Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

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crawlingwind
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235 posts since 23 Apr, 2012

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:36 pm

The reverb portion of Aalto as a separate product: $35

https://madronalabs.com/products/aaltoverb

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exmatproton
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2481 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:46 pm

Tested the demo; sounds very lush. I only miss a modulation section (speed and depth).
Randy said he might be able to add it in a future version, he liked the idea

perpetual3
KVRian
977 posts since 28 Sep, 2012

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:11 pm

Instant buy.

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dandezebra
KVRian
1219 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:02 pm

Will be demoing soon.

deastman
KVRAF
7231 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:59 pm

I really don’t need another reverb, but somehow I seem to suffer from a sort of Pokémon syndrome when it comes to Madrona Labs products. I’ll check it out soon!
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s28
KVRist
311 posts since 9 Aug, 2017

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:05 pm

On my system every vst3 GUI is not displaying correctly. Using Ableton Live 10.1 on win8. Every GUI appears very large and only the top corner of it making most of the ones I've tried unusable. I've dropped a ticket to Ableton about it...

This is still usable though as I can use the Ableton configured controls, sounds really nice. I was considering picking up Valhalla Plate for a long while to compliment Vintage Verb but might switch things up and get this.

perfumer
KVRist
492 posts since 4 Oct, 2018

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:44 pm

No clicks? Every reverb on the planet should learn from that!
Add a source with sharp high freq content, and your oh so great 100-200-300 dollar reverb is useless at handling it. Nasty clicks and glitches galore.

And now this! A round of applause for Madrona Labs!

Winstontaneous
KVRAF
1630 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:24 pm

Cool, I've been automating the Aalto reverb for years now and am all for a more versatile standalone. Great that the new codebase is geared towards future development!
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bob swans
KVRist
214 posts since 16 Sep, 2007

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:11 pm

Ive been having lots of fun testing this over the last few weeks, think of it as more of a live tool than a workhorse reverb. I especially like modulating the input for short bursts of sound into the infinite tails then slowly modulating the size. The filter is also a great addition and adds a unique sound. The whole thing feels alive and with the right settings and sound sources it can sound amazing!
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ariston
KVRAF
3465 posts since 28 Jun, 2009 from Wherever I lay my hat

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:24 pm

An automation section would have been spiffy. Yeah, the DAW does it, but convenience. Will demo tonight, though!

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Aloysius
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24423 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from the Land of Soy

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:36 pm

Should be free for Aalto owners imho.


Prepares to get slaughtered by a Madrona Labs fanboi for stating the obvious.
Hi-de-Hi!

bob swans
KVRist
214 posts since 16 Sep, 2007

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:56 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:36 pm
Should be free for Aalto owners imho.


Prepares to get slaughtered by a Madrona Labs fanboi for stating the obvious.
Historically it was always supposed to be free, Randy himself said this a couple of times
https://madronalabs.com/topics/5324-madrona-labs-fx

But this isn't just the reverb from Aalto anymore and it's taken more work that Randy initially planned.
I think 35 dollars is a fair price and I would have happily paid it if I wasn't lucky enough to be on the beta team, Purely just to support one of my favorite devs.

I guess a crossgrade offer would have been nice but i'm not sure how he would have achieved it being
such a small company with minimal payment options as it is.
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Aloysius
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24423 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from the Land of Soy

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:59 pm

randy
Wed, Feb 03, 2016, 09:56

Definitely the reverb, which I will bring back as a freebie one of these days. Maybe the others too. Thanks for the thoughts.
Hi-de-Hi!

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Niowiad
KVRist
475 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:53 pm

I like UltraReverb and BlackHole for the pitch shifting trick by tweaking the reverb size, but this new plugin seems to push it to a new extreme. Sequencing the 'size' parameter or simply mapping it to a controller knob to write automations is quite fun.

Very likely to buy it somewhere the future.

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Russell Grand
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1980 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: Madrona Labs - Aaltoverb

Post Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:25 am

Great price and sounds fantastic! I need to pick this up. :hyper:

I like its simplicity; if Madrona adds some LFOs, cool, but I can certainly live without them. Simplicity is an upside in Altoverb's case. Honestly I hope Randy decides to leave this reverb as is.

$35 for such a lush verb is a steal. Do Aalto owners really need to get it for free?

3½ years ago, Randy said it'd be free for those that own Aalto but it ended up being a commercial plugin...so what? He obviously put more work into it than he'd originally anticipated and he changed his mind. Ultimately it's not free, so either fork over the small amount of cash or don't. :shrug:

This is an excellent product and I can't wait to own it!

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