Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Audio Ease has released Altiverb 6.
The most striking new feature is support for Pro Tools TDM hardware on Mac OS X. For the first time Audio Ease's renowned library of impulse responses becomes available to the Pro Tools HD|Accel chips. For the first time it is possible to generate stereo reverb from a single chip, and over 2 seconds of it. In addition Altiverb 6 can tie chips together to create up to 25 seconds of reverb.
Altiverb 6 is the first Altiverb to run on Intel Macs, It features an improved user interface, an impulse response browser, adds 30 automation preset memories for total-recall and a wider set of automatable parameters than ever before.
Altiverb 6 Regular is the stereo, fully automatable VST-RTAS-MAS & Audio unit reverb supporting up to (and including) 96 kHz sample rate. Altiverb 6 XL, the flagship product adds Pro Tools TDM support, surround output up to 5.1, and samplerates up to 384 kHz.
"Our TDM version took a year to complete, but it lives up to our standards, and we are very satisfied with it." says Arjen van der Schoot, co-owner of Audio Ease. "TDM users are accustomed to get a maximum of just 3 seconds of convolution reverb from their hardware and they need to throw 2 whole chips at even the shortest stereo reverb tail. We set out to tackle those limitations and I am happy with the way it worked out. We are of course aware that the ultimate quality lies in the diversity and sound of our samples, and therefore we have visited more cities and have released more Impulse Response than usual.
In this last quarter alone we have released two music clubs, three large indoor stadiums and Berlin's Kammermusiksaal. And there is a lot more to come as we are now processing samples made in concert halls churches and operas of Toulouse, Amsterdam, Oslo and Stockholm as well as finalizing more airplanes, more outdoor samples and the spectacular Trakai castle in Lithuania.
To show off our library we couldn't resist finally releasing a screensaver that displays hires interiors of our spaces and we have another goodie: you can now approach all venues in Google Earth right from the Altiverb 6 interface."
Altiverb 6 Regular MSRP is $595. Altiverb 6 XL MSRP is $995. The upgrade from Altiverb 5 to Altiverb 6 regular is free, while the upgrade to XL costs $100 to $129 for existing Altiverb 5 HTDM users, depending on date of purchase.
Altiverb is available on Mac OS X as Audio Unit, MAS VST RTAS Audio Suite and TDM and as RTAS and VST on Windows XP.
Altiverb 6 Regular is the Post and music production industry standard stereo convolution reverb. It comes with the renowned full library of impulse responses. Below you can click through pictures that reveal most of Altiverb's features at a glance. Read on to find out about the features that are not visible in the interface.
Altiverb 6 Regular ($595)
* Windows: VST, RTAS and Audio Suite.
* Mac OS X: MAS, Audio Unit, RTAS and Audio Suite, Universal Binaries for both Power PC and Mac-Intel
Power PC VST
* The Full Altiverb Impulse Response library
* Full parameter automation
* an impulse response browser that replaces the impulse response popup menu.
* mono to mono, mono to stereo, and stereo to stereo channel configurations.
* supported sample rates up to and including 96 kHz.
* 40 automation preset memories for total-recall via parameter automation.
* iLok or Challenge-Response authorization.
* Sample your own spaces or gear (Mac only)
Altiverb 6 XL ($995)
this version adds to Altiverb 6 Regular:
* All channel configurations up to 5.1 surround.
* TDM support, on Mac OS X Pro Tools | HD Accel DSP chips. (support for regular HD chips scheduled for a later release). TDM sample rates supported: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz
zero TDM latency at 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. At 96 kHz sample rate 2 milliseconds latency (0.002 seconds or 200 samples)
* supported sample rates for RTAS, VST, AU, MAS and Audio Suite up to and including 384 kHz.
Typical Altiverb 6 XL TDM system usage examples at 48 kHz:
* mono to stereo Small Concert Hall with a 2.1 second reverb tail takes one HD|Accel chip.
* mono to stereo Large Concert Hall with a 4.2 second reverb tail takes two HD|Accel chips.
* mono to quad Church of 4.2 seconds takes four HD|Accel chips.
In addition work on support for HD (non-Accel) chips is well underway. It is not likely that we will be ready in time for the Altiverb 6 release, so regular HD chip support will be included in Altiverb 6.1 XL. We ask for your patience.
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