Originally posted by Joris de Man:
That would indeed be an interesting test. The best way to do it would probably be to run the same sound thru the same impulse on both plugins, phase invert the signal and compare the difference. If they\'re both as good, there should be no difference and thus no sound.
I\'m quite busy at the moment, but there\'s an RTAS version of Altiverb coming out for Protools at the end of this month, which will make it easier for me to test this (I\'m not a DP3 person )
Another issue I\'ve noted though is that Altiverb\'s format seems to use four files, whereas Sonic Mirror uses stereofiles..in the past I\'ve used these by mixing the two files together, but it remains to be seen whether that gives the same effect.
I\'m figuring that altiverb takes opposite reflections into account; meaning that if a sound is panned 70% to the left, it would still reflect on the right wall in a real hall. Altiverb\'s second impulse file might take this into account.
So it might be a case of similar algorithms, but better or more complete impulses on Altiverb\'s side...on the other hand it might be because Altiverb is based on Lake DSP algorithms, which are considered to be the best in this field.
I\'ve also had a chance to look at the Sony hardware unit (DRSE-777) which is stunning, both in performance and price
What would really float my boat is to get some of those impulses on Altiverb or Acoustic Mirror!!!