Got the new Samplitude 7.0 this weekend.
Think this is very interesting for all orchestra sample friends:
The software includes a realtime convolution sampling reverb effect with 490 MB (!) room samples. Real concert halls, churches, cathedrals, studios. Need hours, to step through the presets.
What can I say? Unbelievable! The sound is absolutely incredible. Forget every traditional reverb plugin. Forget the TC M3000/6000 or Lexicon PCM91.
The effect includes a lot settings and is available in every mixer channel, bus, auxbus and on every sound object in the arranger. Latencies down to 1,5 ms. The CPU load is astonishing low. I´ve tested up to 10 room simulator effects at the same time on a 2 GHz Athlon. Maybe it´s possible, to use the program as simple reverb unit on an separate system with 4 or 6 stereo reverb I/Os.
Curious? They got a good description on their website: www.samplitude.com.
A demo is available, but includes only a non realtime version of the effect with a realtime preview option. Easy to use: Import a sound file, select it in the arranger and choose room simulator in the effect menu. Try the cathedral impulse response. Wow!
There is also a video on the website, showing the sampling reverb in action.