MPN #Altiverb 8 XL    


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Multichannel convolution reverb plug-in with built-in IR library and Dolby Atmos support - Mac VST3, AU, AAX Native

The original convolution reverb
Altiverb is a plug-in that makes your audio sound as if it was played back somewhere else, adding the acoustics of existing spaces to your own recordings or to your live audio. All spaces in Altiverb were recorded in the real world, from Sydney Opera House to a Scottish underground oil tank the size of a cathedral.

From all over the world
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 best sounding spaces.
The results of hundreds of these recordings are included with Altiverb 8.
Ranging from London's Wembley stadium to the ancient caves of the island of Malta and the churches, concert halls and rock studios from cities like Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and New York.

The IR browser
The Impulse Response library is now more accessible then ever because of Altiverb's newly designed browser. Select impulse responses by clicking photos of rooms. Instant, gapless loading, finding similar sounding spaces, organise by reverb length (RT60), and single click favorites are just a few of the possibilities. The Impulse Response Browser and the pictures in it are resizeable and contains an extensive search field.

Concert halls
First class orchestral recording studios from the US East and West coast are featured in Altiverb, like Todd AO, 20th Century Fox, paramount, some of these studios do no longer exist, but their sound lives on in Altiverb.

Orchestral studios
First class orchestral recording studios from the US East and West coast are featured in Altiverb. Some of these scoring stages are no longer excistence, but their sound lives on in Altiverb.

Recording studios
Many world class recording studio live spaces and echo chambers, from Tokyo to Paris are part of the Altiverb impulse responses library.

Every day rooms
The POST category features many different sounding spaces, every day rooms like bathrooms, restrooms, kitchens, different types of transport, trains, cars, planes, but also the not so ordinary, odd sounding, spaces like museums, huge domes or sewer pipes.

Classic reverb gear
Altiverb contains a tremendous amount of classic reverb gear and purpose built echo chambers. You will find all the EMT plates you want, spring reverbs, classic digital gear like the 480, 224, the RMX 16, the 250. Add the Frank Sinatra and Beach Boys echo chambers and you have everything you need to recreate all those classic sounds.

These IR sets match the real hardware units very closely, usually indistinguishable from the original,
as you can compare below, by switching in realtime between:
the Altiverb output recording and
the original recording. Four machines below, more on the IR page
  • Native Apple silicon: M1 / M2 & Intel macs are fully supported.
  • Dolby Atmos support: Up to 9.1.6 input and output channels for fully immersive convolution reverb.
  • New scalable user interface
  • Cloud size: Automatic input-pan following reverb, locate each reverb around the panning of the source, even when multiple sources move in a single instance.
  • Smooth and clickless: IR switches, reverb adjustments and stage position changes all practically seemless without any clicks.
  • New output level meters: These allow manipulation of level and delay per output channel.
  • Pure Dolby Atmos IRs: Almost all of the hundreds of the music spaces (concert halls, churches, cathedrals, studios, scoring stages) have been upgraded to Dolby Atmos by utilizing the original extra recordings we have been routinely making throughout the years.
  • Mono pan following: Across surround busses up to Dolby Atmos (9.1.6), making multi-mono instances unnecessary, reducing session load time considerably.
  • All outputs of Altiverb are always real and distinct original speaker to microphone takes.
  • Improved IR searching: The newly designed browser offers more and quicker ways to find the right IR.
  • New IR Tool: This tool enables you to create your own IRs, with output support up to 9.1.6 channels.
  • Computer activation: The Altiverb license can be activated on a computer or on a USB iLok key. The iLok USB key is NO LONGER required.
  • VST3 Plug-In: To ensure compatibility with worldclass VST host applications (DAWs) like Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo and Digital Performer Altiverb 8 features a VST3 plug-in.
  • Center: Almost all IRs have been supplied with a real center channel for LCR or 5.0 7.0 without center bleed.
  • Backward Compatibility: altiverb 8 is fully backward compatible replacing altiverb 7 in your sessions.
  • New Spaces: many new spaces are included with Altiverb 8, like the Zuidervermaning from the intro video, a dance club, some industrial spaces, a Tesla, camper vans , atmos plates and springs reverbs, and a selection of buckets and bins including a porta toilet. All including atmos.
  • improved loading speed: Your sessions with many Altiverbs will load quicker than ever.
  • System requirements
  • iLok account: The Altiverb license can be activated by iLok on your machine (computer) or on an iLok USB Key (generation 2 or newer). The physical iLok USB key is NOT required. iLok Cloud is not supported.
  • macOS: Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina) or higher, macOS 14 (Sonoma) and macOS 13 (Ventura) are fully supported.
  • Windows: Windows support will be added later. For now you can use Altiverb 7 on Windows.
  • 8 GB free disk space: The core IR set takes around 8 GB of hard disk space. You can choose to install this in any location you like.

  • Tested host applications (DAWs)
  • MacOS: Ableton Live 11, Cubase 13, Digital Performer 11, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 13, Pro Tools 2023-2022, Wavelab 11
  • Windows: Not available yet. Support will be added later.

  • Other DAWs might work too, only these have been tested

    Plug-In formats
  • AAX Native
  • Audio Unit (AU)
  • VST3
  • MAS: VST3 is now recommended for use in Digital Performer (DP).
  • All plug-ins are 64 bits and on macOS Universal (ARM & Intel).

  • Channel configurations
  • Altiverb 8 Regular supports mono and stereo inputs and outputs.
  • Altiverb 8 XL supports from mono all the way up to 9.1.6 inputs and outputs.
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