NuSpace Audio has announced the release of Riviera, a free reverb plugin for Windows operating systems.
Riviera is a hybrid algorithmic-convolution reverb plugin for modelling specular acoustic reflections in N-dimensional orthotopes. e.g. string, plate, room, tesseract, and up (vooms or volume+room for short).
Normally, direct computation in these spaces is expensive but some clever maths reduced the asymptotic costs to the point of practical use (e.g. a Reverb plugin). Parameterizing these spaces and then combining them with some fast time-varying frequency decay resulted in some interesting sounding impulse responses (IRs).
Riviera uses a low-latency, low CPU usage convolution with multi-threading support for computing IR’s in the background. The other features are:
- Fine-grain controls for parameterizing each voom’s number of dimensions, size, offset from the sound source origin, and material reflection dB loss.
- Time manipulation controls for delay, stretch, and linearity (RT60 ranges from 1 – 20 seconds!)
- Fast frequency-dependent time-decay functions
Riviera free reverb plugin has controls for pan, stereo and wet/dry mix, as well as a graphical user interface for displaying IR and spectrogram.
The reverb is available for free, instant download (VST2/VST3, Windows 32- and 64-bit). Download size is 52.6MB compressed ZIP file. If you like the plugin, you can make any donation to the author.