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 over the week-end taking the app to v.1.9. There are some minor tweaks under the hood but the headline new feature is that more brand new reverb impulses have been added so that the built-in library now contains over 350 reverb impulses from some 20 well-know reverbs. In use, this really is a very fine sounding reverb and it works well under both Audiobus and IAA….
There are a few other minor tweaks including the option to choose between controls for wet/dry balance or Reverb level and an option to boost the reverb output level. 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 UK£4.99 and sounds great.