Valhalla Shimmer


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ValhallaShimmer is an algorithmic reverb designed for BIG sounds, from concert halls to the Taj Mahal to the Halls of Valhalla.  At its core, ValhallaShimmer is a high-quality reverberator, designed to produce a smooth decay, that is both dense and colorless.  All of the sliders have been designed to be tweaked in real time and have a smoothed response to avoid clicks when changing settings or automating the controls. At the same time, the algorithm has been highly optimized, so you get a huge reverb sound without straining your CPU.

4 Reverb Modes:  Mono / Small Stereo / Medium Stereo / Big Stereo

Modes allow you to dial in reverb decays of different sizes, ranging from smaller rooms to vast ambiances:

  • By adjusting the Feedback, Diffusion, and Size controls, the attack, sustain and decay of the reverb signal can be fine-tuned.
  • The modulation controls can be set to produce subtle mode thickening, glistening string ensemble-like decays, and the distinctive random modulation of the older Lexicon hall algorithms.
  • Two tone controls and the Color Mode selector allow the timbre to be adjusted from bright and glistening to a more natural dark decay, similar to that produced by air absorption in large spaces.

5 Pitch Shift Modes: 

  • Single, where the feedback is shifted up or down by the Shift value.
  • Dual, where the feedback is shifted both up and down (in parallel) by the Shift value.
  • SingleReverse, where each grain is reversed before it is pitch-shifted. This results in a smoother pitch shifting sound than the Single mode.
  • DualReverse. Similar to the Dual mode, but with reversed grains, for a smoother pitch shifting sound.
  • Bypass, which turns off the pitch shifting (useful for “standard” reverb sounds).

By setting the Shift amount to +12 semitones, and the Feedback to 0.5 or greater, the classic Eno/Lanois “shimmer” sound is produced (learn more about that here, here, and here).  A wide variety of other sounds can be created by the algorithm, ranging from spring-like reverbs to “reverse” reverbs, to glistening pitch-shifted pads that are usually associated with high-end hardware processors.

Most Recent Updates:

    • Version 1.2.2 (Windows)
    • Version 1.3.0 (Mac)
    • VST3
    • Signed & notarized Mac & Windows installers
    • Intel/M1/M2/M3 native Mac builds – ready for Sonoma


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