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Making Rooms - Press Release

February 24, 2003: Have you ever wondered when, JUST WHEN a synthetic software or hardware reverb will sound like a real reverberating space?  You maybe wondering why it happens that even a recorded-for-real reverb impulse run through a convolving reverberator most of the time sounds duller than a real space it is aimed to reproduce?  We do not know the answer for sure.  BUT faced same questions we have tried to FIND SOMETHING that could please us.  And we have FOUND THAT THING.  It is Impulse Modeler that imprints reverberation into an universal impulse response file that can be used with any convolution reverberator available.  The most important is that Impulse Modeler ACTUALLY WORKS while being just a 2D tool.  Created reverbs are so dense and convincing that they can even compete with recorded reverberant spaces.  Software and hardware reverbs most of the time do not even come close.  After you have applied a professionally designed Impulse Modeler reverb to any sound, you will not know for sure was that sound recorded in a real room or its reverb was emulated. "Professionally designed" here does not mean it is hard to design good reverbs.  Actually, designing a good reverb is easy after you get the feel of Impulse Modeler.  Later everything will depend only on your imagination while Impulse Modeler will embody your ideas precisely.

Sound On Sound magazine says about Impulse Modeler: "...this is a wonderful way to create new environments and treatments."

We want to emphasize that Impulse Modeler is an artistic tool.  It was designed mainly for musicians, sound designers and sound engineers.  If you are looking for reverbs you cannot get anywhere that are maximally convincing and easily controllable, Impulse Modeler is a tool for you.

Main features of Impulse Modeler are:

  • Easy-to-use vector graphics editor
  • Grid support for even easier editing
  • 8 frequency bands for precise material definition
  • 8, 16, 24 and 32-bit output
  • 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000 Hz output sampling rates
  • Many example designs and materials
  • Overall room size is controlled with a single slider

Impulse Modeler 1.6 URL:

Example impulses: