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Audio Ease Tunes Reverb Plugin for G4

Altiverb offer real-time decay with additional hardware By Dave Nagel
Audio Ease has released a new reverb plugin for Digital Performer and MAS systems called Altiverb. It's a sampled acoustics processor that offers one-, two- and four-channel sampled acoustics of real halls, churches, forests, bathrooms and virtually any acoustic environment, according to Audio Ease.

The name Altiverb is derived from the plugin's optimization for the G4's Altivec extensions. According to the company, Altiverb is "the first native reverb plugin to take full advantage of Altivec, the ?Velocity Engine co-processor that brings super-computer performance to Apple Power Macintosh G4 computers. The result is a native reverb plugin for Digital Performer that exceeds the performance of recently introduced outboard sampled acoustics processors that cost as much as $10,000."

Using nothing more than the standard G4 processor, Altiverb can produce up to 40 seconds of real-time reverb decay. Included in the release are dozens of presets, which can be browsed at Audio Ease's site.

Altiverb provides mono to mono, mono to stereo, stereo to stereo, mono to quad and stereo to quad effects. All processing is done in real time in one of two modes: zero-latency mode (with shorter decay times) and long decay mode.

Altiverb includes the Impulse Response Pre-Processor software, which allows users to sample any acoustic space, hardware reverb or other source to create their own Altiverb presets.

Altiverb is available for $495. A demo version is also available. For more information, visit

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