Baby Audio has ported the Crystalline plugin, a modern take on a vintage-style algorithmic reverb to iOS with AUv3 support.
In early April, Baby Audio released Crystalline, an algorithmic reverb plugin that is heavily inspired by legendary vintage reverbs like the EMS, Lexicon… During the development, the BA team asked themselves what these vintage hardware units would look like if the developers had today’s resources.
The result of this research is an algorithmic reverb that builds on classic hardware reverbs but with modern twists. And today, Baby Audio published Crystalline for iOS with the same feature set and sound quality.
Baby Audio Crystalline iOS
Baby Audio says the idea behind this reverb is to give users unprecedented creative control to shape reflections. It features four different tone-shaping sections: reflections, depth, clean-up, and shape.
Starting with the reflection core that lets you modify the room size, sparkle for emphasizing high frequencies, and stereo width control. Then, you have the depth section with a resolution parameter for modifying the complexity of the algorithm. Be careful, these modifications affect the CPU performance. The higher the more it draws power.
Modulation creates pitch variations, and shimmer shapes the high-frequency decay. Resulting in slow decays for shimmering reverb textures. The clean-up part gives you controls over damping, gate, and sides that keeps the low-end clean by removing stereo information. The latter makes classic gated reverbs possible.
Further, we have the shape section that consists of a tone EQ, smoothing for reducing the harshness, and transients control defines where reverb is applied. Either on the attack or sustain phases of the input signal.
Sync & Ducker
Besides these rich control sections, Crystalline offers other creative functionalities for in-depth sound design tasks. For example, you can sync the reverb start and decay times to the DAW tempo. Baby Audio promises cleaner mixes with this technology. There is also an automatic ducker function for the incoming signal. Additionally, you get a reverser and freezer for more experimental sounds.
Glad to see that Crystalline is now also available for iOS AUv3. Only the price is a bit high.
Baby Audio is available now for $29,99 USD on the Apple AppStore and runs as an AUv3 plugin. The macOS/Windows version is out now for an introductory price of $49,99 USD (reg. $99 USD).