ValhallaRoom Updated to Version 1.0.7. New reverb modes: Dark Chamber and Dark Space

ValhallaRoom has been updated to version 1.0.7. Changes since 1.0.6:

  • Fixed a GUI bug in older versions of Pro Tools (7.3/7.4).
  • Improved interpolation quality for PPC versions of ValhallaRoom
  • Improved “short names” in Pro Tools insert/send windows. The shortened name now shows up as “VRoom” instead of “Valh.”
  • Two new reverb modes: Dark Chamber and Dark Space.

A bit about the new reverb modes:

  • As the names suggest, they are dark. All frequencies above 1/4 the sampling rate are completely attenuated.
  • The modulated delays are cleaner than the deliberately dirty delay modulation used in Dark Room.
  • The modulation in both modes is more balanced than the modulation used in Dark Room, resulting in less random pitch shifts and more of a “detuned” decay.
  • Dark Chamber has a fairly even initial echo density. In this way, it is similar to the Large Chamber reverb mode, but with deeper modulation and a much bigger size.
  • Dark Space has a lower initial echo density, and can have a bit of a delay of the onset of reverberation with high settings of Late Size. This also results in a wide stereo image.

The links to the new ValhallaRoom version have been sent out to all VRoom customers, and new demo links have been posted to the ValhallaRoom page.

About the author:

Sean Costello is the "algorithmic reverb plugin wizard" [citation needed] at Valhalla DSP.

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  1. I avidly follow your posts on Gearslutz forum, and recently someone posted a clip comparing the Bricasti unit with Vroom.

    Now obviously, even if someone tried hard to match them I understand that it is unfair to compare the two, having an incredible difference in price range, one is $4000, the other is $50.

    Afterwards you explained that ValhallaRoom takes 7% of a core while Bricasti would take maybe two cores or 200% if I am following correctly.

    My question is if someone were to split a band into many frequencies (maybe even using sophisticated stereo panning or M/S processing on the different frequencies) even 20-30 splits and apply Vroom to those 20-30 times, (even if having to individually freeze 4-5 instances at a time) would it be possible to match Bricasti’s depth and power (even at the cost of time and inconvenience by having to process a few tracks at a time).

    Please give me a straight answer without trying to be humble,since from the looks of things Vroom has already matched and maybe surpassed Lexicon and other high end hardware processors.

    I am asking you on your private blog because i did not want to put you on the spot asking you on the Gearslutz forum to avoid making any other company/developer uncomfortable.

    If such a thing is possible could you shed some light on what sort of parameters I would emphasize/change for the different bands and multiple instances of Vroom.

    p.s.
    If I had my vote I would suggest you make some sort of analog filterfreak type plug in ….I am hoping the upcoming Ubermod will be able to do cool delays and if not then I suggest a cool delay plug in.

    thank you for you efforts.

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