Albedo

Albedo granular cloud reverb

FORMAT: Audio Unit and VST3 plugin for macOS 10.9+

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Albedo is a granular cloud reverb. It constantly records incoming audio into a buffer, and at the same time runs up to 64 individual looping playheads – called grains – scattered within this buffer. All grains have their own random size and position, and as they are overlaid together, a lush “cloud of sound” effect is produced. Thanks to dual envelope generators per grain, playback speed has continuous adjustment with perfectly smooth transitions between forward and reverse directions – enabling live audio manipulation much like on a tape machine or a turntable, including a fully stopped state. With multiple detailed controls, Albedo is capable of a vast variety of other effects, too: from melting pitch shifts and chaotic reversed delays, to chorus atmospheres and dark grimy dissonance. Albedo can also “freeze” its buffer and keep playing the granular cloud indefinitely, allowing you to layer the original input signal on top – and making this plugin a great performance tool.

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SOUND ENGINE

  • Real-time circular recording buffer with freeze and stereo link functions
  • Granular playback engine with up to 64 grains, variable size, bi-directional speed, and detune
  • Seamless transitions between forward and reverse grain playback
  • Low quality vintage and high quality modern interpolation options
  • Lag filters on all continuous parameters for smooth, click-free adjustment
  • Supports mono › mono, mono › stereo, and stereo › stereo channel configurations

GRAPHIC INTERFACE

  • Color-coded graphic elements
  • Advanced parameter management with consistent naming, mapping, value and unit in the graphic interface and the host interface (automation & MIDI assignment)
  • Built-in preset management functions
  • Supports window size scaling up to 200%

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Mac computer running macOS 10.9 or later
  • Host application with support for AU or VST3 effect plugins in 64-bit format

AUDIO EXAMPLES