Fiedler Audio launched the AD 480 Reverb Version 1.26, the latest professional reverb effect for iOS devices. Now that legendary, big machine, dense and warm reverb sound that makes great records and epic live sound is available for iPad and iPhone. The AD 480 Reverb algorithm is inspired by the sound of the sought after studio reverb units that were only available for the big budget recording studios and major touring acts.
The AD 480 Reverb is capable of simulating a great variety of acoustic spaces and its parameters let you shape the sound in many different ways. The Parameter “size” lets you practically choose an “algorithm” – a set of reflections – from a continuous range of values corresponding to a certain room size and thereby giving you a lot more freedom than other reverbs with fixed “algorithms” (room sizes). Powerful filters shape the sonic color of the reverb tail and the “cross feed” function enables you to control the directional behavior of the reverb tail according to the panorama angle of the input signal.
The user interface is designed for today’s touchscreens and provides quick access to all parameters. The extremely responsive faders and buttons are all multi touch enabled and their sizes correspond to the dimensions of real human hands.
Family of three – three instances possible for simultaneous operation
The AD 480 Reverb product family consists of three different versions, AD 480 free, AD 480 basic and AD 480 pro. All three versions provide full Audiobus 2.0 support for all available slots and State Saving (when pro features are enabled, see below – Dynamic Upgrade). The AD 480 Reverb free allows for experiencing the unique sound of the reverb engine with four excellent presets. Next, the AD 480 Reverb basic provides access to all parameters to explore its vast sonic abilities.
Finally, the AD 480 pro is the flagship of the three AD 480 Reverb units and comes with 108 presets covering a broad spectrum of reverb types. It has a professional preset management for MIDI routing, audio routing and reverb parameters. The input and output routing matrix enables you to route your audio signal individually to and from up to 24 inputs and 24 outputs of an external USB or MFi audio interface. So far this is unique to an effect app. For low light environments the AD 480 pro offers a special graphics mode (iPad only). Via MIDI you can fully remote control / automate all the parameters of the AD 480 pro. With sample rates from 44.1 kHz up to 96 kHz and latencies down to 64 samples, the AD 480 pro is designed for professional use.
Pricing and availability
AD 480 Reverbs are available from the Apple App Store. AD 480 basic costs USD 3,99 AD 480 pro costs USD 14,99, AD 480 free costs, well, nothing!