M-Audio announced the availability of the new WizooVerb W5. Created by software developer Wizoo Sound Design GmbH, WizooVerb W5 takes the creative flexibility of the WizooVerb W2 true stereo room emulator to the realm of full 5.1 surround sound.
Exclusive to WizooVerb products, HDIR (High-Definition Impulse Response) refines the IR method of room modeling. WizooVerb W5 includes full 5.1 surround sound source models from 25 recording and performance venues around the world. These include Ambience, Basement, Booth, Cathedral Brick Wall, Cathedral Dome, Chamber Large, Chamber Medium, Chamber Small, Church Concrete, Church Wood, Concert Hall, Dance Club, Drum Booth, Drum Room, Forest Site, Opera, Orchestral Hall, Philharmonic Hall, Room Medium, Room Small, Scoring Stage, Stage, Studio Large, Studio Small, Swimming Pool. A built-in graphic envelope control makes it easy to further sculpt these spaces.
WizooVerb W5 also features Wizoo’s proprietary A.I.R. algorithmic reverb technology in the same package. Here users have complete control over parameters such as tail delay, room size, ambience, density and color. A.I.R. gives users control over their reverb sound, anything from subtle adjustments to creating surreal spaces.
WizooVerb W5 can also import standard IR files from third parties. This provides access to a huge library of existing acoustic spaces from around the world. Moreover, WizooVerb W5 can solve two common problems that plague many IR signals by trimming silence before the first impulse and removing the direct signal. As with HDIR, users can easily shape the imported IR spaces using a graphic envelope control.
“Everyone who has heard WizooVerb W5 is completely blown away,” says Adam Castillo, marketing director at M-Audio. “The groundbreaking combination of proprietary HDIR and A.I.R. technologies first introduced in the true stereo WizooVerb W2 has already brought new levels of realism, sound quality and creative control to musicians, engineers and sound designers. WizooVerb W5 brings this technology to the realm of 5.1 surround sound, making it a room emulator without rival in hardware or software.”
WizooVerb W5 is currently shipping and carries an MSRP of $449 USD. M-Audio is the exclusive worldwide distributor for the product.
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