Tiptop Audio - Halls of Valhalla ZDSP Cartridge
The Tiptop Audio - Halls of Valhalla ZDSP Cartridge makes every input signal sing like no other reverbs. There must be something in the algorithm by which a gentle output signal is achieved. Thanks to the voltage control of the 3 reverb parameters on the Z-DSP module, this effect will quickly get integrated into your system, and you will want to hear every sound through it.
Sean Costello has been working on code for the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP Eurorack processor for a few years now. He is pleased to finally announce his first product for the Z-DSP, a reverb cartridge called Halls of Valhalla.
The Halls of Valhalla is a reverb cartridge for the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP. The cartridge contains 8 original reverb algorithms, custom designed for the Z-DSP and the Eurorack environment. Voltage control over reverb decay, tone, and modulation allows the user to create reverbs ranging from small rooms to large halls to near-infinite decays.
The Halls of Valhalla brings the artifacts of fixed point digital signal processing to the forefront, resulting in a thickness and warmth that evokes the classic digital gear of the 1970s through the early 1990s. The goal of the algorithms is not to evoke physical environments, but rather to create unreal spaces that range from subtle to bombastic, from light to dark, with a lushness that turns simple input sounds into rich orchestral washes. The Halls of Valhalla brings the Valhalla DSP aesthetics into the hardware world: Minimalist interface, Maximalist sound.
The reverbs in the Halls of Valhalla are arranged in order of perceived size, from small to big to huge to uncomfortably enormous: