Altiverb

The original, professional convolution reverb

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Altiverb 7

Altiverb 7 is the industry standard convolution reverb plug-in for Mac OS X and Windows. It features top quality samples of real spaces to create reverb, ranging from Sydney Opera House to the cockpit of a Jumbo Jet. Altiverb 7 is efficient on the cpu, offers many parameters to tweak the reverb, it is total recall automatable, and it has 64 bit support. Every month Altiverb 7 users receive new impulse responses for free.

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Altiverb 7 Regular

€ 499.00
€ 603.79 (incl. BTW)

Altiverb 7 Regular
Convolution reverb plug-in

Regular version features:
  • up to stereo input and output
  • up to 96 kHz sampling rates

Windows
AAX Native VST

Mac OS X
AAX Native AudioUnit MAS VST RTAS
ilok key (2nd gen or up) is required ilok 3 key
iLok key (2nd generation or up) is required more detailed requirements

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Altiverb 7 XL

€ 849.00
€ 1,027.29 (incl. BTW)

Altiverb 7 XL
Convolution reverb plug-in

XL version features:
  • up to 5.1 surround input and output
  • up to 384 kHz sampling rates
  • TDM plug-in for Pro Tools HD 10 (and 9 and 8).

Windows
AAX Native VST RTAS

Mac OS X
AAX Native AudioUnit MAS VST RTAS TDM
ilok key (2nd gen or up) is required - ilok 2 key ilok 3 key
iLok key (2nd generation or up) is required more detailed requirements

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Altiverb impulse responses

From all over the world

Longer than anyone in the industry, and with more ear for detail, Audio Ease has been traveling the world to record the acoustics of the very best sounding spaces.
The results of hundreds of these travels are included with Altiverb 7.
Ranging from London's Wembley stadium to the ancient caves of the island of Malta and the churches, concert halls and rock studios of the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and New York.

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worldwide IRs

The IR browser

The Impulse Response library is now more accessible then ever because of Altiverb's new visual browser. Select impulse responses by clicking photos of rooms. Instant gapless loading, organise-by-size, and single click favorites are just a few of the possibilities. The Impulse Response Browser contains a keyword search field, single click downloading and installing of new (free) impulse responses.



Altiverb 7 for music


Altiverb Music Spaces

Music Spaces

The Altiverb Library of Acoustics contains the most sought after spaces for music. The main concert halls of the cities of Berlin, Los Angeles Vienna and Amsterdam for your orchestral work. Or legendary rock studios from New York or Paris. But you can also put your audio in French Cathedrals, the Gol Gumbaz of India or London's Wembley stadium.

Altiverb Gear

Vintage reverb gear

Altiverb contains a tremendous amount of classic reverb gear and purpose built echo chambers. You'll find all the EMT plates you want, spring reverbs, classic digital gear like the 480, 224, the AMS RMX 16 or the EMT 240. Add the Frank Sinatra and Beach Boys echo chambers and you have everything you need to recreate all those classic sounds.

Altiverb Experimental IRs

Experimental Responses

Grab any sound from your tracks or the Finder and toss it on Altiverb to use it as an impulse response. Try piano chords, breaking glass, spoken word, thunder or a drum loop. In convolution each sample of the input is replaced by the entire impulse response. So if you use a piano chord as an impulse Response, and you clap your hands into Altiverb, out comes the chord.

Altiverb stage position tool

Stage Positioning

An exhaustive recording session in a Viennese concert hall gave us an algorithm that allows you to accurately place your sound anywhere on stage of all our concert halls, or in any of our other rooms. Physically correct sound placement using the Altiverb Stage Positioner creates a stunningly realistic audio panorama.

Altiverb musical reverb gate

Musical gates and delays

To tie your reverb effects more to your tracks Altiverb 7 features a reverb gate that is set using note values. And it is tied to your song's tempo. Any reverb tail can be reversed and handles the same way, and Altiverb's pre-delay can also be set in this manner, so it is easy to put that slap-back delay in a musical spot.

Altiverb brightness control

Brightness and Chaos

The Brightness parameter closely fits a classic synthetic reverb on top of the Impulse Response. This adds a particular brightness in a way EQ never can. Toss in a bit of chaotic modulation in your reverb and not every hit will sound identical in the reverb. Slightly out of tune notes will be covered up in the reverb tail by modulation.

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Our youtube account is a great resource for learning more about Altiverb.

Altiverb 7 for audio post for picture


Altiverb post production spaces

Spaces for post

The Altiverb Library of Acoustics contains hundreds of spaces geared towards audio post for picture. This includes 18 bed rooms, 30 car interiors, trains, boats, many streets and forests, the cockpit of a boeing 747, clubs, sports stadiums, bathrooms, closets and cupboards.

Altiverb total recall

Total recall automation

Everything, including the impulse response choice is automatable in Altiverb 7. This means that you do not have to jump through hoops to simply automate Altiverb 7 100% accurately. While there are still single-click snapshots, you do not need them to automate Altiverb fully.

Altiverb slate clapper IRs

Matching Heaven

To make an IR just drag a sweep recording onto Altiverb. Use a portable radio, a starter pistol shot. Altiverb 7 even has built in correction curves for the most popular clapper boards. Next time you need to match production acoustics and all you have is a slate clap, think of Altiverb.

Altiverb search for spaces

Keyword Searching

You do not have to endlessly browse through hundreds of spaces to find exactly what you need. Altiverb 7 has a powerful keyword search field so you can look for items like 'metallic resonances' 'bed room', 'street slapback' or 'brick room'

Altiverb similar search

Find similar Sounding IRs

You found a space that works but it's not quite the thing yet? You can tweak EQ or damping parameters, but you can also try Altiverb's 'Similar' button. It will list a number of similar sounding alternatives to the currently chosen impulse response.

Altiverb next door

Walls, Floors and Doors

Altiverb contains many samples made through walls, doors and floors. If you need a rejected lover to beg from behind the front door, that party-at-the-neighbours sound or an upstairs piano practice, browse the next-door category of impulse responses.

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The Altiverb 7.3.6 update for macOS only addresses the following macOS related issue:
IR import by drag and drop works again (was broken since the 7.3.5 update).
The Altiverb 7.3.5 update for macOS only addresses the following macOS related issues:
Solved unresponsiveness when opening large custom IR folders
Library & Users IRs are (re)loading properly again (7.3.4 introduced an error regarding loading previously saved user/third party IRs)
The Altiverb 7.3.4 update for macOS only addresses the following macOS related issues:
fixed a filesystem issue on macOS 10.13 High Sierra (this could cause crashes on open / save)
openGL fix in Logic 10.4 on macOS 10.13 High Sierra: the 3D waterfall now works again.
The Altiverb 7.3.3 update for macOS and Windows fixes:
Larger IR sets download completely now (in version 7.3.2 larger downloads could stop before being finished resulting in not loading IR sets)
updated Avid S6 pagetable
rare crash when opening a logic song
improved stability on loading previously saved settings
The Altiverb 7.3.2 update for macOS and Windows fixes:
Altiverb now connects to audioease.com server (for impulse response downloads and news) via https
Added Avid S6 support
The Altiverb 7.3.1 update for macOS only fixes:
[AudioUnit] fixed problem with delays when storing settings or removing the Altiverb plug-in in Logic Pro X (problem introduced in Altiverb 7.3.0).
The Altiverb 7.3.0 update for Windows and macOS fixes:
User and Third Party IRs (wave files) now load with correct gain. With direct off this results in a 1.76 dB level raise compared to Altiverb 7.2.9.
[MAS] fixed problem with high cpu load (introduced in Altiverb 7.2.8).
improved error messaging when a user IR from a preset is not found.
import: added file import dialog for IR import (additional to drag and drop import).
no more high cpu load with tempo changes in song/session.
online check problem solved
possible crash in Pro Tools solved when using many mono-mono (or multi-mono) instances
DN780 ADT IR load crash solved
The Altiverb 7.2.9 update for Windows and Mac fixes:
Solved compatibility problems on Mac OS 10.8
Solved incompatibility with some other plugins
The Altiverb 7.2.8 update for Windows and Mac fixes:
When loading a Pro Tools plug-in preset, IR does not get immediately changed
Pro Tools: corrected behavior for Allow Latch Prime in Stop
Improved display of file path when IR not found
Improved loading Altiverb 6 IRs
Windows 10 compatibility for Ableton Live, Pre Sonus Studio One, Audition CC and others.
Fixed backward compatibility in Audiounit
Installer creates Logs folder
solved issue with large (third party/user) IR folders
Pro Tools: improved loading of Altiverb version 6 plug-in presets
few minor fixes
The Altiverb 7.2.6 update for Windows and Mac fixes:
solved problem loading IRs with samplerates above 48kHz
solved problem in AAX 64 bits with session samplerates above 48kHz
fixed issue where Altiverb would not always follow IR automation
optimized memory usage
reading user 16 bits IR files could end up with wrapped max values
VST compatible with Nuendo 7 (added ASIO Guard support)
The Altiverb 7.2.5 update for Windows and Mac fixes:
Runs in Pro Tools 10.3.10
AudioSuite Altiverb reads Pro Tools presets again
Compatible with Cubase 8 ASIO Guard
mono in mono out aeir ir hang solved
less logging AAX when in midi-path
The Altiverb 7.2.4 update for Windows and Mac fixes:
MAC & AAX: signing now compatible with Mac OS 10.8 and 10.7 (fixes bug introduced in 7.2.3 AAX on Mac OS 10.8 and 10.7)
VST: IR automation now works in Ableton Live
mono to quad IRs in a mono to quad Altiverb now load properly (bug introduced in 7.2.3)
Altiverb 7.2.3 update for Windows and Mac
Known issues
VST & Audio Unit plug-ins cannot be used at the same time in a single host application
Altiverb 7 is currently not compatible with the latest Garageband 10
Fixes
AAX: removed level trouble in Hybrid header (only applies when a mono input IR was loaded into a stereo input AAX Altiverb, the first 40 milliseconds of the IR were too loud in previous Altiverb 7 version, this update addresses this)
read more here
AAX: the EQ is applied properly to the reverb tail now
Loading time reduced
AudioSuite: different versions voor different channel configurations are back
AAX: Shows parameter values in track automation
AudioSuite has bypass now
All User Created IRs and Third Party IRs are now shown in every channel configuration of Altiverb and can load into the engine (no more need to load a mono Altiverb to load your mono IR)
Loading of sessions with Altiverb 6 inserted are handled better now
Solved issues with loading Altiverb presets
Digital Performer: VST validates now
Wavelab: Popup menus work now
Checking for new versions (online) does not crash anymore on connection faillures
Windows: higher samplerates (96 kHz or up) have correct levels now
IR import with starter pistol correction does not crash anymore
Improved handling of direct region in IRs that have no direct sound (like spring reverbs)
Download progress is back (for IR downloads in Altiverb)
When an IR has no direct sound, regions are adjusted accordingly now
Improved display of IR-waveform when using higher samplesrates (above 96 kHz)
Cubase & Nuendo: possible crash on quit removed
Screensaver does not eat memory anymore
Improved key handling when browser window is open
Loading of data for the similar function is now postponed until the similar button is clicked.
AudioSuite: removed strange behaviour
AAX: solved song loading issues
MAS: solved song loading issues (settings, mainly IR, not recalling properly)
Sequoia: solved song loading issues (settings, mainly IR, not recalling properly)
Sonar: solved song loading issues (settings, mainly IR, not recalling properly)
Downloaded (and installed) IR set archives are moved to the trash now
Improved on search results in the IR Browser
Reaper: Altiverb XL can do any channel configuration in VST now
Windows: Altiverb now can be used by non-administrator users
Pyramix: solved some issues (offline mixdown and non-tracking automation)
Improved stability when loading (lots of) User Created / Third Party IRs.
Various other small improvements
The Altiverb 7.2.2 update for Windows and Mac fixes:
AAX: audiosuite delay removed when selecting tracks with different track counts
VST: remembering of user IRs is working now
WIN: Favorites are remembered now
AAX: removed faulty AAX DSP versions in Altiverb in Pro Tools (Altiverb AAX DSP is not ready yet)
VST: better handling of speaker arrangements
OSX: DP no crash anymore when editing/showing IR automation in track
OSX: installer improvement regarding a chmod
OSX: sse version logging
Live: short mute on stop removed
removed logging of OpenGL errors
some small optimizations in: resampler & hi-lores switch
some other small improvements
This Altiverb 7.2.1 release for Mac contains a fix in the Audio Unit plug-in addressing crashes in Logic 9 on Mac OS 10.6.8 and not reading Altiverb 7 settings properly in the AU. If you use the Audio Unit plug-in this update is highly recommended.
Windows support:     Altiverb 7 now also works on Windows!

This Altiverb 7.2.0 release for Mac contains various small fixes and enhancements.

iLok (2nd generation or up)

Altiverb 7 requires the iLok USB Key (2nd generation or newer).
The iLok key is available well below regular sales price at audioease.com/store

Mac OS X
Mac with Intel CPU
Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher

Latest Altiverb 7 requires 10.8.5 or up
(for 10.5 - 10.7 Altiverb 7.0.5 is recommended)
Windows
Windows 7 or higher

  • Ableton Live 8 - 10
  • Cubase 4 - 10
  • Digital Performer 7 - 10
  • Logic Pro X 9 8
  • Nuendo 4 - 10
  • Pro Tools 2019 2018 8 - 12
  • Pyramix 8 - 11
  • Reaper 5 4 3
  • Sequoia / Samplitude 11 - 13
  • Vienna Ensemble PRO 6 5
  • Wavelab 987

Guided tour video

Grab a cup of coffee, sit down and let Arjen show you around in Altiverb 7.

PDF Manual

Search and find what you need to know in the Altiverb 7 pdf manual.

More videos

Our youtube account is a great resource for learning more about Altiverb.

Browse all IRs

Scroll through photos of all rooms, concert halls and other fascinating sites we have travelled to capture acoustics for you.

Download

Request a link to the downloads page with the latest Altiverb 7 update and full installers.

System requirements

Check the Altiverb system requirements and tested host applications (DAWs).

Upgrade to 7

Do you have an older Altiverb version ? You can purchase the upgrade to the latest Altiverb 7.

Altiverb 6

Registered Altiverb users can (of course) still access this older Altiverb version here.


Frequently asked questions

Installation

av7 installer damaged
Here's what you can do when the newly downloaded installer fails to run because the macOS reports the downloaded installer failing verification (or reports it is damaged and cannot be opened).
  1. Make sure you use the macOS default 'Archive Utility' to open the downloaded zip file (other utilities could corrupt the installer app while unpacking the zip file).
  2. Please check if there is a security update available for your macOS and please install this.
  3. Open Safari and check if you can visit https://www.audioease.com.
    When you can visit the website in Safari, then please retry downloading the installer. If the download fails to run, you can try using a different browser. Any of the following: Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, will do.
Welcome to Altiverb 7 !

Install iLok software
First please make sure you have installed the latest ilok software from:
www.ilok.com

Get the Altiverb 7 license
If you do not have the Altiverb 7 license on your ilok account yet, you can request it here:
www.audioease.com/authorization

Then run the ilok license manager app, log in to your account and choose to activate the Altiverb 7 license to your iLok (2nd generation or up) key. Once you did this you can install and use Altiverb 7 on any Mac or PC you connect this ilok key to.

Request an Altiverb 7 downloads email
To get the latest Altiverb 7 installer, please request a link to the current downloads page at:
www.audioease.com/download

Full install
Check your email, open the downloads page from the link in the email and then proceed to download the latest first time full Altiverb 7 installer (that is the large 5 GB download, not the plug-in updater).

Once the download is finished double click the zip file and then run the Altiverb 7 installer to install Altiverb 7.
The installer will ask you where to install the impulse responses and what plug-ins to install (or at what locations, on Windows) and it will then proceed to install Altiverb 7 and all impulse responses.

Then open your DAW and you will find Altiverb 7 is available as effect ready to add reverb to your audio.
Update to latest version 7
To update an installed Altiverb 7 to the latest simply request a link to the downloads page and download the latest plug-in updater. The update installer will take care of updating, no need to uninstall or anything.
www.audioease.com/download

Update 7.0 to latest 7
When you are updating an older Altiverb 7.0 installation to the latest you will have to download a full Altiverb 7 installer (not the updater) to make sure the impulse responses (IRs) get updated to. The Altiverb 7 impulse responses library was updated in Altiverb 7.1 and if you update from an earlier Altiverb 7.0 it is required to re-install the latest complete set.

New impulse responses (IRs)
We are continuously looking for, traveling to and recording the nicest acoustics from all around the world. We add new IRs to the Altiverb collection regularly and to install these simply open the IR Browser in Altiverb 7, hit the NEWS button and Altiverb will show you what IRs are available for download. And a single click on the download button is enough to add the IR to your collection.
Follow this guide to remove Altiverb 7 from your system. Please note you do not need to uninstall when updating Altiverb 7. The installers will take care of this.

Windows
Simply uninstall Altiverb 7 via the add/remove software Control Panel.

macOS
To uninstall Altiverb 7 on Mac OS X please delete the Altiverb 7 plug-ins from here:
Audio Unit:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/
MAS:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/MAS/
VST:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/
AAX:/Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins/
RTAS:/Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins/
Then remove the following folder:
/Applications/Audio Ease/Altiverb 7

And the Altiverb 7 preferences file:
/Users/name/Library/Preferences/com.audioease.suite.Altiverb7.plist *

* Please note Mac OS X hides the Library folder in your user folder (since 10.7). You can go there by hitting the GO menu item in the menu bar when you have a finder window open. Then hold down the option (alt) key and a link to the User Library will appear.
Welcome to Speakerphone 2 !

Install iLok software
First please make sure you have installed the latest ilok software from:
www.ilok.com

Get the Speakerphone 2 license
If you do not have the Speakerphone 2 license on your ilok account yet, you can request it here:
www.audioease.com/authorization

Then run the ilok license manager app, log in to your account and choose to activate the Speakerphone 2 license to your iLok (2nd generation or up) key. Once you did this you can install and use Speakerphone 2 on any Mac or PC you connect this ilok key to.

Request a Speakerphone 2 downloads email
To get the latest Speakerphone 2 installer, please request a link to the current downloads page at:
www.audioease.com/download

Full install
Check your email, open the downloads page from the link in the email and then proceed to download the latest first time full Speakerphone 2 installer (a large 4.5 GB download, not the plug-in updater).

Once the download is finished double click the zip file and then run the Speakerphone 2 installer to install Speakerphone 2 and all samples. The installer will ask you where to install the samples and what plug-ins to install (or at what locations, on Windows) and it will then proceed to install Speakerphone 2 and all samples.

Then open your DAW and you will find Speakerphone 2 is available as effect ready to worldize (futz!) your audio.
Update to latest version 2
To update an installed Speakerphone to the latest version simply request a link to the downloads page and download the latest plug-in updater. The update installer will take care of updating, no need to uninstall or anything. www.audioease.com/download
Follow this guide to remove Speakerphone 2 from your system. Please note you do not need to uninstall when updating Speakerphone 2. The installers will take care of this.

Windows
Simply uninstall Speakerphone 2 via the add/remove software Control Panel.

macOS
To uninstall ASpeakerphone 2 on Mac OS X please delete the Speakerphone plug-ins from here:
Audio Unit:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/
MAS:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/MAS/
VST:/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/
AAX:/Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins/
RTAS:/Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins/
Then remove these folders:
/Applications/Audio Ease/Speakerphone
/Library Application Support/Audio Ease/Speakerphone
/Library/Frameworks/SpeakerPhonePublicSupport.framework


And the Speakerphone 2 preferences file:
/Users/name/Library/Preferences/com.audioease.suite.Speakerphone2.plist *

* Please note Mac OS X hides the Library folder in your user folder (since 10.7). You can go there by hitting the GO menu item in the menu bar when you have a finder window open. Then hold down the option (alt) key and a link to the User Library will appear.

License activation

If you have just purchased an Audio Ease product and received a serial number you can register this here:
www.audioease.com/ed

Why register?
When registered you can access the downloads and immediately get licenses to activate the software.

When you have purchased your software directly at audioease.com there is no serial number. In this situation you can get your licenses directly at:
www.audioease.com/authorization
If you have just purchased at audioease.com or registered a serial number you can immediately get an iLok license for your product.

Simply go here: www.audioease.com/authorization
fill in your registered email address and proceed.
In case your iLok key is lost, stolen or broken we will help you out right away, even in case you have not invested in additional insurances or coverage at ilok.com.

Send a message to support@audioease.com and we will provide you with a 30 days expiring backup license so you can continue your work immediately. A spare iLok USB key is required for this, as the software (Altiverb, Speakerphone and Indoor) requires the ilok usb key. This means the software will not work without an ilok usb key with a license on it.

To resolve this situation permanently you may have to acquire another iLok USB key. We can help here too:
We can send you one at a not-for-our-profit-price, which will normally takes 2-6 weekdays in Europe (6-20 weekdays to the rest of the world), available at: audioease.com/store. Depending on your location purchasing locally might be quicker.
Yes, you can sell / transfer your license to another user.

If you have a license stored on an iLok key please transfer this license to the new owner by using the iLok License Manager. Please note: while PACE/ iLok fees apply, there are no fees imposed by Audio Ease.

Then please send a message to support@audioease.com with the name, email address and ilok user account info of both you and the new owner.

We will then transfer the software registration at audioease.com to the new owner, so that he/she will be able to access all downloads and (future) upgrades.
You can use the software with a single license on more then one computer. Simply connect the ilok usb key with the license on it to a computer and you can install and use the software.

However you can use the software only at one computer at a time.

When you need to run the software in two locations (two rooms / two machines) at the same time this requires two licenses. This means purchasing two copies of the software. We do not offer any second license deals or discounts.

General troubleshooting

In case your iLok key is lost, stolen or broken we will help you out right away, even in case you have not invested in additional insurances or coverage at ilok.com.

Send a message to support@audioease.com and we will provide you with a 30 days expiring backup license so you can continue your work immediately when you have a spare ilok key.

To resolve this situation permanently you may have to acquire another iLok key. We can help here too:
We can send you one at a not-for-our-profit-price, which will normally takes 2 to 5 shipping days in Europe (6-20 days to the rest of the world), available at: audioease.com/store. Depending on your location purchasing locally might be quicker.
Pro Tools states it is not a valid 64 bits plug-ins
Most likely the installer or the plug-in got corrupted in transit. Please download the latest updater installer on the computer you want to use it on. Then move the downloaded zip file on the desktop and there choose to extract it using the Mac OS X default Archive Utility app. Once you did this please run the updater installer from the desktop to install the correct aaxplugin and this should cure the problem.
The aax plug-in can get corrupted when transferred on some external (or network) drives. The plug-in won't validate properly then.
Authorization Wire Exception bad channel id "Speakerphone / Altiverb cannot run, because an error occurred. Encrypted Channel Bad Channel ID (or USB error or frame is an invalid size)"

Authorization Wire Exception invalid size

Errors like these can be solved by downloading and installing the latest ilok software from www.ilok.com. Altiverb, Speakerphone, Indoor and 360pan suite require this software.
Windows Authorization Error: Altiverb 7 Regular cannot run because it is corrupted please try reinstalling the product

This error means the graphics card driver on your system is not up to date. Even when Windows states this is up to date, Altiverb 7 can generate this error and you will find there is a newer driver available (and this will solve this error).

Please try to update your graphics card driver.

Find out what graphics card you have in your system (right click on your desktop, choose change screen resolution, hit advanced settings, that would show you the manufacturer’s name and the model).
Then please go to the manufacturer’s website, hit support/drivers and find the latest driver for your graphics card and download and install this.
Restart your computer.
The problem should be gone now.
The plug-in is installed correctly (Altiverb / Speakerphone / Indoor / 360pan suite) and the ilok software is up to date and still the plug-in cannot be found in Cubase (or Nuendo).

Let's clear Clear the Cubase vst preferences to force a re-scan of all vst plug-ins (in case the plug-in is blacklisted)

  • Remove all plist/xml files with VST in the file name from the Cubase preferences folder, check this post where to find the preferences folder.
  • Then restart your computer.
  • After the restart run Cubase. Cubase will now re-scan all plug-ins and it should load the plug-in again.

360pan suite

When you use the VST3 360pan suite plug-ins in Reaper you will have to verify two settings in Reaper's preferences are properly set up, else the suite will not function properly.

In Reaper choose Preferences... from the bottom of the Options menu and then first go to:

Reaper preferences - turn off Anticipative FX Processing 1. Audio -> Buffering
and then TURN OFF the Anticipative FX Processing
this will ensure the 360reverb to function properly (else you will get sync problems)

Reaper preferences - VST-parameter-automation
2. Plug-Ins -> VST
Under VST Compatibility please set the Parameter automation notification to:
Process all notifications
this will ensure automation is written to track when you control the panner pucks from the video overlay (without the panner plug-ins being open).

Reaper preferences - automation-do-not-add-points.png
3. Editing Behavior -> Automation
When recording automation and stopped should be set to: Do not add additional points.
This to ensure you can nudge the time cursor and then drag pucks and write automation this way (like in the tutorial/example project).
Quick start: download & check out the example project / session featuring a short 360 video of us running around at Audio Ease, mono panning audio, a true ambisonics (b-format) FX recording, binaural preview and export suggestions.

Open the practice project START and open the workflow video and practice along with the video.

Available for Pro Tools, Reaper and Nuendo at:
www.audioease.com/360/#example
Here we offer a bunch of free "spatial treats" that we use at Audio Ease ourselves on a daily basis. There are no warranties, and almost all of it builds upon either Google's Omnitone or FFMPEG:
www.audioease.com/360/#goodies
True headlocked stereo is not possible in the ambisonics audio format.
Ambisonics audio is a 3D audio sphere and headlocked (fixed) stereo sound does not fit into this.
This is simply impossible.

Headlocked mono is possible, that is the top channel only.

360pan suite offer to mix to the top channel using the position blur control.
More position blur (more mix to top) is more mono, more inhead/headlocked.
When you pan your stereo source hard left and right (-90 and +90) in the ambisonics sphere and you set the position blur to half way (somewhere between 0.40-0.60) you will find there is stereo sensation while you cannot really identify things turning when you look around in the 3D sphere.
If you move the position blur control more towards 1 you will find it will rotate less, but it will also be more mono. That is the trade off.

Altiverb 7

Altiverb 7 Windows Authorization Error: Altiverb 7 Regular cannot run because it is corrupted please try reinstalling the product

This error means the graphics card driver on your system is not up to date. Even when Windows states this is up to date, Altiverb 7 can generate this error and you will find there is a newer driver available (and this will solve this error).

Please try to update your graphics card driver.

Find out what graphics card you have in your system (right click on your desktop, choose change screen resolution, hit advanced settings, that would show you the manufacturer’s name and the model).
Then please go to the manufacturer’s website, hit support/drivers and find the latest driver for your graphics card and download and install this.
Restart your computer.
The problem should be gone now.
There is a little trick you need to pull off to get this to work:
  • open the add fx window in Reaper on the 6 channel track
  • then right click on the Altiverb plug-in and make sure this option is checked:
  • ☑️ inform plug-in when track channel count changes

av7 reaper surround settings

When you then insert Altiverb 7 it should become 6 in 6 out and you will be able to choose the surround IRs in the IR Browser.
Most likely you were working with old older (version 7.0/7.1) IR set before and you recently installed the latest Altiverb 7 plug-in updater. This new Altiverb 7 plug-in however requires the latest core IR set.
To fix this please download the latest first time full Altiverb 7 installer and run this.
Once you installed this you will have all IRs again.

> You can request a link to the latest downloads at:
www.audioease.com/download
Altiverb 7 Regular and XL sound exactly the same and come with the same IRs.
There are three differences:

Altiverb 7 Regular supports
  • up to stereo input and output
  • sampling rates up to 96kHz
  • plug-in formats on windows: aax native and vst, on mac: aax native, vst, audio unit, mas and rtas
Altiverb 7 XL supports:
  • up to 5.1 surround in and output
  • sampling rates up to 384 kHz
  • all plug-ins formats Altiverb 7 Regular supports + TDM on Mac OS X

So, in short, if you do not have sessions on 192k and you work in stereo only, Altiverb 7 Regular will do just fine.
If, at a later stage, you would like to upgrade from Regular to XL this is possible. The upgrade cost is just the price difference so you won't loose any money going for Regular first.
There is a situation where the Altiverb plug-in can revert to default settings when loading a project in Digital Performer.

This is caused by the fact the Digital Performer (DP) supports three plug-in formats: MAS, AU (audio unit) and VST.

How?
Example: When you save a project with the Altiverb MAS plug-in. And you then change the default plug-in type in DP to AU and re-open this project. DP will load Altiverb, but DP fails to transfer the saved Altiverb MAS plug-in settings to the now Altiverb AU plug-in, and Altiverb then reverts to loading the default settings (which is the Teldex IR).

When this suddenly occurs you are most likely using a different plug-in format then you used before. Try to find out what you used before, force DP to load this Altiverb plug-in from the plug-in settings in the DP preferences and then restart DP and re-open your project. The right settings should load again then.

If you need any help with this let us know. Send us for instance a project file that will not open correctly, then we can quickly help you out.
What is the difference between the mono to stereo and the stereo to stereo options in a stereo out Altiverb ?

Best way to understand this is to go back with me to our sampling session when we recorded to room's acoustics for the IR in Altiverb.

mono to stereo
We put a single speaker in the center of the stage and two mics in the audience.

This results in a mono to stereo IR.
When you playback your audio through this IR in Altiverb, it will sound like your audio comes out of that single speaker from the center of the stage (mono!) picked up with two microphones (stereo!).
This IR gives a stereo reverb, however the input is (mixed to) mono, as there is only a single source on stage.

When you want to process a vocal (mono) or direct recorded electrical guitar or something where the panning is not important the mono to stereo IR will do just fine (pro: costs half of the processing then a stereo-to-stereo IR, so it is more efficient in cpu and memory).

stereo to stereo
back to recording the room
this time we put two speakers on stage, one on the left and one on the right side of the stage and we record again with the two mics in the audience.

When you playback your stereo audio through this IR in Altiverb your stereo signal comes out of these two speakers.
Easy to picture here that your original panning will be maintained using a stereo to stereo IR.

So basically it comes down to this:
is your input stereo or is it panned in stereo ?
use a stereo - stereo IR, else you will loose the stereo information in the reverb (although the reverb is stereo).

Sometimes even when using stereo panned sources a mono to stereo IR can be preferred as you do not want the panning to be reflected in the reverb levels. But this is a mixing decision which depends on taste mostly (and music style) and I dare not to advice on that :-)
We have removed some sets from the Altiverb IR library (mainly user submitted IR sets) that do not meet up to our current standards. The Speakers and Phones set is one of these. You can copy the original set from your Altiverb 6 Impulse Responses folder (if you still have this) to the Third Party IRs folder in the Altiverb 7 Impulse Responses folder.
Then you can then load these IRs again in Altiverb 7.

You can also download the original set from:
http://fokkie.home.xs4all.nl/IR.htm

Speakerphone

The challenge/response hard disk authorization is only available in the older (32 bits only) Speakerphone 2.0.5.
You are free to use this one instead of the latest, the 2.0.5 installer is available from the downloads page.

We strongly discourage running this old Speakerphone 2. This version will not be updated anymore. We recommend to use the latest Speakerphone 2.1. This one does require the iLok (2nd generation or up) key yes. Whenever your ilok key breaks or you loose it, we will always help you (supply a new license for a replacement key).
Most likely the Speakerphone 2.1 installer removed the resources from an older Speakerphone 2.0.5 installation however the installer failed to remove the Speakerphone 2.0.5 RTAS plug-in. When Pro Tools 10 now loads the Speakerphone 2 RTAS you get this error message. Then later Pro Tools scans the AAX and decides not to load the RTAS anymore.

Solution:
We need to fix this in the installer of course, but when you delete the Speakerphone.dpm (the RTAS plug-in) from: /Library/Application Support/Digidesign/Plug-Ins/ this error message will be gone.

Snapper

Snapper could act weird on your macOS system. In these ways: Snapper does not (always) appear when selecting audio file or Snapper crashes on quitting the application or preferences are not recalled properly.
Some check box has to be checked in the Mac OS System Preferences to ensure Snapper works properly. Maybe this somehow did not work on your system.

Please try this:
  • first quit Snapper (make sure it is not running)
  • then delete the Snapper preferences file: com.audioease.snapper.plist. This file is the Preferences folder in the User Library. Open the Mac Finder, hit the GO menu, hold down the option (ALT) key and a link to the Library folder will appear. Go to the Preferences folder and delete the file.
  • then please restart your mac (important)
  • now run snapper
  • open the mac os system preferences
  • go to the security and privacy settings panel
  • then to the privacy tab
  • select the accessibility panel on the left
  • open the lock on the bottom left (and fill in your password) to make changes
  • if Snapper is listed here, please select it and hit the - (minus) button to remove it from the list
  • now drag the snapper.app from your applications folder into this screen
  • make sure the box for Snapper is ☑️ checked. If it IS already checked then please un-check and ☑️ re-check it
  • quit and start Snapper
snapper 2 vital macos system setting in security and privacy panel
You can request your Snapper activation code by clicking on the Lost / forgot key code link at:
https://www.audioease.com/snapper/#support
This can be handy when you lost or misplaced the key code to unlock the Snapper demo to the full version.

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