The most striking new feature is support for Pro Tools TDM hardware on Mac OS X. For the first time Audio Ease’s renowned library of impulse responses becomes available to the Pro Tools HD|Accel chips. For the first time it is possible to generate stereo reverb from a single chip, and over 2 seconds of it. In addition Altiverb 6 can tie chips together to create up to 25 seconds of reverb.
Altiverb 6 is the first Altiverb to run on Intel Macs, It features an improved user interface, an impulse response browser, adds 30 automation preset memories for total-recall and a wider set of automatable parameters than ever before.
Altiverb 6 Regular is the stereo, fully automatable VST-RTAS-MAS & Audio unit reverb supporting up to (and including) 96 kHz sample rate. Altiverb 6 XL, the flagship product adds Pro Tools TDM support, surround output up to 5.1, and samplerates up to 384 kHz.
“Our TDM version took a year to complete, but it lives up to our standards, and we are very satisfied with it.” says Arjen van der Schoot, co-owner of Audio Ease. “TDM users are accustomed to get a maximum of just 3 seconds of convolution reverb from their hardware and they need to throw 2 whole chips at even the shortest stereo reverb tail. We set out to tackle those limitations and I am happy with the way it worked out. We are of course aware that the ultimate quality lies in the diversity and sound of our samples, and therefore we have visited more cities and have released more Impulse Response than usual.
In this last quarter alone we have released two music clubs, three large indoor stadiums and Berlin’s Kammermusiksaal. And there is a lot more to come as we are now processing samples made in concert halls churches and operas of Toulouse, Amsterdam, Oslo and Stockholm as well as finalizing more airplanes, more outdoor samples and the spectacular Trakai castle in Lithuania.
To show off our library we couldn’t resist finally releasing a screensaver that displays hires interiors of our spaces and we have another goodie: you can now approach all venues in Google Earth right from the Altiverb 6 interface.”
Altiverb 6 Regular MSRP is $595. Altiverb 6 XL MSRP is $995. The upgrade from Altiverb 5 to Altiverb 6 regular is free, while the upgrade to XL costs $100 to $129 for existing Altiverb 5 HTDM users, depending on date of purchase.
Altiverb is available on Mac OS X as Audio Unit, MAS VST RTAS Audio Suite and TDM and as RTAS and VST on Windows XP.