Valhalla DSP ValhallaShimmer v1.0.4 / v1.2.2 [WiN, MacOSX]
MAC: Team CODESHiNE | 24 December 2020 | 14 MB
At its core, ValhallaShimmer is a high quality reverberator, designed to produce a smooth decay, that is both dense and colorless.
There are several reverberation modes available:
– By adjusting the Feedback, Diffusion and Size controls, the attack, sustain and decay of the reverb signal can be fine tuned.
– The modulation controls can be set to produce subtle mode thickening, glistening string ensemble-esque decays, and the distinctive random modulation of the older Lexicon hall algorithms.
– Two tone controls and the Color Mode selector allow the timbre to be adjusted from bright and glistening to a more natural dark decay, similar to that produced by air absorption in large spaces.
In addition, ValhallaShimmer has the ability to pitch shift the feedback signal.
There are 5 pitch shift modes available:
– Single, where the feedback is shifted up or down by the Shift value.
– Dual, where the feedback is shifted both up and down (in parallel) by the Shift value.
– SingleReverse, where each grain is reversed before it is pitch shifted. This results in a smoother pitch shifting sound than the Single mode.
– DualReverse. Similar to the Dual mode, but with reversed grains, for a smoother pitch shifting sound.
– Bypass, which turns off the pitch shifting (useful for “standard” reverb sounds).
By setting the Shift amount to +12 semitones, and the Feedback to 0.5 or greater, the classic Eno/Lanois “shimmer” sound is produced (learn more about that here, here and here). A wide variety of other sounds can be created by the algorithm, ranging from spring-esque reverbs to “reverse” reverbs, to glistening pitch shifted pads that are usually associated with high end hardware processors.