Luminance shimmer reverb

AAX/AU/VST3 for Mac + Windows + Linux


Luminance is a plugin for creating “shimmer reverb” effects - unreal acoustic space simulations which gradually pitch-shift the reverberation tail upwards or downwards. It is a novel take on this highly coveted effect, based on a modern feedback delay network design with a built-in granular pitch shifter, and featuring many original tricks such as alternating-phase time scale modulation. Thanks to the unique, meticulously executed tuning of its individual components, Luminance possesses a fresh and highly musical character: it smoothly follows the original melodic content and creates a gorgeously beautiful background sound layer reminiscent of a dreamy symphony of strings or pipe organs – with organic depth and expansive stereo field.

Download high-resolution screenshot: SinevibesLuminance-v2.png

Leave it to Sinevibes to bring something new and fascinating. Combining Sinevibes’ algorithmic prowess and trademark intuitive interface design, Luminance will open up new dimensions in anyone’s reverb repertoire. – Ask Audio
Luminance has the advantage of sounding unique, utterly beautiful, and with a clear, simple interface [...] It’s probably the most accessible take I’ve seen on the idea, and the results sound modern and fresh without being too unfamiliar. In short: it’s some dreamy sauce you can add easily to anything. – Create Digital Music


  • Reverb engine based on 8x8 feedback delay network with spline interpolation and smoothly variable time scale
  • Granular pitch shifter and two-pole low-pass filter for shimmer effect shaping
  • Sine generator for time scale modulation, with unique alternating-polarity routing
  • Additional pre-delay stage
  • Lag filters on all continuous parameters for smooth, click-free adjustment
  • Supports mono › mono, mono › stereo, and stereo › stereo channel configurations


  • Color-coded graphic elements
  • Consistent name, mapping, value, and unit implemented for all parameters in both graphic user interface and host control/automation
  • Built-in preset management functions
  • Supports window size scaling up to 200%


  • Mac: 64-bit AAX, AU, VST3 for Intel and Apple Silicon processors, requires macOS 10.9 or later
  • PC: 64-bit AAX, VST3 for x86 processors, requires Windows 8.1 or later
  • Linux: 64-bit VST3 for x86 processors, requires a fairly recent Linux distribution