Altiverb 7 XL is the industry standard convolution reverb plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows. The TDM simplified chip management can be done from within Altiverb using handy menu.
It uses top quality samples of real spaces to create reverb, ranging from Sydney Opera House to the cockpit of a Jumbo Jet. Altiverb 7 is efficient on the cpu, offers many parameters to tweak reverb, is total recall automatable, and has 64 bit support.
Altiverb 7 for Music
Altiverb's concert halls and recording studio spaces are geared towards music production, but also its plate reverbs and digital reverb gear. But there is more for music: algorithmic brightness, modulation, stage positioning, and tempo locked gated and reverse reverbs. And you can make fantastic textures by using any sound as an impulse response.
Altiverb 7 for Post-Prod.
Features geared towards audio for picture are: total recall (automation without snapshots), drag and drop impulse response making, making of impulse responses using portable radio or even slates (clapperboards), Altiverb's extensive channel setup flexibility and the keyword-search feature (just type 'bed room' or 'SUV')
King of Spaces
Longer than anyone in the industry, and with more ear for detail, Audio Ease has been traveling the world to record the acoustics of the very best sounding spaces. The results of hundreds of these travels are included with Altiverb 7. From London's Wembley stadium to the ancient caves of the island of Malta, and the churches, concert halls and rock studios of the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and New York.
Regular vs XL
Altiverb 7 is a native stereo in / stereo out AAX Native-RTAS-VST-AU-MAS plug-in that goes up to 96 kHz sampling rate. Altiverb 7 XL adds support for TDM (Mac only), i/o up to 5.1, and sample rates over 96 kHz. Both versions are protected using the iLok 2 usb key.
Altiverb 7 looks and feels better. Often used controls all line up on the front, while the more exotic ones are in drawers beneath.
The IR library is more accessible than ever because of Altiverb's new visual browser: quicker loading, organize-by-size, and single click favorites.
A powerful keyword search field makes you find items like 'metallic resonances' 'bed room', 'street slapback' or 'brick studio'
An algorithmic synthetic reverb layer that is tightly tailored to the impulse response provides a type of brightness that an EQ could never boost from a real world room.
Keep your IR library up to date from within Altiverb. You can go into Altiverb's news tab, see what's new and proceed to download and install without restarting, all from within Altiverb 7.
The room does work, but it is not quite the perfect one yet Hit Similar and Altiverb will suggest similar sounding alternatives to the chosen impulse response.
To operate the equalizers you can still use the familiar turning knobs. But Altiverb 7 adds an interactive equalizer curve that allows you to set al four bands including the widths of the parametric ones.
Altiverb supports 64 bits on both Mac OS X and Windows. It has a new reverb gate, and straightforward pre-delay and attack parameters. Times can be set in note values locked to your song's tempo, and you have 10 times as much space in the stage positioner. Altiverb also supports the new AAX format for Pro Tools 11 and up.
Everything, including the impulse response choice is automatable in Altiverb 7. This means that you do not have to jump through hoops to fully automate Altiverb 7. And while there are still single-click snapshots, you do not need them to automate Altiverb. You can even read which IR is chosen in the automation curve.
Just drop any audio onto Altiverb 7 to use it as an impulse response: sweep recordings, several type claps or bangs, or any kind of experimental audio like crashing cars or piano chords. The drag and drop IR feature includes new make-up curves that allows the making of decent IRs using a handheld portable radio, or even slates.
Dial in a bit of chaotic modulation and not every hit will sound identical in the reverb. As a bonus tonal material will be dispersed which means that slightly out of tune notes will be covered up in the reverb tail.
In Altiverb 7 XL, the TDM chip management can be done from within Altiverb, using one handy pop-up menu. This feature does away with the long list of Altiverbs in the TDM plug-in popup. On top of that Altiverb 7 XL allows the loading of all IR types (down to mono in / mono out) into a stereo to quad instance of Altiverb.
The Altiverb Library of Acoustics contains the most sought after spaces for music. The main concert halls of the cities of Berlin, Los Angeles Vienna and Amsterdam for your orchestral work. Or legendary rock studios from New York or Paris. But you can also put your audio in French Cathedrals, the Gol Gumbaz of India or London's Wembley stadium.
Altiverb contains a tremendous amount of classic reverb gear and purpose built echo chambers. You'll find all the EMT plates you want, spring reverbs, classic digital gear like the 480, 224, the AMS RMX 16 or the EMT 240. Add the Frank Sinatra and Beach Boys echo chambers and you have everything you need to recreate all those classic sounds.
Grab any sound from your tracks or the Finder and toss it on Altiverb to use it as an impulse response. Try piano chords, breaking glass, spoken word, thunder or a drum loop. In convolution each sample of the input is replaced by the entire impulse response. So if you use a piano chord as an impulse Response, and you clap your hands into Altiverb, out comes the chord.
Spaces for Post
The Altiverb Library of Acoustics contains hundreds of spaces geared towards audio post for picture. This includes 18 bed rooms, 30 car interiors, trains, boats, many streets and forests, the cockpit of a boeing 747, clubs, sports stadiums, bathrooms, closets and cupboards.
Walls, Floors and Doors
Altiverb contains many samples made through walls, doors and floors. If you need a rejected lover to beg from behind the front door, that party-at-the-neighbours sound or an upstairs piano practice, browse the next-door category of impulse responses.
Total Recall Automation
Everything, including the impulse response choice is automatable in Altiverb 7. This means that you do not have to jump through hoops to simply automate Altiverb 7 100% accurately. While there are still single-click snapshots, you do not need them to automate Altiverb fully.