ShimmerVerb shines via its playable, performance-based parameters. The “Ribbon” is an easy-to-program performance macro allowing users to fluidly morph ShimmerVerb’s effect between two completely different settings of any combination of controls. Desktop users can plug in a MIDI keyboard and gain tactile command over this function via the modulation wheel. Ribbon mappings are great for Feedback swells, moving the Pitch knobs, or changing the room Size parameter for a massive detuning result. ShimmerVerb also boasts a HotSwitch for calling up another state of parameters inside the same preset, useful for changing octaves, turning off/on the pitch shifters, or simply turning the Mix up or down while crafting a performance. Finally, the Freeze button allows users to make smeared textures out of single voices, full pads, or percussive elements resulting in metallic “shimmers.”
ShimmerVerb uniquely features parallel pitch-shifters on the reverb tail that deliver perfect fourth, fifth and octave shifts within a full range of four octaves of pitch shifting (from two octaves down to two octaves up), and MicroPitch tuning is available around perfect intervals. Pitched signals can be delayed up to one second or synched to a DAW’s tempo. The Feedback parameter determines how much delayed signal is fed back into the input of the reverb.
Pricing and Availability:
ShimmerVerb for Mac and PC supports VST, AAX, and AU plug-in protocols for compatibility with every DAW and is available at an introductory price of $39 through September 8, 2020 (regular MSRP is $99). The iOS version of ShimmerVerb, which works as a standalone app, AudioUnit v3 plug-in, or Inter-App Audio effect, is priced at $14.99, with a special intro price of $9.99 through September 10, 2020 (App Store Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1463786346).
Learn more about ShimmerVerb at https://www.eventideaudio.com/shimmerverb.