Algorithmic plus Convolutional Reverb

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  1. Quadfire

    Quadfire Well-Known Member

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    A new plugin promises magical reverb qualities combining Algorithmic plus Convolutional Reverb.

    Curious how this compares to AA using a reverb (presumably pure algorithmic) plus a cab IR? Would this have merit or be possible in the AA with some extra work?

    Is the IR length in the Amplifire a limitation here? I'm guessing the plugin either requires a monster machine or limits the IR in some way? I care more about how it sounds and less about purity of the approach.

    https://www.gearslutz.com/board/new...ard-version-hybrid-convolution-algorithm.html
     
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    The cab IR is limited to a few thousand samples, which equates to a few milliseconds. Ideal for a cab IR but reverb will require a few seconds, which is significantly much more data/samples. Whether this power is hidden inside the AA I suspect not.
    Convoluting is processor intensive compared to other fx processing. The algorithm approach will be more efficient and more suited to a smaller system as is the case here. Someone may know more or wish to add to or correct me here.
     
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    Quadfire Well-Known Member

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    "They claim that they achieved this by converting true stereo IRs of specific spaces to algorithms"

    So they unroll the reverb IR and model it with tweakable params.
     
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    Here's a blurb from them: "Sound Magic has spent years in finding what a good Reverb is. After analyzing several famous reverb units, including lexicon 480l and 960L, Bricasti M7 and TC system 6000." Interesting. Not a word about studying the acoustics of physical halls. Maybe there's a clue there...
    No. It wouldn't work.
    Yes, among other things.
     

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