The App Store is blessed with a few pretty good reverb apps and I’ll regularly reach for any of AUFX:Space, AudioReverb or AD480 Reverb when I need a conventional reverb treatment (as opposed to something more off the wall; then it might be something like Crystalline). All produce results that are far superior to what their respective the price tags suggest ought to be possible.
However, since Igor Vasiliev released his convolution-based reverb AltiSpace, when a track or mix element justifies a bit of special treatment, this app has become my personal conventional reverb of choice. And while the convolution engine probably does mean it chews through a few more CPU cycles (although it still seems pretty efficient), I think the quality of the results makes it worth while.
An update hit the App Store today taking the app to v.1.7. There are some minot tweaks under the hood and to the user interface but the headline new features is that 50 new reverb impulses have been added (including some from three new classic reverb devices) so that the built-in library now contains over 300 reverb impulses from some 18 well-know reverbs. In use, this really is a very fine sounding reverb and it works well under both Audiobus and IAA….
… which makes it even crazier that, for a limited time only, you can grab your own copy for just UK£1.99 as Igor has the app on sale. Honestly, it you have read my recent discussion piece (mild rant) about App Store economics, you will release just how insane I think the App Store pricing system is. A rather nice convolution reverb for UK£1.99 is, frankly, unbelievable. You can read the original review of AltiSpace here but, if you do any recording using iOS, then skip this morning’s high street latte, and buy this app instead. It’s brilliant value for money at full price… and just insane at UK£1.99