Audio Ease - Altiverb released for Windows

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May 30, 2006 - Utrecht - the Netherlands - Today Audio Ease released a Windows-RTAS and Windows VST version of Altiverb, the numerous award winning convolution reverb on the Mac. The new version is made available as a free download for all Altiverb 5 owners. 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."

# # # Audio Ease is a leading developer of audio software, including the award-winning BarbaBatchª audio batch processing application. Altiverb received numerous awards and was called "Best sounding reverb" (Pro Audio review) "Best reverb ever" (resolution) "Most natural sounding reverb (EQ) "Densest and smoothest native reverb" (EM) "Stunning" (Mac User), "Bests all reverb units" (Keyboard) Other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective manufacturers.