Altiverb Does Windows
Audio Ease released a Windows-RTAS and Windows VST version of Altiverb, the well-known convolution reverb on the Mac. The new version is made available as a free download for all Altiverb 5 owners.
Altiverb made history in August 2001 when it was released as the first convolution reverb plug-in ever. And for the first three years of its existence it remained the only one, anywhere.
“It has been a challenge to port our trick bag of Mac optimizations, especially those specifically tailored for the Mac’s Altivec chip, over to Pentium type processors. But we are glad to say that Altiverb sounds identical on the PC and the Mac, and we are delighted with the CPU efficiency we’ve been able to obtain,” stated Arjen van der Schoot, co-owner of Audio Ease
The Windows release kicks off a series of Altiverb format additions slated for 2006: a version that runs on the Digidesign TDM chips will see light, Pro Tools 7 optimized RTAS versions will be released, and of course Intel-Mac compatibility is in the making as well.
Suggested retail price is $595. More information on Altiverb