Valhalla DSP has just released version 3.0 of Valhalla Supermassive! One of the best free reverb plug-ins just got even better with all-new Leo and Virgo modes for super lush, otherworldly reverbs and other effects. And it’s still completely free!
It’s always great to see developers keep their products up to date by releasing regular updates – especially in the case of freeware! Valhalla DSP’s awesome Supermassive reverb plug-in has now arrived at version 3.0 – a decimal that most free plug-ins never reach. The latest version boasts two all-new reverb modes, bringing the total up to 20.
Leo features slow attack and super-long decay times with a very high echo density and filtering in the feedback loop. Virgo, on the other hand, goes in the opposite direction with a fast attack, short decay, and low density, which makes it perfect for complex echoes.
If you don’t have Valhalla Supermassive yet, be sure to download it today – everyone’s favorite free reverb just got even better!
Valhalla Supermassive (original post from May 19, 2020)
Valhalla Supermassive is a new effects plug-in based on feedback delay networks. If I’m getting this right, that’s a bunch of delays mixed together and interconnected by feedback. There are eight modes which affect the attack, decay and density of the echoes, resulting in a wide variety of sounds.
Like most Valhalla plug-ins, Supermassive has a very clean GUI with a simple set of controls. Much of it looks like a fairly standard delay plug-in, with controls for the delay time (up to 2 seconds), feedback, mix, width and a 2-band EQ. The Warp knob is where it gets interesting. According to the developer, this spreads out the delay times of the delays in the feedback network relative to the delay setting. Valhalla DSP says that this can transform a sound from a simple delay to more resonant echoes and lush reverbs.
The density knob, which controls the number of perceived echoes in the output, is another way to explore the territory between delays and reverb. Finally, the plug-in offers a sine wave LFO for modulating the delay times, which results in chorus and flanger effects.
The developer says that Supermassive contains concepts that he’s been thinking about for many years. Apparently, it’s based on a bunch of ideas that were too weird for other plug-ins like Valhalla Delay. That can only be a good thing! And did we mention that Supermassive is free? You don’t even have to create a user account or leave your email address. Just download it from Valhalla’s website and you’re ready to go. Thanks, Sean!!!
Valhalla Supermassive runs on Windows and macOS (including Apple Silicon) in VST, AU, and AAX formats (32/64 bit).