INSPIRATA

INSPIRATA™ is the ultimate next-generation reverb workstation providing total acoustic freedom:

  • the possibility to choose from a wide variety of real, sampled acoustic spaces world wide,
  • in which you can move around your sound source and listener positions until finding the sweetspot for the mix you're working on,
  • where you can choose any arbitrary surround mix option and microphone setting,
  • and place an arbitrary number of sound sources on stage,
  • adjust real acoustic parameters that truly matter to your ears,
  • and one more thing: all of this adjustable, automatable in real time with an elegant smoothness.

INSPIRATA™, when released, will come in VST, AU and AAX formats supporting all major DAWs.

Coming in Q4 2020.

Features

INSPIRATA™ is the result of a several years long - and still continuously ongoing - research and development project set out to create the ultimate next-generation reverb workstation providing a shockingly realistic sound experience and many unique features.

Details

Vast content library for music and post production

From the pristine sounds of historic spaces, lush reverberant environments of medieval cathedrals to legendary music clubs INSPIRATA™ comes with a growing library of real space content. Many of them are available for the first time in history and many of them had never been experienced before in such detail.

Limitless positioning, smooth movement

Positioning and moving virtual sound sources on stage or your listener position using a sample-based reverb processor was not possible without limitations, until now. In a musical context, you can imagine moving your sound sources and listeners to find the optimum recording and mixing locations. Move an instrument slightly backwards on stage for a better balance or move it closer for more clarity.

In a post-production setting, you can use INSPIRATA™ to automate the movement of your sound sources in every hall, from close to far, left to right, and any of the acoustical parameters. The sound will instantly follow and will sound the same as if you were in the space – only without the environmental noise. This unprecedented feature makes INSPIRATA™ a true workstation of spatial sound.

Revolutionary spatial controls

In INSPIRATA™, we make it possible for you to control parameters that really matter to your ears – you can directly adjust acoustics and the sound of the space instead of the indirect properties of the hall that nobody really knows what will do. Gone is the time when you needed to bother with hall size, wall diffusion or decorrelation only to get different results in each space. You now have full and independent control on how wide your sound source is in the space, how much blended the sound reaches you, and how much it envelopes around your ears. Spatial room acoustic parameters such as apparent sound source width (ASW) and listener envelopment (LEV) are controllable for the first time directly in any reverberation solution. In addition to these revolutionary controls, you can also adjust the orientation of your speaker feeds in space – facing your stereo or surround setup to any direction. And you can change and automate all of these in real time.

Direct control of sound clarity

In INSPIRATA™, reverberation time and sound clarity are adjustable independently, in each space, using a single dedicated control for each. Despite these parameters not being totally independent, INSPIRATA™ pushes the limits and optimizes the reflections one-by-one to match the desired settings. The basis of the method of changing sound clarity (C80) has been published in an award-winning research paper by our team, and for the first time, it is now available in a real-time implementation.

Controls of the reverberation time

Reverberation time, the mother of all acoustic parameters, is an important aspect of how long the decay lasts. But there is no single reverberation time in a hall, and no single number at a given frequency. In natural spaces, the reverberation time varies slightly location-by-location, and this is fully preserved in INSPIRATA™. Not only the variation is reproduced to accuracy, but also the non-exponential nature of the decay of natural spaces to a dynamic range fully covering the theoretical possibilities of sound reproduction.

In real spaces, there is not only a spatial but also a frequency dependency of the reverberation time. Deep tones usually reverberate for a longer time while higher-pitched sounds fade away more promptly – due to, for example, the absorption of the sound of the air in large volumes. The frequency-dependent nature of the reverberation time directly affects the overall tonal footprint of your sound. By using intuitive controls for setting the reverberation time in a frequency-dependent nature or by tilting the controls to be more bass or treble-heavy, you can fine-tune how the space matches your mix with just a few clicks and achieve a level of warmth or brightness otherwise unimaginable.

Surround Support

INSPIRATA™ supports multi-channel audio by design. Internally it has an unlimited number of channels, and its inputs and outputs are only limited by the computer environment. So with INSPIRATA™ you can upmix your mono sound source to any type of 3D surround configuration. The upmixing is done by the natural acoustic space itself. You can apply reverberation to surround audio or multi-channel audio for instruments or instrument groups, and deliver in any surround format that you desire with just a few single clicks.

Reverb-as-an-instrument

An instrument generates sounds that didn’t exist before. Reverberation naturally creates a sonic environment related to the original sound in a temporal way, but imagine a tool which can do a lot more than that. Inspired by the sound creation of pipe organs, where you can not only sustain your sounds but also alter the harmonic content by adding lower and upper harmonics to the original content, we created INSPIRATA™ to learn the music that you play into it in real time and create an aethernal sound, both in time and frequency. This tool that works independently and in full harmony with the natural space will open a new dimension of possibilities for your mix.

Compatibility

INSPIRATA™ will come in VST, AU and AAX format supporting all major DAWs.


Coming in Q4 2020.


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