.

  2. Installed on Mac OS 10.13.6, inserted in a Mainstage strip. Each time you try to open the plugin interface, Mainstage crashes miserably.

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