2852 posts since 14 Nov, 2006, from Pacific NW
I've just sent out the 1.0.1b23 release of ValhallaVintageVerb out to a bunch of people.
Changes since the last beta:
AUTOMUTE. If the output of the plugin exceeds +12 dB, the plugin will mute its outputs. This level measurement is taken *before* the output happens. A few users have reported loud noise bursts, that are generally not repeatable, and that I haven't been able to reproduce on any of my systems (so I haven't been able to track down the cause). The Automute will prevent any noise bursts from reaching your speakers/headphones, and will display a message saying "Internal Overload." I've tested this with various SUPER LOUD input signals, and the plugin will simply mute until the output level drops below +12 dB.
SANCTUARY CHANGES. Sanctuary is the new reverb mode, very loosely inspired by the EMT250. I'd been tinkering with the algorithm since the last beta:
- The early reflections are slightly different. To be precise, the first early reflection from the older beta has been removed, and the reflection gains have been changed. This results in a far more balanced stereo image.
- Converter models. The 1970s and 1980s modes in Sanctuary now have "dynamic bit reduction." This is a way of quantizing the signal to a certain bit depth, while riding the input/output gain levels of the quantization, so that the tail has a natural decay. This was inspired by the gain convertors in the Lexicon 224/224XL, as well as the AMS RMX16 (the unit used to dial in the sound). The 1970s mode has more quantization/noise than the 1980s mode, while the NOW mode is clean.
- Improved fixed lowpass filters in the 1970s and 1980s modes. The new filters have a steeper cutoff, and a bit of wiggle in the passband, to better emulate the elliptic filters used in older hardware.
- The early reflections are fixed for all Size settings, while the late reverb changes according to Size. This allows users to have that EMT-esque initial sound (with Attack set to 0%), while using Size to control the "tightness" of the late reverb decay.
Any existing users of the full version of ValhallaVintageVerb are welcome to test the beta. Just send me an email, or PM me with your email address, and I'll send you the links.
Assuming that this beta works for people, I hope to release this as the official 1.0.1 release in the next few days. At that point, I'll send out update links to all users via MailChimp.