Aaltoverb

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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.

Download the plugin

When you first install the plugin, it will run in demo mode. This means that a gentle reminder sound plays every minute or so, and saving patches is disabled. When you register the plugin, these restrictions are removed.

To update your plugin, just download and run the latest installer above. The latest version will always be right here and updating won't affect your registration.

Aaltoverb1.0

Buy a license: $35.00


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.

About the sound

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.

Have a listen

Read the friendly manual

Though you might not need to refer to it much, Aaltoverb’s manual is here to show you the ropes. And maybe a few hidden tricks. Click to download: AaltoverbManual.pdf

System requirements

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.

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