Valhalla DSP Bundle (Shimmer, Room & UberMod) MAC OS

Valhalla Shimmer is the first plug-in that intrigued me out of the four available. I like to use big, long tail reverbs in my music meditation recordings, especially vocal recordings, and Shimmer did not disappoint. Any fan of big cathedrals, halls or arenas will love the detail and breadth of this reverb tool. All of the parameters can be adjusted in real time without weird artifacts or other bothersome nuances. The sound quality is buttery, rich and deep; like landing on a soft pillow. It’s wonderful to have a reverb tool that is specifically tailored to big, lush sounds. In my experience, it’s been tough with other reverbs to find that sweet spot. This is a sound you can get lost in and would be interesting on any instrument. Shimmer also has the ability to pitch shift the feedback signal and there are five different modes for that. In the product description, Costello explains how to use Shimmer and the pitch-shifting algorithm to obtain the classic Eno/Lanois ‘shimmer’ sound. 

Valhalla Room - If you were to decide on only one reverb of the four, Valhalla Room would be a great versatile choice. There is a little of everything here as far as sizes of rooms, including light ambiences, traditional hall and plate sounds and complex, modulated spaces. There are twelve unique reverberation algorithms to choose from and a host of presets to get started as well. Also of note are the ‘Early’ and ‘Late’ sections. The ‘Early’ section allows you to design short bursts of reverberation energy like gates and chorusing effects while the ‘Late’ section allows for shaping control over the decays up to 100 seconds. There are so many preset choices and possible algorithm combinations, that one could spend hours listening to the various nuances produce by subtle and dramatic changes a like. 

Valhalla UberMod - Stupendous And Unheard-Of Splendors Await Me Below, And I Shall Seek Them Soon. ValhallaÜberMod is a unique mutltap delay and modulation plugin. With up to 32 modulated delay taps, extensive diffusion and overdrive sections, and parallel slow and vibrato LFOs, ÜberMod can be used to create lush dimensional choruses, classic string ensembles, tape and BBD echoes, nonlinear and reverse reverbs, and a bunch of sounds that defy categorization.

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