has updated Altiverb, the reverb plug-in, to version 3.0. The upgrade — which is free to registered users — includes a new Audio Unit version for E-magic Logic Audio, as well as Mac OS X versions of the HTDM, RTAS, VST and MAS Altiverbs.
Altiverb is a sampled acoustics processor that offers one-, two- and four-channel sampled acoustics of real halls, cathedrals, bathrooms, and more. It’s designed to take advantage of Altivec (which Apple calls the Velocity Engine) technology found in the Power Mac G4/G5 line. Altivec is designed to accelerate multimedia functions.
In addition to the previously mentioned tweaks, as of version 3.0, Altiverb’s performance is better, mono input acoustic samples (impulse responses) are now available in stereo input Altiverb plug-ins, and VR (virtual reality) movies can be displayed and are included in some of the impulse response downloads. The acoustics sampling process has been streamlined, as well.
A demo version of Altiverb 3.0 can be downloaded at the Audio Ease Web site. The on-line store price is US$495 for the MAS-VST-RTAS-Audio Unit bundle; the HTDM-RTAS-MAS-VST-Audio Unit Bundle costs $795.