Valhalla Shimmer.

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KVRian
569 posts since 20 Nov, 2000 from Valencia, Spain

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:39 pm

Scotty wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:50 pm
Don't be afraid to give xenoverb a go.. it has a shimmer verb built in and has the right parameters to dial it in , it also has a freeze function. I like it plenty and I am not starving for verbs.
This. After demoing different shimmers, I ended up with Xenoverb, which to me sounds really nice and reproduces very well the Lanois/Eno vibe.

KVRist
157 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:54 pm

Wow just demoed the xenoverb and it is very unique. This summer sale seems like a steal from what you're getting.

KVRAF
9237 posts since 12 May, 2008

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:16 pm

Polaris by audiority is also pretty nice for shimmer and other interesting reverb effects.
System: Windows 10, Dell XPS 2-in-1, Bitwig 3, Steinberg UR44.

KVRAF
2381 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:38 am

I wouldn't recommend Xenoverb in its current state. It has multiple issues. Displayed decay times often don't reflect the actual decay time. For example I just selected Shimmer and set decay time to 2 seconds but the actual time was around 12 seconds. Sometimes when I switch algos the first attempt doesn't register so I have to do it again, sometimes twice. And the Shimmer algo itself seems buggy. This is what happens with a displayed decay time of just 2 seconds (keep listening): https://vocaroo.com/1jlLeu70sCwJ

KVRian
1213 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

Post Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:07 am

classic wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:01 am
Hello all.

I am just wondering, if there will be some sort of improvements to the shimmer thing, like some new features?

What would you like to be added to it?
Shimmer is great.
The preset browser would benefit from an update.

KVRAF
2268 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:32 am

Vortifex wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:38 am
I wouldn't recommend Xenoverb in its current state. It has multiple issues. Displayed decay times often don't reflect the actual decay time. For example I just selected Shimmer and set decay time to 2 seconds but the actual time was around 12 seconds. Sometimes when I switch algos the first attempt doesn't register so I have to do it again, sometimes twice. And the Shimmer algo itself seems buggy. This is what happens with a displayed decay time of just 2 seconds (keep listening): https://vocaroo.com/1jlLeu70sCwJ
Can you provide specifics? What OS are you running? I have not encountered this issue on a PC running Windows 7 64 bit using the VST3 and VST2 versions of the plugin. Updated in May of 2020 running V 1.2.1 here.

Also look at the changelog of the versions.
v1.2.1 (May 2020)
– FIX: Algorithm menu selecting wrong value
– CHANGE: Removed the possibility to hide registration information

v1.2 (April 2020)
– FIX: Tail not reset when DAW restarts playing
– FIX: Silence triggered randomly in some configurations
– NEW: Room B algorithm
– NEW: Notifications System
– NEW: VST3 plugin format
– NEW: Mac OSX 10.15 Catalina support
– NEW: Hiding registration information on GUI
– CHANGE: New framework
– BREAKING CHANGE: 64bit only
v1.1 (December 2018)
– FIX: Reverb time now showing as ms/secs
– FIX: Clicking on knob will now show its value on the display
– NEW: Framework update with new paths
– NEW: Unlock all knobs

v1.0.5 (June 2018)
– FIX: INIT preset not correctly recalled when modified
– FIX: Wrong presets order on OSX High Sierra
– FIX: Buttons not automating
– FIX: Mono to Stereo noise when bypassed (AAX only)

v1.0.4 (October 2017)
– FIX: Parameter label not updating during automations
– FIX: Improved modulations for several algorithms
– FIX: Fixed stereo image on Glass algorithm
– FIX: Pre Delay not correctly updated when randomized

v1.0.3 (September 2017)
– FIX: Room algorithm randomly crashing at higher sample rates

v1.0.2 (September 2017)
– FIX: Channel initialization causing a spike
– FIX: Improved file size

v1.0.1 (September 2017)
– FIX: Plugin crashing on some configurations

v1.0 (September 2017)
– Original release

KVRAF
2381 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:50 am

I'm on Windows 10, VST2.

KVRAF
2268 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

Post Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:44 pm

Vortifex wrote:
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:50 am
I'm on Windows 10, VST2.
CAn you confirm which version of the plugin you are using and which DAW? Thanks for responding.

KVRian
642 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:08 pm

Has anyone tried Bleass Shimmer against Valhalla Shimmer? I think they're trying to do the same thing, right? I haven't tried Valhalla Shimmer.

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KVRAF
2431 posts since 23 Mar, 2005 from Detroit

Post Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:08 am

Valhalla Shimmer with an ADSR/Envelope and predelay on input and a ducker on output, plus another dial or two to mix in other octaves would be awesome.

Bleass Shimmer looks like it’s easier to control and sounds good too.

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