GPU Audio announces FIR Convolution Reverb early-access Mac support
GPU Audio has announced the release of an early-access version of FIR Convolution Reverb for MacOS.
Here's what they say:
By far the biggest request we've had this year is for Apple support, and we're pleased to announce that the day has arrived. MacOS users now have access to the FIR Convolution Reverb, an early-access plugin which uses IRs (Impulse Responses) to accurately replicate the tonal reflections and sonic characteristics of any acoustic space. Being traditionally one of the most processor intensive plugin effects out there, this FIR Convolver is the perfect benchmarking tool to try out GPU Audio's unique processing technology - and best of all, it's free.
Producers and musicians know that CPU spikes and inconsistent performance can really dampen a session, so the ability to offload this processing to devices already present in your machine is a huge innovation for the audio industry - and a chance for creative artists to get back in the flow. Graphics Cards offer vastly superior and scalable performance gains over CPUs, with the capability to seamlessly process audio in parallel, while having multiple plugin instances running at supremely low latencies.
This new release paves the way for the next generation of pro audio plugins on Apple M1 and M2 devices, with all of the benefits that GPU processing brings, including Live Machine Learning and A.I processing; something which Graphics Cards excel at. GPU Audio processing is going to put untapped power in your hands, so the demands of creating modern immersive experiences through the likes of Spatial Audio can stop pushing your CPU to the edge and will start boosting your creative freedom.
An SDK (Software Development Kit) for third party developers is due for release in early 2023. Mach1 will be releasing a plugin in conjunction with GPU Audio soon, with other high-profile connections due to be announced - sign up for the SDK here.
While it is a milestone moment for the company, they're keen to make clear that these early access plugins are exactly that - proofs of concept which illustrate what the technology is capable of. This is the first full tech stack solution for GPU powered audio plugins, so your feedback on performance and features is crucial to the development of the technology. Join their Discord community here or send in your feedback using this online form.
Download the MacOS (and Windows) FIR Convolution Reverb here.