Plugin manufacturer Valhalla is well known for their reverb plugins. They all come with simple interfaces, affordable price tags and wonderful algorithms.
Their new offering Supermassive is no different. Its a delay plugin with bags of character and eight different feedback networks to choose from. According to their site “these algorithms run digital delay lines in series and/or parallel, in such a way that the echo density would build with time (as found in a real acoustic space).” (Costello, 2020)
If you’re looking for a nice warm analog delay reminiscent of a tape echo this plugin is NOT for you. As Sean Costello of Valhalla DSP puts it when talking about the algorithms. “They are unrepentantly digital, and unrepentantly un-natural. The Supermassive algorithms just want to be themselves.” (Costello, 2020)
I messed with it earlier today and was delighted with some of the things it could do. As a Star Trek fan and someone who’s fascinated by astronomical objects and stellar phenomenon. The chosen names for the plugins and its algorithms are a welcome treat.
Costello, S., 2020. The Philosophy Of Valhallasupermassive – Valhalla DSP. [online] Valhalla DSP. Available at: <https://valhalladsp.com/2020/05/06/the-philosophy-of-valhallasupermassive/> [Accessed 20 May 2020].