Mackie, a Loud Technologies Inc. brand and Universal Audio announced the availability of DreamVerb, the newest Powered Plug-In for the Mackie UAD-1 DSP card. DreamVerb is available free of charge from the Mackie Website (www.mackie.com) for registered UAD-1 owners. This special offer will only last for 30 days after the release (i.e., until October 23, 2003), at which time DreamVerb will be sold regularly for $149 USD.
DreamVerb is Universal Audio’s flagship stereo reverb for the Mackie UAD-1. It features an intuitive and powerful interface that allows users to create an acoustic space from a large list of different materials and room shapes. These acoustic spaces can be customized by blending or "morphing" different room shapes and surface materials, adjusting the effect of the room materials on the sound space, and even varying the density of the air to simulate different ambient situations.
Other DreamVerb features include a flexible 5-band parametric EQ and unique level ramping for the early and late reflections for sounds ranging from extremely realistic dynamic room simulations to lush reverb effects. With Universal Audio’s proprietary Smoothing algorithm, all parameters can be adjusted in real time with no "zipper-noise,” or audible artifacts. A single UAD-1 can run up to six DreamVerb plug-ins at 44.1k. And like all UAD-1 plug-ins, DreamVerb can run at multiple sample rates for 44.1k to 192k recording. One authorization can run DreamVerb on up to four cards.
"DreamVerb sets a new standard for plug-in reverbs,” said Daniel Moore, recording product manager at Mackie. “It’s able to mimic the dense reverberation characteristics common to dedicated hardware units that typically sell for much more than the entire UAD-1 Powered Plug-Ins bundle.”
Mike Barnes, director of marketing at Universal Audio, added, “DreamVerb not only offers the sumptuous sound users have been asking for, but it ships with a comprehensive set of highly usable, studio-designed presets for quick session work and an advanced toolkit of editing parameters for programmers who want to intricately shape and design virtually any kind of real or surreal acoustic space.”
A DreamVerb demo version can currently be downloaded for free from either the Mackie or Universal Audio (www.uaudio.com) Websites.