AudioReverb update – VirSyn update their iOS reverb effects app

Download from iTunes App Storeaudioreverb logoIf you have a mobile recording setup build around an iPad then you are probably already aware of VirSyn’s excellent iOS reverb effect app AudioReverb. I reviewed AudioReverb when it was originally released. It provides an excellent range of reverb treatments and, at the current price of UK£5.49, it is very modestly priced considering the results that can be obtained.

The app originally shipped with an excellent range of reverb presets organised into different virtual spaces – halls, rooms, chambers, etc. – that make it very easy to find a suitable starting point that can then be tweaked via the various controls offered. With both Audiobus and IAA support, the app is also very easy to integrate into a wider iOS music app-based workflow.

VirSyn updated the app (v.1.2.0) back in September to provide Audiobus 2 support and State Saving and allowing it to be used with iOS8. However, a further update (v.1.2.1) appeared on the App Store over the week-end and this brings some tweaks to both the Audiobus and IAA support to improve the overall user experience.

AudioReverb working via IAA as a send effect within Cubasis and under iOS8.1.

AudioReverb working via IAA as a send effect within Cubasis and under iOS8.1.

There are a number of very good conventional reverb apps now available for iOS (AltiSpace is an obvious example) and also some more ‘creative’ reverb-based apps (e.g. Crystalline). AudioReverb is an excellent app and offers a level of control over the reverb parameters that is close to a number of the decent desktop reverb plugins.

However, reverb is such a commonly used effect in modern music production and it would be rare – in anything but the most straightforward of mixes at least – for just a single reverb type to meet the needs of all the different tracks. Having multiple reverb apps available is, therefore, always a useful thing. AudioReverb does an excellent job and, as an algorthimic reverb, is perhaps not quite as CPU hungry as something like AltiSpace. On older iOS hardware, or where you need access to more than one reverb app, therefore, AudioReverb is an excellent app to have in your collection.

AudioReverb is also very good value. At UK£5.49 this is a bargain that you simply wouldn’t see matched in desktop music software. Highly recommended.


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