Aaltoverb is a reverberator designed with a focus on completely smooth tweakability. Any of its controls including the reverb size can be adjusted without making clicks. This feature can bring fresh sounds to a mix, and particularly shines in a live performance setup.
Until registered, the demo plays a gentle reminder sound every 60 seconds or so. The same installers linked here contain the latest updates to the full version.
Aaltoverb is based on a new code base to support performance improvements and future products. It requires a 64-bit host, and relies on recent technologies like Metal on MacOS. Please see below for complete system requirements.
The purchase price includes a license for both Mac OS and Windows.
Your purchase will create a license key that you can get from the "My licenses" page after logging in. To register your plugin, just copy the key and then click in the plugin’s registration area.
We made Aaltoverb after hearing from people who wanted to use the reverb from our synthesizer Aalto as a standalone effect. Aalto’s reverb is meant to sound good as part of Aalto, but like the spring reverbs in our favorite vintage synthesizers that inspired it, it’s not at all flexible. Our focus as a company is on instruments, tools for performance, so we thought: what features would a performance reverb have?
We've already mentioned Aaltoverb’s most remarkable trick: you can smoothly change the size of the virtual space that the sound is reverberating in. This results in in pitch shifting that is reminiscent of what tape delays do when the speed changes. But instead of a single speed, the shift applies to the whole acoustic space, vibrating “air” and all. So a giant room can turn smoothly into a small and natural sounding chamber, and then into a tiny and very unnatural resonator. With longer decay times, weird spring-like beasties can be found along the way.
The decay control works in tandem with the size control to set an accurate T60 (the number of seconds it takes for a sound to decay by 60 decibels) for any space, even the weird ones. And at the top of its range, this decay time jumps to infinty as Aaltoverb’s freeze function is seamlessly faded in. Freezing results in a truly endless wash of sound without audible loop points. It's great for ambient performance, making room tones, and hopefully some things you’ll do that we haven't thought of yet.
Like its neighbors, the tone dial also give you more control than meets the eye. It's not the tame EQ a typical reverb provides. In the middle of its range, right near 1000 Hz, it does have a subtle and transparent effect that’s good for tweaking a mix. But beyond that it gets much more drastic, like the isolator in a DJ mixer. At the low end, it muffles everything to an outside-the-warehousey boom. And the dramatic lift at the high end can fade a whole track “up and out” or add a real sizzle to vocals.
There are no presets. Instead, just a few dials that invite you to navigate through a whole pocket universe of sounds.
You can install Aaltoverb on as many computers as you like. If you want to run the plugin on more than one computer at a time, we require that you buy a license for each computer.
This license approach is designed to let legitimate owners get work done, whenever and wherever they need to, without worrying about authorization issues. When you buy a license, your name will appear in the UI of your licensed software as a reminder of your awesomeness.
We encourage you to try before you buy, and make sure you’ll be happy with it. But if you find unexpected problems within 14 days of purchase, let us know and we can issue a refund..
A license purchased directly from us can be transferred for a small service fee. Contact us for details.
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Mac versions of Aaltoverb require OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher, and a Mac computer that supports Metal. Any Mac that can run OS X 10.14 (Mojave) supports Metal.
Windows versions require Windows 8.1 or higher. We recommend using Windows 10.
A host capable of loading 64-bit Audio Units or 64-bit VST3 plugins is needed.
Ableton live users: Live version 10.1 or higher is required for VST3 support. Live 9 can load the AU version of Aaltoverb only.