AD 480 Reverb update – high-quality iOS reverb effect app from Fiedler Audio gets updated for iOS9

Download from iTunes App StoreAD 480 Reverb logoI posted a review of the rather excellent AD 480 iOS music app from Fiedler Audio some time ago. AD 480 provides a high-quality reverb effect, with plenty of controls to shape your virtual space, a good set of presets in the ‘pro’ version, and both Audiobus and IAA support.

However, the really novel feature is something that Fiedler Audio refer to as ‘dynamic upgrade’. Simply put, the app is provided in three versions; free, basic and pro (priced at ‘free (surprise!), UK£2.99 and UK£10.99 respectively). You can install any or all of the three versions on a single device and, because of their ability to ‘dynamically upgrade’, they will all operate at the level of the most fully featured version.

The AD 480 Pro version - the main reverb controls are spread over two pages when used on the iPad.

The AD 480 Pro version – the main reverb controls are spread over two pages when used on the iPad.

So, if you buy and install the ‘pro’ version, installing the ‘free’ version essentially gives you a second ‘pro’ version and, as they are separate apps, you can use them both at the same time. Providing you have the CPU resources, you can, therefore, have two (or even three if you also buy the ‘basic’ version) instances of AD 480 running at the same time.

Anyway, the app hasn’t received an update for around 12 months (although has been working quite happily on my test system anyway) but, alongside the steady flow of other apps, has now been updated to provide iOS9 compatibility. The latest version – v.1.33 –  also includes an update to the Audiobus SDK and a few minor bug fixes. So far, I’ve only seen the ‘pro’ version updated but I assume the other versions will follow suit shortly.

It’s great to see app developers getting on with iOS9 support…  fingers crossed many more will follow so that we can be sure that as many of our favourite music apps will continue to work under the new version of the OS. You can check out the original AD 480 review here but the app sound very good indeed.

AD 480 Pro


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