Utrecht-based Dutch music and audio software developer Audio Ease is best known for Altiverb, the first and arguably most well-known convolution reverb plug-in. It uses high-quality samples of real spaces to create reverb — anything from the Sydney Opera House to the cockpit of a Jumbo Jet with much in-between and beyond!
The company continually releases downloadable new free IRs (Impulse Responses) — measurements of real acoustic spaces and sampled classic outboard gear — for users of Altiverb 7, the latest version of this musical marvel. Recent additions include King’s College Chapel (Cambridge, UK) — considered to be one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture — and Gas Holder (Sneek, The Netherlands)— a disused gas holding tank with the longest reverb yet discovered anywhere by the Audio Ease travelling team of self-styled ‘reverb hunters’… the perfect pro audio job for those with wanderlust, perhaps?
Even more perfect, the latest IRs cleverly contain spectral and temporal data that allows them to be compared to others for use with Altiverb 7’s handy ‘show similar sounding IRs’ button. All Altiverb 7 impulse responses come in a format allowing single file downloads that include all channel configurations, spectral data, 360 surround movies, and textual tags for easier finding and sorting.
Away from their reverb-hunting travels, Audio Ease found time to develop the Speakerphone speaker simulation plug-in, capable of making any audio sound like it is coming through any one of hundreds of authentic speakers of any size, while adding realistic details like rooms, samples, mobile phone data compression, and much more besides. In short, you can create entire audio scenes using a single plug-in — perfect for post-production applications!