Altiverb 6.3 greatly enhances efficiency, and ensures Pro Tools 8 and Pyramix Mascore compatibility
It doesn't show on the outside, but Altiverb 6.3 is a big update for Altiverb. It is the result of ongoing extensive optimizations under the hood, from which all digital audio platforms will benefit.
"On a 5 year old very modest Dell PC that I often use for testing I have seen plug-in counts in Nuendo and Pro Tools almost double" says Arjen of Audio Ease. "If I keep inserting plug-ins on that machine I can get up to 30 Altiverb concert halls without problems."
Furthermore Altiverb 6.3 features significantly increased integration with Pyramix systems including their Mascore technology, and it also ensures ProTools 8 compatibility.
"More than with any of our other products Altiverb seems to require our constant attention." says Arjen. "There are carefully balanced algorithms inside that over the course of Altiverb's life have been bombarded with technologies like OSX, Intel, multicore CPUs and TDM, and more recently Leopard, Vista, Pro Tools 8, and Mascore. We've been back to the drawing board so often, it sees us coming from a mile."
"Over the past 9 years, we've seen computers grow fatter and fatter while Altiverb just got leaner and leaner. Also on our site (audioease.com/ir) you can see the results of 9 years of traveling to record acoustics of spaces. December 17 we'll release samples of Paramount Scoring stage M in LA, which sadly has just closed down. That's where Bernard Hermann did Psycho. I guess in a way Altiverb is growing fatter and leaner at the same time."
The Altiverb 6.3 update, and the monthly Impulse Responses are free of charge.