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FIR Convolution Reverb

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FIR Convolution Reverb
FIR Convolution Reverb by GPU Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
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Download our free early-access plugin to try the fastest convolution reverb powered by GPU.

GPU Audio was established in Fribourg, Switzerland to create a brand new sound processing workflow. Our mission is to provide musicians, music producers, and audio engineers with more creative freedom and save their precious time. Our international team brings cutting-edge developments in various fields to digital audio processing and we're happy to speed up your music software products.

December 2022 Update

GPU Audio has arrived on MacOS. 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 Impulse Responses (IRs) 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 audio 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 great opportunity for musicians 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 ultra 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 brings, including Live Machine Learning and A.I. processing - something which Graphics Cards specialise in and 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 its limits and start boosting your creative energy.

GPU Audio is a small, dynamic team with big ambitions; to usher in a new era of accelerated audio computing. For over 10 years, they have been working on making this technology accessible, a feat many people thought impossible given the complex architecture of GPUs. Since their first releases on Windows systems, GPU Audio have garnered huge attention from the industry, with the likes of AMD and NVIDIA so convinced by the huge potential of the technology that they formed official partnerships with the company. Apple support is the next step, as more formats, affiliations and features roll out.

Download the FREE FIR Convolution Reverb for MacOS and Windows here: https://www.gpu.audio/early-access/

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 1.80 from 5 reviews
FIR Convolution Reverb

Reviewed By Leocimatti [all]
April 11th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

Worst Company ever, they don't answer questions. Tried to contact them, they read and ignore you.

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FIR Convolution Reverb

Reviewed By Hermon [all]
September 13th, 2022
Version reviewed: 11 on Windows

I tried it on my laptop (i7 11800H, RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6).
All my reverbs use only 1% to 3% of the cpu. GPUaudio Fir Convolver uses over 25%.

Very disappointing, no explanation or details on a possible setting that would allow to exploit the gpu and not the cpu.

Furthermore, the choice of reverb parameters is limited to 10 IR types and a Mix button, it's mind-boggling.

Finally, on the site, all the comments are very complimentary but all in the conditional tense... as if nobody had used this plugin.

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FIR Convolution Reverb

Reviewed By midierror [all]
August 12th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

Amazing, this is going to shape the future of audio! I can't wait to see what GPU come up with next.

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FIR Convolution Reverb

Reviewed By DarseZ [all]
June 1st, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

I saw "free" but then on the website it's a "free trial".


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FIR Convolution Reverb

Reviewed By Faydit [all]
May 6th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

I do not see - or hear - any cutting edge development, sorry.

First I do not see any sense in a convolution reverb with some fixed IR's, which cannot be replaced by other individual ones from within the plugin, second I do not see any modifying options, not even a simple hp and lp filter, much less other controls apart for the mix knob, third after some seconds always audio processing stops, especially if selecting another IR and cannot be activated again or the pugin not only crashes my DAW but also my soundcard, so that I have to restart my whole system. (My Intel i7 hexcore from 2021 should not be the problem, I think.).

Tried it several times, always the same result. Fourth, the built in IR's don't even sound very good in my opinion.

There are a lot of much more flexible and also much more reliable working convolution reverb plugins available, which do what they promise.

Maybe you better change your marketing proposal to "the fastest crashing convolution reverb". Just an idea which at least comes closer to reality in my opinion.

Even for a 0.95 pre-relase disappointing. 0,95 for me means, that all basic functions work flawlessly, but maybe some minor bugs still occur. So this for me rather is a 0.1 "sketch", certainly not ready for release.

I also do not mind very much, if a plugin is CPU or GPU based. If it does not work as it should, it simply is a fail.

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Comments & Discussion for GPU Audio FIR Convolution Reverb

Discussion: Active
7 May 2022 at 7:32pm

Does this only support CUDA architectures right now?

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