The reverbs aren’t necessarily categorized by actual length. They are grouped more by the perceived size of the space. So there are a few impulses in the “Short Reverb” group that have longer tails than some from the “Medium Reverb” group. One example is “Short Verb – The Armory”, which is 1.991 seconds long, while 6 of the 14 Medium Reverbs are shorter than this. I chose to do this because “The Armory” sounds a bit like you’re trapped in a metal tube that has a lingering metal ring to it. So the space itself is perceived to be smaller despite its length.
The Testing Phase
The Impulses in this collection were all tested using a variety of audio samples bussed through both Altiverb 7, and Waves IR-1. They were also tested by a third party using Space Designer in Logic. The sounds used to test the impulses included a continuous speaking voice, screams, a witch’s cackle, a drum beat, a gunshot, and thunder. Different IRs will react with different stimuli differently. Some of them worked well with shorter sounds, while others worked better with longer sounds. For example, a normal speaking voice reading a paragraph of text didn’t work very well with a very long reverb, or some of the longer delay files (or dense delays). However, screams and punches, or other short sounds, worked beautifully with the long reverbs and long/dense delays. It is up to the user to explore these impulses for themselves and their own needs.
Check out the track list for more details:
Full sound effects list for Impulse:
For instructions on how to install these impulses, please see the document entitled “impulse installation instructions” included with the collection.
Special thanks:Special thanks go out to those who aided in the completion of this collection.