Audio Ease - Altiverb now for Windows XP (Pc/Mac/Unicersal)

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Audio Ease announces Ativerb For Windows XP and shows it at Musik Messe in Frankfurt.

March 14, 2006 - Utrecht - the Netherlands - Today Audio Ease announces the release of a Windows-RTAS and Windows VST version of Altiverb, the numerous award winning convolution reverb on the Mac. _The new version will be available before March 31 2006 as a free download for owners of Altiverb version 5. It will be shown at Frankfurter Messe Hall 5.1 stand d98b. Suggested retail price is $595.

August 2001 Altiverb made history when it was released as the first convolution reverb plug-in ever. And for the first three years of its existence it remained the only one, anywhere.
"It's obvious now that convolution reverb is here to stay" says Arjen van der Schoot, co-owner of Audio Ease. "And we've been at it over twice as long as anyone else, so no wonder Altiverb is the most efficient convolution reverb, and comes with the largest and highest quality library of acoustics samples."

"It has been a challenge to port our trick bag of Mac optimizations, especially those specifically tailored for the Mac's Altivec chip, over to Pentium type processors. But we are glad to say that Altiverb sounds identical on the PC and the Mac, and we are delighted with the CPU efficiency we've been able to obtain. For six years now we have been traveling and recording acoustics, building up this vast library, so I'm really happy that we can offer all those great spaces to Windows users. Not bad timing either: Altiverb has just been awarded 'Best Signal Processing Software 2006' by US Electronic Musician Magazine."

The Windows release kicks off a series of Altiverb format additions slated for 2006: a version that runs on the Digidesign TDM chips will see light, Pro Tools 7 optimized RTAS versions will be released, and of course Intel-Mac compatibility is in the making as well.

"In the mean time we'll continue to do what we do best: expand our library of acoustics" says Arjen van der Schoot. "Our recordings already include the major concert halls of cities such as Vienna, Berlin, Sydney and Amsterdam, a wealth of legendary US recording studio's, but also the interiors of over 30 vehicles including a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. And we have great stuff lined up for 2006: Altiverb is being used more and more on Hollywood blockbusters so there'll be more planes and helicopters, a set of train interiors, more outdoor acoustics, but also, for music production, a series of Germany's most prestigious recording studios and a collection of French opera's and theatres."

Altiverb 5 is a convolution reverb plug-in for Mac OS X, and by end of March also for Windows XP. It uses top quality samples of real spaces to create reverb, ranging from Sydney Opera House to the cabin of a fire truck. Altiverb 5 offers the most extensive set of parameters, it supports all plug-in formats on the Mac, parameter automation and surround. Altiverb 5 gives you a choice between iLok SmartKey or Challenge/response copy protection, it lets you sample your own spaces, and Altiverb is by far the most efficient convolution reverb.

But most importantly: in the end a convolution reverb sounds as good as its samples. Audio Ease's 3 year longer experience than anyone else in the industry ensures Altiverb's samples are unsurpassed in quality, quantity and diversity. And you get free new ones every few weeks.

Altiverb has the most highly acclaimed sample library and is up to 4 times as efficient as competing products, while remaining fully surround, and automatable. Supported Mac OS X Plug-in formats : HTDM, VST, MAS, RTAS, AudioUnit and added in Altiverb 5: AudioSuite. (Windows XP formats and features not yet available)

A feature overview is below:

* Reverb Time lengthens or shortens the IR.
* Room Size shifts room modes and resonances.
* Reverse reverb mode.
* Internal test sounds.
* VR movies, pictures, statistics, mic layouts etc, in the info screen.
* Automatable preset switching.
* Switch between rotatable time-frequency (waterfall) or multi channel waveform views.