Audio Ease has released the Windows version of the convolution reverb, Altiverb, and updated the Mac OS X version to v5.4. The Windows version is available in VST and RTAS plug-in formats and is made available as a free download for all Altiverb 5 owners. The suggested retail price is $595 (465 Euro).
The Windows release kicks off a series of Altiverb format additions slated for 2006: a version that runs on the Digidesign TDM chips will see light, Pro Tools 7 optimized RTAS versions will be released, and of course Intel-Mac compatibility is in the making as well.
Audio Ease also plan to expand their library of acoustics. Their recordings already include the major concert halls of cities such as Vienna, Berlin, Sydney and Amsterdam, a wealth of legendary US recording studio’s, and the interiors of over 30 vehicles including a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. For 2006 expect more planes and helicopters, a set of train interiors, more outdoor acoustics, and also, for music production, a series of Germany’s most prestigious recording studios and a collection of French opera’s and theatres.
The version 5.4 update for Mac OS X features the following improvements:
* Solved problems with “load as Aux” and “load resets…” when loading presets and host settings.
* Solved problems with channel ordering in PT.
* Improved PT interface.
* Improved MAS interface.
* Improved VST interface.
* Overall improvements.
* Some bug fixes.