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Category - Valhalla DSP

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…

ValhallaUberMod: The Preset Menu

Manual, Tips and Tricks, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaÜberMod

ValhallaÜberMod has a cross-platform preset format, allowing users to use the same presets for all plugin types (RTAS/VST/AU, for both OSX and Windows). The preset format is based around XML, which allows presets to be copied and pasted…

What is UberMod?

DSP Philosophy, Multitap, Pitch Shifting, Plugins, theory, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaÜberMod

ValhallaÜberMod, at its heart, is a stereo modulated multitap delay line. The signal is written into parallel delay lines (1 for left, 1 for right), and is read out by one or more delay taps. The taps can…

ValhallaUberMod: The History

Valhalla DSP, ValhallaÜberMod

I started developing ValhallaÜberMod in late May of 2011. The original name was ValhallaChorus, as my goal was to make a plugin that could generate the “detuned” choruses found in the Roland Dimension units, as well as the…

ValhallaUberMod: The DIFF Parameters

Diffusion, theory, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaÜberMod

The initial concept behind ValhallaÜberMod was to create a chorus algorithm that took the “balanced” modulation of the Roland Dimension units, and combined this with the multitap complexity of the choruses found in high end rackmount units, such…

ValhallaUberMod: The TAPS Parameters

Chorus, Multitap, Plugins, theory, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaÜberMod

ValhallaÜberMod, at its heart, is a multitap delay. The TAPS section of the ÜberMod interface is used to control the delays and amplitudes of the taps. Instead of providing individual delay/gain controls for each tap, a few high…

Video Demo of Valhalla Plugins

Valhalla DSP, ValhallaRoom, ValhallaShimmer, ValhallaÜberMod

OceanViewStudio just posted a video demonstration of 3 Valhalla DSP plugins (ValhallaRoom, ValhallaShimmer, ValhallaUberMod): You can view the video in much higher resolution here. Thanks, OceanViewStudio!