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Category - ValhallaShimmer

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,…

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…

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!

Valhalla DSP Press and Accolades

Valhalla DSP, ValhallaRoom, ValhallaShimmer

ValhallaRoom was recently reviewed by Computer Music Magazine. A few choice quotes: There’s a Lexicon influence evident and we were able to achieve similar results to both Lexicon’s PCM Native Reverb Plug-in Bundle and SSL’s classy X-Verb. This…

Algorithmic Reverbs, Distortion, and Noise

reverb, Reverb Beards, Reverbskägg, theory, ValhallaRoom, ValhallaShimmer

Over on Gearslutz, AstralPStudios asked an interesting question: When it comes to reverb, is there close relation to distortion in some ways? I guess when I’m listening to big verbs with high decay times it makes me wonder…

ValhallaShimmer used in cool PSA

Good Music, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaShimmer

Brian Trifon, one of the users of ValhallaShimmer, sent me a link to a PSA that uses Shimmer as part of the soundtrack: The PSA is for the Mauli Ola Foundation, which exists to introduce surfing as a…

ValhallaShimmer: The Manual!

Valhalla DSP, ValhallaShimmer

Scott Wilson, one of the ValhallaShimmer users, put together some of my blog postings as a very nice PDF and sent it to me.  This serves as a fairly complete manual for the product, so here it is:…

Some more ValhallaShimmer examples

Pitch Shifting, reverb, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaShimmer

A few people have posted examples of ValhallaShimmer in action on Soundcloud. The first example, by Paul Mimlitsch, uses a greatbass recorder through Shimmer, set to a long reverb with no pitch shifting: The next example, from Simon…

Happy New Year

Valhalla DSP, ValhallaShimmer

Just a quick note of thanks to all of the readers of this blog, and all the people who supported Valhalla DSP during 2010. I love doing this work, and am thankful for everyone who bought ValhallaShimmer. I…

Giving the gift of ValhallaShimmer this holiday season

Pitch Shifting, reverb, Valhalla DSP, ValhallaShimmer

I’ve had a few requests, asking how to buy ValhallaShimmer for a friend, loved one, etc. It’s really easy: Click on the PayPal button on the ValhallaShimmer page. Click the “Add special instructions to the seller” button, and…