Free convolver for use withIR samples recorded from an external device (like old sampler)

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Autobot
KVRian
655 posts since 27 Mar, 2013

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 am

I wonder which convolver you folks use for non-reverb stuff.
I look for a free one. ATM I use NadIR by Ignite Amps but wonder if there is something "better".
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mike_the_ranger
KVRist
191 posts since 16 Feb, 2017

Re: Free convolver for use withIR samples recorded from an external device (like old sampler)

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:09 am

Lately this one: https://www.forward-audio.com/fairmageddon. Still free in early access.
Though not free Libra by Ignite Amps is great too.

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Dirtgrain
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519 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Re: Free convolver for use withIR samples recorded from an external device (like old sampler)

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:56 pm

Melda has a "Sound Design" sections in their presets for their free plugin, MConvolutionEZ. It has some nice IRs. I also use Trash 2 (not free, but it's going cheap these days), and it's good too. I tried Convology (free, but not sure if that's the exact name) some time ago, but it seemed more for reverb than sound design.

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Russell Grand
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2392 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: Free convolver for use withIR samples recorded from an external device (like old sampler)

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:00 pm

Dirtgrain wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:56 pm
I tried Convology (free, but not sure if that's the exact name) some time ago, but it seemed more for reverb than sound design.
The free version includes reverb IRs, so yes that version is suited for reverb. Purchasing the full version and/or supplying your own non-reverb IRs can turn Convology into more of a sound design tool.

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Re: Free convolver for use withIR samples recorded from an external device (like old sampler)

Post Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:29 am

Russell Grand wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Dirtgrain wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:56 pm
I tried Convology (free, but not sure if that's the exact name) some time ago, but it seemed more for reverb than sound design.
The free version includes reverb IRs, so yes that version is suited for reverb. Purchasing the full version and/or supplying your own non-reverb IRs can turn Convology into more of a sound design tool.
Yep, the sound design aspect is more about the IRs that you use. But the fact that convology allows up to 4x stretch makes it very suitable for sound design. Most convolution reverbs only have around +/-50% stretch. So you can get much more crazy with Convology. Pretty cool that it's free. I think I'll be using it more than Reflektor or Reverberate.
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