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Category - Reverb Beards

Z-DSP Shimmer Cartridge

Pitch Shifting, reverb, Reverb Beards, Shimmer, ValhallaShimmer, Z-DSP

I am happy to announce that the Z-DSP Shimmer cartridge has been released. The Z-DSP Shimmer cartridge has 8 original algorithms, designed to combine lush reverberation with multiple voices of pitch shifting, to create ethereal pads, rich chordal textures,…

ValhallaPlate, Diffusion, and Presets

Diffusion, DSP Philosophy, Plates, reverb, Reverb Beards, reverb design, Reverbskägg

One of the goals for ValhallaPlate was to have a minimal user interface. The goal was to have as many controls as necessary to sculpt beautiful plate reverberation, but no more. Any parameters that were deemed superfluous, or…

The Physics and Psychophysics of Plates

Plates, Reverb Beards, reverb design, Reverbskägg

Plate reverberators were introduced in 1957 with the EMT140. This was touted as a compact alternative to a reverberation chamber. This is true, as long as you consider a 400 pound twin mattress-sized box to be “compact.” By…

The characteristics of reverb chambers versus plates

Chambers, Plates, reverb, Reverb Beards, Reverbskägg

Plate reverbs have some distinctive characteristics: Instant onset of reverberation Instantly high echo density Bass RT60 (reverberation decay time) that is considerably longer than the midrange Fairly short RT60 for the treble frequencies, no matter what the reverb…

Introducing Valhalla Plate

Plugins, reverb, Reverb Beards, reverb design

I am happy to announce the latest plugin in the ValhallaDSP lineup, ValhallaPlate. Plate reverbs have been an obsession of mine for a long time. As a reverb developer, the physics of plates are fascinating. The physical structure…

Slides from my AES Reverb presentation

reverb, Reverb Beards, reverb design

I was invited by the Seattle chapter of the Audio Engineering Society to speak about reverbs and reverb design. I threw together some slides: AES2015ReverbPresentation Pretty skeletal deck, but it was (hopefully) more entertaining when presented in person.…

A new reverb cartridge for the Z-DSP: Halls of Valhalla

eurorack, reverb, Reverb Beards, Reverbskägg, Upcoming work, Valhalla DSP, Z-DSP

I have been working on code for the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP Eurorack processor for a few years now. I am pleased to finally announce my first product for the Z-DSP, a reverb cartridge called Halls of Valhalla. The…

Valhalla DSP State Of The Union, June 2013

AAX, reverb, Reverb Beards, Reverbskägg, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaVintageVerb

My, how the time flies! We’ve been keeping busy here at Valhalla DSP HQ. The big news was the release in December 2012 of the latest plugin, ValhallaVintageVerb: ValhallaVintageVerb is a collection of 9 reverb algorithms, inspired by…

Building complex reverbs using ValhallaÜberMod

reverb, Reverb Beards, Reverbskägg, theory, Tips and Tricks, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaRoom, ValhallaShimmer, ValhallaÜberMod

The original ValhallaÜberMod concept had a fairly sparse Diffusion section, which was intended to smooth out feedback echos and add some density to chorus patches. Somewhere during the development process, the diffusion block was expanded into a much…

ValhallaRoom Updated to Version 1.1.0

Plugins, reverb, Reverb Beards, Reverbskägg, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaRoom

ValhallaRoom has been updated to version 1.1.0. The latest changes: New reverb mode: LV-426. In keeping with the Nostromo/Narcissus/Sulaco tradition, this is a deep dark space verb. It is kind of a cross between Nostromo and Narcissus, but…