Convolution Reverb for NVidia and ATI GPUs - saving CPU time

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
Nils Schneider
KVRist
166 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Neuss, Germany

Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:40 am

GPU Impulse Reverb VST is an effect plugin that calculates convolution reverbs by using your graphics card as DSP for realtime reverb calculation with a CPU usage of near 0%. Any consumer graphics card that supports OpenCL (NVIDIA / ATI or others) can be used without any need for other specific hardware. All common VST hosts are supported, such as Cubase, Nuendo, Reaper, Fruity Loops and others.

A public demo is available, free to try for everyone.

Features include…

* Low latency, only one ASIO block size
* Supports Stereo & True Stereo processing (quad-channel wav files required)
* Supports 16, 24 and 32 bit responses
* Supports as many instances as your GPU can handle
* 2-Band EQ
* Adjustable Attack/Release & Length Envelope
* File Browser for easy access of IRs
* …and much more

For more information, visit http://gpuimpulsereverb.de

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koolkeys
KVRAF
16063 posts since 2 Dec, 2003 from Nashville, TN

Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:51 am

Does this work on mobile GPU units on laptops?

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timbesamusca
KVRist
199 posts since 12 Apr, 2005 from The Netherlands

Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:57 am

Hi Nils,

Very cool! Unfortunately I have Ati Cards in both of my PC's so I can't test it :( . Didn't you make another plugin a while ago wich also ran on gpu's?

Tim

Edit: found the thread: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... sc&start=0

S-N-S
KVRAF
2480 posts since 2 Jan, 2008 from denmark

Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:12 am

cant test this,i got a asus eah3650

but couldnt get the other effects you made to work on that card either :cry:

s_t
KVRist
243 posts since 24 Dec, 2004

Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:36 pm

Thanks for the plugin, but Reaper doesn't load it.

VitaminD
Pick Me Pick me!
8624 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from a state of confusion

Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:56 pm

is this using CUDA? will absolutely not run on a 7 series card?
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Nils Schneider
KVRist
166 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Neuss, Germany

Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:24 pm

Yes it is using CUDA and unfortunately won't run on any 7xxx or Radeon card though...
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http://gpuimpulsereverb.de - Use your ATI/NVIDIA GPU as reverberation DSP!
http://heatvst.com - Android Synthesizer with full VST integration

hifiboom
KVRian
1144 posts since 26 Sep, 2005 from Germany

Post Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:34 pm

Nils, I have an 8800 GTS card and did try to load your plug-in, but could not get it to work.

do I have to install additional cuda software? or a special driver pack?
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Zaphod (giancarlo)
KVRAF
2404 posts since 23 Jun, 2006

Post Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:51 am

hifiboom wrote:Nils, I have an 8800 GTS card and did try to load your plug-in, but could not get it to work.

do I have to install additional cuda software? or a special driver pack?
maybe you need to install the right video driver and (I guess) the right cuda toolkit

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jobromedia
KVRAF
4830 posts since 10 Feb, 2006 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:06 am

This ain't for me. Stick to cpu so all can use your plugins.
Best regards from Johan Brodd.
JoBroMedia since 1996.

MaliceX
KVRAF
2892 posts since 26 Jul, 2005 from dun unda

Post Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:25 am

Oh god damn it I'm on a GeForce FOAR. :P

But yeah, that is quite a task you've pulled...GPU doing other processing work. Wouldn't it interfere with display processes?

s_t
KVRist
243 posts since 24 Dec, 2004

Post Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:18 am

I got it working ok with wavosaur.
No additional software was needed in this case (9600gt with recent drivers)
Hopefully later versions work in reaper too?

Nils Schneider
KVRist
166 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Neuss, Germany

Post Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:28 am

jobromedia wrote:Stick to cpu so all can use your plugins.
I want to create something *new*, not reinventing the wheel again :)

The problem seems to be that the installer has to copy the cuda DLLs to the system32 dir instead of the plugin dir, I'll release a new version soon that will fix this issue.

If anyone wants to try it out, copy the cuda*.dll to the system32 dir of windows.

Or just wait for the new version :)
http://www.nilsschneider.de
http://gpuimpulsereverb.de - Use your ATI/NVIDIA GPU as reverberation DSP!
http://heatvst.com - Android Synthesizer with full VST integration

TristezaOrange
angelboy
4599 posts since 21 Aug, 2001 from Larnaca, Cyprus

Post Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:32 am

I have a Geforce 7600 so I can't use it, but I applaud your endeavor! Good luck! :D

Nils Schneider
KVRist
166 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Neuss, Germany

Post Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:35 am

s_t wrote:I got it working ok with wavosaur.
Could you give me some details? How much CPU did the plugin use (I hope nearly nothing?). What GPU usage did you have and how long were the impulse responses that you used?

I've got 67% GPU usage for a 17 second IR, CPU usage below 1%
http://www.nilsschneider.de
http://gpuimpulsereverb.de - Use your ATI/NVIDIA GPU as reverberation DSP!
http://heatvst.com - Android Synthesizer with full VST integration

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