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ValhallaRoom Tips and Tricks: Cathedrals

reverb, Tips and Tricks, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaRoom

The 1.0.4 version of ValhallaRoom added a set of Cathedral presets, that were dialed in from published acoustic measurements of various Italian cathedrals. A few hints in dialing in a cathedral sound: Turn DECAY up to correspond to…

ValhallaRoom Tips and Tricks: Unnatural Hall Reverbs

reverb, Tips and Tricks, ValhallaRoom

In one of my previous posts, I described the characteristics of “real-world” concert halls, and how to emulate them with ValhallaRoom. In general, real concert halls have a fairly fast onset of reverberation, a decay time between 1.6…

ValhallaRoom Tips and Tricks: Realistic Concert Halls

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ValhallaRoom was named for its ability to get realistic room sounds. From this perspective, a concert hall is nothing more than a really big room. The physics and reverberant characteristics of concert halls have been studied extensively in…

ValhallaRoom Tips and Tricks: Short Drum Rooms

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ValhallaRoom can be used to generate a room sound that works well with acoustic drums. Some recommending starting points: Use the Large Room or Large Chamber Reverb Mode. These provide an earlier onset of echo density. Dial in…

ValhallaRoom Tips and Tricks: Gated Reverbs

Tips and Tricks, ValhallaRoom

Generating a gated reverb sound with ValhallaRoom is easy: Set the DEPTH control to 0%, so that only the Early reverb is heard. Set PREDELAY to 0.0 msec, so that the gated sound is generated by the Early…

ValhallaRoom: An Overview

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Now that ValhallaRoom has been released for OSX and Windows, I want to put up a few blog posts that go over the features of the reverb, how to dial in the sound you want, tips and tricks,…

ValhallaShimmer Tips and Tricks: Chorus

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ValhallaShimmer was primarily designed as a reverberator. However, it can also get some cool chorus sounds. The Chorus preset is a good place to start. Some general tips: Set Size as low as possible. This will keep the…

More general reverb tips

Tips and Tricks

As a followup to my Eos tips and tricks post, I thought I’d share some more reverb tips. All of these have been tested with Eos, but should also work with a wide variety of hardware and software…

Naming reverb algorithms


I’ve created a lot of reverb algorithms at this point in time. I’ve released several dozen in plugin form, and have written hundreds more. It turns out that it is a little tricky to come up with names…