Numerical Sound has announced the release of Hollywood Impulse Responses, a new collection of Advanced True High Definition Reverberation Impulses for producers, composers and musicians designed specifically for individual musical instruments and with the ability to change the overall timbre of a track.
The Hollywood Impulse Responses (HIR) were inspired by the ambience of 20 major Hollywood blockbuster films released between 1977-2006. This selection of films was recorded in several famous recording studio's sound stages and symphony halls.
Timbre. The impulses were designed to change the perceived timbre of an individual instrument, ensemble or even the entire orchestra. The user can adjust the tone of a track by selecting the appropriate Dark, Warm, Flat, Clear or Bright impulse when mixing the wet signal in with the dry.
Instruments. A new feature unique to HIR is the addition of 6 sets of RIs that are high pass filtered at points of the frequency spectrum that match the range of acoustic instruments. These points are at the notes C2, G2, C3, G3, C4, and G4. This instrument designed approach offers sonic precision and clarity. For example if you have a solo violin track the RIs from the G3 set will exactly match the range of this instrument. C3 would work for the Viola and C2 for the Cello.
Comprehensive. Each of the 20 RIs (24 bit 44.1K) has 5 variations. Six separate sets of these for a total of 600 reverberation impulses.
Quality. Signal to Noise greater than 130 db.
Versatility. This collection of reverberation impulses was developed to add authentic film ambience (dramatic and "larger than life") to a users orchestral sample library or any other acoustic material such as drums, voice, guitar, and keyboard tracks.
Hollywood Impulse Responses has an MSRP of $129.95 and comes on two CD ROMs (1.1 Gb).